Friday, 18 August 2017

When I'm 64... VII

The Fountain Of Youth
22 Offbeat Ways to Live Longer

Since the beginning of time, man has searched far and wide for the fountain of youth—the mystical elixir said to keep you eternally young. And while such a thing may not exist, science is honing in on the keys to slowing the ageing process. Experts believe that only around 30% of ageing is genetic; the other 70% depends on the choices we make. If you plan to stay forever young, follow these 22 unusual tips to maintain vitality and vigor.

Your Diet: Cook with Turmeric: Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, revitalizes your skin by working closely with collagen to stabilize it; this reduces scarring and boosts overall skin quality.

Drink a Lot of Coffee: A 12-year-long study of coffee drinkers revealed that men and women who drink six cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dying by 10% and 15%, respectively.

Eat Asparagus: Among other healthy things, the green chute is extremely rich in folic acid, or vitamin B9, which reduces the risk of cancer and may prevent also strokes.

Eat Less: Reduce your daily calorie intake by 25%-30%. One study showed that the hearts of monkeys who were fed less functioned as well as those who were 15 years younger.

Eat Porridge: A study of 400,000 men and women revealed that those who ate fibre-rich foods reduce their chances of dying prematurely by a fifth.

Eat Tomato Puree Every Day: Tomatoes, which contain lycopene, are great at protecting your skin from sunburning and sun-related ageing. A Newcastle study revealed that women who ate 5 tablespoons of tomato paste daily had 33% more sunburn protection.

Include Tofu and Sweet Potato in Your Diet: Residents of Okinawa, Japan, are some of the longest living in the world. Live as long as they do by adding beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes to your daily diet, as well as 340 grams of tofu.

Take Pine Bark Supplement: Studies show that it can boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%. The supplement contains pycnogenol, a key skin component that decreases as you age.

Your Body: Run 20 Miles a Week: A study of 52,000 individuals over the span of 32 years showed that running up to 20 miles a week reduces the risk of mortality. Do Squats and Lunges Every Day: Nearly 1/3 of elderly hip fracture patients die within a year because of the trauma associated from the injury. Perform squats and lunges to prevent this injury.

Keep Walking: Studies clearly show that walking every day helps to eliminate mild to moderate depression, which is believed to cause wrinkling.

Your Social Life: Party a Lot: Those who are outgoing and enjoy socializing are 50% less likely to suffer from dementia in their old age.

Use Twitter and Skype: A survey of centenarians in America showed that using Twitter and Skype can help keep brain cells young and healthy.

Go on Dates: Loneliness ages you. A recent study showed that those who expressed that they had high levels of loneliness physically declined more rapidly than those who scored below the baseline.

Have Lots of Passionate Sex: Men who had an orgasm at least twice a week over a 10-year period were half as likely to die than those who had less than two orgasms a week over the same period.

Your Leisure: Be a Shop-a-holic: Taiwanese research suggested that older people live longer if they go shopping more often. In the study, women who shopped daily were 23% less at risk of dying than those who shopped the least; men were 28% less at risk.

Be a Winner: Both Olympic medalists and Academy Award winners live an average of three and four years longer, respectively, than their non-winning competition.

Wax Poetic: Those who describe themselves as creative have a reduced mortality rate. It is believed that creativity enlarges the neural networks in the brain.

Cut the Carpet: Dancing three times a week provides as much exercise as being on a treadmill or exercise bike for the same amount of time.

Exercise the Mind: The British Longevity Society promotes exercising your mind in fun ways, such as doing word puzzles, reading the newspaper while holding it upside down, etc.

Your Family: Don’t Divorce: A facial analysis of identical twins revealed that those who were divorced appeared to look nearly two years older than their non-divorced or single twin.

Get a Dog: Owning a dog usually leads to increased physical activity, lowering our levels of stress and helping us live longer.

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This new clip titled Danielle from filmmaker Anthony Cerniello tries something and packs an amazing punch. Cerniello traveled to his friend Danielle’s family reunion and with still photographer Keith Sirchio shot portraits of her youngest cousins through to her oldest relatives with a Hasselblad medium format camera. Then began the process of scanning each photo with a drum scanner at the U.N. in New York, at which point he carefully edited the photos to select the family members that had the most similar bone structure. Next he brought on animators Nathan Meier and Edmund Earle who worked in After Effects and 3D Studio Max to morph and animate the still photos to make them lifelike as possible. Finally, Nuke (a kind of 3D visual effects software) artist George Cuddy was brought on to smooth out some small details like the eyes and hair. The final result is pretty remarkable, if a little bizarre. Not quite out of the uncanny valley, and yet pause the movie at any moment and it feels like you’re looking at a plain portrait. While it plays the transitions are just slow enough that you’re only vaguely aware anything is happening. It’s amazing as it is weird.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Just Winter Sports...

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Monday, 14 August 2017

But a Dream within a Dream

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. ~ Erica Jong #quote

When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself. #InspirationalQuote

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. ~ John Adams #quote

Politics have no relation to morals. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli #quote

I write because I've always written, can't stop. I am a writing animal. The way a silk worm is a silk-producing animal. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

There's something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. ~ Kami Garcia #Quote

The more you can dream, the more you can do. ~ Michael Korda #Quote

No answer is also an answer. ~ #Proverb

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. ~ P. J.O'Rourke #Quote

Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants. ~ Edward Steichen #Quote

Love is real, real is love. ~ John Lennon #Quote

I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all. ~ Neil Gaiman #Quote

People can hate on you for doing what it is that makes you happy, but ultimately, it has to belong to you. It shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks. Life is not easy. The road to happiness is not a path well trotted. You have to find your own path to enlightenment. ~ Jamie Campbell Bower #Quote

He makes his home where the living is best. ~ #Proverb

One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. ~ Aristotle #quote

You'll find, my friend, that what you love will take you places you never dreamed you'd go. ~ Tony Kushner #quote

When ideas fail, words come in very handy. ~ Goethe #quote

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. ~ Robert Frost #quote

Life, n.: A whim of several billion cells to be you for a while #cleverquotes

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book. ~ Patti Smith #quote

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre #quote

A chord, stronger or weaker, is snapped asunder in every parting, and time’s busy fingers are not practiced in re-splicing broken ties. Meet again you may; will it be in the same way? With the same sympathies? With the same sentiments? Will the souls, hurrying on in diverse paths, unite once more, as if the interval had been a dream? Rarely, rarely! ~ Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton #Quote

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. ~ Edward R. Murrow #Quote

Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air and feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds 🌀 that way. ~ Joni Mitchell; Judy Collins #lyrics

A day is Eternity's seed, and we are its Gardeners. ~ Erika Harris #Quote

To rob a field is chivalry; Who kills the body he must die, Who kills the spirit he goes free. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

Never underestimate a child’s ability to get into more trouble. ~ Martin Mull #quote

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. ~ Gordon R. Dickson #quote

I like to keep my issues drawn, it’s always darkest before the dawn. ~ Florence Welch  #quote

As soon as anyone starts telling you to be realistic, cross that person off your invitation list. ~ John Eliot #quote

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin #quote

Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial ~ Bob Dylan #quotes

Unlimited economic growth has the marvellous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story. ~ James Dashner #Quote

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism. ~ Leo Buscaglia #Quote

What's the three words you never want to hear while making love? 'Honey, I'm home!' ~ Ken Hammond #Quote

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #Quote

God created music 🎢 as a common language for all men. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. #InspirationalQuote

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. ~ Les Brown #quote

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. ~ Frank Zappa #quote

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. ~ C. MalesHerbert s #quote

Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer #quote

I have read your book and much like it. ~ Moses Hadas #quote

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. ~ Anart is Nin #quote

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. ~ Pablo Picasso

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. ~ Steve Jobs #quote

Enthralment - Is a state of intense rapture; something that captures all your attention and elevates your mood to tremendous heights. #PsychologicalStates

Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody. #InspirationalQuote

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ~ Carl Sagan #quote

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. ~ Edith Wharton #quote

Ilunga means ‘a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time’.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Sunday, 13 August 2017

There's a Time and a Pace for Everything

 Via:  Break of Day

Via:  Garfield 

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dance Like No One is Watching XLII

In a study from Northumbria University, motion capture was used to find the "good dance moves" that attract women. Note that during the girl's solo, "bad dancer" makes an appearance.

Sergei Polunin, "Take Me to Church" by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle

Experimental project using Xbox One Kinect for motion data capture. 

Via:  Cheezburger

Friday, 11 August 2017

Our World VI

The Most Photographed Attractions in the World #InfographicYou can also find more infographics at Visualistan

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Art of...

The “Emergence Lab” is a hand painted anamorphic sculpture.
Its title refers to a phenomenon called emergence.

 Via:  Cedar Hill Long House Art Publishing
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Here's Niki Nakayama, chef-owner of LA kaiseki restaurant n/naka, plating a selection of poetic dishes from her 13-course tasting menu and intimately explaining what kaiseki means to her.
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