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Does Bingo Play make you Live Longer?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Does Bingo Play make you Live Longer?Ever heard of the above mentioned? Playing bingo, one could live longer! Is this really possible?

And, if yes, then how! Although, the question does sound a little peculiar but studies have actually proven it that playing bingo can actually lead to longevity and good health. Few months ago, there was this story that made to headline about a 105 year old woman addicted to playing bingo. And, it seems at the age of 105 she still continued to put forth a bubbly personality. People wondered the reasons for this wonderful attitude put forth by the lady and most of them concluded it to playing bingo that probably also helped longevity. However, there are no scientific evidences that prove the above but there are quite a few anecdotal evidences.

Another player adding to the list of long lived bingo fanatics is Mark Cwiek. She too is a big fan of bingo players and indulges in the fun of playing these games for at least an hour that is between 3PM and 4PM. Passing her time with bingo play is one of the activities she shares with 40 other residents of her care home. There was a similar report in the year 2009 where in Anne Webster from Shipley, Yorkshire gained prominence for her addiction to online bingo. She too was 102 years old. Joseph Frey Perry, 101 year old was also known for being an avid bingo player before she died.

Well, the aforementioned does hint on the fact that there is a bit of connectivity between playing bingo and a human being’s life span. The two are directly proportional to each other. The latter automatically increases with the increase in the former. Even before, there have been discussions about the benefits of bingo play and a quite a number of it have been mentioned about the same.

The major component is the aspect of socialization associated with the games that adds to the health benefits and that in turn with longevity. Socially active people tend to live longer. Mixing around with other people automatically adds a lot of positivity by making a person happy and alert. On the other hand, being alone makes a person depressed. Being socially connected with people around makes a person stay happy as the brain is in constant active mode. Something similar happens when playing bingo too. Playing bingo lets the brain utilize sight, hearing and hand and eye co-ordination too. With multitude of things in constant action will automatically lead to mental alertness. Being mentally alert delays the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Bingo games anyways originated as a passion of the old players. Although, the game does not require physical exertion but does require a lot of focus and concentration and that in turn benefits our brains. Keeping the brain healthy is very important to live a healthy and long life. And, bingo provides benefits in four major categories: mental, social, physical and psychological. And, certainly not missing out to mention about the fun element – the most important of all! Therefore, play bingo and live longer !

Because you’re worth it … !

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

loveThe foremost and most important thing in life is to love oneself. No matter if life is throwing lemons at you, don’t forget to take time for yourself and know that you are worth everything in this world. Know that you are important and you shall come out of it, whatever the situation be. Nothing, absolutely nothing can stop you if you believe in yourself.

Here are some general problems and their solutions for you:

Problem: You don’t like how you are

Solution: The beauty of lies in the fact that each one of us is different. It would have been utterly boring if all of us looked and thought alike. If you have a problem with yourself, kill it, face it and come out of it – don’t ever run from it. If it’s about physical appearance, make it your strength, make your uniqueness stand out.

Problem: She looks so much better

Solution: She might be pretty but then there are so many others who are pretty as well but none of them can be you. Accept your shortcomings and hone your strengths. Make your charisma all empowering.

Problem: Nothing is going right.

Solution: This is one of the most common problems with almost everyone because all of us think we are the most troubled people on earth.  Life is a journey and will always have some highs and lows. It’s the lows, which give us strength enough and realise what good is. Enjoy the journey.

Problem: He doesn’t love me as much as I love him

Solution: Always remember, “Love brings you face to face with yourself. It’s impossible to love others if you don’t love yourself.” You have to love yourself and he will be all into you.

Let’s go garden this summer

Monday, August 12th, 2013

fresh-home-with-an-impressive-gardenSummers never last long in Britain and when they do; you should make the most out of it. Imagine a sunny day, you and him with a glass of wine sitting outdoors. It kind of sets the scene for a perfect movie romance just about to begin.

Hang on; we’ve kind of digressed from the topic, which is making the best use of your garden, balcony this season. Don’t let your outdoor space lie alone, nurture it and make it as stylish as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Balcony Garden

Many of us live in cities, where the maximum we can afford is a balcony. Worry not! You can transform this space as per your aesthetics and give it a feel of a garden. Add a little bistro table and chairs to create the perfect summer dining area.

If you are really limited with room, try adding a few decorative accessories such LED lanterns, bunting or wind chimes to add a touch of personality and design flair to the space.

Small Garden

Just pit a simple bench combined with colourful cushions and see how this small little change will entirely transform the setting into a comfortable lounge to spend a sunny afternoon in.

If you are a keen gardener, opt for a style which comes with built in storage so you can limit clutter and keep all your Garden tools nice and tidy. Also, since the garden is small, DO NOT overdo it with accessories. Small is just wonderful by itself.

Large Garden

If you are lucky enough to have a large garden, take advantage of the space you have available by creating an outside space which you can relax in at all hours of the day. Wicker style furniture is fab as it allows you to fill the space without it feeling too heavy.

Adding unusual pieces like water features and garden ornaments will give your garden a very different look.

Just in case you have no garden at all, a small pull along hamper is perfect to help easily transport all your summer goodies to the nearest park.

5 Most Luxurious Places to Stay in the World

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Luxury hotel suitesWho doesn’t love to enjoy the finer things in life! We often look at the very mighty rich and wonder how their life would be, where do they on a vacation, what do they do with all the money in their hands? Well, here’s a small little page from the lives of such people.  Below are some of the world’s most exclusive accommodations.

The 5 most luxurious places to stay in the world are:

Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

If you plan to go to Switzerland,it will cost you $81,000 to spend a night at the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva. The Royal Penthouse Suite is one of the most exquisite and the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. This suite occupies the entire top floor of the President Wilson Hotel and is located a five minute distance from the UN Building.  The suite has a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.

Safety features include bulletproof widows, panic buttons, human-sized safe and armored doors, which make this a perfect place to stay for celebrities, government officials and anyone seeking privacy. You can’t find a more luxurious suite in the world!

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Built by Sir Richard Branson, this 74 acre island located just north of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The island operates like a resort with 60 staff members, and accommodation for up to 28 guests.

For a modest sum of 53,000 USD a night, this private oasis can be yours for you and your guests. Features on this island include virtually every water sport you can think of, infinity pools, hiking, fancy dress parties, casino nights, bbq’s on the beach, and over 200 flamingos!

Nygard Cay, Bahamas

Nygard Cay, Bahamas

Nygard Cay is a 6 acre dreamland at the end of Lyford Cay in Nassau, New Providencia, Bahamas. It takes $47,000 per night to live your dream here.

This stunning private island features 10 bedrooms with 2 pools, two additional staterooms available on a luxurious 82-ft yacht, 5 Jacuzzi/whirlpools, tennis court, 2 volleyball courts, basketball court, 3 boats, staff of 20, food and liquor included, 2 Hummers, a 48′ fishing vessel, a 24 seat movie theatre, exotic birds, private limousine and Hummer transfer from Nassau International Airport to Nygard Cay and much more!

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino, Las Vegas

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino, Las Vegas

The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa in the Hotel Palms Casino Resort is 10,000 square feet of ultimate indulgence.

Frequently visited by guest such as Kanye West and T-Pain, this suite modeled after the Playboy Mansion features three bedrooms, an eight-foot rotating bed, terrace with outdoor pool and sunbathing area, private spa room, butler service, poker table, full wet bar, Indoor water features and private glass elevator.

But the most unique amenity is the cantilelvered jacuzzi pool, which extends outside of the suite and gives a clear view of Sin City’s main drag. Anyone expecting to live like Mr. Playboy for the night should expect to spend like him. Rates start at $40,000 per night.

Villa Bellissima VI, Tuscany

Villa Bellissima VI, Tuscany

Villa Bellissima is a 300-year old farmhouse that was newly restored as a luxury farmhouse in the past two years. Set on an hill in a picturesque valley halfway between Rome and Florence, with extensive views over the Umbrian countryside, Villa Bellissima offers the best of both worlds — an idyllic rural setting, with modern amenities and a central location.

Villa Bellissima is a 300-year old farmhouse that was newly restored as a luxury farmhouse in the past two years. Set on an hill in a picturesque valley halfway between Rome and Florence, with extensive views over the Umbrian countryside, Villa Bellissima offers the best of both worlds — an idyllic rural setting, with modern amenities and a central location Guests will enjoy a formal dining room and outdoor dining terrace, grand piano in the living room, theatre room, library, bar, wine tasting room, professional kitchen, arcaded courtyard and various benches and gazebos in an extensive garden space. There is also a 60 ft oval swimming pool, state of the art gym, spa, and basketball and tennis courts.

All this for only $19,570 per night