There are a variety of reasons why people move, ranging from life changing events, such as a new child, to smaller issues regarding noisy neighbors or raised rents. If you’ve been searching for the definitive list of the reasons why people decide to pack up those moving boxes and set out for a brand new address, then you are in luck. Here are the top 10 reasons why people move:
1. Residence is too small
One of the top reasons why people pack those cardboard moving boxes and set out for a new address is simply because they have outgrown their current living space and are looking for a place with more room/square footage.
2. Job relocation
Whether you’ve been offered a better position in another company that is outside of geographical region or your present company is moving their offices, a job relocation is a convincing reason to move homes, and ranks high on our list.
3. New Addition to the Family
The birth or adoption of a new child can cause many families to rethink their current home and wonder if they may need move. Also, taking in an elderly family member can be cause for a move of homes as well.
Given that those who retire are no longer tied to their geographical location, many retirees are left to ponder about their ideal place to live during their golden years. Therefore, many people pack their moving boxes and head for other areas of the globe once they are free from their work duties.
5. Financial Issues
Being let go from one’s job or having unexpected expenses crop up can be a reason for many to move homes. Most find that downsizing their living accommodations can make up for the income that they have lost, and can enable them to build up their financial foundations again.
Minerals have a rather symbiotic relationship with the cells and organs of the human body, in the sense that their assimilation after ingestion depends a great deal on the several variables including the amount of other types of minerals. To put it simply, our organism necessitates a certain level of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and manganese in order to perform its natural functions.
When the minerals are not present in the daily diet or when they are not assimilated properly due to certain factors, the normal development of the body is hindered significantly. For example, a considerable deficiency of magnesium has been associated with depression, elevated anxiety and potential hallucinations, low calcium levels are related to bone/teeth weakening and iron – one of the primary components hemoglobin – is highly required for the proper transfer of oxygen between cells.
At the same time, zinc is invaluable for the reproductive system of both men and women as well as the wound healing process. In the light of these facts, you can easily understand why the growing numbers of mineral deficiency cases constitute a serious problem. Let’s analyze the factors that hinder the recommended mineral absorption.
1. Mineral depletion in the soils utilized for agriculture
The depletion of the cultivated soil represents the primary explanation for the mineral deficiency we are experiencing today, simply because we cannot ingest the recommended dosage when even the organic produce lacks it. In other words, constantly growing a type of vegetables and grains on the same soil will inevitably wear out its resources, which in turn means that the product will contain lower and lower levels of minerals. The two methods that can be utilized to avoid soil depletion comprise of a yearly crop rotation and man-made fertilization via compost. However, since the costs of these procedures are not exactly feasible, most fruit/vegetable producers prefer to sell their stock as it is. On a side note, in order for meat to contain minerals, the livestock also has to feed from plants growing in a mineral rich soil.
2. A vast array of pharmaceutical/OTC drugs
For examples, if you are regularly taking antacids, then you should be aware that most drugs in this category are based on aluminum hydroxide. This compound has a devastating effect on the calcium in your body, as one of its main side effects consists of blocking the assimilation of calcium in the intestinal tract. Cortisone is also responsible for calcium as well as potassium deficiencies. Magnesium and zinc levels will certainly go down if you take birth control pills and after a certain point the copper levels will exceed the safety zone.
3. Low levels of stomach acids
This is a no-brainer, since minerals come from the aliments we ingest, it is virtually impossible for the stomach to break down the molecules and absorb them if its acids are not working properly. However, as previously stated, the calcium and other minerals necessary for the body are in direct correlation with each other – mainly zinc – because the zinc is directly responsible for regulating the stomach acid.
4. Coffee, alcoholic beverages and sodas
Coffee and caffeinated beverages in general act as diuretics and, in the process, your body will rapidly deplete its supply of calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium. In addition to that, regularly consuming alcoholic products exhausts the iron, manganese and potassium. Lastly, soda includes excessive amounts of phosphorous that obstruct the assimilation of calcium and consequentially, potassium.
5. Sugar and aliments with high levels of sugar
Sugars are very problematic mainly because processing these molecules requires an immense quantity of magnesium, wearing out our body’s supply very fast. Moreover, potassium, zinc and chromium deficiencies are also related to a sugar rich diet.
The North Star stays put in one place because the Earth is round.
The ancient Greeks , especially Aristotle, knew this and were the first to state this. Nowadays we say Copernicus discovered the earth was round, for example, but the Greeks had that figured out almost two thousand years earlier!
How Did They Know it?
Greeks had many different arguments for why the earth is round.
One of the best arguments came from Aristotle, who wrote a book called On the Heavens back in 340 B.C. The Greeks were a sea-faring culture, and sailed all over the Mediterranean. And they had noticed, Aristotle tells us, that the north star isn’t always in the same spot overhead.
The North Star
Now remember that all the stars seem to move in a big circle over our heads because the earth itself is spinning. The north star is the center of the circle, and stays put.
However, Aristotle noticed that when you are down south in Egypt, the north star is close to the horizon. When you are up north in Greece again, it’s high in the sky.
How Is That Possible, Since The North Star Is Supposed To Stay Put?
It’s possible, Aristotle concluded, only because the earth is round.
When you are standing at the north pole, where is the north star? Directly overhead. Now place yourself at the equator. Where is the north star? Yep–it’s down on the horizon, because you are now traveling along a curve. Go even farther south and you will not be able to see it at all; the earth will hide the north star. Go farther north and it seems to rise higher and higher and the star will just be a small dot.
Commonly known by his Latin name, Nicholas Copernicus, was falsely regarded as “The Father of Astronomy” – it should have been Aristotle. Nicholas Copernicus, born February 19, 1473, was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. While a student at the University of Kraków, he discovered several logical contradictions in the existing astronomical system taught at that time, which put the earth at the center of the universe. Later when studying medicine and religious law at Bologna University, Coprenicus pursued further investigations of the movements of celestial bodies, especially the moon. His direct observations, coupled with his studies based on various Greek and Latin astronomical writings, prompted him to originate the Copernican system of the structure of the universe. This theory placed the sun at the center of the solar system and the earth in orbit around it. Kopernik’s most famous written work, De Revolutionibus, which laid the foundation for modern astronomy, was completed in 1530, after fifteen years of painstaking observations and calculations, often with instruments of the astronomer’s own making. Although deeply convinced of the truth of his heliocentric system, Kopernik did not actively seek to publish this work because of its controversial nature. He did, however, manage to catch a dimmed glance at the first printed copy moments before his death on May 24, 1543.
Galileo and Bruno
Two other Italian scientists of the time, Galileo and Bruno, embraced the Copernican theory unreservedly and as a result suffered much personal injury at the hands of the powerful church inquisitors. Giordano Bruno had the audacity to even go beyond Copernicus, and, dared to suggest, that space was boundless and that the sun was and its planets were but one of any number of similar systems: Why! — there even might be other inhabited worlds with rational beings equal or possibly superior to ourselves. For such blasphemy, Bruno was tried before the Inquisition, condemned and burned at the stake in 1600. Galileo was brought forward in 1633, and, there, in front of his “betters,” he was, under the threat of torture and death, forced to his knees to renounce all belief in Copernican theories, and was thereafter sentenced to imprisonment for the remainder of his days.
The most important aspect of Copernicus’ work is that it forever changed the place of man in the cosmos; no longer could man legitimately think his significance greater than his fellow creatures; with Copernicus’ work, man could now take his place among that which exists all about him, and not of necessity take that premier position which had been assigned immodestly to him by the theologians.
“Of all discoveries and opinions, none may have exerted a greater effect on the human spirit than the doctrine of Copernicus. The world had scarcely become known as round and complete in itself when it was asked to waive the tremendous privilege of being the center of the universe. Never, perhaps, was a greater demand made on mankind – for by this admission so many things vanished in mist and smoke! What became of our Eden, our world of innocence, piety and poetry; the testimony of the senses; the conviction of a poetic – religious faith? No wonder his contemporaries did not wish to let all this go and offered every possible resistance to a doctrine which in its converts authorized and demanded a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed not even dreamed of.” [Goethe.]
Six packs constitute the main target of virtually every guy who goes to the gym or undergoes a regular training session of home. No other part of the body receives so much attention but, at the same time, nothing is more difficult to sculpt than the abs. Whether you are trying to get rid of the extra fat around your stomach or you are attempting to increase your muscle mass in that area, transforming your abs into a six pack is NOT a walk in the park. In addition to the innate intricacy of the process, some of us are also encountering seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Let’s find out ten potential explanations to why your abs training sessions are not paying off.
1. A decreased muscle tone in your abdominal area
Sub-optimal muscle tone in your abdominals is the classic and most frequently encountered reason why, no matter how much you try, the six pack refuses to show. In other words, every person has a different level of abs development. Some have too much, others have too little. The dimensions of the abdominal muscles will determine whether or not they are actually visible through the belly fat, making your stomach appear “ripped”. If this is indeed your problem, then intensive weight exercises for the abs including reclined sit-ups represent the perfect solution.
2. It could be genetically impossible to develop a six pack
Genetics play a major role in your ability to enlarge your abs and grow the notorious six pack. To put it simply, certain individuals have a propensity towards a higher level of abdominal fat tissue, which means that in spite of their success in toning the arms, legs and upper back, the abs refuse to show. Keep in mind that genes influence the overall appearance – and functionality for that matter – of our body a great deal, so in this particular situation trying to sport a six pack is a losing battle.
3. You are forgetting about the importance of proper hydration
Nowadays due to the standard diet that consists primarily of intensively processed food, your body is very prone to retain water. Particularly when your meals include high levels of sodium and you do not drink the recommended quantity of water, your organism will develop a lot more fat and, as a consequence, your abdominal muscles will not show. What you can do is limit the salt intake and start drinking about ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day. You should be able to notice the effects of proper hydration in less than a week.
4. Perhaps you aren’t getting your regular “beauty sleep”
What is the connection between getting enough sleep and boasting an enviable six pack? Simple, the body of an individual who constantly sleeps for less than the recommended period or who has chaotic sleep patterns will tend to secrete more cortisol. This little hormone is a directly responsible factor in promoting the development of fat in the stomach area. Therefore, try to hit the sack earlier, because the advantages don’t only include a stagnation in the cortisol secretion, but also elevated energy levels throughout the day, allowing you to engage in higher intensity workouts.
5. Your diet is too low on carbohydrates
There is a misconception in the world of fitness that suggests cutting down carb-rich foods from your diet can help you lose the abdominal fat quickly, therefore making your abs more visible. True, the main role of low carb diet plan consists of downgrading your levels of fat but, at the same time, this is not the right way to go if you want ripped abs. The reason for this is that a very low carb intake will also reduce the effectiveness of your anti-fat hormones, effectively causing the metabolism to decelerate up to a full stop. As of such, you will end up at the point where your organism is no longer consuming calories or creating muscle tissue. Bummer!
Owls are indeed beautiful, majestic creatures and at the same time you can find a plethora of pictures on the internet with simply adorable specimens. These factors have lead many people to believe that a pet owl would constitute a perfect companion, not to mention that the fact that it’s less “mainstream” than cats, dogs, fish or hamsters.
Sorry to disappoint, but first of all in the vast majority of countries – including the U.S. – keeping an owl as pet is against the law. The only circumstances when caring for an owl is legal imply being a certified and bonded professional, the owl can only be kept in temporary fostering for rehabilitation/breeding/training (certain species make half-decent falconry birds) AND you cannot hold legal ownership over it.
Even in the aforementioned situations, the best you can hope for is stewardship and the Wildlife Service can recall the owl if you fail to meet all the requirements at any given time. But in addition to the legal complications, there are other reasons why an owl is not exactly the best pet bird. Let’s elaborate.
1. They cannot be left unsupervised for prolonged periods
A human-imprinted owl – meaning an owl that was raised by a specialized trainer since a young age, rather than develop in the wilderness – will not accept another person caring for it with ease. This means that if the owl is accustomed to you, you will have a hard time finding a replacement in the event that you want to go on vacation or you have to take a business trip. And don’t think you can simply take the owl with you, because most airlines require a ton of permits and bureaucratic papers for traveling with this type of bird because of the strict wildlife regulations. Moreover, any break from their normal routine is a stressful, borderline traumatic experience for the owl.
2. These birds have a very destructive nature
The natural killing instincts are not restricted to other living things in your home. In fact, the owl will attempt to brutally “murder” any inanimate object that its claws can tear through, including sheets, rugs, pillows, plush animals, woodwork, etc. At the same time, if the owl “feels” a certain item does not belong in its high altitude habitat, which will typically consist of the topside of your dresser or cabinets, it won’t hesitate to drop it to the floor.
3. You and your neighbors will go nuts during the mating season
Owls are nocturnal birds, so during the nights of the mating season they will proceed to hooting and mating loudly, especially at early morning/late evening hours. Human imprinted owls perceive themselves as human and their mating call is directed to the owner, which means that you will have to “hoot along” otherwise they will get very cranky. And you don’t want to see them while they’re cranky!
4. Petting and cuddling is out of the question with owls
You will have to refrain from trying to pet the owl no matter how cute and fuzzy it looks, that is if you care about your fingers. The owl can and will bite you if you touch its backside, no matter how “humanized” it became or how much time it had to adjust to you. Don’t forget that it is after all a predatory specie.
5. Owls have very strict caring necessities
Not only will you have to engage in a strict and lengthy routine of cleaning and feeding the owl at predetermined times during the day, but you will also have to fly it regularly. Flying is mandatory for these birds – providing of course they are capable of flight – and if you cannot do that you at least have to host it in a decently sized cage to enable it this activity.
In addition to the rapture, a comet colliding with Earth or massive volcanoes simultaneously erupting, one of the most frequently discussed theories on how our world will end is a zombie virus outbreak that would quickly infect the whole population. The hype is emphasized by the Mayan calendar which prophesizes that humanity will be destroyed by the end of the fiscal year. However, there are valid arguments to combat the validity of most of the apocalypse theories. But let’s focus on the zombie apocalypse hypothesis for a moment and, more exactly, on the reasons that render its occurrence improbable.
1. The inefficiency of the virus spreading method
The method through which the “zombification” virus reproduce and is transmitted from the carrier to the victim is biting. From this point of view, the zombie virus is very similar to rabies and so far there hasn’t been a rabies apocalypse, has it? If a dog in your neighborhood is infected with rabies, it will not escalate to an epidemic of biblical proportion. And the explanation for this is pretty simple: biting represents an ineffective way to spread a virus, particularly for a slow, uncoordinated zombie that would have trouble reaching any person with average mobility. Unlike airborne viruses, the outbreak would be easily contained by eliminating the first infected victims.
2. The availability of the firearms
If you take into account the overinflated military budget as well as the number of firearm owners, you would quickly realize that a horde of zombies don’t have a prayer as long as you don’t run out of bullets. According to statistics, there are approximately 14,000,000 people who own at least one hunting rifle and have a permit for it in the U.S. alone. Give them the order to fire at will and every last zombie in the area would be pushing up daisies before the sun is down.
3. The instatement of martial law in outbreak areas
A zombie outbreak constitutes grounds for the military force to instate martial law, sealing off the area until the virus is under control. Therefore, no zombie or person suspected of being infected would be able to get in or out of the quarantine zone. In other words, the apocalypse is over before it even began, since the contact with the outside world is severed.
4. The vulnerability to temperature extremes
Dead tissue does not benefit from the ability to regulate the body functions in order to ward off the effects of temperature. In fact, if the zombie outbreak would take place in a warm climate, the humidity and heat would promote the development of the bacteria on the bodies of the zombies, causing them to bloat and eventually explode. On the other hand, in case the epidemic starts in a chilly weather climates, it would still be bad for the zombies because the cold would increase the stiffness of the gradually freezing tissue, hindering their mobility.
5. The naturally occurring/manmade barriers
Zombies are not smart, that’s a given. Their sheer strength comes from numbers, providing the epidemic somehow manages to spread successfully in spite of the overwhelming odds. However, as history has taught us so many times, the size of an army does not guarantee victory. For instance, if the survivors of the zombie apocalypse take the high ground while the streets are funneling the zombie hordes, snipers can easily pick them up and put them down one by one. Moreover, rivers, cliffs and rapids constitute perfect and deadly traps for the casually strolling zombies, especially during the night.
Given the uncertainty of the global economy as well as the alarming climate changes occurring in the past couple of years, implementing a continuity plan represents a critical risk management step no business owner should ignore. Essentially, the business continuity plan can be defined as an identification of the internal and external threats to the organization in order to develop a proficient prevention and recovery strategy in case of disaster, while trying to maintain a competitive advantage in the industry niche. In other words, this plan represents a safety net that guarantees the continuation of the company’s operations under unfavorable conditions. Let’s analyze the benefits such a plan can bring for your business.
1. Disclosing the company’s vulnerabilities
Because the continuity plan implies a thorough evaluation of the company and focuses on discovering the aspects vital for the business, the direct consequence of this action is to reveal the unproductive elements and the ones you can do without. Analyzing the company from the inefficiency-efficiency points of view will practically determine the non-critical parts to disclose themselves, so you can dedicate additional resources to the products and services that truly matter.
2. Maintaining the costs of insurance affordable
When it comes to implementing risk management strategies to keep a company safe, the first thing any business needs is insurance. Without denying the importance of being covered by a comprehensive insurance policy, it is necessary to mention that with a continuity plan the business owner will be able to keep the costs of the premiums under control. The reason for this resides in the fact that the business continuity plan is perceived as a long term commitment to managing risk.
3. It guarantees the survival of your business
In spite of the fact that few entrepreneurs actually give it a thorough thought, you should know that your company’s activity can be disturbed by a plethora of disasters, be them natural or manmade. What the continuity plan brings to the picture is a secure roadmap that allows you to effectively cope with the hazard, rather than going bust.
4. Provides an edge over the competition
Granted, implementing a business continuity plan is a lengthy and difficult process for any company. On the other hand, if you keep your clients informed about the stages of the implementation at all times, you could surely win their support. In addition, once the process is over, your clientele will be reassured that regardless of what happens to your business, they will be in good hands, even if those hands are not yours. In addition, if you have clients who own businesses, then you have the perfect chance to show them the numerous advantages of working with you, a company with a continuity plan.
5. Inspires confidence and boosts the staff’s morale
In the eventuality that something happens to your business, then you have no other alternative than rely on the employees to deal with customers, prospects, partners and vendors. Moreover, your staff will try to reassure all of the aforementioned parties while trying to deal with their own negative emotions. This is where the continuity plans comes in to save the day: if your employees know that they are safe, then you can be certain that they will put in their best efforts to reassure and inspire confidence in your clients and business partners. However, it is necessary that you review the plan with them several times per year to check if anything needs updating or reconsideration.
The primary role of the justice system is to protect the citizens’ rights and determine which party is responsible for the crime brought to court. However, as you are about to find out, some people abuse the privilege of having an arbiter settle their disputes. And, at the same time, it’s not only citizens who decide to sue corporations for millions of dollars based on a ridiculous guilt premise. Far from it, as major companies, stars and even police authorities have attempted to turn their obvious mistakes into profits in court. Let’s examine the top ten lawsuits that fringe on absurdity.
1. The Nebraska senator who took God to court
In all fairness, Ernie Chambers’ lawsuit against the almighty was designed as an awareness raising campaign against the local legislation that does not allow people to file “frivolous” lawsuits. The elected state senator considered God directly responsible for acts like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other cataclysms. That is why the lawsuit was filed in a “cease and desist” manner and the stake was a restriction order against God. However, the judge dismissed the case because the defendant had no recorded address at that time. In all fairness, the reason to terminate the legal proceedings fits the lawsuit perfectly.
2. The California police department versus the Taser manufacturer
How should a police officer react when the arrested suspect in the back seat of the vehicle attempts to free himself from the handcuffs and kick down the car window? A Taser of course, this gadget is the easiest solution. But what if the Taser presents uncanny similarities to the handgun? Can one really call shooting the suspect rather than tasing him an honest mistake? Apparently you can and that was the court’s decision when police officer Marcie Noriega shot and killed suspect Evadero Torres point blank with what she believed to be the Taser gun. Not only that, but the Taser manufacturer was sued by the police and held responsible for the accidental death of the suspect.
3. The failed suicide victim who sued the subway train authorities
Back in 1977, Milo Stephens Jr. attempted to take his own life by throwing himself in front of a subway train. Fortunately (or not), the suicide failed, but Stephens was severely injured in the process. With the aid of an enterprising lawyer, he sued the NYC Transit Authority, claiming that the cause of his injuries was the negligence of the conductor who did not decelerate the train accordingly before pulling into the station. And now the funny part: Milo Stephens Jr. actually managed to win the lawsuit and was awarded $650,000, but he attempted the same stunt five years later, with no “personal damage” that time.
4. “Regular guy” versus Anheuser Bush
Don’t believe everything you see in commercials. This is the rule that “regular guy” Richard Overton should have heeded before suing Anheuser Bush for false advertisement and the promotion of false social concepts. There is no denying the fact that some of the cheesy Bud Light commercials depict beer as a mandatory social catalyst or the magical liquor that transforms regular guys into hot chick magnets, but Overton took things a bit too far. When he stated that the company’s promotional campaigns caused him high levels of physical/emotional distress as well as financial problems because he was not able to emulate the scenarios in real life. On a side note, to this day it is not known exactly which Bud Light ad Overton attempted to recreate.
5. The woman who sued a horror themed attraction park
Being attacked by a maniac with a chainsaw on the property of an attraction park is, of course, grounds for a lawsuit. However, what the woman who took Universal Studios to court on this premise failed to mention is that “Leatherface” – a character from the Saw movie franchise – was an employee of the park and the “assault” happened as a part of the Haunted House ride. While no blood was shed in the attack, it suffices to say that her undergarments were rendered unusable.
1. Supporting Equality. Discrimination leads to anger, resentment, and unnecessary pain. Being able to look beyond your perspective can help you learn and grow.
2. Supporting Families. There are many gay and lesbian people who would make wonderful parents. There are also many children who would benefit from these parents. Marriage supports the idea of a unified family.
3. Discrimination is negative. Negative emotions exert much more energy than do positive emotions. Why not exert only positive emotions by being accepting?
4. Withholding rights hurts. Research from other discriminated groups shows that withholding rights leads to larger issues. Mental health is negatively impacted by discrimination, which sociologically and economically impacts us all.
5. Marriage supports love. For a couple that has a priority of marriage, such a ceremony/ritual promotes love. Discrimination denies a positive, yet harmless experience for others.
If you don’t know what cornhole is, it is high time you learned. If you are familiar with the game but haven’t played, it is high time you started. If you think cornhole is just a silly game, it is high time you were corrected!
Here are 10 reasons why you should stop what you are doing and pick up a cornhole bag immediately.
1. It Doesn’t Required a High IQ
It requires very little thinking or strategy. There aren’t a lot of complicated rules to remember.
2. It Qualifies as Exercise
It is not something you can do on your couch. You’ll get a great workout. I dare you to find someone who has stopped playing after just one game. Most cornhole experiences last for hours, meaning you’ll be using muscles you never knew you had for extended periods of time.
3. It Will Make You Feel Good About Yourself
You will experience immense personal satisfaction after throwing a perfect cornhole.
4. It Beats All The Competition
It is more fun than any other lawn game. You are guaranteed plenty of sunshine and fresh air – two things you probably don’t get enough of.
5. It is Addictive
Unlike harmful addictions, cornhole involves exercise, sunshine, camaraderie, competition and fun. Those aren’t bad things at all!