Thursday, March 31, 2011

Do men PMS?

For some women it is easy for others to tell when it is 'her' time of the month as she may get crabbier then normal. But what about the men who have mood swings at one point during the month? I thought I would google it and found this article that says "yes, men suffer from pre-menstrual stress". They say every four to six weeks you will have a period where you feel grumpy, moody, tired etc. This is the male hormonal cycle. Check it out to read more, it is pretty interesting.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Veneers used to cover Tetracycline Stains

Many, many years ago..........the baby boomers will remember this.......the antibiotic Tetracycline was widely used to treat a variety of ailments in children as well as adults. It is still used today for more specific diseases but more is known now about the effects of the drug on permanent teeth of children in their formative years. Tetracycline has been known to cause a staining of the teeth in children whose teeth are in the formative stages. It attacks the teeth from the inside, and the discoloration begins before the tooth is completely formed. The stain then becomes encased in the tooth. These stains can range from very light to a very dark brownish gray color. Until recent advances in dentistry became available, the procedures to mask the stains included bleaching, which was essentially ineffective because the tooth is discolored on the inside as well as the outside, or placing a porcelain crown, which involved grinding the actual tooth and fitting a crown over it to cover them. In many cases, the dark portion of the tooth would still show through the crown. The newest and most effective procedure in dentistry by far is the porcelain veneer. Here is an article including some before and after pictures of people with tetracycline stains who have opted for the veneers. They are a bit pricey, but worth the cost when you see how easy it is and the end result. Amazing!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Health & Beauty Miracles From The Sea!

The deep blue ocean is gorgeous to look at, and beneath it lies a whole underwater "pharmacy".

  1. Ease aches and pain- with spirulina

  2. Get energized- with sea kelp

  3. Cure PMS- with sea salt

  4. Smooth your skin- with seaweed

  5. Create a glow- with sea pearls

  6. Prevent sun damage- with red algae

  7. Loose weight- with chitosan

You can find all of these at your local health-food store or online at

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cream Cheese Mint Candies ~

3 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
* Food coloring (optional) Beat cream cheese and peppermint extract together with electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar slowly and beat until smooth.(Note: Mixture may get stiff and difficult to blend with mixer. You can blend the last of the powdered sugar in with your hands.)Roll into small, marble sized balls and place on a sheet of wax paper. Flatten with fork and let them stand for a few hours or overnight. * To make pastel mints, divide mixture into 4 parts and add one drop of food color to each part, then knead with a fork or your hands until you have an even color.

Found here!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

G.U.M. ~ Soft Picks

Since I have had my braces on I discovered soft-picks by G.U.M. Let me tell you they are great for after you eat and have stuff stuck in your braces. When you need a quick effect fix (don't have the time to floss) these little guys do the trick!I find them to be a great product and thought I would pass it along!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Car Seat Recommendations

Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent new recommendations Monday.

Read here for more information on the rear facing car seats...

Friday, March 18, 2011

10 Things To Know About Your Feet

Just "foot" for thought! Ha ha ha :)

1. Your foot is made up of 33 joints, 26 bones and more than a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. This explains why a lot of things can go wrong with the human foot - it is indeed very complex!

2. The foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands.

3. The combined sweat and bacteria in our socks and shoes produce a foul odor. Now we know why it stinks when not taken proper care of!

4. The average person spends 10-15 minutes applying soap or bath gel on his body and another ten minutes shampooing his hair but spends less than thirty seconds cleaning his feet.

5. A person with dry skin or diabetes should not soak his feet in warm water with Epsom salt. This worsen dryness of the skin. Instead, soak feet in warm, soapy water. You may use a few drops of dish washing liquid.

6. A majority number of people says that their feet are not checked whenever they have their regular physical exam.

7. Going barefoot is fun but not always safe! Although there is a recent trend of runners and even everyday people who go barefoot on marathons and on their way to the office, you should remember that you could always hurt yourself. Another factor to take into account, even if you are not diabetic, is that you could possible have neuropathy.

8. If you want celebrity-looking feet, apply lotion on your feet and massage it for a few minutes before you go to bed. Petroleum jelly will also do but remember to put on a pair of socks after to keep the moisture. This will prevent dry skin, soothe your muscles and leave you with feet you'll be proud of!

9. When a pair of running shoes has reached its maximum life of 200-400 miles of use, throw it away. It will do your feet harm despite being in its "broken-worn-torn-but-comfy" status.

10. There are four common foot treatment nowadays - surgery to remove fungal nails, surgery to correct bunions, surgery to reduce arthritis and unbearable pain and a shock wave therapy that uses shock waves to relieve heel pain.

I found this article HERE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

How clean is a dog’s mouth?

We have all had a dog lick us at one point in time. Some think it is gross while others take it as a sign of affection and your dog is just kissing you. We all know dogs will pretty much lick ‘anything’ so I find it hard to believe their mouth could be sanitary.
I tried to google about it but I get mixed theories on the subject. Some say they are clean and can even heal a wound you have, while others say their mouths are not 'sanitary' due to the diseases or illnesses you can get from a dog bite. I would like to know what you think and any web-sites you might have that back up the theory dog’s mouth are indeed clean and we won't think ‘eeww’ when they lick all over our faces. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

11 Metro Areas Where the Jobs Recovery Has Failed:(

The jobs recovery has been pathetic nationwide. Since January 2010, national employment increased by only 0.8 percent.
But there are some places where the recovery has downright failed.
The following 11 metropolitan areas increased jobs by less than average.

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Newark, NJ
  3. San Fransisco, CA
  4. Riverside, CA
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Los Angels, CA
  8. Phoenix, AZ
  9. Long Island, NY
  10. Miami, FL
  11. Boston, MA

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

No-Fail Ways To Get flawless Skin!

No one has completely perfect skin, but you don't need a staff of people or celebrity money to win your battle over blemishes, push back the signs of aging, and feel absolutely gorgeous. Here's how to put your best face (and shoulders and neck) forward.

  1. Drink water
  2. Microdermabrasion
  3. sun screen
  4. Protect self from sun
  5. SPF make up
  6. Chest, back, & neck need SPF also
  7. Apply retional carefully
  8. get vitamin C

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Do you have a thumb sucker?

I use to think it was so cute when my son would hold his bear and suck on his thumb. I never really thought how it might effect his teeth until he got a little older and was still doing it. I was reading this article and it said there should be no harm done to their teeth or jaw as long as the permanent teeth have not started to erupt. If you have ever had a thumb sucker you know how hard it is to try and break the habit. In this article it also gives some tips on how to help them stop. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Little Wednesday Humor!

You might be a redneck if...
  • You re-use dental floss to save money.
  • You've ever drunk mouthwash just because you're too lazy to walk down to the liquor store.
  • Your homecoming basketball game was rained out.
  • Your baseball bat "ain't never been used on a ball, but it's sure hit plenty of other things."
  • Your kids learned to shoot before they learned to walk.
  • You place a classified asking less than $1.
  • You think the freeway is the back door of the movie theater.
  • Higher math means counting over 10.
  • The lake has to be restocked after you take a bath.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tooth Pain-It's not always a toothache!

Did you know that toothaches can have a variety of causes and not all are actual dental events? Sinusitis and pressure in the nasal cavities and the air passages of the cheek bones can cause pain in the jawbone that may feel like a toothache. Many people do not know that angina pain and some heart ailments can also cause jaw pain and/or tooth pain as well. Occasionally, toothaches are caused by nerve ailments and neuralgia. TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can also cause chronic pain that is not related to a toothache. It's never a bad idea to check with a doctor as well as a dentist in the event of unexplained tooth pain.

Friday, March 4, 2011

10 Reasons To Eat Avocado's

- avocado has been shown to reduce the growth of prostate cancer

- high in oleic acid, avocado's have been known to help lower the risk of breast cancer

- avocado's aid fighting oral cancer

- they contain ingredients known to protect your eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts

- they help lower cholesterol

- they are extremely heart-healthy

- avocado's can help prevent a stroke

- they improve nutrient absorption

- avocado's are strong in antioxidants which slow the effects of aging, the growth of cancer and heart disease

- they are packed with vitamin E, an essential vitamin which helps regulate your over-all health and is also used to treat common illnesses/conditions

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why our bodies need water…

Many people do not get the amount of water they need in a day. Drinking water is good for you in a lot of ways. There are health benefits such as water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Factors that determine an individuals water needs are exercise, the environment, illnesses and when pregnant or breast-feeding. Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic on how water is essential to good health and how much you should really be drinking a day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

25 Ways You Could Be Wasting Your Money...

Has your budget sprung a leak? Here are ways you couldbe wasting your money..
  1. Carrying a balance.
  2. Overspending on gas and oil for your car.
  3. Keeping unhealthy habits.
  4. Buying brand-name instead of generic.
  5. Buying beverages one at a time.
  6. Paying ATM fees.
  7. Paying for things you don't use.
  8. Buying new instead of used.
  9. Procrastinating.
  10. Not reading the fine print.

For more read this

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jobs For Smart People!

Smart people come in all shapes and sizes. So do smart career choices. Here is a list of 6 smart careers!
  • Accountant
  • Medical Manager
  • FBI Agent
  • Registered Nurse
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Teacher


  1. Accountant- A quick mind isn't enough to become an accountant. Formal training matters too. There are plenty of accounting and finance programs that can prepare you for a career as an accountant. A bachelor's degree is the most common entry-point into the profession. Average Pay... $$67,430
  2. Medical Manager- To qualify for most management roles, you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in an area like health care administration, followed by an MBA. Average Pay...$$90,970
  3. FBI Agent- A bachelor's degree is required. Common majors include information technology and accounting. Majoring in a foreign language is also a plus. Average Pay...$73,170
  4. Registered Nurse- Most registered nurses have a bachelor's of science in nursing. Additional training options include an associates degree in nursing and a nursing diploma.
    Average Pay...$66,530
  5. Computer Systems Administrator- An associates or bachelor's degree can help you get your computer skills up to speed. Employers look for brainy applicants well-versed in areas like computer science, network administration, and IT & information systems.
    Average Pay... $70,930
  6. Teacher-It's best to begin with a bachelor's degree. From there public school teachers need to get certified. And keep in mind that a master's degree can help increase your pay and employment opportunities.
    Average Pay...$55,150

If you would like to read more here is the Article