Get an up-close look at the delicate sea nettles in our Open Sea exhibit.
Watch as their long tentacles and lacey mouth-arms move smoothly through the water. But don't let these unassuming invertebrates fool you—their graceful trailing parts are covered in stinging cells used for hunting. When their tentacles touch tiny drifting prey, the stinging cells paralyze it and stick tight. The prey is moved to the mouth-arms and then to the mouth, where it's digested.
Cruising has become a favorite vacation choice for millions of people around the world. Why shouldn't cruising be popular? Leisurely floating through the Caribbean or Mediterranean while being entertained, fed unbelievable food and sipping tasty adult beverages with little umbrellas doesn't sound too bad, does it? Yes, cruising can be very expensive --- but it doesn't have to be. Here are some money saving tips to consider when you are planning your next cruise vacation.
1. Choose the right time of year
Caribbean cruises are normally less expensive in the fall and spring than they are in the winter or summer. Although the Caribbean gets hot in the summer there are also fewer ships which make the prices go up. Winter is the peak season and therefore the most expensive.
During fall and spring, however, there are many ships in the Caribbean but the prices are lower. Why? Because the weather is a bigger factor. So if you don't mind gambling a bit on the weather, fall and…
We all love to go on holiday, and one place that is a big favorite for many people around the world is Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether people are going for a short weekend, a week, or for a wedding ceremony, the bright lights in the desert and the casinos are a major attraction. Getting to Las Vegas these days is easy as flights arrive from all over the world, from a country like the UK you can be in Vegas within 10 hours from take-off to landing.
With so much to do in Las Vegas itself, not many people tend to visit the surrounding areas, but if you are there for a week or more it is highly recommended that you hire a car and take a drive to a few of the outstanding features in the area. Below is a list of must visit places if you do hire a car.
Valley Of Fire
This is about an hour’s drive from Vegas and is an area of outstanding beauty. It costs a few dollars to enter the location but this money is used to keep the roads in good condition. The geology of t…
While most of us enjoy arriving at our holiday destination, the preparations and journey can be incredibly stressful. Before you even begin to plan your next holiday, take a deep breath and remember that holidays are meant to be fun and relaxing.
Being in control of any situation can help alleviate stress. Control is gained by having the knowledge and the tools to cope with any situation you may be confronted with. So from the moment you begin thinking about your next holiday, start a travel journal.
You can choose to start an electronic journal or hand written journal. Keep in mind that things can go wrong with electronics so keep a printed version of your travel plans.
Begin by listing three desirable travel destinations. Keeping your list short will help you filter it down to one destination easily. Find out everything you can about travelling to the destination and not just about the destination itself.
What modes of transport are available? How long w…
You work all year and when it comes time for vacation you really need to relax and get away. After all, you only get one or two weeks a year for vacation, so it's really important that you choose wisely how to use the time that you have earned. That's one reason why we frequently choose to take a cruise. Is a cruise vacation for you?
One of the great things about cruising is that you will travel to several different destinations instead of just one or two. You will get to see exotic islands, beautiful harbors, outstanding scenery and major cities. We enjoy traveling in the Caribbean and generally choose the deepest part of winter to go. It's a real joy getting off the ship in St Thomas or Ocho Rios and having the warm sunshine greet us, along with some marimba music!
One of the advantages of cruising is the price. You can find cruises that last seven days that are extremely reasonable. Especially when you consider that the price of your cr…
Every one of us loses hair every day. We lose it during our shower, we lose it while we blow dry our hair or when we brush our hair and this loss is all normal. Typically we lose an average of 50 to 100 hundred hairs per day and normally for each hair we lose, we grow a new one to replace it. However, at times hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist for possible treatment. Here are some possible causes of hair loss in women and how to deal with them.
This is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the hair follicles. This disease affects 4.7 million people in the U.S. and occurs equally between women and men. The cause is not known for sure, but may be triggered by illness or stress. The condition can occur in three in three different forms including alopecia areata, alopecia universalis and alopecia totalis.
Male pattern baldness affects millions of men all over the world. The process of thinning hair and baldness, can cause men to lose confidence in themselves and feel unattractive. The good news is that if you are losing your hair due to genetic male pattern baldness, there are treatment options available. With proper treatment it may be possible for you to prevent the progression of your hair loss and even grow back some of the hair that you have lost. Read on to learn how to effectively treat your male pattern baldness.
There are only two hair loss treatments that have been medically proven to effectively treat male pattern baldness. If you are experiencing genetic pattern hair loss, you must take advantage of these treatments. Lets examine these two treatments: finasteride and minoxidil.
Finasteride, which you may have heard of as the brand Propecia, is an oral medication that reduces scalp levels of DHT. Available by prescription only, f…
Aside from the worry and fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis, one of the most troubling side effects for many patients, particularly female ones, is the hair loss that results from chemotherapy. A great way to cope with this frustrating fact of life is to understand the process and learn the best ways to manage the situation successfully. Keep reading to learn more.
Because women often view their hair as a true expression of themselves and their personal style, hair loss that comes with chemotherapy treatments can be especially devastating. A patient's sense of identity can be stripped away as the strands start to fall, making the entire cancer journey that much more difficult.
The point of chemotherapy is to kill off cells that grow in rapid fashion. Because follicular cells are of the sort that divide quickly, they are impacted by chemotherapy in much the same way that cancer cells are. This is what causes characteristic hair loss in many, …
For thousands of years different cultures have been using teas for the treatment of different ailments. The Asian communities in particular have employed the beneficial qualities of white, jasmine and green tea to aid the progress of treatment and help relieve any stress which they may be experiencing. Nowadays, green tea specifically is used for weight loss, cardiac difficulties and hair loss.
Copious amounts of research have discovered that the anti-oxidants found in green tea can help combat the effects of hair loss in both males and females. It does this by warding off the harmful hormones within the body known as androgens. The function of androgens is to cause hair loss or hair thinning by reducing the appearance of one's hair follicles and preventing growth. Research indicates hair thinning is the most common form of hair loss among males affecting approximately 70% of the global population. Hair thinning among women calculat…