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Friesans
are the closest remaining modern example of the destrier war horses of
the medieval era, being somewhere between Spanish horses and shire
horses in size. Traditionally they are a military breed that have also
been used for dressage, agricultural work, and as carriage horses.
Friesans are known to be extremely friendly, often forming unusually
intense bonds with their owners.

Credit: Sabrina Fotografie

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Peppermint Tea

Effective for easing bloating (a common companion of Aunt Flo), menstrual cramps and fatigue, the cooling peppermint tea is a powerful ammunition that you can arm yourself with.

Now, the secret ingredient we are talking about here is menthol.

Menstrual cramps are commonly caused by contractions and spasms of our uterus muscles. Therefore, with its anti-spasmodic properties, peppermint tea helps to treat the muscles in the walls of the uterus. Apart from relieving discomfort caused by your cramps, it is also commonly used as a stress and fatigue reliever. Drink 1 cup of peppermint tea 2-3 times a day before and during days of your menstruation and you can expect to experience a major improvement in your mood and cramps.

Cinnamon Tea

Similar to peppermint tea, cinnamon has anti-spasmodic properties that helps to reduce cramps and menstrual pain. As an added bonus, it also works great as an anti-inflammatory which means that it is able to offer pain relief for your cramps!

To make cinnamon tea, you can simply add cinnamon to some water and boil it for 15 minutes. For some sweetness, add in your preferred choice of milk or honey. That said, if cinnamon tea is not the thing for you, you can always opt to sprinkle them on to your smoothies/ porridge/ pancakes and experience the same benefits!

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red raspberry leaf cleanses the blood of the excess hormone and minimises any hormonal imbalance. Containing both fragarine and tannins, this tea will aid you in your combat against PMS symptoms such as cramps, nausea and diarrhea.

For heavy bleeders, this tea also helps to tighten the muscles in your pelvic region which also helps to reduce the cramps that are caused by spasms. For relieving those nasty PMS symptoms, simply start having them 1-2 weeks before your period and continue having them through your period to slow down the blood flow.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea not only helps with bowel movements but it is also known to help ease menstrual cramps and bring crankiness level down a notch!

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I can confirm that drinking raspberry tea is AMAZING for helping with cramps. A cup of that and some naproxen in the morning and I can go the whole day without feeling too much like trash. Even on day one when my cramps can be debilitating this little trick makes it bearable. Not to mention the raspberry gives me a little boost of energy when loss of blood has me feeling exhausted.

My doctor was actually the one who recommended this to me, but it’s always good to check with the medical professional you visit because everyone’s body is different!

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3D-Printed Classical Paintings Will Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time

The Unseen Art project, which is being run by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon, is using 3D printing to give blind people the opportunity to experience classical art that many sighted people might take for granted.

“Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself. For the millions of people who are blind, that’s a reality,” the project explains in a video. They use 3D imaging and sand-based 3D printing to recreate these works of art on a scale and quality that can be put on display in museums. (Source)

THIS IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE

I’m about to cry

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“During a recent road trip up north, I spent the night out of Snoqualmie Pass, WA. Epic light pollution from Seattle’s suburbs, multiple wild fires, and the 90 interstate winding through the mountains made for some incredible lighting to frame Mt. Rainier and the milky way rising above it.” (Source)

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Adorable photos by Tanja Brandt, a professional animal photographer and collage artist in Germany. Ingo the shepherd dog and Poldi the little owl seem more than happy to cozy up to each other for photoshoots bathed in golden evening light. (Source)

I can’t handle this high level of cuteness