Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Three-door bus takes to the road in 6-month trial


Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/three-door-bus-takes-to-the-road-in-6-month-trial/3590410.html

You may want to read Open strollers are allowed on board buses from 2 April

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths


Ref: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/bacon-soda-too-few-nuts-tied-big-portion-170115771.html

Benefits of fenugreek

Fenugreek is commonly referred as ‘Methi’ in Hindi and‘Vendhayam‘ in Tamil. Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, like soy, is good to reduce cholesterol. In India, the doctors are prescribing fenugreek to treat diabetes.


Fenugreek Nutrition Facts

One serving — 1 tablespoon — of fenugreek seeds contains:
  • 35.5 calories
  • 6.4 grams carbohydrates
  • 2.5 grams protein
  • 0.7 gram fat
  • 2.7 grams fiber
  • 3.7 milligrams iron (20 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram manganese (7 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram copper (6 percent DV)
  • 21 milligrams magnesium (5 percent DV)
  • 32.6 milligrams phosphorus (3 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (3 percent DV)


Health benefits
  • Improves Digestive Problems and Cholesterol Levels
  • Reduces Inflammation Inside the Body
  • Increases Libido in Men - some fenugreek uses for men include treating hernias, erectile dysfunction, remedy impotence and other male problems, such as baldness. That is because fenugreek may increase sexual arousal and testosterone levels.
  • Promotes Milk Flow in Breastfeeding
  • Lowers Inflammation from Outside the Body
  • Adds Flavor and Spice to Food
  • Improves Exercise Performance
  • Skin Benefits
  • Hair Benefits - prevents hair Loss, Prevent Premature Graying. Has good source of protein and nicotinic acid that strengthens the hair shaft, prevents breakage and promote hair growth.
  • Helps Control Diabetes
  • Prevents Heart Attacks
  • Helps Prevent Cancer
  • Alleviates Menstrual Cramps
  • Helps Reduce Pain Due To Arthritis
  • Helps with Weight Loss
  • Improves Kidney Function
  • Protects The Liver

Ref:
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/3-wonderful-benefits-of-methi-seeds-for-hair/#gref
https://draxe.com/fenugreek/

'Golden staircase' at Jalan Rajah by Priyageetha Dia

Ms Priyageetha Dia created a golden staircase with golden foil at Block 103 Jalan Rajah as an art project but had to remove it as HDB considered it an "unauthorised" and "not permissible" project.

After removing the foil, Ms Priyageetha Dia said: "It was voluntarily removed by me, no pressure from the town council. To me, my work is already done."

Golden stairs by Ms Priyageetha Dia

Other ways to beautify/decorate staircases:  

http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2015-05/13/content_20702264.htm

http://www.myottawalife.com/2015/03/sights-and-sounds-of-san-francisco/

http://www.earthporm.com/17-beautifully-painted-stairs-world/

https://www.niftyhomestead.com/blog/salvaged-and-painted-stairs/

Bright color stairs

Alphabet stairs

Colorful stairs

Warning stairs at Marina Bay Sands

Broga or Brother Yoga or Yoga for men


Broga was created by Robert Sidoti, a yoga instructor, personal trainer and friend of Adam O'Neil, who came up with the idea to make it more fun for guys to practise yoga. Ladies are welcome to.

It is a combination of strength and cardio workouts with some straight forward yoga.

Instead of using unfamiliar names for poses, functional training terms are used, like hands over head, extend arms and stretch. As for music, there is rock and indie songs.

Ref: 
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/yoga/what-is-broga/