Avocado is surprisingly a berry, and it is referred to as a big berry. Although it hasn’t been fully studied yet, it is believed to carry vitamins B5, B6, C, E and K. Also, it comes with folate and potassium. There are also low amounts of other nutrients including copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and iron that are present in it. Moreover, it contains a monounsaturated fatty acid called Oleic acid, which is part of what makes olive oil good to use. This fatty acid is known to have many benefits, some of which are lowering inflammation, and brain development. Adding it to your recipes or making smoothies, and regularly eating it together with your favorite fruits will help you take advantage of its nutritional value.
Too much of the web screams at us: “Banners” suddenly expand to become full-screen ads. Modals pop up, imploring us to subscribe to blogs we haven’t had a chance to, you know, read yet. Video interstitials stop us in our tracks, forcing us to watch precious seconds tick oh-so-slowly by. And don’t even get me started on the widgets, flyouts, tooltips … Sometimes I long for a calmer web—and Hicks’ Law gives us all a reason to build one. The idea’s as simple as its end result: the more ui options you present a user, the harder it becomes for them to make a decision. This impacts almost everything we build:
“Don’t stand your chopsticks upright in your bowl of rice – it’s the way rice is offered to a deceased person’s spirit; crossing them means a similar thing. You shouldn’t spear food with chopsticks either.”Emily, Kids and Compass
The secret is to use things or do things that you already like. Khatzumoto gives more detail: “If you lack certain strengths or have a lot of weaknesses, then exploit your weaknesses for the purpose of learning Japanese. If you like playing video games, watching movies or even playing sports, simply make sure you do all those things in Japanese and/or with Japanese people (I played with a soccer team made up entirely of Japanese students plus me; too bad I don't like soccer). You could go running and play Japanese music while you do it…there's enough stuff out there for all your tastes.”
“Don’t eat while walking – it’s considered rude. Grab your food and sit or stand somewhere, and finish it before moving on.”Thais, World Trip Diaries UPDATE: There are some exceptions, such as street snacks. Image credit: Notes of Nomads, two fabulous bloggers who have made Japan their home.
“My tip is that if you have travelled on a long-haul flight to Japan, you should pre-book an airport transfer, as trying to work out the complicated Tokyo train system when you are tired is pretty difficult.”Anne, Pretraveller
Benny Lewis describes his dilemma in the early stages of learning Japanese: “I would recommend you learn lots of words and phrases first in Romaji, and when you have just enough to introduce yourself and ask the person to repeat themselves and keep some kind of basic flow, then transition to Kana only mode.”
These are short stories written entirely in Japanese. Find out more from Wired in Japan.
“If you are learning Japanese outside of Japan, finding an online tutor or a language partner that you enjoy learning and speaking Japanese with makes a huge difference and can also be a lot more fun,” says Brian Kwong. “You can also find a free language partner with this step by step video, or if you want to save time, you can get quality and affordable tutor from iTalki.com.”