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10 Things You Didn't Know About You

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10 Things You Didn't Know About You The human body is a great, sweaty, fluid-filled machine, moving and mixing chemicals with precision and coordination, making everything from memories to mucus. Here we explore some of the complex, beautiful or just plain gross mysteries of how you function.
10. Your Stomach Secretes Corrosive Acid
There's one dangerous liquid no airport security can confiscate from you: It's in your gut. Your stomach cells secrete hydrochloric acid, a corrosive compound used to treat metals in the industrial world. It can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this poisonous liquid safely in the digestive system, breaking down lunch. 
09. Body Position Affects Your Memory
Can't remember your anniversary, hubby? Try getting down on one knee. Memories are highly embodied in our senses. A scent or sound may evoke a distant episode from one's childhood. The connections can be obvious (a bicycle bell makes you remember your old paper ro…

10 of The Most Harmful Products

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10 of The Most Harmful Products

All kinds of products can not be found now in our shops! Their range is increasing every year, but the quality is often still leaves much to be desired. What products can be considered the most dangerous, and what - most useful for your health? How to avoid mistakes and to choose not only tasty but also qualitative? Try to understand in this together. 10 of the most harmful products that are worth is as little as possible or abandon them altogether
In order not to risk the health, nutritionists recommend to refuse products that contain large amounts of artificial food additives, sugar, salt, fat, and those that are prepared using techniques of smoking, grilling or frying. More after the break...

01. Refined Sugar
Refined sugar, which is derived from beet and cane sugar, not for nothing is considered one of the most harmful products: it has no vitamins or minerals, or dietary fiber, and at the same time it contains a lot of calories. Sugar triggers the d…

Creating an environment against rape

Creating an environment against rape

There is an important role for media advocacy in building a powerful response to this national shame and walking that critical distance between data and decision as the nation's conscience keepers. presents a road map.
Dec 29 2012

In continuation of my postings for Delhi Gang Rape :

http://www.alonestranger.com/2012/12/delhi-gang-rape-of-16-dec-2012-why-did.html

http://www.alonestranger.com/2012/12/the-delhi-gangrape-in-moving-bus-17-dec.html


Imagine an in-your-face national symbol that reminds you of rape wherever you look.  Imagine a line in all Indian languages on a sticker that says "This is a rape-free environment." Imagine every office, taxi, bus, train, aircraft, government and private office, cinema theatres, homes, schools, universities – every space – with that sticker. If we can say this is a smoke-free environment and paste pictures of gods and goddesses on our compound walls and office stair-cases to prevent people …

10 Most Useful Diet

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10 Most Useful Diet 10 of the most useful products that are worth incorporating into the diet as often as possible — Created by the very nature of a miracle foods contain whole biologically active complexes of nutrients needed to maintain and restore our health. Of course, the list of such products can be extended to include many kinds of grains, vegetables, fruits and berries. 

1. Fish
If the time - at least three times a week - on the menu include fish instead of meat, you can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and acute (atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and others), as well as blood cholesterol levels. At the same time in their food and culinary qualities of the fish is not inferior to the meat (it contains many beneficial substances for the human body - from 13 to 23% protein, and fats, extractives and mineral matter), but for ease of digestion of proteins even surpasses it.
2. Bread made from rye flour, wheat flour, corn This is the bread was staple of our ancestors. …

The Metro - A Short Story

The Metro
The discovery of a body in the Paris Metro early one morning was not particularly unusual. That it was headless sent a frisson through the sixth arrondissement, but the incident went unnoticed outside Paris.

Yet there was clearly something strange about the case. It was hardly as though the body had been decapitated to frustrate identification, for it was fully clothed and none of the owner's personal effects had been removed, save of course for his head. The Paris police soon tied up the contents of the dead man's wallet with forensic evidence from the body. Added to that, Madame Charente, the dead man's wife, could positively identify the body in the most intimate ways. (She had already reported her husband as missing.)

A few men were despatched to poke around in the warm, dark tunnels on either side of Odéon station, where the body had been found. Above ground another search was made, equally fruitlessly, and to Inspector Dutruelle it looked as though the cas…