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How to Cool down your hot car quickly

October 18, 2016
Heat is a major issue here in the Philippines and it is getting hotter and hotter each and every day. For people who have cars, traveling is not really an issue because most vehicles have fair air-conditioning. One thing they should be thinking of is when they leave their cars under the sun for a time. It is such a frustration to get inside a car that is scorching with heat and of course, it bugs everyone for a few minutes until it cools down. Here in the Philippines, the weather is unpredictable and therefore, you need a few tips and reminders on how you can cool your car as quickly as possible.
How to Cool down your hot car quickly

Why bother to cool down a hot car when in fact it can cool eventually? Well some people might have this question in mind and to tell you, I also asked this question but after knowing its effects, I then ignored the question.
  • HEAT STROKE. The number one reason why you should consider cooling down your car with wits.
  • If you have kids or pets, their health might be affected negatively because of the stored heat inside your car.
  • The heat can damage the things inside your car such as gadgets, shoes, clothes, even paper.
These are just some of the things that you might experience if you neglect the idea of cooling down your car before you actually hop into it. To avoid these, here are a few of the tips that we have gathered to help you with this dilemma.

Use a sunshade

Sunshades are the things that would be very beneficial in times like this; these are the foil-like structures that people place in their windshields and windows to protect the interior of your car to heat up. The foil-like structure lets the heat bounce back thus, failing to enter the car.

Ensure that your sunshade covers the whole of the windshield because that’s where most of the heat comes from.

The air-condition strategy

Some people just use the air-conditioning system to put the heat away but instead, latching unto that idea does not seem to hasten the process. You can use air-conditioning but you should have vents on your windows instead. Give it a 5-minute rest and from there, I can assure you that the heat is tolerable.

You can also turn the engine together with the air-conditioning on while the windows are down and start driving to let the wind outside blow through the interior of your car so that it cools down faster – A little sacrifice for the long-term benefit.

The little space technique

Some people are aware of the heat when they leave their cars in open spaces so what they do is they leave a slight space in their windows so that when it gets heated up, the heat can escape through the spaces in the windows. Just make sure that the space is not that noticeable to avoid robbery or even carnapping.


Not to state the obvious but you can do all of these things at once in order for you to have the assurance that your car won’t get heated up at the maximum level. You can have sunshades, do the air-conditioning strategy, and the window spaces techniques. Doing this can prevent your car to lock the heat inside your car and can even disallow the heat from staying inside. Be mindful of security because leaving your cars in open space with windows even slightly open is a risk.

Summer is far but as I’ve mentioned, the weather here in the Philippines is unpredictable so it will be better if we just stay prepared. And besides, when summer comes and you have an open-space parking, you won’t be confused and you won’t panic on what you should do to avoid locking the heat inside of your vehicle.

LTO to implement 5-year license validity

October 16, 2016
After all the talks and rumors about the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) next move, this month is the month that the LTO finally calls the curtain about this. Early this year, there were sayings that the LTO plans on having a 5-year validity of the licenses and just a few days ago, it was officially released. A lot of things will change and these changes might or might not affect you but to shorten this and to get straight to the point, let us look deeper into this very good news.
LTO to implement 5-year license validity
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Starting this October year 2016, new drivers and licenses will have a 5-year validity meaning, the ID’s or licenses they would have will be valid for a good five years. Hooray for the new order because it will be very much beneficial since we won’t be hustling to LTO offices every after three years. This change is per Administrative Order No. 2016-034 of the Land Transportation Office.

What if I already have a license; do I have to apply for a new one?

Existing licenses will have the same validity until it is renewed. For example, your license will be expired this coming March; it won’t extend 2 years but renewing it this coming March will let it enter the 5-year validity order. In line with this is of course increase in the payments for both new and renewal applications.

How much would the new application and renewal fee cost?

We are used to just paying somewhere around P350. 00 for our new license, right? If it’s done in the right way, of course but now, the new application for a driver’s license would be P585. 00 which is obviously somewhere around 50% higher than what we are used to pay. If we were to include the application fee and the computer fees, in estimation you would have to pay P820. 26 for that. Renewal then costs P652. 63 and that is of course not including the penalties, the cost of the medical examination, etc.

We have had the problems of “no stock of cards” in many LTO Offices and of course, the body anticipated for that to happen. If in any case replacement cards or the new cards are not available when you renew your license, the official receipt of renewal can be used as a means that a new card is on its way to you. This simply means that the old card is still valid until the time comes that new cards are available.

This time, the government is really making it up to us by giving us benefits that we have been wanting for a very long time; having driver’s licenses extend its validity for two years is already a lot and we cannot thank you enough for that. I just hope that this is the start of change in the Land Transportation Office’s side and we hope that more good changes come.

Number Coding Window Hours

October 13, 2016
Because of the ramping amount of cars we have in our country today, having all of those go in one single moment can cause not only traffic, but congestions and accidents as well. In the Metro, we have few simple ways of controlling the volume of cars that go on roads everyday but in this article, we are going to share the most common way of controlling that volume and that is the number coding. Yes, we are going to give you the window hours of cities in Metro Manila that you should take note of in order for you to be aware and not pay penalty fees for it.

Number Coding Window Hours

Just to be clear, there is a penalty if you drive during your number coding day. If your plate number ends on a specific number, you are not allowed to let the car out during the day when it is observed. The number coding is as follows:

  • 1 and 2 - Monday 
  • 3 and 4 - Tuesday
  • 5 and 6 - Wednesday
  • 7 and 8 - Thursday
  • 9 and 0 - Friday

The number coding is suspended on the weekends. During special and national holidays, suspension of the number coding is also strictly observed. Take note that the number coding might be stretched before or after the date of the holidays. The penalty for not abiding to this is Php300. 00 and that, to tell you is the minimum amount – that is to be paid at the redemption center in Makati (Orense Street).

Of course, people would not agree with this without any considerations or thoughts. The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or also commonly known as the number coding scheme starts at 7:00pm – 7:00am. We would like to thank for approving these exemptions from Director Virgel De Dios and the Office of the MMDA Chairman Inocentes:
  1. Marikina, Muntinlupa, and Taguig contains no number coding so drivers and other people can be carefree in driving around without the fear of getting stopped by authorities. But it is strictly enforced in National Roads like East Service Road, Manuel L. Quezon, C5, etc.
  2. The whole of Pasig City has window hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  3. Makati and Las Pinas do not have window hours so that is the normal 7:00pm – 7:00am.
  4. Pasay City has number coding except on the following roads: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road, Domestic Road, Portions of Airport Road, Sales Road, Tramo and some parts of Buendia.
  5. EDSA, C5, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Roxas Blvd (Pasay), all other National, City, and Municipal Roads have window hours regardless of the city (meaning one can drive via EDSA in Makati any day).
  6. For the rest of Metro Manila (Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Manila, Malabon, Navotas, parts of Pasay, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, and Valenzuela) number coding is in effect (window hours of 10am-3pm is also observed).
  7. The city of Parañaque implements the Number Coding Scheme, including the window hours (10:00am - 3:00pm), in the following roads:
  • San Antonio Avenue, Pres. Aguinaldo St., Dominique Savio St., Japan St., Michael Rua St., and -France St. in Barangay Don Bosco.
  • East Service Road from Dr. Santos Avenue up to FTI Parañaque area.
  • West Service Road from Dr. Santos Avenue up to Merville Park Subdivision Parañaque area.

Here are the updates of the window hours of the main cities in our country. Note that it changes from time to time so it’s best to contact the MMDA metrobase at 882-4151 – 77 local 213 and 255. Now you know the window hours of the number coding scheme, so it is best to follow rules and regulations in order to let yourself out of trouble

Beating the Modern Manila Traffic

October 13, 2016
If you have been living and working in the cities, you most likely had a taste of the Manila traffic. You also then would know what time this traffic comes into play. To cut things short, almost everyone who travels in the Metro are aware of this and just accepted the fact that the traffic is a natural phenomenon. Many leaders planned on dissolving this by coming up with ideas but none ever became successful. People devised a few ways on how you can break from stress when you are under the MNL traffic and here are a few of those.

Beating the Modern Manila Traffic

The magic of Waze

Recently, an app had been introduced to us to help us get from one point to another in the fastest ways possible. This application is called Waze and many people have been using it. Uber drivers, Grab drivers, even normal citizens use this in order to beat the traffic and to get to their destinations in the best and fastest ways possible.

You need to first download the free app on your Play Store or Apple Store and from there, you can start using it.

Being a nightcrawler

Few people travel during the times when people are scarce; the times when it is not office hours, when it is just dawn, or such times when people are still asleep or already asleep. Traveling during these hours can help you get to your destination faster because there are less volume of cars and less people in the streets.

Traveling at 5am is safe but traveling at 6am is already traffic. Until 11pm, traffic is heavy in EDSA and in some parts of Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Marcos highway. Traffic is really unpredictable but it is for certain that it is not yet existent earlier than 5am.

Commuting is actually a goodie

Driving with the awareness that traffic might consume you is a bit bummer. Many people consider and choose commuting over driving because when they commute, they can do other things that can entertain them that would not be appropriate when driving. These things are:

  • Chat with friends and relatives
  • Browse the internet
  • Sleep

These three are the main things you can do if you are commuting and hell you cannot do these things while you are driving. Another thing is that if you commute, you can save tons of amounts for gas and it can let you rest while you are in the passenger area.

Kill time before traveling

If you attend work and you have a schedule that touches office hours, then you probably think and think of going into war because of the traffic. Find activities you can do before heading home like sitting and having a coffee for an hour or two, going to the mall, eating with office mates, friends, or relatives, and other activities that can kill time.

Traveling is not an easy task; it is not also a difficult one if you know how to. Know the ins and outs of the Metro and how you can get to your destination by sacrificing, and thinking smart. The traffic is very unpredictable especially now. It is up to you how you handle and avoid the general Metro Manila traffic.

18 Facts about the Human Brain

October 09, 2016
Our brains are so powerful that they control the totality of our bodies and take note, it is just a single structure placed in one area of our bodies – our head. It is so powerful that it is the one responsible for the things we feel, the things we think about, our satisfactions, our senses, and all other things. Dubbed as the central processing unit of the human body, the brain is an amazing and wonderful part of being a human. There are certain things that most of you do not know about it and in this article, I will be sharing 18 of those to you and I can surely tell you that it will definitely blow your mind. 

  18 Facts about the Human Brain

1. If you think that the brain is just another organ, think again. The brain uses a total of 20% of all the oxygen and blood inside your body.

2. Thinking about its composition, you would think that this organ is spongy, right? Well part of it is correct because according to researchers, the human brain has the same consistency as tofu.

3. When we’re awake, the average human brain creates produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.

4. The human brain can live for 4-6 minutes without oxygen; it then begins to die. Not being able to have oxygen for 5-10 minutes may result to permanent brain damage.

5. Our brain is a small laboratory for it produces more than 100, 000 chemical reactions every second. Isn’t that mind-blowing?

6. Human brains weigh about 3 lbs and no, it is not the largest brain. That title goes to sperm whales having 17 lbs of brains.

7. Unlike artificial intelligence, our brains do not have a limit to store memory – no it is not like the RAM of our computers. It is considered to have unlimited capacity.

8. Taste receptors which distinguish taste are not only found in tongues. Other areas include: stomach, lungs, intestines, pancreas, anus, and yes, the brain.

9. Want to be relaxed? Try sniffing a bar of chocolate because even the smell of it triggers theta brain waves which make us relaxed and comfortable.

10. Ever got drunk? Well many believe that alcohol makes you forget everything but no. When we get drunk, it is just that the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories which cause us not to remember what we did last night…

11. When we learn something new, added brain connectors are not the only thing that happens – it also changes our brain structure.

12. Music is equivalent to sex and eating – for the brain at least. It triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases dopamine (sex and food).

13. Due to many released news of brain parasites, scientists now believe that the chances of a zombie apocalypse is now possible.

14. Like being in control? Sorry to say this but 95% of your decisions take place in the subconscious part of our minds.

15. The human brain is composed of over 100 billion neurons and a trillion glial cells.

16. In a day, the average person creates about 70, 000 thoughts. Who knows, maybe one of those is a million-dollar idea.

17. Even if it has billions of neurons, the actual brain cannot really feel pain because it has been proven that it does not contain pain receptors.

18. Laughing is actually a tedious task for the brain because just the simple act of laughing requires five different areas of the brain to work together.

The human brain is not just an organ because as you can see, it is what made this all up. Without it, nothing would be possible. Did you even think that the human brain is actually the one who called itself the brain? Didn’t that make your brain function?

8 Major Effects of Stress to your Body

October 09, 2016
It is inevitable; everyone gets it even the happiest and the most carefree people on earth can get this sometimes – stress. It is part of growing up because you learn how to think, you learn how to think of problems, you learn to find solutions and so on. A lot of us think that stress only hinders people from sleeping but in fact, there is a deeper and a lot more meaningful thought than just that. Stress can cause effects to our body that we most definitely would not like and in this article, we will be stating 8 major effects of stress on a person’s body.

8 Major Effects of Stress to your Body

It stimulates the immune system

Hearing it sounds not so bad, isn’t it? Technically, it is good for short-term but if you will look at it in a longer span of time, it is not really that great. Good for short term because it would help you heal wounds faster, it will help you get rid of infections but over time, it takes over the immune system making you more vulnerable to viral illnesses like fever, influenza, and the common cold.

The Digestive System

Under stress, your liver produces an ample extra amount of blood sugar to aid you have a short boost of energy and unused blood sugar is then reabsorbed by the body. This one’s good if you are active and if you can direct stress to physical activities but being under chronic or extreme stress, your body might not be able to cope with the blood sugar produced by the liver causing you to be susceptible to type 2 diabetes. Aside from this, stress can divert the direction of food inside your body which can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation.

Muscle Pain

Yes, your muscular system is also affected when you’re under stress. You may notice that after being drowned in a lot of work, your muscles will release once you have relaxed or taken off. Being under constant stress can make muscles busy all the time and be tensed; not just in your torso but in your head as well. Causing headaches, backaches, stomachaches, and other “common” muscle pains you encounter. You may have had an experience before where you felt working out after being under extreme pressure and stress.

Your Respiratory Tract

Have you ever experienced breathing faster because you are stressing out on something? Well that act is true especially when you are under extreme stress. You tend to breathe faster in order for oxygen to be supplied faster to your body because it is a natural response of your body when under stress. If you have existing respiratory problems like asthma or emphysema, you will feel that it is difficult to breathe.

The Heart

Being stressed is also one of the main reasons why people have higher blood pressure. If you are stressed, tendency is your heart will pump faster in order to supply blood and oxygen throughout your body fast. Being under stress constantly can make your heart tired and you have higher risk of hypertension and/or problems with your arteries and your heart.

The Menstrual Cycle

Is have their menstruations late, early, even longer than before. I’ve had friends who experienced a total of 13 days bleeding because she is under pressure, stress, and emotional outburst. Ladies can have no menstrual cycle for months if they are under chronic stress or if they do have, they might experience painful periods and heavier flow of blood.

The Reproductive Sector

In both men and women, stress can be correlated to being infertile. Being under a lot of stress can make a man’s testosterone’s level to drop meaning – less sperm production = lesser chance of succeeding with a baby. Serious chronic stress can make a man be infertile.


Probably one of the most impactful effects on the human body is caused by depression through stress. We all know how real depression is and depression can be quoted to be the root cause of all of this. Not being able to eat, not being able to exercise, sleep, drink water, can all be causes of why these symptoms or these effects happen. One way or another, stress is not something you can just play with because eventually it can lead to serious and chronic depression.

Stress is not something that you should ever disregard because it is a serious thing. It is all processed in our brains and our brains are considered to be the center of our body, right? Imagine that center being bombarded with negativity, doubt, hatred, anger, greed, and all things ALL AT THE SAME TIME – how do you think your body would react? Beat stress by being positive; beat stress by eating right, sleeping tight, and thinking bright.

10 Ridiculous Laws From Around the World

September 18, 2016
Our world is a wonderful place in which every nation dwelling on it can have different ways of seeing things, different and unique ways of managing its people, and so on. Of course, every region implies different perspectives and opinions which pave the road of reason why there may be regions where a certain law is reasonable while other regions think it is not. However, there are some laws that might sound funny to a normal person’s ear but really, that law is legitimate and in fact, it is followed and is guided by the people who run that nation. Here are 10 of the most ridiculous laws from all over the globe. 

10 Ridiculous Laws From Around the World

1. Divorce is everywhere and is looked up to even in major countries like the U.S, the U.K, and other more countries. But did you know that in our time now, there are only just 2 nations where divorce is illegal – The Vatican and the Philippines.

2. In Maldives, public observance of any religion other than Muslim is prohibited. Yes, if you are caught walking with a bible in your hand, then you would be reported. It is also an offense to import bibles into the country so in order to avoid offending their people, might as well leave your bible at home if you plan on going on a trip to Maldives.

3. French drivers are required to have a portable breathalyzer inside their vehicle and if caught without it, it will be a fine of 11 Euros. Tourists or passengers inside vehicles are not exempted from this law and therefore should also carry one with them.

4. You cannot be sweet in the United Arab Emirates. This doesn’t mean you cannot eat chocolates in public; this means that displaying affection in public like holding hands, kissing, hugging, etc., are prohibited in the UAE. A lot of tourists have already been reprimanded and even jailed for kissing in public so better stay safe than sorry.

5. Singapore has a lot of laws that will make you laugh and smile. One example is that you cannot chomp gum while you are inside the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Another one is that lighting a cigarette in a public place, in a restaurant, on the streets, at the parks, etc., is also illegal. Now you get the idea why it is one of the cleanest countries in the world.

6. In Barcelona, wearing swimsuits or swimming attire is only applicable in beach areas. If you plan on leaving the beach, even if you just go to your car that is parked quite far from your location, you need to ensure that you have proper clothes. Non-compliance to this law can create a huge hole inside your pocket.

7. One major town in Alberta, Canada imposed swearing, cursing, spitting, and even yelling as illegal. So you better think of controlling yourself before going on the said town.

8. If you are caught winking at a woman in Ottumwa, Iowa, you will be fined and you can be sent in jail.

9. Probably one of the most ridiculous laws is in Thailand. This goes to every place in Thailand because if you go there and you accidentally step on your money, then you can be dragged down to jail.

10. In Hong Kong, there is a law that allows a wife to kill her husband if she finds out that he is cheating (with evidence or proof). The thing is, the wife needs to do the killing with her bare hands. Sounds nasty, does it?

Well, as you can see, these are only 10 of the most ridiculous laws out there and I am glad that I informed you about this so you know the policies in these places. Be sure to remember to avoid being reprimanded on a land you are not familiar with. Stay tuned for more articles regarding different ridiculous laws all over the globe.

Home Remedies for Colds

September 18, 2016
The Holidays are just behind our backs now considering that we have now entered the quarter of cold season. The “ber” months are here and it’s slowly living up to people’s expectations of it. Since every time this season arrives coldness and the cool weather is what most people notice, of course it also is associated with different ailments and illnesses. A lot of times, cold weather is directly associated to “colds season” which is in fact most absolutely true. Here in our country, the common cold is a normal thing to Filipinos and yes it is not that easy to cure. You may need to buy proper medications and observe proper rest however, there are home remedies available to help you with what you are feeling. In this article, I will be listing down home remedies that can be a good – even better – alternative for medicine.

Home Remedies for Colds

The Water Therapy

We all are aware of the magnificent miraculous makings of water and yes, one of the best and natural cures for the common cold is just the water therapy. You will be able to clear out the stuffy part of your nose, you will be able to rehydrate yourself in order to release the mucus, and a lot more.

Things you need:

- Water


1. Drink 2 glasses of water when you wake up.

2. Drink one glass of water one hour after you drank 2 glasses of water.

3. Drink 2 glasses after lunch; and so on.

The technique here is to fully reserve yourself with water without any window for dehydration. Havng colds can rehydrate you since it causes a lot of muscles for you to sneeze, it releases mucus that formed inside your body, and it make your head hurts. Drink 2 glasses of water every meal and make it a habit to drink at least 1 glass of water every hour.


Steam is probably one of the most effective ways of clearing up your stuffy nose. In order to make it more effective, adding certain ingredients such as Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Oil can hasten and enhance the process.

Things you need:

- A towel

- 5-8 drops of either eucalyptus or tea tree oil (can be a combination)

- Boiling water

- A bowl (Heatproof)


1. Put the oils at the bottom part of the bowl and then pour boiling water in it.

2. Start the process by placing your face over the bowl at a comfortable distance because doing it not in the proper way can damage you instead of healing you.

3. Once you found your rhythm, lower your face down CLOSE as comfortably as possible.

4. Have the towel as a guard to trap all the steam that gets out of your area.

5. Once you are close, breathe in and breathe out;

6. Do this for 5-10 mins for 2-4 times – EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Hot Ginger Tea

Of course, everything that is not delicious is healthy and can be beneficial to our health. Ginger is one of those and yes, it is extremely effective in clearing up that stuffed nose of yours. So if in any case you come across a left ginger inside your home, do not think twice to pick it up and to help yourself with it.

Things you need:

- Ginger (preferably ginger roots; you can grate it); 6-8 table spoons of it.

- Freshly boiled water (at least 4-5 cups)

- Lemon Juice (Optional)

- Honey (Optional)


1. Bring the water to a boil and there it is, it is all set.

2. Once you have the desired boil, pour it in the container where your ginger is placed (preferably in a glass jar).

3. Make sure to cover the jar to keep the escaping steam to the jar because it has the essential materials in it.

4. Place it covered for about half an hour and it is ready to go.

Make sure that you store the rest of the tea in the refrigerator (only up to 24 hours) and just reheat if necessary. Also, ensure that you breathe in the steam of the ginger; drink it at least 3-4 times a day together with other home remedies in this list.

The “Hot” Method

Cold and hot compress has been the bread and butter of most Filipinos who encounter ailments like this. Yes, it is very much effective and it should be practiced because it is natural and it is not that expensive.

Things you will need:

- Water bottle or Ice bag

- A thin piece of clothing

- A vacuum flask (thermos)


1. Bring the water up to a boil and then store it to your vacuum flask to keep it heated and warm.

2. Pour some over the water bottle or ice bag and then ensure that the lid is tightly sealed.

3. Layer a piece of clothing around the bottle or ice bag so that you won’t get burnt by the heat of whatever you are dealing with.

4. You can lie on the bottle or bag between your shoulder blades or you can place that on top of your chest as well.

This method helps cure congestion in the chest and in the neck area. Repeat this 2-3 times daily along with the other home remedies in this list for faster and more accurate results.


Now this one is actually a rare type of cure but I am pretty sure that most Filipinos would get and love this cure. It involves spicy things – you guessed it right, peppers. Yes, the constituent in making peppers hot is in fact called capsaicin; it has tons of health benefits and one of those is that it can help loosen up congested areas of your respiratory system.

Things you will need:

- Pepper or hot chili

- Milk


1. Take a bite on the hot pepper or on the chili or any spicy food you can have.

2. Taking the hotness to a broth however is largely beneficial because as you get water and fluids, you sweat, you get the actions, and you get to feel the hotness you consume.

This is an effective way of decongesting yourself. As per the others, do this along with other more remedies to ensure a fast and obvious recovery.

These are just a few of the best home remedies you can do in order to cure yourself from the common cold. The cold season is here and it is just best to remain prepared with home remedies besides taking on medicines that might be too expensive or too hard-to-find.

14 Facts about dreams you would probably dream about

September 14, 2016
Ever since the human race learned about sleeping, they of course started to know about dreaming as well. But since the time that people wanted to study dreams, it actually became more and more complex and interesting. People like Sigmund Freud, studied dreams and came up with concrete examples and representations to effectively define why dreams are happening and what they are for. But of course, we cannot guarantee if that is 100% legitimate without any scratch of fakeness. But for now, let us tickle your mind because we will give you 14 facts about dreams that will leave you stunned.

14 Facts about dreams you would probably dream about
Image from Pixabay

1. For starters, an average human being spends a good 1/3 of his life just dreaming. Imagine all things that flashed behind your eyes – almost 25 freaking years.

2. If you plan on not sleeping tonight, it is better to cancel out that plan because sleeping for less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.

3. Dreams aren’t just dreams if you think of it that way. There are things today that are the product of dreams and some of these major things are:

  • The alternating current generator – Nikolas Tesla
  • The DNA’s form (double-helix) – Professor James Watson
  • The Periodic Table of Elements – Dimitri Mendeleyev 
  • The idea for Google – Larry Page 

4. Lack sleep? You should be envious of a snail then because snails can sleep for 3 years straight.

5. A normal human being can disregard eating for 2 months and still live but a normal person can only endure up to 11 days without sleeping. Anything more than that then major problems might occur and the worst part is – you may die.

6. Tibetan Monks do not need a bed for sleeping because most of them sleep upright. And yes, they also dream. 

Read: 19 Things you probably didn't know about Earth

7. Lucid dreaming is actually a real phenomenon. Lucid dreaming is where you are able to control your dreams.

8. Everyone dreams every single day (except for some who have mental and psychological disorders). If you think you haven’t dreamt tonight, it is just that you already have forgotten what you have dreamt about.

9. People in your dreams are people you have encountered or seen in your real life. Although sometimes you are not able to recall who that person was in your dream, chances are you saw them driving, walking, or whatever in your real life.

10. Some people are actually addicted in sleeping that they never want to wake up. Which leads to the revelation that they want to dream even in the day which causes them to buy an illegal drug which is called the Dimethyltryptamine. It is a synthetic and artificial chemicals and fluids our brain produce during dreaming.

11. Our brains are actually more active when we are dreaming compared to when we are awake.

12. You can dream from an hour to two hours every night which you will have four to seven dreams in just one single sleep.

13. Some sources said that people who snore are not dreaming at that point. So when you are snoring, you are most likely not dreaming. No scientific evidence for this one, though.

14. Even in dreams, gender equality is an issue. Researchers suggest that men have 70% more men in their dreams while women dream about the same gender equally.

Dreams are wonderful occurrences and experiences to help us get through everything we are going through. Though there are no concrete and scientific evidence about why we dream, it is always important to remember that this is a gift to us that we should just love and accept.

19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Earth

September 14, 2016
Ever imagined how wonderful our planet is? It sustained and it continues to sustain life, it has nearly billions of creatures and organisms lurking and dwelling on top of it, and it has been standing here longer than you can imagine. Our Earth is a magical and wondrous place and I am pretty certain that a lot of you fail to be aware of these facts that I am about to give you.

1. If you didn’t notice, our planet is the only planet in our solar system not named after a mythological God or Goddess.

2. Thinking about how big our planet is? Well, about 1.3 million Earths could fit inside our very own sun and our sun is considered to be a dwarf star (a proportionally small star compared to normal ones). 

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3. It takes approximately about 8 minutes and some 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to our Earth. Which makes you look back in time if you try and look at the sun’s ray.

4. Oxygen – the air we breathe – the thing that keeps us alive. You would think that gas is the most abundant gas in our solar system, right? Well no, oxygen is only 21% while Nitrogen is about 78% in our atmosphere and some other gases are the ones left.

5. How old is the Earth? This question has been thrown from the time intelligence became a trend and researchers and scientists came up with an accurate answer and that is 4.54 billion years old.

6. Life outside Earth is a very sensitive and interesting topic but just inside our galaxy alone, there are at least 2 billion Earth-like planets.

7. The Earth’s highest point is Mount Everest which sits at a high 8.8km.

8. While the Earth’s lowest or deepest KNOWN point is equal to 24.5 Empire State Buildings from top to bottom.

9. Right now, there are approximately 22, 000 manmade objects revolving around the Earth. This are the devices, machines, etc. that have been broken down and is now part of the things orbiting our planet.

10. The very first life on Earth was in our oceans. Even before animals, dinosaurs, or insects were existent, the waters were the hosts of a livelihood that pioneered this planet.

11. Our Earth isn’t a perfect sphere because as it spins, gravity points toward the center of the Earth and a centrifugal force pushes it outward.

12. Since our Earth isn’t a perfect sphere, there are parts of the globe where the gravitation force isn’t as forceful as other parts of it. One example is in Hudson Bay of Canada where it is reported that the gravity is 25% to 45% lower than the usual.

13. 24 hours a day? Not really. The time the Earth rotates on its axis is exactly 23 Hours, 56 Minutes, and 4 Seconds.

14. Our Earth is rich; the core of our planet contains gold which can coat the whole planet to a depth of a staggering 1.5 feet.

15. 40% of the Earth’s total lands are just found in 6 countries. Have a guess on what those are.

16. Ever wonder what would happen if our planet didn’t have its moon? To break the tension, having no moon makes one entire day just 6 hours long.

17. Between 10 to 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere n Earth EVERY SINGLE DAY which means that there are more active volcanoes than you think.

18. The Earth used to be the color Purple which is caused by ancient different microbes that used different molecules to harness the sun’s rays.

19. Earthquakes can change our planet’s rotation speed. Japan’s 2011 earthquake increased the rotation speed of the planet, shortening the day by 1.8 milliseconds. 

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As you can see, the Earth is a wonderful, magnificent, and a mysterious place. We are of course blessed to have this as our planet most especially because it is the planet that sustains life; without it and its magical occurrences, we wouldn’t be here.