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May 6, 2018

Coffee might be good for your health…

Filed under: Health — furtherglory @ 5:45 pm

According to this news article, coffee is good for your health, so have a cup of coffee every day.

The following quote is from the news article in the above link:

Science Says Coffee Is Healthy, So Have Another Cup

Are you one of those people who just can’t get going in the morning without your cup of joe? Well, there’s good news! It turns out that the heavenly brew you’ve been having every morning may just be good for your health as well as your morning mood. That sounds like cause for another cup to me.

Brain Power

Studies have increasingly suggested that coffee and/or caffeine could be an effective therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Studies done on mice given caffeine versus decaf coffee found that those given the caffeine were shown to get better cognitive benefits. Coffee has also been found to help protect the brain against developing Alzheimer’s in the first place.

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I have drunk coffee every day since I was 4 years old. I don’t know if this has helped my brain, but it has not hurt it. I buy an 8 ounce cup of coffee at the local 7-11 store every morning. In the afternoon, I have a cup of black tea.

The Warsaw ghetto uprising 75 years ago

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:37 pm

You can read about the Warsaw ghetto uprising in this news article:

Famous photo of a little boy with hands up

I wrote about the Warsaw ghetto uprising on my website several years ago:

The following quote is from the news article:

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During the German occupation in Poland in the beginning of 1940s, Warsaw provided the biggest ghetto in Europe, housing no less than 460,000 Jews. The peak was reached between January and March, year 1941.
Operation Reinhard was the code name that the Nazi applied to the vicious plan of exterminating as many Polish Jews in the country as possible, during WWII. The first stage of this plan happened between July and August, 1942. But one day, everything was about to change, as on April 19, 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising broke out.

Around 750 Jewish fighters found the courage to confront a much larger German force, although the Jews were significantly lower armed compared to their opponents. Even so, these great fighters held out one month. Most of the Jewish fighters were killed by the German force, but some of them managed to escape the ghetto, due to some sewage canals that took them to the other side of the Warsaw.

This Thursday, paper daffodils were pinned to the clothes of all people in Poland in the memory of these courageous Jewish fighters. The daffodils tradition started with Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander that also fought in the uprising. Every year, in honor of this day, he used to lay daffodils at the monument of Warsaw Ghetto Heroes. He died in 2009.

Church bells tolled throughout the entire country at noon and sirens wailed,mourning the ones who fought and died that period. President Andrzej Duda was present at the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes and paid homage to the many lives that perished during the WWII. Also, three of the few Holocaust survivors (Krystyna Budnicka, Helena Birenbaum and Marian Turski) who attended the ceremony at Warsaw’s Town Hall received honorary citizenship of the city.

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