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Connection Between Drinking Water and Weight Loss

If you plan on losing weight and keeping it off, water is most presumably the most important element of your weight loss diet. That is an amazing fact, wouldn't you agree, given the measure of money people spend on diets, diet products and diet pills – water costs almost nothing!

I guess most of us take water for granted, but it's a pretty influential catalyst for long-term weight control as well as for good health. You can also navigate to for getting the more influential tips for the weight loss.

But how are drinking water and weight loss connected?

The better you understand the influence of drinking water and weight loss, I think the more you will start to take this on board in your daily habit and become more conscious of how the dehydrating effects of tea, coffee, cola or alcohol are sabotaging your best weight loss efforts!

Firstly, one extraordinary truth is that the body cannot metabolise stored fat efficiently without enough water.

Secondly, if you are retaining water, it figures that it's going to show up as excess weight. Although it might seem odd, to get rid of excess water you actually must drink more water to restore the body's water balance.

Natural Ways To Control Your Diabetes

Diabetes has continued to affect more and more people due to bad diet habits and lack of exercise.  Unfortunately our diets consist of fast foods that contain preservatives and added hormones and excess of sugar.  Although there are different type of diabetes such as Type 1, which is usually diagnosed from childhood and requires taking insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults who are overweight, have poor eating habits, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.  The bottom line is if you suffer from diabetes there are natural things you can do to help.

Garlic is a great root vegetable that many are finding helpful when suffering from diabetes.  Garlic has had a positive effect on helping to increase secretion of insulin and slow its degradation.  Garlic also has great antioxidant properties, contains B6 as well as reducing blood sugar levels.  Ginseng is also benefits for those with diabetes.  Studies have shown ginseng can help to reduce blood glucose levels.  Ginseng can usually be found in your supplement section at your local health food store, do your research before your purchase. You want to make sure you are purchasing high quality ginseng that is not diluted.  Cinnamon is also a wonderful spice you can use if you suffer from diabetes.  Cinnamon helps to stimulate insulin activity and lower blood sugar levels.    

Those who suffer from diabetes need to make time for daily exercise!  30 minutes to one hour of walking, yoga or any type of cardio will help to keep the body healthy.  Getting adjusted with your local San Deigo Chiropractor can also help to keep diabetes at bay.  When the nerves in the neck area are compressed and unable to function at their optimal levels and at times the pancreatic functions suffers.  When this happens the body is unable to produce enzymes which help to digest proteins, fats and possibly insulin production.  Many San Diego Chiropractors have seen lower levels of type 2 diabetes in their patients who get adjusted on a regular basis.  If you have questions regarding diet, chiropractic care or diabetes talk to your local wellness center.  



Bridal Photo Editing Tips through Photoshop

Photography is a art, lot of new things introduced every session. Wallpapers, background images, vector pictures are one the format from the photography groups. ViewColleges blog is a wonderful source you can see lot of wallpapers for sample. Photoshop is best software you can do more magics inside. Lot of photographers using this software to optimize thir customer photographs on next level. Here you can see some best performing bridal photo editing methods. I personally use Photoshop to edit photographs. Some other tools are also available. But Photoshop is a master compare to other photo editing tools. Select a Photograph Go to layer panel Click on adjustment layer and select Gradient Map In Gradient MAP ,Select Black and White Presets and click on ok Image will be changed in Gray scale Select zoom tool and zoom out the image.

Select Pan Tool and shift the image below Confirm foreground is black and background color is white.

Select Brush tool Decide your Brush diameter as per your need By pressing left click,move your brush on that areas where color has to be changed in to original. Now you can see here, jewelry color appears original. Again select Pan tool and shift the image upper. With the help of Brush tool , change the color of remaining jewelry. Select a medium size of Brush and change the color of the dress. Select zoom tool again and re-size the image in original.

The best example for modern photographs you can see through good morning pictures. Everyday we receive lot of great wishing pictures through social media sources. Particularly in Whatsapp, Facebook type platforms millions of people eagerly sharing good morning, good night images. This type of picture messages help us to feel well and remember someone very important. Every time a new message greet your friend something special. This is great chance to impress others through our picture messages. 

Things You Must Know About Smartphones

The craze for smartphones is at its height. Every day, almost every mobile phone companies are coming up with a new smartphone. People are lapping up each and every smartphone without knowing what you may anticipate from this type of phone. I will suggest here that after reading this article do visit prezzosmartphone store to go through latest arrivals.

Well, below are a few things you have to find out about a smartphone:

1) Power is precious: Even if you make just a few calls from your phone, several cheap smartphones run low on battery beyond 24 hours. As the options that come with a phone usually attract the absolute most attention, the capacity of the battery isn't given much importance. More and more smartphone users are carrying their battery chargers together while likely to work. 

2) Call quality is dependent upon the design: You'd be certainly amused if you saw a photograph of an early mobile phone with a huge antenna protruding from the back. Even cheap smartphones, these days, have eliminated the necessity of an aerial that will be comprised within the unit itself. However, several ergonomically designed phones often are unsuccessful within their call quality because of the aesthetics that short-changes the event of the antenna.

3) Privacy is thin: The worst part of a smartphone is that almost no information within its memory is obviously kept private. Though the policies of the service providers and the web often differ, many of them comprise a provision for accessing the info of their users from any corner of the world.

The Pleasure Of Online Shopping

Online Shopping is today the most convenient and exciting way of shopping. It caters to every income group and therefore has a wide customer base. It allows customers to buy goods and services from sellers or merchants using the internet.

Many people find this the most relaxed form of shopping, more so from the convenience of their home. It also has its advantages and disadvantages that should be kept in mind to make shopping a pleasure. To get the pleasure of Online Shopping one can also choose website.

Online Shopping lets you shop from your home. You can relax before your computer or laptop and browse from various shopping portals. Some advantages include the following:

You do not need to get dressed and ready yourself and the family for driving down to the shopping mall. Neither do you need to walk from shop to shop exploring the variety of products?

Facilitates ease of comparison of products and prices. Online business owners, therefore, price their products competitively as pricing plays a major decisive factor for customer decisions. Reviews that are available online will also give you an insight on the products you want to buy.

You get a wide range of merchandise at these shopping sites, unlike the availability of certain brand or limited categories in physical stores.

You do not have to listen to unwanted sales talk. Usually, the salesman at any store tries to push products where they generate more margins. They tend to influence the customer decisions. You may also end up buying things which were not on your buying list! Online shopping will prevent you from impulsive shopping.

661 Washington Street

661 Washington Street

Interior design for addition / renovation of a private residence in Brookline, MA. Their new modern kitchen features an island with a cantilevered counter large enough to accommodate this family of 7. Highlights include: custom cherry wood cabinets, black granite counters, cork floors, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Scope of work includes design, appliance specification, and finish selection.

all photographs by Pam Berry

Marlborough Street Condo

Renovation of a condo on Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay. Scope of work includes space planning, design, and finishes for several rooms including living room, dining room, master bedroom and bath. New lighting scheme and several new custom wood cabinets provide much-needed storage space and media organization.

all photography by Ben Gebo


TEDx Cambridge

Brandon Bird Design consulted with the TEDx Cambridge team to produce a successful event at Harvard University on November 19, 2011. We provided art direction, event planning, design, and installation services for this special one-day event. Highlights included name badges, hand-painted stage banners, and laser-cut environmental graphics (courtesy of danger!awesome).

TEDx Cambridge is a special, one-day event featuring talks and demonstrations by the region’s leading thinkers and doers that explores the mind, challenges the body, questions the relationship between nature and nurture, and examines the different understandings of the good life. So inspirational it makes your head spin and your body thrive.

In collaboration with the good folks at Alphabet Arm and Matt Budelman. All photos by Justin Ide.


LAB at Harvard annual exhibition

The Lab @ Harvard kicked off its debut year as a curricular program of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with its annual Fall Exhibition of works-in-progress on September 23rd, 2011. The Lab is an experiential education and exhibition program where Harvard students, in collaboration with students, artists, designers, and scientists from around the world, dream up projects with global social impact at frontiers of science.

Scope of work included event / exhibit concept, design, and installation.


The Devine Comedy

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Art Museums have launched an unprecedented three-part exhibition that addresses the converging domains of contemporary art and design practice. Entitled The Divine Comedy, this exhibition is comprised of major installations by internationally acclaimed artists Olafur Eliasson, Tomás Saraceno, and Ai Weiwei, and is on display March 21 through May 17, 2011, at the Graduate School of Design, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and the Northwest Science Building.

Brandon Bird Design was responsible for the the Ai Weiwei installation at the Harvard University Northwest Science Building. Weiwei’s installation, Untitled (2011), memorializes the thousands of schoolchildren who died as a result of the major earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province in May 2008. A site-specific work of 5,335 identical school backpacks represents the exact number of children who died during the earthquake and in the subsequent collapses of poorly constructed school buildings.