A new social network site started up a few months ago called hellohello.net. Free to join, set up a profile and start meeting people from all over the world. Discuss topics, tell about your business, your groups, where you live and many other exciting topics. You can create groups, join other groups, and learn a lot about the internet from people in the know. We now have a new hellohello toolbar that puts all the tools in one spot, easily accessible and easy to operate. Look at how fast Facebook grew, we at hellohello are just amazed how many people are joining us that are also on Facebook, Twitter and myspace. We have just launched a business side of hellhello that we can advertise our business, sell things etc, very exciting website. If you would like to take a look click on my link at the bottom of this blog and it will take you to the social site, where you can see what is going on. You have to log in, just remember it is free. If you want to find out more about the business side, there are links that you will see on the social site.
Further to my blog on Stress and Belly fat, from Prevention Magazine, here is the first of 3 Proven Flat Belly Foods that they recommend. Whole Grains: In a Pennsylvania State University study, dieters who ate whole grains, shed more than twice as much ab fat as those that didn't eat them. Whole Grains reduce production of insulin, a hormone that encourages fat storage, which might make it easier to lose belly fat. Instead of Refined Cereal - try - Whole grain cereal or oatmeal Instead of White bread - try - Whole wheat bread Instead of White pasta - try - Whole wheat pasta Instead of White rice - try - Brown rice Try this from my kitchen: put a half cup of rolled oats into a cup and a half of water and start to boil, as it cooks pour in a 1/2 cup of whole grain cereal such as Sunny Boy cereal. It cooks quickly, when thickened pour into your bowl and add some milk. It tastes really good, but if you like it sweeter try some maple syrup for flavor. Believe me you won't be hungry for hours.
I was reading Prevention Magazine today and came across an article that interested me. Belly Fat! It is on everyone's mind these days. They stated that eating right and exercising regularly helps ward off both stress and belly fat,but only if you're getting enough sleep. Skimping on sleep causes levels of the stress hormone cortisol to rise,along with levels of deep abdominal fat. "There's a definite association between lack of sleep,increased stress hormones,and weight gain," says Olson. In a 6 year study Canadian researchers found that adults who averaged just 5 or 6 hours of shut-eye a night were 35% more likely to gain 10-plus pounds and were nearly 60% heavier around the middle than those who slept 7 to 8 hours. Let's all make a goal - 7 hours or bust, I mean Belly!
We in Canada have just had Remembrance Day and now People in the United States of America will be having a day of Remembrance as well. It is a time of remembering all those that gave their lives to keep us free. We join you in bowing our heads while we Remember.
Why the Poppy? Today, fields of brilliant poppies still grow in France. A writer first made the connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths during the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century, remarking that fields that were barren before battle exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended. During the tremendous bombardments of the First World War the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble, allowing 'popaver rhoeas' to thrive. When the war ended the lime was quickly absorbed, and the poppy began to disappear again. After John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields was published in 1915 the poppy became a popular symbol for soldiers who died in battle. Three years later an American, Moina Michael, was working in a New York City YMCA canteen when she started wearing a poppy in memory of the millions who died on the battlefield. During a 1920 visit to the United States a French woman, Madame Guerin, learned of the custom. On her return to France she decided to use handmade poppies to raise money for the destitute children in war-torn areas of the country. In November,1921, the first poppies were distributed in Canada. Thanks to the millions of Canadians who wear flowers each November, the little red plant has never died. And neither have Canadian's memories for 116,031 of their countrymen who died in battle
Vintage wisdom from the past when recycle was the norm and not a new catch phrase. Mom’s survival tips from the depression, when rice sacks were made into pillowcases and aprons. Just wash them out good and the colored print on the outside came off, and you were ready to make a pillowcase, an apron, or garment for a little girl or boy. Times were tough and there was some joy in making something out of nothing. Mom always used old bed sheets for patching worn out quilts, sewing patches onto the elbows of worn shirts and the thin pieces were cut out and used for washing rags, floor wash rags and polishing cloths. Small squares were cut into handkerchief sizes, these were much easier on the nose than some of the paper wipes we have today. The strong outer edges of the old sheets were cut into long strips and neatly folded and stored in a clean place to be used for bandages. We would wrap up skinned knees; twisted ankles were wrapped as though it was a tensor bandage. When you had a cold Watkins menthol rub was slathered on your neck and wrapped up with a sheet strip. When you had a really bad cold Mom would get out a nice soft piece of bed sheet and smooth Goose grease on your chest then place the soft cloth, with a paste made of flour, water and dry mustard spread on it, onto your chest. Another soft cloth was place on top of all this mess and you were covered up and left to cook. It was quite an operation that we hated as kids, but we got better in a hurry. When I got married I took many of these handy hints with me. One Christmas my little daughter got a nurse kit as a gift and she instantly became Nurse Nancy and her little brother became Dr. Bluenose, when Daddy came home he was led to the couch to be nursed back to health. Ab Doman as he was called laid down and was wrapped from head to toe with my lovely bed sheet strips, he looked like a mummy. It was so funny , but I was running out of sheet trips very fast. And Daddy was running out of patience. To this day I keep some strips in my drawer as a safety precaution, you never now when you might need a nice clean piece of cloth. They are great for polishing the furniture, the brass, and the silverware or tying up the newspapers when you have run out of string.. Big pieces of bed sheets make good tea towels as they absorb the water from the dishes and leave them nice and shiny. Cut a flannel bed sheet into four squares and you have perfect little blankets for baby, nice and soft on tender skin. They were often cut into squares and used for diapers on the babies. (These were the kind folded into a triangle and wrapped around baby and pinned with two pins, very effective.) Just wash and reuse, how easy and convenient. I actually think the ChattaNooga Shoe Shine Boy had strips of his moms old bed sheets. That’s why he became so famous when he fanned the air and made them pop. The bed sheets in those days were pretty much organic as chemicals etc had not been used at that point and the cottons were so nice and soft yet strong. I know where you can get some Organic Cotton bedding that you can cut up after you have worn them out.
What a night we had the Wind was howling and the power blew out and stayed out all night. Thank goodness for my warm featherbed and pure down comforter from Sheer Heaven Luxury Bedding. I was warm and cozy sitting in the dark drinking my hot chocolate, lucky I had boiled the kettle just before the power zapped off. Burnt my finger finding the right level of water in my cup but what the heck, I was warm and cozy sitting with the curtain open watching the trees flap around in the wind, and drinking my hot chocolate. What else was a girl to do ! Hey, Have a great day! Karen www.sheerheavenluxurybedding.com Want to be warm and cozy too? Have a look at my online store. You will be glad you did.
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Beware of what is in your cosmetics, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, creams, body sprays, pharmaceutical products and food. It was reported earlier this year that English researchers identified parabens in samples of breast tumors. Parabens (alkyl esters of p-hydroxbenzoic acid) are being widely used as antimicrobial preservatives in thousands of cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceutical products and food. Six commonly used forms are: (Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, p-Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, n-Butylparaben and Benzylparaben). It is estimated that they are used in at least 13,200 cosmetics products. Philippa Darbre, an oncology expert at the University of Reading, in Edinburgh, the chemical form of the parabens found in 18 of the 20 tumors tested indicated that they originated from something applied to the skin, the most likely candidates being deodorants, antiperspirants, creams or body sprays. Remember these names and check every label before you buy. If no ingredients are listed don’t buy it or look at the same product in USA and you will see the ingredients. Canada still may not be required to list all ingredients. Be aware and check even our natural products to be sure they are totally free of any toxic ingredients. Taken from Organic Consumers Asociation newsletter, subject: Cosmetics, Parabens, and Breast Cancer/
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Welcome to my Blog. Welcome to my world, I am so lucky to live so close to the sea and the mountains. What a majestic setting for my work from home office. My favorite things are animals of all kinds, pouring rain, snow, coffee with a friend, walking my dog and travelling to far away places.
I hope you will drop by often and read what is happening with my life and the products that I support and love. I am the owner of Sheer Heaven Luxury Bedding website and proudly display pure and Natural Organic as well as Egyptain cotton and pure Goose down and silks. Am a Distributor of Mangosteen Juice by Xango, which is so good for you and keeps me healthy and disease free. Another favorite of mine is bHip Global products totally natural energy drink, Noni Ghia drink, pleasur Hormone balancer and Lecor Facial creams. I love to tell about the wonderful things these products can do for us all. We are turning to natural products now that really work and don't have side effects. Watch for information and stories of health and feeling good.