HEALTH and WELLNESS
THE HAIR GLOSSER IN YOUR PANTRY!
The secret to shiny hair? Rinse your hair with a little diluted vinegar before you shampoo. The vinegar will correct your hair's pH level and remove any dulling residue from styling products - leaving you with super-glossy hair!
HOME and AUTO
NO MORE WILTED PLANTS WHILE AWAY.
Forget coming home to wilted plants next time you're away! Just take an empty plastic individual-size water bottle and poke a tiny hole in the cap using scissors or a nail, then fill the bottle with water. When you're ready to leave, simply turn the bottle upside down and nestle it in the soil of your potted plant. The water slowly trickles through the cap, keeping your plants healthy!
THE NEW OIL CHANGE SCHEDULE
Getting close to the 3,000-mile mark on your odometer? If you're like most drivers, you probably think this means it's almot time for an oil change, according to a survey by AAA - but that's not necessarily so! Save up to $90 a year by... Waiting two to three times longer for an oil change! Most car models manufactured in 2000 and beyond can be driven a whopping 7,500 to 10,000 miles, and most older cars can make it 5,000 miles, says Lauren Fix, author of Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car: Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get On with Your Life. Just consult your owner's manual to find out how many miles your car can go and what type of oil will make it last!
ENJOYING WATERMELON CAN HEIGHTEN LIBIDO
Regularly snacking on watermelon can stimulate genital blood flow in men and women, markedly enhancing sexual arousal. The explanation: Watermelon is rich in citrulline, a nutrient that is converted into arginine in the body. This amino acid is a precursor of nitric oxide, a vasodilator that optimizes blood circulation.
STEAL THIS MOVE
You like sex with the lights on. She prefers the dark. It's a common story. Compromise with strategic lighting. Here are some ideas from Candida Royalle, and award-winning director of erotica for women.
- Use lamplight. It's not as harsh as overhead lighting and makes naked skin look better.
- Light a candle or put that lamp behind an irregular object, like a plant. You'll create oddly shaped shadows, making the lighting unthreatening and part of the fun.
- Use a low-watt amber-hued bulb. "Amber neutralizes the blues of blemishes and tired eyes, and gives skin a warm, soft creamy look," says Royalle.
PETS AND ANIMALS
FRESHEN DOG BREATH WITHOUT THE STRUGGLE.
You look forward to Fido's kisses when you walk through the door... 'till his stinky breath hits you! To get the odor under control, try this:
In an air-tight container, mix 6 tsp. of baking soda, 1/3 tsp. of salt, 4 tsp. of low-sodium beef broth (for flavor); shake well. Put 1 Tbs. of the mixture on a chew toy and let your pup nibble. Discard leftovers. The mildly abrasive baking soda and salt remove plaque while antiseptic glycerin kills odor-causing bacteria. Before you know it, his breath will be as sweet as his disposition!
KEEP CATS AWAY FROM THE GARDEN.
Whether it's your tabby or the neighbour's calico, a cat's been using your garden as a litter box. No more! Just sprinkle orange rinds around the perimeter of your garden. (Replace with fresh peels twice a week.) The citrus aroma is too intense for a cat's highly developed sense of smell, so he'll move on, leaving your plants free to bloom beautifully all season long. Bonus: The peels' scent will keep away dirt-digging dogs as well!
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CHEERING FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!
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