Choose Car Executive for your daily trips!

Have you ever heard about Car Executive?

This professional service allows you to move from a destination (in particular Rome and many countries of Europe) in totally safety, comfort, cleanness and reliability.

Transfer from Rome to Fiumicino Airport

Transfer from Rome to Fiumicino Airport

In the case of Rome, Car Executive works in a very professional way.
For instance, at the airport, you will find a professional English-speaking person who welcomes you upon your arrival in the city center. Do you know the incredible thing?
You can stay in some luxury cars, which have been designed by the most prestigious brands (BMW, Mercedes and so on) or in less expensive cars.
This means that the service offers a large variety of prices: you can travel in mini buses, in simple cars or in luxury cars. Their prices are cheaper than any of their competitors for a Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer but they offer the same high quality of service!

Thanks to a complete tour, in Rome, you have the opportunity to visit the Eternal City, including museums and historical monuments. For instance, you can do a Tivoli & Castel Gandolfo tour: this means that you have the opportunity to visit Tivoli and its beautiful villas (Villa d’Este, Villa Adriana and others).
And if you love good wine and good Italian food, you can taste and drink the products thanks to the presence of a culinary tour!

The efficience of Car Executive is unique. In fact, the service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week! Accordingly, you can travel also in the night hours or on holidays.
In addition, the car will always arrive on time. This is a positive aspect if you have some important business meetings or even a wedding ceremony!
However, in the case of a delayed flight, there is no problem because the driver will always know your time of leavings and the time of arrivals. If you have a delayed flight for personal problems, you just have to call him. In this way, he will adjust the pick up time from Rome Airport based on the new flight arrival time. This is made in total security thanks to a flexible cancellation policy.

What if you have to travel with your children? Don’t worry! Because inside the cars you will also find the children seats.

So it is an incredible service that is different from the standard taxis
Rome is just one of the main cities of Italy in which you can book Car Executive.
Even in Europe, there are many countries that offer this service.

About the booking aspects, you can have various ways to contact Car Executive.
How?
1. Making a simple phone call
2. Sending an email to their address.
3. Simply booking on the website. You just have to choose your favorite destinations, the car (cheaper or luxury), the number of persons and the type of tour!
Car Executive will think about the rest!

 

If you want to read more information about this service, take a look on their official website http://www.car-executive.com/

How to Lose Body Weight with a 10 Minute Run.

Losing Weight might be easier than you thought.

If you need to lose weight or you just want to burn that stubborn belly fat that just won’t go away, we have the perfect and easiest solution.

You just need to start running 10 minutes every day! It sure seems quite obvious, but many people avoid running to try more stressing and often useless means like pills or too intese gym training.

Going for a 10 minute run everyday can be very beneficial for your body, even more if you’re not that much into sport and your body is not used to physical stress.

A daily run can strenghten your heart, lungs and blood flow. It can also be beneficial for your mood, since it reduces stress and raises your overall mood. If you divide your daily dose of exercise into smaller sections, like a daily 10 run and then some evening exercising, you will still lose the same amount of weight with the benefit of not stressing your body too much.

Try setting yourself a weight-loss goal and then schedule your daily run every day of the week. This will help you be more consistent with your training without losing too much time.

Remember to always warm up with a five minute walk, to avoid injuries or damages. Look for a nice park or empty streets: traffic is not the best for a runner and fresh air will surely boost your energy!

Bundt cake recipes!

The bundt cake, is a dessert made with a very special mold, called bundt pan!
Its origins are Americans but there is not a specific recipe for bundt cake, since any baked cake in this mold can take its name.
What makes bundt cake different from the other cakes?
The distinctive element of a bundt pan is the central tube, which allows a more uniform heat diffusion and therefore facilitates the sweet cooking.
However, this dessert is unique from a decorative perspective, transforming it into true works of art!
Today we want to give you some recipes of bundt cake, which is suitable for a snack in the afternoon or for your daily breakfast!

Let’s bake!

Vanilla bundt cake with dark chocolate and raspberries:

Ingredients:
• 400 g of  flour 00
• 360 g of caster sugar
• 250 g of softened butter
• 4 eggs
• 3 teaspoons of baking powder
• 2 cups of whole milk coffee
• 1/2 of vanilla bean
• 1 grated lemon zest
• 110 g of dark chocolate 75%
• 85 g pf butter

Method:
Before proceeding to the preparation of bundt cake, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Pour into a bowl the butter with the sugar, the vanilla seeds, the lemon zest and fitted with an electric mixer until mixture is puffy and somewhat fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by milk and continue beating until the ingredients are well blended.
Sift the flour and baking powder directly on the mixture and stir with a spatula until mixture is smooth.
Pour the mixture into the mold, leveled with the back of a spoon, and bake it at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes checking the area with a toothpick.
Let it cool completely, then deformed the cake on a baking grid.

For the topping, take chopped dark chocolate and melt it in a double boiler with butter and honey until to obtain a shiny glaze.
Transfer the bundt cake on a platter and decorate it with raspberries.
Serve it and enjoy your meal!

Chocolate Bundt Cake:

Ingredients:
• 400 g of  flour 00
• 360 g of caster sugar
• 250 g of softened butter
• 4 eggs
• 3 teaspoons of baking powder
• 2 cups of cream
• 2 cups of sour cream
• 2 cups of whole milk coffee
• 1/2 of vanilla bean
• 60 gr of cocoa powder
• 100 g of chocolate flakes

Method:
Before proceeding to the preparation of bundt cake, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Mix the various ingredients with a wire whisk by hand and put them in the bowl aside.
In a different bowl combine the milk and sour cream.
Assemble the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy (to make this step it’s better the use of a mixer).
Add the other ingredients and pour the mixture into the mold, leveled with the back of a spoon, and bake it at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes checking the area with a toothpick.

For the topping, put the chocolate flakes in a bowl.
Then, we have to boil cream in a saucepan. Afterwards, pour the cream over the chocolate.
Serve it and enjoy your meal!

10 Advices for Good Writing

Do you want to write a book?

For someone, this activity could be difficult because it requires constancy and concentration.
But today we want to give you some useful advices!

Let’s discover them!

1. Think of a good idea. It’s obvious that before you start writing your book, you must first decide what to talk about.
However, initial ideas can take many forms and do not worry if for now there is nothing certain: all ideas can be turned into an original book!

2. Do some researches if you have a specific theme. However, information can inspire you and they will help you to generate new ideas that are strictly connected with your first intention.

3. Consider the readers. Everyone has individual tastes but some themes can probably more successful (for instance, because of commercial reasons).

4. Make a list, writing the main points of the books. For instance, you already can write the names of the chapters. In this way, you’ll have a general idea to follow.
Write the main features of book such as the characters (in the case of novels), the ambientation, a general plot, the era and so on.

5. Choose your method of writing. You must select a mode that is suitable to you, but remember that then it influence the publication of the book. The style of writing will make you unique!

6. Find a place to write. You need a space that allows you to work without interruption such as an empty room or a library. Turn off all your electronic devices or stay away from them because you need a deep concentration and a situation of calm and silence.

7. Always write at the same time. After deciding on the time of day that most inspires you to write, follow it. Everyone has different habits: some people prefer to write in the early morning, while others feel more concentrated in the nights.

8. Do not give a title to the book before finishing it: in fact, in general, the inspiration comes at the end of writing.

9. Follow your heart but also consider all outside opinions. This person will have to read the book, then giving you some little advices.

10. If you’re writing a romance novel, estimate the importance of your characters in an objective way.  They must be really important for the storyline. Otherwise, it is better to eliminate them: too many characters can confuse readers and damage the book.

The First Video Game Ever.

Let’s go back to the Dawn of video games…

Video games are a thriving industry, with hundreds of titles produced and sold every year worldwide. There are many different consolles and some of them are even very expensive. The history of video games is vast and interesting, but here we’ll focus only on the first video game ever.

The inventor of the first video game is actually not that famous and some people aren’t even aware of his role in the creation of today’s video games. We’re talking about William Higinbotham, a clever scientist.

Higinbotham was working in what was basically a nuclear plant, the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York . He designed the timing device used to detonate the first nuclear bomb and was working with his colleagues on other projects as well.

The public was very concerned about the tests being ran in the laboratory and the scientists had to set up a “Visitors’ Day” to ensure that their work wasn’t dangerous. However, the show was terribly boring and scientists had to come up with some entertaining ideas.

Higinbotham used an oscilloscope, a cathode ray tube and an old analog computer that he hooked up to the oscilloscope. The result was a little ball of light that would randomly bounce on the screen from side to side. He worked on this litle project for a week or two and achieved the final product: the little ball could be controlled by two different stations like a tennis court: two players would press a button to “serve” the ball over a little net, like a tennis match.

The game was so succesfull that the next year Higinbotham improved it with different gravity options for the ball. The idea was later developed and new projects came to existence, leading to nowadays video games. However, the scientist never received credit from his invention and never earned a single penny from the video game industry, since he never patented his idea.

 

Natural remedies to eliminate pimples!

Many people suffer from pimples because of the excess of sebum secretion by the oil glands of skin.
How to eliminate them faster in a natural way?
Follow these advices:

1. Try aloe vera. It is a plant traditionally used to promote healing and relieve inflammation of irritated skin.
It has also astringent properties. How to try it? You can get the gel breaking a leaf of the plant and squeezing the sap; otherwise you can buy it in online or in health food stores.

2. Lemon juice. It is a great natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. How to use it?
Squeeze one or two drops on a cotton swab and put in on the pimple; keep it on your skin for about ten minutes and after rinsing the skin with warm water.
However, it also has a mild bleaching effect, so you do not expose to the sun immediately after using it!

3. Cucumber. It is a refreshing natural great for the skin, and it has astringent functions, and helping your skin to reduce swelling and redness.
How to use it?
Lay a thin slice of cucumber, peeled or less directly on the pimple; leave it in place for about ten minutes or until it is heated and then replace it with another one cooler.

4. Apple vinegar. It is well- known for its astringent properties and it can reduce swelling and redness. Where you can find it?
It is available at the supermarket, in health food stores, or in natural cosmetics stores.

5. Ice. It can reduce swelling and redness. How to use it?
You just need ice and a clean cotton towel. Wrap the cube in the towel and apply it on the pimple for about 10 minutes.

If none of the natural methods works, you can use make-up, covering the pimple with cosmetics.

Do you know the Milk Processing?

Throughout the world, there are billions of consumers of milk and milk products.

Gnerally, milk undergoes a deep process before becoming available in the supermarkets.
The three primary steps of this process are: pasteurization, homogenization and fortification.

Pasteurization allows to destroy harmful microorganisms of milk. Normal pasteurization keeps milk safer while maintaining its valuable nutrients. Ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk is pasteurized at a much higher temperature to make it sterile. Then, it is put into different containers that keep it safe without requiring refrigeration.

Afterwards, milk suffers the homogenization.
This step prevent the separation of the fat milk from the fluid milk.
Thanks to this separation, it is possible to create a smooth and a uniform texture.

Them, milk undergoes the fortification.
This step is very useful to increase its nutritional value or to replace nutrients lost during processing, such as Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
Vitamin D is added to most milk that is produced in the USA.
In this way, the absorption of calcium has been made.
While, Vitamin A is frequently added to reduced-fat, low-fat and fat-free milks.

Nowadays, thanks to the new researches you can buy various types of milk, according your tastes and your needs.

The old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

There’s a very old cemetery in Prague.

If you’re visiting the marvellous city of Prague, you must definitely not miss the Jewish cemetery. This is the largest jewish cemetery in Europe and a very important historical site for the city.

It was a functioning cemetery from the 15th century to 1786, when the deceased stopped being laid to rest on that ground. Many important and notable personalities from that age Jewish comunity rest there.

This cemetery was actually a substitute to the “Jewish garden“, closed in 1478 by order of the king. Noone truly knows when the Jewish cemetery was founded, but the oldest gravestone is from 1439, belonging to Avigdor Kara, a rabbi and a poet.

After 1787, which is the year marked on the oldest gravestone, burials inside the city walls were banned for hygenic reasons and later burials were moved outside.

The gravestones are all of different kinds but can be linked to two categories: common graves with a rectangular shape and more complex ones representing little houses, according to old Jewish traditions. The latter are called Tumbas, but they do not house the remains of the dead, that are ketp underground.

Different tombstones presents different markings, symbols and phrases, each with meanings and histories. If you visit the site, you’ll probably notice small stones left on the gravestones: it’s the way the living show respect to the Jewish dead according the city’s belives.

The Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the Great Exhibition in Paris. Initially, the tower would not have to remain there permanently.

In 1909 some people were going to demolish it but there was a change of plans.
This happened thanks to the idea to make Eiffel Tower an experiment, as a giant radio antenna.
Thus, there was the decision to do not change anything.
However, in the course of years, Eiffel Tower has taken its importance, becoming the symbol of the city. Accordingly, today it is the most visited tourist attraction of Paris: in fact, about eight million people a year go to Paris just to visit the Eiffel Tower and to reach the top.

How can you reach the top of the tower?
In two ways: going upstairs (there are about 1,665 steps), or taking the elevator.

The tower can bre visited at different times in the course of the day.
In addition, it has various services such as bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and so on.

Did you know? If you book a night tour, the Eiffel Tower lights up every hour for about 10 minutes thanks to the presence of its 20,000 lights, offering you an amazing view of the city!

Some of the most wanted stolen paintings ever!

There have been some famous thefts in history…

Famous paintings usually have an inestimated value and are kept safe in museums or private collections. Many thieves have tried from time to time to steal precious artworks around the world to sell them in the black market or to avid private collectors who just can’t stop craving certain pieces and will do anything, even commission a theft, to put their hands on them.

To these days, there are stolen paintings still being searched and thieves on the run. Here’s a list of some of the most wanted stolen paintings ever:

  • Rembrandt, Christ in the storm of the lake of GalileeThis painting is so valuable that a reward of 5 million dollars has been offered for any information that could lead to finding this piece.
  • Raphael, Portrait of a young man. This beautiful portrait representing a young man was part of Hitler’s personal art collection and it was then taken to Wawel castle in 1945. It has never been seen again since.
  • Van Gogh, Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene. This painting was stolen from the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in December 2002. Two thieves stole this piece and the View of the Sea at Scheveningen, that together are worth about 25 million dollars.
  • Vermeer, The Concert. This piece of art was stolen at the Isabella Stewart Museum and is worth £130million.

So next time you go to a thift shop and see a strange old looking painting, check it up on Google because you could be in front of a stolen painting worth more than your house (or your whole neighborhood).