Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation
- Oral Health America
- Healthy Smiles Healthy Children
- National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
Click here for a link that lists a large number of wonderful dental charities.Keep Smiling!
- Ease aches and pain- with spirulina
- Get energized- with sea kelp
- Cure PMS- with sea salt
- Smooth your skin- with seaweed
- Create a glow- with sea pearls
- Prevent sun damage- with red algae
- Loose weight- with chitosan
You can find all of these at your local health-food store or online at amazon.com
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Read here for more information on the rear facing car seats... http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/us_med_car_seats_children
Monday, March 21, 2011
- Soy Sauce
- Coffee (this one is a double whammy! Follow the link to the website for more info)
- Red Wine
- Dark Soda
- Dark Fruit Juices
- Tobacco Products
Here is a link to the website where I obtained this information. Very informative!
Friday, March 18, 2011
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
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
But there are some places where the recovery has downright failed.
The following 11 metropolitan areas increased jobs by less than average.
- Las Vegas, NV
- Newark, NJ
- San Fransisco, CA
- Riverside, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Atlanta, GA
- Los Angels, CA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Long Island, NY
- Miami, FL
- Boston, MA
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
- Drink water
- sun screen
- Protect self from sun
- SPF make up
- Chest, back, & neck need SPF also
- Apply retional carefully
- get vitamin C
Monday, March 14, 2011
"The skulls of Neanderthals, as well as Homo sapiens, have shown clear signs of having teeth that were either flossed with blades of grass or picked with rudimentary toothpick tools. Similar markings have been found in the fossilized teeth of both American Indians and Australian Aborigines."
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Here is another excerpt I found particularly interesting...
"At one time, you could tell a person's status by what they used to pick their teeth. Kings, queens, and lords picked their teeth with designer toothpicks made from gold, silver, or ivory. Often, they were inlaid with precious stones. Twigs and porcupine quills were most often used by the "lower classes." By the 17th century, the toothpick was the latest fad for the educated classes in Europe they were even included in traveling sets together with a knife and spoon."
Here's a closing fact just for fun:
Did you know?
"One cord of wood (logs 8' in length, stacked 4' high, and 4' wide) can be turned into 7.5 million toothpicks." Source: amusingfacts.com
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
- 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
Friday, March 4, 2011
- 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
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
- Carrying a balance.
- Overspending on gas and oil for your car.
- Keeping unhealthy habits.
- Buying brand-name instead of generic.
- Buying beverages one at a time.
- Paying ATM fees.
- Paying for things you don't use.
- Buying new instead of used.
- Not reading the fine print.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
- Medical Manager
- FBI Agent
- Registered Nurse
- Computer Systems Administrator
- 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... $$67,430
- Medical Manager- To qualify for most management roles, you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in an area like health care administration, followed by an MBA. Average Pay...$$90,970
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
If you would like to read more here is the Article http://education.yahoo.net/articles/jobs_for_smart_people.htm?kid=1F337