But is death so cruel that he comes early?

I have not written anything for the past three months. I needed to grieve. But writing is also a good process for grief. But it was my ramped thoughts that I couldn’t control to keep a straight line. They were like children in their own ways. Ethically ungroomed and running around and fighting with each other. Screaming, pouting, and sometimes outright yelling. Pointing the fingers of blame. I tried to put some order, but the girls were louder and wanted to be heard. …


But I didn’t know these amazing benefits of Bamboo…

Plants have been known to purify the air in our homes. Although I love having plants, I tend to kill half of them. Yet I know the benefits far outweigh the negatives. I guess I must not have a green thumb like my sister. Everything she touches turns to gold.

My sister can grow a tiny seed into a beautiful full-grown plant. The front of her yard is a feast for the sore eyes. People walking by would stop, admire, and take note before moving on. I am her biggest fan and admirer.

When I was moving to another state…


Yes, both the time of day and the age of the banana…

A banana is a fruit and all fruits are considered good for you except in moderation because some are packed with carbohydrates (carbs). Although a banana has approximately 25–28 grams of carbs it still has many benefits. The thought, however, has not crossed many minds of when and at what stage should a banana be eaten. So let us look at these details to understand the realm of timing and benefits.

Benefits:

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin B6. Potassium helps to regulate heart function and control electrolyte balance in the body. …


Poem
I Await the Days and Nights

How must I prepare against a bare horizon?
How must I react
When the white of their eyes
Unbeknownst to me?
A cavalry invisible
Devouring the weakest in a steadfast journey

I await the days and nights

Locked in the confines of my tent
My epitaph lingers at my tongue
It is coming! I hear others convulse
Yet, I dare not steal a look
For the faintest or the weary may tether my heart
And lure me into their wrath

I await the days and nights

It knows no boundaries
Or illicit any remorse
It…


And the surprising benefits, even if they were not appealing

There’s no doubt this environment has been stressful on many lives when it comes to trying to keep an active lifestyle.

Did you miss your Gymnasium (Gym) where you were lost in your favorite podcast while running on a treadmill or spinning on your bike? What about that blast class with the hard-nosed instructor who pushed you beyond your limits because you could do it?

Remember that energized moment when you were done working out, and you felt that renewed sense of self?

Not having to worry about who was next to you and whether you’re inhaling a droplet that…


And the Future of Corporate Institutions…

A s a country, we have come a long, long way with many changes. But where is today’s institutional change taking us as a country?

History Paving the Way

We have had prominent men like John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie who worked their tails off building America for the future of its citizens.

By the age of 20, Rockefeller was already in oil partnerships. He founded the University of Chicago, the Rockefeller Medical Research University in the Upper East Side of New York City, and The Central Philippine University in the Philippines.

Andrew Carnegie was the steel…


And the science-backed principle to free play…

Running is a great sport and beneficial in many ways to the human body. As 60 million Americans and over 600 million around the world will tell you that running is a lifestyle.

Especially now and over the last year during this stressful time with COVID-19, there are more runners taking the roads and trails. I just joined that pack only eight months ago, and have since run over 600 miles and two half-marathons.

This brings us to the question, is running innate to us as a species?

Let us go back to an archaic time to see how we…


What is the efficacy and timeline in the United States?

The Oxford University and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 in the United Kingdom has shown to be less effective, but works with great efficacy against the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7.

Although the proven efficacy has only been 62%, it is already being used in India, Mexico, Argentina, and many other countries.

The U.K. has been faster to push these vaccines to market than the United States, because its regulators rely on the company’s own data to draw their conclusions. (Unlike the independent, scientific review by the Food Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S.) This data suggested that,

“AstraZeneca confirms 100% protection against…


And what happened after SARS in 2003?

Over the past year, COVID-19 has taken control of our lives. Just when we were beginning to goad ourselves through the dark tunnel, life throws gnawing, variants that retreat us back into our holes.

Now, with more than 28 million infected and over 497,000 deaths in the United States, we are faced with COVID-19 Variants.

Will COVID-19 become the next Influenza?

Today, we know quite a bit about COVID-19. A respiratory virus that is more devastating to the body than the Flu, and will it become the next Influenza?

In a short time…


Even though this was never my forte…

COVID-19 has put a damper on many areas of my life. Yet, at the same time, it forced me to look within during this perplexing time.

I learned in my early years that I had to muddle through whatever life throws at me. When COVID-19 broke my sails, I found a new way to garner a breath of fresh air.

Running was never my forte.

For as long as I remembered, exercise has been a part of my life. I took aerobic classes in the middle of the day, then after work, headed to the New York Sports Club to…

Indra Asserfea

The Knowledge Seeker. Experienced Marketer. Author of The Gingerbread Girl — Your go-to Lullaby for Soothing a baby’s tears. www.illanabarran.com

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