Why #breakfast is so #important?

Busy lives and absurd daily routines have made diets go haywire. But if you keep your breakfast in place, good health is assured.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of your day. Here is why it is important not to skip your first meal of the day.

It helps in building your memory. After a long gap post dinner, your stomach not only needs something to give you energy, but also your mind which is craving for some boost too. Breakfast sharpens your short term memory.

And while the body is craving for some energy to kick start your day, you have already put it rolling. As a result the body refuses to work. And morning is the time you need the most of your body essentials working their best.

And the effects skipping breakfast is the most vital of it all. When there is a lack of food, mind starts to conserve the limited energy it has stored from the last meal. This stops it from providing the kind of results you are expecting out of it.

It’s not just the brain that is getting affected, but studies have shown that people who have had been skipping breakfast for a long time have higher cholesterol levels and higher insulin levels. This, in long term, can be really dangerous.

How #Twitter can help in predicting #crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed. 

Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct analysis is applied. 

A research paper published in the scientific journal Decision Support Systems last month said the analysis of geo-tagged tweets can be useful in predicting 19 to 25 kinds of crimes, especially for offences such as stalking, thefts and certain kinds of assault. 

The results are surprising, especially when one considers that people rarely tweet about crimes directly, said lead researcher Matthew Gerber of the university’s Predictive Technology Lab. 

Gerber said even tweets that have no direct link to crimes may contain information about activities often associated with them. 

“What people are tweeting about are their routine activities,” Gerber told AFP. “Those routine activities take them into environments where crime is likely to happen. 

“So if I tweet about getting drunk tonight, and a lot of people are talking about getting drunk, we know there are certain crimes associated with those things that produce crimes. It’s indirect.” 

For the study, Gerber and his colleagues analysed tweets from the city of Chicago tagged to certain neighbourhoods — measured by individual square kilometres — and the city’s crime database. 

They then looked forward and were able to make useful predictions about areas where certain crimes were likely to occur — something which could be helpful in deployment of police resources.

“This approach allows the analyst to rapidly visualise and identify areas with historically high crime concentrations,” said the study. 

“Future crimes often occur in the vicinity of past crimes, making hot-spot maps a valuable crime prediction tool.” 

In recent years, the idea of “predictive policing” has gained momentum, with police departments relying on “big data” analytics from companies such as IBM. 

This research comes on the heels of other studies showing how tweets can be analysed to predict elections, disease outbreaks and other important events. 

Gerber said Twitter data can be relatively easy to use because tweets are publicly available, and many of them are tagged with location information. 

In addition, researchers, themselves, do not need to go into the high-crime areas to study the information. 

Instead, “I send our algorithms to these locations and see what people are talking about,” Gerber said. 

“The computer algorithm learns the pattern and produces a prediction.” 

The study was funded by the US Army, which Gerber said uses similar techniques to determine threats in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

How to make your #mornings #beautiful?

Why should your mornings be boring? Add a zing to your mornings by trying different things.
Here’s how you can make your mornings beautiful

Take a morning walk: If waking up early in the morning does not bother you and you are up and about before dawn, then pick up that track suit and take a walk in the pleasant and cool breeze. It will breathe some freshness into your life if done everyday.

Prepare a cuppa: A hot cup of coffee or tea with some biscuits as accompaniments is not a bad idea. How you present the tea or coffee on the coffee table is important. Keep the newspaper or the magazine to read while you savour the hot cup of tea. Use a pitcher like a tea pot or a coffee pot so that you can refill up to your heart’s content.

Arrange a delectable breakfast: Try out different breakfast ideas. Taking from egg based recipes to vegetarian and vegan ones, dish out some of the tastiest and healthiest stuff that everyone of you can enjoy for breakfast.

Begin the morning on a positive note: Wake up with a smile. That will set the mood for the entire day. Don’t let anything affect your mood. Try to get over bitter feelings of any sort.

Make prior preparations: Before going to sleep, arrange everything like the teapot, the cups, the cereals, plan the breakfast menu so that you are not hassled in the morning and you have got ample time to prepare whatever you wanted to make in the morning.

4 #habits of a #successful #man

Succeeding in life is not only about working hard, but also working smart.

We all want to be successful in life. But many of us end up working harder in wrong areas of life. But simple habits and smarter thinking can bring your success rate high in your life.

Wake up early
Mornings are one of the most productive times of the day. Both your mind and body are fresh and are gearing up to take on the day. Don’t start your day at the office, start it two hours before that. Plan your goals for the day, make a list of things you need to do and make sure you follow them.

Workout
A healthy body makes for a healthier life which is essential for achieving your goals. Exercise daily so that your body is ready to take on the hard work you need to do to achieve success.

Groom yourself
Half the battle is won if your confidence levels are high. And good looks make sure you are confident. When you know you are well groomed and well dressed, it automatically increase your confidence levels. The world looks at you differently as well.

Eat right
You food should help you go ahead in life not feel like going to bed. If your lunch is making you feel dizzy and sleepy, you need to change your eating habits. Eat light and eat healthy.