Another Season, Another Change – Post Summer Cleansing

Fall is coming, and with summer slowly coming to an end, it brings in the desire to go into the next season with a rejuvenated body and mind. Fall is a season of self reflection, awareness and mindfulness, and what better represents that better than a cleansing of the mind, body and soul.
 
There are numerous things that you can do to go about it, but here we’re looking for simplistic ways to get things in motion, easy ways to start off and cleansing yourself from within. Here’s some things that you can keep in mind, and try for yourself.
 

Cleansing of the Mind

 

 
We want to start by ridding the body of any negativity you may have, whether they’re negative thoughts and perceptions weighing you down, but we want to release them and let them go. According to psychologist Drew Wentworth, “continuously thinking about negative thoughts will only lead you to thinking more about them, leading to further depression and unhappiness.”
 
Drew suggests that we move from negative to positive psychology, where we rid our minds of negative thoughts, and create a more positive environment in our minds. Here is an exercise that he recommends we try out:
 
Write down 3 things that are going well in your life, and why they’re going so well. Do it once a day, for an entire week.
 

Cleansing of the Body

 

 
In order to feel better about ourselves, we need to feel great physically. Instead of going out and buying the latest crazes and trends in health products, there are simple things that you can try out for yourself, and see if it makes a difference for you. This can include:
 
Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet
 
These next mentioned foods have a reputation with their abilities to cleanse and detoxify the body naturally, so be sure to add them into your grocery list when you’re out shopping.
 
• Artichokes
• Avocados
• Beets
• Blueberries
• Cabbage
• Kale
• Spinach
• Flax oil & seeds
• Onion
• Apples
• Wheatgrass
• Garlic
• Grapefruit
 
You can simply try and add at least one of these ingredients into your recipes, or take a bunch to throw together into a nice and easy smoothie.
 

Cleansing of the Soul

 
On top of your body and mind, cleansing the soul is great for enriching your spirit, helping you overall with all aspects of your health. By doing this cleanse, you’ll be able to better understand your purpose, think more clearly, and feel more content about life by putting things in a better perspective. Here are some things that you can try out for yourself:
 
Meditation
 

 
Here we’re not talking about setting aside hours of your day, with your legs crossed, arms out, eyes closed and humming. It can be as simple as taking a couple of minutes out of your day, sitting down in a quiet area to do some reflection, all while keeping your breathing in check. Make sure that the place that you’re in is free of distractions. It’s a great way to organize your thoughts and see what’s most important to you.

Scientists Accidentally Discover Plastic Eating Caterpillar

Plastic is one of the most useful inventions made by humans, but with the amount of convenience it has given us, a mountain of problems has come with it. Tonnes of waste fill our oceans, landfills and wash up on shores, and there needs to be something done about it. With the discovery of the wax worm, scientists are now thinking that have a solution to our problems.
 
It was unknown to researchers and scientists around the planet that a natural creature was capable of digesting plastic. A hobbyist beekeeper was tending to her hives, when she took out the wax worms that would often snack on the beeswax inside the hives, and when placing them into a plastic bag, she discovered that they ate their way out.
 

 
Upon further studying it, they found that the worms were able to digest the plastic, rather than simply biting through it. Now, scientists are trying to devise ways to utilize the wax worm to reduce the amount of plastic waste that is found around the world.
 
Now I bet you’re thinking, why don’t we just dump a bunch of these into our landfills and let these wax worms just eat everything? Well, researchers have thought about that solution, but would pose a problem within our food chains. It is still unknown whether the toxins contained within plastics could cause problems as they work their ways up through predators, so until more research is done, it’s a solution that’s going to be put on hold until further analysis.
 

 
Instead, researchers are trying to find the enzyme within the creatures that is responsible for the plastic digestion. Fingers crossed they find it soon!

Singapore Ranked Most Expensive Country In The World

For 4 consecutive years running now, Singapore has been named the most expensive city to live.
 
According to research done by economists, they’ve compiled a report with the results of a cost of living survey that went out in countries across the world. This survey logged the prices paid for hundreds of products and services, which include the costs of basic necessities, daily travel, and household items.
 

 
The survey used New York City as their constant and the compared city gets its rank heightened or lower, based on the reported costs from the surveys.
 
Within the top 10 list, New York City is also the only on the list to come from North America. A majority of cities dominating the list come from Asia, making up half, with Europe following close behind at 4. You can check out the full list below:
 

 
10. Copenhagen, Denmark
9. New York City, United States
8. Paris, France
7. Geneva, Switzerland
6. Seoul, South Korea
5. Osaka, Japan
4. Tokyo, Japan
3. Zurich, Switzerland
2. Hong Kong
1. Singapore

Popular Events Around the United States

Philadelphia Flower Show:


 
Philadelphia flower show will provide the new look of endless flower fields of Holland to the visitors that are coming to the show. This festival is billed as the largest events in the U.S and runs through March 19. Last year around 255,000 people came to visit this festival.

Geneva Motor Show 2017:


 
New concepts and models were introduced at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. Numerous impressive Hypercars made their appearance in the show. Here are some of the best Hypercars that were featured there.
 
• Aston Martin Valkyrie
• Emerson Fittipaldi EF7
• Spyker C8 Preliator
• Lamborghini Huracan
• Pagani Huayra Roadster
• Ferrari 812 Superfast
• McLaren 720S
• Singaporean Vanda Dendrobium
 
Many other Hypercars were also shown there but these cars grabbed the attention of most visitors unanimously.

US National Weather Service Declares State of Emergency for North-Eastern States

Severe blizzard warnings were issued throughout numerous states located in the North-Eastern states of the U.S., disrupting services and travel around the areas.
 
Winds reaching upwards of 60 mph had been reported, with authorities advising those wishing to hit the roads to abandon their plans and stay indoors. It has been reported that these storms had affected over 50 million people throughout the area.
 

 
Meteorologists had predicted that at its worst, snowfall could reach somewhere around 4 inches per hour, which had cities closing down roads, delay and cancelling flights in and out of their cities. Unless absolutely necessary, everyone was ordered to stay in their homes.
 

 
It has been reported that almost 7,000 flights were cancelled, as conditions were too terrible to risk any take-offs and landings, with the harsh winds blowing.

Emma Watson Explains Why No More Selfies With Fans

The former Harry Potter movies’ star, Emma Watson, has revealed why she doesn’t take pictures with fans anymore. Watson also referred to her struggles with self-doubt and on having a normal life when her Hermione’s days were reaching the end.
 
“I’ve been doing this since I was a child, which has made me thought, ‘is this a fit for me? I don’t know if this will all work out,” she said in an interview. “But as time goes on, I’ve thought it over, and I think everything is well.”
 

 
It must be hard having this kind of life, and more for Watson, who tried to change things a little bit back in 2009 when he attended to Brown University. Back in the days, Emma even thought about quitting acting, due to her fame troubles. “It started getting to the point where I realized that there was no turning back. If I wanted to pursue something else, now this would be the best time for that,” she shared.
 
There are a lot of troubles in this world, and she has seen them very close. That’s the main reason why she doesn’t take selfies with fans (besides premieres and red carpet events).
 

 
“When someone snaps a photo of me and then posts it on social media, within seconds that information of where I am gets leaked onto the internet. Now they can quickly identify who I am, by what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I don’t like that at all, it makes me easily trackable,” said Emma.
 
However, she had made clear that there’s no problem if fans have a question about Harry Potter. Emma also says that she can talk with fans for a while, but remarking that pictures are not allowed. I’ll answer, ‘We can talk, and I’ll answer any and every Harry Potter related question, but I don’t take a photo.’ I’m more choosy about how I interact with my fans. But there are exceptions to the rule; I don’t say no to children.”
 
This seems like the best choice to her, seeing his past and the events she has gone through during all her years as an actress. So, who can blame Emma? I’m pretty sure that absolutely nobody.

Suicide Bombers Attack Shrine in Pakistan

Being labeled as one of the worst moments in the history of Pakistan, there was a suicide bombing inside the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. Located in Sehwan, Pakistan, it has been estimated that at least 90 people were killed within the shrine, with over 300 more severely injured during the attack.
 

 
The attack happened when pilgrims had been inside the shrine, performing a Sufi ritual following their evening prayers.
 

 
Taking responsibility for the bombing, The Islamic State of Iran have gone on record to say that it was their doing.
 

Justin Bieber Slammed Into Glass During Celebrity NHL Game

In an exhibition game taking place during NHL All-Star weekend, Justin Bieber was slammed into the boards by Chris Pronger. The game, which starred some of the greats in hockey, as well as numerous celebrity additions, took place on Saturday night.
 
Looking to make a response of his own to show that he was no slouch on the ice, Bieber showcased his skills out on the ice while scoring an empty net goal. That wasn’t the only achievement of the night, as the pop superstar went on to grab an assist, prompting his team to victory, with an overall score of 5-3 in the Celebrity Shootout contest.
 

 
Another celebrity on the ice, Cuba Gooding Jr. went on to make a joke about Bieber’s performance in the game, “It only took 25 shots, but he finally got one in.”
 
“I had no clue that he actually had some skills on the ice, he can play,” claimed Gooding, whose goal won the game for Team Gretzky.
 

Nigerian Military Mistakenly Bombs Refugee Camp

This is reported to be one of the worst news stories of January 2017.
 
A Nigeria Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp while it was on a mission against Boko Haram extremists. It killed more than 100 refugees and wounded aid workers. According to a red cross worked it killed 20 volunteers with the support group.
 

 
The horrific event had taken place in the town of Rann, where over 2 million victims were looking for shelter. The town was filled with residents looking to flee from militants of Islam,
 
It is for the first time when Nigeria’s military has accepted to making such a mistake.
 

Twitter Goes Crazy Over Celebrity Death Hoax Involving Tony Hawk

Social media, more specifically Twitter, was going crazy over a fake news statement that claimed Tony Hawk had passed away from overdosing on opiates. News quickly circulated around the social media platform, which in turn led back to Hawk, who was quick to jump on Twitter to announce that he was still alive and breathing.
 


 
In his response, Hawk shared a video with his followers showing that everything was okay, and that he was on a snowboarding trip at a ski resort.
 


 
Following the post, he went on to state that people need to be more wary about what they read on the internet, and not everything posted is true.
 
This wasn’t the first time that Hawk was targeted for a death hoax, as back in 2012, there was a news story circulating that the professional skateboarder was involved in a fatal car crash that took his life. Fortunately, both stories were untrue so fans of the skating icon can breathe easy.