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We are such stuff
as dreams are made on, and our little life
is rounded with a sleep.
These things you can't unlearn.
You've been flirting with distance, princes...
I believe that sometimes you need to go back in order to go forward.

The Diets that Time Forgot (playlist)

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Baby, I'll give you everything you need
I'll give you everything you need
I'll give you everything you need
But I don't think I need you.
Dvije čaše mlijeka dnevno održavaju optimalnu koncentraciju željeza i vitamina D u organizmu. Veća konzumacija mlijeka snižava količinu željeza, a povisuje količinu vitamina D.
Sokushinbuts su budistički svećenici koji su navodno uzrokovali svoju smrt, i to tako da njihovo tijelo ostane mumificirano. Ova vještina bila je navodno najviše zastupljena u sjevernom Japanu. U prefekturi Yamagata otkriveno je 20-ak takvih mumifikacija. Tri godine svećenik bi bio na posebnoj dijeti koja se sastojala samo od sjemenki i orašastih plodova te su iznimno intenzivirali fizičku aktivnost kako bi se riješili masti u tijelu. Iduće tri godine jeli su samo koru drveta i korijenje te pili otrovan čaj napravljen od plodava drveta urushi, od kojih se inače proizvodi lak. To je uzrokovalo povraćanje, ubrzani gubitak tjelesnih tekućina i najvažnije – ubijalo je sve organizme koji su mogli uzrokovati raspadanje tijela nakon smrti. I na kraju, svećenik bi se zaključao u kamenu grobnicu malo širu od sebe i ne bi se micao iz pozicije lotosa. Jedina veza s vanjskim svijetom bila mu je cjevčica za zrak i zvona. Svaki dan bi zazvonio kako bi onima vani dao do znanja da je još živ. K…
Čaj se tradicionalno priprema na četiri različita načina. Najvažnije je stupanj fermentacije:
Bijeli čaj – naziv je dobio jer dlačice na donjoj strani sušenog lista postanu bjelkasto srebrne. Nema fermantacije. Samo su najbolji čajevi izabrani za proizvodnju 'bijelog čaja'. Poznat je i kao car čajeva.Zeleni čaj – minimalna fermentacija. Kod tradicionalne proizvodnje te vrste čaja, nakon berbe se u željeznim tavama prži i onda tek suši. Kod industrijske proizvodnje se postupa isto, samo u puno većim spremnicima gdje se i miješaju listovi. U Aziji postiji još daljnja podjela zelenog čaja kao npr. u Japan-u u tkz. „normalni“ zeleni čaj (緑茶: Ryokucha), prije polijevanja ugrijani zeleni čaj (ほうじ茶: Hojicha), s rižnim pahuljicama pomiješani zeleni čaj (玄米茶: Genmaicha) i drugi.Oolong – djelomična fermentacija. Nakon berbe se čaj trese u pletenim korpama, a sok koji se iscijedi fermentira sa kisikom zraka. Taj proces se zaustavi s prženjem u željeznim tavama.Crni čaj cjelokupn…
Bolje biti bez hrane tri dana, nego bez čaja jedan.
Kako se vodom peremo izvana, tako se čajem peremo iznutra.

How much caffeine in coffee?

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Dođu dani u životu kada se ne možeš više boriti, jednostavno pustiš sve da ide onako kako ide.
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
I wasn't ready for what you monsters call romance.
Žena stoji, kao kapija, na izlazu i na ulazu ovoga svijeta.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
Nemoj nikada zamijeniti moju šutnju za ignoriranje, moju smirenost za prihvaćanje, ili moju dobrotu za slabost.
we are such stuff
as dreams are made on, and our little life
is rounded with a sleep
They say you spend your whole life rewriting the first poem you ever loved.

.נקמה

It got me nowhere.

26 Amazing Facts About Finlands Unorthodox Education System

1. Finnish children don't start school until they are 7.
2. They rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.
3. The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education.
4. There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.
5. All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms.
6. Finland spends around 30 percent less per student than the United States.
7. 30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school.
8. 66 percent of students go to college. The highest rate in Europe.
9. The difference between weakest and strongest students is the smallest in the world.
10. Science classes are capped at 16 students so that they may perform practical experiments every class.
11. 93 percent of Finns graduate from high school.
12. 17.5 percent higher than the US.
13. 43 percent of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools.
14. Elementary school students ge…
Nikad ne misli što ćeš izgubiti ako pokušaš, već što ćeš dobiti ako uspiješ.
Nekad se ponekom snu omakne, pa se ostvari.

Housekeeping

It was a source of both terror and comfort to me then that I often seemed invisible - incompletely and minimally existent, in fact. It seemed to me that I made no impact on the world, and that in exchange I was privileged to watch it unawares.
Koliko truda u životu, za ova dva koraka vlage, i za potpuno nevidjelo!
The stories you tell yourself to fall asleep, those fantasies, those are a good place to start when looking for a metaphor for a personal issue. Also, the first moment you’re awake, that’s a great time for ideas to just pop into your head. In this almost-awake state, inspiration and clean connections just seem to happen. Mid-day, you might try taking a shower. That’s always good for relaxing your mind to a near dream-state. Great ideas happen while washing dishes, too. Stephen King writes in the shower. Katherine Dunn writes while swimming laps. Like sleeping, these tasks seem to allow… something… to happen. So it helps to keep a notepad beside the bed, and in the bathroom. Also, long, boring car drives – without the radio playing – are good for creating this same kind of “trance” that allows ideas to form.
花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu) Literally: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon Meaning: Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.