Quite possibly - my favourite cookbook so far! If you want to start eating a more plant based diet, there is no need to think of haute cuisine or limit yourself to salad! Plenty of gorgeous ideas here and it ticks all my favourite boxes: 💃🏻 products are easy to find in local supermarkets 💃🏻 cooking is easy and quick, no super skills required 💃🏻 most importantly - DELICIOUS meals! Forget trying to eat more plant based foods - think EATING MORE DELICIOUS FOODS ;-) The author also keeps a cool blog if you care to try before you buy: www.cookieandkate.com

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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters3 days ago
Several things you should know about the Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, ARFID. It is not "just" a picky eating. This eating disorder causes great psychological and physical stress, people may gag or choke if trying to swallow something that causes them anxiety - foods of specific texture, smell, appearance, or something they choked on before. Because of this people may avoid eating situations all together, like cafeterias or parties. This disorder may be the cause of serious weight loss of failure to grow. People with this disorder are not concerned with their weight or body image as often is the case with other eating disorders. It may occur in people of all ages and genders. Along with this disorder, people may experience anxiety, mood disorders, symptoms from autism spectrum. Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective method of help - it focuses on exposure and response prevention. Article: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/more-picky-eating%E2%80%947-things-know-about-arfid Photo: Pexels from Pixabay Book my counselling seession here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters7 days ago
Research. How different smells are recognized in the brain? How do we know if two smells are different or similar? Apparently, nose acts as sort of chromatography analyzer, where smells are differentiated based on their chemical content. But the olfactory cortex is much more dependent on how and when the smells were experienced, and here the smells are grouped based on memories. Article: https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/the-brain-creates-maps-of-smells-in-the-cortex-338078 Research: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342614879_Structure_and_flexibility_in_cortical_representations_of_odour_space Photo: Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay Book my counselling seession here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters10 days ago
Research. How does the gut communicate with the brain? It does, in case you wonder, there are chains of neurons sending signals from the gut to the brain and back. Researchers found that if the gut lacks bacteria, specific neurons become more active and brain "makes" the food move slower through the intestines. These neurons, in turn, depend on other neurons that "smell" the fatty acids that are produced by the gut bacteria. What can I say. The Gut is an amazing creation. Perhaps one day you may truly say that gut rules you, and it will not be a joke anymore. Article: https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/brain-gut-circuit-lets-microbiota-directly-affect-our-sympathetic-nervous-system-338082 Research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2474-7?WT.ec_id=NATURE-202007&sap-outbound-id=8D2A5F9681C5AEED2FB5B5C24F80466C75344910 Photo: Pexels from Pixabay Book my counselling session here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
Why do you even wake up @5AM? Early mornings for me used to be : A. Stressful trips to the airports, while haven’t got enough sleep. B. Going fishing with my dad (these were awesome but still I would wake up all triggered and exhausted.) C. Trips to the hospital. So far you should have already got the point that early mornings for me = no fun. What my early mornings are now? I take my time slowly, because everybody else is still sleeping. I make myself a cup of coffee, cook some light breakfast and listen to some audiobooks or podcasts, depending on the situation. Before I got my knee injured, I also used to jog in the morning.(The views would be even better than in the photo, trust me;)) But why?! As simple as it gets. I hate to rush somewhere, for example: school, work, whatever the case might be. I choose to enjoy my time, because good morning sets a tone for the day. Main pros: A. You feel motivated. It’s an awesome feeling to have already done much more than your friends or other companies. B. You learn much more about discipline. Discipline might be a huge factor in your success. F.e: you won’t be amused by that sweet donut at the coffee shop, might save some extra $ or kilos;) There is a quote by Jocko Willink(ex navy seal) - “ Discipline equals freedom.” C. Productivity level. For some, it might be a huge game changer. Personaly, when I started rising early, it became much easier to finish the tasks in shorter amount of time. However, you should test it and then make conclusions. I just love the idea of testing and learning. Don’t be afraid to sacrifice one week;) When not to get up early? PRIORITISE SLEEP HOURS. Some people need 6 hours, others can’t live without 8. Basicaly, don’t sacrifice your sleep hours, so you can rise early. Hell no. That’s the only situation that I don’t find benefits of waking up early. As the saying goes : early bird gets the worm. Thanks for your time❤️

Jurgis TerleckasCommunication entusiast
@Povilas Godliauskas good point!
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters2 days ago
Research. The babies gut microbiota may define (or allow to predict) temperament later in their life. For example, having Bifidobacterium present is associated with higher positive emotions. Greater bacterial diversity in general is connected to lesser negative emotionality and fear reactivity. Article: https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/babies-gut-bacteria-linked-to-their-temperament-320836 Research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159119300777 Photo: jarmoluk on Pixabay Book my counselling seession here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
What is the most important thing if you want to get into Harvard Law School? Nobody knows for sure, but one thing is certain. If you never try because you keep thinking it is for “other more special people” - you never will! My thoughts on the legal profession, working in a fintech, legal education, my journey to Harvard Law School and my gratitude to all the people who helped me get there (in Lithuanian) - http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2019/11/21/revolut-lietuvoje-reguliacines-atitikties-specialiste-r-mrazauskaite-mus-apibrezia-ne-nesekmes-o-stiprybes-ir-ismoktos-pamokos/
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters17 days ago
Tyrimas. Šokoladas yra sveika - kartą per savaitę ir dažniau šokoladą vartojantys žmonės mažiau rizikuoja sirgti širdies kraujagyslių ligomis. Tyrėjai taip pat primena, kad kartu su šokoladu vartojamas cukrus, pienas ir priedai gali būti visai nesveiki, bet jau juodo šokolado tai neaplenkite. Straipsnis: https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/chocolate-consumption-linked-to-healthier-hearts-337792 Tyrimas: https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Chocolate-is-good-for-the-heart Mano psichologinei konsultacijai užsirašykite čia: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Visi ilgi rašiniai su gera paieška ir galimybė laimėti nemokamas konsultacijas čia: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
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Esther Chook on How to identify what you’re good atPharmacist, Chinese Metaphysics & Health3 months ago
What shapes your character? What shapes your mindset? Growing up we are surrounded by many expectations and conditioned in a way that tells us what is good and bad. However, have you ever , like ever felt like it’s never enough? As though you have a super saiyan power that has yet to be revealed? Or maybe you feel like you’re just too good in everything but at the same time you’re good with nothing at ALL? Well the truth is- we all have our own inner strength and power to control whatever we want. In the metaphysical science study, we are all the same and unique. Who we are, what we are good at are given. How we ought to use it or even realise its there in the first place is the matter of awareness. Metaphysical science application in the modern era is no longer a FORECAST or PREDICTION. Because we have to own out own life and be responsible in our own journey and destination. Its more of self understanding, and knowing how to use your weakness as part of your strength Want to know more? Talk to me about it 💓
Malaysia is a beautiful country. Let me give you a glance of just 1 historical city. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/kYDguRtb-zo
Visiting Melaka (Malacca) in 2020 | things to do in Melaka Malaysia
Seasons are shifting: winters are shorter, spring is earlier, summers are longer and fall arrives later. Moreover, the intermediary seasons as f.e. sprinter or sprummer might become regular phenomena. Disruptions in the timing of these events makes a variety of impacts on ecosystems. Environmental changes cause many trees and flowers to bloom earlier than typical, an earlier spring might lead to longer growing seasons. Unusually warm weather in late winter can create a “false spring” that triggers the new growth of plants to begin too early, leaving them vulnerable to any subsequent frosts. Gardens as ecosystems are impacted as well. When buying a plant from a nursery its important to know that every plant is marked with a number indicating its hardiness zone. A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival. Because of warmer global temperatures planting zones are shifting further north. Lithuania is in zones 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a and 7b. Analyzing the plants map leads into discoveries like f. e. territories of zone 7 include parts of Lithuania as well as part of France, meaning that the same plants can grow in both countries. https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-lithuania-plant-hardiness-zone-map-celsius.php
Lithuania Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Justas of Qoorio asked me: "Thomas, what's your story of becoming an angel tech investor ?" Short answer: "The totally different and new network of founders and co-investors and the continuous learnings and new insights that break you outside of your social bubble" Very Qoorious ☝️😊🤗 of filosofy, (part) of the reasons I am on this network to have my daily Qoorious coffee/readings .. Longer answer (and as a bonus I will let you know how I ended up as the only Belgian, so far😊, until this moment on Qoorio, at least to my knowledge.) "As a Belgian living in Brazil where I set up my own real estate investing company from scratch (as foolish as this looks in hind sight when writing this down, in the beginning I couldn't speak even Brazilian Portuguese- but that's another story), I worked almost day and night while also had to give a lot of attention towards my family whom I had brought over from Belgium with me and they also faced the same problems (new school, new language, new house, totally new social environment etc). "My work universe was (and still is) a network of trusted Brazilian real estate lawyers, brokers, real estate developers, my accountant a few free lancers (real estate scouts, architects). With this people I have worked very closely during a number of years." "While doing so, after some years, some Belgians from my 'old' home country started to contact me and asked spontaneous help to introduce them to and help them with things like setting a local company themselves, referring to have a good accountant, commercial introductions, helped them to translate (meanwhile I became quite fluent in Portuguese) .... I started to realise I had something to offer...and the seed of becoming a business angel was planted." "Also doing so, broke my old social network and I met totally new people from outside of my network with different/other views/insights/experiences....and that was the second seed of becoming a business angel" "After a failed first investment in a start up, I realised I lacked training/education in the business angel world." "After moving back from Brazil to Belgium I decided to follow a number of angel investment classes where at the same time I learned how syndicates were working" "I couldn't find the specialised trainings in Belgium so I found a course in the Netherlands. I very much liked it and learned a lot. I asked the organizers how did they start. They learnt it them selves from other investors/copied the program from Estonia. So I took lessons online/offline from Estonia." "In Estonia I asked the organizers from the Nordic Angel Program why/how they decided to launch an investor program...seemed they learnt it themselves/copied from Fiban (association of Finnish business angels) and some angels of FIBAN in Estonia invited me to Helsinki to "learn from the source"... "And so I ended up in Helsinki...taking lessons and networking /investing together in one Finnish start up. (The idea/filosofy of those programs is not only learning in theory but also Do-ing it, making a real due diligence /vetting process)" "In Helsinki I was approached by a Baltic VC who wanted to learn more from my Brazilian experiences as one of this start-up's started to get active over there and checked if I could help them potentially...Offcourse✌️😉..." " I liked his investment approach and learned he was launching a new fund...the first investment turned out to be....,🙌🤗 Qoorio" And so Justas that's how I became an angel investor and enthusiastic supporter of Qoorio 👌👍 and the first Belgian on your network. Hereunder a picture of Brazilian art, it's a group of people going in group from one place to another and that's how I feel about life and angel investing.

Stephen BrooksEntrepreneur & Acapella Singer
Great story, thanks Thomas!
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The secrets from daily life of tomatoes might surprise both a gardener and a vegetarian. Intresting fact to learn is that tomatoes are carnivorous plants Research showed that they capture and kill small insects with sticky hairs on their stems and then absorb nutrients through their roots when the animals decay and fall to the ground. It is thought that the technique was developed in the wild in order to supplement the nutrients in poor quality soil – but quality soil – but even domestic varieties grown in your vegetable patch retain the ability. So is exciting to learn and the other fact from more receint study - they are not just serial insect killers- tomatoes make the herbivorous catterpillars eat each other-cannibalize themselves. 🍅🐛🌱
The Very Hungry Caterpillars That Turned to Cannibalism
After your plant steps out from the apartment into the balcony which continent it appears in? If indoor micro-climate conditions suggest proximate temperatures of Southern Africa, so the balcony brings the plant into Asia. To be more specific- a high cliff of Himalayas -your balcony actually is. The reason of this lies in a difference of low and high temperatures which are ranging in a micro surrounding of a pot the plant is in. The harsh conditions are challenging because of the sun which is heating up the surface of pot to the ultimate highs, because of the winter rains which results the soil substrate to become a pglacier, because of the strong drought winds which ruffle the plant. And yet, there are plant which thrive in such natural setting- Sedums and Bergenias -once established they do not need any extra care from their human neighbor - lushly evergreen all year round.
Thomas Desimpel on Angel investors / how to invest in start up's.Angel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor3 months ago
Start up investing should not be about chasing unicorns 🦄...at least not the primary driver. In my view it's more about the intangibles and second only trying to get a decent return... Hereunder a long read of my first 4 years of international angel investing. What do you think Qoorio 🆒🤗 community? Feel free to get in touch, would love to share experiences on Qoorio! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/thdesimpel_20-lessons-learned-through-international-activity-6671045266675666944-zqZB

Yannick OswaldVenture Capital, Opportunities are Everywhere
Yes, great post Thomas!
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The apartments are often to be suspected to be too hostile for plant growth, as the indoor environment conditions are too warm and too dry. Can plants grow healthy and luxuriant in a space designed for human accomodation? The World Health Organization's standard for comfortable warmth is 18 °C for normal, healthy human adults who are appropriately dressed. The optimal room temperature usually depends on its use. Usually its around 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. A usual range for indoor humidity generally falls between 30 and 50 percent. Is where a natural place on Earth with the similar natural conditions which are constant all year round? Yes. For example, it is Swakopmund in Namibia. The place gets just over one cm of rain every year, with a consistent six to seven hours of sunshine every day. Average minimum temperatures are between 10 and 16 degrees Celsius, while the average maximums are within the 18 to 23 degree range. As a conclusion- we all do enjoy “Namibian” climate in our apartments, so do the plants originating from Namibia. All forms of crassulas, aloes, stapelias- are the perfect cohabitants to choose. They would feel happy they are back home and fine with no expected rain.
The movie about the plants to be recommended is definitely “Adaptation” directed by Spike Jones. Incredible cinematographical work about the struggle to adapt a book- "The Orchid Thief”- a story of Laroche, who clones rare orchids and sells them to collectors.
🎥 ADAPTATION (2002) | Full Movie Trailer in Full HD | 1080p

Gabija GrušaitėAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta
I'm watching this on Saturday 💚
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«Lawns are the most grown crop in the U.S.—and they're not one that anyone can eat; their primary purpose is to make us look and feel good about themselves.»
The American Obsession with Lawns
Hairs on stems and leaves of tomatoes are called trichomes. Trichomes do reflect excessive light and heat, also slowing down evapotranspiration. Also trichomes are a deterrent to crawling insects. A covering of trichomes is called indumentum. In this photo, from my garden, you can notice a specific variety of tomato and its furry fruit enjoying the sun. 🌞

Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Always nice to learn completely new things from completely new unknown fields👌. Thanks for sharing Linas Lapinskas and very nice picture of your tomatoe in your garden. Very probably cultivating tomatoes in once garden relaxes/is a form of meditation?
Egle Dapkeviciute on Learn how to learncreator of geriprojektai.lt l seeker of creativity and deeper understanding2 months ago
ABOUT OUR BRAINS. Understanding how your brains work and why you do things in a way you do is important not only in work, but for life in general. In this post I'll present two different thinking modes + an exercise to practice. Neuroscientists have been making profound advances in understanding the two different networks that the brain switches between: >> focused mode (highly attentive state). It is when you concentrate on something that's already tightly connected in your mind, often because you are familiar and comfortable with the understanding concept. Your thoughts moves easily through the previously ingrained patterns and quickly settle on a solution. That's why sometimes it's so difficult to find a new creative solution to the problem you're solving. >> diffuse mode (resting state). It is what happens when you relax your attention and just let your mind wander. This relaxation can allow different areas of the brain to hook up and return valuable insights, to see a "bigger picture". You can switch to a diffuse mode by going for a walk, doing meditation, yoga or simply watching something easy. So these two modes are highly important for learning and solving problems. To find a new approach, you should first focus on a problem and then turn on a "big picture" diffuse mode. And now you try! See whether you can form a new triangle that points down by moving only three circles. When you relax your mind, releasing your attention and focusing on nothing in particular, the solution can most easily come to you. Let me know if it worked! P.S. information was taken from the book "A mind for numbers" by Barbara Oakley. This is THE book that I highly recommend everyone to read.

Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio
I think I zoomed in and then zoomed out as you suggested in your insight and the solution came instantly
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Egle Dapkeviciute on Learn how to learncreator of geriprojektai.lt l seeker of creativity and deeper understandingabout 2 months ago
PRETEND. Einstein's theories of relativity arose not from his mathematical skills (he constantly needed to collaborate with mathematicians to make progress) but from his ability to pretend. He imagined himself as a photon moving at the speed of light, then imagined how the second photon might perceive it. What would that second photon see and feel? Barbara McClintock, who won a Nobel Prize for her discovery of genetic transposition ("jumping genes" that can change their place on the DNA stand), imagined gigantic versions of the molecular elements she was dealing with. She personalized even made friends with the elements she was studying. It may seem silly to stage a play in your mind's eye and imagine the elements and mechanisms you are studying or working on as living creatures with their own feelings and thoughts. But it's a method that works and helps you see and understand phenomena that you couldn't intuit. Discover and use your power of imagination and mimication in the work you do. From Barbara Oakley book "A mind for numbers" - The book for learning how to learn.

Gabija GrušaitėAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta
So interesting! I do that in my own practise, but never realised it could be applied so much further!
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