Combatting Nausea: Natural Remedies and Methods to Try

Most people experience nausea at some point. Sometimes, there is a direct cause for nausea such as sea sickness, illness, or food poisoning. Women frequently experience nausea during menstruation or pregnancy.

In some cases, people can experience severe or chronic nausea. This can interfere with their everyday lives. When this happens, it becomes hard to work and concentrate.

There is medication for nausea, but this should be a last resort. Prescription medication can have side effects and usually doesn’t treat the root cause. Here are some natural ways you can treat nausea.

  1. Peppermint

There’s a reason they hand out mints after meals.

It’s because mint helps your body digest food. If you are unable to digest food properly, your stomach will be upset.

After eating this usually results in feeling bloated and full. But it could make you nauseous, especially if you ate something bad.

A cup of peppermint tea is a great way to settle your stomach after a heavy meal. Even if you haven’t had a lot to eat, peppermint can settle your stomach. If you don’t want tea, just eat some mints.

Mints usually don’t have any calories. Another option is to chew sugar-free mint gum. This will help ease stomach pain as well.

Other ingredients that settle the stomach are lavender, chamomile, ginger, and fennel. Find these herbs at your local tea shop or look for a tea that contains all of these ingredients.

Hot tea is the best option, but iced helps as well.

  1. Cannabis

Stress is a common cause of nausea.

Stress can refer to mental as well as physical stress. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can also cause nausea.

Cannabis can help settle your stomach as well as treat the root cause. While nausea itself usually isn’t a condition that qualifies you for a medical marijuana card, there are related issues that do.

Here is an article with information on qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Ohio. Other states have different conditions. Thankfully, the legislation in most states is loosening when it comes to medical marijuana.

When purchasing marijuana, it’s always important to buy from a licensed dispensary. It’s the only way you can control the quality of the product.

Buying from somewhere else could only make your nausea worse, and that’s the last thing that you want to have happen.

Certain cannabis strains are better for treating nausea than others.

  1. Sleep

Sleep directly impacts your gut health.

Disrupted sleep patterns will affect your appetite. It will also affect your mealtimes. Eating a lot at night is not good for your stomach.

Most people need at least eight hours of sleep a night. A solid nine hours is actually ideal. Don’t think of yourself as lazy for sleeping so long.

If you sleep well, you will be more efficient and productive. Your stomach will thank you for the rest as well.

When you start feeling nauseous, lie down for a bit. It could be your body’s way of telling you that it’s time for a nap.

  1. Yoga

Your stomach needs to be stretched out like any other muscle.

Yoga will help your stomach relax. Here is a list of yoga poses that will help ease your nausea.

Regular yoga practice will strengthen your stomach. Once you’re already feeling nauseous, you probably won’t feel like doing yoga.

When this happens, choose easier poses. Some yoga can even be done lying down. And if it’s too painful, just focus on taking deep breaths.

Practicing yoga before you go to bed will help you sleep better, too.

  1. Water

Dehydration is a common cause of nausea.

Many people suffer dehydration without ever knowing it. They usually think that their symptoms are caused by something else.

But the culprit is usually water. You should be drinking at least two liters of water every day. If you exercise or live in extreme heat, you need more.

Water is not the only way to hydrate your body. Without a healthy diet, there is no way your body can absorb water.

Eating fruits and vegetables will help increase your liquid intake.


Nausea is a pain, no matter what the cause. But with these natural remedies, hopefully, the pain will go away.

7 Things That Set Diamond Rings Apart from Other Engagement Rings

Jewelry has been a symbol of expression and elegance since time immemorial. Despite changing trends and perceptions, there is still much value placed on “real” jewelry. Premium brands like Gucci are still launching their own campaigns as artists create new collections. 

What to Know About Diamonds

Diamonds are one of the most valuable and tantalizing gems you can mine. Through the years, they have retained their value because of their rarity and refinement. The way these gems are formed is through the intense crystallization of carbon atoms deep within the crust of the Earth. From there, these structures form Kimberlite, from which the diamonds we know are mined through alluvial, pipe, or marine methods. 

Diamonds are the Toughest Gem

Diamonds have supreme durability and toughness, making them extremely hard to shatter. Although they are not infinitely indestructible, it would take great lengths to break or even damage a quality diamond. They even rank at the highest level of the Mohs hardness scale, so normal force would hardly even scratch the surface. While other gems of high caliber are delicate and hard to care for, diamonds remain resilient despite their elegant appearance. 

Diamonds Have More Longevity

Aside from having a naturally longer lifespan in terms of durability, they are also timeless in their looks. From the royals of 15th-century Europe to the glamazons of the Golden era of Hollywood and trickling all the way to today’s jewelry lovers, diamonds never get old. They are not only status symbols that transcend passing fads, but they also don’t fade over time regardless of how long you’ve owned your diamond ring.

Diamonds are Uncomparably Brilliant

If you’re looking for high-quality jewelry, you can’t go wrong basing your criteria on brilliance. Few gems are able to match that of a diamond, which is able to reflect back light superbly from within the gem. This rings especially true for high-grade diamonds that are completely devoid of blemishes and coloration to the naked eye. While moissanite is technically sparklier than a diamond, it is less valuable and strong. 

<h2>4. Diamonds are the Only Single-Element Gem</h2>

Already being exquisite delights, what makes diamonds even more unique is the fact that they form purely out of carbon. While other gems are made up of a mixture of elements, the diamond is the only one out of hundreds of different gemstones. As such, naturally occurring diamonds are actually considerably rare (hence their price.) 

Diamonds Have Rigorous Certification

When you buy a diamond engagement ring online, you can actually check the certification that comes with the gem or ring. This not only ensures that you are buying the real deal but also lets you know about the exact quality of your diamond. The classification of your diamond will usually be divided into clarity, cut, color, and carat. This is determined by rigorous methods, earning each diamond its certificate after quality grading. 

<h2>6. Diamonds Match Everything</h2>

Whether it’s for a proposal or simply as a fine piece of jewelry, getting a diamond ring has the added benefit of being perfect for practically any look. It doesn’t clash with other patterns or colors, simply complementing any design from casual to black tie. Regardless of what outfit or palette the wearer prefers, a good diamond ring will work as a gorgeous highlight to the overall look. 

Flawless Diamonds Carry Over Better Value

When buying jewelry, it’s best to know that you lose value. Regardless of what gem it is, you immediately get depreciation the minute you purchase it. Hence, many people find metals to be a better ‘investment’ than precious gems in terms of resale value. Still, high-grade diamonds retain enough value and quality over time that they are still your best bet when it comes to gems. 

In the long run, diamond rings are also a great investment if you want to pass on your jewelry to the next generation. This is why the luxury jewelry market is still expanding globally despite rising international economic challenges. Decades from now, diamonds will still be the cream of the crop. 

Bottom Line

Because of all these factors, diamonds truly remain unmatched in the world of precious gems. Their immeasurable luster keeps them adorned on the necks of the brightest stars, even becoming highlights of stunning red carpet moments

Photo of Giant size Spider Man. Huge adventures await.


Throughout Marvel’s historic Bronze Age of the 1970s, there were tales so titanic, adventures so grand, and battles so larger than life that they could only be told in special GIANT-SIZE comics! Now, 50 years later, GIANT-SIZE is back and more pivotal than ever! Throughout 2024, Marvel will celebrate the milestone anniversary of the first GIANT-SIZE comic with all-new spectacular one-shots featuring your favorite heroes, starting with January’s GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1. 

Before crossover events became the norm, True Believers knew that GIANT-SIZE issues were home to Marvel’s most earth-shattering developments! During its original run, the pages of GIANT-SIZE included legendary Marvel moments like the groundbreaking debut of the all-new, all-different X-Men, the wedding of Vision and Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man’s run-in with Dracula, and the first appearances of Multiple Man, Lilith, Korvac, and Tigra! Ever since then, when fans see GIANT-SIZE on a comic, they know they were in for an epic ride, and these new GIANT-SIZE one-shots will pack the same punch! These new installments will also include backup reprints of key stories, giving readers a gigantic dose of Marvel brilliance, past and present!

First up, Miles Morales: Spider-Man scribe Cody Ziglar and Marvel Stormbreaker artist Iban Coello spin a showdown between the next generation’s Spider-Man and Venom in GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1! Dylan Brock has a bone…or a brain…to pick with Miles Morales in a GIANT-SIZED Spidey story that can’t be missed! GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 will also reprint ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #22 by Spidey-legends Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli that features the epic conclusion of Miles’ first battle with Ultimate Venom!

And that’s not all! In December, Marvel proudly re-presents the very first Giant-Size title ever, GIANT-SIZE SUPER-STARS #1, in a special facsimile edition. Experience one of the all-time great Marvel comic books from industry legends Gerry Conway and Rich Buckler, in its original form, ads and all! The Thing and the Hulk have one of the most powerhouse rivalries in the entire Marvel Universe – and in 1974, it spilled out of the pages of both of their own books into a double-length slobberknocker! And like all the best bouts, this one takes place in the ring at Madison Square Garden – with the Fantastic Four watching on! In the green corner, it’s Bruce Banner’s incredible alter ego! In the orange corner, it’s bashful Benjamin J. Grimm! But there’s a twist to this fight that you won’t believe – and the formidable warrior Thundra is on hand to tag in! Will it be Clobberin’ Time for the Hulk? Or will the ever-lovin’ Thing get smashed?

Check out superstar artist Bryan Hitch’s cover for GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 below and stay tuned for more giant-sized announcements in the months ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com

Picture of singer on stage singing some of her favorite songs


Singer-songwriter Elena Rose has had an extraordinary week filled with remarkable achievements that continue to solidify her presence in the industry.

Latin Grammy Nomination as Songwriter of the Year: Elena Rose secured her nomination at the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards in the Songwriter of the Year category for her work on “Arranca” by Becky G Featuring Omega, “5 Estrellas” by Reik and Sech, “Cupido” by TINI, “No Se Acaba Hasta Que Acabe” by Lagos and Reik, “Permanente” by Lagos, and “Por El Resto De Tu Vida” by Christian Nodal and TINI. Set to be broadcast live from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Sevilla, Spain, on Thursday, November 16, 2023, this year marks Elena Rose’s return to the Latin GRAMMYs® as a nominee.

Show-Stopping Performance at Alejandro Sanz’s Concert: Elena Rose took center stage alongside superstar Alejandro Sanz during his electrifying concert at the Kaseya Center in Miami on Saturday, September 23. The two performed the classic “Looking for Paradise,” that Sanz originally recorded with Alicia Keys. Herperformance left the audience spellbound as she showcased her dynamic vocal range and stage presence.

Stirring Rendition of the National Anthem at NFL game: On Sunday, September 24, Elena Rose had the honor of performing the national anthem at the Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos game in Miami, where her soulful rendition captivated fans and players alike. Her performance was not only a display of vocal prowess but also a heartfelt tribute to the unity and spirit of the American people, highlighting once again the influence and talent of the Latin community in the United States.

About Elena Rose:
Elena Rose is a Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Her lyrical prowess is echoed in hits by performers like Becky G, Rauw Alejandro, Selena Gomez, Daddy Yankee, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Lopez. With an impactful career as a songwriter, Elena decided to be the voice for her lyrics by launching her career as a solo artist in 2020. That same year Elena was distinguished an “Artist on The Rise” by Billboard and has since garnered more than 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and received nominations for Premios Juventud and Premio Lo Nuestro, and a Premios Tu Musica Urbano for Top New Artist — Female.

As an artist, she has co-written and featured on Bad Bunny’s “Party,” Mora’s “Playa Privada,” Sebastian Yatra’s “Quererte Bonito” and Becky G’s “Flashback.” Her most notable singles as a solo artist include “Bayamon,” “El Hombre,” “Disculpa Amiga,” and her latest, “Linda Natural.” Elena introduces new music with an intuitive and direct approach that empowers and inspires her listeners, while injecting them with a dose of her unrivaled attitude and refreshing self-assurance.


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Prairie View A&M University proudly announces the appointment of Attica Locke as its 2023-2024 Writer-in-Residence for the Toni Morrison Writing Program. Locke, a distinguished American fiction author and acclaimed writer-producer for television and film, will be formally introduced on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. in PVAMU’s Don K. Clark Building Auditorium.

Locke is renowned for her award-winning literary works, including “The Exile’s Lament” and her critically acclaimed debut novel, “Black Water Rising.” Locke, whose passion for literature was profoundly shaped by Toni Morrison’s timeless novel “Beloved” expressed the transformative impact of the novel on her life in an interview this year, saying, “It broke something wide open in me, showed me that literature could do things I hadn’t yet imagined.” This connection between Locke and Morrison’s legacy underscores the significance of her role as the Writer-in-Residence for the program.

Dr. Emma Joahanne Thomas-Smith, provost emerita, who oversees the Toni Morrison Writing Program at PVAMU, described the far-reaching impact of Locke’s literary contribution. “Having Attica Locke as our 2023-2024 Toni Morrison Writing Program Writer-in-Residence is a winner for our students. She is a storyteller’s storyteller and so well versed in each aspect of writing. I am especially impressed with her adaptation of fiction for television and film production.”

Toni Morrison was a prolific essayist, book editor, college professor, and the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The writing program named in her honor was established under the visionary leadership of former President Ruth J. Simmons in honor of the esteemed writer.

Image of man created a Mr. ZIP to promote zip codes in post offices

Mr. ZIP Turns 60

The ZIP Code was launched 60 years ago as part of a program of improvements to increase postal delivery speed.
At the time, Americans were already struggling to adapt to three-digit area codes for long-distance telephone calls, so promoting the five-digit ZIP (short for Zone Improvement Plan) Code was a tough sell. To help get the word out and encourage the widespread adoption of ZIP Codes, the Post Office Department enlisted the aid of an ad agency.

These efforts included:

  • Ethel Merman singing the virtues of ZIP Codes to the tune of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”;
  • Public service announcements in newspapers, on radio and TV, and on buses and rapid transit;
  • “ZIP Code” — a catchy, kitschy 15-minute film starring the Swingin’ Six musical group — which won a silver medal at the 1966 International Film and TV Festival for explaining the rationale behind the code; and
  • Mr. ZIP, the new code’s mascot, which worked wonders in bringing it to public attention.

The full-court press paid off: By the end of the decade, the use of ZIP Codes had become established practice.

Today, the code has expanded to ZIP+4 and its uses have spread well beyond the Postal Service. Social scientists, businesses, demographers and others use the codes to interpret, organize and disseminate data.

The Postal Service continues making positive changes that benefit the American public and business customers.

The United States Postal Service released its Second-Year Progress Report on Delivering for America (DFA), the 10-year plan to return the organization to financial sustainability and achieve service excellence while maintaining universal six-day mail delivery and expanding seven-day package delivery.

The Delivering for America plan was published March 23, 2021, to transform the Postal Service from an organization in financial and operational crisis to one that is self-sustaining and high performing. In the first two years since, the Postal Service has aggressively advanced core DFA strategies and initiatives. While much work remains to be done to address the Postal Service’s financial and operational performance, DFA has already demonstrated that the path forward is achievable, and that the organization is working to be financially self-sustaining, high performing and provide excellent service to the nation.

As the Postal Service enters the third year of the Delivering for America plan, the organization continues its focus on improving service reliability for the American public and business customers by modernizing the outmoded and aging postal network across the nation, operational stabilization, and new competitive product offerings for our customers.

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History of Race and Representation

The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art exhibition Face to Face: Ken Gonzales-Day will present the unflinching and innovative photography of artist Ken Gonzales-Day. A Scripps College art professor since 1995, Gonzales-Day has been exploring the history of race and its representation for over two decades. This exhibition juxtaposes two overlapping bodies of work, Pandemic Portraits and Profiled, to confront our often unexamined modes of seeing.  The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, October 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and remain on view through January 21, 2024.

More information at https://clmoa.org/exhibit/ken-gonzales-day or see the attached press release.

Captions for press images:

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Ken Gonzales-Day, Dr. Steven Pratt, 2022. Archival ink on rag paper, 40 x 30 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Billboard posting about how successful Bizarapp is


His numbers are impressive: 7.2 billion views on YouTube, 41.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Several of his videos and songs have hundreds of millions of views and streams. His meteoric but unconventional rise signals a shift in the industry, proving that newcomers don’t have to follow a certain path to find their audience.” – TIME New Generation Leaders

Bizarrap & Peso Pluma’s ‘Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 55’ Blasts to No. 1 …The Mexican artist joins an elite list of artists who have collaborated with the Argentine producer, including Shakira & Residente…

and, as expected, the collaboration between the two hitmakers is fire… the pairing constitutes one of the biggest collaborations of 2023, in any genre… Bizarrap‘s music and freestyle sessions [are] some of the most watched videos on YouTube, [and] get millions of views in a matter of hours”- Billboard.

Bizarrap and Peso Pluma almost broke the internet… Let me tell you, Bizarrap’s incredibly popular YouTube Sessions does  NUMBERS!…the performance on what might be the single most powerful music platform in Latin America right now blew up almost instantaneously.. this is a fascinating musical development that also happens to be fun to dance to.“-  NPR Morning Edition

“The Mysterious Argentinean Producer’s Viral Freestyle Videos Have the Whole World Talking… 

For the past couple of years, [Bizarrap] has been challenging the mainstream of Latin music, one viral YouTube video at a time…  a rare producer with undeniable star quality… Bizarrap, is one of the most streamed Latin American artists in the world thanks to his BZRP sessions and their exhilarating

fusion of hip-hop, trap, and EDM.”  – Rolling Stone

“Early 2024 Grammy Predictions – Best New Artist (Bizarrap) … fans & industry experts alike are speculating on which songs, albums, and artists will be receiving 2024 Grammy Award  nods. Here are predictions for Best New Artist: Bizarrap has been working hard for years, and recently broke into the mainstream.. Latin musicians rarely earn Best New Artist nominations, but as the Recording Academy looks to diversify its nominees, Bizarrap could become the rare artist…to end up a winner.”-METRO WEEKLY