Saturday, 21 September 2019

International Day of Peace 2019

The International Day of Peace is observed each year on September 21 to promote the ideal of a world free from war and hostile military engagement.

Even if only for a day, warring factions around the globe are encouraged to temporarily refrain from active engagement. The day is intended to provide a short reprieve from violent conflict and allow all combatants and civilians an opportunity to contemplate other possible alternatives.

Also known as World Peace Day, the annual observation originated as the result of a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. The first observance was in 1982. The observation was initially scheduled to be celebrated annually on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly, which was the third Tuesday of each September. Almost two decades later, in 2001, the date of the observation was moved to September 21.

International Day of Peace promotes the notion that the awareness of the potential for peace provides an enticing incentive for opposing sides to reach nonviolent solutions. Over the years, dialogue concerning domestic violence and bullying have broadened the themes of discussion. A moment of silence is observed at noon in each global time zone to demonstrate a consensus of solidarity. Various events are held throughout the world to celebrate the day and its significance.

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Friday, 20 September 2019

17 Herbs And Spices That Fight Diabetes

You can make your meals even healthier (and tastier, too!) while strengthening your fight against the diabetes-inducing inflammation in your body. How? You can look to nature and whole plant foods.

All of the herbs and spices listed here have anti-diabetic and/or anti-inflammatory properties and can be sprinkled on any meal to help reduce the chronic inflammation in your body. So when you're cooking your next meal, toss in some of the herbs and spices listed below.

And don't be afraid to experiment in order to get it just right: By trying new combinations, you'll learn which herbs and spices offer the best flavors for your dishes and how much you prefer to use.

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Too much sleep bad for your memory

New research suggests

You might want to rethink having an early night, as new research suggests that too much sleep can actually have a negative impact on our cognitive health.

According to a landmark study conducted by University College London, sleeping for more than nine hours could have serious consequences on our memory and reaction time.

The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, examined 400,000 participants aged between 40 to 69 years from UK Biobank and the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project.

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