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Respect Your Elders


The Nightcap

Nightcap for July 24th, 2017

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates



Pearls Of Wisdom

There is a reason older people are full of wisdom. They’ve seen it all – every war, revolution, political uprise and defeat. They’ve also experienced, experimented, and exhausted everything life has to offer, making them the greatest teacher of all. They often give the best advice because they’ve survived heartache, economic ebbs and flows, births, deaths, illnesses, and everything in between.

Old people have survived to tell their stories; this is inspiring in and of itself. Think about it. They survived everything life threw at them. The type of situations that feel physically impossible to overcome.

Individually, humans tend to think our struggles are substantially more traumatic or severe than the struggles of others. This linear way of thinking prevents us from realizing the truth of the statement “this, too, shall pass”. Life goes on as it has for everyone proceeding your existence and will for those following it. Human suffering may be inevitable, but it is also necessary for the evolution of both individuals and the human species.

So make sure to listen to your looney old grandpa tell stories of his past. He might be reliving his glory days while indirectly teaching you valuable life lessons. If you don’t happen to have a crazy old relative to pass on some pearls of wisdom, here are 20 truths that women over fifty wish they had taken heed of in their youthful days.



Boozin’ Brazil Style

If there is one physical representation of the Brazilian culture, it comes in the form of a pretty green bottle called Cachaca The content of the bottle is a yellowish liquid derived from a green weed indigenous to the Amazonian region of South America. The weed is called Jambu and is used in culinary dishes like soups and salads.

It can also be used as a drink. In fact, its high alcohol content and unique anesthetic properties have made it increasingly popular in the United States.

Known to the laymen as “the toothache plant,” Jambu provides a tingling, almost numbing sensation of the mouth. That’s because it contains spilanthol, an effective compound commonly used to help with mouth pain and infections.
However, Jambu is not only used for its medicinal purposes. Its consumption use via alcohol is also prevalent. I had the opportunity to try Cachaca the other day and have to admit the aftermath was kind of neat. Going down, it tastes earthy with a hint of Rumplemintz. Seconds later, my entire mouth became tingly, almost like a bunch of bubbles were exploding. The subsequent buzz wasn’t half bad, either.

Cachaca is hard to find in most liquor stores around the United States, but it can also be ordered online. The alcohol comes in different flavors like hazelnut and lemon. To learn more about Cachaca Jambu, click here.


Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time

Older people may be full of wisdom, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need new experiences.Check out these grannies try marijuana for the first time

Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time



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