What Are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Most studies that support ACV for health effects have been small, and the results haven’t been decisive. We need more and bigger investigations into its benefits. So far, here’s what research has found:

It may help with weight loss. One study showed that taking apple cider vinegar twice a day helped people following a reduced-calorie diet lose a few extra pounds. But the study was small and short-term, following 39 people for 12 weeks. Some researchers thought the vinegar’s acetic acid might speed up metabolism, but the data didn’t bear this out. It may be that people lost more weight because of the placebo effect. Or perhaps the acetic acid made them nauseated, which caused them to eat less.

It may lower blood sugar. Several smaller studies have reported that taking a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar could lower your blood sugar after meals. The effect was moderate, and we need more research to know exactly how it works. Keep in mind that vinegar can’t replace diabetes medications and a healthy lifestyle, but it should be safe to add to your treatment plan.

It may lower cholesterol. The same small study that reported ACV boosted weight loss also found that it lowered the total cholesterol levels of study subjects who took it. It also increased their “good” cholesterol and lowered levels of triglycerides (fats in the blood). Other studies have had similar findings. Experts caution that we need more research to fully understand this link.

Lower blood pressure. One study in rats suggests that ACV could help with high blood pressure, but no studies donein humans back this up. High blood pressure can be a serious condition, so medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle are essential.

Ease acid reflux. Many people swear by ACV as a remedy for heartburn and acid reflux. But there’s no research to prove it’s effectiveness. Ask your doctor if you could try itto ease your discomfort. Start with small amounts, diluted in water.

Pork Fried Rice Recipe

A quick skillet of pork fried rice is one of the easiest, most satisfying ways to transform leftover rice into a complete meal. Here, we’ve added crumbles of ground pork, a couple of eggs, and whatever vegetable you’ve got in the freezer to create a winning dinner.

Ingredients you will need :

  • Ground pork: Ground pork is what makes this recipe so quick. Most fried pork recipes call for pork cutlets, which take much longer to cook.
  • Leftover rice: Freshly cooked rice isn’t as dry and therefore not as sticky.
  • Frozen veggies: Peas and carrots are typically what’s included, but feel free to add your favorites to give the dish some color and snap.
  • Soy sauce or tamari: Adds a salty flavor to complement the crumbly pork.
  • Sesame oil: This is added at the end to give the dish an extra bit of nuttiness.
  • 2 large eggs: Though there’s no rule that you have to include scrambled eggs to fried rice, it adds protein, color, and that wonderful egg-y flavor.
  • Small yellow onion: A small onion is sautĂ©ed at the beginning of this recipe for added depth and flavor of this basic dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cold cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Dice 1 small yellow onion.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add 2 large eggs and gently scramble with a rubber spatula until just softly set, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl or plate and set aside.

  3. Add the onion, 8 ounces ground pork, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to the pan. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon into small pieces, until the pork is cooked through and the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and let heat for a few seconds. Add 2 cups cold cooked rice, 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, and stir-fry until the rice is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the eggs to the pan. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil.

Miserable Weather As The Rainfall Lashes On The State

It’s been miserable in terms of weather the last few days. The rains, which have been a little less than the previous years, has been in heavy flow since before the weekend, Thursday to be exact, and it has picked up midweek and it’s been a torrential rainfall since. And it is expected to fall heavily till the next Tuesday. In the wake of continuous rains, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert warning in 10 districts – Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod.

Rain, accompanied by gusty winds, lashed various parts of Kerala since Thursday night. Yellow alert indicates heavy rain between 6 cm-11 cm. Thunderstorms with lightning accompanied by gusty winds were likely in many places for the next two days in Kerala. People have been asked to exercise caution as Cherthala & parts of Alapuzzha had recorded 7-8cm of rainfall, while in Kochi it has been about 6cm.

All this makes me not want to go out to work. I feel like cozying in bed, taking naps and watching a bunch of tv shows or movies. And ofcourse lots and lots of coffee and hot snacks. I do not feel like going into the shower and shave and go to work. But I guess I have to.

Dean ML Guitar : The Name Behind The ML

The Dean ML is an electric guitar made by Dean Guitars in 1977 along with its counterparts, the Dean V, Dean Cadillac and Dean Z. The Dean ML guitar was one of the most iconic designs by Dean Zelinsky during his time at Dean Guitars. It has an unusual design, with a V-shaped headstock and V-shaped tailpiece. Many have described as the bottom half of a Gibson Flying V and the top half of a Gibson Explorer and a headstock shape that resembled the Gibson Futura, a model that Gibson designed in 1957 and was the precursor to the Explorer, even though Gibson never produced them, aside from a handful of prototypes, until 1996.An already legendary guitar, it was popularized by the guitarist Dimebag Darrell of Pantera.

Dean Zelinsky, the founder of Dean guitars, created the ML in 1977, striving for improved sustain and tone. Higher string angles and string length, due to the size of the headstock, contribute to the overall resonance. Dean has made the ML available to other manufacturers by licensing arrangement. But what does the ML stand for? While the legacy of the ML is undeniable, many have speculated what the ‘ML’ stands for. Because of the guitar’s popularity among those in the metal genre, some have assumed it was an abbreviation for ‘METAL”.

As it turns out, the true story has a much more personal story to it. “M.L.” were the initials of Dean Zelinsky’s childhood best friend, Matt Lynn. Matt and Dean bonded over a mutual love of music and playing guitar. The two lived only two blocks apart. Matt passed away from cancer at the tragically young age of 17. The death of his best friend weighed heavily on Dean as he began building guitars just two years later – his first original body shape was a guitar that would become the ‘ML’ in honor of his dearly departed childhood friend.

Brentford 0 Arsenal 1

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praised “exceptional” Aaron Ramsdale on his return to the team as the Gunners won at Brentford in the Carabao Cup third round. Reiss Nelson scored the decisive goal in the eighth minute after a mistake in defence by the hosts. But the display of goalkeeper Ramsdale, benched in favour of David Raya in Arsenal’s last three games, proved pivotal in ensuring Arteta’s side booked a fourth-round meeting at West Ham.

He caught the eye when he made a crucial second-half save from Yoane Wissa as Brentford put the visitors under heavy pressure in the second half. Arsenal will travel to Premier League rivals West Ham United in the week commencing 30 October for a place in the quarter-finals. Ramsdale had started the season as Arsenal’s first-choice, but Arteta caused a stir by replacing him with Raya for the 1-0 win against Everton on 17 September. It was a quiet start for him as Brentford struggled to create opportunities in a first half where they didn’t manage a shot on goal.

But the hosts were much improved after the break and Ramsdale was called upon to superbly push Wissa’s shot on to the post before the rebound was cleared. It proved a crucial intervention as Arsenal weathered the storm to stretch their unbeaten start to eight games.

Some Facts About A&W Canada

A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. is a Canadian fast food restaurant chain. The first Canadian A&W restaurant opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956. A&W is known best for their root beer.

The logos are similar but you can see the very noticable difference.

A&W Canada was part of the U.S.-based A&W Restaurants chain, but was sold to Unilever in 1972. In 1995 Unilever sold the company. It no longer has any corporate connection to A&W operations outside of Canada. Since then, it’s grown to become the second largest food-fast chain in Canada following a slightly controversial expansion campaign that started in 2010. The company has more locations than the United States even though the population is smaller in Canada.

Originally introduced in the ’60s—a bygone age when A&W was still unified—the Burger Family was phased out in the ’80s, only to be resurrected in the ’90s. Like its name suggests, it’s comprised of a series of hamburgers named after family members—the Grandpa Burger, the Uncle Burger, the Papa Burger, the Mama Burger, the Teen Burger, and the Buddy Burger.

3 More Weird Laws In The US State Of Mississippi

6. Exterior security bars are banned

The city of Ridgeland in Madison County does not allow security/burglar bars on doors and windows within the city on buildings used for commercial or industrial purposes which would be visible from the street or adjacent structures. Any person who violates this law, upon conviction, shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $1,000.00. Any continuous violation will be treated as a separate offense.

When starting a business in Mississippi, you need to understand the rules that the state imposes on businesses. Perhaps these guides on how to start an LLC in Mississippi and how to find a great registered agent in Mississippi can help you avoid any legal issues when opening or doing business in the state.

7. Cohabitation is prohibited

According to Mississippi Code Title 97, any man and woman who unlawfully cohabits, whether in adultery or fornication, they’ll be arrested and fined not more than $500 each and be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than six months.

8. Seducing women by falsely claiming to marry them is outlawed

Any man who sleeps with a woman who is over the age of 18 years by virtue of any feigned or pretended marriage or any false or feigned promise of marriage, shall, upon conviction be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not more than five years. However, the testimony of the seduced woman will not, in itself, warrant a conviction.

Malkist Chocolate Cracker Biscuits

Back in January I had posted about Malkist’ cheese crackers which were a big hit in my home. I so love them and delight in having them with my evening tea/coffee. Whereas usually the crackers we get in India are bland and tasteless pieces of cardboard, these ones were delicious and a treat. So naturally I wanted to try other flavours that they have. So I bought the chocolate ones.

The crackers are crisp but the only thing is we have a tiny sugar granules, which for me is a problem as I am staying away from sugar. The chocolate isn’t very thick but just a light coating in the middle. However the brand of chocolate that they use isn’t the greatest and hence it is a bit subdued, especially when you compare them to the cheese ones. I’m not saying that it is bad; it’s actually good but not as great as the cheese ones. They are a bit of a let down.

Having sad that they aren’t a bad combo with your evening tea or coffee and will go great as a snack. I didn’t dip them in my tea but you know what it will be something to try next time. I just wish that they had a big more to the chocolate in the middle. No added preservative but it has food colouring. If the cheese crackers are a 8.5 outta 10 for me, these ones are a 7.

5 Weird Laws In The US State Of Mississippi

1. You’ll be fined $100 for cursing in public

Anyone who profanely swears, or uses vulgar and indecent language, or is drunk in any public place in the presence of two or more individuals will be arrested and when convicted will pay a fine of $100 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 30 days or both.

2. $10,000 fine for ‘abominable’ acts

Any person who shall be convicted of a detestable and abominable crime against nature, committed with mankind or with a beast, will pay a fine of $10,000 or will be imprisoned in a state penitentiary for not less than 10 years.

3. Teaching polygamy is against the law

According to Chapter 29 of Mississippi law on crimes against public morals and decency, “If any person shall teach another the doctrines, principles, or tenets, or any of them, of polygamy; or shall endeavor so to do; or shall induce or persuade another by words or acts, or otherwise, to embrace or adopt polygamy, or to emigrate to any other state, territory, district, or country for the purpose of embracing, adopting, or practicing polygamy, or shall endeavor so to do, he shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $25 nor more than $500, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one month nor more than six months, or both.”

4. Having more than one illegitimate child is punishable by law

If you have an illegitimate child in Mississippi, it’s okay, it happens. But, if you have another, you’ve officially crossed the line into immorality. You’ll be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days nor more than ninety 90 days or pay a fine of not more than $250, or both. If you subsequently have another illegitimate child, you will then be subject to no less than three and no more than six months in county jail, and you might have to pay a $500 fine.

5. Being homeless is illegal

Vagrancy is prohibited in Mississippi. Anyone who’ll be caught wandering aimlessly without any visible means of support will be arrested and sent to jail for not less than 10 nor more than 30 days.

Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspurs 2

Tottenham came from behind twice to secure a hard-earned point in the north London derby against Arsenal in a thriller at Emirates Stadium. In a relentless encounter, Arsenal took the lead after 26 minutes when Bukayo Saka’s shot was deflected into his own goal by Spurs defender Cristian Romero. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had made the big decision by keeping David Raya in of goal ahead of Aaron Ramsdale and he justified that faith with two fine saves from Brennan Johson as Spurs went in pursuit of an equaliser. Raya should have done better, however, when Spurs levelled three minutes before half-time. He could only claw away a cross allowing an attack to continue, ending with James Maddison crossing for Son Heung-min to equalise with a deft finish.

Arsenal restored their lead after 54 minutes when Romero was penalised for handball following the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee, Saka scoring from the spot. Spurs, illustrating their new positive approach under manager Ange Postecoglou in his first north London derby, were back on terms almost instantly when Jorginho, as a half-time substitute for the injured Declan Rice, lost possession to Maddison, who played in Son for another cool finish. The headline news before kick-off was Mikel Arteta’s decision to stay with Raya in goal, a move that surely ends the debate about who is Arsenal’s number one keeper, the Spaniard getting the nod ahead of England’s Ramsdale. It was a mixed afternoon for Raya, who made two important interventions but was also culpable for Spurs’ first equaliser when he should have held a cross, allowing Spurs to maintain pressure and score.

For Arsenal, there will be real frustration in being held to a point and one of the key moments came when they were leading 1-0 and Gabriel Jesus caught James Maddison in possession, only to shoot wildly over the top with just Spurs keeper Guglielmo Vicario to beat. Arsenal were never at their most fluent, not helped by losing Rice to injury at half-time, and paid the price when his replacement Jorginho was robbed by Maddison for Spurs’ second goal. The Gunners staged a late show to beat Manchester United but there was no repeat here, even in 10 minutes of added time, and Arteta’s side had to settle for a point against their great rivals.

Chicken Parmesan/Parmigiana Recipe

Chicken Parmesan (also called Chicken Parmigiana) is one of the most loved, most popular AND most ordered chicken recipes in the world. A deliciously crispy coating on the chicken, smothered in a rich homemade tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese!

Catching Up On Some Well Deserved Sleep

The almost 3 day weekend – technically in terms of hours, it’s gonna be that – couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Having worked in the graveyard shift for 2 weeks, my body has taken it’s time to recover and get back to more decent hours. This is why I rarely do this shift at all. I am not young anymore and at 47 the recovery time is longer.

Also, I barely slept during the work days, managing less than 6 hours on a daily basis. 90 minutes to an hour in the later morning and then 4 hours at night before I wake up at 1 am. I was working last Saturday and hence used that day to sleep in a bit. Similarly after this past week, of which I was at the office, I decided to take things slow for the rest of Friday. I left the office at around 10 am, then went to have a leisurely breakfast and large frappe at Starbucks before coming back home by 11:30 am. I did sleep till almost 2 pm. After lunch I watched a movie but by 10 pm I was tired as heck and slept for a while.

Saturday too I was very tired and sleeping in felt like the best choice. However I did wake up at 7 am and in the afternoon I managed an hour’s nap before watching a movie. By night I was once again aching to get to sleep, so much so that by 11 pm I was in between the sheets and snoring to my heart’s content with the tv on. I would have gone out today but I started getting the sniffles and hence even though I had gotten ready to go out I cancelled my plans and stayed in. Napped in the afternoon while trying to watch, yet another movie. The lack of sleep previously has caught up with me.

5 Steps To Throw A Farewell Party For A Colleague

Step 1: See Why They’re Leaving

Of course, there can be several reasons an employee leaves the organization. Knowing that reason is the first step to help you decide what kind of farewell party you want for them. For instance, if the person is leaving because they’ve retired, the farewell should be more retirement-themed. If they’re leaving because of a transfer, the party will call for something different. Decide the theme of the party from the reason for leaving.

Step 2: Decide the Venue 

Once you’ve decided on the theme, see where the party is going to take place. Now, there’s no need to be fancy choosing a venue for the farewell party. The venue can be as simple as your home where you can gather all your favorites. Next, prepare the guest list and send out the invites. You may want to do this in advance because guests need time to prepare for the party.

Step 3: Don’t Forget Refreshments

You’re planning a going-away party and refreshments are a must. How far you want to go up with that is totally up to you. It could be a pizza party or a night of sushi, it all depends on your guests and your budget of course.

Step 4: Keep the Party Alive

Whether it’s a virtualor a physical one, you wouldn’t want your guests to be bored while they’re at the party right? You need to prepare some games for the party. Think maybe a board game, setting up a booth for taking a photo with the guest(s) of honor, or how about seeing old photos of your journey with them and reminiscing the good times? More ideas are given below.

Step 5: Prepare Gifts 

There is no better way to make an employee feel loved than by purchasing them useful goodbye gifts. Gifts for the person who’s going away will go a long way in helping them always remember you. For instance, if they’re moving to a new place, they’ll love a useful gift for their new home.

Pizza Berlusconi : Pizza From Finland With Reindeer Meat

In 2005, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared that Finns ate only “marinated reindeer.” He also described the Finnish diet as something he “endured” on a visit to the Nordic nation. Finns responded to the diplomatic faux pas by creating an Italian dish in homage to Berlusconi. And what could be more Italian than pizza? Almost anything, at least compared to “Pizza Berlusconi.”

Kotipizza, based in Vaasa, Finland, created the prime minister’s namesake pizza. It originally featured a rye crust smothered in smoked reindeer, cheese, red onion, and chanterelle mushrooms. Three years after the politician publicly slandered Finland’s culinary heritage, Kotipizza won an international pizza contest held in New York City. Their entry of Pizza Berlusconi even beat Italy.

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, called the pizza a “blood revenge” by the Finns. They praised it as innovative and delicious but speculated that it may not sit well with Berlusconi. The newspaper reported that Kotipizza was advertising its Berlusconi pizzas with headlines that read: “97-year-old grandmother bites into Berlusconi” and “Minister stabs Berlusconi with a fork.” The newspaper admitted that the Finns’ anger was justified, especially since Berlusconi’s gaffes reveal his cultural ignorance.