Siquijor: The Island Of Fire

Siquijor: The Island Of Fire Isla del Fuego, or Island of Fire, is one of the more well-known islands in the Philippines. Locally known as Siquijor, the Island of Fire got its name from the fireflies that give the place a wondrous glow at night. Land of the Mangkukulams Siquijor is popular for its local mangkukulams. These mangkukulams are either healers or sorcerers. For a fee, they can cast spells against your enemies, get rid of spells cast against you, or cure any sickness that you may have. They work with aromatic, sometimes smelly potions of herbs and oils, when doing their clients’ bidding. They even sell amulets, or anting-antings, to ward off evil curses and spirits. These mangkukulams can …

Discover Solitude in Ancient Surroundings at the Colorado National Monument

If your travels take you anywhere near Grand Junction or Fruita, Colorado, then make sure you take the time to visit the Colorado National Monument. Compared with the larger canyon type national parks, the Colorado National Monument is small, but this makes the experience less impersonal. It also means that it’s less likely to be overflowing with other tourists – making it a great “get away from it all” retreat for anyone needing a little solitude. What the semi-desert Colorado National monument lacks in overall size, it makes up for in content. Packed within its boundaries are some of America’s most impressive hoodoos, whose vibrant colors are hard to match anywhere. Alongside the geological wonders and juniper trees, is a …

Atkins & Low-Carb – Part 3

Atkins & Low-Carb – Part 3 Papa Murphy’s has a new low-carb pizza. Burger King has a low-carb hamburger. Applebee’s has rolled out a new low-carb menu, as have dozens of other national restaurant chains. There are low-carb tortillas, breakfast cereals, breads, and just about anything else you’d care to eat! No doubt about it…..low-carb dieting is the biggest trend since deep-fryed turkeys! But as we’ve discussed in the last few articles, low-carbing may not be right for everyone. While the evidence does support the claim that a reduction in carbohydrates will help you lose weight, conclusive evidence on the long-term impact of low-carbing remains elusive. In this article we’re going to take a look at some professional bodybuilders. With …

Exercise Bikes Burn Calories

Exercise Bikes Burn Calories Exercise bikes are a good way of losing calories and cutting the flab. They are a good cardio vascular workout and make the calf muscles especially strong. Cycling or biking is a very good form of exercising, as it tones up the entire body. Exercise bikes are equally good for providing such a workout. In the comfort of the home or the gym, you can easily work out and at any time of the day. Most of the exercise bikes, which are available in the market, have a control panel as well as a range of resistance levels. In this way it’s beneficial to both the beginner as well as the advanced user. The exercise bikes …