What killed the frog? :: Theory of the boiling frog

  

– When you put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water…
– And the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly…
– The frog keeps on adjusting with increase in temperature…
– Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore…
– At that point the frog decides to jump out…
– The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it lost all its strength in adjusting with the water temperature…
– Very soon the frog dies. What killed the frog?
Many of us would say the boiling water…But the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out…
We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront / face or even consciously move out/ on…
There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action…Fight it & do it with all your honestly, sincerity and full force.
On the other side, if you are 110% sure that environment is beyond control or the objective is not providing adequate incentive…leave your ego, quit and move on to more productive cause in life.
Not only this will avoid your unnecessary suffering, this make you a better and balanced leader of your life and task in hand.
Life is too short to stay in a ‘boiling-pot’ and not jump out.
Cheers!  

13 Packing Hacks That Will Change Your Life #WanderlustDiaries 

  
Whether you’re going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the ever-daunting task of packing—in your future.
Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don’t want to wrinkle your sweaters, break a precious bottle of Chanel No. 5, or worst case scenario: lose your bag at the airport, it’s time to streamline/safeguard your approach.
1. Roll, don’t fold clothes

  

It’s faster and will maximize your space! Reserve the classic layer cake fold for more delicate or wrinkle-prone fabrics.​
2. Stack your bras

 
Save space while helping your bras maintain their shape by stacking them on on top of each other. You can even store you underwear inside of the cups.
3. Cover your footwear with shoe bags or shower caps

  
“You never want dirty shoes touching your clothes,” says Bromstad, adding that the smell can transfer as well. Keep dirty shoes from mucking things up by placing them in shoes bags or shower caps, which are available at most hotels.
4. Pack two tops for every bottom

  
You’re more likely to re-wear a pair of bottoms, then a top. So to avoid overpacking, stick to this rule: pack two different tops (perhaps a blouse and a sweater) for every bottom. As far as bottoms go, Bromstad believes you should always have light and dark wash denim options.
5. Pack your clothes inside out

  
Another way to avoid wrinkles as well as prevent stains, is to pack your light colored clothes inside out. That way if theres any debris, your whites and pastels are safe.

​6. Pack the heaviest items closest to the wheels

  

Particularly when you’re dealing with rolling luggage, you have to consider how your items will respond to motion. One important rule of thumb is to keep all the heavy items stored towards the wheels so weight is distributed evenly.
7. Stick dryer sheets in your suitcase

  

“For that out of the laundry freshness, pack some dryer sheets in the bottom and top of your luggage,” advises Bromstad. “It keeps your clothes smelling clean.” A few sheets of Bounce is all you need.
8. Put your toiletries in a transparent bag

  
Keep your toiletries and makeup in a see-through pouch. It will not only keep things confined in case of a leak, but you’ll be able to see everything in one place, without digging through/mussing up your suitcase.
9. Put loose wires in a sunglasses case

  
To avoid messy tangles with your various wires, roll them up tightly and throw them in a sunglasses case, which is easy to open/close and won’t allow them to move around on the go. You can also do the same with jewelry.
10. Put breakables in socks​

  
When it comes to breakables, like a glass perfume bottle, take extra precaution by slipping it into a sock. This will also prevent it from scratching or catching on anything.

11. Capitalize on empty space

  

Every nook and cranny counts! So look for underutilized space, like the insides of shoes, for small essentials like headphones or change purses
12. Pack an empty tote for laundry

  
You might need a carry-all for a day trip or a bag to organize/isolate your laundry for the trip home.
13. Choose a practical suitcase with standout details

Losing your luggage is the ultimate packing pitfall, and it’s all the more likely when your suitcase blends in with thousands of others. Brand your bag with unique name tags or opt for a style in a bright color or print. Remember: it’s an extension of your personal style.
“Your luggage is a reflection of yourself so they should be stylish, practical, lightweight, and most definitely durable,” says Bromstad.

Via- Marie Clair’s post on The Cosmopolitan

Get more tips for ladies travel packing here 👉 Cosmopolitan

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Milk of Magnesia : the ‘holy grail’ of all primers

  

 

**Strictly for the shiny sisters😃 and by shiny iMean oily face😉.
There’s nothing wrong with having a shiny face, it totally has positive sides and all but when it comes to using makeup, it utterly isn’t fun because the makeup melts down a few hours after application and leaves u looking like a drag-Queen.

  
Now in a bid to quest for a proper primer that gives a matte-look, i tried ELF’s Mineral Infused Face Primer but the only thing it did was make my foundation look flawless and smooth but it did not stop the shine.

  
Got a hold of MAC’s PREP+PRIME Natural Radiance Base Lumière and it also gave my foundation a smooth setting but it did not do the trick iHoped for. Don’t get me wrong, these primers might work for people with normal skin or even ladies with shiny skin that live in a cold region , but as for tropical regions? Nope, they don’t do justice to the shine at all. 
Recently, a make up artist (MUA) looked at me and was like “iHave something for you, something you’d love to use for your shine”. That’s when she said iShould get Milk of Magnasia(MOM).
I went to a drug store the next day and got the MOM (which is originally used for constipation LOL). Tried it the next day and iWas like OH-My-Frigging-Gosh… A matte-look finally. I went the whole day with it and iDint have any shine, iEven had a nap and still no shine… It was a shine free matte-full day :D. It is totally a game changer for me!

   
 Application:
There are two ways to use this:
1. Apply MOM as a face mask to the skin and leave for 15 minutes then rinse off and apply your makeup. 
**Depending on your skin and type you may need to do this only a few times a week.
2. Shake the bottle of your MOM and apply to your face after your moisturizer and then apply foundation over it. YES you will have a very white face but the foundation will completely cover it and NO – you will not get flash back. And with MOM, you only need to apply half of the normal quantity of foundation you normally use (but hey, it’s not a hard and fast rule, you could still do what works best for you).

   
 Tip: 

-Use a mist spray (like MAC fix +) on your foundation brush or beauty blender as well before you begin your foundation routine and the rest of your makeup.

-You could mix MOM with water in a spray bottle works wonder.
NOTE: This tip is really for those with oily, very oily and combination skin. Dry skin types will hate this as it will feel like a clay mask and draw out all the moisture from your skin.
**Magnesium also has healing properties so its calming to most skin types.
How it works:

Magnesium salt is an osmotic laxative meaning it absorbs things. On your shiny skin, the salt sucks up the oil produced. But, if you apply too much it can definitely do this to your skin, pulling water out of it (yes, really), drying out your skin.

Say bye to splotchy makeup and aloha to a Shine free made up face :D.

Check out the vid’s about MOM below 

https://m.youtube.com/watchv=Yo–7AoJX5s

Caveat: 

Some people believe that MOM isn’t good for the skin because it alters the PH balance of your face, but out of everything I’ve read on that, there’s nothing convincing enough for me to believe it is harmful for people with genuine shiny face.  
You could speak to your dermatologist to be more safe :) 

10 things you don’t need to be happy.

  

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone(people) to love, something to do, and something to hope for. I don’t think anything could be closer to the truth, and yet all too often we find ways of complicating things for ourselves. We look for happiness where it does not exist – in shallow goals and desires – in possessions, quick thrills, and impressing the wrong people….

…. there are many other sources of true happiness as well. But as I’ve said, there are also lots of common traps – goals and desires that we think will bring us happiness, but actually do the exact opposite. Recognizing these traps is the key. In fact, I believe one of the best feelings comes when you realize that you can be perfectly happy without the things you once thought you needed.

With this in mind, consider the ten goals and desires (traps) below and how they may be holding you back. Each of them is popular in our culture, and thus common in our lives, but rather than contributing to our happiness, they rob us of it.
So say it out loud with me:
“To be happier, I do NOT need…”

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1: To please everyone – Be careful not to give so much of yourself to others that you end up completely losing yourself. When you go around pleasing everyone but yourself, you are the one that gets hurt in the end. The late and great Herbert Bayard Swope said it like this: “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” That is spot on advice if you ask me. Because truthfully, you are never going to please everyone anyway. At some point you will hold an unpopular opinion – one that gives you meaning and makes you feel alive. And when you do, you ought to hold on tight, tune out the noise, and make it count.

2: Everything to be easy – You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things no one else is doing. The things that frighten you. The things others can’t do for you. The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward. Because those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living – between knowing the path and walking the path – between a life of mediocrity and a life filled with happiness and success.

3: Certainty and guarantees – Some people build too many walls in their lives and not enough bridges. It sounds crazy, but they would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Don’t be one of them. Open yourself up. Take chances. Run free. To accomplish amazing things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Be a dreamer, a believer, and a courageous and cheerful thinker. Be a positive motivator, a productive doer, and a go-getter who keeps her head in the clouds and her feet on the ground. Let the spirit of passion and possibility ignite a fire within you to do something worthwhile today and every day, and don’t forget to spread your enthusiasm to those around you. (Read Daring Greatly.)

4: To be better than others – The size of our universe shrinks dramatically when we place ourselves at the center – when we think everyone is our competition – when we think we have to be richer, smarter, and more attractive than the person sitting next to us. Such a goal just keeps a person alienated and tirelessly running in place. Now, on the flipside, take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or smarter, or more attractive, who has not the slightest interest even in being better than anyone else: she’s free. Bottom line: Compete with yourself only.

5: More control over everything and everyone – Sometimes we put too much interest into trying to control every tiny aspect of our lives. Learn to relax and ride the path that life takes you sometimes. Incredible change will happen in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you do not. Freeing yourself from trying to control the insignificant and uncontrollable things lets you experience more of the goodness around you. In fact, the greatest joys are often the unexpected surprises that arrive when you are flexible and open to life’s twists and turns.

6: Immense moments of glory – Graduations, wedding days, lavish vacations – these times are often fun-filled and deeply celebrated, but these times pass, because time passes. This is something we rarely grasp at first. True, lasting happiness is found in the appreciation of all the small things. For me, there are random moments – tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to our home, ironing the seams flat on a dress shirt, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the sun rising over the Austin skyline, hearing a giggle from my son who’s playing in the other room – when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true happiness: arbitrary moments of sudden, throbbing appreciation for a life I feel privileged to lead. (Angel and I discuss this in more detail in the “Simplicity” chapter of 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)

7: Relationships that are “supposed to” provide happiness – Relationships are essential, but happiness originates from within. It is not dependent on external validation or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend entirely on the behavior and actions of others. Keep this in mind. Never give all your power to anyone else. Until you make complete peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have or who you’re with. Learn to love and respect yourself first, before loving the idea of other people loving and respecting you.

8: Perfect harmony in all relationships at all times – Harmony in relationships is nice when it’s sincere, but too often we try to fake it. Effective communication is king. You have to talk it out sometimes. After all, the only way to be happy in life is to live with integrity. This means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Being clear and asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create occasional tension. Behaving in ways that are in agreement with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not just what others believe. (Read The Mastery of Love.)

9: A superior time and place – The reason many people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. The key, of course, is to do the opposite. Appreciate your past without reliving it, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear. Life is simply too short to spend at war with yourself. Letting go of the past and future is your first step to happiness and peace in the present. Realize that you are today where your thoughts and actions have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts and actions today take you. Bottom line: You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to live is to press play, and dance.

10: Happiness 24/7 – Absolutely no one is happy all of the time. Because you simply can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes. This is a harsh truth, I know. Just keep in mind that it’s perfectly normal to experience considerable fluctuations in your level of happiness from day to day, month to month, and even year to year. Believing and expecting otherwise will only lead to disillusionment. But even when life is less than blissful, you are still in charge of how you respond. Choose positivity, always. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face the day, with a smile.

Afterthoughts

And let me leave you with this to think about: According to a recent scientific study published in the Journal of Research in Personality, overall levels of happiness decline from one’s teens until one’s 40s and then pick up again until they peak in one’s early 70s. So the chances are that your happiest days are yet to come. Hopefully that gives you something to smile about today.
Just keep doing your best by taking life moment by moment, complaining very little, and being grateful for the little things that mean a lot.

Your turn…
 So, which of the points in this post do you resonate with the most? What do you sometimes forget you do NOT need to be happier in life? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts and insights.

  
(curled via Marc & Angel ) 

The Pencil Parable.

The Parable Of The Pencil

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In the beginning, the pencil Manufacturer spoke to the pencil saying “there are five things you need to know before I send you into the world, so always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be”

1. You’ll be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.

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2. Occasionally you will have the painful experience of being pulled and sharpened,  but this is required if you are going to be a better pencil.

3. You have the ability to correct any mistake you make.

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4. The most important part of you will always be inside.
5. No matter what the condition is, you must continue your writing. You always drop a clear and legible mark no matter how difficult the situation.

The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding the purpose of the Manufacturer.

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Now, the thing is to replace the pencil with your person.

-Always remember the lessons and never forget, and you will become the best person you can.

1.You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow God’s hand to uphold you and direct you , and allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts that you possess.

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2. Occasionally you will experience a painful polishing, passing through various problems, but you will become a stronger person and complete.

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3. You will be able to correct the mistakes you’ve made and grow through them.

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4. The most important part of you is what is inside you.
5. On every surface you walk, you must leave your footprint, no matter what the situation, you must continue to serve God in everything.

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Everyone is like a pencil, created by the Maker for a unique and special purpose.
By understanding and remembering all this, let us proceed with our life on earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart and a relationship with God daily.

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We were all made to do great things.

P.s , this “Parable of the pencil” was one of the parting gifts iGot from Tutu Sholeye, the iron lady and tutor of life 💕…and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.

Life is too short to do anything but live a positive life of purpose.
ToOodles.

12 things that happy people do.

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Compliments of the 7th week of 2015 :) . Hope the year has been good to you. Either way, here’s a Quick Q: Are you a happy person? whether your answer is yes, no, or maybe, reading the dozen of things happy people do would be rewarding. Now carry on :D

“” Here are a dozen things that any of us — at any age or stage of life — can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives.

1. Express gratitude. — When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value. Kinda cool right? So basically, being grateful for the goodness that is already evident in your life will bring you a deeper sense of happiness. And that’s without having to go out and buy anything. It makes sense. We’re gonna have a hard time ever being happy if we aren’t thankful for what we already have.

2. Cultivate optimism. — Winners have the ability to manufacture their own optimism. No matter what the situation, the successful diva is the chick who will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on it. She knows failure only as an opportunity to grow and learn a new lesson from life. People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.

3. Avoid over-thinking and social comparison. — Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous. If we’re somehow “better” than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, it gives us an unhealthy sense of superiority. Our ego inflates — KABOOM — our inner Kanye West comes out! If we’re “worse” than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, we usually discredit the hard work that we’ve done and dismiss all the progress that we’ve made. What I’ve found is that the majority of the time this type of social comparison doesn’t stem from a healthy place. If you feel called to compare yourself to something, compare yourself to an earlier version of yourself.

4. Practice acts of kindness. — Performing an act of kindness releases serotonin in your brain. (Serotonin is a substance that has TREMENDOUS health benefits, including making us feel more blissful.) Selflessly helping someone is a super powerful way to feel good inside. What’s even cooler about this kindness kick is that not only will you feel better, but so will people watching the act of kindness. How extraordinary is that? A side note is that the job of most anti-depressants is to release more serotonin. Move over Pfizer, kindness is kicking ass and taking names.

5. Nurture social relationships. — The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships. Did you know studies show that people’s mortality rates are DOUBLED when they’re lonely? WHOA! There’s a warm fuzzy feeling that comes from having an active circle of good friends who you can share your experiences with. We feel connected and a part of something more meaningful than our lonesome existence.

6. Develop strategies for coping. — How you respond to the “craptastic” moments is what shapes your character. Sometimes crap happens — it’s inevitable. Forrest Gump knows the deal. It can be hard to come up with creative solutions in the moment when manure is making its way up toward the fan. It helps to have healthy strategies for coping pre-rehearsed, on-call, and in your arsenal at your disposal.

7. Learn to forgive. — Harboring feelings of hatred is horrible for your well-being.You see, your mind doesn’t know the difference between past and present emotion. When you “hate” someone, and you’re continuously thinking about it, those negative emotions are toxic for your well-being. You put yourself in a state of suckerism (technical term) and it stays with you throughout your day.

8. Increase flow experiences. — Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still. It’s when you’re so focused on what you’re doing that you become one with the task. Action and awareness are merged. You’re not hungry, sleepy, or emotional. You’re just completely engaged in the activity that you’re doing. Nothing is distracting you or competing for your focus.

9. Savor life’s joys. — Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy. It’s easy in a world of wild stimuli and omnipresent movement to forget to embrace life’s enjoyable experiences. When we neglect to appreciate, we rob the moment of its magic. It’s the simple things in life that can be the most rewarding if we remember to fully experience them.

10. Commit to your goals. — Being wholeheartedly dedicated to doing something comes fully-equipped with an ineffable force. Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere. When you’re fully committed to doing something, you have no choice but to do that thing. Counter-intuitively, having no option — where you can’t change your mind — subconsciously makes humans happier because they know part of their purpose.

11. Practice spirituality. — When we practice spirituality or religion, we recognize that life is bigger than us. We surrender the silly idea that we are the mightiest thing ever. It enables us to connect to the source of all creation and embrace a connectedness with everything that exists. Some of the most accomplished people I know feel that they’re here doing work they’re “called to do.”

12. Take care of your body. — Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be. If you don’t have your physical energy in good shape, then your mental energy (your focus), your emotional energy (your feelings), and your spiritual energy (your purpose) will all be negatively affected. Did you know that studies conducted on people who were clinically depressed showed that consistent exercise raises happiness levels just as much as Zoloft? Not only that, but here’s the double whammy… Six months later, the people who participated in exercise were less likely to relapse because they had a higher sense of self-accomplishment and self-worth.””

iBumped into the above dozen of stuff via Spesh’s world and iCouldnt resist sharing it.

Like Mark Twain thoughtfully said, twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Hope a thing or more from the post has touched your life positively :) . Remember, life is too short to be anything but happy. Live a fulfilled happy life and love thyself plus thy life.

Cheers!

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Texting/networking while driving: Guilty or naah??!

So many people around the globe are fascinated-by and addicted-to communication via texting and also ‘social networking'(twitter, FB, I.G, whatsapp etc).
Yes, it is super fast and easy to reach out and recive messages/media at the speed of light….but would you want your means of communication and networking to be your cause of death? of course your answer is NO.

Watch this video about how dangerous it is to text/network & drive, iPromise it would be worth every second of your time(and worth every data you burn^^). 👇👇

Truth be told,  a lot of people are guity of texting & checking social-media updates while driving  and they feel it is harmless and feel it’s not a bad thing. A lot of people think they have mastered the art of texting/networking and driving but it is a delusion. That quick look at your phone is longer than you think.

Imagine living your life knowing you killed someone for a text message. Imagine living your life after killing the people you carried in your car over a text message or a glimpse at a social-media.

Drop your cell phone while you’re driving, and if you absolutely must check your phone or send a message, pull over at a safe place and do that.
No text or social-media is so important that it is worth your life or someone elses.

Don’t be another accident waiting to happen.Dont text and drive.

I’ve been guilty of texting while driving a couple of times but today iTake a vow never to do that ever again ✋. What ever it is can wait, YES, it can surely wait.

Take the vow not to text/network and drive today, life is too short to die or kill someone over a text message or any social media. Drive safe and be safe.

With love from Q.B.

Inspired by Omar❤️

ToOodles☺.

Voicing out:::BringBackOurGirls

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My tears turn to prayers, and my prayers turn to thoughts-on-a-page as i engrave this dreadful incident that brought sadness to our Nation…

School activities turned to exam tension and exam tension turns to a horrible nightmare as the Chibok girls get kidnapped from school…

Minutes turn to hours, and hours turn to days & weeks, as the traumatized missing girls expect a rescue team to bring them home…

Shock turns to tears, and tears turn to anguish & helplessness as the parents of the Chibok girls await the rescue of their missing daughters…

A few voices turn to a thousand, and a thousand voices  turned to multiples as Nigerians protest for the missing girls to be rescued…

One Nation turns to more, and more Nations turn to much more as International communities join the BringBackOurGirls Movement…

Queries turn to anger, and anger turns to being stupefied as we are puzzled at why anyone would be so inhuman as to kidnap those innocent girls.

Inquisitions turn to accusations, and accusations turn to dismay as Nigerians watch the Government do little or nothing to rescue the Chibok girls…

My tears turn to voicing out “Help Our girls in any way you can” and my voicing out turns to my-thoughts-on-a-page as i hope and pray the Chibok girls get rescued…

Helplessness turns to prayers and prayers turns to hope as we
have faith in God to intercede and BringBackOurGirls safe and sound.

…The Amazing Vinegar…

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Hey you *waves*. Compliments of the new year…hope your year started on a good note :D …either way….iHave this new ‘craze’ that iGot to know about while iWas in search of hair care products some weeks back… iCouldnt just keep to myself *itching to share*…and without much ado about much talks, my new craze is non-other than *drum roll* the Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV).

Now before you go all…”D’uh! I Know vinegar and all”…hear me out ok…iDid a whole lot of research (online, by trial and also via friends that have good word about ACV)…just patiently read to the bottom of the post and trust me, you’ll find yourself wanting to have a bottle of vinegar in your kitchen, toilet or room….and hey this is for both  ladies and dudes.

I’ve always known about Vinegar, but little did i know that it is used in many more ways than just as a classic salad dressing ingredient (which iLearnt from my mum)….and before iDive into telling you what vinegar does from my research and trial…it is best you know what vinegar is (+made of).

Vinegar is a sour liquid that is generally used to flavor or preserve foods and also to clean things. Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar.
Vinegar can be made from all sorts of things like fruits, vegetables, and grains, and apple cider vinegar comes from pulverized apples, and that is my new craze .

Now here are some of the things you can use Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) for.

1) Hair Care:

ACV can be used to rinse your hair after a shampoo session. To do this, recycle an old shampoo bottle or buy any empty bottle and fill it with 1/2 or 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for better results.
ACV, when used as a rinse, will make your hair feel smooth and shiny, and provide a bit of extra clarification to remove oil and dirt. It balances your hair’s pH, which helps seal the cuticle and make the hair smoother. It can also help with dandruff, clear away greasy build-up, and soothe itchiness and irritation of the scalp. Make sure to rinse it out well afterwards so that your hair won’t feel crunchy.
Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will dissipate once your hair dries, so you don’t have to worry about smelling like salad all day.

2) Skin care:

-After shave for guys:
Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.

-Acne:
As mentioned earlier,ACV has antibacterial and antifungal properties to help prevent acne and skin infections. Apple cider kills bacteria, helps balance skin pH, and absorbs excessive oil from our skin. Use 1 part vinegar with 3-4 parts water. Apply to the skin using cotton swab and leave for ten minutes then rinse. Use 2 times every day. Don’t make a fuss about the smell, once the ACV is dry, the smell will disappear.

-Facial toner:
 A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade acne scars.(if your skin is sensitive, you might want to dilute acv to suit your sensitivity)
  Mix 1 part ACV with 2 parts water in a water bottle or jug with lid. Shake it up before you use it and pour some on a cotton swab (use after washing your face) and wipe on skin.
You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer.

-Warts:
For warts, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn’t return.

3) Infections:

-Candida:
The enzymes in apple cider vinegar also promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, and can help regulate candida issues.
How to take apple cider vinegar orally: Mix 1 tablespoon with a cup of water or herbal tea. (Apple cider vinegar is quite strong, and when taken straight can be harsh on the esophagus, so you’ll want to dilute it).

-Yeast Infections:
Add 1 ½ cups of apple cider vinegar into a bathtub filled with lukewarm water and then soak in it for about 20 minutes. This is done once a day for 3 days.
After 3 days of soaking, make a mixture consisting of 1 ½ cups of water and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This time use as a vaginal douche two times a day for 5 days.
After a few days of douching, start to drink a glass of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar once a day. This can help prevent the occurrence of yeast infections.

4) house cleaning:

Non-toxic cleaning spray:
Most cleaning supplies are full of harsh chemicals, so apple cider vinegar can surprisingly provide an excellent, cheap alternative to many cleaning products. It absorbs odors and has antibacterial properties.
Simply mix one part apple cider vinegar to one part water, and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on hard surfaces such as hardwood floors, microwave, windows, bathroom tiles, cabinets and countertops, then wipe it off with a rag. The mixture also works as a disinfectant

5) Sunburn relief:
While you should always strive to avoid skin damage by not staying out in the sun uncovered for more than 15 minutes, if you do accidentally find yourself burnt to a crisp, you can use apple cider vinegar to neutralize the burn. Dilute it in water and pat on the sore skin, or add a cupful to your bath.

6) Deodorant:
-Most commercial deodorants are antiperspirants, which block your ability to sweat. Since sweat is one of your body’s natural means of detoxification, blocking your ability to sweat can block your ability to detoxify. It might sound a little crazy, but you can actually use apple cider vinegar as a natural deodorant! Acv neutralizes stinky scents. Simply rub a bit of ACV in your underarms and it will absorb and minimize body odors. The vinegary smell dissipates once it dries.

-Helps Body Odor:
 It helps adjust the skin’s pH level which helps to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Take a cotton ball filled with ACV and wipe it directly on the part where you have body odor.

7) weight loss:

For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar) as it is said to help you feel fuller and eat less.

Note-In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant decline in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.
Nutritionists believe that combining Vitamin B6 and Lecithin with Apple Cider Vinegar is what helps.

8) Detox:

As part of balancing the body’s pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.

9) Salad dressing:
-apple cider vinegar is a classic salad dressing ingredient, which you can definitely get a little creative with! While olive oil, the most commonly used oil for salad dressing, is not permitted on the therapy, you can mix your ACV with flax oil and lemon or orange juice, and perhaps even whirr it all together in a blender with a clove of garlic and a bit of onion.

Miscellaneous uses:
It is also believed that ACV does the following….
-Prevents Indigestion – Add 1 teaspoon of honey + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to warm water and drink 30 minutes before you eat.
-Soothes Sore throat – Mix 1/4 Warm water with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar every hour.
-Help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol when you drink it regularly.
-Foot Odor – Add 2/3 cup of ACV to a pan with warm water and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes.
-Bad Breath – Add 1/2 tablespoon ACV into 1 cup of water and gargle every other day.
-Diabetes – helps to control high blood sugar levels.
Cellulite – Mix 3 parts apple cider vinegar with 1 part Vitamin E oil and massage the into the skin two times a day.
-Diarrhea – The pectin in ACV coats the inflamed colon lining. Add 2 tablespoons of ACV vinegar to some water in a large glass – can be taken 3 times a day when you have symptoms.
-High cholesterol: A 2006 study showed evidence that vinegar could lower cholesterol.
-Hiccups: when you have a spurt of those annoying hiccups, drink some ACV with water.
-Stuffy Nose: Sip some ACV and water. This helps sinus drainage.
Rich in enzymes & potassium.
-Beat the Exhaustion from Working out – When you exercise, lactic acid can build up in the body, causing fatigue. Since ACV has amino acids, it can help reverse this. It also contains potassium and enzymes that can help relieve feeling tired. Try drinking some mixed with water after a workout.

Caveat:
If your skin is the sensitive type(or easily prone to react), you should dilute the ACV to a minimum concentration, and also if you have any serious health condition or are under any special medication, be sure to ask your doctor before you start taking or using apple cider vinegar, just to make sure it is safe for you to use.

P.s…another good thing about ACV is that it is quite affordable and easy to get at most stores and market.

Now if you know more uses of ACV please do share :) and also if you have used ACV and have a positive testimony please do share.

Either way, iHope this bit of info was worth your time.
Take care of yourself and catch you on the flip side of my next post.
…Toodles! :D .

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