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2. Anna was busy counting her Halloween harvest. This year she had gone one block extra because she was no longer a baby who cried when the street light flickers at night. Yes, there were times when she thought she might drop her candy basket and run home to her mother crying but this year Anna decided to become a big girl and earn extra sweets for herself without her big sister or mother accompanying her.
3. Proud of herself for not letting the street lights scare her, Anna opened a caramel candy and popped it in her mouth as a reward. "Ann…I've to rush to the supermarket to get some groceries, it will take me a while okay…you hear me dear?" Anna instantly replied "Yes, mom!" Anna went back to counting her candies from Halloween when suddenly she remembered her mother saying, "it will take me a while". Anna staring at her marshmallow collection started wondering what if she finished it all before her mother comes back?
4. Usually when she eats more than 3 pieces her mother gives her the look, first the look, than the full name and lastly the "no more candies for ten days as a punishment". A sudden impulse took over her and she started filling her mouth with marshmallows. First went the pink ones, then the yellow then the white. She was giggling internally thinking there's no one to give her the disapproving look. Anna thought to chew them at once and relish it all. The only problem was she couldn't move her jaw! She tried a few movements but she had stuffed too many of them. Her mouth hurt.
5. After 5 brave seconds Anna broke into tears in pain and frustration. But no one was in the house. Thinking about this made Anna's tears roll faster. Now she missed her mother's glare. It was not until an hour later her mother came home, by the time Anna had enough time to count the numbers of marshmallows she stuffed in her mouth. "8!" she thought to herself. It took her only eight of them to make her hate marshmallows for life.
The word 'impulse' in the 4th paragraph means _________.
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If you've read about the latest health trends, you may know that sugar is being listed as a major contributor to how overweight and unhealthy some people are. If you know people who have considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve their well-being, you're probably aware that cutting out foods is not effective as a long-term lifestyle approach to healthy eating.
There is one kind of diet that is worthwhile, according to some experts, reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds, improve your health and even give you more beautiful, radiant skin.
"Early on in my practice, when I would notice that people had real addiction to sugar, we'd start trying to wean them of sugar or limit their intake or eat in moderation, but the word 'moderation' it never worked," food expert Alpert said.
"What was so successful in getting my clients to kick their sugar habit was to go cold turkey which means to totally cut out sugars. When they did, I wasn't their favourite person, but the number one positive effect was that it recalibrated their palate," she said.
For the duration of the three day sugar detox, Alpert recommends no added sugars, but also no fruits, no starchy vegetables (such as corn, peas, sweet potatoes and butternut squash), no dairy, no grains and no alcohol. "You're basically eating protein, vegetables and healthy fats."
For example, breakfast can include three eggs, any style; lunch can include up to 6 ounces of poultry, fish or tofu and a green salad, and dinner is basically a larger version of lunch, though steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and spinach can be eaten in place of salad. Snacks include a handful of nuts and sliced peppers with hummus. Beverages include water, unsweetened tea and black coffee.
Though they don't contribute calories, artificial sweeteners are not allowed on the plan, either. "These little pretty colored packets pack such a punch of sweetness, and that's how our palates get dulled and immune and less reactive to what sweetness really is," Alpert said. It now seems that consuming artificial sweeteners causes people not only to store more fat, they also end up overeating later on to compensate for the increased energy storage.
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The Great White Shark is the largest predatory shark, and is probably the most well-known and feared shark. The Great White Shark is grey or bluish above and white below. The largest Great White Sharks can reach lengths of 22 feet and weigh up to 5,000 pounds. Most are between 13 and 16 feet and weigh 1,500-2,400 pounds.
The Great White Shark has big teeth, which are positioned in rows and serrated. When the Great White Shark attacks, it bites its prey and shakes it head back and forth. The serrated teeth act as a saw and literally tear the victim apart.
The Great White Shark generally feeds on fish, seals, dolphins, porpoises, otters, and turtles. It is believed to locate its prey by electrosense and by smell. Great White Sharks have special pores called Ampullae of Lorenzini, which enable them to detect the electromagnetic fields radiated by moving organisms. Great White Sharks can detect voltage as small as one half billionth of a volt.
Great White Sharks use many different hunting techniques depending on the prey. Most of the time, the shark will remain still underwater before attacking its prey from underneath. In case of hunting some kinds of seals, the impact of the shark is so powerful that it knocks both the shark and the seal clear out of the water. With larger prey such as elephant seals, the shark will simply take a huge bite out of it and wait for it to bleed to death.
Great White Sharks are most commonly found throughout the world's sub-arctic coastal waters, though they are likely to spend most of their time in the open ocean. They are also found in the waters of the coast of South Africa, Australia, California and Mexica. They generally prefer water between 54 and 75 degrees fahrenheit.
What is the average weight ratio of a Great White Shark?
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The monkey and dolphin
A sailor, embarking on a voyage to Greece, took along a monkey to amuse him on shipboard. Off the coast of Greece, near Athens, a violent storm arose. Angry waves beat against the ship and dashed it to pieces. The sailor, his monkey, and all the crew jumped into the sea and swam for their lives. A dolphin saw the monkey struggling in the water and came to his assistance. The dolphin swam with the monkey on his back towards the shore. Then the dolphin, thinking the monkey was a man, asked, "Are you,sir, an Athenian?"
"Certainly I am," the monkey replied, "and furthermore I am descended from one of the noblest families of Athens."
"Then of course you know Piraeus," the dolphin said. The monkey did not know that Piraeus was the famous harbor of Athens. "Oh yes," he said, "I know Piraeus very well. He is one of my closest friends." The dolphin was so angered at these lies that he dived into the water and swam away, leaving the monkey to flounder helplessly in the sea. Then he called back to the monkey,
"Those who tell falsehoods sooner or later find themselves in deep water."
What did the dolphin do when he saw the monkey in trouble?
A The dolphin showed him the way.
B The dolphin offered him food.
C The dolphin swam towards the shore with the monkey on his back.
D None of the above.