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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Who contributes the most to Political Parties?

Did you Know that?
Top 5 Contributors to Political Parties (1989-2009)
  1. AT&T Inc.    $44,214,960
  2. American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees  $41,941,811
  3. National Association of Realtors  $35,595,518
  4. Goldman Sachs   $31,437,825
  5. American Association for Justice $31,424,029

Friday, August 26, 2011

How to get a good night's sleep?

Let's face it, being tired on a normal basis is widespread in America. Here are some healthy tips.
- Practice a breathing routine in the morning  when you get up and just before you go to bed.
- Get a good amount of exercise
- Maintain a regular sleep cycle
- Vitamin E also helps to reduce fatigue

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Random Fact of the Day- 8.25.11

Facts about America's favorite breakfast foods:
  •  Eggs are about 105 degrees Fahrenheit when laid. (
  • Thanks to Canadian researchers, we now know that the egg came before the chicken. They discovered a dinosaur egg nest which solved the timeless mystery. (
  • The first recipe for pancakes were from the 15th century, from an English cookbook. (Ezine)
  • The world's largest pancake was cooked in Roch-dale, Manchester in  1994. It weighed 3 tons and had a shocking 2 million calories. (Ezine)
  • Cereal was invented when colonial housewives started serving up popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast.  (American Cereal Council)
  • In the U.S, 49% Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. (American Cereal Council)
  • The word cereal comes from Cerealia, the name of ancient Roman ceremonies that honored Ceres, the goddess of grain. (American Cereal Council)
  • The top 3 orange juice producers are Brazil, Florida and Mexico.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Did you Know That? 8.24.11

What to do during an earthquake
  • If you're in a car, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, and power lines.
  • Slow down and drive to a clear place 
  • Do not stop on overpasses, underpasses, or bridges. Be careful of overhead hazards such as power lines or falling building debris.
  • Turn off the ignition and set the parking brake.
  • Stay inside the car until the shaking stops.
  • If you're outside, drop to the ground until the shaking stops.
  • If you have a pet, do not try to hold on to your pet during a quake.
  • If you're indoors, stay close to an inside wall & do not use the elevators.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

How to lose weight naturally

Did you know that? Most humans have about 30-40 million fat cells within their bodies.
In 2007, Americans spent 55 billion dollars on weight loss products.
Here are some quick tips to help weight loss:
- Eat your largest meal at breakfast
- Eat a lot of fiber
- Reduce your intake sodium
- Fenugreek, Ginger and Chickweed Roots help to improve metabolization
  of fat cells
- Try not to snack or eat between meals
- Track your calories and exercise with a traditional or online journal

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inexpensive Natural Products and Tools for Healthy Hair

Here is a list of tried & true products that are inexpensive and work well:
  • Aloe Vera Juice
    • Moisturizer
  • Shea Moisture   
    • Natural product line                     
  • Coconut Oil      
    • Styling product, sealant
  • Garnier Fructis  
    • Drugstore product line
  • Shea Butter       
    • Styling product, Sealant
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 
    • Shampoo, Cleanser

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.18.11

  • It is unlawful to sit on the floor anywhere in the US Capitol building. It is considered to be protesting.
  • The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex.
  • The Empire State Building was built using 10,000,000 bricks.
  • Tigers not only have striped fur but they also have striped skin!
  • China was the first country to use paper money.
  • "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und".

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flawless Eyes, Eyelashes & Complexions

4 Random Beauty Tips
Did you Know That? 
Achieving a flawless look can be super easy! Just follow these easy tips:

  • For clump-less eyelashes touch your mascara brush to a clean tissue, then apply your mascara, to minimize bumps and blobs
  • For eyelashes that never end, hold your mascara wand to your lash line and blink into the brush, so that your entire lashes will be evenly coated, and the tips of your lashes will have an extra layer of mascara.
  • For a saturated eye shadow look spritz your brush with water before applying to your lids, the moisture will intensify the shadow shade.
  • For an even complexion, apply foundation with a brush and then blend with a makeup sponge.

ENJOY :-) 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.16.11

The creamy middle of a Twinkie is not cream at all but mostly Crisco

Americans spend $2 billion on Easter candy: 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies, 16 billion jellybeans, and 700 million marshmallow Peeps
To burn of a Double Whopper, you would need to walk  nine miles.

A small packet of Wendy’s honey mustard dressing has 280 calories.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.15.11

  • Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys!
  • Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
  • The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
  • French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  • Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Herbs that promote Health

Did you know that? There are many Herbs that promote Health

  • Chamomile tea helps indigestion, anxiety, insomnia and exhaustion. 
  • Ginger tea relieves nausea, influenza & indigestion.
  • Saw palmetto helps urination problems & prostate troubles.
  • Milk thistle is used to aid liver problems.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Random Hair Facts of the Day

Here are some quick hair tips:
- Rinse your hair with cold water to seal in shine
- Clarify your hair of styling products 1x a month
- A bad hair day can be alleviated with a cute hair accessory
- If your hair is tangling it could mean that its time for a trim
- If you usually wear your hair up: protect your edges by massaging them with castor oil

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saving Money at Restuarants

Did you Know That? Dining out does not have to be SO expensive.
  •  Try eating out during a restuarant's happy hour
  •  Two meals for one and free item coupons are a great way to lower the bill
  • Eat out on your birthday. Usually restuarants provide free items to birthday celebrants.
  • Finally, take the kids out. A lot of restaurants offer free kid's meals with purchase of an adult meal.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How to relieve sunburn naturally

Did you know that? There are many natural remedies & tips about dealing with sunburn

  • The hottest hours of the day are between 10 A.M and 2 P.M.
  • Try to avoid staying outside for long periods during these hours
  • To treat sunburn, put cold water on to the burn.
  • Aloe-Vera gel and tea tree oil are effective at treating sunburn also.
  • Yogurt, skim milk and Vitamin E have also been known to aid sunburn
  • Avoid using products that contain alcohol and mineral oil on the burnt are for at least 3 months.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.8.11

  •  The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.
  • Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.
  • Onions have no flavor, only a smell.
  • Lima beans contain cyanide!
  • It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Really Random Facts of the Day

  • Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.
  • 1 in 5 people admitted to peeing in a swimming pool. Gross!
  • A giraffe's tongue is 18 to 20 inches in length and bluish black in color.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
  • A cockroach can live a week with its head cut off. Without a mouth, it eventually dies from starvation or dehydration.
  • You can marry a dead person in France.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Which Ingredients in Cosmetics cause Cancer?

Did you know that? At least one-third of all beauty/cosmetic products contain ingredients that have been linked to cancer.
Here are some ingredients to avoid:
         ~ Synthetic fragrances are usually labeled fragrance or parfum
            on beauty products.
         ~ They often contain phthalates which mimic hormones within
            the endocrine system.
         ~ Parabens are used as preservatives in beauty products. However
            they disrupt hormones in the body.
         ~ Ureas can release formaldehyde and are used in many
            beauty products.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.5.11

Pizza first made its appearance in the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century. 

The first "official" pizzeria in America is generally believed to have been founded by in Manhattan in 1905.

The first recorded use of the word "pizzadates from 997 AD and comes from a Latin text from the town of Gaeta in southern Italy. 

Doesn't this look SOOO Good!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Basic Hair Care Tips

Random Facts of the Day:

Tips for wonderful HAIR!

- Do not overuse shampoo, use products free of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, and shampoo no more than three times a week. 

- To prevent split ends, eat a diet rich in essential fatty acids like GUACAMOLE AND SALMON, resist excess use of your blow-dryer and curling iron

- To prevent dandruff clarify your hair with APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR after shampooing.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Which Foods Cause Cancer?

Did you Know That? Some our Favorite Foods Cause Cancer
1. Hot Dogs - The Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a  month, because they are high in nitrates. Buy those made without sodium nitrate.
2. Processed meats and Bacon - Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts - High in fat and hydrogenated oils

4. French Fries - They contain cancer- causing acrylamides

For more information click here

*** Also limiting these foods from our diet will help in weight loss! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Did you know that? 8.2.11

Here are some beauty tips:

  • Shaving your armpits when they are dry causes irritation. Use water & shaving cream to avoid razor bumps.
  • To get rid of the flaky, dead skin try exfoliating your lips with a toothbrush and use a natural, moisturizing lip balm to keep it smooth. 
  • Wash your face with warm water to open your pores and get rid of the dirt on your face.

Random Fact of the Day - 8.2.11

  • Blueberry juice boosts memory.
  •  It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  •  With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.
  • Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan!
  • Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.
  • The average French citizen eats 500 snails per year.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 8.1.11

August is named after Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. Typically, the hottest days of the year occur in August.  The flowers for the month of August are the poppy and the gladiolus.

On August 1st:
  • In America, the first cable streetcar  began running on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA.
  • The 38th state, Colorado, entered the United States on August 1st. It  entered the union 100 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Therefore, Colorado is called the "Centennial State".  
  • MTV (Music Television) debuted at 12:01 a.m.

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