Have you ever wondered what is in the cough drops that you buy at the store? Why do they often taste so strange and sometimes really bad? If you read the ingredient list there are usually several hard to pronounce words that sound completely foreign. Many people often wonder if some of the brands they have tried even work or help at all. Now you can skip the drugstore and make your own natural, limited ingredient, soothing cough drops to have on hand for the next time you feel sick.
Start by filling a pan with 1 cup of sugar and a ½ cup of water. Cut a lemon in half and add 1 tablespoon of the juice to the water. The vitamin C in the lemon will help your body fight the cold. Next, add in 1 tablespoon of honey which is a natural cough suppressant, antibacterial, and helps soothe a sore throat. Add in ½ teaspoon of ground ginger to help with nausea, pain, and to maintain your immune system. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and tastes yummy. Continue to add in ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves that have antiseptic properties, many antioxidants and also help to reduce phlegm.
Once all the ingredients are mixed up in the pot turn on the stove and keep stirring until it simmers. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes while stirring regularly. In the meantime, take out a baking tray and line it with baking paper, when time is up take the pan off the stove and let it cool down to a thick, dark, syrupy texture. When that consistency is met it’s now time to make the drops on your baking paper. Spoon the syrup onto the baking sheet and make sure to be very careful because it is likely still hot. Let the drops cool for a further 20 minutes then coat with a dusting of powdered icing sugar to keep them from sticking together. Take them off the paper and check to make sure they’re all well coated, adding more powdered sugar if necessary.
That’s it! You now have homemade natural cough drops that taste great and help relieve your ills. The video mentions that you can also take a few and dissolve them in hot water for a soothing drink. Or, you can just eat them whenever like a hard candy!
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This story is truly a miracle. A reddit user named Cappnpoopdeck thought it would be a hilarious joke to pee on his x-girlfriend’s pregnancy tests she had left in the bathroom. He took the test urinated on it and to his surprise the test came back positive saying that indeed he was pregnant!
What started out as a funny gag to mess with his x-girlfriend actually ended up saving this lucky guy’s life. This is something everyone should be aware of.
As it turns out pregnancy tests look for raised levels of HCG, which is a hormone produced by pregnant women and men with testicular cancer. Right after Cappnpoopdeck got word from fellow Redditors he immediately went to his doctor. Upon examination the doc found a tumor in his testicle. If he never peed on this little stick, he possibly could’ve lost his life. Thank god for the internet, which on this day happened to save this guy’s life!
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A man in Kansas died a horrifying death six months ago, which completely shocked his doctors, who had no explanation for what had caused his demise. It is just now, that the cause has been determined. It is a new virus that is being transmitted through ticks, that is just hitting the United States.
Because the disease is viral, no antibiotic can treat it (as is the case with lyme disease), and as such is posing a terrible threat. According to the infectious disease experts studying this, nothing like this has ever been seen in the Western hemisphere. Its genome is similar to diseases seen in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
Because the man who died lived in Bourbon County, Kansas they have dubbed this illness the Bourbon virus which the infectious disease authorities believe is being carried by ticks. It is being studied intensively to determine what in the genome caused the anorexia, severe muscle pain and extremely high fever that was untreatable and ultimately killed this man. Let us know your thoughts after watching the video.
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There is a new phenomenon emerging in the ever changing and evolving tech world. It is not centered on the latest and greatest gadget. It is instead a side-effect stemming from the use of mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other similar devices. It is a condition that dermatologists now call “tech neck,” which they blame for causing sagging skin and wrinkles in younger generations of users.
Those most affected by tech neck are persons aged 18-39. On average they own three devices, which are the primary cause of the skin problem. Tech neck refers to a specific crease located slightly above the collar bone which is caused by the repeated bending motions of the neck when looking down at the screen of a device. These repetitive motions are causing younger people to experience wrinkles, sagging jowls and the appearance of double chins at increasingly younger ages. What was once a late middle-age occurrence is now being seen in people as young as 18.
What can you do about it? If you are worried about your devices causing unsightly wrinkles on your neck, a double chin, and sagging jowls, or just worried in general about how your body is naturally aging, then this video is for you. It covers a range of easy to do exercises which tone your jawline and help to reduce the appearance of any double chin. If you do the video daily for two weeks you should see results. Additional benefits that may be gained from the exercises shown include an increased range of motion in your neck and reduced stiffness. Plus, you may even tone your face and chin so well that you get a naturally achieved facelift!
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The health benefits of dance have been widely studied in the scientific community. All different types of dance are considered an aerobic exercise, which bring benefits like reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, weight control, stress reduction and also bring the same results that more typical forms of physical fitness bring. Also, many studies have concluded that their is a correlation between dancing and psychological well-being of a person. There is a lot of health and educational information which is available from the government as well.
Dance pads have successfully treated obesity in young people and are used in many schools to help get this epidemic under control. Dr. Tim Watson and Dr. Andrew Garret from the University of Hertfordshire compared the fitness levels of people from the Royal Ballet and International Swimmers. They concluded that dancers scored higher in 7 out of 10 areas in physical fitness.
In 2003 a study was done in New York which tested dementia patients. It concluded that cognitive activities such as crossword puzzles helped these patients but physical activities did not. The only physical activity that showed dementia improvement was ballroom dancing. Source: Wikipedia
In the hilarious video below, this couples favorite song comes on. They instantly get into the dancing mood and begin to groove with each other. Quickly things escalate and get out of control as these two get a little carried away. Enjoy!
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Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment.
The garlic plant’s bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant. With the exception of the single clove types, garlic bulbs are normally divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves. Garlic cloves are used for consumption (raw or cooked) or for medicinal purposes. They have a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking.
In this video you will learn a great cooking hack for the kitchen. This is an easy and fast way to peel garlic without getting your hands smelly!
Will you try this technique the next time you cook with garlic?