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!

Travel The World Aboard ‘The World’ – A Luxury Residential Ship

The World is a luxury residential ship that is the only one of its kind. With more than 160 apartments aboard the ship, it has numerous amenities for you that won’t have you missing land life at all. Floating from destination to destination, The World travels around the globe while its residents live their everyday lives as usual.
 
But how do they decide on where to travel to? Residents of The World have a yearly get-together where they brainstorm ideas on where to travel throughout the year, and every couple of months they partner with experts in the travel industry, to travel to some of the most remote places on the planet.
 

 
Sounds like something you’d want to be a part of? Well, fortunately for you, one of their three bedroom spaces just went for sale! Unfortunately though, not everyone will be able to afford a spot aboard the ship, as spaces sell as high as $15 million.
 
But with over 3,000 square feet of space on a luxury cruise ship that you can do with whatever you like, it doesn’t surprise us that a spot like that goes for that much. Featuring everything you’d find in your local neighborhood, even a tennis court, we’re sure that embracing a life on water would be much better.
 

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

Burger King Announces Whopper Toothpaste

Burger King has been known for their hi-jinks while partaking in the April fool’s celebrations, but coming out a few days before the actual date has the internet a bit confused.
 
Still unsure whether this is an amazing April fool’s prank or actual expansion into dental hygiene, as there have been reports saying this product will be made readily available in locations in France and pharmacies overseas. You can check the commercial out for the product below:
 

 
For those who love the taste of whoppers, this product seems to be for you. For the rest of us, maybe not so much.
 
We’re waiting to see if this product actually hits store shelves, or remains just another prank on the internet.
 

Riots Erupt in Georgian City of Batumi

Hundreds have protested against the police in Georgia for arresting several men who refused to accept parking fines. The protesters tried to storm a police building; therefore, tear gas and rubber bullets were used against them to scatter them.
 

 
Sources have shared that there were roughly 1,000 people in the area, who had surrounded the cities primary police station. The area was in utter chaos, as over a dozen cars were set ablaze and pushed over upside down by the crowds.
 

 
Reports say over 20 people have been injured from the events, logged from those who were willing to check themselves into the hospital, with over half of those police officers trying to contain the situation. On top of that, almost 50 people had been detained, after the riots came to a halt early Sunday morning.

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.
 

New Record for Longest Commercial Flight

A world record for the longest commercial flight was reached when a Boeing 777 landed in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday. After departing from Doha, Qatar the aircraft flew over 9,031 miles, making it the longest recorded flight. 17 hours and 30 minutes were the scheduled time for that leg, and the aircraft made its return in Doha on Monday evening.
 

 
The record was previously held the by The Gulf Rival Emirates. Its Dubai to Auckland service is now the world’s second longest at 14,199 kilometers.
 

Kisenosato Becomes the First Japanese Born Yokozuna

Kisenosato became the first Japanese-born sumo champion, a feat that hasn’t been achieved in years by a local. The sport’s governing body unanimously approved him as the 72nd Yokozuna at its executive committee meeting.
 

 
He was jubilant when told this news, as the position was dominated by foreigners over the years.
 

 
He said that he struggled hard to achieve this title, but it looks like all his hard work and determination have finally paid off. This marks the 72nd Yokozuna for the Japan Sumo Association.

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.