Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.
It's like I'm drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its smooth, viscous texture that seems to mask a sharper undertone – like a blade cloaked in velvet.
I've never paid so much attention to a cup of coffee in my life. I'm not sure I've grasped its secrets just yet. But if I do, I'm told it might just offer me a glimpse of some of the big questions in life.
overweight does not necessarily equal unhealthy.
There are actually plenty of overweight people who are in excellent health, Conversely, many normal weight people have the metabolic problems associated with obesity, That's because the fat under the skin is actually not that big of a problem (at least not from a health standpoint... it's more of a cosmetic problem).It's the fat in the abdominal cavity, the belly fat, that causes the biggest issues
If you have a lot of excess fat around your waistline, even if you're not very heavy, then you should take some steps to get rid of it.
Belly fat is usually estimated by measuring the circumference around your waist. This can easily be done at home with a simple tape measure. Anything above 40 inches (102 cm) in men and 35 inches (88 cm) in women, is known as abdominal obesity. There are actually a few proven strategies that have been shown to target the fat in the belly area more than other areas of the body.
Since for some people there can’t be a celebration without alcohol, it helps to know the dangers and steer clear of trouble or even death.
Throughout the past years, alcohol has claimed more lives in Uganda than it has anywhere else. Apart from those who developed diseases out of too much alcohol consumption, dangerous local gins killed hundreds of people.
The gins packaged mainly in sachets killed a large number of people in Kampala, Mpigi and Entebbe, prompting the ministry then, to ban local gin packed in sachets. In Gulu, some people went blind after they allegedly consumed the waragi.
So, avoid the temptation to drink anything you are not sure is safe. Who knows some unscrupulous people could have hoarded the dangerous gin only to distribute it to unsuspecting people.
Old habits die hard
Over the weekend, people who quit bad habits tend to relapse. Former alcoholics are at the biggest risk. Whether you are sure you can never touch the bottle again, or not, it helps to completely avoid any situation that could tempt you to taste alcohol again. Face it, some people were just not meant to be alcohol consumers.