Legend has it that an unknown Arab nomad accidentally discovered cheese. He embarked upon a horseback journey across the desert filled with a saddlebag of milk. When he stopped to rest, the milk had separated into curds and whey. The logical explanation for this occurrence is the functioning of rennin. The bacteria were present in the saddlebag, which was made from the stomach of a young animal. Cheese has been a popular food for centuries and has also been mentioned in the Old Testament. Even today, inducing various types of bacteria into milk transforms it into cheese. The bacteria in time work on the milk and, depending upon the different types used, specific textures and flavors of cheese are determined.…

Some simple massage techniques are explained. You can use these methods to achieve muscular and mental relaxation, cure stiffness, increase mobility, or simply for sensual bodily pleasure. By massaging your friend or living partner and let him or her do the same to you, you will both get emotionally closer to each other, and both get several health benefits. Massaging will benefit the mental state of the person you work on, the muscular condition, the blood circulation, and the lymph drainage. However, what you want to achieve, will determine the exact technique you use. MASSAGING ACROSS THE MUSCLE FIBRES This type of massage is very good for relaxing tense muscles and a stressed mind. You perform this massage by rubbing…

If you are not feeling well due to the cold or the flu, you will obviously want to do whatever you can to speed up recovery and get back on with your life. A lot of people turn to drugs or just try to wait it out, but what many people do not know is that there are a lot of all-natural remedies you can use. Many of which are common in most households. 1. Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup and the flu have always gone hand in hand. While the science behind whether chicken soup really helps cure ailments may be a bit iffy, the fact of the matter is that it just makes you feel good. A nice bowl…

I've lost track of how many times over the years I've been asked why I commit so much of my time to prepare for yet another Ironman. For a long time, I found it difficult to come up with a reasonable response because often I wasn't sure myself. I think what makes it difficult, is goals change as the years pass and so would the answer to the question. At first, like so many others, I was "Ironstruck". When I first saw this event I was drawn toward it and made the decision that I just had to cross that finish line. Despite the fact that I couldn't swim a stroke and had never been on a racing bike I…

A blog is basically an online journal wherein you can digitally pen down your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and practically anything that you want people to read. Blogs come in different styles, formats, and settings, depending on the preference of the user. Many blogging sites, offer built-in features such as hyperlink, straight texts, pictures, etc. Some blogging sites, even allow you to put video and mp3's on your blogs. Instead of writing texts, some bloggers choose to make their blogs more audio friendly, by using spoken word entries. This is called audio blogging. Basically a blog contains these features: title- which allows you to label your post body- this is the content of your post track back- other sites can be…

All newborns are, of course, different. Some sleep better than others at a young age, which prompts many parents to trade stories of how "lucky" or "unlucky" they were with a given child. There is, no doubt, a certain amount of mystery to getting a child to sleep well and through the night on his own. Nevertheless, a plethora of baby sleep tips exist intended to speed up the process which your child goes through before sleeping on his own. Getting your child to sleep on his own in a timely fashion involves speeding up a natural transition: the one from sleeping with his mother to sleeping on his own. At first, when your baby wakes up in the middle…

Remember how miserable you felt when you last had a cold? Can you imagine what your baby must feel when he experiences a cold for the first time? Viruses are responsible for causing colds. Infected people spread the viruses when they sneeze or cough nearby healthy people. The virus gets into the nose and throat where it multiplies. What Are The Symptoms? When your baby has a cold, there will be a number of symptoms. He will be sneezing and have a runny nose. He may have a sore throat and it may be difficult for him to swallow. His glands may become swollen. He may not feel like eating much, and he could become irritable. A cough may develop.…

Mountain climbing is one sport that continues to enjoy popularity among people of all ages. Youngsters, teenagers, and adults are all interested in this activity. This isn't surprising because when it comes to fun, enjoyment, and excitement, mountain climbing will never fall short. It will definitely bring satisfaction to the curious individual. What makes mountain climbing interesting and exciting? First, the mountain climbing activity itself is fun. There will be lots of walking as you hike the trails. Climbing on rocks and terrains is something that is out of your ordinary day-to-day. This is a good challenge to your physical abilities and skills. It is also nice to escape the confusion of an urban lifestyle. Anybody would appreciate the fresh…

The quick answer to this question is no, you will inevitably have a dirt bike accident during your time as a dirt bike racer. It's simply a matter of time, however, you should be able to limit the number and severity of your accidents by the way you ride and the attitude you have when you're on the back of your bike. Does attitude really play a part in reducing dirt bike accidents? Absolutely, but there's a fine line that you need to be on, and riding on either side of the line can result in an accident. If you have little or no confidence then you are probably going to crash, albeit at low speed but even low-speed accidents…

Back acne is simply acne that occurs on the back. There is actually a funny yet nice term for that, bacne. Well, back acne or bacne can generally show up in varying forms. It can be in the form of blackheads, pimples, pustules, and even the most severe form of acne which is cysts. Like the other forms of acne, there is no one particular factor that may be associated with the formation of back acne. Certain studies found out that back acne, just like the other forms of acne, also appear when the sebaceous glands start working more aggressively around puberty. It is interesting to know that the sebaceous glands are actually situated just below the shell of the…