Art 🎨 is transformative for sure! 😉

Santa Catarina Palopo: a formerly plain village on the shores of lake Atitlan (in southern Guatemala) at an altitude of 1,662 m…

 

2016 : an idealist journalist, Harris Whitbeck, invites two Dutch artists, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas and Hahn), and the Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó project begins…

The Guatemalan designer Diego Olivero collaborates with architects, designers, community leaders and residents to complete the planning process…

They use color palettes and designs based on  huipiles (the town’s traditional woven blouses) + environmentally friendly paint  that is  a modern take on an ancient local practice…

Ra ta ta!!!! 🎉🎆

A new (artisticly awesome and touristically attractive) village  has been born !!!

 

 

 

The project has been  running by tourists-volunteers as well, who, in turn for their contribution, receive discounts in hotels.

 

 

More info at :

A Look at the Guatemalan Town That Is Transforming Into a Work of Art

The alphabet of 💪 superfoods : C(innamon)

Seasoning a high carb food with cinnamon can help lessen its impact on your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon slows the rate at which the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating.

In a 100 gram reference amount, ground cinnamon is a rich source of calcium (100% of the Daily Value DV), iron (64% DV), and vitamin K (30% DV).

Important info:

There are actually two main types of this spice : Ceylon and Cassia.

Ceylon, or “true cinnamon,” is native to Sri Lanka and southern parts of India. It is tan-brown in color and contains lots of tight sticks with soft layers. It is relatively expensive.

Cassia originated in Southern China. It tends to be a dark brown-red color with thicker sticks and a rougher texture than Ceylon cinnamon. It  is considered  of lower quality. It is very cheap, thus, it is  the type most commonly consumed. However, it contains a lot of coumarin, so it  can be toxic in large quantities.

Be an expert 😜 studying the info at:

https://www.curejoy.com/content/z-superfoods-eat-younger/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ceylon-vs-cassia-cinnamon#section6

Child marriages?!?! 😲 NO!!! 😠

It’s estimated that “Child marriage rates in Bangladesh are amongst the highest in the world. Every 2 out of 3 marriages involve child marriages.” 😲 and “… 64 million girls around the world are forced into marriage before the age of 18.”!!!

Do you, also. know that “Child marriages were common in history.” ??? 😲 I didn’t!

They were even encouraged throughout the European region! Thus, “Princess Emilia of Saxony in 1533, at age 16 married George the Pious, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, then aged 48 years.”!!!

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You can READ more and ACT at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_marriage

https://www.care.org/work/womens-empowerment/child-marriage

https://plan-international.org/sexual-health/girls-stop-child-marriage#

Child marriage Theory Of Change