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!