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As a child of deaf adults (CODA), and today, a sign language interpreter, I had the first-hand experience of the blisses and struggles that the deaf faces.
Commonly known as the main spice in curry and used very often in Asian food, turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. The root of the turmeric plant is also used to make medicine and has many health benefits.
Over 400 creative industry professionals and enthusiasts flocked to the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Monday evening for a riveting discussion on “Developing the Creative Economy.” The dynamic dialogue, co-hosted by Caribbean Fashion Evangelist Richard Young and Nicole Dyer-Griffith, was a part of the O2N Style 2: Style Me Caribbean experience, which has expanded in its second incarnation to a one-week event tourism festival that celebrates the region’s inherent traditions.
Over the years, I’ve been talking to clients about what they look for in a caregiver/nurse. Last week, you read all about the roles and responsibilities that they should generally embody in this specialised career.
Most adults seem to believe that teenagers don’t go through, or should have, any stress. They might say, “They have a roof over their heads,” or, “They don’t have to go out to work everyday, so why should they be stressed?” Let me share a little secret with you...(*cue a whispering voice*) sometimes they are!
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way for doctors and personal trainers alike to tell if you have too much fat on your body. This is a value that is derived from the height and mass/weight of the individual. The result of this test can give an “accurate” (or not-so-accurate) measurement of whether a person’s weight matches their height.
In Trinidad and Tobago, heart disease and motor vehicular accident (MVA) are two leading causes of death. What is seldom highlighted, though, is the role of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders in increasing the likelihood of these two causes of mortality. Inadequate sleep and sleep disorders have consequences in these two major domains: excessive sleepiness with behavioral consequences, leading to risk including increased rate of motor vehicular crashes; and metabolic consequences, leading to an increase of obesity and insulin resistance.
The global wellness industry is estimated at US$4 trillion and most of it is focused on how a person’s body looks on the outside. In addition, a lot of what we see in the media about health is black and white—You are healthy if you are slim, fit and drink green juice and you are unhealthy if you do not. The reality is that true wellness comes when we feel good on the inside and our mind, body and spirit are in harmony. In addition, there is a spectrum of foods, lifestyle habits and thoughts that range from healthy to unhealthy. We all feel better as we move towards the healthy end of the spectrum.
Tom Ato is 47 years old and his favourite snack is salted prunes. He is invited to a community health fair and obligingly, he goes to the nicely decorated venue with his wife and two children, where music is pumping and smiling faces are all around. While there, he sees the ‘Healthy Heart’ booth, and so out of sheer curiosity, he gets his blood pressure checked by the volunteer nurse. Tom’s reading that day indicates that his blood pressure is a bit elevated and the nurse advises him that he should certainly try to bring it down to the normal range. He then receives a pamphlet of helpful information and after he and his family had their full of wellness fun for the day, they go home. Does Tom then make the effort to consume less salt? Does he even know why his blood pressure was a bit elevated that day? He has been having a rough time at work and has been a bit stressed lately. Could this be the cause, or was it just because he was nervous while being screened on the day due to his secret fear of nurses, and he’s actually not hypertensive at all?
Celebrating mothers should be all year round. Extra love should be given to moms who are caregivers to children who are battling any critical illness. Today, we wrap up our Mother’s May series, but it won’t be the last time you will hear from our courageous moms.
Having leftover rice from Chinese food you ordered or even from your Sunday lunch is a common occurrence. Most times it stays dried out in the fridge or you endure the dryness of the rice and eat with another meal. However, sad rice leftovers should not be the case. Stale rice is a key ingredient for many delicious dishes—most of which, do not take extremely long to make.
Before anyone gets super-offended, let’s clear up what we mean—deep-fried chicken wings, smothered in Buffalo sauce is delicious but that is not its only potential. There are many different methods of cooking the wings and various types of dry and wet rubs, marinades and seasonings that can absolutely blow your mind. Additionally, Buffalo sauce isn’t only made for chicken wings. The buttery, spicy sauce can jazz up a dish like no other so, even your vegetarian friends can enjoy the beauty that is Buffalo sauce. Let’s look at how we can break up this happy marriage of Buffalo chicken wings and find them some other suitable partners. After all, wings are good and Buffalo sauce is good—why not find dozens of other ways to enjoy them?
From gummy, sappy rice to undercooked, dry rice—we’ve all had our issues with cooking rice. Admittedly, it can be tricky. The type of grain, pot and method can affect whether you get fluffy, perfectly cooked rice or a disastrous mess. Many little things contribute to poorly cooked rice. Here are a few common mistakes that you may be making and should avoid.
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