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Could “The $250,000 unlimited first class flight pass” be the worst mistake in history?

In 1987 —A guy bought a life time unlimited first class American Airlines for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.

It was 1981— and American Airlines were in deep shit needing some quick cash flow but interest rates were too damn high.

The new director of the company thought of what was a brilliant idea to sell a life time unlimited first class seat tickets that came with a companion ticket to who ever you want to bring along with for an extra $150,000 bringing the total to $400,000, with inflation in today’s money that’s would’ve been $1.2m— it was a bad idea*

The airline assumed that the buyers would use the ticket pass excessively but they failed to consider the super-travelers.

Steven Rothstein was one on the buyers of the ticket and boy did he use it so much that he would fly out to Paris for breakfast and lunch to dinner.

Photo by Frankie Chau

Homosexual castrated by parents – Talk about the gender Dark Ages

There is a little known history in America of castrating homosexuals, starting around the turn of the century. Even well into the 1960s, parents would commonly bring their son to a psychiatrist if they showed signs of being effeminate or if caught in a homosexual relationship or activity. Thousands of young men like this were involuntarily castrated, as homosexuality was still designated a mental illness, and parents put their sons under enormous pressure to accept castration surgery. If a homosexual fought the decision to have castration performed on him, he would typically be involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where the laws allowed involuntary asexualization. While in the mental institution, many were abused and heavily drugged, and discharged only after their surgery. The world has come a long way from a time when homosexuals were castrated against their will, to an era where many men are choosing to get themselves castrated voluntarily.

What are the best ways to lose weight?

1- Calorie Deficit

Weight loss = Calorie Deficit. The more calorie deficit you are in, the more weight you would lose. It doesn’t matter if you ate pizza or cake, but as long as you are hitting your daily calorie goal, you are good.

Count your calories. You can use any smartphone app to count your daily calories. It helps a lot.

Typically 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound. So if your body requires 2200 calories and you are eating 1200 calories a day i.e. a calorie deficit of 1000 calories. You would lose

1 week = 7 days

1000*7 = 7000 calories

7000 calories = 2 pounds in a week

2- Water

  • Drink 2 litres of water everyday for weight loss and to maintain an ideal weight. You might need to drink more water if you exercise a lot or sweat heavily.
  • Drink water a half hour before meals and not during the meal. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months.

3- Avoid sugary drinks and processed food

Heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight. People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients.

You cannot avoid fast food altogether, it’s tough. But you can minimise it. If you are eating processed food daily, reduce it to thrice a week and then to once a week and so on. You will soon realise you don’t crave for it as much as before.

4- Choose weight loss-friendly foods

Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. Studies show that soluble fibres may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. Some of the weight loss friendly foods are:

  • Leafy Greens like kale, spinach, collards, Swiss chards and a few others.
  • Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts. They’re high in fibre and tend to be incredibly filling.
  • Avocados are a unique fruit. While most fruits are high in carbs, avocados are loaded with healthy fats.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar is incredibly popular in the natural health community. Some people dilute it in water and drink it.
  • Nuts despite being high in fat are not as fattening as you would expect. They’re an excellent snack, containing balanced amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. And they make you feel full for a longer duration.
  • Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria. It increases feelings of fullness and thus helps in losing weight.
  • Mung beans are high in fiber and protein, which can help curb hunger by lowering levels of hunger hormones, such as ghrelin, and raising fullness hormones, such as peptide YY, GLP-1 and cholecystokinin.

5- Drink coffee or tea

If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, then drink as much as you want as the caffeine in them boost your metabolism by 3–11%.

In the short term, caffeine can boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning, but after a while people become tolerant to the effects and it stops working. But even if coffee doesn’t make you expend more calories in the long term, there is still a possibility that it blunts appetite and helps you eat less.

6- Intermittent fasting

There are several different ways of doing intermittent fasting — all of which involve splitting the day or week into eating and fasting periods.These are the most popular methods:

  • The 16/8 method: It involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as 1–9 p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between.
  • Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

Intermittent fasting has been observed to cause an increase in the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as much as five times over.

Also known as growth hormone (GH), HGH plays a key role in growth, body composition, cell repair and metabolism. HGH also boosts muscle growth, strength and exercise performance, while helping you recover from injury and disease

7- Cardio and weight training

Cardio and weight training will help you reach your calorie goal besides other health benefits. Say your daily requirement is 2200 calories and you are eating 1800 calories a day and burning 600 calories by working out. So you meet your daily calorie deficit of 1000 calories (1800 – 600 = 1200; 2200 – 1200 = 1000).

Go to the gym 3–4 times a week. Do a warm-up: Treadmill, Elliptical, Crossfit and lift some weights. By lifting weights, you will burn lots of calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of losing weight.

Prefer doing Cardio after weight training.

8- Good Habits

  • Eat your food slowly.Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.
  • Weigh yourself regularly to check your progress.
  • Get a good night’s sleep, every night.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day.
  • Eat food with varying calories.
  • Avoid or limit dairy products consumption.
  • Use small plates.
  • Drink warm lemon water in the morning. Lemons are high in pectin fibre, which could help fight hunger cravings.
  • Have a cheat day, once in a week or fortnight to satisfy your cravings.
  • Don’t go to sleep right after dinner. Make a habit of going on a walk before going to bed.

Make Racism Wrong Again MRWA

It seems pretty obvious that we live in the least racist times ever. There are still challenges to solve. But the idea that there was some time in the past where there was less racism is delusional

This is how scientists work out equations for satellite orbits

“As for this photograph, probably the photojournalist asked them to fill the board with complicated-looking equations for the shot. These are general equations of motion, so nothing that you would not have in a printed sheet of paper. There are no “calculations” in that board, just reference equations. To be fair it was the middle of the Space Race, they would not publish anything other than generic equations in Life magazine.”

Also “For a complex equation that deals with time-steps and feeds back on itself, the prominent scientists of NASA would have “math parties”. Everyone would master one part of the equation. Then the first guy would do his part and hand it off to the next guy and so on. Eventually the final guy would go back to the first person and give him the new inputs for 1ms further in time. After a few hours you could have a nice neat graph of everything over a 1-2 second period. That is how the first nuclear reactors, nuclear bombs and a lot of aerospace calculations were done.”

The banana was introduced to the United States as a luxury item

Everyone is entitled to their own food preferences, but my favorite fruit, by far, is the banana. It comes with its own biodegradable packaging, it’s easy on the stomach, and he even fiber healthy digestive tract.

Today, bananas can be purchased at any grocery store, by the beam, often for just a few dollars. In fact, they are so ubiquitous in the American diet today we have a popular bread recipe that calls for unused bananas, overripe.

But it was not always so. The banana, which has its roots in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and has even been cultivated as early as 1000 BC, was an unknown exotic fruit of the American people. Until the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America has given the International Exhibition of the centenary of the city of Philadelphia. This long several months later became the first official Fair extravaganza world in the United States. Held on the exhibition grounds along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount district of the city of Brotherly Love, the international celebration, which lasted for seven consecutive months and attracted nearly 10 million visitors, is also a kind of electronic showcase modern consumer. New innovations have been placed on display for the first time for the public to see. These included telephone, typewriter, and even Heinz Ketchup and Hires Root Beer.

A bit on the road was a screen of 40 acres of tropical plants. And there, for the first time, experience the American research could buy individual bananas, wrapped in foil, served with a knife and, for 10 cents, which was at the time the salary value of work of one hour. Listen to this episode the strangest thing of week for the rest of the way the banana has become one of the most popular fruit in America.

How Long Does Sex Last for Most Couples?

Sex is different for everyone. Your enjoyment is what matters, not trying to compete with some so-called average. But hey, a little experimentation never hurt anybody. Who knows, maybe you’ll find you and your partner love to slow things down…or speed them up.

So how long does a typical session last sex for most people? On average, 28 minutes according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults by SKYN condoms.

Holly Richmond, PhD, a certified sex therapist, said that number seems very high. She said nine 12 minutes is probably more accurate to how long reports, on average.

That said, Richmond also points out that surveys like this can be difficult because everyone has their own definition of sex. Some people who responded could have included in their foreplay response, while others thought the matter strictly meant penetration. (A representative of said condoms Skyn ​​question focused on penetration.)

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A previous investigation by the company LoveHoney sex toy came with a much closer time of Richmond. The company surveyed 4,400 customers and found that most heterosexual couples, sex lasts 19 minutes on average, and it consisted of 10 minutes of foreplay and actual intercourse nine minutes.

But before you start to worry about whether your sex life lives in the middle, said Richmond consider a few things. “In sex, there is not really a normal life,” she said. “Sexuality is so diverse, and every individual is different. I encourage people to think about the unique way of their own sexuality. It makes no sense to put us in a box with an investigation. ”

Also, do not let that fool you porn. Richmond called “porn stars sex Olympic athletes. “They might look like they may last forever, but it’s just not realistic.

The important thing is that you are satisfied with your sex life. If you relaxed and your partner and end of each session to feel connected, it does not matter how long it lasted all.

But if you already think your time in the bag is too short and you are not satisfied, change your routine a little. “I’m a big fan of quickies, especially for parents with young children or couples who are overworked and exhausted just work,” says Richmond.

It is also a time and a place for the development of the action. “When you get a day or a few hours you just try to be really sensual in the way you think about sex,” she said. “Bring sexuality and erotica in it, not only the penetration. “

Fans don’t seem to appreciate Kim Kardashian’s efforts to use a bit of digital magic to create the perfect family photo

The reality TV star has to Instagram Friday to show Flintstones-themed outfits Halloween family. Kim dressed as Betty Rubble, St. was Fred, North dressed as Wilma, and babies dressed as the Flintstones real toddlers – Chicago Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Psalm. Kanye West dressed as Dino, pet dinosaur Flintstones.

But this costume caused a bit of a problem for Chicago, Kim shared. Little did not realize that the giant dinosaur was really just a suit and his father was inside. So with Chicago apparently too scared to join the rest of the family photo, Kim let the toddler jump the snap and was rather a separate image of the digitally edited 21 months.

The results unsatisfactory, and fans had no difficulty Kim how poorly edited picture was.

“Lol I’m sooooo here for editing Chicago,” wrote another fan, adding emoji laugh-cry. “it’s good.”

Most comments on the issue seems to be in jest, and the vast majority of the thousands of comments seemed impressed with Halloween costumes coordinated family. The series of shots also won nearly 6 million likes.

This is not the first time that Kim Kardashian has been charged to look too much on the photo editing to make his photographs perfect look. Cosmopolitan reported, fans jumped to reality TV star several times with accusations that she used an obvious Photoshop part to give a more flattering look for herself.

Kim has sometimes pushed against these rumors, as it did in March 2018 when fans noticed a car that was crushed in the background of one of his pictures, apparently a liberal use of editing.

Kim responded by saying that she had actually done anything with the photo itself. Instead, she had re-posted a photo that a fan had done and added his own filter to it.

“I see online and new media that I had a” Photoshop fail, “Kim wrote in a post on his website. “So ridiculous! I reposted a photo on Instagram that a fan had posted I just added a filter for it … It looks like the fan reflects the photo, which is why the car looks like. “