We’re pumped for Comic-Con International Comments Off on We’re pumped for Comic-Con International 268,225

With Comic-Con around the corner, we cannot help but think about all the great things that are coming to television and comics this year. Everything about the event has us itching to jet down to San Diego, and we are excited to tell you everything we know about the event so far.

Getting tickets

We all know that getting a ticket for Comic-con is next to impossible. Unless you are as vigilant as a fox, or you have a wad of cash saved away, you stand no chance of attending the largest gathering of nerds on the planet. Ticket buying is a brutal sport, but have no fear, Comic-con international has promised to shake things up a little bit next year. Ticket or badge procurement will prove to be slightly better next year. Although badges are already sold out this year, you can register in advance for Comic-con next year and beat everybody else to it.

What is coming to comic con this year?

Comic-con is notoriously known for keeping a tight lid on its itinerary until a few days before the event. Thankfully, we are well past the waiting date, and we can give you a rough guess of who is coming to comic con and what to expect from the event as a whole.

The new costumes

A lot of new characters have been added to television and comic books this past year, and we are glad to see how the world reacts to the new foray of great entertainment and make it into jaw-dropping costumes that will literarily knock your socks off. We will be glad to see how iconic characters like Tony stark, Captain Marvel and Professor Hulk will be brought to life with the help of tailoring, dedication, and a little bit of ingenuity. In our opinion, the costumes are what comic con is really about.

 The Official Schedule

It is practically impossible to cover everything that is coming to comic con this year, but I will try to stick to the most anticipated events and panels and brush over everything else.

Warner Bros Hit us with the premiere of some of the most anticipated shows of the year

Warner Bros make good on their promise and premiere what we believe to be one of the most important statements of femininity. “Batwoman” is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 17 along with Pennyworth- Alfred origin story so to speak. The premieres are reserved for comic con goers alone, and they promise to be absolutely fantastic from the trailers and the interviews that we have seen so far. The premieres are to be viewed in Ballroom 20 and will be shortly followed by other addition to the DC television universe. Harley Quinn- the animated series and “Teen Titan GO!” are primed to take the stage not long after the headliners.

Scare Diego 2019

This year’s installment of ScareDiego focuses on chapter two of the hit movie “It” and the cast of the movie. It has been confirmed that there will be a panel consisting of the directors and the cast of the phenomenal horror franchise. ScareDiego is expected to host at the Horton Grand Theatre, and it should begin at 7pm sharp on Wednesday.

Terminator Dark Fate

At 11 am to 12 pm on Thursday the geniuses behind Terminator Dark Fate will briefly discuss the movie, reveal some clips and answer some of the questions that we have had since the first time we saw the trailer. The panel is scheduled to hold at Hall H.

Van Helsing Q&A

The cast, directors, and producers of our favorite SYFY series are back and ready to give us all the juicy details of what is to come in season four. Expect jaw-dropping revelations and answers to some of the questions that have been on your mind since the moment you experienced the final episode of season 3. The Q&A session is set to last an hour and a half, and it is going to be at the Indigo Ballroom.

Batman Beyond 20th anniversary

It has already been twenty years since the critically acclaimed batman movie that changed how animators and fans animated movies. The producers, actors, and directors of this award-winning masterpiece all gather in the same place to talk about the greatest movie ever made. It is set to hold at Hall a little bit after 11 am.

The order Q&A

The order is one of Netflix’s outstanding depiction of the werewolf lore, and it has made exceptional progress since its debut. The stars, producers and the directors of the series all gather in the indigo ballroom and answer some of the questions that die-hard Netflix fans have had since they first binge-watched the entire series. The Q&A session is scheduled to last for about an hour, and it starts at 12:30.

There are tons of panels and Q&A sessions coming over the four days that make up Comic-con, and we would very much love to stick to the bare essentials and make mentions here and there when we can.

Marvel

There is to be a panel on the latest developments in the Marvel game franchise on Thursday at 1:30. Agents of shield finally get a chance to bask in the spotlight as they occupy Hall H and host an exciting panel and Q&A session to inform the world greatest audiences of what is to come in season 7. The panel is scheduled to hold at 4-5 pm on Thursday. On Friday at 10 am, the writers of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame tell the fans what it took to write one of the most iconic movies ever to hit the cinema. They will go over their creative processes and tell the audience what they had to scrap and keep. When that is done, the fans get to know a little bit about the Russo brothers and their plans for the marvel cinematic universe post phase three.

Everything else that is worth mentioning

Veronica Mars, Ricky and Morty, Fear of the Walking Dead, Steven Universe, Ricky and Morty, The Walking Dead, The Witcher, Legacies, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Pennyworth, Batwoman, Archer, Preacher, The Good Place, West World, Orville and many other shows make a return to comic con to host a panel and answer some of the questions that fans have had for a long time. The names on this list do not even begin to cover the greatness that is Comic-con, but it is good enough to remind you just how vital the event really is and why you cannot miss it

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How a simple detox can boost brainpower Comments Off on How a simple detox can boost brainpower 193,256

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You know that one person who’s always talking about the latest cleanse or trendy detox and how “life-changing” it is. It’s almost guaranteed that within a few days, they’ll be on to the next one. Who doesn’t want to lose weight, improve endurance, and purge toxins? It’s not surprising to see short term physical benefits from detox, but often not mentioned are the mental health and cognitive performance benefits also gained from a proper detox. Mental health and brainpower benefits are significant.

Anxiety. Insomnia. Depression. Dementia. Eating disorders. Even Alzheimer’s is on the rise. While going on a short term cleanse or detox to help treat any disorder might seem counterintuitive, restoring your body to health both mentally and physically can drastically boost your mood and overall disposition. The glow of positivity from improved self-image helps interpersonal relationships as well.

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Is a detox right for me?

Grow new brain cells

  • Most detox diets are significantly low in calories which may help boost Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This chemical signal in the brain promotes new cellular growth.
  • As a result, it may lead to a number of mental health benefits including improved brain health and functioning, as well as to help stave off mental illnesses. There are some great BDNF studies available online.

Enhance focus and concentration

  • Another benefit one can attain from slightly restricting calories during a detox is the increase in focus. This is thought to come from a mechanism known as “food-seeking behavior.”
  • The mechanism involved has to do with a rise in hormone production. Dopamine, adrenaline, and cortisol boost focus and reduce distractions. Along with helping to block out distractions, a detox can also help keep your mind focused on tasks. This can help boost productivity in an academic setting or in the workplace, as well as helping to accomplish tasks at home that require efficiency and critical thinking. Additionally, it also may help improve focus and intensity during sports and other physical activities.
  • Certain supplements called nootropics help boost brain function even further by promoting increased blood circulation, stimulation of the central nervous system, and stimulating new brain pathways.

Increase blood flow to the brain

  • Detox diets can boost brainpower through PGC-1-Alpha. This multi-faceted signal assists in a wide range of bodily functions including increased blood flow to the brain improved blood circulation and supplied nutrients and oxygen.
  • This effect is quite beneficial to cognitive health.

Boost mood and good vibes

  • High levels of vitamins and minerals consumed in certain detox treatments boost mood and good vibes by producing serotonin and dopamine.
  • Processed foods, refined sugar, and other food-like products may cause mood swings, feelings of lethargy, energy crashes, and other unpleasant symptoms that may lead to malnutrition.
  • Nutrient deficiencies should be addressed in order to promote overall healthy body function.
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No more brain fog!

Improve brainpower, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills

  • This should come as no surprise. High-nutrient, low-calorie foods can greatly improve cognitive functioning.
  • Eliminating nutrient-deficient foods will lift “brain fog” caused by poor diets.
  • Clearer thought processes and faster decision-making skills may be felt almost immediately after commencing a detox.

Improve brain-signaling

  • Hydration is always important. And increasing water intake is usually an aspect of many detox plans. Proper hydration enhances overall health, and greater hydration levels can lead to improved brain-signaling.
  • It goes without saying that water is important for all living things, and it’s especially true for living organisms that are made up of mostly water. In the human body, 73% of the heart and brain is water. This is why dehydration has a direct effect on cognitive performance.

Prevent mental illness

  • Aside from boosting mood and good vibes, assisting in the growth of new brain cells, and improving cognitive performance, a detox can also help prevent mental illness.
  • Brain matter growth can help prevent illnesses like depression or bipolar disorder from developing.
  • An increase in nutrients can help reduce anger and may help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. With the rise of mental illnesses, it’s worth trying different methods every now and then to see what works best for you.

Prevent cellular breakdown

  • A detox diet can help reduce inflammation in the body. This helps prevent cellular breakdown and promote healthy cells (which, obviously, helps overall health). This is true for all the body’s cells, including those in the brain.
  • Implementing a regular detox may not only help promote the growth of new brain cells but also help protect the cells you have, which can preserve and further boost brain function.

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Forget diets! These simple adjustments can improve your health. Comments Off on Forget diets! These simple adjustments can improve your health. 228,073

Diets shouldn’t suck! It’s easy to get caught up in fad diets that leave you feeling worse than before. On the bright side, you can better your health and lose weight by making small changes. These changes will prove to be more successful than jumping into a new diet all at once. Eat what you want and still be healthy by trying these simple adjustments for huge results! 

The Way of Whole Grain 

Let’s be honest… pasta is the best dish ever. Unfortunately, it’s packed with carbs that don’t help when trying to eat healthier. Instead, try whole-grain pasta! Whole grain pasta not only has fewer carbs, but it also has more protein, fiber, and vitamins. This protein-packed pasta will have you turning down seconds and feeling healthier in no time. 

No Fried Food Friday

Fried food is another delicious meal that harms our health. Cut back on your fried food intake and realize how much better you feel. It may be hard to stop eating fried food all at once, so try, “No fried food Friday.” By avoiding fried food one day a week, you’ll feel healthier and realize you can accomplish anything! 

Small Plate, Please

Portion control is a huge factor in your eating habits. It also makes the largest difference when trying to enhance your well-being. Start eating off smaller plates to trick your mind into thinking you’re eating the same amount of food. If you’re eating out and don’t have this option, ask for a to-go box when you receive your plate. By putting half the meal in the to-go box before you even start eating, you’ll avoid eating too much and have leftovers for tomorrow! These simple swaps ensure you don’t overeat while still enjoying the foods you love.

Effortless modifications to your usual meals will significantly improve your health. Diets cause you to hate what you’re eating, which leads to you quitting the diet in a matter of days. Easy adjustments are the best way to live healthier and happier. 

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