Monday, June 6, 2011

Retiring Dishing Out The Best

It's not like I've stopped dishing out the best, it's just that I'm going to be doing it on my other blog, Nuts 4 Stuff.  Please visit me there.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bananas May Help Hypertension

One study found people with low potassium levels often had high blood pressure.  Try to eat that banana, baked potatoes (including munching on the clean skin), orange juice, and beets.  These are all good potassium rich sources!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Try This Hot Diet Trick to Melt Weight Faster!

Did you know that when you eat cold foods that you will eat faster than any hot foods?  Even if you just have a hot beverage to sip or a bowl of piping hot soup with your meal can help slow your eating and fill you more. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Best Way to Preserve Your New Hair Color

You just colored your hair that beautiful new shade.  However, if you think that just washing with a color-safe shampoo and conditioner are enough to keep that color vivid, then you will be interested to know that a deep treatment mask instead of your regular conditioner will seal in the outer layer of the cuticle to protect the color longer.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Your Pulse Rate May Indicate Type 2 Diabetes

Another warning sign of the risk factors associated with developing Type 2 Diabetes is how fast your pulse is.  In one study, if your pulse is at least 80 beats per minute you were more likely to be obese and come down with diabetes later in your life.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Need a Gentle Homemade Scouring Powder?

In a pinch, you can sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge or cloth to clean the kitchen counter tops or bathroom surfaces without fear of scratching.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Out of Shaving Cream for Your Legs?

The next time your run out of shaving cream for your legs or men for your face, I have a little trick you try.  Rub some hair conditioner over the area first before attempting shaving.  The conditioner will make your skin slick enough for an easier time of it. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Turmeric May Help More Than Flavor Your Dishes!

According to some studies, turmeric found in curry powder to give it that yellow color, may help fight certain forms of stomach cancer and skin tumors.  The curcumin ingredient turmeric is made up of is what scientists believe may suppress those tumors.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Unexpected Link Between Twins and Multivitamins

Here's a shocker you may be interested to hear.  According to a group of Hungarian researchers, women who take multivitamins just prior to pregnancy increase the likelihood of delivering twins!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sugarless Gum Can Help Clean Teeth

Did you know chewing sugarless gum for as little as five to twenty minutes after eating sugary or starchy food can help stimulate saliva and naturally clean your teeth? 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why You Need to Check on Your Medical Test Results!

Don't just assume everything is fine regarding your medical tests because the doctor's office never contacted you.  Test results can get lost.  The best advice is to check and find out for yourself.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Think Again About Too Many Laxatives!

Taking too many laxatives can cause your body more problems than you started from nutritional deficiencies to even chronic diarrhea.   Some studies even link laxative abuse to heart disease and cancer so be careful.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Magnesium Can Help With PMS

Premenstrual symptoms can be lessened if you increase your magnesium intake.  Some experts recommend a dose of 360 mg per day to help improve your mood and guard against water retention.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Try Vitamin E On a Fresh Burn!

The next time you accidentally burn yourself you might try pricking a vitamin E capsule immediately after it happens and gently squeeze some on the area.  It's best to use a high potency vitamin E to apply to the skin.  If you wait to apply your vitamin E, this method is not as effective.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Save Yourself Pain and Lighten Your Handbag!

Why keep lifting pounds of extra junk in your handbag and strain your shoulders?  More often than not, you're probably carrying around a majority of less than vital items anyway. 

The most important items should be money, ATM card, and a form of identification like your driver's license, credit cards or checkbook (only if you plan to need them), keys, glasses, phone or PDA, work badge if necessary, tissues, medicine if you're taking it, lipstick or gloss and your compact for touch-ups!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vitamin A and Hearing Go Hand in Hand

If you want to protect your hearing, you need to make sure you have enough vitamin A in your diet.  Studies have shown some cases of hearing loss can be attributed to a vitamin A deficiency!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Have Occasional Heartburn?

If you experience heartburn occasionally, you could pour yourself some milk and slowly sip it.  Soon you just might feel better.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Looking for a Natural Diuretic?

You can flush those toxins out of your system naturally with some fennel or lemon.  Making a tea from some fennel can work or sqeeze a lemon into a cup of water or a beverage can help.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Best Protect Your Color-Treated Hair From The Sun!

If you want your color-treated hair not to fade and turn brittle in the hot summer sun, then you should never leave your house without a hair product that contains UV protection.  Wide brimmed hats are another option if you have plans to be in the sun for a period of time. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fish Can Make You Smarter!

If you want to increase that brain power, it's a good idea to eat more fish. Another alternative is to supplement your diet with fish oil gel capsules because those omega-3 fatty acids are known to help!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Want to Cut Down on Sugar In Your Coffee?

Try sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your coffee grounds before brewing a pot.  This little trick could possibly help stop that craving.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What You Need to Know About Metabolism and Weight Loss!

Try to eat two-thirds of your calories before dinner can make a big difference for your dieting efforts. This is important in weight loss because your metabolism slows during the day.  Experts have been pushing breakfast as the most critical meal for that reason.  Your evening meal should be your lightest.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Easy Trick to Make the Most of Your Eyes!

If you want your eyes to really be spectacular, then you should always use an eyelash curler.  Before you put on your mascara, clamp the eyelash curler from the base for a few seconds before releasing it.  Switch to the other eye and work the eyelash curler the same way.  You will notice a big difference in making your eyes stand out!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Over Whitening Can Damage Your Teeth

All of us want beautiful white teeth.  However, if you go overboard with whitening products or procedures, you'll pay for it later.  Enamel cannot be replaced once it's gone so be kind to those pearly whites.  Whiten teeth twice a year. 

Something I like to use is a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water.  Gargle with this mixture daily can whiten teeth considerably.  Besides, it won't leave that pasty film in your mouth like those strips do.  Yet it does help brighten up a smile.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do You Know When to Toss Mascara Out?

Mascara is one cosmetic that needs to be replaced often.  To protect your eyes from any threat of bacteria, it's important to throw your mascara out after three months.  This holds true for any liquid eyeliners as well.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Toner Is Important in Your Skin Care Routine

Try to make a habit out of using a toner because it helps any anti-aging products you might use to work more effectively.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Don't Mix Pain Medications!

Try never to mix any over the counter pain relievers in the same day.  If you take aspirin, then continue with aspirin in that twenty-four-hour period.  If you prefer ibuprofen, then stay with that particular pain reliever.  The same advice goes for acetaminophen.  Switching between aspirin to ibuprofen or say ibuprofen to acetaminophen can potentially harm your liver.  The safest advice is to stick to one choice and take the recommended amount.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Full Bangs Are In!

This spring those full bangs are big!  Nothing can update your look faster than getting full bangs.  They can hide a high forehead, less than perfect skin, and some signs of aging to make you younger looking!    

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Helpful Tip About When to Take Vitamin D

Try to take this supplement with your largest meal of the day.  By doing so, your vitamin D has the greatest chance of being absorbed into your bloodstream.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Drying Your Hair Can Matter How Long That Hair Color Lasts!

Believe it or not, your color treated hair holds up better when you blow dry on the lowest heat setting, instead of resorting to letting your hair dry naturally in the air.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Try Celery for Occasional Heartburn

If you get an occasional bout of heartburn and want something natural to relieve it, then you should try eating a stick of celery.  This folk medicine cure often does the trick!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Black Tea Can Help Stress!

The next time you are stressed out means you should take time and brew yourself a cup of tea.  According to researchers, black tea is best for helping you relax.  Drink two to three cups a day will enable you to cope better.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Are You Aware of Fish With the Highest Levels of Mercury?

If you love to eat lots of fish, then you should also be aware of which ones could be a hazard to your health.  The fish with the highest levels of mercury happen to be swordfish, shark, tilefish and king mackerel.  Try to eat more chunk tuna because it has one of the lowest amounts. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Measure Portions When Dieting May Allow You More!

How many times have you eyeballed the amount of food you think should be on your plate when dieting?  However, you may be cheating yourself and not getting enough nutrition.  Measure those portions and you may be eating more food, allowing yourself to stay on track and avoid dropping off that diet.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Is Constipation Causing You Grief?

Besides adding beans to your diet for lots more extra fiber, you also need to eat more foods rich in magnesium to help move things along.  Foods such as spinach, almonds, and soybeans can help!  Another suggestion is to ask your doctor if taking a magnesium supplement is right for you. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clean Up With Kitty Litter!

Your cat is not the only one that should take advantage of kitty litter.  You should try it on a grease spill on your garage floor to help clean it up.  It also helps to leave some in out in a container where mildew is a problem. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slow Your Eating Pace and Lose Weight!

Something as simple as laying your fork, spoon, or knife down between each bite can make your meal last longer.  Just as important is chewing each bite thoroughly so you can savor every mouthful.  Sometimes, this little extra effort of changing the way you eat can fool your mind into thinking you ate more than you really did.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do You Know What Cooking Oils Are Best to Fight Fat?

Olive oil, virgin coconut oil, and enova oil (which is a combination of canola and soybean oils) are the three best ones to use.  Rotate them in your cooking for the best results.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Use for Your Old Shower Curtain!

That old shower curtain you intend to throw away should be recycled to line your car's trunk.  By doing so, you'll keep it cleaner by catching any spills or dirt!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Let me wish all of you that celebrate Easter a happy one.   Those readers that do not celebrate this holiday, then I hope you will have a wonderful day.  Tomorrow I will be back to posting but today I take off to enjoy this special holiday with my family.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Do You Know The Right Order to Apply Face Powder?

For the best results, you should always dust your face with your face powder after all liquid products are applied from a moisturizer, foundation, concealer to any cream blush, etc.  However, you need to remember to also apply face powder before any other powders you use if you want those cosmetics to set and absorb the shine. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

To Keep Your Hair Color Natural!

The best way to keep people from noticing that you resort to hair color is simple.  My advice is by going only one shade lighter or one shade darker than your original hair color and no one will ever guess that your beautiful shade of hair is nothing but natural.  If you keep to this basic rule, you will just appear ageless!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Allergy Sufferers Should Avoid Carpeting in Your Bathroom

If you're like me and have a problem with allergies, then you should resist the urge to have any rug in your bathroom.  Any carpeting in a moisture prone area such as a bathroom can be a great place for mold to hide and flourish.  Instead, it's better to have a floor that you can clean easily with mop or rag and bucket to wash at least twice a week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Protect Your Child and Keep Your Guests' Handbags Out of Reach!

When you have guests over your house, be sure to put the ladies' handbags out of reach of your children.  They just might have medicine in them and children might think it's candy.  Remember, a mere handbag can be the reason your child ends up in the hospital or worse, so be careful and store them in a safe spot. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Remove That Awful Smell When Painting a Room

Here's a wonderful tip for when you are about to paint a room and want to get rid of that stinky paint odor.  Put a tablespoon of vanilla in that can of paint and it will help reduce some of that terrible smell.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rethink How You Pack Lunches!

If you want to be a true friend of the planet, then you should avoid packing lunches in plastic wrap or sandwich bags since they take nearly 1,000 years to become biodegradable!  A better green choice is to pack those sandwiches in aluminum foil or put that lunch food in a reusable container.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rescue Your Hair From a Bad Case of Frizziness!

For those humid, rainy days when you're struggling with kinking hair, you could grab that scarf to hide your untamable locks or reach for a commercial product only to find out you ran out and forgot to restock.  So what do you do to manage that frizzy problem?

Another idea would be to reach for that jar of petroleum jelly and rub about a dime-size amount in the palms of your hands.  Lightly smooth this petroleum jelly over the top layers of your hair.  Remarkably, this cheap petroleum jelly fix works to quickly help calm that kinky hair problem so you'll feel more like yourself again instead of an unsheared human woolly sheep! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Remove Stains From Vases!

If you have stains at the bottoms of your vases and want a way to get them clean, I have a great solution for you to try.  Cut up a raw potato and place inside the vase with some white vinegar.  Shake the two together for a few minutes before rinsing.  This trick will clean them out.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Want to Add More Volume to Naturally Curly Hair?

If you have naturally curly hair and want to pump up the volume, then you might be interested in this tip.  Apply a hair conditioner to your freshly washed hair only to the tips.  By doing so, you won't be weighing your hair down so those curls have more volume at the roots where they need it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keep Track of What You Eat When All Dieting Efforts Fail!

Sometimes, you don't realize why that weight fails to drop off.  Write down every thing that goes into your mouth.  This little trick will help you give you an accurate picture of what you're eating--even those spoonfuls of food you sample taste during cooking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Never Mix Cleaning Products!

Sometimes, you may be tempted to stretch a cleaning product to finish the job when you're nearly out of a product.  However, you are playing a dangerous game.  You don't know what hazards you could be causing to your health by combining products.  The best thing is use what you have or turn to natural cleaning ingredients from your kitchen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Know The Best Foods to Clean Stains From Your Teeth?

The most helpful foods to eat to scrub away stains on your teeth are crunchy foods like apples, carrots and cucumbers. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eat At The Table When Dieting

Make it a new practice to avoid eating in front of your television set for recreation.  Eat at the table only and concentrate on each bite.   If you eat three regular meals, you'll feel fuller and able to resist snacking more easily when watching television. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Don't Deprieve Yourself Just Because You're Dieting!

Eat whatever you want only eat smaller portions if you are trying to shed some pounds.  Denying cravings can backfire and only makes you eat more of that abandoned food later!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Try to Avoid Eating Past 7:00 P.M.

Make a habit of skipping snacks past seven at night if you want to drop some weight.  Your body is slower to burn calories when less active.   Anything extra that you munch on and don't burn off will eventually show up on you as stored fat!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easy Solution for Baking Problems--Measure Properly

A recipe calls for a teaspoon or a tablespoon of baking powder or soda.  If you want your recipe to turn out they way it should, then you need to level that spoon of baking powder or soda.  Too much of either of those ingredients can ruin your baking.   

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Watch The Temperature of Your Bath Water!

Try to avoid overly hot water when you bathe.  You risk getting varicose veins or drying out your skin when you sit in that too hot of a bath.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Is Frizzy Hair Your Problem?

If your hair looks like you've just been electrocuted, you could try a couple things.  For one, you should skip towel drying your hair, which only makes the problem worse by roughing up those hair cuticles.  

Another helpful tip would be to switch your rinse out type of a hair conditioner to a leave-in variety.  However, you don't have to buy anything new.  Just use less of your normal hair conditioner and leave in.  This mild coating on your hair helps it from absorbing moisture from humidity.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Importance of Using Your Scale

Try to weigh yourself at least once a week.   Remember, but it's a wise idea to also jump on your scale at the same time of day as well for the best estimate of your weight.  By doing so, you'll have a more accurate idea of what that number should be.  This way if you gain a pound or two, you'll be able to cut back slightly until you get back to where you were or would like to be.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Do You Know What Are The Best Foods to Avoid?

Besides fried foods, white bread, bacon, mayonnaise, butter, too much sugar, salt, you need to check those preservatives the best you can.  You're not going to be able to eliminate these things, but you need to watch and cut back.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Soap Scraps Can Come In Handy!

Don't throw out those tiny soap pieces.  Instead, you should gather them up and put inside a mesh bag for cleaning stains off shirt collars or other clothes.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Best Makeup Trick for Aging Skin

You might be tempted to pile more makeup on the older you get.  However, more of something is not necessarily the best route to go.  A too heavy hand with makeup can settle into those wrinkles and age your face more than using less. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How Chewing Can Affect Weight Loss!

Losing weight can be difficult  enough.  However, you may find it helps to chew every bite at least 10 to 20 times.  You'll prolong your meal and fool yourself into thinking you ate more.  So try counting each bite next time you eat.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Need a Safe Way to Hold a Small Nail That Needs Hammering!

You can save your fingers from an accidental blow from that hammer with a simple trick.  Take a comb and place that tiny nail between the teeth before you start to hammer--and no more accidental slips! 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Laughter Can Improve Your Heart Health!

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to laugh.  You'll reduce stress and also improve blood flow to your heart while helping your cardiovascular health overall just by laughing.  One study suggests 15 minutes a day of laughter is all it takes to make a big difference in heart health.  So watch a funny movie, a TV show, or joke with the family--just remember to slow down and take time to enjoy and laugh!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Want a Cheap Homemade Clarifying Treatment for Your Hair?

If you have too much styling product that built up on your hair, you can remedy the problem by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with your regular shampoo.  Wash your hair with this mixture once or twice a month and the problem should be solved!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wash Your Pillows Properly!

You can wash your feather and cotton pillows by putting them in the gentle cycle with a mild detergent.  To save them from losing shape and plumping them back up, you can add some clean tennis balls in the dryer with them!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Why Thanking Others When You Feel Down Can Help YOU!

Sometimes, the easiest way to feel better when you're depressed gets overlooked more often than not.  Usually, we're too involved with our own problem we often lose track of the people trying to help us.  However, it's important to always say thank you. 

Just uttering the words thank you can help redirect painful negative energy into positive once you remember to say them out loud.  After all, someone cared enough to be concerned so being grateful can help you refocus, helping you feel better.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why Premenopausal Women Need More Fiber

Everyone needs fiber to cut their risk of cancer.  However, premenopausal women need twice as much than the recommended 15 grams a day.  Just doubling up on 30 grams of fiber a day for this group can cut their chances of developing breast cancer in half.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do You Know The Five Best Vitamins to Take?

In a survey of doctors and other medical professionals, the vitamins they take each day are a multivitamin, vitamin C, vitamin B or B-complex, vitamin D, and calcium.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Do You Know The Top Three Foods to Help Fight Stress?

When stressed out you may want to stock up on asparagus, brazil nuts, and lots of citrus fruits to help you beat it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Clear Out the Leftovers!

The day before garbage collection is the best time to clean your refrigerator of all leftover food.  Either eat them or throw them away because they'll only be pushed to the back of the refrigerator and just go to waste.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Have a Stinky Shoe Problem?

You can solve a stinky shoe problem cheaply if you just stuff those offending shoes with newspaper and leave it in overnight.  The paper will absorb the foul smell.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't Ever Feed Babies Honey!

Honey is a dangerous food to ever give your baby.  Ten percent of honey can harbor a substance that can poison a baby.  One-third of all botulism cases in infants are due to honey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bright Colors for Spring

Vivid bright colors are the rage for clothes this spring.  Bold stripes, snakeskin materials and also florals are going to be big.   

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Accessorize With Care!

Watch how many accessories you piece together for a look.  Too many necklaces, chain belts, headbands, bracelets in the same metal family can ruin an outfit by distracting the eye.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Helpful Warning About Bees!

Soon it's going to be hot and bees will be active.  The hotter the temperature, the more bees you'll likely encounter. 

If you happen to get stung, be sure to apply ice immediately followed by hydrocortisone cream and calamine lotion to relieve itch and discomfort.  For any worse reactions, you should call 911.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Do You Know How to Keep Mushrooms Fresh?

Remove the original packaging and store those mushrooms in a brown paper bag if you want them to last.  Do not wash them!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Favorite Diet Trick

Sometimes, you still feel hungry after eating.  However, if you wait twenty minutes for your meal to digest that hunger often goes away. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Learn to Track Where Your Money Goes!

Keep a record of everything you spend each day in a small diary that you carry with you.  By doing so, you'll know exactly where all your money goes. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

If You Drink Too Much Coffee, Then Read This!

If you drink more than two cups of caffeinated coffee a day on a regular basis,  you could be weakening your bones and not know it.  However, you can counteract the problem if you drink at least a glass of milk each day. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

To Make A Facial Feature Stand Out!

If you want to make an impact with your makeup, then you should balance a bold mouth with a subtle eye. 

When you want to make your eyes the center of attention with deeper, smoky shades, then play down your mouth for a softer look to balance your face.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Want to Know What Herbs Will Relieve Gas?

Try cloves, allspice, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, coriander, lemon balm, turmeric and angelica root to get rid of a mild problem of gas.  For more serious cases, you might want to try anise, caraway, chamomile, fennel and peppermint herbal remedies made directly from the oils or seeds of those particular herbs.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Need Some Natural Sinus Relief?

Instead of reaching for some medication when your sinuses act up, you might want to try grating some fresh horseradish and taking a few whiffs next time.  This particular aroma has the power to open up those clogged sinuses! 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Organize Your Wardrobe and Save Time

Try grouping pieces in your closet by type such as lining up jackets together, then dresses, pants, and blouses.  From there, you can group outfits together by color.  Taking some extra time to rearrange your clothes will save you a hassle in the future trying to figure out what to where more easily!  

Friday, March 4, 2011

Easy Way to Moisturize Your Hands While Gardening!

Spring is coming and you'll want to garden.  Instead of using those material gardening gloves, a pair of rubber ones would be a better choice to care for your hands.  Put on hand lotion before wearing those rubber gloves before doing that gardening.  The heat from your hands will help the hand lotion sink in better and moisturize for truly soft skin.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Out of Setting Lotion for Your Hair?

If you find yourself in a pinch, you could use beer as a temporary replacement for setting lotion.  The light beer is best with a less potent aroma compared to the darker variety that has a stronger smell.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Riboflavin Can Help Prevent Cataracts!

B vitamins in general can help improve your vision.  However, riboflavin (vitamin B 2) has been linked to the prevention of cataracts.  Research has shown a deficiency of this particular B vitamin showed up in the blood samples of cataract patients studied.  Your best option is to supplement your diet with this supplement.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

How to Look Your Best When Traveling Light!

When you go on a trip be careful about how you pack to save time and frustration.  Try to pick a basic color scheme and match your outfits to go together is the easiest solution. 

Be sure to remember to coordinate the beauty products you need to bring as well.  A good tip is to pack small with products all in one, such as a neutral compact of colors to solve that problem for you.  Check One Night Cosmetics  and their beautiful compacts of everything you'll need with applicators in one credit card size! 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Simple Exercise Can Help Strengthen Your Eye Muscles!

Practice exercising your eye muscles at least once a day can prevent eyestrain and protect your vision.  Sit upright and relax your shoulders.  Try to keep your head still as you look up and down a few times (about three) each session.  The next step is to look to the right and left about three times.  Then finish off your eye workout, by circling your eyes clockwise three times, then focus on the other eye and do the same thing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keep Your Spools of Tread in Tact

Put a rubber band around your spools of thread to keep them from unraveling.  You'll save yourself time and frustration! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spread a Bit of Cheer to Multipy Your Own!

The easiest way to make to touch another soul is to give them a smile or a compliment.  When such a gesture comes unexpectedly, it can do wonders to help another feel happy because someone cared even in a small way.  In return, you will find yourself smiling back and feeling your own mood lifted.  After all, what goes around comes around.  So don't be stingy!  Share your smile and compliments to feel happier more often!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Quick Fix to Banish a Blemish!

Try some Milk of magnesia to dry up that unwanted pimple or an oily area on your face. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly that red bump will go away!  

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Constantly Hungry Between Meal?

Do you find yourself always raiding the refrigerator soon after you finish a meal?  If you say yes, then the problem might be related to high-fructose corn syrup in the products you consume.  Unlike other sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, which is found in soft drinks, baked goods, cereals and salad dressings, interferes with how your body regulates your appetite. 

Regular cane sugar releases leptin, a protein that turns off hunger pains whereas high-fructose corn syrup can do the opposite. 

The best protection is to check product labels.  If high-fructose corn syrup is one of the first five ingredients, leave it on that store shelf!  Your body will thank you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Inspiring Thought

"If we could first know where we are. . .we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it."
                                                                                                                                   Abraham Lincoln

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brighten Your Face Instantly--and for Free!

The easiest way to brighten up your face does not come with a jar or in a tube.  A smile can magically light up any face! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Keep a Cheerful Attitude and Extend Your Life!

Did you know that optimists have a better chance of living longer than pessimists according to one recent study?  So do yourself a favor and smile more often. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Do you Know What's Worse for Teeth--Sweets or Acids?

Both sugary and acidic foods, like any citrus product, can harm your teeth.  But acidic foods can wear down enamel over time if you ignore brushing.  Just remember to brush and protect those pearly whites if you intend to keep them!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Save Calories When Stir-Frying Veggies

You can replace those few tablespoons of oil that you normally fry your veggies in with the same amount of broth.  Your jeans will thank you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kiss More and Suffer Less From Allergies!

Did you know that kissing helps reduce the body's production of histamine, the chemical triggering those awful allergic reactions?  So pucker up and suffer less!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Want More Manageable Hair?

Here's a trick you may want to try out if your hair is hard to tame.  Spray your hairbrush with some hair spray before brushing your hair.  This will fix those flyaways and hard to manage locks!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Save Your Legs--Shave In the Morning!

Are you prone to knicking yourself when you shave?  You just may have more luck if you start shaving those legs in the morning instead of later.  Your blood platelets, which help blood to clot, work better upon rising. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Did You Know Not Enough Vitamin D Can Cause Heart Attacks?

Being deficient in vitamin D can cause problems such as rickets.  But did you also know that not having enough of this particular vitamin raises your chance of getting a heart attack or stroke?  According to one study, you have a 60 percent increased risk if you lack the minimum of 400 IU of vitamin D a day. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mark Twain's Philosophy On Diet

"The average person eats too much and chews too little."
                                                                            Mark Twain

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stock Up On Garlic!

Did you know that garlic is a natural antibiotic that you never will be resistent to unlike the drugstore varieties? 

Garlic is also excellent when crushed to use as a poultice to cure poison ivy. 

Now don't you want to stock up on garlic to safeguard your health?

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Value Of Apples!

An apple a day may help fight tooth decay, relieve tension, headaches, and improve emotional health. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Show Your Love With Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day!

Are you one of the thoughtful husbands or boyfriends considering buying chocolate as a gift for that special woman in your life this Valentine's Day?  If so, be extra sweet to her and choose delicious dark chocolate.  The darker the chocolate, the more  loaded with antioxidants! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fool Your Brain Into Thinking You're Full!

Chewing your food slowly and prolonging your meal will help trick your brain into thinking you ate enough!  Taking your time to eat is good to help in weight loss.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parsley Is Much More Than a Mere Garnish!

Did you know that parsley is filled with minerals and vitamin C?  So next time it's garnishing your dish, do yourself a favor and eat it  Your breath will smell sweeter naturally too!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Need Instant Motivation to Lose Weight?

Here's my trick to keep me on track when I need to lose some weight.  Stick a photo of yourself showing your whole body on the refrigerator door.  Looking at yourself realistically and being reminded of the extra poundage you want to shed will make you back away from the refrigerator. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Keep Your Salt From Sticking!

The next time you fill your salt shaker be sure to add a few grains of uncooked rice before you cap it.  The rice will keep moisture out and save your salt from sticking together.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Simple Trick to Lose Weight

Using large plates allows you to eat more than you should if you're trying to cut back on calories.  Instead, serve food on smaller plates and fool yourself into eating less! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Did you Know About Almonds?

Besides being just delicious, almonds can boost your metabolism.  This particular nut can be just the thing you need to slow down your body's use of carbohydrates! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Why Fiber is Important

Fiber will help reduce cholesterol and keep you regular.  Legumes are especially helpful to add to your diet with all the fiber they contain.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Are Puffy, Swollen Eyes a Problem?

Here's something you might want to try to reduce those swollen eyes.  Get a fresh tea bag and wet it in some lukewarm water, then apply to your sore eyes.  The tannins inside are now released, and have a wonderful effect of reducing puffiness!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Are You Taking Your Calcium Supplement Properly?

If you take a calcium supplement on an empty stomach, then you may risk the chance of it not being absorbed into your system.  Always try to take it with meals for maximum effectiveness!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Try Using Ginger for Nausea!

Did you know that Ginger can help settle a mildly upset stomach?  This wonderful spice can also help treat nausea related to motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy.  Another plus besides adding flavor to your food is that it can work to reduce inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Run Out of Night Cream--Try This!

If you happen to find that you ran out of your favorite night cream, I have a solution for you until you can shop for more.  Go to your pantry and grab your can of vegetable shortening.  Less than a teaspoon will be more than enough to save that pretty face of yours!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Three Great Giveaways at Nuts 4 Stuff!

If you haven't checked my other blog, then you need to if you like to enter giveaways. Check these three out because some wonderful stuff from beauty products to food in this current batch are up for grabs. 

L'uvalla Certified Organic Skin Care Product Giveaway--This is limited to United States residents only.    Prize:  L'uvalla Orange Toner ($29.99).   Ends February 14, 2011.

The Cream Perfume Company Giveaway--This is limited to the residents of the United States and Canada.  Prize:  The winner's choice of any fragrance product on their website!  Ends February 10, 2011.

The Gorton's Seafood January Grilled Giveaway--Actually, there are two separate  giveaways from Gorton's for United States residents from prizes of an X Box Console with Kinect ($300 value) plus free grilled fish coupons.   Five winners will receive two free grilled Gorton's fish coupons each in the Nuts 4 Stuff giveaway.  Hurry though because both giveaways end January 31, 2011.  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What Causes Less Damage to Hair--Blow Dryer or Towel-Drying?

The debate is on which method causes the least damage to hair.  If you are the type that prefers to towel-dry you can be too rough and end up tangling it.  However, if you remember to just gently blot your wet hair instead of using a vigorous rub, your hair will be spared from damage. 

Now, on the other hand, you might be tempted to use a high heat too long when using your blow dryer.  As a result, hair can suffer damage and frizz.  So be careful and remember to be kind to your hair regardless of the method you choose!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Want a Secret for Eating Less?

 If you're trying to lose weight without taking any harmful drugs, you could always try this natural remedy--ground red pepper!  It is an antioxidant.  When you sprinkle red pepper on your food, you tend to eat less according to certain experts!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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Monday, January 24, 2011

Run Out of Gentle Detergent for Your Delicate Washables?

For those times when you just forgot to restock that detergent for your delicate garments, you don't have to worry.  Shampoo will solve that problem and clean that item with care.  Just add a small dollop to some cold water and rub gently.  Rinse thoroughly and lay flat to dry.  Your garment will be just as tenderly treated only with a substitute cleaner! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Want to Be Happier? Try This!

Something as simple as adding foods rich in omega-3s like salmon, sardines, and herring can help give you a sunnier outlook.  According to one research study, it also curbs impulsiveness.  Now you have no excuse!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Favorite Homemade Moisturizing Facial Mask

If you want a wonderful facial mask for dry skin and don't want to spend a fortune just check your kitchen.   All you need for one great mask is an overripe banana. Crush it well with a fork until it is mushy.  Apply this mixture to your freshly washed face.  Leave this banana mixture on your face for at least ten minutes and then wash away.  Your skin will feel better and be naturally moisturized at the same time!