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Maharashtra’s Mangrove Cover Has Grown by 72% in The Last 6 Years

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Today, we are living in such an environment where it has become difficult to breathe because of the air quality index has gone worse. Amidst all of this, we can see some good news coming to us from Maharashtra as per the reports revealed by The State of Indian Forest Cover Report 2019. The reports have revealed that the mangrove cover in the region has been increased significantly by 16 sq km in the last two years.

Especially, Raigad district, in particular, has witnessed an increase of 15 sq km in mangrove cover which is due to the revenue department donating some land to the forest department in 2018. However, in Mumbai, the report notes that there has been no change in terms of Mangroves cover.

While in Thane, the mangrove cover has been increased by 0.7 sq km, while the suburbs of Mumbai have seen an increase of 0.3 sq km.

So, what led to boost the mangrove conservation in Maharashtra?

The overall boost in Mangrove conservation is due to the 2005 Bombay High Court order that has banned doing the construction on mangrove land while also ordering mangroves to be classified as forests.

N, Vasudevan who supposed to head the Mangrove Conservation Cell (MCC) has said, “The overall increase during the last three assessment periods is 134 sq km, which is a 72% increase in six years,”.

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8 Food That Diabetics People Should Avoid Eating

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This is very essential that we take care of our health, as a healthy body leads to a happy life. But, it becomes even more necessary to take care of our health when we are suffering from some condition or disease. One such condition is diabetes. Diabetics need to take care of their health and it becomes very essential for them to watch their diet. They are often advised about what to eat and what not to eat. So, to help all the diabetics out there we have come up with this post that tells what all they should avoid eating.

Check the list below to know what to avoid if you are a diabetic:

1. Fried food

Fried food

These are unhealthy for each one of us, but diabetics should be extra cautious about having a bite. Those with type 2 diabetes should stay far away from this.

2. Fatty food

Fatty food

Anything that has a high value of fat, should be avoided by diabetics. Be it full-fat dairy, like cream, butter or cream cheese all these things are high on bad cholesterol and may increase the risk of heart disease.

3. Pastries

Pastries

Let us not forget to warn against these dangerous food items for a diabetic. They are not just sugary but high in fat, too.

4. Fatty meats

Fatty meats

Fatty meat cuts are equally bad, just because of excessive animal fat.

5. Dry fruits

Dry fruits

The sole reason to avoid dried fruit is that they are high on concentrated sugar.

6. Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol is not really advisable for diabetics since it interferes with the blood sugar level.

7. Processed Meat

Processed Meat

Processed meats are usually made of cheap and less healthy meat portions. They are packed with sodium which can lead to a heart attack.

8. Fruits like Banana, peaches, melons

Fruits like Banana, peaches, melons

These foods are high on sugar content and can increase the blood sugar level. So try to avoid these fruits in the future.

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Meet American Artist Chelsea Chavis Who Paints With Her Breasts And Sell Those Paintings for $400

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Well, that’s so interesting! Meet this American woman, Chelsea Chavis who is a fabulous artist. She has turned her breasts into painting tools and sells her creations for up to $400. Chelsea who lives between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Fort Myers, Florida. Not only she uses her breasts to paint, but also she makes use of every body part to earn a living. That’s great though.

The 29-year-old works under the moniker of ‘Heaux’ and create her vibrant works of modern art by applying paint, a non-toxic variety, to her vagina and breasts before using her body to transfer it to the backdrop.

How did she start doing this?

As a woman, she always wanted to put to the best use of her body parts to create something beautiful, humorous or maybe shocking. Well, she finally did it what she wanted. She had a thought and she filmed the whole process in a funny video and put it on Instagram. Shockingly, she had also received six orders for breast paintings and that too by all women!

Her beautiful creations started gaining popularity as she was continuously sharing her paintings online. Chelsea also had received orders from customers in New Orleans, Oregon and Canada. She has canvases available in a variety of sizes and her prices range from $40-$400. Chelsea hopes her ‘boobs end up all over the world’, through her artwork.

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‘I’m open to anything that someone wants or they can order something I already have. Chelsea is conscious of remaining vigilant when it comes to the paint she’s using, and though her paintings haven’t resulted in any skin reactions yet, she admits she’ll ‘have to keep doing research on what the best paint is for sensitive areas in case anything starts to get irritated’.

The artist doesn’t limit herself to painting in private, and as she’s ‘always travelling’ Chelsea has made a habit of taking her supplies with her to friends’ houses.

She explained

I bring all my supplies with me to my friends’ houses (who are all very supportive and think it’s great!) and set up a drop cloth and sit on the floor to do it while spending time with them. I like to make several things at once and sort of seeing what happens.

I have to have a wet and dry towel ready to take the paint off my body after each application. There were some trial and error in figuring out the best way to do this. So far, Chelsea’s creations have been fairly abstract, but she’s definitely open to experimenting more in the future.

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I have been thinking of different foods I could do, like cotton candy, ice cream and cupcakes. I also want to do a series of female and male signs with the head being my breast. I like the idea of planets, cats, & holiday themes. Abstract paintings are my favourite though, and I’d like to use colours that represent different sexual orientations and gender identities.

I’m going to keep experimenting with painting with my body parts and hopefully do entire body prints on large canvases; I’m interested to see what I decide to do myself.

Chelsea advertises her creations online on her official Instagram handle. If you are looking forward to purchasing her beautiful paintings, then you can visit her page and buy it. It would be more interesting if you try making one. What say *wink*?

Chelsea put her paintings on her Instagram page and advertise online, You can visit her Instagram page if you want to purchase breast-painting.

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101-Year-Old Italian Man Becomes The Oldest Person To Recover From Novel Coronavirus

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101-Year-Old Italian Man Recovered From Novel Coronavirus

After going through this story, you will believe in the saying that there’s always hope. Today, we will share a story about an Italian man who is 101-years-old who has survived Spanish Flu during 1918 and World War II and now he has beaten this deadly Coronavirus too. The best thing is that he has become the oldest man to survive this novel virus which is making us happy, as reported by the Italian media.

His name is “Mr. P”, who was admitted to the Rimini hospital-Ospedale Infermi di Rimini seven days ago after testing positive for COVID-19. You’ll be shocked to know that he is not any stranger to these kinds of pandemics; he was born in 1919 while the 1918 flu pandemic was raging his town. The Spanish flu at that time has taken the lives of nearly more than 600,000 Italians except him.

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After he got hospitalized, the medical staff got hopeless since COVID-19 hits many peoples who are above 65 years of age. However, according to Gloria Lisi, Vice-Mayor of Rimini, once the patient started recovering quickly, he became “the story everyone talked about” in the hospital. She said, “Everyone saw hope for the future of all of us in the recovery of a person more than 100 years old.”

Almost every day we get to see so many sad stories from every nook and corner of the country. Now, this is something that stands out and tells everyone not to lose hope at this critical hour. Though this pandemic affects mostly the elderly ones, this man has survived that too.

Every day we see the sad stories from these weeks that mechanically tell about a virus that rages and is especially aggressive on the elderly. But he survived. Mr. P. survived.”

After he got recovered, Mr. P was discharged from the hospital. As Lisi beautifully put, “Mr. P made it. His family brought him home yesterday evening, to teach us that even at 101 years, the future is yet to be written.”

I understand it would be very hard for you to digest such a thing at this moment as everything negative is floating around you. However, Mr. P’s story is undoubtedly something to behold. His case might be a rarity among many, but nonetheless, reminds us to never give in to despair, since humanity has the power to surprise you, even in the bleak and scary reality of a pandemic.

Till then #STAYHOME and #STAYSAFE at this critical hour till everything gets back to normal.

News Source: CNN

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