Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

by Niki Kefala

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” A cartoon like Depp and a boring plot sends this fifth “Pirates” to the bottom. It has a few thrilling action sequences, but it’s often loud and dumb and most unfortunately, lacks the wit and fun that made the first Pirates of the Caribbean so entertaining.

Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem do their best but they can’t save this ship from drawing. It’s fine for a bit, but then you realize that you’ve seen all of these things before, and they aren’t getting any fresher. If there was ever a point of time where this franchise would permanently end, now is the right moment.

Colorful summer nails

by Niki Kefala

Nail designs are a way to show off our character. When you see someone with exciting nails, your eyes are instantly drawn to them. Let’s face it, we all want beautiful summer nails this season but some of us aren’t that great at nail design. Don’t panic, I chose some bright summer nail designs for everyone. What do you think?

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Coconut yummy dreams

by Niki Kefala

Summer is not far away and I am already dreaming of… coconuts. Coconuts have been eaten for many thousands of years, especially by the native people of the western part of the Pacific. It has been one of the main foods in these areas because of their prevalence on the islands, especially. It takes a lot of force to open a coconut in order to get the meat and juices out of it but there are benefits of eating coconut that make all the work in getting to the good parts worth it.

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Vitamins and minerals machine

Coconut milk has loads of vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E, making it a healthy food. The vitamin E and vitamin C are beneficial to the immune system and the B vitamins are good for cellular energy and keep your immune system going strong.

The fluid is also rich in minerals: magnesium is responsible for a number of important biological functions, like regulating the heartbeat and supporting the nerves; potassium is important in regulating the kidneys, brain, heart and muscles; phosphorus is important to keep the bones and teeth healthy; iron is useful in making our red blood cells and is responsible for the carrying of iron in the bloodstream.

Bye bye diseases

Coconuts also loaded with antioxidants, which scavenge for free radicals in the cells of the body. These oxygen free radicals can cause a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s dementia, age-related dementia, heart diseases, and certain cancers. It is also high in fat but not in the dangerous kinds of fats, such as trans-fats. The fats found in coconuts milk is less likely to cause atherosclerosis.

Restore damaged hair and acne

Coconut oil has an antimicrobial effect, which can help to restore damaged hair and acne.

Help with weight loss

As one of the benefits of eating coconut, it can help with weight loss in a healthy way. Usually, you can enjoy this benefit by consuming coconut oil each day, which is believed to work to stimulate the metabolism.

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Full of energy

Unlike other foods that are high in long chain fatty acids, coconut oil is instead high in medium chain fatty acids. These types of acids are healthier, because they don’t need to be digested in the gallbladder or liver. If you eat a lot of coconut oil, the energy you get from it is immediate. It is also safe for people who have had a cholecystectomy in the past.

Easy to digest

As one of the benefits of eating coconut, especially if you have a hard time digesting things, coconut is much easier to digest due to the high fiber content. Being a great source of fiber, coconut keeps your bowels moving and gives your energy.

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Where are the calories?

If you choose to drink coconut water, you will be happy to know that it is quite low in carbs, calories, sugar, and nearly fat-free. Coconut water has high amounts of protein, vitamin B complex, and ascorbic acid. The meat of the coconut fights oxidation in the tissues and contains many minerals, vitamins, and healthy fat.

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More Benefits

Helps in insulin secretion: One of the benefits of eating coconut is that it aids in the secretion of insulin. This makes it a good thing to eat if you suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Supports thyroid function: Coconut is a good thing to eat if you suffer from low thyroid conditions. There are substances in coconut that help the thyroid gland work better.

How can I enjoy my coconut?

  • Oil. Coconut oil is good for various recipes in cuisines from all over the world. It is especially good with seafood and vegetables.
  • Water. Coconut water is a type of water that can hydrate you well. It can replace potassium lost after exercise and is flavorful for recipes.
  • Dried flakes. Dried flakes can be toasted and put in granola or sprinkled on top of yogurt dishes. When you buy coconut, you should choose the unsweetened kind.
  • Sugar. A type of sugar can be obtained from coconut that is high in iron and potassium. It can be substituted for regular white sugar cup for cup.
  • Milk. One of the benefits of eating coconut as the milk is that it can be used as a milk substitute for smoothies or coffee in the breakfast.

Met Gala 2017: the three of the best

by Niki Kefala

On May 1, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for the Met Gala, the annual invitation-only fundraiser to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute, and a launch party for its spring exhibition. The most of the outfits were extreme and bad looking but three of them stole my heart.

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Jennifer Lopez Walks Met Gala Red Carpet in Dreamy Blue Valentino Gown

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Gisele Bundchen Walks Met Gala Red Carpet in Stella McCartney

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Livelly Walks Met Gala Red Carpet in a plunging Atelier Versace gown adorned with blue feathers  while Reynolds coordinated in a blue tux and bow tie.

 

Patriots Day (2017)

by Niki Kefala

Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” is an efficient and intense movie that stays within its limits without ever forgetting the weight of what is being narrated. It is a thrilling telling of a tragic event, brought marvelously to life through an excellent cast, skilled direction, and a well-structured script. Watching it is an upsetting experience, but also a necessary act of recognition for the people involved and the lives that changed.

The Boston Marathon, a subject that could have easily been mishandled, in this movie it works so well and hits so emotionally hard because is focusing on the characters. True stories have been around on the big screen for a very long time and this one does an impeccable job in capturing the essence of the story.

Life (2016)

by Niki Kefala

“Life” is a horror film in space without great surprises, but very entertaining. The movie tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars.

Those who have seen Alien will have a pretty good idea what’s coming, at least to a point. The film has good digital effects, real suspense mix with horror, an interesting twist and also A-list stars. The truth is that “Life” will not go down in history as the best film of the genre, but it’s a B movie product with a good budget, which disguises itself well as a blockbuster.

The fate of the furious (2017)

by Niki Kefala

Since the beginning of this franchise over 16 years ago, this crew has been through street racing, bank robbing, pulling a plane out of the sky… With “The fate of the furious” you know what you’re getting before you go, and you get it. If you’re not interested in seeing a fleet of cars get chased, then you are watching the wrong movie. If you are interested, this movie is not only entertaining but asserts itself as a contender for the best in the series. Let’s be honest no one watches a Fast and Furious film for its script but for its full of adrenaline scenes. Faster and furiouser than ever, this film it’s worth taking a spin.

Easter biscuits for colorful days

by Niki Kefala

Traditionally made on Easter Sunday and given as a gift, biscuits have a delicious flavour and sugary crunch. I love eating them with milk or tea and recently I discover that they are very healthy too. You can choose from a large variety of biscuits that you can find in stores or you can make them.

Of course health benefits of biscuits depend largely on the kind of ingredients used to make them and the quality of these ingredients. My favorites are those with chocolate and we all know the benefits of the chocolate.

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Leggings for happy fit!

by Niki Kefala

If there’s one trend that looks great all the seasons, it’s leggings. Turn to just about every major street style star and you’re bound to spot a cool pair of the stretchy pants. When it comes to styling your favorite pair, you can of course wear them however feels most comfortable. But there’s actually an art to pulling off the look in the best, most forward way possible. Check out the photos below.

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