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It's the Memorial day weekend, impress your friends with some Memorial day trivia.
Memorial Day was founded to honor military personnel who died in...
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Which community was proclaimed in 1966 by the U.S. government as the birthplace of Memorial Day?
Waterloo, New York
Bunker Hill, Massachusetts
On what date was Memorial Day first observed?
May 30, 1856
May 5, 1866
May 25, 1889
May 29, 1901
May 15, 1919
Memorial Day originated with another name. What was it?
Old Soldiers' Day
Memorial Day is different in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, and Tennessee. How?
These states celebrate Memorial Day on Jefferson Davis' birthday
Instead of a somber, solemn observance, these states celebrate the memory of the fallen with gala festivals
Memorial Day in these states excludes the Union dead in the Civil War
These states choose to honor Confederate dead in the Civil War on a separate day
In these states, the Confederate flag is flown alongside the American flag
Why is General John Alexander Logan important to the celebration of Memorial Day?
He is the first officially documented casualty in a war
He called for more official government recognition of the holiday
He was the first to place a wreath at the Grave of the Unknowns
He is responsible for accumulating and maintaining statistics of the U.S. war dead
He ordered that the holiday be observed by decorating the graves of the war dead
In which war did the most U.S. service people die?
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War
World War I
World War II
The Vietnam War
Which war had the highest percentage of U.S. casualties based on the number of troops served?
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War
World War I
World War II
The Vietnam War
According to the Department of Defense, how many U.S. service men and women have died in battle in all wars in which the U.S. was involved?
About 1.4 million
They don't even estimate
Since the end of World War I, Memorial Day is also called which of the following?
War Heroes' Day
Armed Forces Day
Old Soldiers' Day
U.S. military service veterans have organized groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. On Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, these groups raise funds for their charities by selling paper flowers made by disabled veterans. What kind of flowers are they?
Poppies, a bright red wildflower, became a symbol after a horrific World War I battle. The field, littered with the bodies of young soldiers, was also filled with poppies. What field was it?
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Who doesn't love a succulent steak or juicy burger cooked on the grill? It's the taste of summertime. The bad news is that it can also increase your risk of developing colon cancer, since the grilling process forms potent cancer-causing substances on the meat. The good news is that there are specific things you can do when grilling to lower that ominous risk of cancer. "By keeping five simple steps in mind, it's possible to make this summer's backyard grilling both healthier and more flavorful," says Alice Bender, a registered dietitian at the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Five backyard grilling tips to reduce cancer risk:
1. Choose chicken and fish instead of steaks and burgers.
Grilled or not, many studies have shown that diets high in red meat or processed meats increase the risk of colon cancer. So eat red meat as a treat instead of a dietary staple and avoid processed meats, such as sausages and hot dogs. Instead, get creative with chicken and fish by adding spices, herbs, sauces and even hot peppers.
2. Marinate before you grill.
Marinating meat, poultry and fish for at least 30 minutes before you put it on the grill can reduce the formation of potentially cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that are formed when cooking with a high heat. For the marinade, use a mixture of vinegar, herbs, spices and lemon juice or wine.
3. Cut the grill time.
The smoke that is generated by the grill creates other potentially cancer-causing substances, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), that form on the meat. You can significantly lower the amount of PAHs by partially cooking the meat in the microwave, stove or oven before you put it on the grill. Food safety tip: Immediately put the partially-cooked meat on the grill to prevent microbes that can cause illness.
4. Cook meat over a low flame.
Cooking with a lower flame can help reduce the formation of HCAs and PAHs. To do this, keep the fat and juices out of the fire, and cut off visible fat before grilling. You can also move the coals to one side of the grill and cook the meat in the center.
5. Remember the veggies!
Balance your meal by including lots of vegetables and fruits, which contain anti-cancer compounds. Onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, corn on the cob and tomatoes can be placed directly on the grill or in a grill basket.
You knew it would be just a matter of time. Hasbro has announced an undead-themed version of monopoly based on "The Walking Dead" comic series.
"Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, The Walking Dead Comic Survival Edition Monopoly Game delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players vie for, and must then fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives."
If you feel that exercise is boring and dull and you hate it, it could be that you have chosen the wrong exercise for your fitness personality. The number one reason people fail to stick with an exercise regimen is that they are not exercising according to their fitness personality, according to Linda Shelton, fitness director of Shape magazine. Shelton has identified five distinct fitness personality types. Which one are you?
These are the most reliable, stable and predictable exercisers, who thrive on routine. Squares tend to develop rigid schedules for themselves, so while they get to the gym regularly, they don't see progressive results because they hit plateaus doing the same thing over and over. Advice: Squares should try a new activity weekly and switch up the routine just a little while still pursuing the familiar schedule and practice.
Although they are a little more flexible than squares, rectangles still thrive on order and routine. They especially enjoy group exercise and perform best with social interaction. Advice: Join a fitness club, running group or hiking group or take fitness classes instead of exercising alone.
Competitive and driven, triangles are task-oriented and thrive on repetition when they are working out so they can monitor their progress and revel in their successes. Advice: Since triangles need to have exercise goals, find another competitive partner and train together for a specific event, or each of you can set individual goals and compete against each other to be the first to reach it.
As the social butterflies of the exercise world, circles are emotionally driven. They are spontaneous, fun-loving and will not exercise alone. They love group exercise and really enjoy being with a trainer. Circles are the most common type among the fitness personalities. Advice: It's easy for circles to spend more time socializing than exercising, since they like the camaraderie more than the workout. Either seek out a nurturing trainer who will motivate, but not push too hard, or exercise in a group setting.
Outgoing and fun-loving, squigglies hate routine. They are the polar opposite of squares. If an activity is not totally fun, enjoyable and exciting, they'll quit. Advice: Create a varied exercise plan that includes classes and new activities.
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Salt, which can cause high blood pressure, is hidden in many foods -- from soup to spaghetti. It's well known that we need to lower our intake of sodium, but you need to do far more than put down the salt shaker. Most of the sodium we consume daily is hidden in processed and other foods. While you know there is sodium in canned tomato sauce, did you ever suspect it would be lurking in a fresh chicken breast? Prevention magazine has helpfully compiled a list of the six sodium bombs -- otherwise healthy foods that are packed with salt:
1. Chicken breasts
Pay attention to the chicken breasts you purchase. Look for the word "enhanced" on the label, because that means it is enhanced with a sodium solution--much like chicken broth--that will make the meat appear to be plumper, juicier and tastier. The bottom line is that a 4-ounce piece of chicken could have between 40 to 330 mg of sodium--sodium you never suspected was there. What can you do? Read labels carefully, because all that sodium is not necessarily listed on the front of the package. You must read the list of all the ingredients. Even if the package says "all natural," beware if you see any of the following: "enhanced with broth," "enhanced with Teriyaki sauce," "sodium" or "sodium phosphate."
Store-bought bread typically contains between 80 and 230 mg of sodium in each slice, so much so that the Centers for Disease Control names bread and rolls the No. 1 source of sodium in our diet. The sodium is added as a preservative to lengthen the bread's shelf life. What can you do? Bake your own bread or purchase it at your grocery's in-store bakery. Fresh bread contains less salt, but remember it will only be fresh for a few days.
3. Deli meat
Even the deli counter's "natural" or "nitrate-free" meats contain salt, which is used as a preservative. And there is a lot of salt in deli meat, ranging from 450 to 1,050 mg of sodium per three-ounce serving. What can you do? Choose reduced- or lower-sodium deli meats, and because even these are still quite salty, eat no more than three ounces a day. Another option is to choose freshly roasted turkey or roast beef and have it sliced thin enough for sandwiches. Because there is very little salt in these meats, they will only remain fresh for a few days.
4. Reduced-sodium soups
It's common knowledge that canned soups (or canned anything) contain lots of sodium, but guess what? Even reduced-sodium soups can have between 280 to 480 mg of sodium per serving. And if you're eating the entire can, that can be as much as 1,000 mg of salt in one meal. What can you do? It's all in the wording. Look for the words "low-sodium" on the label, rather than "less sodium." Low-sodium contains less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. You can also look for "no sodium" soups.
Wait... what? There is sodium in pudding? Yes, as much as 200 mg of sodium in one cup of low-fat, low-calorie chocolate pudding. Why? It's used to enhance the texture. What can you do? Buy the kind that you cook on the stovetop, which has 100 mg of sodium per serving, compared with the instant pudding that has over 400 mg of sodium. Better yet, skip the pudding entirely and eat one ounce of 70 percent dark chocolate for a nearly sodium-free treat.
6. Breakfast cereal
Before you pour a bowl of your favorite cold cereal, check the label. Some of the most popular cereals, including raisin bran and corn flakes, are packed with sodium. What can you do? Choose a breakfast cereal that has less than five percent of your daily value for sodium, such as puffed rice or shredded wheat.
Picking the perfect pooch for your family is both good for you and the dog. The experts have come up with some pointers on which breed will work for you and will ensure your dog has a forever home!
Best Breed for Suburban Families: Golden Retriever
If your idea of the perfect Saturday is being outside tossing around a football, then consider the golden retriever. As the name "retriever" suggests, this dog is in its element chasing a Frisbee or playing fetch with the kids. Golden retrievers are easy to train, a bonus for busy moms and dads. Keep in mind, though, the grooming required: "Their coats are thin, fine, and mat easily, so you have to do a fair amount of brushing," Peterson says. Best Breed for Rural Families: Labrador Retriever
This dog ranks number one in America for good reason -- its versatility. The Labrador retriever is an excellent pick for a family of hikers or campers. Historically, Labrador retrievers were bred as strong hunting companions; for you, that means they're devoted, easy to train, and love the open air. Another plus: The Lab's shorter coat won't attract as many bushes, burrs, and brambles as a longer-haired breed's. Best Breed for Families with Rambunctious Kids: Beagle
The beagle has serious energy. It follows its nose anywhere and everywhere, which can get it into trouble occasionally. Almost sounds like your teens, right? Peterson recommends a beagle for parents looking to teach their kids responsibility. "This breed is compact enough so that a teenager or tween can walk, groom, and feed it, love it and play with it," she says. "It's not too much dog for your kids to handle." Best Breed for Multigenerational Families: Brussels Griffon
This breed is small and likes to cuddle, Peterson says. She suggests Brussels griffons for both senior citizens and children who are looking for an affectionate companion pup. They are spunky, inquisitive, and require daily (but not intense) exercise Best Breed for City Families: Pug
Urban living poses some challenges for a pet, and this breed is a great bet for a family with less room to maneuver. "Pugs are very much people dogs," Peterson says. "They are companion animals and like to stay with their owners at all times." In addition, pugs require a relatively small amount of grooming and exercise. Pick-a-Pup Checklist
Purebred or mixed breed -- no matter. "Taking time to meet the animal and learn about its personality is really the key to finding the right pet for your family," says Sara Kent, director of shelter outreach for Petfinder.com. Consider these factors before you bring a dog home: Size
"A fine-boned dog like a Chihuahua might not be the best choice for a rowdy household of kids," Kent says. This breed would be a better fit for, say, a low-key, less-active family. Temperament
if your dog complements your family's "personality," everyone will be happier. Do you prefer a friendly dog who loves to kiss and snuggle, or a more subdued one? Age
Puppies are lovable and sweet, but they also require a great deal of attention. Be sure you're prepared to contribute the time and funds necessary for raising a young dog -- think puppy training classes, vet visits, and all of those replacements for chewed-up shoes. Grooming
Frequent trips to the groomer can be costly and time-consuming. "Do you want to be going to the groomer monthly with your dog?" asks Kent. "Or would you rather have a pet who's maybe a little more wash-and-wear?" Exercise
Active dogs who don't get to move their bodies become bored and might exercise their brains instead -- in the form of destructive behavior. Assess the level of activity a dog will require, and whether your family can keep up, before you move forward.
I have to gloat for a bit! This is me after reaching my weight loss goal!
I've always heard the last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose and I can add truth to that statement! I was turned on to a product called Healthe Trim and for me, it did what it claimed. I dropped 14 pounds total in 5 weeks and I'm proud of my accomplishments!!! Anyway, if you wan to give it a try, call 855-600-TRIM so that you can get a bottle free with your purchase. It's guaranteed too or your money back.
Recently texting has been front and center to be banned in Florida. Come to find out, texting is not a fatal as you would think. Daydreaming causes more fatalities than anything else!
Being distracted or lost in thought accounted for 62% of fatal accidents caused by a distracted driver, followed by a very distant 12 percent caused by cell phone use, which includes not only talking, but also texting, according to a survey by Erie Insurance. Of the more than 65,000 people killed in car crashes over the past two years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers was distracted, according to police report data analyzed by Erie Insurance in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted driving is any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task of driving safely.
The top 10 driving distractions involved in fatal car crashes are:
Generally distracted or lost in thought, daydreaming: 62%
Cell phone use (talking, listening, dialing, texting): 12%
Outside person, object or event, such as rubbernecking: 7%
Other occupants (talking with or looking at other people in the car): 5%
Using or reaching for a device brought into the vehicle, such as navigational device or headphones: 2%
Eating or drinking: 2%
Adjusting audio or climate controls: 2%
Using other device/controls integral to the vehicle, such as adjusting rear view mirrors or using OEM navigation system: 1%
Moving object in the vehicle, such as a pet or insect: 1%
Smoking related, including smoking, lighting up, putting ashes in the ashtray: 1%
It's one of modern civilization's greatest conveniences, the sheer number of food choices locally available at your grocery store. Take a look at these bizarre food offerings that may not be available at your local store, but can be ordered online.
Bob's Pickle Pops
Are you a lover of pickles and pickle accessories who yearns for the ability to satisfy the craving on a warm summer day? The quest is over. Pick up some of Bobs Pickle Pops, yes, pickle-flavored ice pops, before your next trip to the beach.
Katadyn Canned Cheeseburger
Everyone has heard Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and imagined eating just that. But what if your paradise is, say, a tent in the wilderness, miles away from any fine hamburger establishments? The canned cheeseburger by Katadyn is your perfect solution.
Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda
If you ever find yourself craving chocolate fudge when you are trying to watch your figure, pick up a case of Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda, the sugar-free soft drink with no calories and a rich chocolate taste.
Betty Lou's Powdered Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Searching for a healthier alternative to peanut butter that you can enjoy on the move? Buy some powdered peanut butter from Betty Lou's and you're good to go. Just add water to make this low-fat, low sodium powder into an odd, but theoretically delicious, snack.
Rose Pork Brains in Milk Gravy
On some sort of contrarian diet where you are trying to maximize cholesterol? Pick up a few cans of Rose Pork Brains in Milk Gravy and get approximately 1,170 percent of the daily recommendation in just one serving.
Accouterments Bacon-Flavored Mints
Bacon in the morning, bacon in the evening, bacon at suppertime. With bacon-flavored breath mints, you can taste bacon anytime. Accouterments also makes mints flavored with dill pickle, nacho cheese, and cupcakes.
Dale's Wild West Rattlesnake Meat
if you've always wanted to taste the deadly rattlesnake, but don't have the skills (or the bravery) to hunt one yourself, pick up a few cases of Dale's Wild West Rattlesnake Meat.
There is now a surgery for about everything! The mustache in America has become a diminished art unless you consider yourself a Hipster, Biker or Adult Movie Star. But in other parts of the world, the mustache is king. And for those who need help filling out their upper lip, Turkey has become the go-to place for facial-hair transplants.
The mustache revamping relies on a procedure called follicle-hair extraction, a process in which clusters of hair are removed from other parts of the body and implanted along the lip. The five-hour surgery can cost up to $5,000. Tourism agencies have started offering "transplant packages," combining hair transplants with shopping tours in Istanbul or excursions to seaside resorts.
So you've decided to sell the family truckster yourself. Here are some tips I found from SheKnows.com that I'm sure will help you garner top dollar!
Fix scratches and scuffs
First appearances matter. Help prospective buyers fall in love with your car by fixing up any minor scratches and scuffs that detract from the overall appearance.
Make it shine
Of course you're going to toss the fast food wrappers and wipe out those sticky cup holders, but if you really want to sell your used car right away, you're going to have to go a little further. Make your car sparkle inside and out by getting it detailed by a pro – or skip the expense and go the DIY route.
Have your vehicle inspected
Be prepared to address any questions about the reliability of your vehicle by taking the car in to a repair shop before listing it on sale. While you're at it, AAA recommends requesting a detailed report that can be shared with prospective buyers.
Price it right
You probably have an idea of what you'd like to get for your car, but the only way to know you're pricing it right is to do the research. Look online for comparable vehicles and use online resources like the Edmunds.com appraisal tool.
Spread the word
Take advantage of social media by using Facebook and Twitter to let friends and family know you're selling your vehicle. Expand your reach by listing your car on Craigslist, eBay Autos, Cars.com and AutoTrader.com.
Use caution when showing the vehicle
Be safe and meet potential buyers at a public location instead of your home. If you choose to show your car at home, make sure you have someone else with you. It never hurts to do an online search of the person interested in your vehicle before scheduling a showing. You might be surprised at how much information you can learn from a simple Google search. If you're not comfortable with what you see or your search comes up blank, you may want to wait.
Complete the transaction
Congratulations – you've found a buyer. Now what? AAA recommends writing up a bill of sale for both you and the buyer to sign and have it notarized. Notaries can be found at a bank or any AAA office. Just make sure you collect your certified check, cash or money order before signing over the vehicle. Avoid being scammed by completing the sale at a bank so you can verify payment.
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Now off to relax your stress. Check out these tips to beating stress
Hop off the worry train
Just because you have an idea ("I might get fired") doesn't mean you need to ride it to its terminus. "Worry can waste energy you're trying to fix every possible problem, even if none exist," psychologist Robert L. Leahy says. Instead, thing of a few tasks that will help whatever happens, like bonding with coworkers.
Plan to fret
"Take half an hour to worry intensively, then move on," says Penn State professor Tom Borkovec, Ph.D.
Keep a journal
Jot down your worry, then in a few days or weeks, write down the outcome. What you'll find: Things usually turn out better than you think they will.
Challenge the likelihood of your worry
If your husband is late coming home and you imagine he has been hit by a bus, think about the emotion behind your worry. (You are anxious because you love him and want to keep him around.) Once you have identified the emotion at the heart of your worry and allowed yourself to experience it, see if it's a reasonable worry hint: probably not. Then let it pass rather than allowing anxiety to ruin your quiet night at home.
Peel an orange
The next time a thought threatens to snowball into a stressfest, grab an orange or grapefruit. Press your nail into the skin, peel it back and smell the citrus scent, focusing on every sensation. "Rather than worry about the future, you can bring yourself into the moment," Leahy says.
Visualize your key life events of the past 10 years. You probably can't recall the worries linked with these experiences, or, if you can, you may see that most never happened. Tell yourself that current worries will fade from memory, too.
Woman feel more stress. 44% of the day, vs 39% for men.
Stress fell for both sexes after age 60
Woman stress over people and family, men over work
Under 40 feel heavy stress from arguments or interpersional communication
Midlifers were most stressed over money, not the lack of it, but how to use what they have.
Woman have 30 minutes less free time than men. Mother's have the least free time.
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Of course you're going to be stinky and sweaty after a long run or working in the garden. But what if you're stinky and sweaty at 2pm on a Wednesday and all you've done is sit at your desk all day? That's when you need some help. Prevention magazine outlined five surprising, natural ways you can fight body odor.
1. Choose natural fabrics.
Instead of wearing synthetic fabrics, switch to cotton because it will better absorb perspiration and then allow it to evaporate.
2. Skip the garlic and onions.
Garlic and onions not only give you bad breath, but also can be absorbed in your body in such a way that the odor is released in your sweat. In addition, these strong cooking odors can cling to your hair and clothes and will stay there until you shampoo your hair and launder your clothing.
3. Apply some apple cider vinegar.
If you're looking for a natural underarm deodorant, use apple cider vinegar. Really! Just apply it directly to your armpits to kill body odor.
4. Cut back on meat.
Extracts of proteins and oils from certain foods, especially meat, as well as some types of spices, can remain in your body's excretions and secretions long after eating -- and they can make you stink.
5. Benefit from good bacteria.
Take a daily acidophilus supplement to fight odor from the inside out. Acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria that helps aid digestion.
Mom Trivia by Chris Malone,posted May 10 2013 5:11AM
In honor of Mother's day this Sunday, here are some time wasters, useless trivia facts about Moms
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6 1/2-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10.
On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, became the world's oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy. Satyabhama and her husband had been married 50 years, but this is their first child. The baby was conceived through artificial insemination using eggs from the woman's 26-year-old niece, Veenarani Mahapatra, and the sperm of Veenarani's husband.
Most Surviving Children
Bobbie McCaughey is the mother who holds the record for the most surviving children from a single birth. She gave birth to the first set of surviving septuplets - four boys and three girls -on November 19, 1997, at the University Hospital, Iowa, US. Conceived by in vitro fertilization, the babies were delivered after 31 weeks by cesarean in the space of 16 minutes. The babies are named Kenneth, Nathaniel, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Natalie and Alexis.
Shortest Interval Between Two Children
Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate confinements. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart.
Longest Interval Between Two Children
Elizabeth Ann Buttle is the mother who holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born.
Highest Recorded Number of Children
The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.
Highest Number of Children in Modern Times
The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina from San Antonio, Chile. Leontina claims to be the mother of 64 children, of which only 55 of them are documented. She is listed in the 1999 Guinness World Records but dropped from later editions.
Every dog owners knows the joys of peanut butter and the seemingly hours of licking your dog does as they enjoy this treat. Now you can make a portable peanut butter treat that not only is cheaper than buying dog biscuits, but healthier and make with love
First you need to gather your supplies. For this recipe you'll need:
Sometimes we can't find the right words to express our love and appreciation to Mom. Here are some wonderful quotes that might inspire you!
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." --Abe Lincoln
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." --John Smith
"Mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have time off. They are the great vacationless class." --Ann Morrow Lindbergh
"Youth fades. Love droops. The leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret hope outlives them all." --Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Nobody knows of the work it takes to keep the home together. Nobody knows of the steps it takes, nobody knows but mother." --Anonymous
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." --George Washington
"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground." --Zora Neale Hurston
"The best academy, a mother's knee." --James Russel Lowell
"Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M.' She's someone sacred to me. I lover her dearly.
"Yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to." --Sophia Loren
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." --Washington Irving
Never fails. Your favorite shirt is no longer wearable. It is thin, faded and destined to become a gift to Good Will. So use these tips to make your clothes last as long as you can!
1. Sort carefully
While this might seem like a no-brainer to many, plenty of people combine everything in one load — colors, delicates, whites, you name it. It’s usually not until we wash a red pair of pants with white socks that we realize the importance of sorting clothes and washing colors and whites separately.
2. Don’t wash jeans after one wearing
Jeans don’t need to be washed every time you wear them. Unless they’re stained or covered with mud or dirt, you can get away with washing them every third time you wear them. If they start to feel loose by the second or third wearing, throw them in the dryer for a few minutes.
3. Hang dry your clothing
While we love the convenience of dryers, our clothes do not. Dryers actually weaken the fabric’s fibers much faster than if clothing is air-dried. (Where do you think the lint in your dryer’s lint screen comes from?) Plus, if your dryer malfunctions, items inside can be damaged.
4. Watch your zippers and buttons
Zip up the zippers on your jeans and hoodies so they don’t catch on other clothing in the washing machine. On the other hand, don’t button your buttons. Otherwise, the buttons and buttonholes could be damaged.
5. Turn your clothes inside out
Turning all your clothing inside out before washing and when ironing will preserve the quality (including color) and life of them. This is particularly true for T-shirts, sports jerseys and items subject to pilling.
6. Use cold water
Not only does using cold water save energy and money, it also saves your clothing. Hot water causes some clothing to shrink and wrinkle.
7. Don’t over-dry clothing
A hot dryer is likely the reason your favorite skirt shrank, or your T-shirts wrinkled. (Do you really want to iron those?) If you’re going to use a dryer, keep clothes in the dryer until they are dry or just about dry, but not a minute longer.
8. Don’t overload the washer and dryer
We’re all guilty of this, mostly because we want to save time and don’t want to deal with a second load of laundry. But stuffing the washer means clothes won’t get as clean, and you may damage the washer in the long run. Overloading the dryer can prevent clothes from drying properly and can also damage that machine.
9. Use white vinegar
White vinegar is an inexpensive fabric softener. It doesn’t stain your clothes or make them smell like vinegar. Add three-quarters of a cup to your final rinse cycle.
10. Wear undershirts
Wearing an undershirt is a simple solution to embarrassing sweat stains that can also ruin our clothes.
11. Use coffee or tea for fading black clothes
Adding some strong coffee or tea to your rinse water can help black clothing maintain its dark shade. LifeTips says washing black clothing with Ivory Soap Flakes and a small amount of detergent in cold water will prevent future fading.
12. Take your work clothes off when you get home
Who wants to stay in a suit or dress anyway? Change into more comfortable clothes when you get home to avoid cooking stains and extra wear on your best attire.
13. Read the labels
This one’s another no-brainer, though plenty of us forget or simply ignore the labels. Before you wash anything, especially delicate clothing, be aware of the label instructions and follow them accordingly. If it’s dry-clean-only, don’t deviate. That could be a big mistake.
14. Rotate your wardrobe
If you wear the same shirt every week, it’s naturally going to wear out sooner than other clothes in your closet. To prevent this, start a clothing rotation. After you wash your most recently worn clothes, move them to the back of the line in your rotation.
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Now on to myths at the gym. Here are 7 commonly believed myths that could be causing you to doubt your gym membership. Just remember that reaching your weight and physique goals are possible!
1. You must wait an hour after eating before you swim
The common myth that the blood going to your digestive tract after eating diverts the blood needed to keep your arms and legs pumping during swimming, which leads to cramps and sometimes drowning, is totally unfounded. Advanced creatures that we are, we have enough blood to digest food and properly work our limbs at the same time. And at least one study has backed that up, finding that fewer than 1 percent of U.S. drownings occurred after the victim ate a meal. Experts concede that swimming strenuously on a full stomach could possibly lead to some cramping, but for most casual swimmers the chances are low. So go ahead and hop in after a sandwich, but be wary of the pre-swim cocktail. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that up to half of all adolescent and adult deaths related to water recreation involve alcohol.
2. You have to 'cool down' after a workout for best performance
Most coaches and trainers call for a formal period of cooling down after a workout or competition to prevent muscle soreness, improve limberness and speed recovery. But many studies have failed to prove any merit, The New York Times reports. Although “venous pooling” that can lead to dizziness may occur after the end of an especially grueling workout, a two-minute walk will negate that — which is not really a full “cool down.” As well, some suggest that there may be a “returning to normalcy” psychological element to the practice — but in terms of soreness and recovery, as of now scientists can’t prove any benefit.
3. You have to stretch before exercise
It’s one of the major tenets of exercise: You must stretch beforehand. But fitness science has done a major 180 on this one. Study after study has found no reduction in soreness after static stretching, and injury prevention doesn’t get any backup from the studies either. Although there are gazillions of adamant stretchers out there, the authors of a comprehensive review of 104 studies on the topic conclude that static stretching as the sole activity during warm-up routines “should generally be avoided.” You will increase flexibility, but the scientific consensus is that pre-exercise stretching is most-likely unnecessary and counterproductive.
4. No pain, no gain
We have Jane Fonda, the queen of the baby boomer fitness craze, to thank for this adage. She and many other instructors of her day told video viewers to “feel the burn” and encouraging them on with the “no pain, no gain” catchphrase, the slogan has become a mantra for those who want to push themselves. But experts disagree. The perception is that if it doesn’t hurt, there is no benefit, and this just isn’t true. Feeling discomfort or emotional fatigue is one thing, but pain? No. "You shouldn't be exercising at a level of pain ever,” says Alice Burron, spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise. "You want to exercise smarter, not harder," she adds. "That's the premise. You don't have to kill yourself. You just have to be smart about it."
5. Protein bars or drinks after a workout are good
Hydration is the most important part of “recovery” after a workout, followed by carbohydrates and then protein – leading many people to go for the convenience of a protein bar or drink. But many of these snacks contain as many calories as a whole meal, and are little more than glorified junk food. Instead, go for a carb- and protein-rich snack of real food – like an apple with peanut butter or half a whole-wheat bagel with hummus – to get more complete nutrients, fewer calories and avoid processed ingredients.
6. You need sports drinks to replace lost electrolytes
If you’re running marathons or other high-intensity workouts that last longer than an hour, the added ingredients in sports drinks can be valuable. But many experts warn against the unnecessary calories for those doing low-intensity workouts or exercising for less than 30 minutes. Water is important for proper hydration, and most fitness outing don’t call for anything more than that. As for the claims in sports drink ads, an Oxford University study looked at more than 400 advertising claims for sports drinks and could not find scientific backing for more than half of them; they characterized many of the rest as "flawed science."
7. Lifting heavy weights will make women bulk up
The bulging muscles of a bodybuilder are the result of very specific combination of weight training, diet and hormones — and women don’t have the testosterone to get bulky from heavy weight lifting alone. A study at Central Michigan University backs up this expert opinion. Researchers had women work one arm with just a few reps of a heavy weight and the other doing more reps with a lighter weight — both an equivalent number of pounds. The heavy lifting arms got stronger, but the size of both arms remained the same.
Happy Friday! I stumbled across this bit of data on differences between men and women and contrary to stereotypes, women statistically are better at parking than men!-Chris Malone
Women are better at parking than men. And that's not all. Women are better at finding parking spaces. Says who? These are the results of a British study that is one of the most comprehensive ever conducted on gender driving differences. London's Telegraph reports that British researchers working for the parking firm NCP covertly placed parking lots across Britain under video surveillance. Each person who parked was graded on seven key components of driving styles. The results:
In general, women were more adept at maneuvering into a space than were men.
Women were more accurate in lining up their vehicle before starting each maneuver.
52 percent of women aligned their car in the middle of the parking space, compared with just 25 percent of men.
39 percent of women were able to cleanly back up into a parking space, compared with just 28 percent of men.
Men tended to be less patient than women, which caused them to miss open spaces.
Women had a slower approach to parking, but this allowed them to better find open spaces and see when another driver was about to vacate a space. But men do excel at some things:
Men were more skilled at driving forward into a parking space.
Men were more confident overall; that is, fewer men than women opted to reposition the car once it was parked.
Men parked faster, taking 16 seconds, on average, compared with the 21 seconds women needed to complete the maneuver.
Still, once all seven criteria were taken into account, women were ranked first with a total score of 13.4 out of 20, compared to 12.3 points achieved by me
1. Having a credit card declined – 41 percent
More than two out of five respondents said that having a credit card declined was the most awkward money moment. Hasn't this happened to everyone...and I feel everyone in line behind me are thinking what a deadbeat! But since I use my debit card and check my balance on my mobile app daily I know exactly how much money I have. So why my debit card is declined remains a mystery. But usually the advice from the cashier is to run it as credit and behold, the purchase is approved!
2. Feeling pressured to donate to a charity – 34 percent
Another biggie for me; especially around the holidays. I go to the grocery store and department stores quite often and occasionally donate to the red kettle, bell-ringing charity and even been known to buy a box of unneeded Girl Scot cookies but I can't afford to donate EVERY SINGLE TRIP TO THE STORE. yet I feel ashamed for not digging in my wallet!
3. Saying no to giving money to a panhandler – 29 percent
OK different feelings on this one. First, I donate to organizations that help the homeless and disadvantaged but individual panhandlers? No way. You can usually spot out the "fake" ones. In my experiences you can usually spot homeless people by the way they are dressed. Ill-fitting, dirty and foul-smelling clothing, extremely dirty and are not well groomed. Take a look next time you see a panhandler. I've seen some with watches, MP3 players and cigarettes! Obviously desperate and hungry people wouldn't have a spare cash for smokes (after all I quit, so can you),. Take notice next time you see a panhandler, if they are clean, groomed and accessorized they probably aren't homeless or poor rather their job is to beg for money or to feed a drug or alcohol addiction.
4. Feeling pressured to chip in on a group gift at work – 25 percent
I usually have no problem chipping in a couple bucks for an office gift. However sometimes I am just flat broke. Around the KTK offices, this isn't a big deal but I can see how this can make you feel awkward.
5. Sharing salary/wage amounts with co-workers – 25 percent
Really?!? If you are bold enough to share your salary with everyone then be prepared for the wrath that will eventually come. The 'poor' salary the company pays you is probably more than many of your co-workers make. Be happy to have a job and respect your co-workers by keeping that information to yourself.
6. Splitting a dinner bill or check with a large group of people – 17 percent
Isn't a biggie for me but I can understand how awkward this can be when the person who ordered 3 margaritas and you had water wants to split the check in half!
7. Figuring out a gift to get a partner for special occasions – 14 percent
Again, this is another awkward money moment that I don’t understand.
Most drivers know the sinking feeling of flashing red and clue lights in your rear view mirror. I've got to figure that police officers and troopers have heard every excuse ever created from motorist wanting to escape a traffic citation. According to a new survey from Insurance.com, these are the 10 worst excuses you can say at a traffic stop:
1-I couldn’t see the sign telling me not to do it.
This was cited by 20.4 percent of the survey’s respondents. Can you imagine rules of the road that would let you off for not noticing posted traffic signs? Women are far more likely to invoke this one, 62 percent in the survey.
2-I’m lost and unfamiliar with the roads.
It was cited by 15.6 percent in the poll, 65 percent of them women.
3-I didn’t know it was broken.
This was cited by 12.4 percent, who, I imagine, were stopped for defective lights — don’t people know they’re responsible for the maintenance of their vehicles? Of course this is cited mostly by women (61 percent). Men don’t want to admit they’re irresponsible in their auto maintenance.
4-Everyone else was doing it.
The 6.4 percent who cited this must have never had their parents say, “If everybody else jumped off a cliff, would you go over it, too?” Finally, an excuse more popular with men (56 percent). Men are more likely to think that following the herd is a valid reason for doing something.
5-I’m having an emergency situation in my car. (For instance, spilled a hot drink on your lap.).
Invoked by 5.4 percent. I can’t imagine this one winning hearts and minds. Maybe you shouldn’t be juggling a hot cup while you maneuver a two-ton vehicle? I might have thought this was female-dominant, because in my experience woman multi-task while driving more often, but no — 67 percent were men.
6-I missed my turn/exit.
How could your inability to adequately follow directions get you off the hook? Still, 4.8 percent cited it, 54 percent of them men.
7-I had to go to the bathroom.
And so you were speeding? I think that actually deserves a police escort. Cited by 4.6 percent, 65 percent of them women. Men are more stoic, I guess.
8-I didn’t do anything dangerous.
Whoa, isn’t that for the cop to judge? It seems remarkably presumptuous as an excuse, but 4.2 percent, more than seven out of 10 men. It figures that men would think their own opinion would matter in this situation.
9-I was on my way to an emergency. (For example, to help someone who is ill or injured.).
So you’re putting other people at risk? People only get away with this in action movies, where they inevitably cause dozens of accidents, upset fruit carts (how many times have you seen that) and drive on the sidewalk, scattering pedestrians, and nobody complains. Some 4 percent cited it, more than half of them men.
10-My GPS said it was the right thing to do.
This is the only excuse that arises from our modern digital culture, so it has the advantage of not being worn out yet—only 2.2 percent cited it (a huge 88 percent of them men). I don’t know why women aren’t invoking this more, but give it time.
The unifying factor is that all of these excuses, with the possible exception of blaming the GPS, are well-worn. “By now, police officers can probably finish people’s sentences,” said Michelle Megna, managing editor of Insurance.com. “I wonder if they wouldn’t appreciate a little ‘dog-ate-my-homework’ creativity.”