8 Beneficial facts about consuming honey on a daily basis.

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With the recent news of the declining population of bees, it is no wonder that more people are creating awareness and looking for ways to conserve honey. Around the world, there is estimated to be more than 25,000 species of bees. An average bee colony will have about 30,000 to 60,000 bees with each worker bee estimated to live to about 45 days during the summer months.

At about 64 calories per one tablespoon, honey is not only great in tea and on waffles but they are also chock full of a lot of hidden benefits.

Here are 8 little known but beneficial facts about consuming honey on a daily basis.

1. Honey is considered to be a terrific antioxidant. Because of this, a regular consumption of honey will result in the body continually cleansing itself of toxins.

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Furthermore, honey has plenty of antibacterial properties that can help with keeping the skin clear and clean.

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2. The sugar that is found in honey is made of a different composition than that of other sweeteners and as such, it can help in boosting your metabolism and helping in weight loss.

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3. Honey helps to decrease levels of cholesterol because honey contains so many antioxidant properties that it can help fight off excess cholesterol.

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4. Drinking some honey with warm water can help protect your heart. The antioxidants found in honey have been shown to help prevent arteries from narrowing.

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Depending on the place where the arteries are narrowing, this can lead to a heart attack, memory deterioration and also headaches.

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5. Research has shown that honey can help stave off stress, rejuvenate the cellular antioxidant defense system and help improve memory.

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6. Honey has also been shown to help in the functioning of the brain since it is chock full of calcium which is easily processed and used by the brain.

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7. Honey can help with sleep as well because it will increase the level of insulin in the blood which will then release serotonin.

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Serotonin then forces the release of melatonin which is a hormone that helps one get into deep, sound sleep.

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8. Honey is great on an empty stomach not only for its strong antiseptic properties but also because it can destroy germs and heal small wounds in the membrane as it passes through the digestive system.

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Bonus: Combining honey with another food full of antiseptic and healing properties such as garlic will greatly enhance each other’s benefits. A garlic-infused honey remedy consumed on an empty stomach can result in some great energy and longevity.

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The Ferretti Yachts 920 is Living Large

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The foredeck’s 172 square feet, which can be shaded, allow for two coffee tables, four sofas, and a sun pad for four or more.

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Ferretti Yachts ’ 920 expands the builder’s line to 11 models, from 45 feet to 96 feet, including both owner-operator vessels and fully crewed craft.

The 920 has a wide-body superstructure, allowing the interior to take ­advantage of the yacht’s 22-foot-2-inch girth with a full-beam, main-deck master that has a walk-in closet and en suite head. The space also allows for either four or five staterooms. The four-stateroom layout has two portside VIPs belowdecks with double berths and en suite heads; the fourth stateroom is across from the VIPs with twin berths. In the five-stateroom setup, the aftermost VIP’s berth changes position from fore and aft to athwartships, and the head moves from starboard to port, opening up real estate for another stateroom with twin berths.

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Modern Classic

The 920’s salon, including the formal dining area for eight, measures a roomy 320 square feet. Note how the recessed lighting, textured veneers and low-slung furniture give the space a thoroughly contemporary feel, without sacrificing a certain elegant Italian ambience.

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The design’s space also allows for a transom garage that folds out to form a teak beach, submerges to create a swim platform or acts as a slipway for the ­optional 13-foot Williams jet tender.

There is 564 square feet of flybridge entertainment space with four layout options that can include an L-shaped wet bar, C-shaped sofa with teak table, chaise-style lounges for tanning and a retractable hardtop for cooling off.

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Sanctuary

The main-deck master’s berth appears to float. Recessing its base creates this illusion. The design enhances the room’s sense of volume and increases floor space. Low-profile furniture and hullside windows augment the perception of space too. Headroom is 6 feet 7 inches.

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The 920 is also designed for summer-long cruises with its warped-hull form. Three diesel options (twin 1,948, 2,217 or 2,435 hp MTUs) allow a cruise speed from 23 to 26 knots with a top-end from 26.5 to 30 knots, according to Ferretti Yachts. The 920’s range at cruising speed varies between 340 and 360 nautical miles.

In other words, owners have ­plenty of space to move on the water too.

The “Back To The Future”Themed VW Bus

 

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While this vehicle is more reminiscent of the counterculture movement of the ’60s, this particular 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon has been revamped to incorporate a Back to the Future theme.

We all love a good custom VW bus, be it a pub in a dub, a shorty bus or even a well designed off-road T3.

You’re most likely thinking “this looks nothing like the DeLorean!” but that’s the whole point. The artist wanted a challenge and wanted to create a replica car with something as far from a car as possible, and it’s so good it makes us think it should have been the original.

The stunning gun metal paint scheme, gullwing doors and bright orange interior makes it look real special, and if you take a closer look you’ll see a flux capacitor behind the seats.

It’s a remarkable piece of memorabilia, and as a VW Bus addict we can see that it has been incredibly restored with a reupholstered and reworked interior, a pristine condition engine and a rugged roof rack for the adventure junkies out there.

The best bit… it’s for sale. If there are any bus enthusiasts and Back to the Future fans out there this could be the chance to get hold of your dream bus, just make sure you have £65.000 ($89,000) saved up.

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On this day : The 1st November 1967

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Paul Newman stars in Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman as a tough, anti-authoritarian, poker-playing prisoner, debuts in theaters. Newman received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the jail-breaking Luke Jackson, whom the American Film Institute in 2003 named one of the top 50 greatest movie heroes in history. For his role as the chain-gang boss, Dragline, co-star George Jackson collected a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg (Voyage of the Damned, The Amityville Horror, The Pope of Greenwich Village), Cool Hand Luke contained the now-famous lines: “What we have here is a failure to communicate” and “I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I have my plastic Jesus, right here on the dashboard of my car…”

At the time of Cool Hand Luke’s debut, Paul Newman was already on the path to becoming one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men. The actor, who was born January 26, 1925, in Cleveland and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later graduated from Kenyon College. He acted on Broadway in the early 1950s and made his big-screen debut in 1954’s The Silver Chalice. Newman received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as Brick Pollitt in 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,based on the Tennessee Williams play and co-starring Elizabeth Taylor. Newman’s next two Best Actor Oscar nominations came for The Hustler (1961) and Hud (1963).

In 1969, the famously blue-eyed actor teamed up with Robert Redford to play a pair of Old West bank robbers in the hit Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,which earned seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The two handsome screen icons collaborated again in 1973’s The Sting, which collected seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Newman went on to star in such movies as Absence of Malice (1981) and The Verdict (1982), both of which earned him Best Actor Oscar nominations, and The Color of Money (1986), for which he took home his first Best Actor Oscar. In the film, directed by Martin Scorsese, Newman plays Fast Eddie Felson, a pool hustler who finds a protege in a young player portrayed by Tom Cruise. In the later years of his acting career, Newman also received Oscar nominations for his performances in Nobody’s Fool (1994) and Road to Perdition (2002), with Tom Hanks.

Newman, who outside of acting was known for his avid interest in race-car driving and his Newman’s Own line of foods (the profits of which go to charity), also stepped behind the camera to direct such movies as Rachel, Rachel (1968), which starred his second wife, Joanne Woodward (the couple married in 1958 and starred in 10 movies together) and earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and The Glass Menagerie (1987), which featured Woodward and John Malkovich. Paul Newman died at his home in Westport, Connecticut, on September 26, 2008, at the age of 83.

Which has better fuel economy: manual or automatic?

When you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get a well-priced vehicle that won’t be too expensive to own. One of the biggest costs of owning a car is keeping it fueled. So, it makes sense that budget-conscious consumers go for cars with great fuel economy. If you want to save at the dealership as well as at the pump, the conventional wisdom is to choose a car with a manual transmission because they tend to have lower sticker prices and better fuel economy.

That just goes to show you how reliable conventional wisdom is. While manual transmissions used to be more fuel-efficient than automatics, some of today’s automatic transmissions are changing that notion.

One thing that’s helping automatic transmission catch up is the wider use of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). Now, to be clear, the mechanics of CVTs differ from those of automatic transmissions, but for drivers, the operation is the same: You put the car in drive and go. Unlike manual and automatic transmissions, which have a fixed set of gears (and a fixed set of ratios), CVTs can continuously vary their gear ratios (hence their name) for maximum fuel efficiency. That helps them achieve better fuel economy when compared to a traditional manual transmission.

Traditional automatic transmissions can also beat manual fuel economy. Today’s automatics tend to have more forward gears (those are gears that move the car forward, not in reverse) than manual transmissions do. Those extra gears help the engine deliver the same power to the wheels while working at a lower engine speed, which saves gas. Car makers have also gotten really good at working with the new technology in automatic transmissions to make them more efficient. Part of that is due to simple economics: Most cars sold in the United States are sold with automatic transmissions, and car companies are finding that they can pass the costs of developing new transmission tech on to their consumers, who will happily take it in exchange for vehicles promising better fuel economy. It helps as well that car companies are also having to meet stricter government-mandated fuel economy standards. That also helped drive (heck yeah, that pun is intended) the development of more fuel-efficient automatics.

So, why buy a manual-equipped car if you’re not guaranteed better fuel economy? A manual transmission gives you a little more control over how hard your engine works and how much power gets to the wheels, so if that’s something you want, go for the manual. If you think manuals make you look cool, you’re right — and you should buy a manual. But if you want the best fuel economy, a manual transmission isn’t always the best way to go

Won the lotto ?, The Lamborghini SUV Is Coming In 2018

Described by company boss Stefano Domenicali as “a super sports car inside an SUV”,

Lamborghini’s controversial re-entry into the SUV market is fast approaching its launch date, but this is our closest look yet at the Urus  and the 600bhp+ SUV looks to be a few steps closer to production than the test mules our spy snappers have previously caught setting hot laps at the Nurburgring racetrack.

we can see that the Lamborghini Urus will retain much of the sharp, angular design language of the original 2012 Beijing show concept and Lambo’s current supercars. With a low, coupe-like roofline and steeply rising shoulders it’s unlikely to be as practical as most SUVs, but it certainly looks distinctive.

Earlier this year bosses told us here at OffTheClothBoff that the Urus will cost from around £180,000 when it goes on sale by the end of the year, and it’s set to produce over 600bhp  and 800Nm of torque from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

Power will be transmitted via a dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive. The Urus will also feature a similar electronic four-wheel-steering system to the new Aventador S, with electronic dampers as well. Further down the line, Lamborghini will offer the SUV with the option of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, too. This will be the Italian brand’s first foray into the world of electrification.

When Lamborghini pulled the sheet off the Aventador SV in Geneva earlier this year, I had a chance to sit down with the company’s President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann. I was expecting him to play coy about the potential for a Lamborghini SUV, but I was surprised to hear what I interpreted as a bit of frustration with the Volkswagen-Audi parent company in dragging their feet on approving the Urus concept for production. Winkelmann spent a fair bit of time emphasizing how the supercar market is stagnating, and how a third model, especially an SUV, would give them a play in a growing segment

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Fireball Whisky Gummy Bears

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Boozy gummies have been all the rage lately but hold onto your tongues, y’all — because Fireball gummy bears are officially here to wreck your mouth in the best possible way. Fireball, aka everyone’s favorite cinnamon whisky/the only acceptable addition to hot chocolate on a winter’s night that doesn’t come frothing out of a whipped cream can, has leveled up to what is arguably the highest form that an alcoholic drink can achieve. We have tequila gummy bears, we have rosé gummy bears, and apparently, my friends, we have now tested just how far we can fly to the alcoholic gummy sun without getting burned, and discovered it was well worth the risk. Now I don’t know about you, but gummy bears are my absolute favorite sweet treat. Yes, the humble gummy bear has had a bit of a rebrand in recent years, and much of that is to do with making them boozy. : gummy bears made with the cinnamon-flavored whisky, Fireball.

And just by reading the description, we were sold:

“Delicious cinnamon whisky gummy bears. A candy form of the popular ‘Fire Ball’ drink. An adult treat to enjoy at the pool, BBQ or just because.”

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Ingredients (150 gummies)

Instructions

Place Fireball, sugar, and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat. Keep it below 90 degrees if you want to retain the alcohol content (definitely don’t let it bubble). Whisk for ~5 minutes, until sugar and gelatin dissolve.

Transfer the mixture to a glass measuring cup with a spout. Carefully pour over the molds. Using the flat edge of a knife or spatula, distribute the excess and ensure molds are filled.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour. When set, pop the bears out of the mold.

Store Fireball gummy bears in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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