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  • The 15 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

    There is nothing more relaxing than a slow ride through the countryside. These roads are nice due to the absence of fast cars. Apart from the calm countryside roads, there are the dangerous roads that turn your knuckles white.

     

    It’s hard to compare driving on dangerous roads to anything else. Some of them are hand-built, others are completely hidden by water or rocks.

    Fasten your seat belts, because the Bright Side put together a compilation of 15 craziest roads that are worth exploring.

    Zoji La, India

    Ladakh and Kashmir are connected by this 9-km-long road. On top of everything, this road is extremely narrow, although it has to fit in both drivers and livestock.

    Transfăgărășan, Romania

    This road is located in the Carpathian Mountains and pierces the Făgăraș massif. It reaches a 2034-meter height and is the tallest road in Romania. Transfăgărășan is known for its gorgeous sights and its danger.

    Dalton Highway, Alaska

    Dalton Highway is the most isolated highway in the world. It is 666 km long, and only connects 3 small villages. This road is considered the snowiest highway in the world.

    Khardung La, India

    According to officials, this road is 5602 meters tall (practically taller than Mount Elbrus). Guinness World Records and National Geographic recognized Khardung La as the tallest pass road in the world.

    Yungas Road, Bolivia

    This highway is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It takes 200 — 300 lives a year. Steep mountains are on one side, and a cliff on the other (about 600 meters tall). It is scary to think about driving on this road!

    Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

    Atlantic Ocean Road connects small, coastal villages. By the way, this road is really meant for tourists, because the sights there are breathtaking.

    Guoliang Tunnel, China

    Guoliang Tunnel was built by the locals. A road cut out of the mountain was the only way of communication between the village and the outside world. Later, the government built a 1200-meter tunnel to help the locals with transportation.

    Le Passage du Gois, France

    Weirdly enough, this road is only open for a few hours every day. The road is hidden underwater for the rest of the day. Before entering the 4.5 km highway, read the schedule of tides. Otherwise, your car will simply sink.

    Tianmen Mountain road, China

    This road is 10 km long. It has 99 steep turns, and the difference in height between its beginning and its end is about 1,000 meters. Drivers here definitely need nerves of steel.

    Hana, Hawaii

    This 112 km road connects Kahului and Hana, on the Hawaiian island Maui. The narrow sinuous road connects 59 bridges, 46 of which only have one lane. The road is often closed due to the landslides.

    ’Kolima’, Russia

    The official title of the road that connects Yakutsk and Magadan is ’Kolima’; however, people always call it ’the death road’. The first 90 km were built by 1932 by prisoners. The construction was complete by 1953.

    Col de la Bonette, France

    This dangerous mountain pass is located on a 2000-meter height in the French Alps, right by the Italian border. This road has steep and unexpected turns.

    Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

    This is one of the tallest mountain passes in the Alps. A 64-km-long road goes from side to side and surprises passengers with its scenic views.

    ’Caucasus’ road, Russia

    This narrow road connects Sochi and the Ritsa lake through the mountains. It is scary and impressive at the same time. It’s worth seeing at least once.

    Eshima Ohashi bridge, Japan

    Although it is just a bridge, it is as dangerous as the roads we mentioned above. The bridge connects Sakaiminato and Matsue. It is about 1.7 km long, and 11.3 meters wide. From the far, the bridge seems impossible to climb. This height allows large ships to pass underneath.

    A bridge in Island County, Washington

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  • 10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes You Must Avoid

     

    Brushing your teeth as part of your morning and evening rituals plays an important role in oral hygiene. It helps you maintain good oral health by removing food particles, debris and plaque from your teeth and bacteria from your mouth.

    Good oral health also impacts your overall health. It helps prevent respiratory diseases, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, improve cognitive functioning and prevent stomach disorders.

    Although tooth brushing is a common task, many of us do not do it correctly. There are many common mistakes that we all commit. To maintain good oral health, you must be aware of these mistakes and avoid them.

    Here are the top 10 tooth brushing mistakes that you must avoid.

    Mistake #1: Using the Wrong Toothbrush

    Toothbrushes come in different sizes, and most people do not know which size to purchase and often do not give it any thought. To clean your teeth correctly, you need to use a properly sized toothbrush.

    If it’s too big, you may have to strain your mouth to keep it open. If it is too small, then proper cleaning will not be possible. When a toothbrush feels good in your hand and mouth and reaches every tooth, then it is the right size.

    You can buy a manual or an electronic toothbrush, whichever you prefer. People who have arthritis or pain in their hands, arms or shoulders may find that an electronic toothbrush is a good option.

    Mistake #2: Choosing the Wrong Bristles

    Just like there are different sizes of toothbrushes, they are also made with different bristles. They may have straight, round, angled or zigzag bristles. Dentists say that angled bristles are generally the best, as they help clean all the teeth properly irrespective of their position.

    Along with the pattern, you need to consider the quality of the bristles. Avoid using a brush with hard and stiff bristles that can erode your dental enamel, irritate your gums and cause recession. Always use a soft-to medium-bristled toothbrush.

    Mistake #3: Using the Wrong Brushing Technique

    We all brush our teeth daily, but we do not give much thought to the technique. The American Dental Association has prepared this guideline on the correct brushing technique:

    1. Align the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line.
    2. Using short, gentle strokes, move the toothbrush back and forth around your teeth.
    3. Then brush circularly or vertically around the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of all your teeth.
    4. When done, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and prevent bad breath.
    5. Finish by rinsing your mouth thoroughly.

    By following this guideline, you can keep your teeth clea, remove plaque, prevent cavities and get rid of bacteria in your mouth.

    Mistake #4: Not Brushing Adequately

    For overall oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and preferably three times. You must brush in the morning, before going to bed and, if needed, after eating a meal. This will help remove plaque and neutralize the pH of your mouth, keeping your teeth clean and healthy.

     

    You must also brush for 2 minutes, but most people do not follow this routine. To ensure you are spending the required time brushing, divide your teeth into four sections: top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right. While brushing, spend 30 seconds in each section.

    Mistake #5: Brushing Too Frequently

    Some people are overly hygiene-conscious and end up brushing their teeth too frequently. If you brush more than 3 times a day, it can harm your teeth. It can lead to recession of the gum line as well as hastened erosion of dental enamel.

    So, it is advisable not to overdo it. The trick to good oral health is to brush gently for 2 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day.

    Mistake #6: Starting at the Same Spot Each Time

    Most of us start brushing our teeth at the same spot. It’s a common mistake. When we start at a particular point every time we pick up a toothbrush, there is a high chance of getting lazy once we reach the last quadrant of our teeth. This means proper cleaning is not done.

    To clean your teeth thoroughly, dentists recommend to start brushing in a different place each time. This way, all your teeth will get equal time and cleaning. 

    Mistake #7: Ignoring the Inner Surfaces of the Teeth

    While brushing our teeth in the busy morning time, our minds might be preoccupied and we can forget to brush our teeth’s inner surfaces. Such a mistake can lead to a buildup of plaque on the inner surfaces. This can be just as damaging as the plaque on the front of your teeth.

    When brushing, do not focus only on the front of your teeth because it’s the side that is most visible.  You must also brush the inner surfaces of all your teeth to maintain good oral health.

    Mistake #8: Not Rinsing Your Toothbrush After Use

    In our rush to get out of the house in the morning or off to bed at night, we often don’t take time to rinse our toothbrush properly after using it. Due to this, bacteria and food debris remain on the bristles, which may cause infection and gum disease later on. Plus, it may cause the bristles on the brush to become hard.

    To prevent reintroducing bacteria and other germs into your mouth the next time you brush, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after each use. It is best to hold the toothbrush under running tap water for 1 minute and then allow it to air dry. This will help remove any leftover toothpaste, bacteria and food particles.

    Mistake #9: Storing Your Toothbrush Wet

    Perhaps you are already vigilant about rinsing your toothbrush after each use, but do you put it away in the bathroom cabinet when it is still wet?

    A damp toothbrush becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and the next time you use it, you are unknowingly introducing bacteria into your mouth, which can cause bad breath and other gum diseases.

    To rectify this mistake, after rinsing your toothbrush, shake off the extra moisture and store it in a brush holder with a cap that allows air in. You can even dry out your toothbrush in the sun for a few minutes. Plus, you can keep two toothbrushes handy, so that one is always dry.

     

    Mistake #10: Not Replacing Your Old Toothbrush

    Many of us use a toothbrush as long as we can. But this is a big mistake that you must avoid. After using a toothbrush for a few months, the bristles start bending and become frayed. A toothbrush in this condition will not clean your teeth properly. Dental experts recommend replacing a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

    Take a close look at your brush regularly and make sure the bristles are flexible and straight. If the bristles look frayed, change your toothbrush immediately.

    Resources:

    http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/Files/watch_materials_brush.ashx

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  • How To Treat Kidney Stone With Ginger

     

    Ginger is the ultimate natural medicine. Not only is it delicious, but it's anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial in nature. It's known to improve digestive discomfort and can even improve immunity and make your cardiovascular system healthier. I don't use the term "superfood" lightly, but this one is it.

    Ginger is also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and other minerals, making it a great food to add to your diet for overall health

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    Hot ginger tea doesn't just beat the cold winter mornings, but can fight infection, enhance the immune system, fight off colds and other viruses, improve circulation, relieve pain, reduce the risk of kidney stones and give your body the nutrients it needs to make sure the liver works like it should. Here's how to make my famous ginger tea.

     

    You will need:

      • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic, unfiltered honey.

     

      • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.

     

      • 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric.

     

      • 1/4 cup of coconut milk.

     

      • 1 cup of purified water.

    Instructions:

      1. Boil the water.
      1. Once boiling, add ginger and turmeric. Simmer for 10 minutes.
      1. Add milk.
      1. Strain into a cup.

    From here, you can steep another teabag if you like. The tea stands well on its own though.

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  • Haile Awaits City Admin Approval For Hyundai Assembly Plant Plot

    The legendary long-distance athlete and investment tycoon, Haile Gebresilassie, said that he is still waiting for the approval of the Addis Ababa City Administration cabinet to secure a plot of land he requested to build an assembly plant for the Korean vehicle brand Hyundai in the southwestern outskirts of Addis Ababa.

    However, sources told The Reporter that the city cabinet had a meeting last week where it evaluated Haile’s request for land but rejected it because the requested land size is too large in view of the current shortage of investment land. However, sources further said that the cabinet is still planning to reconsider provided that Haile is willing to reduce size of the plot considerably.

    However, Haile said that the plot has not yet been confirmed by the city formally.

    Haile had requested some 70 hectares of land for the car assembly originally. On his part, Haile told The Reporter that he recognizes the need to reduce it to 30 hectares. “I understand the problems in investment land shortage which the administration is feeling in recent times”.

    He also told The Reporter that he applied for the plot almost two years ago. He said that his plan was to build the plant and begin assembly operation immediately.

    He also said that the Korean carmaker’s board reapproved Haile’s car assembly plant to manufacture the vehicle in Ethiopia recently.

    He also said his company’s engineers were sent to Korea to received practical training in Hyundai’s factory.

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