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The Future of Religion and its Importance

It’s no secret that a large percentage of the world’s population is strongly religious in one way or another. A large majority of people across the globe say they are religious while only a mere 13% claim to be Atheists. So why do these people choose to follow a religion and how did religion even begin? It’s difficult to determine how each religion in its own came to be but through many studies and trends that have been noted over time, we have a good guess as to why such a large percentage of our population follows a religion today.

Drive to the Divine

In a world filled with pain, instability and crisis, it’s easy to see why anybody would want to believe there is something more after this world. The constant questions in the back of your head, “Why am I here?” or “Why are such horrific tragedies occurring in my life?” can seem impossible to answer. Well they are impossible to answer without religion and belief. One of the largest appeals of any religion is that it answers those questions for you. You are on this world to serve your God or gods and after your body is dead, your soul will continue to live on.

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5 Great Technologies Possible by 2020

Looking back only a mere decade ago, could you imagine electric cars would be as easily attainable as they are today or smartphones would be using only 4G data and function as fast as your laptop on WiFi? More than likely, no. What the future has in store for us is always unclear but based on what is in the makings right now and how far we’ve come in recent years, we have some good guesses on what technology we can expect to see by only 2020.

Cars that Drive Themselves

From Google to pretty much every automaker out there, it has been a dream to create crash proof car that drives itself. Every year in America there are over 30,000 fatalities due to car crashes so it’s not surprising that every effort is being made right now to create a scenario where this isn’t possible. The safety that would be created by self-driving cars is undeniable, not to mention the ease of use there would be. The major hurtle here though is getting all these cars to communicate with one another through a wireless infrastructure. There is the technology available to make this happen but the real question here is whether or not it will be accomplished by 2020 or not.

Ultra-Thin OLED Screens

The probability of this being a reality by year 2020 is very high, especially compared to other advanced technology in the making. Display technology has been advancing incredibly quickly over the past decade to where we are currently at with LCD displays. By 2020 though, the new standard is expected to be paper-thin OLED surfaces, most complete with full touch capability. It is expected that many surfaces such as walls, mirrors and windows will all become computational.

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What Life on Earth Will Be Like 100 Years from Today

As an American with a child, I always contemplate how decisions I make on a daily basis and where our world is headed will affect my daughter and future grandchildren. We may not be alive 100 years from now to reap the effects of how we live our life but our ancestors will be. With many of the great technologies being developed, there are bound to be many advances in everyday living, in return enhancing life in the future. There are also multiple controversial topics now such as global warming and deforestation that could impact the future of our world negatively.

Although much of the change that will come to the next generations will be thanks to advances in technology, there are bound to be many consequences, or benefits, due to human behavior. There will also be other natural changes occurring such as the average human lifespan or the average American height thanks to evolution.

Think about how only 100 years ago the average American male measured 5’ 7” tall and now its 2.5 inches taller at 5’ 9.5” tall. It is also a similar case in regards to life expectancy where even if we aren’t being health conscious, we could easily live to be 80+ years old thanks to modern medicine. How are changes such as these affecting our lives?

Modern Medicine

Medicine is constantly advancing and moving in a forward motion betting our everyday lives. There are diseases that were killing people left and right 100 years ago that are now basically non-existent such as Polio. It is thought that not too far in the future there will be medicine so advanced that cancer will be a thing of the past and heart attacks may be almost 100% preventable.

Our world is getting much closer to people living to be over 100 and even making it to 150 years old thanks to gene therapy. Before a child is even birthed, gene therapy has the ability to repair mitochondrial disease and in the next 50 to 100 years could also eliminate other genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

Industry and Jobs

The fact of the matter is more and more jobs are currently being replaced by machines, such as manufacturing jobs. Yes, some machines still need people to operate them or fix them when they break down or malfunction, but machines will continue to replace many jobs done by humans now. This method of manufacturing is more cost effective in the long run plus there is less room for human error.

The future of our jobs will rely heavily on the need for services to be done. There are many services that simply cannot be done by machines and, in all reality, are much more enjoyable with human interaction such as massage therapy, manicures and pedicures, hair styling, etc.

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The Art of Spirituality

The Art of SpiritualityWhat is the meaning of Spirituality? Does it have something to do with religion? Or does it have nothing to do with a belief in a god, or a higher being? Do we as humans have to find a meaning in life? All these questions do answer one thing, and that is Spirituality seems to be an intangible. Atheists might have it right. There is much in the world to give you a feeling of comfort, or belief and awe.

I recently returned from a holiday where the force and beauty of nature abounded everywhere. I never once said, “Oh, isn’t God great that he created all this for us to enjoy.” Not once. I did, however, feel touched by what I saw and felt a oneness with the view.  A rainbow. A fantastic view. An awesome adventure. A close escape. Loving and being loved. Procreation. All of these events make one think about life.

Does life HAVE to have a meaning? For some people, I suppose it does but realists and perhaps atheists understand that our presence on the planet has been very short and there is nothing to suggest that we may not go the same way as the dinosaurs. We are just another life form on a planet that sustains many different species. Any cataclysmic event, such as an asteroid hitting Earth, can wipe the human race out in quick time. Mind you, the human race seems to be doing a pretty good job of creating such an event themselves. No interstellar help need, but thanks anyway!

Take this spirituality thing down a step or two. Nature is nearly always beautiful. We should come down to man made inspiration.  Look at art. An artist might say they were inspired to do a particular painting. A sculptor produces a beautiful statue. Inspiration came from somewhere. Craftsmen working in wood, stone and any other material, can create unusual and intriguing works of art. Art from 5 to 6 hundred years ago seems to be difficult to reproduce in the modern age, even though we have far superior tools and machinery.

I know a guy who tries to turn wood on a lathe to create the same beautiful shapes on antique furniture legs and he admits, it takes him an age to get the design right. When he does, I can see the gleam of pride in his eyes as he shows me the art he has been inspired to produce. If you look at the work of Michaelangelo and his work on the Sistine Chapel for example and many other murals, there is no doubt that his inspiration came from his belief in God. Or did it? Maybe he was just a great artist who produced such work to please his masters. Whatever your passion, whatever your beliefs and whatever your inspiration, you would have to agree that there are many things in this world to which you can attach your spirituality.

Future Technologies That Will Change the Warfare

The commercial aspect of warfare and manufacturing has been a driving force in the state’s economy. The desire to make war more efficient and less expensive has helped fund scientists to make innovative discoveries. These five technologies in particular stand to make a great impact on warfare in particular how many men will be at the front line. Although the way of fighting may alter swiftly, the need for efficient weaponry and improved safety for soldiers will not. These listed weapons are all in a relatively early stage of growth.

Drones and unmanned vehicles

The rise of drones has even begun to creep into daily life, with games introducing the tool and drones being available in local tech and gadget stores. In their rising popularity the technology has now began to improve and become more diversely used. The Knifefish, a drone that can be used underwater, seeks out mines by using side-scan sonar. The drone is able to last for up to 16 hours using a battery alone. This invention is not too far away, with a deployment date scheduled in 2017.

There has also been a focus on developing unmanned trackers such as sub hunters. Radar, Lidar and other sensors ensure successful tracking of submarines for missions that can last up to 80 days.

Soldier uniforms

The simplest improvement in a soldier’s helmet can change their lives and hope for survival under attack. Kevlar and Twaron combat helmets, made of ballistic fibers, are able to endure a direct shot from a 9-mm pistol round and even some bomb fragments. This is the first of its kind and began being issued last year. It has also been designed so there is no altering in the weight, and coming in at 3 pounds it is, amazingly, no heavier than previous helmets. These helmets are now being issued by the Army and Marine Corps, and will most certainly be crucial in reducing death in combat. Batterie vests are also being made more lightweight so soldiers can have a manageable weigh to move with. Arotech developed ‘Soldier Wearable Integrated Power Equipment System’ the power source weighs 30% less than normal and allows for longer missions. A more comfortable and well prepared soldier enables smarter decisions to be made in moments of high pressure. This of course depends on the Soldier’s food and good diet.

Stealth

Crucial in a successful mission is stealth, this may be the most futuristic technology in the list. The ‘adaptive camouflage’ relies upon the use of materials that could be lightwave-bending, this would minimise the thermal and visible characteristics of a target. If material is successfully distributed this would make the movement of forces in enemy territory far easier. It would also prevent being attacked by drone fighters greatly. There are reports of a Canadian firm demonstrating the material to two command groups. In contrast to the importance of remaining hidden, there is also the growth of ‘wide area’ surveillance. Aerial vehicles can silently track an enemy’s movements and function effectively enough to keep the soldier watching the video footage at a distance.

The higher the flight of the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) the better the angle and view it can take in. There is now a push to enable stratospheric UAVs so that wider images can be taken in and the satellite can hover over an image, they are also able to pass into an enemies territory without breaking international rules. The area of space warfare is yet to be fully chartered with rules etc so there is an arms race to be prepared to break into that realm when allowed, in order to be prepared for the future of hunting. There is not a great deal information available on this design as it cannot legally be confirmed if such a technology has been put to use due to its controversy.

Faster & Quieter helicopters

The funding and purchasing of faster helicopters would enable more successful rescue missions as well as attacks. However the latest high speed helicopters, such as the V-22 Osprey, do come with risks as a high number have crashed during take-off and landing. The cause of crashes has been identified in the tilt-rotor, but it’s design does enable faster speed and better performance. In improving helicopters’ safety there is a need for products that can protect against dust and subsequent vision restriction. AugustaWestland will be researching how to implement a blade which makes use of an extreme twist and paddle on the end of it that will aid in lessening brown-outs.

Rail Gun

The introduction of rail gun launchers will be an excellent replacement to traditional gun propellants. The rail gun launchers use a magnetic field to thrust a projectile at long range and with velocities of 4,500 mph and 5,600 mph solely through the use of kinetic energy. It’s genesis came about in 2005 and has been developed since by the U.S Office of Naval Research. The U.S Army has also been working on it’s own version and rumor has it that China is as well. The U.S Navy’s goal for the railgun is that it can be a suitable size for a ship. The initial prototypes were designed to help the marines, with a 32-mega joule shot of electricity it will launch a 23 pound shell which can reach targets at a distance of 110 miles.

The weaponry of war constantly adapts and depends on the future of wars. Yet these five recent adaptations are all related to the core characteristics of warfare which is becoming increasingly dependent on technological innovations. In a matter of decades the rise of artificial dependence will alter what is currently relied on totally.

We cannot count on instant gratification to live a meaningful life

We cannot count on instant gratification to live a meaningful lifeI’d like to follow through on several points made in recent posts. They are relevant and linked to what I have in mind today. Let me recap. Firstly, the advancement of technologies has seen to many of us having not only to adapt to new ways of doing things, but to adapt very quickly. The fast pace of technological development is also perceived to be satisfying a growing demand from consumers to receive instant gratification for things which previously required a little patient waiting. In line with the rapid pace of technology is the development of new medicines which cure people of previously incurable diseases, preventing them from being inherited or at least controlling them.

Do things leisurely and take your time

Because of these miracle drugs, people are now also able to live a lot longer, whether healthily or not. Finally, I for one cannot see myself living a long life if I am not healthy in body and mind. I cannot see myself living beyond ninety if I am not spiritually connected. Part of my affirmation has already been addressed. Another earlier post suggested sports that we could take part in for both recreational and health reasons.

One sport not mentioned in that post was open-road motorcycling. Provided you take the advice given by Motorcyclist Life, you can place yourself in pole position to enjoy a long-lasting and healthy hobby well into your golden years. Not nearly as taxing as some of the other recreational activities mentioned, this endeavor is ideally suited for both longevity and esthetics. You can visit places you’ve never explored before, all at leisure and at your own pace.

Staying connected and sustainable

I’ve been emphasizing for some time that my focus is also on geo-political events that are shaping our world for tomorrow. What I like about the opportunity that long-distance motorcycling offers is that I can spend more time out in the country and be far from the chaos of urban life. But, thanks to technology and my mind remaining persistently curious, I never need to be kept out of the loop. While motoring quiet country roads at a reasonable speed limit, I can optimize the use of my recommended full-faced Bluetooth helmet to stay up to date with my favorite news channels.

I’m also up to date with green technologies and believe that our future must be green in order for us to sustain life as we know it and make it better for all. Most urban roads remain congested in spite of legislation to encourage reduced use of the roads and the warnings on pollution. It may not be the perfect solution, but a motor bike, smaller and using less fuel does help.

Finally, the use of modern technology is unavoidable these days, but I’d like to encourage you to use the tools that you have purposely and not merely as yet another outlet for instant gratification which only lasts a few minutes anyway. Rather, focus on all those other areas that’s good for you in order to have a meaningful life.

How playing an instrument can affect our life

How playing an instrument can affect our lifeBetter attitude towards life that surrounds you, but also towards yourself, is the best step forward to a better future. Playing an instrument can help us sharpen and improve these images, and it is best to include it in life from early childhood. Here are some benefits of playing.

Playing an instrument promotes the development of speech. The development of speech takes place from the earliest days of our lives. The fact is that too much time spent in the company of modern devices such as laptops and smartphones, can impair speech development in children. Playing an instrument has a completely different function – it can help the development of speech. With active playing are developed parts of the brain in the left hemisphere that are responsible for language development and speaking. Judging by the progress of technology, this form of therapy will be increasingly necessary.

It facilitates the learning of foreign languages. In this way, you develop part of the brain that affects the perception of sounds, tones, and their nuance. This helps in mastering a new language through recognizing the sounds of words, moods in the voice and the like. The Internet has enabled us to be connected to all parts of the world easily. Speaking more than one language is a skill that is greatly appreciated today, and it will certainly remain so in the future.

It develops spatial intelligence. It allows us to solve math problems and to create a mental image in our head. Playing requires the use of both hemispheres of the brain and all its parts, how those responsible for hearing, as well as those responsible for concentration and for performing the music.  Any instrument is beneficial, from the violin to the trumpet like these.

It encourages perseverance. The more you practice, the results are getting better. Music means constantly learning. Of course, talent has its share in the success. Yet, even the best talent fades if it is not nurtured improved. By practicing playing, the results are easily reached and noticeable. It certainly encourages the perseverance and striving to achieve good results, not only in music, but in all areas. Any progress should be followed. For example, if you are switching from the start of the middle level of playing, you must follow that with the procurement of the trumpet that follows your skills.

Playing is not only beneficial for children. It is useful for adults, especially older ones. Playing an instrument and learning tunes enhances memory. Various studies have shown that a few months of playing showed great results when it comes to better memory, hearing and coordination of hands in elderly. It requires a specific, discipline, focus, planning and memory. All these features are useful for the performance of any work – business, school or everyday tasks.

The instruments are a great way to express what is within you, in a creative way. Achieving visible results makes that we have a better image of ourselves and improve our self-confidence. Building self-confidence is the basis for building a better future and striving towards progress.

The Latest Improvements In The Treatment Of Animals

lamb-292512_1280Man is not known for being kind to the living beings that share its environment. There was a time when he killed only to survive and to provide himself with the means necessary for survival, but that has changed a long time ago. With the rise of capitalism and the advancement of technology came a wide array of techniques and procedures that have made the lives of animals miserable.

We have all heard terrible stories about factory farming, one more horrifying than the other. And although things have not changed significantly, there have been some improvements in the way we choose to treat animals. Here we are going to discuss only a couple of them, but even this should give you a general idea of the direction in which we are heading.

Automatic milking

When it comes to technology, 1990’s are ancient history, but as soon as you jump to the subject of animal treatment, they suddenly become a period of the latest improvements. Automatic milking is one of the techniques that were developed in the second part of that decade, and are being increasingly used by both factories and individual farmers. Some of the main benefits of this technique are closely connected to cost-efficiency. Milking machines make the factories less dependent on manual labour, and thus reduce the cost of the process of milk production. But that is not all there is to it.

Apart from being beneficial for the businesses, automatic milking is good for the cows as well. Among the main benefits you can find listed the fact that by creating more regular and precise milking routines, the whole process is much easier on the cows.

Canister filters

Among the latest inventions you will also find the canister filters. They are the devices that allow you to maintain proper environment for fish, and are largely used by fish enthusiasts. As explained on CANISTERFILTERGUIDE, they channel the water out of the aquarium and through a filter that removes all impurities that have accumulated over time.

You might wonder why this is so important, but you only need to remember how many aqua parks there are, and how many people keep fish as pets. Successfully maintaining the conditions similar to those of their natural environments has a tremendously positive effect on those animals. And since nowadays the only thing that needs to be done to achieve that is to buy a filter like this one, the fish are in a much better position.

Organizations for the improvement of animal treatment

Of course, there isn’t a device that could truly help animals if people weren’t willing to change their ways. And they are changing. There are more and more organizations whose top priorities are animal rights. PETA is only one among hundreds, and knowing their slogan is enough to realize what they are trying to do – they are trying to make people stop using animals as a form of entertainment, as subjects in testing of drugs and cosmetic products, and as sources of materials in clothing industry.

Sports That Are Good For The Soul

kayaking-662858_640It is a well-known fact that being physically active is good for both your body and your soul. But what are those benefits that make doing sports so attractive to people from all around the world? Well, for one, it improves your health, and not only by helping you get in shape. Being active makes you want to lead a healthy life in general, which includes decisions like quitting smoking and abstaining from alcohol.

Second, doing sports clears your mind and helps you maintain focus on what is really important in life. Of course, not all sports have the same effect on you, which is why we are going to introduce you to those that are best for your soul.

Fishing

To most people, fishing is not even a sport. It is something you do with your father in order to create a bond, or an activity the purpose of which is to catch the largest or the rarest fish. But that is not all there is to fishing. This might surprise you, but most enthusiasts don’t like fishing because of the end result, but because of the effect the experience itself has on their minds. It is an extremely calming activity that allows you to reflect on your life in a clearer way.

Kayaking

Unlike the rest of the sports listed here, kayaking can only be done with the use of proper equipment, namely, a kayak. This is not your ordinary boat, which can clearly be seen from both its picture and specifications: http://www.kayakouch.com/the-jackson-kayaks-cuda-12-fishing-kayak-review/. But the need to have a specially designed boat to do kayaking certainly doesn’t make it less attractive. Kayaking is an activity that will provide you with a rush of adrenaline and at the same time make you feel connected with the nature that surrounds you.

There is a variety of kayaks available online, which makes the search for the perfect one a lot easier, and you can even browse through reviews of different products on websites such as KayakOuch.com. There are also plenty of websites for kayaking enthusiasts that will help you get started in no time.

Tai Chi

Among the many different types of martial arts, Tai Chi is probably the most soothing. As you probably already know, the sport consists of slow and rhythmic movements that train both your body and mind. The technique also includes breathing exercises and meditation. The combination of those elements makes for a perfect activity for those who would like to do some soul-searching.

Swimming

Swimming is one of the most strenuous activities, but that is exactly why it is so good to you. It will get you in shape in no time, but apart from this, it will also make you a lot more focused. After all, while you are swimming, there is not much around you that can serve as a distraction.

Yoga

meditation-609235_640This ancient practice has recently increased in popularity, and for a good reason. When doing yoga, you are at the same time stretching, strengthening your muscles, improving your breathing technique and clearing your mind.

 

The Look of Emergency Cars in The Future

jet-engine-371412_1280Flying cars are one of the most common ways in which the vehicles are represented in the science – fiction films. A flying form of transport can have its advantages and disadvantages. Currently, we are far away from any actual implementation of flying transportation, but that does not mean that it has no future. This way of driving would perhaps arouse confusion among ordinary drivers, but it would certainly be useful when it comes to emergency vehicles.

Therefore, an Israeli scientist made the Urban Aero – a flying emergency vehicle. The primary purpose of such a vehicle was the military. It was later established that it can be used in an emergency purpose for civilian use. Of course, if it has an adequate equipment. However, this idea still needs to be developed.

The goal that should be achieved when emergency vehicles are in question, is increasing their efficiency on the road. One way to arrive quickly  at the scene of the accident is that the vehicle is clearly visible. Sirens themselves are not effective because, in the noisy surroundings, they are not intense enough. They should definitely be accompanied by a bright light that will draw the attention of other drivers, during day and night. The best options, in this case, are the LED bar lights, such as those that can be found on the Light bar report.

LED lights are the best choice for many reasons. One of them is good lighting they provide. The second is their easy installation and energy efficiency. Such lights can be powered by a lighter adapter. They can be easily installed to various parts of cars, inside and outside. They are very durable and long-lasting. Some of the variants and their advantages over ordinary lights can be found here: http://lightbarreport.com/finding-the-best-led-mini-light-bar/. I am sure that they will find an application on futuristic emergency cars. Energy saving on emergency cars of the future should also be applied to the fuel. It should also be taken into account emissions of hazardous gasses that these vehicles emit, if we really talk about the future.

fire-fighters-1002282_1280When the fire trucks are in question, things are increasingly made towards their improvement. They are complex machines that operate a complex job. Improvements include that have the equipment to provide a medical aid, and not just fire-extinguishing equipment. Besides more flexible hoses, larger tanks for foam and water, managing with them gets a new dimension.

Electronics and its increasing use enter the scene here. It makes managing  with fire truck parts easier, and enables easy tracking which parts are in the function – all in one place. Most of the pumps will be driven by power take-off technology that will make them easier for maintaining and that will free a lot of space in the fire truck that can be used for other purposes.

Emergency vehicles of the future will be a blend of good design, energy efficiency, and multifunctionality. This increases the efficiency of these vehicles, and thus the chances for timely providing various forms of aid!

Online learning of Jiu Jitsu

There’s always something new when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu. Primarily there are new grips that are effective and which are becoming popular. What is the latest trend in this sport? It is a way of learning these techniques. Everything is adapted to modern times, and Jiu-Jitsu made a step towards progress too. That is why today you can learn the basics of Jiu-Jitsu online.

Online Jiu-Jitsu has its advantages and disadvantages. Users need to get the best of such a program. Online lessons of Jiu-Jitsu enable you to analyze moves and grips from any angle. You will get the same verbal explanation as on the live training, but with the ability to slow down the recording, return it back, and look at it many times. When you are on actual training, the moves are repeated several times, but due to the speed of the procedure, you might not notice all the details related to some movement.

Some online courses allow you to get the belt in this way. After you have watched the lessons and mastered moves, record yourself in the performance of the techniques that are necessary for taking a specific belt. You can upload video, and if instructors and professionals conclude that your performance is in accordance with the standards, your belt will arrive at your home address. Higher belts, such as brown and black cannot be acquired in this way. This requires a live fight.

To train Jiu-Jitsu online, you need to have a partner. This is especially important when you take a test for a specific belt. For the recreational training, you can get a grappling dummy, which will replace your partner. All the necessary information about what is the grappling dummy and how to make a good choice when purchasing one, can be found here: http://www.grapplingdummyinsider.com/

Technology allows you to get instructions from the world famous instructors and to be in interaction with them, as well as to attend various Jiu-Jitsu webinars. Of course, this kind of learning has its disadvantages. To master Jiu-Jitsu, you need to have the appropriate equipment, a partner, enough space, the mattress. In addition, these courses are usually not free. When you consider everything that needs to be purchased for this type of learning, it can be expensive.

Expensiveness is not the only drawback of such programs. It is very important that you use the DVD or online program the right way. Jiu-Jitsu is taught gradually, and you cannot become a master overnight. If you skip certain techniques and learn without order, there is likely that you will learn some things wrong. It is very important to choose the right resources. Today, anyone can make a digital recording and introduced itself as an expert. You need to learn from people who are professionals in this sport and who know in what order to present Jiu-Jitsu techniques.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that is performed with a partner. Online lessons may seem like playing online games. This is simply not a real experience. Online training is a great way to study the techniques and bring them to perfection. If you want to compete and fight, then the real training is irreplaceable.

The Future of Food

To be honest, the future of food might already be upon us right now, today, in the present. Although it isn’t allowed in most of the world, genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are used extensively for the production of food in the United States and a handful of other countries. Produce is actually genetically modified to make more food, or to grow faster, or to enhance the nutrition content of the same food taking the same amount of time to grow:

Scientists are playing Frankenstein with fruits and vegetables, but what about all of the other food there is to eat?

Meat certainly isn’t safe. Growth hormones are regularly fed into cattle in much of the developed world to make them grow bigger, bulkier and beefier. Take a look at the aftermarket too, once the beef has been butchered and converted into food items. Specifically, let’s look at beef hot dogs, which tend to be much more expensive than traditional chicken / pork / turkey hot dogs, yet contain much of the same trash. It’s food literally loaded with fillers, like oatmeal or grain bran, as well as up to 80% of the hot dog content being straight up fat. How do you combat something like this?

Well, you probably aren’t going to be making your own hot dogs. That’s a lengthy process that produces an inferior product, which is why dog producers tend to use low quality or unwanted meat in their production. As far as actual sausage goes though, you can take more control over what you consume. By grinding up your own meat you can make sure you actually know what you’re eating, rather than playing a guessing game every time you head to your local supermarket. Electric meat grinders will even do all the work for you, save for the cleaning up afterwards.

Skyrocketing ground beef prices are also making grinding meat at home a more appealing option to consumers all over the world. When the economy gets to the point where some good 90/10 ground beef can cost as much as a decent steak on a pound for pound basis, you start to wonder why people don’t just buy the steak and grind up their own meat when they’re aching for a burger. No, really, it makes people wonder, which is why more consumers are doing their own grinding and doing away with the minced meats they used to buy from their grocer.

You could read all about grinders here if the topic really interests you, but that’s not the point. The point is, the food of today isn’t like the food of the past. This global economy has produce, meats and cheeses crossing the globe to be sold thousands of miles away from where it was produced. This can make it difficult or even impossible to source your food and find out where it’s coming from. By taking a more serious position on your food purchasing, cooking and eating, you can rein in your consumption of low quality or genetically modified produce and meats.

Grilling made easier with tech

While technology is taking us forward in leaps and bounds, some things are best done in the good old way. Grilling, for instance, which is one of the oldest ways to cook food is one thing that has remained unchanged over the years. There have been changes in the equipment used for grilling, but grilling as such has retained its quality over the years as it not only makes food taste good but also makes it look appealing. The smoky taste, spicy marinades, and grill lines are something that everyone loves no matter how much tech savvy they are.

The healthy choice

One golden rule that most of us fear to flout is choosing grilled meat and vegetables over fried ones. Grilled foods are a natural choice, when it comes to eating healthy foods. With grilling, you will not have to deal with grease or dripping batter.

While grilling is generally accepted as a fun, tasty and healthy way to eat foods you love, there are two main downsides with grilling. The fact that less oil is used makes you eat more of the sausages and meats adding up the saturate fat, cholesterol, and calories fast.

Secondly, the formation of carcinogenic heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons when the fat from meat reacts with the heated coals or grill is something of great concern.  The charring that everyone loves in grilling contains these harmful substances. But all this can be prevented, when you use a safe gas smoker such as the ones present at http://www.backyardbbqguru.com/best-gas-smoker-reviews-2014/

Advanced grilling

Whether it is backyard parties or park and beach parties, barbecuing is a necessary addition that everyone relates to. While technology has certainly made grilling easier and effortless, the old way is still most favored by barbecue experts. Since the time taken has reduced along with less flavor, the excitement associated with barbecuing food has waned somewhat.

Gas grills for instance, are advanced grilling equipment where the grilling is quick, simple, and easy. Another innovative grilling method is the infrared grilling method. This grill uses infrared heat that spreads all over the grilling space eliminating cold or hot spots on grill. With the infrared grilling, you do not have to use oil and the food is tasty. Best of all there is no residual mess to clean up.

With our busy lifestyle, spending long time lighting up the grill is not what anyone would prefer, especially when there is a better alternative.  Using pellets or cubes of sawdust to ignite the charcoal is one advanced way used now. Gas ignition is also another easy way to light up the charcoal. These methods help to make the cooking fast without losing the authentic taste. A proper Charcoal Smoker will retain the flavor of the meat or vegetable fully. Steaks are cooked fast and with their juices intact.

In some smokers, LED lighting is used to increase visibility for parties that go on beyond sunset.

Remote thermometer is another innovation, which helps to test the temperature of the grilled meat without going near the barbecue. It helps to cook the meat in the right temperature so it retain its flavor and taste.

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