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Friday, December 13, 2013

Sex is not the secret to a lasting relationship

Scientists have stated that sex and good communication can have a significant influence on relationships, but factors such as knowing for sure what is the favorite pizza of the couple work to understand others and have the ability to maintain union, also matters.

According to a study recently published by Time magazine , scientists have tested 2,201 participants in seven races on the relationship that researchers have discovered as vital to promote happiness in a romantic union.
His idea was to rank them in order of vitality - so - start the construction of a database on the most important aspects of relationships and keep them healthy.
These investigators also check the status of communication, conflict resolution , other parameters also searched as: making love, keep the romance, stress management , skills to cope with life , knowledge of the couple and the self-management of the individual to determine the best predictions of existing satisfaction within the relationship.
The couples were asked to discuss their skills in these areas and how satisfied they were with their relationships . Additionally, researchers correlated the strengths and weaknesses of each partner in each area related to the satisfaction of the person within the relationship .
Reports of couples on effective communication were that determined the highest satisfaction within relationships .
Beyond Love
The study director Robert Epstein , a professor of psychology at the University of South Pacific in Fiji, said that learning more about the couple is also something important for a relationship to be sexy or soda , according to the article published by Time .
For Epstein, the most important thing was to uncover certain critical parameters, such as if couples want to have children .
Researchers have found that external factors and life skills - including work - can affect the relationship, but knowing how to communicate these issues is the key to help a relationship to last and to keep the most satisfied couples .
The manager of the Australian Network of relationships, Anita Vosper , agrees with that know the couple well and know how to make you feel special is very important to maintain the happiness and satisfaction within the relationship , and if that means knowing what is your favorite pizza, thenyou must know!
Vosper has also highlighted the importance of a respectful and open communication between the two partners , which must be free of criticism and contempt.
Add to be reflective, independent also helps to build a more satisfying and lasting relationship.

The millennial journey of a species

Having evidence of the past is essential to preserve human culture. The evidence of the past can be stored in digital or analog format , by photography or family trees . However, these tools are often not very useful if we want to explore our history for centuries or millennia ago .

Fortunately, science has discovered two ways to approximate the time objects , organisms or prehistoric remains . The first technique uses radioactive atoms. Not many people know that nearly all matter ( including agencies ) has a tiny number of atoms over time, to emit radioactivity , are converted into other chemical elements. Scientists have measured accurately how quickly this change occurs , which serves as a natural clock.
For example , 50% of the atoms of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 5.730 years slow switching to nitrogen - 14 when an organism dies . Therefore, if measured a wooden statuette has 25% of the amount of carbon -14 would have a living organism , it can be inferred that the tree from which the wood came was cut about 11.460 years ago.
The second technique has a genetic basis and reveals when two species had a common ancestor. For example , if an earthquake crack to an island in two million years after the bodies of the two new islands , having no contact, evolve on their own to create new species. By comparing the genetics of two new species , scientists can approach the time when the island was separated and when there was the ancestor of those species.
This technique of measuring genetic fail two curious facts of nature . First is that the deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA , the genetic material that determines whether we are human , chickens or tomatoes , random changes very slowly , so it can be estimated statistically how many thousands or millions of years a number of mutations were slow to occur .
Second is that in sexual reproduction , the DNA of the father and the mother is mixed to create a unique DNA in the progeny . Certain types of DNA are transmitted , without mixing , directly through the stem . This DNA , called mitochondrial DNA , is perfect for studying the past of organisms.
Scientists Alondra Diaz- Lameiro , Taras Oleksyk , Fernando Bird- Pico and Juan Martinez - Cruzado, all of the Department of Biology of the Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico , the study used mitochondrial DNA to study different species of the genus salamanquitas Sphaerodactylus . The team studied species living in Puerto Rico , Mona, Desecheo and Dominican Republic with the intention of solving the mystery of endemic salamanquitas Mona and Desecheo. Although it is believed they came to these two islands floating in vegetative matter (either as adults or eggs) and eventually became independent species , do not know when they arrived, or if floated from Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic .
Scientists tracked 113 salamanquitas of 14 different species at various locations in Puerto Rico , Desecheo , Mona and Dominican Republic . After obtaining his DNA , this genetic material was analyzed in the laboratory to determine how many had mutations in mitochondrial DNA . A smaller number of mutations are more genetically different species nearby .
Scientists discovered that the gecko Desecheo ( Sphaerodactylus levinsi ) is more related to Mona ( Sphaerodactylus monensis ) and this in turn has its most recent ancestors in a population of the species guaniquenses salamanquitas Sphaerodactylus nicholsi . The other species of Puerto Rico are not as genetically related to the previous three species. That is 30 miles Desecheo and Mona Mona 40 miles from Puerto Rico makes these trips of a salamanquitas almost unbelievable .
In addition, scientists found that salamanquitas of Dominican Republic are genetically more distant local salamanquitas , which reinforces the hypothesis that salamanquitas reached Mona and Desecheo floating from Puerto Rico , as winds and currents flowing southeast to northwest .
Mitochondrial DNA analysis also revealed that salamanquitas Desecheo from Mona reached approximately 2.6 million years ago from Guánica and Mona about 3 million years ago . The first salamanquitas came to Puerto Rico about 11 million years ago .
One aspect that helped the salamanquitas were successful in colonizing the islands of Mona and Desecheo was that its climate was quite similar to Guanica, which were more or less used .
The author is Associate Professor in Physics and Science Education at Morehead State University and a member of Puerto Rico Science ( www.cienciapr.org ) .

Mora Smoothie: Learn to prepare this drink

You will not regret after prepare.Dare to know the recipe!
Goma-Syrup (Syrup).
In a blender add 100g. mulberry, ½ cup ice and ½ oz of water, until smooth.

Transfer to a small container. Then blend 3oz yogurt and ½ oz of simple syrup, until smooth and creamy.
Carefully add the mixture of strawberry and yogurt at the same time in the vessels, creating a design that is half red and half white.

Women suffer more love

The women are the ones that feel pain after a breakup loving , and according to the researchers, this is because they generate more dopamine

We have all witnessed that when a couple ends , women are less animated than men, even many missing him spend several months while they , but you can also feel bad , do not show it .
But this feeling, but could be a mere perception , is real. Women are the ones who suffer the most when they break up with her boyfriend and they owe it all to dopamine, since they produce more of this hormone than men.
Eduardo Calixto , chief of Neurology , National Institute of Psychiatry says that this behavior is because they release more this " love drug " that invades our body when we are in a relationship.
During the process we go out with someone , our brain produces dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for making the body feel relaxed and friendly , however, " the drug " decreases conform the years pass. This is when he discovers that love is unfortunately not forever.
According to researcher love can last only 4 years, the period in which our brain produces dopamine as many Thanks to the stimuli it receives from another person such as kissing and hugging.
However, when they start, arguments and fights the body stops producing it , and the levels are decreasing . This amount of dopamine, which is greater in women, explains why after a break they take longer to forget her boyfriend.
This reason also explains why a man can restart a new relationship with someone, unlike them .
But if my grandparents spent 40 years together , does that mean there is no love? Calixto said that after the body stops receiving pleasant stimuli , dopamine production is lower, and this is where oxytocin , the hormone of attachment appears .
" After living with someone for several years, our body begins to produce oxytocin, the same that is in charge of social and emotional ties, this neurotransmitter is the one responsible for our brain begins to wonder why we can spend more time together. "
However when our brain starts to produce much oxytocin, vasopressin also increases , also called " chemical monogamy ."
Researchers have observed that suppression of vasopressin can cause men to abandon their love nest and seek new partners and the relationship ends .
So what better time to love
At age 20 is when our body produces more dopamine , but this is decreasing when we turned 25. An adult , 45, produces 50 % less of the hormone that when he was young , according to the researcher .
This indicates that the best time of our life is to fall in love at age 20 , however we should not worry at all, when we stop producing dopamine , oxytocin we always keep next to the person estimates .

Learn to cook the vegetables and get the most nutrients

" What we eat or do not eat has a huge impact on our energy level , cell balance in the digestive and elimination processes, our emotional state , mental clarity , physical appearance, and so much more . We are largely what we eat , "says Bethlehem Dussaubat , educator and practicing mindful eating , specializing in live or raw vegan food ( www.chirimoyalegre.cl ) .

For her, the finding made by the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and released at the American Institute for Research Annual Conference for Research on Cancer , makes you sense , because it shows the value of eating foods high in enzymes and care that must be taken in its preparation and consumption.
" Not the same eating a source of raw vegetables, alive, full of energy, the same source of cooked or overcooked , fried , full of sauces and chemical additives. The first nourishes us and alkaline , while the second , we probably malnourished and acidify "says the specialist.
In that sense, the university study is a scientific proof that steaming broccoli , for only three or four or even five minutes is recommended.
This is because vapor and purchase a bright green can improve its cancer-fighting compounds .
" Broccoli is an excellent source of sulforaphane , a naturally occurring plant compound that has been shown to be protective against cancer. But myrosinase enzyme needed to form sulforaphane , so if myrosinase is destroyed , sulforaphane can not be formed , "explained the doctor and researcher Elizabeth Jeffery conducting the study in Illinois.
They also investigated to expose it to microwaves, even for a minute, most of the myrosinase is also destroyed . The good thing is that indicated that if broccoli is boiled or cooked in the microwave can still produce sulforaphane , only if accompanied with other raw foods containing myrosinase .
The idea is to encourage cancer protective bioactive compounds reach the digestive system and the body can use . " Mustard, radish, arugula , wasabi and other raw cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, contain myrosinase and have seen that this can restore the formation of sulforaphane ," said the doctor.
Now, also showed that the enzyme prized broccoli and various vegetables are lost when reheating food in the microwave or in a pot.

How to eat
" Today we know that when subjected to high temperatures , foods begin to lose nutrients like vitamins and antioxidants, and some may become toxic , as certain fats and proteins. Also its enzymes are destroyed over 40-45 ° C , and the longer a food is exposed to intense heat , is more denatured "teaches Dussaubat Bethlehem .
Therefore, the view that diets high in cooked , processed or refined foods are lacking in enzymes and this results in accelerated aging of our cells, and a deterioration in physical and emotional harmony .
Instead , he explains, that raw vegetables generally would grant one alkaline diet , with positive effects on the pH of our blood. However , the feeding specialist Dussaubat adds that certain foods contain nutrients that our body can not digest properly, may require cooking. This is the case of starch in cereals and legumes , and potatoes and other tubers .
However, lists some grains such as lentils, quinoa and wheat, can be hydrated and germinated , transforming their nutritional composition and digestible turning in outbreaks , enhancing their level of digestible protein and vital energy, but without being cooked . Now, depending on how long , at what temperature and what type of cooking food to suffer , lose more or less nutrients.
" Not necessarily going to die all the food contains . Otherwise, humanity would not have survived the last few centuries , eating cooked and processed almost everything , " he says. What we are , in his opinion , are your sugars. But most of the vitamins A, C , D and B, and antioxidants appear to be the most rapidly destroyed.
Minerals are believed not disappear , but they are released to the vegetable cooking water , hence, the recommendation to drink that water and never throw it away .

Cooking times
Marcela Cosentino, Santa Maria Clinic nutritionist , and Bethlehem Dussaubat , Raw Food specialist , deliver practical recommendations to make the most of the potential energy and nutritious vegetables and legumes, where the main thing is not to use salt or baking , little water , pots uncovered , large pieces. And above all, preferring vegetables "al dente" .
Chard : raw and fruit smoothies . Cooking in two parts . The leaves of the spinach -like manner one minute . The stem or stalk , skip , filling and batter . If the leaves are left to cool , can be consumed as an ingredient in salads.
Eggplants : cooking is deemed necessary to release certain toxins own family , Solanaceae . Maximum cooking baked preferably 10 minutes.
Beetroot ( radishes ) can be eaten raw , the grating in salads, or in soups . Contain starch , it is recommended cooked over low heat. Maximum 30 minutes.
Broccoli: Steam for 4-5 minutes, or you can also cook the direct heat without water or oil or salt, for 3-4 minutes.
Spinach : raw fruits and shakes , or cook for 1 minute. Boil water in a bowl , add the spinach , uncovered, remove from heat and strain. Like chard , consume the cooking broth or use in other culinary preparations and eat up 2 days after purchase.
Potatoes: should not be refrigerated . Cold temperatures convert carbohydrates into sugar , giving the potatoes a non- sweet taste . The potatoes that are wrinkled , soft , with large outbreaks should not be consumed . Consuming cooked . Boiled without skin maximum 10 minutes after boiling water and provided they are of similar sizes . Baked are tastier and cooking time is similar.
Pumpkin (squash) : I like to cook a potato. It can be water , or baked. It is a starchy food , so try it and when you feel sweet flavor, remove from heat . Maximum 10 minutes.
Zucchini ( courgette ) : eat it raw , grate it in salads, noodles and raw vegan , raw as an ingredient in soups and sauces dressings.
Legumes: soak for 12 hours before water as pure as possible without adding salt or baking soda. Cooking should not necessarily take the pressure cookers or closed tight , although often good to shorten the cooking time and retain the nutritional properties . Salt should be added at the last moment to prevent the skins harden.
Lentils : ideally eat lentil sprouts, to leverage its high protein intake. Is activated, leave them soaking in fresh water for at least 12 hours. Then left in a colander to sprout and water 2 times a day.
Chickpeas : you can eat on or in bud. If you are going to cook, they keep you from getting flabby , and maintain some rigidity .
Beans ( kidney beans ) cook in the same way the chickpeas , avoiding losing all its rigidity.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

How to combine a black dress

The black dresses are considered as a basic garment in any woman's closet for its versatility, a quality that allows us to use this dress in any occasion and for any style
How to combine a black dress? Here anything goes. The truth is that all proposals are successful when it comes to a black dress.

The first is a basic black dress with accessories and shoes the same pitch.
Black with black is the only combination that even when excessive, not looking for anything exaggerated ... is more, its elegance is unique.
If you need to dress for a formal evening event you want to look youthful, but without losing the elegance, bet on a black dress with accessories in the same color and always will win.

The second proposal is also very classic, the combination of black dress with red accessories.
It is a combination that lets you look like a sexy woman but without falling into vulgarity, so it is an excellent set to wear at a formal event.

A black dress can be teamed with silver accessories, animal print accessories and of course the oldest combination of all: black and white.