Hot chili peppers can be extremely beneficial for keeping blood pressure in check. People who crave very spicy food usually do not have a desire for salty food. A large study done in China reported that capsaicin, the spicy component of chili peppers, stimulated the same area of the brain as did salt. In so doing, it made the brain more sensitive to salt which potentially made a person consume less salty foods. Results of the study were published in “Hypertension”. The test had 606 participants. All were given water with different amounts of capsacin. The more of the hot spice that was present the less of a desire for salt was recorded. Another benefit of red and green peppers is that they are the highest source of Vitamin C.
In 2010 New York city made it legal to keep beehives within city limits. There are now some 500 beekeepers in the five boroughs. Bees can work for up to a three mile radius from their hives doing the job of pollinating all the local neighborhood gardens. Two hives can produce as much as 30 pounds of honey during the season. In fact, the Church of the Holy Apostle in Chelsea has hives on its roof and sells its honey after Sunday service. Eating local honey may also be helpful for someone who suffers from allergies within the city limits by strengthening their immune response to what triggers their sensitivity.
East Indian girls who are born during the astrological period when Mars and Saturn are in the Seventh house are said to be doomed in marriage. These unfortunate girls are given the name Mangliks. Because of their birthday, they are destined to have an unhappy marriage and will even be responsible for bringing early death to their husbands. There is however a solution. The Manglik must marry a tree, then cut it down in turn breaking the curse so they can live happily ever after.
The true definition of power is possession of control, authority or influence over others. In having power what influence does it have over leadership style? Can it have both a positive as well as a negative effect. If you observe someone who holds a position of power you may get the impression that in order to have power you need to be forceful, aggressive and dominant. Isn’t power more about bringing our talents and voice to the world without stepping on others. Can we use our power over people to have them in turn create support for others that surround them. Some psychologists believe it is a question of moving from an I-centric outlook to more of a we-centric way of thinking. In this way using your power of influence to encourage a collaborative effort instead of a competitive one. It would seem that instead of fearing someone in power more people would recognize a position of power as one who is making a significant contribution to the greater good. Wouldn’t it be appropriate if respect was reserved for the person of power because that individual possesses positive attributes. Power can have a wonderful effect on others if it is accompanied by positive energy, endurance, empathy, humor and charm. The end goal offering guidance in an attempt to motivate others.