Now You Can Easily Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes !

“No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted – Aesop”

It might not be a big deal for you to go and get a new hairdo, but for a few deprived people even dreaming the same could be impossible. Lots of people experience hair loss due to genetic problems or during their cancer treatment through chemotherapy. It will be more than bliss for them if someone from us go forward and donate them with our useless hair.

Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes Now In India too

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Hair donation can definitely brighten up their lives while adding to their aesthetic beauty. Hair donation, unlike wigs, doesn’t have anything artificial. Simply, when you go for hair cut next time, preserve the wasted hair and donate the same to cancer patients or people who might have experienced hair loss in recent times. It should be done purely on voluntary and charitable purposes. There are many charitable organizations that facilitate so.

Top 6 Global Charitable Organizations that Accept Hair Donations

Locks of Love, Florida (US)

Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Minnesota (US)

Children with Hair Loss, Michigan (US)

Hair Aid, India

Wigs for Kids, Ohio (US)

Angel Hair for Kids, Ontario (Canada)

Hair Donation in India: An Initiative by Hair Aid

Hair Aid, founded by Yatin Deshpande, is the leading NGO and social organization in India that promotes hair donation from the concerned people of the country. All the donated hair is used to create wigs for people suffering from hair loss – free of cost. The organization also spearheads the awareness campaign to make people more aware of this noble initiative in the Indian subcontinent.

Such organizations are already active in other developed countries such as the UK, US and Canada. As per the estimate, around 3% of the global populations suffer from hair loss in one way or another at some stage in their lives.

Hair Donation Guidelines for the Recipients

Minimum Hair that You can take: 6 to 10 inches.

Citizenship Status: You Should be a citizen of the country from where you wish to receive Hair.

Residential Status: You must be a resident of that country

Financial Condition: The Person should be from weaker economical background.

Quality of Living: Or should be of Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category.

Medical Issues: The beneficiary should have experienced hair loss in recent times through medical reasons such as the diseases like Cancer or lupus or other reasons such as burns, accidents and so on.

Documents to be provided: A copy of Birth Certificate and Medical certificate with relevant images of the patient with or without hair loss.

Guidelines to Follow for Hair Donors

Collected Hair should be of maximum a year old.

Such hair should have been stored in a ponytail or braid.

Bleached Hair is not permitted – ask your stylist – if you are not sure.

Sporadic hair collected from floor to form a bundle is not accepted.

Hair with dreadlock is not accepted.

Maximum length of the hair should be of 10 inches.

Hair: The Prized Possession of Every Woman

In the Indian subcontinent hair loss is too common but hair donation is a rare phenomenon due to lesser awareness of this subject. Women of these regions prefer to have long hair, but unfortunately while undergoing a serious medical treatment they might have to part ways with their most prized possession – Hair.

Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes Now In India too

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In such a situation, hair donation is something that could once again bring smiles to their faces while enhancing the level of their beauty quotient through using up the donated hair.

Evil Empires of History

Here are some of the most evil nations of the world

From worse to the worst, here are the 5 most evil empires in History.

  1. Imperial Japan

Today’s peaceful Japan hasn’t always been so. The Japanese regime was responsible for killing about eight million people so as to become the most powerful empire in Asia.

The biggest victim of the Japanese’s rise to power was China. In 1937, in then China’s capital Nanking, Japanese Imperial Army murdered 300,000 people, half of the entire population of the capital of 600,000. The women were raped and then murdered by the Japanese soldiers. The young soldiers were encouraged to inflict as much pain as possible.

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  1. The Spanish Empire – 1492 – 1892

The Spanish empire was rapidly expanding in the 15th and the 16th century. As as result of this expansion, the Spanish empire was also responsible for heartlessly killing about 5 million people. They were also responsible for bringing in the regions they overtook, small pox epidemic due to which about 300 million people died. They forced their interpretation of the Catholicism to be abided by all in their empire. They used the head crusher method to kill those who did not follow their rules.

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  1. Ottoman Empire – 1301 to 1922

Without a doubt, the Ottoman empire was one the most powerful empires in human history. Their reign lasted over six centuries over three continents. Towards the decline, the Ottoman empire was responsible for carrying our many atrocities. One of the known is the burning alive of 5000 people of Batak in Bulgaria. In three years between 1915 and 1918, the empire slaughtered about 2 million Armenians living in Turkey.

 

  1. The Mongol Empire – 1206 to 1368

The Mongol empire is known for killing about 11% of the world’s population. Their empire covered a quarter of the earth. Those killed included pregnant women and innocent civilians. After the Khwarezmid empire lost to the Mongols, they poured molten silver in their eyes.

The historians believe that the deadly black death pandemic took off at the siege of Kaffa. This points our to the possibility of bio warfare by the Mongols.

  1. The British Empire – 1783 to 1997

About 150 million people have died because of the British Empire, which carried tremendous atrocities in Asia, Africa and Europe. Their intrusive taxation system forced the people to bleed. As a result, about 29 million died in India due to widespread famines. This, even after they exported food products in India.

During the Bengal famine of 1943, he refused to take the matter seriously and infamously said “starvation of anyhow underfed Bengalis is less serious than that of sturdy Greeks”.

Top 6 Apps to Sleep Better

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A good 8-hour sleep is very hard to get these days. The use of various gadgets and apps from time to time keeps us distracted whole night and in the morning the daily work starts – hardly we get time to nap. However, not all apps are just for fun only. To begin with, there are a lot of high-quality sleeping apps that prompt people to sleep better, and feel refreshed in the following day.

The most common reasons why people stay awake in the night are; insomnia, excessive stress, late night works, watching TV, listening to songs and many more. The list is endless, but somehow one needs to sleep better to stay safe from various diseases while enhancing one’s immunity to fight diseases. Proper sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy mind, body and soul.

  • SleepBot for Android: This operating system is getting a lot of admirations from all across the globe for its effectiveness and user-friendly technology. The SleepBot for Android is such a magnificent app that can easily track sleep patterns and astutely measure whether you are having a good 8-hour sleep or not. It will also let you know whether you have snorted in the previous night or not. It supports waking alarm feature too which wakes you up just at the right time in the morning.
  • Jawbone UP: The Jawbone Up is another important sleeping app that helps users to track your sleep while ensuring whether you have a proper diet or not. It also has an intelligent sleep recognition feature that finds out whether you are sleeping lightly or deeply. Jawbone Up feature is available for both iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Sleep Cycle: It is an iOS application that monitors your sleep habits and wakes you up at the break of the dawn. The app costs around $1 and you can avail it on your iphone smartphones and tablets. The app collects all data relating to your sleeping habits and informs you the same in the following morning.
  • Beddit: This app sends data from an ultra-thin film sensor under your bedsheet to an iOS mobile app installed in your iPhone. This works on the ballistocardiography (BCB) system, which measures cardiorespiratory functions from your respiration and heartbeats. It can measure sleep time, sleep latency and snorting as well.
  • eSleep: It is relatively a cheaper app costing just around $1. This app is invented by Vanke software. It plays various soothing tunes to let you sleep tension-free. Pink noise, white noise, nature noise and brown noise helps you to sleep peacefully because of their lower level of decibels.
  • Fitbit One: This is an extremely useful app for a good night sleep. You can easily fit it on your pocket. It keeps track of your physical activity and measures whether that is healthy for you or not. When you wish to sleep, simply fasten the fitbit app on your wristband and set it to sleep mode. It will record all your movements that you made in the previous night. Once you connect the app to its website, you will get the complete report on what kept you awake at night and for how much you slept last night. You can use both Android and iOS smartphone to collect FitBit data. This is currently available at $100 per piece.

These low-cost but high-quality sleeping apps help people to get the must-needed 8-hour sleep daily at the night time. So, what are you waiting for? Buy one such app today and sleep better – stay fit.

Head Transplant A Reality Now!

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If you think “Frankenstein” was merely a fictional character of Mary Shelley more than two hundred year back, then pause, and think again. In the world of science, nothing is impossible and if science wins then who knows you might see “head transplant” a reality.

The neurosurgeon who is on the verge of carrying out first human head transplant experiment is Dr Sergio Canavero. He is relentlessly trying to do something which the world perceives to be unethical, surreal and impractical. In fact, the experiment could take place anytime this year.

If he succeeds no matter how much controversial the world claims this HEAVEN (Head Anastomosis Venture) project to be – it can be life-giving for the neck-paralysed people to again return to normal life. One of the wheelchair users Valery Spiridonov, hailing from Russia, is ready to volunteer himself for this project.

The experiment will observe how a brain will be frozen to prevent brain cells from dying and then tubes would be attached to support veins and nerves. The spinal cord will be cut and repaired and then again stitched to the skin of the donor body.

Pre-Surgery Preparation

The Chicago-based Inventum Bioengineering Technologies (firm) has created a VR system that would help the patients prepare for the psychological reactions that they may encounter after a head transplant.

Inventum chief executive Alexander Pavlovick stated to media, ‘In preparing the patient of Heaven (Head Anastomosis Venture) to transition into a new body, virtual reality training will be used before the surgical procedure to prevent the occurrence of unexpected psychological reactions. We are combining the latest advancements in virtual reality to develop the world’s first protocol for preparing the patient for bodily freedom after the transplantation procedure.’

First Human Head Transplant in 2017

The sharpest knife will be used to cut the spinal cord to a millionth of meter size during the process. Then it will be again repaired before using electrical stimulation to functionalise the nerves. It can even bring movement in a fresh dead body too with electrical tests as it stimulates the entire nervous system.

In fact, Dr Canavero and his friends have carried similar experiment in dogs which stood semi-success. A neck-paralysed dog was about to walk free and wag its tail post this experiment. However, critics argued that even if the experiment was semi-successful in animals, there is no guarantee of its success in humans.

The Expected Procedure of Head Transplant

A new person would need a transplant donor – already declared brain dead.

Heads of both the patient and his donor would be cut simultaneously.

Patient’s head will be affixed to the brain-dead donor using Polythylene gylcol.

It will be injected between the two ends for a clean fusion.

The patient will be put in a coma to recover properly while his muscles and blood supply get stitched.

When patient will come out of medically-induced coma, it is expected that he will be able to behave normally.

 

 

Warning: An Armageddon in the Waiting?

The majority of the medical experts feel that such experiments would be futile in case of humans. All of them have echoed that such a surgery will result in sure death. In fact, many feel that “Head transplant” could be actually worse than death – it may bring the horrific scenes of half-dead people like Zombies walking down the streets to real.

The latest news said that the project code named “Heaven” (Head Anastomosis Venture) will be postponed due to non-availability of volunteers. The Russian man Valery Spiridonov might backtrack since his girlfriend is not agreeing to his participation in volunteering with the HEAVEN project.

Top 6 Reasons Why Weighted Blankets are Healthy for You

 

We are well aware of the utility of blankets in winter season. But people mostly use them to stay warm. However, in the last few years, the use of weighted blankets has become an essential part of our lives. Weighted blankets will not only keep you warm but also pacify your moods to a large extent.

What’s more special is the fact that weighted blankets are equally beneficial for every one of us. Whether you are a child, middle aged man or an old person, weighted blanket acts as a panacea to cure your psychological pains while protecting you from chilly winter too.

It has also proved to be extremely helpful to correct the mental imbalances in children who are affected due to autism, sensory disorders and other mental problems. These blankets actually provide deep pressure touch receptor from head to toe letting the body loose free. It makes a person feel secured, relaxed and tension free.

Benefits of using bulky and thick blankets at a glance

  1. It distributes weights evenly through the plastic poly pellets throughout the blanket prompting a good 8-hour sleep for the person using such a blanket.
  2. Thick blankets act as a boon for the Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) children to sleep well while enhancing their concentration levels.
  3. Thick blankets don’t have toxic Hypo–allergenic materials so it’s completely safe for everyone to use. It can be washed and air dry as well unlike other blankets.
  4. People with high level of anxiety and increased blood pressure find thick blankets as one of the easiest remedies to stay calm and cool. Once a person rests on the blanket, he tends to feel much relaxed and rejuvenated in the morning.
  5. The extra thickness on the blanket prompts the brain to release neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine which correct a person’s mood and soothes his minds.
  6. The use of weighted blankets inserts a greater pressure to the joints, muscles and ligaments letting the central nervous system to function better. The therapeutic usage of such blankets is now recommended by doctors also across many places.

How It Works?

According to the latest research, a good sleep is essential to improve people’s productivity and duration of sleep. Therefore, weighted blankets help a person to cure his or her insomnia easily without any extra medicines.

The National Institute of Mental Health, has recently stated that more than 35 million adults in the US are suffering from anxiety disorder and other mental disturbances. Be it on the issue of a relationship, normal life, and ability to stay take things positively while keeping oneself calm and cool is the need of the hour. That’s when the role of thick blankets comes to play. You can use such blankets alongside meditation and yoga to derive greater advantages.

This winter, make thick blankets a part of your life. With constant use of Wi-Fi, modem and other digital gadgets we become an easy prey of stress, tension and enhanced level of anxiety. Therefore, a solid 8-hour slumber is necessary, and a use of thick blankets helps us in achieving the same.