With the rise of YouTube and Spotify, it is easy to learn of new artists and musicians. It is easy to follow them and appreciate the music they make. What is missed, however, is seeing these artists live. Nothing beats the experience of seeing your favourite artist live, of hearing personal anecdotes and seeing them getting lost in the music. Plus, it is definitely the best way to discover a new artist. Below are the benefits of live music, which ranges from inspiring energy to creating unforgettable memories. If you cannot wait to see your favourite artist live, the need is appeased by stations such as NPR, who set up bands in an intimate setting and film them live, as if you are there with them.
Life is hectic. It is full of surprising highs and unexpected lows, all of which make us who we are today. Resilience is key in dealing with such a roller coaster, particularly the lows that may leave us devastated and in disarray. Occasionally called emotional resilience, it is when you are able to adapt to stressful situations without too much difficulty. To be resilient means you are flexible, versatile and mentally strong. Below are some suggestions on how to build your resilience.
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1. Kale Packed with vitamin and minerals – WebMD Low in calories High fiber High in Vitamin A, good for vision High in vitamin K, good for the blood High in Calcium, good for sustaining a good metabolism High in iron, good for carrying around oxygen to different areas of the body Good if you are looking to detox your body Studies have shown that it provides a lower risk in various cancers Possible recipe: Kale Pesto 2. Blueberries Low in calories and high in nutrients – Alison Hornby, a dietitian and British Dietetic Association (BDA) spokesperson Strengthen blood vessels Help with better vision Vitamin K1 (reduce blood clot) Vitamin C (skin and immunity) One of the highest antioxidants (key disease-fighting compounds) Possible recipe: Blueberry Muffin 3. Avocados Promote cardiovascular health and better blood flow for better performance – Expert from Biotrust Nutrition Great for vision, have antioxidant for less damage, such as…
Images constantly surround us. We are bombarded by them, from the internet, the news, billboards, and our society’s obsession with selfies. There’s no escaping them. This may sound negative, but there are silver linings to this significant rise in images and photography. There is power found in them, from political activism to the preservation of memories. The images that hold this power can cut through the numbing assault of images we receive everyday and teach us something new.