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Dublin’s Fair City

Dublin is, as you might well expect, a very green city. It is full of trees and parks and little houses and winding roads. There are very few high-rise buildings in Dublin and this means that no matter where you are in the city, every time you look up you see a huge expanse of sky. Yes, it is true that usually the sky is unrelentingly grey, and the stereotypes about the rain are also (unfortunately) accurate, but it’s still nice for a city to feel so open to the elements.

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A river – the river Liffey – runs through the centre of town. When the Vikings came to Ireland they called Dublin ‘Dubh Linn’ or ‘Black Pool’ because of the darkness of the river, and this is the origin of the city’s name, an Anglicisation of the Irish language. It is easy to imagine the Vikings living their lives along the riverbank, sailing up and down in their brightly-coloured boats and making their intricate gold jewellery which can now be seen in the National Museum of Ireland.

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There are many things to see in Dublin. It is a small but interesting city with beautiful Georgian houses and a park that is one of the largest walled city parks in Europe. On a nice day you can go and picnic at the zoo (which is contained within the park), visit the President’s residence and see the herd of deer that roam the land there, keeping the grass short and the views interesting. If you venture into the centre of town, you will find Dublin Castle, which started out as a defensive fort and is now a beautiful building used for government affairs. There is also an area known as Temple Bar which is popular with tourists. Temple Bar is a cultural hub, home to the Irish Film Institute, a children’s theatre, some second-hand boutiques and many, many traditional pubs. On Saturdays there is a lively food market. Other interesting sights are the Iveagh Gardens (a badly-kept secret in the heart of the city), the National Gallery (a fusion of architecture both old and new, with stunning paintings from around the world), and the General Post Office which still bears battle scars from the 1916 Easter Rising against the English.

view-of-liffey-river-at-night-in-dublinSince Ireland is a relatively tiny country, and potatoes seem to have been the staple food for far too many years, there is not much by way of a native cuisine. One can find really delicious food in traditional Irish pubs, particularly on Sunday, and there are some Irish dishes that are hearty and delicious, but really what is remarkable about Dublin today is that the city and the people in it are so cheerfully welcoming of foreign food. You can find anything you might look for in Dublin; English fish & chips, American diners, Chinese take-aways, Moroccan tagines, Japanese sushi platters, Spanish tapas, Indian curries, Lebanese platters… the list is endless. The Irish have embraced this positive aspect of globalisation with gusto. There is something for everybody by way of food and almost always with very high quality ingredients. There has been a strong push in Ireland in recent years towards organic, healthy food and this has been reflected in the menus around the city.

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Of course, outside of Dublin there is a wealth of places to explore, and each county in Ireland has its quirks and treasures, but if you’d like to explore a friendly, bustling little city, Dublin might be right up your alley!

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Lose Your Weight with Help of Fruit Juices

fruit-juiceIt would be quite smart of you, if you consider that you can lose your weight by consuming natural juices. Various doctors and health instructors also advise to take account of fruits and vegetable juices into your daily intake, particularly if you intend to reduce your weight in a secure manner. Imbibing juice not only provides added vitamins to your body, but also offers minerals and electrolytes.

Juices do not give vital cell building matter like fats, carbohydrates, fiber and proteins. All these nutrition are essential for appropriate functioning of human body, therefore it is not an astute act to survive the whole day on juice only. Juices must be pooled with light meals and should not be considered as meal in itself.

You should combine juices in between your meals like you can start you day with a glass of juice, then you can consume it with your lunch, but make sure to have a less quantity of meal because you have to satisfy your remained hunger with that juice. You can also add juice to dinner and other suppertimes. Following are some juices that can aide you in burning fats.

Orange Juice

orange-juiceOrange juice is the biggest means to consume vitamin C.  It enhances your metabolism therefore is best to digest the meal. It not only gives you the benefits of vitamin C but also of vitamin A and other nutritional fibers that soothe the regular functioning of body. It possesses other various benefits as well thus take a glass of orange juice daily to get the best results.

Kiwi Juice

kiwi-juiceKiwi fruits contain such fibers that keep your stomach full for extended time and consequently you do not feel famished soon. If you are on weight loss diet then avoid adding sugar to reduce the sour taste. It contains calcium that helps to control weight.

Lemon Juice

lemon-juiceThis is the best for its fat emulsifying characteristics. The rich amount of citric acid and vitamin C in this is exceedingly supportive in burning additional fats. The best way to witness quick results is to consume lemon juice with empty stomach after waking up in morning. This is the best way to burn fats.

Acai Berry Juice

acai-juiceThis juice is rich in Vitamin B, fibers, protein and antioxidants. All these contents are promising in reducing weight. Therefore consume it within a few hours of preparation and again do no add sugar to it.

Water Melon Juice

Watermelon juice is said to be the finest fruit juice in reducing weight. This is free of fats and cholesterol and rich in water therefore consumption of one glass of watermelon juice cwatermelon-smoothiesan satisfy the need of water in your body, but that certainly doesn’t mean that you stop taking water. Water has it’s own significance and that cannot be overlooked.

These were some of the fruit juices that are helpful in burning fats and losing weight. If you add these juices to your daily diet then you will feel the change in your weight and appearance. You probably would look cool after losing weight.

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Safety travel tips for you

Traveling to a new destination can be an exciting experience. However, it can also be your worst nightmare if anything were to go wrong while in a foreign land. This makes it paramount to follow various safety travel tips to avoid incidents of being a victim of different risks. Ultimately, you are likely to enjoy your trip more if you stay safe.

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What do you pack? Although you may have the temptation to carry with you some of your expensive jewelry and family valuables throughout your travel, traveling with them may attract unnecessary attention. This makes you an easy target of thieves. When packing for travel, try to carry the essentials only. Additionally, only carry what you can comfortably carry around without putting it down.

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Do not carry all your credit cards with you during your travel. Carry one or two and have a maximum spending limit set by the credit card company. This can be a great way of ensuring loss of the credit card during your travel does not come with major financial consequences. Carry less cash and have your money on the credit card or travelers cheques. Additionally, pack each of your personal documents in separate places to avoid incidents of losing all of them at once.

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Where do you book your hotel room? Although this may seem obvious, there are many fake hotel bookers online thus making everyone a target. If it is your first time to travel abroad, talk to someone who has used a particular hotel booking website to determine its credibility. This can protect you from losing money when booking a hotel room and even exposing your credit card details to scammers. You can also eliminate the inconveniences you may have to face upon arrival when your booking details do not show on the hotel’s bookings for that day.
When you book a hotel room, booking one in the middle floors is ideal, since it is high enough to keep off anyone climbing at night and low enough for fire extinguishers to access in case of a fire.

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Know the local laws Once you travel to a foreign country, you are subject to that country’s laws. The things that are okay in your home country may be illegal in another country. Understand how to handle matters relating to firearms, drug use, purchasing antiques, traffic laws, photography and other laws. You should talk to your embassy or consular before traveling to be briefed on specific things to watch out for when you travel to a certain country.
Safe travel tips: Avoid instances of traveling alone at night. If you have traveling companions, always go with them to any location. In such places, avoid getting too comfortable with strangers since some may try to drug you. Additionally, park your car in properly lit places and using dark and dingy short cuts at night.

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Remedies for the Treatment of Damage and Dry Hair

 

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Everything whether it is cold unkind wind or a burning hot straightening iron harms your hair and makes it dry and brittle. But the life does not end on this dry hair. You should combat your brittle hair by following proper dry hair care tips. This article discusses some of Dry Hair Care tips to re-establish its glow and shine.

Natural Remedies

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Your foremost option should be natural resources to cure your damage hair. Application of yoghurt or egg is excellent on brittle hair. Bananas and avocados are very effective moisturizers for dry hair. Apply these on your hair leave it for at least 15 to 20 minutes and then wash with shampoo thoroughly.

Avoid Extra Products

Too much usage of artificial hair products lead to hair damage. The major cause of dry hair is using alcoholic products. Never use those products which contain alcohol for it dries your scalp. Always use rich and moisturizing products for frizzy and dry hair.

Use Dryer Carefully

Hot air is not good for the health of hair. Hot air damages your hair and they become brittle. Always use your dryer on cool settings. Use it at a certain distance and do not keep it at a certain spot for long time this is really harmful for your hair because dry hair are very sensitive.

Be Gentle

hair-beauty-careBe gentle with your hair. Try to not to comb your hair harshly. Use a moisturizer for your hair whenever you blow dry or straighten your hair for these processes make your hair dryer. Avoid rubbing your hair with your towel roughly to dry. Hair is most vulnerable when it is dry hence treat them gently. Do not comb your hair when your hair is wet as it is very fragile at that time. Wait until it get dry and then gently comb or brush your hair.

Choosing a Right Shampoo

It is very necessary for you to opt for such shampoo which contains the essential oil for your hair. You should know your skin tone first and then opt for the richest and best shampoo for you which suites your hair the best.

Conditioning

Conditioning your hair is inevitable part of dry hair care. Always use a conditioner after shampoo. Conditioner helps your hair to restore its nourishment and the lost essential oils. Washing your hair only with shampoo lacking conditioner is not sufficient. Apply it on your hair gently for few seconds and then rinse thoroughly because any residue of conditioner would help dust to get on your hair.healthy-food-in-heart-diet-abstract-concept

Proper Diet

Without healthy food, you cannot enjoy healthy hair. You should add fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. At least 8 glasses water should be part of your daily intake for it helps your hair to be hydrated. Take all nutrients and multivitamins as well.

Adequate Oiling

woman-holding-glass-jug-with-virgin-olive-oil-skincare-and-haircare-conceptDry hair is often a result of dry scalp. Hence proper massage at least once a month can provide your hair the missing essential oils. Apply oil with your fingertips gently on your scalp. Then apply it on your hair very softly in order to not to break them. It will help to re-enhance the essential oils of your hair.

These tips should be practiced accurately for effective result. Other measures to be done are to cover your hair properly when you go outside and wash them at least twice a week

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Natural Eye Treatment and Tips for Eliminating Dark Circles

eye-creams-containing-vitamin-kWe survive in this wonderful world with the help of our sense organs but among those five organs, our eyes are the most significant and magnificent organ it link us to this marvelous world as well as to take equivocal actions while facing physical risks. Hence care of eyes is very vital from birth to bereavement. Dark circles around eyes are very common among adults. But this is not something that cannot be cured. Dark circles around eyes can be remedied by taking proper care and making preventive measures. Some useful tips are given below to enlighten the dark circles around eyes.

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¨       Cut three slices of cucumber and crush them using a muslin cloth and extract the juice. Dip cotton pads in that juice for 2 to 3 minutes and then put it on eyelids and darkened spots. Leave it for 15 minutes and relax yourself. Repeat this activity for 3 to 4 days for finest consequences.

Take a teaspoon of tomato mash, 1 teaspoon of gram flour, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 pinch of turmeric powder. Blend all these ingredients and make a paste. Apply the paste smoothly on your eyelids and the darkened spots and leave it for almost half an hour. Clean softly with slightly wet cotton pads after half an hour. Continue this activity for a week to get good results.

¨       Take one teaspoon of honey and half teaspoon of almond oil. Mix them properly and apply that fusion softly on eyes before bedtime. Continue this action for a week to get fines results.

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¨       Take a potato and make slices of it and put these slices on your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also crush those slices with muslin cloth and then put them on eyes. Relax for 15 to 20 minute and then remove them. Don’t forget to apply cream to remove all residues. It will also give effective result against bulging eyes.

¨       Take five almonds and soak them in water for a whole night. Peel them in the morning and eat them by chewing properly with a glass of milk. Repeat it for 3 weeks to get good results.

¨       Take cold water in a container and add some drops of Vitamin E oil. Soak cotton pads in this for about 5 minutes and then put them on eyes and relax for 20 minutes. Make a habit to repeat this every day to have refresh and glowing eyes.

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¨       Make mixture of turmeric powder with pineapple juice and apply it on the darkened areas for 15 to 20 minutes and then wipe it off. Repeat this for one week to get rid of dark circles.

¨       Take some mint and crush it. Apply the mash around eyes on darkened areas for 10 to 15 minutes and then clean it. Continue this activity for 3 weeks to lighten your dark circles.

¨       Almond is very fine skin nutriment and helps a lot to get rid of dark circles. Take some almond oil and apply it on darkened areas along with a gentle massage at bed time regularly for 2 to 3 weeks. It will definitely give improved result.

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¨       Add 2 to 3 drops of castor oil in rose water and dip cotton pads in that fusion and place them on eyes and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Make a habit to repeat this regularly to get good results.

Above all these treatments add vitamin A and C in your diet. Avoid excessive make up and sleep well.

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