Eat to beat the heat

No energy in the midst of the heat wave? You might be dehydrated. To counter the hazardous impacts of the summer sun, forget about cholesterol express meals. Temperature-reducing water-laden fruit and vegetables are your best when the sun is hitting hard. Here are a few cooling foods that you should definitely add to your diet to beat the heat

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Happy jamming time

According to a French proverb, saint Anatole’s day (July 3rd) is happy jamming day. Bring out your best jam pan, preferably wide rimmed and, according to specialists, made of copper. Why? Because cooking fruit releases pectin from the cells and copper encourages the molecules to coalesce, joining together to form a web that holds all of the fruit juices together.

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Upcycling is awesome

A 50’s wardrobe, with an attached chest of drawers, is vintage gem –practical, spacious but a little dull for a kids room. Before rushing off to Ikea and getting brain-fried with their instructions, consider upcycling this old faithful friend. Upcycling is the magic way of changing old or discarded materials into a stunningly beautiful work of art.

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TEA-TIME. Lesson 1: the colours of tea

To start with, we are going to tell you a Chinese top-secret well-kept for centuries: there are only six tea varieties and they all come from the same plant.Depending on how they are processed, the leaves will become white tea, green tea, black tea, yellow tea, blue-green tea (Oolong or Wulong) or dark tea (Pu’erh). This is only known since the 19th century, thanks to Robert Fortune, spy extraordinaire and tea thief at the service of Her Most Gracious Majesty Victoria.

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Going vertical

Verticalizing plantations is a totally brilliant way to maximize a mini space – balcony, terrace, garden, backyard – though this was of no concern to the king’s architect.To give a unique look to your multi-story garden, let your imagination run wild and recycle whatever you want. By recycling all articles and giving them a second life, you have an awesome miniature garden, hyper trendy, totally organic and carbon neutral.

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Green cleaning your wheels

Recent studies have raised concerns about cleaning product chemicals, calling some of them “Serial killers”. The good news is that they can happily be replaced by natural and safer super dirt and grime busters. So rejoice, proud motorcycle owners: removing the most stubborn spoke stains without using harsh chemicals is possible and painless.

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