Friday, October 31, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - JACK-O-LANTERN REVENGE


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - HAPPY


JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING – 10 WORST FOODS FOR YOUR SKIN

Dear Readers:

This is definitely the wrong article to read just before Halloween. Below is an excerpt from the article. To read the entire article click on the link provided.


10 WORST FOODS FOR YOUR SKIN
The old saying "you are what you eat" holds true for your health. And, it turns out, your skin. Fill up on junk like refined carbs, sugar, and trans fats, and well, your skin is going to look like it.

"We’re actually learning that poor nutrition is just as bad for your skin as cigarette smoking," said Dr. Patricia Farris, dermatologist and author of “The Sugar Detox.”

A poor diet can cause inflammation, which triggers oxidative stress and in turn damages collagen and DNA, making you look older. 

Here are the top 10 food offenders to keep off your plate.

 Click on the link provided to read the entire article: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/31/10-worst-foods-for-your-skin/?intcmp=ob_homepage_health&intcmp=obnetwork

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SOME HOW I DON'T THINK THIS DOG OWNER THINKS HIS DOG IS HIS BEST FRIEND




Prattville police say a suspected meth manufacturer has been arrested with help from his pet dog.
Department spokeswoman Paula Barlow says Edwin Henderson ran from police who were serving a drug search warrant on Wednesday. Barlow says Henderson jumped into a ravine behind his house and was followed by his dog, Bo.

Barlow says an investigator pointed at Henderson and told the dog "go get him."

Barlow says the dog chased Henderson and was followed by two Prattville Drug Enforcement Unit investigators.

Barlow says Bo found Henderson lying in tall grass. Henderson was arrested when authorities saw the dog had stopped to wag his tail.

Henderson is charged with failure to obey police, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - THE WITCHE'S BREW


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - YEARS IN YOUR LIFE


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HEALTHIEST TEAS TO DRINK FROM MORNING TO NIGHT

Dear Readers:

I am an avid tea drinker, especially hot tea that has been brewed in a pot.  Came across this article about tea and thought those who are also avid tea drinkers might like to read.  Below is an excerpt and a link to the entire article.



"For Zhena Muzyka, tea is a way of life. The author of “Life by the Cup: Ingredients for a Purpose-Filled Life of Bottomless Happiness and Limitless Success” began her love affair with tea because of her grandmother, who was a Gypsy in Ukraine.

“She gardened and had this massive garden with botanicals and roses and herbs,” Muzyka told FoxNews.com. “And she taught me that flowers and spices and teas and herbs can fix any woe— mind, body or spirit.”"

Click on the link to read the entire article:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/28/healthiest-teas-to-drink-from-morning-to-night/?intcmp=obnetwork

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE'S WISECRACKS errrr... I MEAN - WISDOM


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - DREAMS


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EVER WONDER WHAT TO BUY WHEN IT COMES TO PUMPKINS, SQUASH, OR GOURDS?

Dear Readers:

I have to admit I have often wondered this time of the year, what is what when it comes to pumpkins, squash, and gourds.  Can you eat them all or are some ornamental?  Well, came across this article that you might want to read, that just may answer that question.  Below is an excerpt from the article with a link to the entire article below it.


"Walk into any supermarket in October, and you'll trip over bunches of multi-colored maize, hay bales, piles of gourds, bins of pumpkins, and towers of canned pumpkin puree. Even chain stores know it's harvest time.

But just what do you do with all of those seasonal gourds, squashes, and pumpkins when you take them home? Learn how to bring out the best in each variety, and you'll have an even more delicious month leading up to Halloween."

Click this link for the complete article:  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/28/your-halloween-guide-to-supermarket-pumpkins-squash-and-gourds/?intcmp=obmod_ffo&intcmp=obnetwork


LAUGH FOR THE DAY - GARFIELD AND LAST WORDS!


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - RULES OF THE GAME


Saturday, October 25, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - WEIGHT LOSS?


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - OPEN-MINDED


LOOKING FOR WAYS TO STRETCH YOUR FOOD DOLLARS?

Dear Readers:

I am always looking for ways to stretch my food dollar.  Here is an article that may give you a few ideas on how to do that.  Below is an excerpt and an a link to the complete article.  

"THE MOST OVERPRICED ITEMS AT YOUR GROCERY STORE"


"Even if you’re not actively bargain-hunting, you probably don’t want to spend more money than you have to at the grocery store. On the other hand, there’s something to be said for convenience – which is why we’re shopping at the grocery store and not buying a side of beef from a wholesaler or threshing bushels of wheat to grind into flour. But the grocery store can sometimes entice us with too much of that convenience. Foods that are partially prepared or packaged to save us time and trouble can be some of the most expensive at your local supermarket."

Link to the complete article:  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/23/most-overpriced-items-at-your-grocery-store/?intcmp=features

MAYBE THERE REALLY WAS SOMETHING IN THAT OLD SAYING, "AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY."

Dear Readers:

Love apples - always looking for ways to eat and cook them.  I came across this article today and thought you might like to read it.  Below is an excerpt and a link if you are interested in reading the complete article.  



"Could an apple a day keep the extra pounds away? According to a recent study in Food Chemistry, yes, because apples contain non-digestible compounds that promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut associated with weight loss.

How it works: These compounds--fiber and polyphenols--remain undigested until they’re fermented in the colon, where they act as food for friendly bacteria and help your body outweigh the bad bacteria that thrives on junk food, said lead study author and food scientist Giuliana Noratto. This restored microbial balance appears to reduce chronic inflammation, which increases the risk of obesity, and boosts feelings of fullness to help stave off overeating."

Link to the complete article:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/24/eating-this-fruit-every-day-can-help-lose-weight/?intcmp=obnetwork

Thursday, October 23, 2014

JUST A COLD? 5 SIGNS WHEN YOU SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR.

Here's an excerpt from an article you may find interesting.  To read the complete article click on the link provided.

"Recent health scares are sending Americans to their doctors in droves. But how do you know when it’s just a cold or when you need to get to the clinic?

Those sniffles, aches and general malaise could be just a cold, but with common symptoms and recent health scares all over the news, you may be worried that it’s something far more serious. Knowing when to pull the covers up and stay in— and when to get to your doctor— could save you anxiety and the money associated with an unnecessary doctor’s bill."

Click on the link to read the complete article:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/21/just-cold-5-signs-should-see-doctor/?intcmp=obnetwork

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - LEMONS AND VODKA

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - GET YOUR FACTS FIRST


Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NO LAUGH FOR THE DAY, JUST SOME INSPIRATION

JUST LISTEN:


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - SEE THE PROBLEM?


JUDGE JEANINE'S COMMENTS ON THE EBOLA SITUATION

Dear Readers:

Those of you who frequent my web page know by now that I am a retired RN.  As a medical person, I am appalled on how the CDC and the Obama Administration has handled this situation.  Judge Jeanine makes a very valid point.  Please listen to the video. 


WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT - THIS PEST MAY ACTUALLY HELP HUMANS!

Here is an excerpt from the article - to read the complete article, click on the link provided.

 Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz

"A new map of the house fly's DNA -- its genome -- could help scientists take a swat at a host of human diseases, experts say.
That's because the flies not only transmit human illnesses but are also immune to them, experts said."

Click on the link for the rest of the article:  http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/lowly-house-fly-gene-map-causes-buzz/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

UPLIFTING VIDEO TO END YOUR DAY - THE BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT

Dear Readers: 

I published this post about 2 - 21/2 months ago. I thought with what is going on with Ebola, Enterovirus D68, etc. that we all needed to see something uplifting. Enjoy. 


On May 6, 2014, Beagle Freedom Project rescued nine beagles from a laboratory in Nevada. Until this day, these beagles had never known a kind touch, been loved, or felt safe. Their lives are about to change forever.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - SMILE OR FROWN?


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - LIFE IS SHORT



WAYS YOU'RE COOKING EGGS ALL WRONG!

How do you cook your eggs?  Are you doing it the correct way?  Here's an excerpt from an article that shows the correct way to cook eggs.  To read the entire article - click on the link below the quote.


"From frittatas to baked Alaska, eggs are a staple ingredient in many classic dishes. On their own, eggs are often over-cooked and become dry and tasteless. Common mistakes like over-cooking eggs are easily fixable, and these quick fixes will improve your cooking techniques for tastier eggs."

Here's the link:  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/16/ways-youre-cooking-eggs-all-wrong/?intcmp=features

7 PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION


Read an interesting article on sleep deprivation today and wanted to share.  Below is an excerpt from the article.  To read the complete article click on the link below the quote.

"A study in the journal Sleep shows that nearly a quarter of people who sleep fewer than six hours a night have some kind of cardiovascular disease (clogged arteries, an abnormal or weak heartbeat, etc.).
What's more, Harvard Medical School experts say that those who chronically fail to hit the five-hour mark are 15 percent more likely to die at any age from anything."



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - THE WEIGHT ISSUE


We all get heavier as we get older because, there’s a lot more information in our heads. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - BEST MEDICINE


Monday, October 13, 2014

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - GARFIELD ON HOW TO APPROACH THE DAY!


A LETTER FROM A COP



I’m a cop.

A few weeks ago, two of my beat partners and I were called to an apartment in a fairly nice complex to help a mother and father with their 16-year-old son. 

The son had no criminal history, and by all accounts was a decent kid. But he was having some problems at home — breaking things and making threats with a knife — and the parents needed our help.

When we finally located the son, who is of mixed ethnicity (dad is white, mom is Hispanic), he instantly began cussing and yelling at us. He took a fighting stance and said he was not going to do anything we told him.

Luckily, we were able to calm him and get him into handcuffs without any blows being thrown.
We asked why he was so hostile towards us. His response? Ferguson. The cops could not be trusted because of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. He told us that he wanted to kill all white cops because of what “they” had done to Michael Brown.

His parents were mortified by his statements and they apologized profusely, telling us that is not how they raised their son.

I live and work more than 1900 miles west of Ferguson, but the effects of that case are still being felt here. Not a week goes by without someone I encounter mentioning it.

“Ferguson” has become the latest defense for committing crime, often invoked by people we arrest and their loved ones. Sadly, this feeling has not only infected the normal criminal element that I expect that behavior from, but even seems to be effecting middle class families as well.
While the effects can be felt far away, the localized effects are far more serious.

On Wednesday, a white officer in St. Louis, Missouri returned fire — in other words, he was shot at first — killing a black male suspect.

Normally, this event would barely garner back page news, because sadly, it is no longer newsworthy when a cop gets shot at. But, in the shadow of Ferguson, such an event is national news, and serves as fuel for more demonstrations, protests and vandalism.

According to accounts from Wednesday night’s “demonstrations,” the crowd was calling for Darren Wilson to be killed.

The same people who we used to count on for support, the good, law abiding general public, are now reluctant to trust us.

We, the local cops they have seen and contacted in the past, have not changed.  We have done nothing different.

What has changed is the public’s perception of us, created by the reckless reporting by nearly every news outlet very early after the shooting of Michael Brown. The rush to be first with the story over the desire to be correct is having dire consequences nationwide, and quite honestly, has made my job more difficult and more dangerous.

Since the shooting of Mike Brown, and the month-plus long circus that followed, the number of law enforcement officers being shot in the line of duty has skyrocketed, but the average citizen has no idea this is happening.

The national media jumps all over a story where an 18-year-old criminal punk, who shot at a cop, is shot and killed. That criminal is made out to be some sort of victim by many outlets. That story is front page news all over the country.

Did you know that in just three days this week (October 7-9), six cops were shot in the line of duty, one of whom was killed?

  • October 7: Chicago, IL – One officer, a captain, is shot twice — once in the face, once in the chest.  Other officers at the scene take fire and are pinned down by the suspect.
  • October 8: North Las Vegas, NV – An officer is shot during a gunfight with a suspect.
  • October 8:  Phoenix, AZ – An officer is shot in the face while on a traffic stop.  The suspects flee and the officer calls for help.  Two other officers arrive and start rendering aid, only to come under fire from the suspects who circle back and attack the responding officers.
  • October 8:  Oklahoma City, OK – Two officers are shot by a suspect during the same event.
  • October 9:  Midland County, TX – Sgt. Mike Naylor is shot and killed while responding to a report of a sexual assault.
Where are those stories in the national news?  What does it say about the media who make a victim out of a criminal, and ignore the good guys being injured and killed trying to keep society safe?

People ask me if things are different for cops since Ferguson.

Yes, yes they are.