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Sesame Street’s newest Muppet has autism: Meet Julia

The following is a script from “New Kid on the Street,” which aired on March 19, 2017. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein, producer. Nieves Zuberbuhler, associate producer.

There are not many shows on television that deserve to be called true American institutions – but one of them is surely “Sesame Street.” It’s been on the air now for almost 50 years.  When Sesame Street began in 1969, it was considered an experiment.  The question: Could television be used to educate young children? Well, research proved the answer to be yes, and the nonprofit children’s television workshop — now called Sesame Workshop — that created the show, has been refining and expanding that mission ever since, everything from ABC’s and 123’s, to race, and even death. In a few weeks, Sesame Street — which now airs on HBO as well as its longtime home on PBS — will take on its latest challenge: introducing a new kid on the street. A Muppet named Julia, who has autism.

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Meet Julia! “Sesame Street’s” newest Muppet

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For many of us, these opening notes are a trip down memory lane.

First episode of “Sesame Street”: Sally, you’ve never seen a street like Sesame Street.  Everything happens here!

To a street we watched as kids, with our kids, or both.

Bert: Hey Ernie, do you know that you, uh, have a banana in your ear?

Ernie: What was that, Bert?

With Muppet characters as known and beloved as any human TV star.

Bert: Will you just take that banana out of your ear?!

Ernie: I’m sorry you’ll have to speak a little louder, Bert. I can’t hear you.  I have a banana in my ear!

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60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl visits the set of “Sesame Street” for the first time.

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Today, almost half a century later, “Sesame Street” is shot on a soundstage in Astoria, Queens, with one of the cameramen who filmed the first episode still on the job.  The “Sesame Street” set is a vibrant, upbeat place, with puppeteers on rolling stools down below, and the furry and feathery creatures they bring to life in the sometimes crowded space above.

Abby: It was a little awkward.  Whaaaaaa!  [gets knocked over by Big Bird’s tail]

The puppeteers figure out how to position their Muppet by watching the scene on monitors.  

The day we visited, they were filming the debut of the new Muppet character, Julia, who has autism. The story begins with Julia’s friends, Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby, introducing her to Big Bird.

Big Bird: Oh, hi Julia. I’m Big Bird. Nice to meet you. Oh. Julia?

But Big Bird is confused when Julia doesn’t respond.

“I would love her to be not Julia, the kid on “Sesame Street” who has autism. I would like her to be just Julia.”

Christine Ferraro: I think the big discussion right at the start was, “How do we do this? How do we talk about autism?”

Christine Ferraro has been a writer at Sesame Street for 25 years, during which time the frequency of autism diagnoses has multiplied. 

Lesley Stahl: The chances of a little kid two, three, four years old having some kind of a relationship with another kid with autism is pretty high.

Christine Ferraro: Exactly. Especially once they hit school age, because they’ll be in their classrooms.

Abby: Julia, you’re so creative!

Julia: [laughs and flaps]

But how to portray autism?

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On her “Sesame Street” episode, Julia becomes overwhelmed when she hears sirens

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Christine Ferraro: It’s tricky because autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person who has autism. There is an expression that goes, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”

“Sesame Street” has always based its characters and content on extensive research.  They regularly bring in educators and child psychologists. In the case of Julia, they also worked with autism organizations to decide which characteristics she should have and how best to normalize autism for all children.  

“There is an expression that goes, ‘If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.’” 

Christine Ferraro: So that when they encounter them in their real life it’s familiar. And they see that these– these can be their friends too.

Abby: Hi, Miss Lesley, you look very shiny and beautiful today.

Lesley Stahl: Well so do you.

During a break in the filming, Julia and her friends did for us what they’re hoping to do for millions with this episode…

Lesley Stahl: And hi, Julia.

…help the audience understand when a child with autism doesn’t react the way one might expect.

Lesley Stahl: Big Bird, when you first met Julia—

Lesley Stahl: –she didn’t answer you either.

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“Sesame Street’s” Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Julia 

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Big Bird: Yeah that’s right. And I thought that maybe she didn’t like me.

Elmo: Yeah, but you know, we had to explain to Big Bird that Julia likes Big Bird. It’s just that Julia has autism. So sometimes it takes her a little longer to do things.

Lesley Stahl: You’re explaining her, ‘cause you’ve come to understand her so well.

Elmo: Well– we’re pretty good at understanding people. We live with a grouch.

“Sesame Street” has been around so long now that it’s hard to remember a time before children’s television waseducational.  But Sesame Street’s creator Joan Ganz Cooney remembers it well.

Joan Ganz Cooney: It was just nutty cartoons with no purpose at all. I mean, I would watch them and just be appalled.

Lesley Stahl: As you’re talking, I’m seeing a cat slam against a wall, be reduced to nothing, slide down, and come back to life.

Joan Ganz Cooney: Yes, that was commercial television.

Ganz cooney, then a public television producer, was asked by the Carnegie Corporation to study whether television could be something different.

Joan Ganz Cooney: The question being, “Do you think television could teach children?”

Ironically, she says the answer was right in front of her and everyone else, in beer.

Beer ad song: You can’t beat the fresh creamy taste of Piel’s…

Joan Ganz Cooney: They were singing beer commercials, children were. Well, so obviously, they had learned—

Lesley Stahl: They’d learned the jingle?

Joan Ganz Cooney: So if a commercial could teach beer, couldn’t it teach one– one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10? 

Joan Ganz Cooney: And we did. We created little commercials.

Sesame Street: “Boys and girls, have you met, the 26 letters called the alphabet….  A, B, C,”

The new show had a particular target: low-income children who were arriving at school less prepared than their middle-class peers.  So Ganz Cooney deliberately made the set a gritty New York street urban kids could relate to, with an interracial cast that got the show banned early on in Mississippi.  Nationwide, though, it was a hit.  Kids — and parents — loved Jim Henson’s Muppets. 

Girl:  8, 9, 9, 10, 11.  You got pretty eyes.

And testing showed kids who watched were learning. Sometimes the lessons were about real life, as when the actor who played beloved shopkeeper Mr. Hooper passed away, and the show decided to address the subject of death head on.

Adults: Oh, look at that.

Big Bird: I can’t wait ‘til he sees it. Say, where is he?

Lesley Stahl: You could have changed actors.

Joan Ganz Cooney: Yes. But we decided “Sesame Street” had always dealt with the real. And it was real, and so we decided not to just replace him and call the man Mr. Hooper and hope they didn’t notice.

Maria: Uh, don’t you remember we told you Mr. Hooper died. He’s dead.

Big Bird: Oh yeah, I remember. I’ll give it to him when he comes back.

Susan: Big Bird, when, when people die, they don’t come back.

Over the years, “Sesame Street” did segments about other challenging subjects, like skin color, disabilities, and prejudice.

Gulliver: In my neighborhood, birds only play with birds, so I’m not playing with a Snuffleupagus.

Snuffy: Ohhh, that hurts my feelings.

Less well known is a branch of Sesame, separate from the TV show, that creates online videos like this and other materials. They’re called social impact initiatives and they’re targeted at specific communities of kids.

Abby holding up drawings of houses: This one is where I live with my Mommy, and this one is where I live with my Daddy.

Like children of divorce, kids from military families..

Elmo (w/ kid and dad with prosthetic hand): It’s like a robot hand.

And the nearly three million kids with a parent incarcerated.

Muppet: My dad’s in jail.

The focus on autism began as one of these social impact projects — with videos.  

Boy w/ bubbles, mom v/o: My son Louie is 6, and he has autism.

And an online animated storybook about a little girl named Julia. The initiative was so well-received, sesame decided to bring Julia to the broadcast, which meant designing a new Muppet.

Rollie Krewson: This is our eye drawer.

Lesley Stahl: Look at that, my goodness.

This is where Muppets are born, at the Jim Henson workshop, at the work station of master puppet creator Rollie Krewson.

Rollie Krewson: The male eyes have no eyelashes. And the female eye have eyelashes.

Lesley Stahl: Because Julia has autism, were there special challenges in building her?

Rollie Krewson: Yes actually, because when she gets upset, she flaps her hands. So she has two separate sets of arms. She has a set of arms that does this. (ARMS FLAP) And then she has a set of arms when she’s fine and OK. So they would switch on set.

And of course every Muppet needs a puppeteer.  But not every puppeteer has the connection Stacey Gordon does to the role. Gordon is the mother of a son with autism.  She traveled all the way from Phoenix to audition for the part.

Lesley Stahl: The idea that there will be a child with autism on Sesame Street

Lesley Stahl: Tell me what that means to you.

Stacey Gordon: It means that our kids are important enough to be seen in society. Having Julia on the show and seeing all of the characters treat her with compassion—

Lesley Stahl: And like her.

Stacey Gordon: And like her.

Lesley Stahl: That’s big.

Stacey Gordon: Yeah, it’s huge.

Gordon told us she channeled her own son’s experiences for a tough scene where Julia’s heightened sensitivity to noise triggers a meltdown.

Alan: The sirens are bothering you?

Stacey Gordon: It’s important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like.

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Stacey Gordon: Had my son’s friends been exposed to his behaviors through something that they had seen on TV before they experienced them in the classroom, they might not have been frightened. They might not have been worried when he cried. They would have known that he plays in a different way and that that’s OK.

Lesley Stahl: He didn’t have that.

Stacey Gordon: He didn’t—

Stacey Gordon: –have that.

Lesley Stahl: –kids from now on will.

Stacey Gordon: And that’s a beautiful thing.

Abby: You want to play now, Julia?

Also beautiful to Gordon, the message of inclusion at the heart of one of the episode’s most memorable scenes.

Christine Ferraro: They decide to play tag together. But Julia’s so excited that she’s jumping up and down. That’s a thing that can be typical of some kids with autism. 

Abby: Oh Julia, you’re bouncing like a rubber ball.  Boing, boing, boing.

Christine Ferraro: And then it turns into a game where they’re all jumping like her. So it was a very easy way to show that with a very slight accommodation they can meet her where she is.

And get something out of it themselves.

Elmo: This is fun, Julia.

Abby: Hey, it’s a whole new game! It’s boing tag!

Abby: [screams] Ah!  Now I’m it!

Big Bird: You know, I think I’d like to be a friend of Julia too.

Lesley Stahl: She is going to be a recurring character?

Christine Ferraro: That’s the hope.

Lesley Stahl: And will she become a major character?

Christine Ferraro: We’ll see.

Lesley Stahl: You’d like to have her become a major character, I can see.

Christine Ferraro: I would– I would love her to be. I would love her to be not Julia, the kid on “Sesame Street” who has autism. I would like her to be just Julia.

Elmo: Yeah, we really like Julia.  She’s really special to us, Miss Lesley.

Lesley Stahl: Julia, are you having fun with your new friends?

Julia: Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

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Two Hunters Pose Behind A Dead Lion For A ‘Perfect’ Photo. Seconds Later… Oh My…

You’re probably never going to see something like this happening, but let me tell you that this footage is raw, unedited and real. This happened somewhere in South Africa where two trophy hunters shot a lion dead and started posing for the ‘perfect’ photo. This video highlights a distressing situation and the world needs to see it.

Every year these idiots kill thousands and thousands of exotic animals in the name of trophy, but they fail to realize that it’s because of them that our loved wild animals are going extinct. For $35,000 people do whatever they can to kill lions, but is it worth it? 15-20 years from now, do we want to see wild animals in the extinct list? These guys deserved what was coming to them… in full speed.

Take a look

BAN trophy hunting. It’s not worth it. EVERY animal deserves living in this world as much as we do. Please don’t be cruel. SHARE if you agree.

Your Sleeping Position Reveals a Lot About Your Relationship

Lying down in bed mad with your partner is not an easy task to accomplish.

Knowing that something isn’t right between you will slowly damage the whole relationship. I hope you don’t like that to happen.

So, with the help of the sleeping position you can fix things. It came out that the comfortable position you lie down in reveals a lot of things.

Your Sleeping Position Reveals a Lot About Your Relationship
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The Cliff Hanger

Sleeping on the opposite sides of the bed means that you are at a vast distance in your relationship.

However, if this happens rarely, it only means that both of you need a good night sleep without sudden interruptions.

The Crab

This position is real problems. While one partner needs the space, the other is desperate for intimacy.

Shingles

It’s the lovely position when the women’s head rests on her partner’s shoulder. It means that the woman depends on the man.

Pillow talk

One on one contact and conversation.

Hollywood

It’s the one when the men lay on his back while the woman rests her head on her partner’s chests.

Lover’s Knot

The sleeping position that means love, respect, deep relationship, intimacy, and sexual activity.

Spoon Male Inside

The sleeping position that says the man needs love and care.

Spoon Woman Inside

The male is protecting and loving

Cherish

Back to back touching means comfortable and intimate partners.

Liberty

Back to back not touching means deep connection and independence

This doesn’t mean that you need to watch how you get in bed. It’s all natural.

If there is a problem with your partner, clear the air. Don’t be afraid to talk to each other.

Don’t forget to let your friends know about these sleeping positions. You can use the sharing buttons below.

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Why Walking Leads to Better Health?

Improving your health comes in different shapes. Some people run to maintain their physical and mental health, but others just want to walk.

I approve both of these versions. The same people always tend to “show off” their side more. They weigh in towards what they do and say it’s the best.

I’m more of a running person myself, but I enjoy walking in a nice and quiet park, as well. I try to stay away from the never-ending debate what is the best thing to do.

In this post, I will be focusing more on the walking and why it’s said that it would improve your mental and physical health more than running.

Walk to Improve Health

Being physically active should be your habit.

The walking represents a worldwide accepted mode of physical activity. It “lights up” your body and reminds it that you didn’t forget about its need for something like this.

Plus, it lowers the risk of getting injured when you are trying to do something harder.

Walking to “catch a fresh air” every day can do some noticeable changes in your health and will make you solve even the hardest problems going on with your life.

That’s why I say it helps you build up mentally and physically.

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Walking and Relieving Stress

The previous sentence got us right on point with the stress.

Relieving any stress is always connected to walking in a nice place where you are going to put mental and physical distance between you and the environment.

It lowers your blood pressure and relaxes all the tense muscles. It provides you with mental clarity and helps you see all the things from another and better perspectives.

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You can do walking for many purposes like reducing stress, shift your mind, and improve breathing and moving. Monks usually use walking as a method for a prayer. This is called the labyrinth walking.

The American Cancer Society praises this technique and says it’s a form of meditation that bases on walking on labyrinths while finding the perfect pathways drawn in your mind or drawn on the ground.

They differ from mazes as they have only one path leading out of the problem.

Walking and Bone Mass Density

Walking helps because it gives a load-bearing activity. People know this is crucial because it creates a base for stronger bones. Walking even prevents putting the bones at risk and unnecessary stress.

Keeping in mind that the aging is coming you like it or not, you need to have stronger bones to hold on for a longer period. The high impact of walking on your bones comes in the form of building the muscles, as well. Building Stronger muscles improve balance and dexterity as you age. This means that it will prevent dangerous falls and other “unwilling” situations.

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Walking and Cardiovascular Health

I know this from my experience. I mean, I haven’t suffered from cardiovascular health, but I know people who were.

There is one local cardiovascular doctor here who advises all people to walk at least for a kilometer every day.

He says that this is crucial for the whole cardiovascular system. Especially for those who have a problem like this or survived a heart attack.

After this, I’ll go down and thank him for everything he has done because here is something that will confirm his theory. A recent study has shown that walking is sufficient in reaching the THR (running heart rate). The THR is greater or equal to 70% of the measured maximum heart rate. So, walking ensures you to reach this level and bring out its benefits.

As you can see walking brings the best of you. It’s what you need when you feel free to do that.

Here is one friendly advice. I know you have time to do it. Come back from work. Meditate or do what you have to do. Go out to the nearest park and walk for half an hour and come back home.

I’ll let you talk about the benefits of it as soon as you feel them. Practice walking every day!

Don’t forget to find a buddy who will do the walking with you. Share this with them!

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Kill Sinus Infection in 20 Seconds With This Simple Method and This Common Household Ingredient!

About 37 million Americans experience sinus infection at least one a year. This is a common condition, which can cause various symptoms, from an unbearable headache to a severe fever. The sinusitis is the inflammation of the lining walls of the sinuses. Hence, if you have a chronic sinus infection, nothing seems to help. Some of the drugs even aggravate the underlying problem, while other offer only a temporary relief.

Fortunately, there are natural solutions, which will help you treat this condition and provide a relief. The following two remedies are all-natural methods, which can help you relieve the pressure caused by blocked sinuses. You can get a sinus congestion relief with an amazing trick and unbelievably effective drink.

20-Second Trick

You should push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Then, press your thumb right between your eyebrows. You should hold the pressure for 20 seconds. So, when you release the pressure, it will stimulate the wormer bone in your nasal cavity and cause it to vibrate. This will cause your sinuses to drain into your nose and throat and give some relief. You should repeat every hour until you feel relief.

Germ-Busting Drink

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of clean drinking water
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 squeezed lemon

Instructions:

First, boil the water. Then, pour it into a mug and add the apple cider vinegar. Stir the mixture and let it come to a room temperature. Next, add pure honey and cayenne pepper. Stir again and add the lemon juice. Finally, stir all the ingredients well. You should consume this drink at least twice daily first thing in the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach and also before bedtime. You should drink it until the sinus infection is treated.

Benefits of the Ingredients

The germ-busting drink is made of some of the most powerful and nutrient-dense ingredients. For instance, lemon has numerous health benefits, including, inflammation reduction and boosting the immune system. Moreover, cayenne thins the mucus to help it drain out. On the other hand, ginger fights off viruses and bacteria and eliminates headaches. Apple cider vinegar soothes sinus and throat pain due to its antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

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CNN WARNS: STOP EATING THIS TYPE OF FOOD BECAUSE DANGEROUS WORMS MAY APPEAR INSIDE YOUR BODY

Millions of people consume the same food every day, which isn’t exactly great for their health. Many people have a daily diet based on the same type of meat such as beef or pork, which can cause a lot of problems if not prepared properly.

These types of meat often contain a dangerous worm which can damage your health – once inside your body, these worms enter your organs and tissues including your brain, which can have a fatal outcome.

Recently, one patient came to the Addenbookes Hospital in Cambridge complaining on painful headaches. He was put on medications, but came back after a few months complaining that the therapy didn’t help. He was sent for a CT scan, and when the results came out, doctors couldn’t believe their eyes! The man had worms in his brain and was diagnosed with sparganosis, a dangerous worm infection which could have killed him if not treated on time.

The man said that he recently visited Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand and China, which have the most reported cases of sparganosis. The infection is caused by the SpirometraErinaceieuropaei parasite, and causes symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and seizures. After the diagnosis, the doctors were luckily able to remove the parasites from the man’s body and he has recovered fully.

Besides sparganosis, there’s another infection called thaeniasis caused by tapeworms living in beef and pork. You could get infected by either of these infections by eating raw or undercooked beef and pork, which is probably how the patient that came to the Camrbidge hospital infected himself. In order to avoid further health complications caused by the parasites, always cook your meat thoroughly and wash your hands before eating.

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Airman Holds Dying Military Dog, Then Boss Orders Staff To Get American Flag Quickly

Get out the tissues. U.S. Air Force airman Kyle Smith’s motto was “through better or worse.” That was how he felt about his beloved German shepherd.

Bodza was a former military dog who was paired with Kyle in 2012 when he was deployed to Kyrgyzstan. When Bodza’s duty was over, Kyle adopted him.

The dog lived a long, full life, but at 11 years old he suffered from degenerative myelopathy, an incurable condition that affected his spinal cord. When it became clear to Kyle (who is now a military dog instructor) that Bodza was constantly in excruciating pain, he decided to give his best friend a peaceful passing.

He brought Kyle to the vet to euthanize him. This wasn’t easy, although it was for the best. Bodza would spend his last moments on Earth surrounded by his loved ones, and his Air Force brothers who memorialized him with honor.

“I held him in my arms the entire time,” Kyle said. “I’ve never cried that much my entire life… I just kept holding him, rubbing and kissing his head, telling him, ‘I’m going to miss you.’”

Kyle tried to hide his emotions from his superiors, but when they heard what was happening, they came as soon as possible. Then they made a stunning request.

“My boss immediately said, ‘Where’s your American flag? You should have one in your building. Find it for me now,’” Kyle recalled.

They draped the American flag over Bodza’s body to give him a proper hero’s passing.

“The worst thing you can do is not to recognize these dogs for what they are,” Kyle said. “For these guys to do this for a dog they’ve never even met… he got a good sendoff that day.”

Please SHARE this story to honor Bodza for his incredible service as a military dog and friend.

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LEGO Creates Anti-LEGO Slippers To End 66 Years Of Horrible Pain

If you have ever stepped on a piece of lego, you will know how painful it really is. Almost as painful as stepping on a plug.

It’s almost as if the lego creators were some kind of sadistic torturers creating excruciatingly painful block toys for some kind of sick pleasure. Highly unlikely, but possible.

When your careless child leave pieces strewn all over the carpet it can be like navigating a minefield. One false move and your toe-curling your way to a lot of swear words.

Fortunately, there is now a way to protect yourself from these domestic minefields.

Praise the lord!

LEGO have teamed up with  French advertising agency Brand Station, and invented anti-LEGO slippers! It only took them 66 years, too!

With tons of padding these things are kitted out for the worst of the worst.

However, stock is pretty limited and only around 1500 will be distributed to people who fill out Christmas wish-lists on LEGO’s French website.

Will you be filling it out for a chance to win a pair of these? Or you know, you could just buy some normal slippers?screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-13-59-21

Ouch!

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Touch The Roof Of Your Mouth With Tongue And Breathe For 60 Seconds

 

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It is weird but true that are different breathing techniques and can help you a lot in your health. All you need to do is just touch your roof tongue in your mouth and then breathe. It can make insomniac people sleep quickly.

It might feel stupid while doing it but trust me you it is definitely going to work. It totally influence to sleep and is very beneficial for your health.

Beneficial

If you face trouble in falling asleep at night, then this trick can be very beneficial for you. You won’t be needing any special device or pills to do this exercise that can make you fall asleep.

How to use

All you need is that you should know how to use your tongue and breathe.This amazing method is discovered by Harvard-trained Dr. Andrew Weil.This simple method acts as a “natural tranquilizer for the nervous system.”

Stress free

It will relieve your body and make it stress free. Touch the tip of your tongue to the top of your mouth and keep it there while breathing.

Breathe out

This wonderful technique is known as 4-7-8 breath technique

Breathe in through your nose for a count of four and then hold your breath for a count of seven. Blow all of the air out through your mouth forcefully for a count of eight making a whistling sound.

Repeat this process four times.

Dr. Weil explained about this technique: “After two months, three months of regular practice, there are very significant changes that happen with the physiology. This lowers heart rate, it lowers blood pressure, improves digestion.”

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MY SON DIED FOR THIS DAMN PLANT IT IS URGENT THAT EVERYONE KNOWS, KILLS A CHILD IN 1 MINUTE AND AN ADULT IN 15

As they say there is everything in this world for good things to the worst things likewise happen in the world of plants. Most of us agree that our house needs something green the same as it says while green is better.Even many would like to have their home as a rain forest.

Please read this carefully. My son died because he put a piece of leaf in his mouth and tongue and these swelled to suffocate. This plant is very common in many homes and offices. It is deadly poisonous and dangerous, to the point of killing a child in 1 minute and an adult in 15 minutes. If you touch it by chance you should never bring your fingers to your eyes, as this could cause permanent blindness. Warn your friends and family . ”

Thus began a chain to share information to protect all people from this plant that could cost you life,

It all started when the little Esteban 5 years old playing , notice child to his mother that he felt bad and she thought it was just indigestion or fatigue of these common. But he began to worry when he noticed that his son was beginning to have a strange color on his skin and great difficulty in breathing.

He quickly called the ambulance, which transferred him to hospital where he was admitted poisoning emergency , no one knew what was really happening, were moments of great distress.

After 1/2 hour later, the doctor left the room where was little to inform his mother who had died and that as much as possible is that poisoning was something I had eaten. She was in shock, had no idea she could have eaten.

For this reason, he requested and ordered a blood test and the results revealed a large dose of a chemical called calcium oxalate.

The chemical is found in a plant known as Diefenbaker or better known in countries of Latin America as Amoena , which is very common thing in our own them . People who have it indoors since it has great resistance / hardness to be in the shade without the need for sunlight, either at home or in offices, but one should be especially careful especially with children by Its high rate of poisoning if it is to be consumed.

Data from 2006 in the United States, which registered 64,250 cases of poisoning with plants, of which 75% were children under 5 years.

If someone suffered a poisoning Diefenbaker, the National Library of Medicine of the United States recommends that you clean the mouth with a cold , wet cloth, rinse your eyes if any contact with the plant had and give to ingest milk. Then consult a care center.

What produces this plant is very dangerous for life because it causes death. Do not forget to share so that everyone will know about this plant and the dangers they can cause.

Source: http://www.umedkit.com

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