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Age-defying recipes - Recettes anti-âge

blackberries and blueberries are a great combination to stimulate the immune system and develop brain  capabilities

Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 125 g blueberries
  • 125 g blackberries
  • 15 cl whipped cream
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 30 cl cottage cheese or other
  • 1 tablespoon powdered almonds
  1. In a skillet, heat gently the blackberries  for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and incorporate blueberries, mixing well.
  2. Whip lightly the cream with honey until foamy, then add the orange juice. Gradually pour the cheese into the cream.
  3. Divide the berries and their juice into 4 dessert glasses, then cover the mixture creamy. Sprinkle with almonds powder and let cool at least 1 hour before serving.

Anti-aging benefitsBlueberries are one of the best anti-aging treatments that exist on this planet. Scientists have recently shown that blueberries enhance memory and prevent dementia. The powerful antioxidants they contain…

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Drugeffects on spiders!

In 1948, German pharmocologist P. N. Witt started his research on the effect of drugs on spiders.

Witt tested spiders with a range of psychoactive drugs, including amphetamine, mescaline, strychnine, LSD and caffeine, and found that the drugs affect the size and shape of the web rather than the time when it is built. At small doses of caffeine (10 µg/spider), the webs were smaller; the radii were uneven, but the regularity of the circles was unaffected. At higher doses (100 µg/spider), the shape changed more, and the web design became irregular.

All the drugs tested reduced web regularity except for small doses (0.1-0.3 µg) of LSD, which resulted in more ordered webs.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, Arabic: زها حديد‎; born 31 October 1950 is an Iraqi-British architect and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.

When London’s Olympic organizers needed a knockout venue that would wow the International Olympic Committee and hold the world’s attention, they turned to Zaha Hadid, a provocateur who critics have described as “the Lady Gaga of architecture”.

Iraqi-born Hadid is one of the greatest architects alive. In 2004, she became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s greatest honor. The year prior, she was awarded the European Union Mies van der Rohe Prize for a tram station in Strasbourg.

Besides art museums and opera houses, she has designed temporary pop-up structures — such as a handbag-inspired mobile pavilion for Chanel — a ski jump in Austria, furniture, door handles, a tea and coffee set and vase for Alessi, and plastic high heels for Brazilian shoe brand Melissa. Not all of her work is exclusively for the wealthy. She also won last year’s RIBA Stirling Prize for redesigning a state school in Brixton, South London.

Hadid’s Aquatic Centre is the first venue you see when you enter the Olympic village. A £269m facility that houses two swimming pools and a diving pool, and seats 22,500, critics have pronounced it the Olympics “most majestic” space.

But for decades, Hadid languished in the shadows, her work dismissed as “unbuildable” and her atelier rarely commissioned in her adopted city.

Zaha Hadid “I will always have two regrets,” she told Leading Women. “I don’t have a presence in London, and I would have liked to have done more work in the Middle East

“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”
― Zaha Hadid

Source, CNN, Wikipedia

Age-defying recipes - Recettes anti-âge

une soupe asiatique très parfumée

Ingrédients:  (pour 4 personnes)

  • 50 g de vermicelle de riz
  • 100 g de pak-choï
  • 2 gousses d’ail
  • 15 petits champignons de Paris
  • 40 cl de lait de coco
  • 1 tablette de bouillon de volaille
  • 2 cuillers à soupe de Nuoc-mâm
  • 2 cuillers à soupe de sauce d’huîtres
  • 1 paquet de boulettes de poisson (200 g)
  • 1 petit bouquet de coriandre
  • sel et poivre
  1. Portez de l’eau à ébullition. Déposez les vermicelles de riz dans un saladier et arrosez-les d’eau bouillante. Laissez les reposer de 5 à 10 minutes; égouttez-les et coupez-les en morceaux.
  2. Lavez le chou et coupez-le en lanières. Pelez les gousses d’ail et émincez-les. Nettoyez les champignons et coupez les en deux.
  3. Versez le lait de coco dans une grande casserole. Ajoutez la tablette de bouillon émiettée, 60 cl d’eau, le nuoc-mâm, la sauce d’huîtres et l’ail. Faites chauffer.
  4. Lorsque le mélange…

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Sustain-Able 余 : ♥

via Vivian Poon:
各位, 我係圓玄小學既家長, 大家好~~

English Translation By Cecilia.W.Yu:

Ladies and Gentlemen,


I am one of the Po Leung Kuk primary school parents.  Today I went to a”PTA meeting”. It was terrifying! It was a Communist meeting where as soon as the Head Teacher at the school finished speaking, a group of 50-60 years old die-hard “Red wearing” communists raised their left hands to Air-fists while with their right hands they continued to Clap every word that came out of the meeting. No matter what was said,  a group of agitators would shout : ” Brilliant! Every thing the President said is good!”
全個家長會, 家長不能夠有半句發言的機會, 咁多年家長晚會未曾試過SET機錄影!!

This was a PTA meeting! The Parents were not allowed to speak a word. In all the years I’ve attended Parents-Teacher meetings, I’ve never been videotaped!!

如果我地硬搶位, 紅衫打手就會立即起身叫我地收聲, 有個所謂[家長]仲講埋粗口, 我地當然唔肯走, 校長不斷請我地走, 話我地阻住下場家長, 我地當然頼死, 最後係等家長晚會散, 紅衫人也不走, 繼續人釘人釘住我地……昨天還是很多老師和教職員穿黑衣, 今天有90%是穿紅衣, 呢間究竟係一間乜野學校?!

As soon as we…

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