Knowledge is Power – In order to Grow, change the World around you

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Happy National Lemon Juice Day – Benefits of Lemon Juice

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Health Benefits of Lemon

Various health benefits of lemon are explained below:

Indigestion and Constipation: Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of lemon on your dish (take care, as lemon does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion.

Fever: Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration.

Dental Care: Lemon juice is also frequently used in dental care. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the area of a toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain.

Weight Loss: If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can help reduce body weight.

Respiratory Disorders: Lemon juice assists in relieving respiratory problems and breathing problems, such as its ability to soothe a person suffering from an asthma attack. Lemon, as a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders.

Skin Care: Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. Lemon juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burn, and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. Lemon juice can be applied on the skin for the treatment of acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin.

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Money on my Mind – (Investing) Differences between an IRA, Roth IRA vs 401K – Pros & Cons and Tax Benefits

This is a video describe what an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is. We cover the basics of a Roth IRA a traditional IRA and a 401k plan. In this video we go over the pros and cons of a roth ira and a traditional ira and compare them to each other. We explain the tax benefits or tax savings that can be taken advantage of by investing in an IRA (Individual Retirement Account)

The Truth Hurts – Evil prevails when Good Men fail to Act

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Motivation Monday – You were meant for MORE!!!

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Moviation of Week – Never Give Up on your Dreams (Nate Boyer) – The Long Shot (SC Feature)

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Former Green Beret and Texas Longhorns walk-on Nate Boyer is aiming to secure a long-term future as a long-snapper with the Seattle Seahawks.

True Detective – Episode 8 (Season Finale) Omega Station – Time is a flat circle

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Episode 8 (Season Finale) Omega Station

Spoiler Alert – Everything is ending. Time to wake up. – Frank

I’m not going to hide it but I am really disappointed in this season finale for Season Two of True Detective. I am defiently having mixed feelings about this episode. Personally, I thought this season of TD was quite stellar with the new editions of Colin, Vince, Taylor and Rachel. Along with the new location in Los Angeles and a new crime to solve, it was pretty interesting to watch. Although there were many critics, who thought this season did not match up to the caliber of last season of True Detective. TD had it’s up and downs but it manage to bounce back before the season ending. The episode before this was a good one even though we had to watch the heroic Woodrugh go out in a tough way. I guess going into the last episode of True Detective, I was hoping for a better ending for the rest of the cast but I guess the writers wanted to keep it real and show you what would have really happened and not some Hollywood bullshit ending.

I’m not going to go into detail in what happened during the season finale because I want the rest of the readers to make a judgement call themselves if they like the ending of True Detective this season but I think you’re smart enough to know that a lot of the characters didn’t make it out of this episode. I loved the whole episode all the way up til the last thirty minutes, then it became all to predictable. Ray had to say goodbye to his son even though he didn’t have any time to waste, which lead to his death and Frank trying to tie up loose ends trying to get away from his gangsta past but it finally caught up with him with the cartel, stabbing him leaving there to walk the desert like some sorta of atonement for his sins. Then you got Ani, who she finally met someone as fucked up as herself but it is taken away from her immediately. Leaving her with Frank’s widow in some foreign country telling their stories to a reporter, hoping for some justice.

But I get it.

This world is fucked up with bad people doing bad things, which good people don’t get the justice they deserve. But fuck man, sometimes I’m just a sucka for a story book ending.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love stories where the hero or the anti-hero doesn’t make it in the end, but I was hoping and pulling for Ray and Frank to get out of the shit storm they were dealing with this season. It was just so anti-climatic the way they went out in the end, but I guess we never envision how it would really go down in the end. As Frank tells Ray, “Did you ever picture your life going this way?”

I might have to watch again but right now I’m feeling a bit let down. Regardless, I still think this season of True Detective as a whole was terrific with amazing acting and great storylines. Colin Ferrell is never bad in anything he does, Taylor Kitsch performance was great showing all of us why he’s more than a pretty face just like Rachel McAdams, which I think she finally shed that funny cute girl persona that we all know her from with this gritty performance this season. But I think the best performance this season, has to go to Vince Vaughn, which he absolutely killed it after his slow start during the season, he came out strong in the end. We saw him thriving on top of the mountain, only to be thrown back to the bottom with the wolves but he showed us why he was on top of the mountain in the first place. I loved seeing Vince in funny movie roles but I can’t wait to see him in more serious roles because he has the acting chops to do so.

I guess in the end the critics where right. This second season of True Detective would not live up to expectations to the first season. But the first season of TD was so amazing, just trying to attempt another season of that caliber is insane and ballsy. As Norman Vincent Peale, the author of Positive Thinking, eloquently puts it,

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Is that much better than being down here with the mortals? At least up there, you’ll live forever. Congrats to the writers and cast members of True Detective for a wonderful season. RIP Ray and Frank, I hope they are sharing a bar booth together in hell or heaven with that depressing bar singer, drinking shitty beer and Black Label goodness.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Who had a better fucked up story? Ani’s weird cabin abduction with uncle creepy or Ray’s I shot the wrong dude story. Also, was this foreplay or high-level awkwardness after motel sex.
  • Frank had a touching scene with his wife at the train station, but throwing the big ass rock was insane.
  • “You can’t act for shit.” Frank’s wife – You bite your tongue woman before he motor boats the shit out of you
  • Vince Vaughn I believe had the best lines this season besides Colin Ferrell. Also, he had the most guns. All those guns and he used like two in the cabin scene. “Never lay down for anyone.”
  • Great short scene with Frank and Ani as Frank thinks Ani is a cop: “What gave me way? My Tits?”
  • Ray shows love for Frank as Ani asks about his gangsta buddy: “He’s actually a good guy.”
  • Did Ray’s son try to trade his father’s badge in that game of Life?
  • Damn it I can’t believe that ginger bastard is not Carrot Top’s son!
  • If you found Ray’s phone, would you delete the message or send it. I think it would have been dope if you were high as shit listening to Ray rambling on being lost in his life.
  • Woodrugh gets a highway named out of him, so his widow can look at it crying every time she drives over to collect her welfare checks.
  • Ani is going to be a great mom. She’s going to teach his son the Art of the Bushido and how kill a man under three minutes.
  • The sprawl of Los Angeles made me fall in love with this fucked up city again, even though I would leave in a drop of hat if I had another opportunity but I will always call this fucked up place, home.

Check out our TD Season 2 Reviews

Black Maps and Motel Rooms

Church in Ruins

Other Lives

Down Will Come

Maybe Tomorrow

The Night Finds You

The Western Book of the Dead

Hotel California (The Eagles)

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Everyone loves Bacon – Kevin Bacon demands more Nudity

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Kevin Bacon demands more male nudity in Hollywood

Kevin Bacon has a bone to pick with you, Hollywood. Male actors are rarely given the opportunity to be gratuitously naked, and it’s not fair. 

But that’s all going to change now with the #FreeTheBacon movement. 

The Truth Hurts – Everyone needs a Shoulder to Cry on Sometimes

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Happy National Watermelon Day!!! – The Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon

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Summer is the time to indulge in fresh, succulent juicy melon when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system. Read on to discover 8 amazing health benefits of watermelon!

Cardiovascular & Bone Health

The lycopene in watermelon is especially important for our cardiovascular health and is now being recognized as an important factor in promoting bone health. Consuming large amounts of watermelon has also been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow via vasodilation (relaxation of blood pressure). Dietary lycopene (from foods like watermelon or tomatoes) reduces oxidative stress which normally reduces the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts (the two major bone cells involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis) – this means stronger bones for those consuming lycopene-rich foods. Watermelon is also rich in potassium which helps to retain calcium in your body, resulting in stronger bones and joints.

Reduces Body Fat

The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. Citrulline is an amino acid which converts into arginine with help from the kidneys. When our bodies absorb citrulline it can take the step of converting into arginine if so required. Citrulline, when consumed, has the ability to (through a series of steps) block the activity of TNAP (tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase) which makes our fat cells create less fat, and thus helps prevent over-accumulation of body fat.

Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant Support

Watermelon is rich in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids. The carotenoid lycopene in watermelon is particularly beneficial in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. The tripterpenoid cucurbitacin E is also present in watermelon, which provides anti-inflammatory support by blocking activity of cyclo-oxygenase enzymes which normally lead to increased inflammatory support. Make sure you pick ripe watermelons, because they contain higher amounts of these beneficial phenolic compounds.

Diuretic & Kidney Support

Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and caffeine). Watermelons helps the liver process ammonia (waste from protein digestion) which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.

Muscle & Nerve Support

Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body. Potassium determines the degree and frequency with which our muscles contract, and controls the excitation of nerves in our body.

Alkaline-forming

Watermelons have an alkaline-forming effect in the body when fully ripe. Eating lots of alkaline-forming foods (fresh, ripe, fruit and vegetables) can help reduce your risk of developing disease and illness caused by a high-acid diet (namely, meat, eggs and dairy).

Improves Eye Health

Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = beta carotene) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.

Immune Support, Wound Healing & Prevents Cell Damage

The vitamin C content in watermelon is astoundingly high. Vitamin C is great at improving our immune system by maintaining the redox integrity of cells and thereby protecting them from reactive oxygen species (which damages our cells and DNA). The role of vitamin C in healing wounds has also been observed in numerous studies because it is essential to the formation of new connective tissue. The enzymes involved in forming collagen (the main component of wound healing) cannot function without vitamin C. If you are suffering from any slow-healing wounds, up your intake of vitamin C heavy fruit!

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