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eating almonds does not increase the size of breasts

Almonds said to be ineffective

Almonds are ineffective

Neither the almonds, nor the avocados, nor the alfalfa, nor the fenugreek, nor the soy, nor the crumb of bread … nor other nonsense. Yes, I already know that the Internet and “popular wisdom” are full of such recommendations to increase the size of such admired female attributes.

In addition, this type of myths do not know about borders and we can find them in no matter what culture or country and it is that, apparently, the subject of the size of the tits is a universal issue and in all the latitudes nutritional nonsense can be found, that with greater or less diversity, they offer fraudulent solutions to “naturally” favor the increase of the lolas … of their volume, not of their number.

To be honest, I have to confess that I have sought a foothold in science that would support my words, but I have not found it. I have searched the most common scientific databases for any reference to studies, articles and others that would have questioned this type of legends and, to my surprise, I have not found any. Part of the fault, I suppose, is that neither PlayBoy , nor Hustler , nor, in another order of journals, the Sunday weeklies or Saber Vivir are indexed in such bibliographic sources. So, in fairness, it can only be said that, under the prism of science, there is no evidence that eating whatever-is influences the size of the breasts . There are not those that do not increase them and of course, there are no ones that do.


Japanese Growth Cookies?


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 Although there are hundreds of thousands of suggestions that the Internet offers after seeking natural remedies for this need. At the height of nonsense food, in Japan, there is a producer who has marketed some cookies that ensure an increase in breasts with their consumption, they are called F · cup cookies .

In most cases, whatever the food proposed for the effect in question, the explanations offered to achieve this prodigy focus on:

  • The amino acid richness of the food (as if it were a determining factor and there were not dozens of foods -which are not mentioned- with the same amount of amino acids)
  • Its content in some phytonutrients , such as flavonoids (same comment as above)
  • Its richness in vitamins and minerals (same comment as above)
  • But most especially, in most of the foods mentioned, reference is made to their content in phytoestrogens (molecules of plant origin analogous to estrogen and that would exert their effect as agonists).

This last case would be the one of the aforementioned Japanese cookies grow-tits from its content in Miroestrol obtained from a plant, Pueraria candollei mirifica , whose extracts have gone from characterizing a creame with the same intended purposes to include them by what is seen now in an absurdly nutricosmetic cookies.

The most significant is that although estrogen evidently have a lot to say in the size of the breasts (and hence the result of some hormonal treatments that pursue – or not – this effect) the effect has not been demonstrated in any case of phytoestrogens . And also note that we return to the old … there are many foods that carry this type of elements to make a positive list leaving many others in the pipeline.

Anyway, for all those women who want an increase in the size of their breasts may be interested in knowing this curious association : apparently in women who have undergone surgery for this purpose there is a considerable higher rate of suicidal behavior . This was highlighted in this article , although as you can see is not the only one who observed such an association. Therefore, the authors recommend a multidisciplinary approach (including health professionals specialized in mental health) in those women who come to their doctor with the desire to increase their breast size, especially if they have a psychopathological background.


The debts of Germany

Image result for germanyTired of talking about Greece’s debt , let’s talk, for example, about Germany’s , its “great rescuer” for the benefit of financial engineering and for the tranquility of the markets.

To talk about this debt, it is not necessary to resort to arguments of a moral or cultural nature, which, despite their strength and certainty, could be labeled as rhetorical by some cretins; it will be enough to talk about money; No sentimentality: real money .

Do you know which European country has most consistently and consistently refused to pay its debts? It is none other than Germany. And it is not about debts derived from mere financial speculation, but about debts derived from war indemnities: that is, debts contracted for having invaded, destroyed, looted and killed.

After the Treaty of Versailles (1919), the losing Germany of World War I was condemned to pay war reparations to the allies worth 226,000 million gold marks, an impossible number, fixed in order to punish the warlike nation and to curb a rapid recovery that could be followed by new hostilities. Between 1924 and 1929, the Republic of Weimar remained almost exclusively of the loans received from the United States (more than a trillion dollars), destined in part to defray the compensations indicated. But the situation for Germany became untenable, and the crack of the 29, in addition to huge losses for the lenders, opened the possibility to the renegotiation of the debt: thus, in 1930 (Plan Young), that huge payment obligation was formally reduced … to half (112,000 million). Between 1931 and 1932, and given the situation of the world economy, USA. decides to cancel the war debts to France and the United Kingdom, who, in turn, renounce as creditors a good part of the German debt (Hoover Moratorium and Lausanne Negotiations). In short, in 1932, Germany achieved a net reduction of more than 98% of the debts that forced it to launch the First World War, and in 1939, when it launched the second, Hitler’s Germany unilaterally suspended all payments, including this 2%.

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After the Second World War, history repeats itself: Germany is condemned to pay very large war indemnities, but, in the famous Treaty of London (1953), the US, eager to turn the new federal Germany into a pillar of NATO against the Soviet bloc, they manage to “convince” 20 countries -among them Greece- to accede to a “de facto” condonation of all German debts derived from the Great War. However, this extraordinary treatment of favor – and the favorable foreign policies for the “losing” country to recover the trade surplus soon – were no obstacle for Germany to continue claiming an invaded Greece, plundered by its troops and a million dead … all debts prior to the war since 1881. It was not an obstacle in 1964 – with the help of Georgios Papandreou (grandfather) and Kostas Mitsotakis – for Germany to obtain recognition of these debts by the Greek government, They are also thickened with a very high risk premium, which means that we are still paying them. And it was not an obstacle to the fact that, in 1990 – when the unification of Germany forced to revise the terms of the Treaty of London and to take back the payment of the indemnities frozen by virtue of it -, Kohl’s Germany refused again to pay most of it. of that “old debt” and countries like Greece still did not find justice.

Let us not deceive ourselves with false moral lessons: the so-called “miracle” of the German economy is based primarily on the repeated non-payment of its debts for war indemnities. And I say, primarily, because we should also refer, as foundations of the “miracle”, the prosperity acquired by the exploitation of forced labor in 78 concentration camps by economic colossuses such as Krupp, Thyssen, Volkswagen or IG Farben. Father this last one of giant multinationals like Bayer, Agfa or Aventis, that continue giving samples of good practices in the globalized world of today (as also Neuman, Siemens, SLC Germany GmbH, etc., not to mention the German armament industry, so buoyant then as now).

How to manage grants and subsidies ICO / BEI Santander

The EIB and Santander have agreed to make 1,000 million euros available to companies to finance their investments

The EIB and Santander 

  SMEs that need medium and long-term financing to make productive investments or cover liquidity needs can benefit from the special credit lines offered by the Official Credit Institute (ICO) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). ICO lines can be processed in almost all financial institutions in the country. Some of the ones offered by the EIB for SMEs, on the other hand, are managed exclusively by Banco de Santander.

The EIB and Santander have agreed to make 1,000 million euros available to companies to finance their investments. 500 million is contributed directly by Santander, and the other 500 comes from a loan that the Bank has granted to that entity. These loans are intended to promote economic reactivation and job creation within the framework of the EU and especially in Spain.

The main recipients of these lines of credit are SMEs with a maximum of 250 employees and midcaps (companies with up to 3,000 employees). The SMEs that benefit from these loans will be able to finance projects of up to 25 million euros and 50 million in the case of mid-cap companies. The money must be used to cover initiatives in the industrial sector and services.

Santander manages exclusively for Spain three lines of financial aid – or mediation – of the European Investment Bank designed for small and medium-sized companies: BEI Liquidity, BEI Investment and BEI Hotels. It also offers two additional lines of financing: one for agricultural holdings (BEI Agriculture) and another to finance higher studies of students and for rehabilitation and modernization of university campuses (BEI Students and Universities).

The BEI Liquidity line is designed to solve specific liquidity needs of SMEs and midcaps, independently of their balance and turnover volume. The line allows financing any need for liquidity with a maximum amount of 12.5 million euros to be amortized between two and five years without deficiency. The EIB Investment, meanwhile, allows to finance up to 100% of investment projects of up to 12.5 million with amortization periods of two to eight years with one year of voluntary deficiency in operations exceeding three years.

SMEs that operate tourist accommodation (hotels, hostels, motels, pensions, rural houses, campsites, etc.) can take advantage of the EIB Hotels credit line. This line of credit gives priority to the financing of investments that affect the renewal of the offer and the savings and energy efficiency of the equipment. Interested SMEs can request up to 50% of the investment project with a ceiling of 12.5 million euros. These credits can be amortized between two and fifteen years.




 In addition to the EIB financing lines, small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from the loans promoted by the ICO, which this year will allocate 2,000 million to this end: 1,000 of its own funds and another 1,000 from a loan granted to it by the ICO. EIB in May. All these resources will facilitate the financing of companies at favorable interest rates, both for their long-term investments and for financing working capital for more than two years.

ICO grants to investment projects of SMEs are channeled through the network of offices of collaborating credit institutions, ie the main banks and savings banks in the country. The only downside is that not all entities offer the four lines that ICO makes available to companies. Only some, such as Santander, are managed by all: ICO Empresas y Emprendedores, ICO Guarantee SGR / SAECA, ICO Exportadores Corto Terzo and ICO Internacional.

The ICO Empresas y Emprendedores line is designed to finance self-employed people and companies wishing to invest in Spain or have liquidity needs up to a maximum amount of 10 million euros. Companies can choose modality, loan or leasing. The repayment terms are variable, between one and three years in liquidity operations loans, and between two and twelve years in investment or leasing loans. Clients can also opt for fixed or variable interest rates that are quite favorable. Another advantage of this line is that it is exempt from commissions.

Those who have an endorsement of a Reciprocal Guarantee Society (SGR) or of the State Corporation of Agricultural Insurance (SAECA) and want to cover their liquidity needs or make productive investments in Spain or abroad can benefit from the ICO line SGR / SAECA guarantee. SMEs that opt ​​for this line can finance up to 1.5 million euros. In liquidity operations, loans can only be requested, which will be amortized from one to three years (with one of deficiency). In investments you can opt for the loan or leasing, being the repayment terms of one to fifteen years, with two deficiency.

The ICO Exportadores Corto Terzo line makes it easier for SMEs to consolidate their exports through the advance of invoices from their activity to obtain immediate liquidity. Up to 10 million euros can be financed in one or several operations. SMEs and companies with mainly Spanish capital, domiciled in Spain or abroad, that wish to make productive investments outside the national territory can benefit from the ICO International line.

This line allows financing investments of up to 10 million euros per customer, which can be used for the acquisition or creation of companies; the acquisition of vehicles or productive fixed assets, and investments in liquidity (working capital expenses with a limit of 50% of the financing obtained for this purpose). As in the previous line, the SME can choose the option of loan or leasing.


Fixed or Variable rates available

Fixed or Variable rates available


 The amortization periods vary according to the option chosen. For liquidity loans, from one to three years with one of voluntary deficiency. For investment loans, from five to ten years with one of voluntary deficiency, or from one to twelve years with two of voluntary deficiency. For leasing, from two to twelve years (with one year of voluntary deficiency for operations of two to ten years and two years of voluntary deficiency for twelve-year operations). In most cases you can choose between fixed or variable rates and there are no opening, study or availability commissions.

The companies have time to benefit from an ICO line until next December 15, if before the funds are exhausted due to an excess of demand.

Being a “foodie” is fashionable

By definition, my character is refractory to certain labels , especially those of Anglophone origin. This one that seems to be gaining a certain presence in our environment is no exception. It is about those people who are or consider themselves foodies .

What is being “foodie”?

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As usual, in these cases we will not find an official definition anywhere . In short, it would be more or less those people who have a special predilection and knowledge for everything that relates to the culinary field , from the concise knowledge of the temporality of food, its various origins, organoleptic characteristics, to the processes of obtaining, the diverse culinary techniques, the recipes, the utility of the varied kitchenware, etcetera. If we make the effort to find an autochthonous equivalent , there are those who have proposed that these foodies can be compared to the kitchens of a lifetime or those people with the consideration of gourmet or sybarite beyond their connection with the hospitality industry.

Will my mother be a “foodie”, will I be? Do not.

Image result for mother foodieKnowing this, when I became aware of this term I asked myself if my mother or the mothers of my generation could also access the status of foodie . The answer to my way of seeing is clear: not of coña . Despite complying reliably with the mentioned characteristics of the good foodie and having a certain gourmet vision, my mother does not fit the definition. And the reason is clear, his daily performance in the kitchen is not “for the love of art” , he does not particularly boast of doing what he does, nor does he allow himself the luxury of lecturing anyone giving recipes of no matter what product or proposing curious culinary techniques. If anything, these mothers quietly educate and transmit knowledge that is difficult to find in a university . Our mothers did it, with more or less success, because they had to do it. And to do it well they had to learn, learn, rehearse … everything that the foodie does but without the pressure of “having to do it”. In the same way, these mothers do not enter the mold of being kitchens either . With all my respect I think that the condition of foodie or kitchens implies a certain apijotada perspective of the culinary issue .

It is curious that at the same time that these types of figures are flourishing, the average time and dedication given to cooking in Spanish homes has fallen dramatically . In general we live in the kitchen much worse than the previous generation, we spend less time, we eat more times away from home and, in short, we cook less and worse . Maybe that’s why those who in our time have taken care to maintain certain culinary skills stand out from the rest. But it is essential to take into consideration that those who put this knowledge into practice day by day and feed their families, their children, etc., go through these issues of labels, and of course they call it “kitchens”. , status that is usually only accessed when the approach to the stoves is more anecdotal than everyday .

For my part I can only encourage you to know more about the world of cooking , to learn and at the same time transmit a culture that is our own and that at the stroke of Anglicisms, well by terminology and good by lifestyle, we are losing the cheer and shutting giant steps.