HEALTH and WELLNESS
Smooth on olive oil. Dry skin soaks it up like a sponge, leaving lips soft and protecting them from the environment.
HOME and AUTO
FUEL COST CALCULATOR.
Find out how much you'll spend on gas before you hit the road at fuelcostcalculator.com, a AAA site that computes your car model and gas prices to give an exact quote! (American residents only).
GOING GREEN AND CHEAP!
Some storebought cleansers contain harsh chemicals that can cause dizziness and headaches. Make cleaning safer and save money at the same time by trying out these earth-friendly alternatives!SEX and RELATIONSHIPS
- Cheaper Glass Cleaner! - A solution of warm water and distilled white vinegar will gently remove dirt from glass without leaving a foggy residue behind. To make the mix: Combine 8 cups water with 2 tsp. vinegar.
- The Disinfectant In Your Medicine Cabinet! - Just apply 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sponge and wipe down dirty surfaces, then rinse with water. Peroxide washes away 99.9% of germs.
- This instead of Metal Polish! - Non-gel toothpaste doesn't just brighten teeth, it also gives a lustrous shine to silver, chrome, copper and stainless steel!
SEX FACT #1
People who have sex about three times a week are perceived to look four to seven years younger.
SEX FACT #2
Women place a higher importance on looks than men do when looking for a casual sex partner... but that may not be smart. One poll found that computer nerds make the best lovers, with 82 percent of IT geeks claiming they put their partner's pleasure above their own!;
PETS AND ANIMALS
DID YOU KNOW?
Just 10 minutes with a pet has been shown to lower high blood pressure?
A few years ago, researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo conducted a large study on pets and individuals who had high blood pressure.
The university studied 48 stockbrokers that were already taking Lycinprol for hypertension. A group of these stock brokers were provided a pet in addition to their Lycinprol medication. The other group represented the control group and continued to take their Lycinprol medication.
Six months later, the study simulated a high stress situation for entire group of stockbrokers. Those with pets at home only had their resting systolic (top number) blood pressure elevate from 120 to 126. The stock brokers without pets had an increase in blood pressure from 120 to 148.
PUT AN END TO FLUFFY'S COUNTERTOP JUMPING!
No matter how many times you shoo your cat off the kitchen counter, she keeps jumping back up and invading your prep space. Stop her leaps once and for all by placing strips of double-sided tape around the edges of the countertop. The sticky sensation will deter her from placing her paws on - or anywhere near - the area.
WATCH YOUR WALLET WHEN THIS MUSIC IS PLAYING
Classical! According to a Texas Tech University study, you'll choose, on average, items that cost three times more than you would normally spend when Bach, Beethoven or the music of similar composers is playing in the background! The researchers suspect that classical music makes you feel more sophisticated, and this, in turn, causes you to choose more expensive items.
THIS FINGER TRICK CAN SHOW...
HOW SHY AND STRAIGHT-UP YOU ARE!
Self-centered people tend to draw the letter Q in a way in which it can be read by themselves. They tend to come across as being the 'same person' in different situations, and their behaviour is guided more by their own values than the needs of others. They pride themselves on being straight with people, and expect others to be honest with them. Because of this, they are not especially good at lying, but are better at detecting lies in others.
People who are other-centered tend to draw the letter Q in a way in which it can be seen by someone facing them. They tend to be concerned with how other people see them. They are happy being the center of attention, can easily adapt their behaviour to suit the situation in which they find themselves, and are skilled at influencing the way in which others see them. Because of this they are often good at lying, but not so good at detecting lies.
Reader's Digest magazine, tesh.com, Consumer Reports magazine, The Oprah magazine, Womans World magazine, Men's Health magazine, Best Health magazine, Money magazine, Macleans magazine, Better Homes and Garden magazine