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7 Surprising Facts about Lobsters You Probably Didn’t Know

Lobsters are well-loved seafood. They are popular all over the world, and can simply be boiled or steamed, and are best cooked alive. It can be messy to eat lobster and expensive to buy them, but seafood lovers won’t mind paying extra for this high-profile food. You will probably crave this soft, meatier and sweeter version of shrimp and crab, but here are some facts about lobsters you might not know yet. Lobsters keep growing. Scientists say that lobsters can live as long as 100 years, and they continue to grow. The biggest lobster ever recorded weighed about 44 pounds. It was caught in Nova Scotia in 1977. In Maine, the largest one caught weighed 27 pounds. Lobster blood is blue. Lobsters, like snails and spiders, have blue blood because of the presence of hemocyanin, a copper rich substance. Humans have iron-based blood, that’s why it is red.  Lobsters have…

Hosting a Classy Dinner Party in 5 Steps

Hosting parties is a great way to bring all your busy friends and family together. Everyone loves to have an event to go to, and the more successful and glamorous your parties are, the more your loved ones will look forward to them. Being the known host of the group means people will rely on you to host the biggest events of the season, and they’ll be talking about your party for months, both before and after. To get you started on being known for hosting the classiest, most glamorous of dinners, follow these steps: 1. Send Out Invitations Once you have chosen a date, it is time to send out the invitations. To truly make your dinner party the most glamorous, classiest affair, send out paper invitations. These handwritten invitations will make your guests truly appreciate the effort that you are going to put into your planning and hosting.…

Keeping your Mind Sharp through Gaming

Many people focus on maintaining their physical well-being as they age. However, sometimes the majority ignores the importance of mental fitness in life but, as a Roman poet rightly underlined ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’, which means ‘A healthy mind is a healthy body’. Exercising the mind is a non-stop process. Yet, this does not necessarily mean that it has to be difficult or dull but, on the contrary, it can be pleasant or even fun. Besides getting a good sleep, keeping a healthy nutrition, exercising regularly, maintaining hobbies and social activities, and playing certain kinds of games can train the brain, improving the agility, the focus, and the energy of a person. For instance, think about the variety of online games people play on their smartphone or tablet and the time they spend doing so. The advantages of that practice can be identified by seeing the gradual development of cognitive functions. In…

New Music: Max Foxx & Nicky Renard’s New Single

Even from a young age, I’ve always loved music. As a child I remember cycling around my neighbourhood with a small boom box placed over my bicycle’s handlebars, so I could blast the Lion King’s sound track while I cruised around. As a teen, I would turn the volume up loud on my car’s speakers and listen to all my favourite tunes. These days I feel absolutely spoiled that my smart phone can connect to Spotify and essentially let me have access to a lifetime’s music. Ever since I can remember, discovering new music has been a genuine passion of mine. I was excited to see that Maxx and Nicky, an extremely talented duo, had paired up to release a new single, Grovy Lane ft Caleb Johnson. After listening to it, I felt it was worth sharing this great single with you in case you hadn’t already heard it. You…

The Best Ways to Improve Your Relationship

Do you feel that your relationship is not what it used to be? Do you feel that maybe something is missing? It can be natural for a relationship to suffer ups and downs, however, if you or your partner think that things are not right, then you need to find out what the issues are. There are many ways that you can try to make your relationship better; it is a good idea to try as many things as you can, to see what works. However, don’t be afraid to go back to basics. Rekindle Your Friendship Before you became a couple, you were friends. Sometimes this part of a relationship can suffer because of other pressures and expectations. The things that you used to do together as friends don’t have to stop now you are a couple. If you used to enjoy eating out or going to the movies,…

Small Changes To Help You Live A Healthier Lifestyle

It’s not easy to all of a sudden break your bad habits and be healthy overnight. It takes deliberate action and a determination to get yourself on the right track. It’s an important goal to go after and one that can really change your life. Break it down into steps to make it seem like less of a burden. You have to decide not to give up and be willing to do whatever it takes to start fresh. You don’t have to do it all at once. It’s about making more of the right choices slowly and steadily. See small changes to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Carry A Water Bottle Drinking water is good for you. The more, the better in this case. It’s easier when you buy a water bottle that you bring with you everywhere. This way you know that when it’s empty, it’s your cue…

Key Signs of an Infestation You Should Know

Pests, which can be weeds, animals and insects, are creatures that you don’t want in your home. North Carolina is a state that has many common pests in the region, from cockroaches to mice. During the winter, you’ll want to keep an eye on your home and try to spot early signs of an infestation, which are much better to deal with than well-developed colonies of insects or rodents. The truth is, however, that pests can infest your home at any time of the year. Signs of an Infestation Knowing the key signs of an infestation is how you’ll be able to put the symptoms to the perpetrator. Know them, make sure that your family knows them, and that you all inform each other the moment you spot signs of a potential invasion. You can also try to pest-proof your home in advance, though pests are clever when it comes…

Worldwide Wisdom – 4 Ways to Present Your Brand to an International Audience

Image:  For most business owners, true success comes with scale and scope. It involves reaching an audience beyond the one which initially helped you to grow. This is why so many entrepreneurs spend time networking overseas. While you don’t have to ‘go international’ to become a profitable enterprise, it is an opportunity to do more than just make money. With a global brand, you can build a commercial legacy. You can invest in projects which go beyond market survival and start to create positive change in the world. This, more than anything else, is what will ensure your company endures in the long term. It is no easy feat, but it could just be the best decision of your business career. Keep reading for advice on the best ways to take your brand to an international audience. Be There on the Ground This is often the trickiest part of an…

Enjoying Ladies’ Day at the Races

Source: Wikimedia Going to the races can be an overwhelming experience if you’ve never been before. However, it can be an incredible day out with the girls. What’s not to love? You can dress up, have a few drinks, and spend some quality time with close friends. But when you’re new to something, sometimes your nerves can get the better of you. Here’s how to do the day well! Prep Is Important As with any big day or night out, you want to look your best. Heading to a day at the races is only partially about the event itself; a lot of it is about “who’s who”, and what they’re wearing. Dressing up is an absolute must, and while trends do change year on year, it’s important that you rise to the occasion by making an effort. Dresses should not be last-minute decisions, and the choices for everything should…

Tips To Help Busy Moms Stay Sane

As a mom, you’re busy running around and putting out one fire after another. It’s a hectic life, and you don’t always get the rest you deserve. It’s understandable that you’re tired and feel like quitting some days. Try not to let your stress get to the point of no return. Manage it before it’s too late. Take a look at what processes you currently have in place to help you get through each day and week. Remember that you’re not all alone and there are many moms who go through the same struggles as you. See tips to help busy moms stay sane. Make Lists It’s important to write information down. No matter how tempting it is to keep it all in your head, you’ll regret it later when you can’t think of what it was you needed to do. Always make lists and add to them and cross…

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