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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How to stay safe

Here are some general tips to help you stay safe in various places:

  • Use drive-through ATMs when possible.
  • Avoid wearing headphones while walking alone.
  • Carry your purse in front of you, near your hips.
  • Avoid keeping wallets in back pockets.
  • Close the blinds before turning on lights at night. (Seems easy enough, but many people leave this simple task undone!)
  • Lock your car doors as soon as you get into your car, do not delay.
Tips partially derived from The Best Years of Your Life

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How to Save MONEY around the house

  • Refrain from turning on lights unnecessarily in the daytime! Use natural sunlight by opening the blinds around your home.
  • Do not do all of your laundry on one day. Instead, split up the different loads of laundry for different days of the week. 
  • Keep your house clean and organized. But, how will this save money? When you need to retrieve something from a room, instead of turning on the light, you can use the glow of your cell phone to find   what you need.
  • That brings me to another important point. Charge your phones, laptops etc. at public places! For example, the mall, your school or the workplace are great places to charge electronic devices.
  • Stick to a grocery list. Do not buy food/toiletry items on impulse!
  • To see other ways to save money follow this link.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Foods for Health: Herb Edition

    • Basil- fights cancer by inhibiting the growth of tumors.
      • Goes great with salad. Incorporate it into homemade salad dressing
    • Cilantro- kills food-borne bacteria such as salmonella
    • Oregano- prevents cell damage. (It has a high content of antioxidants.)
      • Use it when cooking soup
    • Parsley- strengthens the immune system because it contains high levels of Vitamin C
    • Rosemary- protects against breast cancer by reducing the amount of acrylamides in food

Friday, February 10, 2012

Foods for Health: Fruit Edition

Did you Know That? The components of fruit actually perform specific functions within the body:
  • Apples protect the heart, prevent constipation, and cushions the joints.
  • Avocados help to lower cholesterol, control blood pressure and improve the texture of the skin.
  • Bananas strengthens the bones and blocks diarrhea.
  • Blueberries help to fight cancer, stabilize blood sugar and boost the   memory.
  • Cherries lessen insomnia, slows the aging process and protects the heart.
  • Grapefruits protect against heart attacks, promote weight loss and lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Grapes improves weakened eyesight, treats kidney stones and enhances blood flow.
  • Pineapples strengthens colds, aids digestion and cures colds.
  • Watermelon helps weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes and controls blood pressure.
Check out which foods fight cancer  here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Benefits of Shea Butter

Did you Know That?
Shea butter is made from the shea nut. It is a multipurpose item and therefore can be used on your skin, hair and face!

  • It evens the tone and clarity of your skin.
  • It moisturizes dry and rough skin.
  • The skin and hair absorbs shea butter unlike synthetic ingredients.
  • It works wonders as a sealant and therefore keeps hair moisturized and healthy.
  • It also works well as a styling product, due to its ability to hold hairs or fix curly styles in place.
  • It works as a natural sunscreen for the hair and skin.
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