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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Murderous Makeup, Milady!

Great googly moogly, hold on to your makeup bags ladies! Lead and other ‘impurities’ are lurking in your makeup. Guess what else could be there? Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Nickel, Thallium, and Quaternium are all possible candidates. Click on each name for a link to info about that specific substance. That gorgeous label, with the fine print that I cannot read even with trifocals, doesn’t even list them by name calling them ‘impurities.’ 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do you Love your Heart? (Part 1 in a 4 Part Series)

With heart health month (February) drawing to a close, it only seems appropriate to discuss heart disease. This blog will cover stats as well as information about what causes heart disease as well as give you some practical information to identify what areas that you can impact in your life to help reduce your risk.

Do You Love Your Heart – Risk Factors That Cannot be Controlled (Part 2 in a 4 Part Series)

What are the main factors that you cannot control which determine your base level for heart disease risk? Below I’ll discuss these and why they are risk factors.

Do You Love Your Heart – Lifestyle Factors You Control (Part 3 in a 4 Part Series)

You control many factors in your lifestyle. It is arguably the biggest set of ammunition in your arsenal against heart disease. If you arm yourself with the proper personal combination that fits your life, you can reduce your risk significantly.

Do you Love Your Heart? – Prescription Drugs Unveiled (Part 4 in a 4 Part Series)

Modern medical science has made great strides in treating many illnesses. Research happens every day and new drugs are made, tested and prescribed to people. What price do we pay for this manipulation of the body’s chemistry? Let’s explore in depth the drugs that are used to treat the causes of heart disease below.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Don't File Your Taxes Without Getting These Deductions

It's getting closer to that time of year again. Lucky are those that can file simple returns and rush as soon as they get their W2's to claim their rapid refund. I used to be one of those people many moons ago. Now, however, I've discovered the joy of what filing a long form can actually do for you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simple or Extravagant? ~ The holiday looms near

Valentine’s Day is yet again right around the corner. This day has become increasingly commercialized for flower vendors, candy vendors and many other companies as they scramble to get in on the dollars that are spent.
Whatever happened to having a simple, small celebration? Since when did it become a staple that women everywhere supposedly expect to be showered with candy, flowers and an expensive hallmark card expressing the undying sentiments of their significant other?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cookie Joy

It’s that time of year again …. Drum roll please …. Girl Scout cookie time.

How can one resist their yummy goodness or the cute girls in their uniforms outside of every retail store peddling their cookies (which is undeniably their biggest fundraiser)? I personally was a brownie then a scout and cookies were a lot cheaper when we sold them. We also went door to door selling them.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Laundry - What a Chore!

Laundry is the truly neverending chore. With a family of 4, on average, I do about 10 loads a week. This is of course give or take that occasional spill on a bed or catastrophe that causes several more loads to magically appear. JOY more work!

So being a busy person, occasionally I go out to the garage for something from the freezer, storage or taking trash out (essentially some other chore). All of a sudden, I stop dead and think to myself "What is that smell?" Uh oh, laundry left in the washer that (Gasp) didn't make it to the dryer in a timely fashion.