SparkPeople Everything Else Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets-category.asp?category=everything-else Learn some of the secrets of success for Everything Else from SparkPeople members. SparkPeople Everything Else Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets-category.asp?category=everything-else Foam roller for stiff muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49743_foam_roller_for_stiff_muscles Several months ago, I briefly attended a yoga studio that used foam rollers extensively for stretching the muscles and deepening the positions. I'm so grateful I did. That short time has changed my life.<br><br>I go to the chiropractor every week, and have for years, but still I dealt with stiff, sore muscles daily. There is a variety of reasons my joints and muscles get out of whack regularly. Yet I could not overcome my bad habits (or escape the inescapable situations that create my kinks a... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:08:00 EST good things come to those who are patient http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49740_good_things_come_to_those_who_are_patient <br>Poisonous Mushrooms<br><br><br><br>A woman announces to her friend that she is getting married for the fourth time.<br><br>“How wonderful! But I hope you don’t mind me asking what happened to your first husband?<br><br>He ate poisonous mushrooms and died.<br><br>Oh, how tragic! What about your second husband?”<br><br>He ate poisonous mushrooms too and died.<br><br>“Oh, how terrible! I’m almost afraid to ask you about your third husband.<br><br>He died of a broken neck.<br><br>A broke... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:52:00 EST No Secret Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49737_no_secret_today No secret to share today, just an idea, over and over:<br><br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not. <br>Earl Nightingale <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:27:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49736_gr8_day_kkkk May the magic of Christmas gladden your heart with the joys of the season. Merry Christmas, and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. I look forward to Christmas every year. May the spirit of the season bring you closer to those whom you cherish so much......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>............................. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:55:00 EST 31 Time Savers to Free Up Your Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49734_31_time_savers_to_free_up_your_week 31 Time Savers to Free Up Your Week<br><br><br>If you're like most people, you'd like to find more time in your day to accomplish more tasks or achieve a goal that's been on a back burner for months. Although 98 percent of Americans value balance in their lives, only 35 percent make enough time for themselves each day.1<br><br>Americans often keep a frenetic pace, leading to high levels of stress. How can you create more time in your life when everyone is given the same 24 hours? How do some ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:57:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49729_gr8_day_kkkk Time for a Laugh<br><br>Three *Random Maori Koros (Papa's)are sitting on the paepae (The front of a Marae)waiting for the manuhiri (Visitor's) to arrive. <br>*RMK 1 says, "Gees it's Windy aye?" <br>*RMK 2 reckons "Nah, it's Thursday." <br>*RMK 3 chimes in, "So am I. Let's have a coke." ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 23:41:00 EST 25 most watched Christmas movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49725_25_most_watched_christmas_movies Sharing this list .. I have seen most of the movies on this list <br><br>just watched the movie, Christmas Vacation, with my family for the hundredth time...and it's still just as funny as the day I first viewed it...maybe even funnier!<br><br>We all work hard...and December is the perfect time of the year to reap some rewards for all of our efforts, including indulging ourselves by grabbing a soft blanket, snuggling up on the sofa, and watching some holiday flicks.<br><br>Sharing. i did not... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:29:00 EST United States Is Turning Into a Factory Farm for China, With Devastating Environmental Consequences http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49722_united_states_is_turning_into_a_factory_farm_for_china_with_devastating_environmental_consequences United States Is Turning Into a Factory Farm for China, With Devastating Environmental Consequences<br><br>Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are a major environmental polluter, destroying both soil and waterways. Making matters worse, a large portion of the food produced by American CAFOs is not even sold in the U.S. It’s exported to China.<br><br>What’s more, Chinese companies are increasingly buying up American farmland and U.S. food producers.1 So while China is reaping the be... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:34:00 EST Mobility Therapy Can Inexpensively and Radically Improve Your Fitness and Pain Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49720_mobility_therapy_can_inexpensively_and_radically_improve_your_fitness_and_pain_relief Mobility Therapy Can Inexpensively and Radically Improve Your Fitness and Pain Relief<br><br><br>Poor flexibility and mobility can greatly impair the quality of your movement, which in turn can seriously jeopardize your health and quality of life. With most people spending a large percentage of time sitting, mobility training is a necessity for most of us, but it's particularly important as you get older.<br><br>Mobility training can improve not only your fitness goals, but also your health i... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:11:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49717_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:52:00 EST Boost Your Brain Health Naturally http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49715_boost_your_brain_health_naturally Boost Your Brain Health Naturally<br><br><br>Ninety-three percent of Americans believe maintaining brain health is very or extremely important, according to an AARP survey; however, few are aware of the many holistic approaches available to do so.1<br><br>Contrary to popular belief, your brain doesn't have to slow down or become unreliable with age, and there are steps within your control that can influence your memory, cognition and more.<br><br>Your lifestyle, from vitamin D to vegetables, ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:48:00 EST Clutter. the two most important questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49710_clutter_the_two_most_important_questions <br>Clutter: The Two Most Important Questions <br><br><br>I had a donation pick-up scheduled at my house the other day. Throughout the past quarter, my family has been gathering whatever we don't use, placing it in donation bags, and saving those bags for the donation organization representatives when they arrived with their truck.<br><br>One good practice I've found to keep clutter at bay...and to have some donations for a favorite charity every quarter, is to look somewhere specific every s... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:56:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49708_gr8_day_kkkk What you do and who you are is unique and no one else in the world will do it like you. For that reason alone you must do it. ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:29:00 EST Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49703_link_between_vitamin_d_deficiency_and_dementia_confirmed Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed<br><br>Vitamin D has been shown to improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease,1 the latter of which now affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans.2<br><br>The latest mortality statistics places Alzheimer’s in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.3 Vitamin D deficiency is also rampant. Researchers estimate that half of the general popula... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:58:00 EST Boost Your Brain Health Naturally http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49702_boost_your_brain_health_naturally Boost Your Brain Health Naturally<br><br>Ninety-three percent of Americans believe maintaining brain health is very or extremely important, according to an AARP survey; however, few are aware of the many holistic approaches available to do so.1<br><br>Contrary to popular belief, your brain doesn't have to slow down or become unreliable with age, and there are steps within your control that can influence your memory, cognition and more.<br><br>Your lifestyle, from vitamin D to vegetables, may ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:44:00 EST Worrying About Your Health Can Make You Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49701_worrying_about_your_health_can_make_you_sick Worrying About Your Health Can Make You Sick<br><br><br>Worrying about your health can be a self-fulfilling prophesy, researchers warn, raising your risk of heart disease and death. Anxiety and neurotic traits have also previously been linked to a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.<br><br>For most people, getting a negative test result back from your doctor is a relief, but for an estimated 5 to 10 percent of people, such news make no difference — they still worry about their health, even i... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:35:00 EST Don’t subject yourself to other’s idea of how things ‘have to be done’. If your way works, do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49699_dont_subject_yourself_to_others_idea_of_how_things_have_to_be_done_if_your_way_works_do_it Don’t subject yourself to other’s idea of how things ‘have to be done’. If your way works, do it!.......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>........................ Thu, 8 Dec 2016 00:40:00 EST you found what in your shoe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49696_you_found_what_in_your_shoe You Found What in Your Shoe? <br><br><br>Did you wake up this morning, December 6th, to a shoe filled with treats, and perhaps even a present waiting for you? If you answered YES, you're likely someone who knows about St. Nick's Day. If not, and you're wondering what I'm talking about, I know the feeling.<br><br>I lived in New Jersey all my life and never heard of this holiday. In fact, it didn't even come up until my daughter was in preschool...and all the parents were mentioning, 'Don't for... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:24:00 EST How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Improve Your Hearing With Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49688_how_to_prevent_hearing_loss_and_improve_your_hearing_with_nutrition How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Improve Your Hearing With Nutrition<br><br>You're probably aware that certain nutrients can support optimal vision, but did you know your hearing may benefit from certain foods as well? If you have trouble hearing, or notice that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, your diet (and/or additional supplementation) may hold the answer.<br><br>In fact, nutritional imbalances are increasingly thought to be a causative factor in hearing loss.1 Age-related hea... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:01:00 EST 60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49686_60_years_of_research_links_gluten_grains_to_schizophrenia <br>60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia<br><br><br>Does the consumption of gluten-containing grains contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia?<br><br>Believe it or not, this question has been asked for well over 60 years by researchers who stumbled upon evidence that the removal of gluten from the diet results in improved symptoms, or conversely, that gluten grain consumption leads to higher prevalence of both neurological and psychiatric problems.<br><br... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:33:00 EST It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49679_its_not_about_the_destination_as_much_as_it_is_about_the_journey_enjoy_every_step_of_the_way_and_dont_judge_it It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>....... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:35:00 EST do not copy if you can not paste http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49676_do_not_copy_if_you_can_not_paste Don't Copy, If You Can't Paste<br><br><br><br>A famous inspirational speaker said :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my wife. "<br><br>Audience was in shock and silence.<br><br>He added : "She was my mother"<br><br>(A big round of pause & laughter)<br><br>A very daring husband tried to crack this at home.<br><br>After dinner, he said loudly to his wife in the kitchen :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my w... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:06:00 EST Will the FTC End Homeopathy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49671_will_the_ftc_end_homeopathy Will the FTC End Homeopathy?<br><br><br>The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is coming after the centuries’ old natural medicine system known as homeopathy.<br><br>In a notice filed in November 2016, the FTC stated that in order for homeopathic remedies to claim they are effective, their makers must provide proof. If no proof is provided, the remedies must state there is “no scientific evidence that the product works.”<br><br>In order to not mislead consumers, the FTC further stated that h... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:48:00 EST Aspartame and Shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49670_aspartame_and_shame Aspartame and Shame<br><br>The artificial sweetener aspartame is used in more than 6,000 products worldwide, including Diet Coke products. It used to be part of Diet Pepsi, too, until the company swapped out it out for another artificial sweetener (a Splenda blend) in response to consumer demand.<br><br>Senior vice president of Pepsi's flavors unit, Seth Kaufman, noted, "Diet cola drinkers in the U.S. told us they wanted aspartame-free Diet Pepsi."1 The move was an attempt by Pepsi to grab a ... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:18:00 EST It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49662_its_not_about_the_destination_as_much_as_it_is_about_the_journey_enjoy_every_step_of_the_way_and_dont_judge_it It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>....... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:04:00 EST remove pores on your face at home http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49660_remove_pores_on_your_face_at_home <br>It Only Takes 1-Ingredient To Remove Pores On Your Face At Home!<br><br>Enlarged open pores on face can make your skin look aged and unhealthy. They can also increase other skin care problems, such as acne and blackheads, especially for people with oily skin. Are you curious to know how to shrink large pores or reduce pore size? Many people end up using products or treatments for large pores that instead of minimizing the pores make matters worse!<br><br><br><br>LARGE PORES TREATMENT WITH... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:20:00 EST Lap-Band Surgery Works http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49655_lapband_surgery_works I had Lap-Band surgery in April of 2015. It was quite a process to get it approved by my insurance company and then the waiting to get the surgery and the prep to get ready for it as you have to go on the Atkins diet before hand so that you are ready for the surgery. I went through True Results (though they aren't in the Austin, TX area any more I still love them). They gave me a book to read before surgery to learn what I would have to do with the band for the rest of my life. I know there ... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:30:00 EST Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49653_obesity_will_soon_overtake_smoking_as_principal_cause_of_cancer Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer<br><br><br>More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide.1 In the US, nearly one in five deaths is now associated with obesity.<br><br>That obesity factors into your mortality risk isn't so surprising when you consider just how many chronic and serious disease it's associated with.<br><br>... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:24:00 EST Cheering myself after a disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49652_cheering_myself_after_a_disappointment I was really hoping for some snow this morning as the weather person has been predicting it for a week and of course nothing so it was a bit disappointing this morning to say the least so I went looking for something to cheer me up and found this poem called<br><br> Snow Man<br><br> "One must have a mind of winter<br>To regard the frost and the boughs<br>Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;<br><br>And have been cold a long time<br>To behold the junipers shagged with ice,<br>The spruces rough ... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:11:00 EST a police officer came to my door cute story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49644_a_police_officer_came_to_my_door_cute_story A Police Officer Came to My Door... <br><br><br>Last month, a police officer came to my door. I am one of the block watch captains in my neighborhood. It's a program that encourages neighbors to look out for other neighbors to keep crime at bay.<br><br>A neighbor and I started our block watch years ago when a few cars were broken into...a wallet left on the seat was taken from one, and some papers were rifled through in the other.<br><br>It's important to note that the cars were not locked. S... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 20:18:00 EST Weekend Is Almost Ova http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49642_weekend_is_almost_ova Happy Sunday evening! It's a snowy wintry weather day and it's going to prove to be trying to travel tomorrow. I can't say I'm looking forward to either but I'll have my travel music on which is 93.9. Here in Chicago it's the lite fm station for Christmas music.<br><br>Oh my goodness the hits from past yesterday and today play all day long. If they are not playing what I want to hear I just turn to YouTube they got me too. But if you have i❤️ Radio on your phone tablet or computer tune em... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:58:00 EST It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49641_its_not_about_the_destination_as_much_as_it_is_about_the_journey_enjoy_every_step_of_the_way_and_dont_judge_it It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>....... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 17:44:00 EST Breathe, Exhale and Repeat: What Are the Benefits of Controlled Breathing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49636_breathe_exhale_and_repeat_what_are_the_benefits_of_controlled_breathing Breathe, Exhale and Repeat: What Are the Benefits of Controlled Breathing?<br><br>The average person takes about 20,000 breaths a day,1 and you probably don’t give them much thought. Breathing obviously yields incredible power over your health, as it supplies your body with oxygen (and removes excess carbon dioxide [CO2]) to keep you alive.<br><br>However, when harnessed correctly, breathing can do far more than supply your cells with oxygen. The way you breathe — whether fast or slow, shallo... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:21:00 EST Do you have a bad case of stinkin thinkin/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49627_do_you_have_a_bad_case_of_stinkin_thinkin Do You Have a Bad Case of Stinkin' Thinkin'? <br><br><br>There's one thing we are all pretty good at doing, but shouldn't be.<br><br>And that is...being so darn hard on ourselves.<br><br>Honestly, we'd never talk to another person the way we talk to ourselves sometimes. For instance, would you ever say these things to your best friend?<br><br>'Of course you can't lose weight. Why start dieting? You'll never keep it up.'<br><br>'It's ridiculous for you to go back to school at your age! What ar... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:17:00 EST It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49626_its_not_about_the_destination_as_much_as_it_is_about_the_journey_enjoy_every_step_of_the_way_and_dont_judge_it It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey, enjoy every step of the way and don’t judge it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>....... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:58:00 EST Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49623_aspartame_by_far_the_most_dangerous_substance_added_to_most_foods_today Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today<br><br><br>Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.<br><br>What you don't know WILL hurt you. Find out the dangerous effects of artificial sweeteners to your health.Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:32:00 EST Care What You Wear: Serious Concerns About Clothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49622_care_what_you_wear_serious_concerns_about_clothing Care What You Wear: Serious Concerns About Clothing<br><br><br><br>Microbeads, those tiny plastic pellets found in body washes, facial scrubs, toothpaste and other toiletries and even pharmaceuticals, go down your drain, through the filters at most wastewater treatment plants and out into the environment.<br><br>Once in the water, microbeads easily absorb endocrine-disrupting and cancer-causing chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The chemical-laden beads, which resemble fish eggs... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:58:00 EST Prematurely Gray? This Is Probably Why http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49621_prematurely_gray_this_is_probably_why Prematurely Gray? This Is Probably Why<br><br>It's a sign of advancing age. Some call it a sign of wisdom. It varies from person to person and seems to run in families. Some do everything they can to mask it or use some other method to make it go away, while others barely notice and simply go about the business of living.<br><br>What is it? The way of the gray. Gray hair has been, for want of a better phrase, "the way it is," since the beginning of time. Like taxes and that other thing we won... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:30:00 EST Don’t subject yourself to other’s idea of how things ‘have to be done’. If your way works, do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49619_dont_subject_yourself_to_others_idea_of_how_things_have_to_be_done_if_your_way_works_do_it Don’t subject yourself to other’s idea of how things ‘have to be done’. If your way works, do it!.......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>........................ Sat, 3 Dec 2016 02:43:00 EST Date Night with My Hubby http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49616_date_night_with_my_hubby So it's my hubby's bday and as always I have to pretend to make a huge fuss over him. His mom spoiled him so badly me picking up where she left off not knowing how do I get off the "me me me" meaning him train? Any suggestion inbox me. <br><br>So I made reservation he is getting off work late so I had to cancel them. So that's great because I have no closed toe shoes and my boots heel that I could wear is broke. Where are my cobblers when I need em? So he wants to go to the movies but he want... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:23:00 EST Things you never knew that your freezer can help you with http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49615_things_you_never_knew_that_your_freezer_can_help_you_with <br>We all have freezers, but are we using them most effectively? There’s more you can do with your freezer than making ice and storing your food items. Read on for some surprising ways you can get the most out of your freezer.<br><br>1. KILL BACTERIA AND REMOVE ODORS FROM JEANS BY PUTTING THEM IN A FREEZER<br><br>2-1 (1)<br>Washing your jeans too much fades the color. If your jeans start to smell a bit rank, throw them in the freezer at night to remove bad odors. The freezer will kill most o... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:45:00 EST The Vaccines That Worry Parents Most http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49611_the_vaccines_that_worry_parents_most The Vaccines That Worry Parents Most<br><br>A study conducted at the University of Michigan shows that, although parents overwhelmingly share the belief that vaccines are a good way to protect their children from disease, these same parents express concerns regarding potential adverse effects of vaccines.<br><br>They especially seem to question the safety of new vaccines.<br><br>The study is based on a survey of more than 1,500 parents that was conducted last year. About 12 percent of parents... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:03:00 EST Do you have a need to read http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49605_do_you_have_a_need_to_read Do You Have a Need to Read? <br><br><br>I enjoy reading and, in fact, belong to two monthly book clubs. One of the clubs is a Ladies Book Chat called 'Need to Read.' There are 10 of us. The other is a Mother/Daughter chat (which I attend with my 12-year-old daughter) and there are 7 pairs of moms and daughters. In a nutshell, we choose a book, have one month to read it, and then we discuss it at each other's homes on a rotating basis, while enjoying delicious refreshments and fun social time.... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 04:25:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49604_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:25:00 EST Morning my fano happy dads day http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49599_morning_my_fano_happy_dads_day What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.`````````...........................<BR>......................................<BR>.................... vgy.......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>........................ Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:58:00 EST Pancreatitis Causes, Symptoms and Prevention http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49596_pancreatitis_causes_symptoms_and_prevention Pancreatitis Causes, Symptoms and Prevention<br><br>What is the pancreas, and what is its purpose in our body? Most people are familiar with the name, but may not be familiar about what this organ does. Essentially, your pancreas plays an important role in your digestive system by producing enzymes that help break down food in your intestines.<br><br>What Does the Pancreas Look Like?<br><br>Located right behind your stomach in the abdominal area, the pancreas is a gland that measures 6 to 10 ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:34:00 EST Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49595_light_therapy_can_help_seasonal_affective_disorder_and_major_depression Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depression<br><br><br>For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice and least amount of daylight is fast approaching, as is the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).<br><br>An estimated1 20 percent of Americans are affected by SAD each winter, suffering from the blues, fatigue, and in some cases, more serious depression as sunlight grows scarce.<br><br>Worldwide, it strikes about 1 in 20.2 What differen... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:42:00 EST How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49594_how_sunlight_affects_your_mental_health How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health<br><br><br>Sunlight has a profound impact on your mental health — more so than any other weather phenomenon. That's the conclusion of a recent study looking at links between weather and depression.1<br><br>Mental health data from more than 16,000 Brigham Young University students was used. Assessments had been filled out several times by each person over the course of six years. Each assessment was then matched to local weather data.<br><br>Nineteen dif... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:29:00 EST difference between ceiling fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49584_difference_between_ceiling_fans Why do Indian ceiling fans have only three blades, while the ceiling fans in the US have 4 or 5 blades? There is a very specific and direct reason behind it. Read on to know.<br><br><br>TYPICAL US FAN:<br><br>why-choose-us-to-supply-and-in<BR>stall<br>In the US, which is colder than India, the sole purpose of a ceiling fan is to use as a supplement to the air conditioner. The fans with 4 / 5 blades works slower than the one with 3 blades and generally have a maximum of 3 speed settings. It se... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:10:00 EST we the family wish you peace, joy, and all the best the holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring y http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49583_we_the_family_wish_you_peace_joy_and_all_the_best_the_holiday_has_to_offer_may_this_incredible_time_of_giving_and_spending_time_with_family_bring_you_joy_that_lasts_throughout_the_year_christmas_time_ we the family wish you peace, joy, and all the best the holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year. Christmas time is a season of great joy. It is a time of remembering the past and hoping for the future. May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year......................................<BR>...................................... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:52:00 EST Kids Given Vaccines Have 22 Times the Rate of Ear Infections http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49582_kids_given_vaccines_have_22_times_the_rate_of_ear_infections Kids Given Vaccines Have 22 Times the Rate of Ear Infections<br><br><br>In the first video above, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), summarizes one of the most important scientific reviews on vaccines that was just published in August. <br><br>Barbara has been a pioneer for the last 30 years in vaccine safety and informed consent, and this discussion is of grave importance to everyone, including pediatricians and doctors.<br><br>Wha... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:17:00 EST More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Illnesses http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49581_more_than_half_of_americans_have_chronic_illnesses More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Illnesses<br><br>The cost of health care in the U.S. jumped to over 17 percent of the GDP in 2015.1 However, even though the U.S. tops $3 trillion in spending on health care each year, it is the worst performing system ranked by multiple aspects of care.2<br><br>Americans spend, on average, over $9,500 per capita on healthcare. This is the highest amount spent over 11 developed countries, but the U.S. ranks 11th in terms of health. The most glaring dif... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:01:00 EST Two Heart Attacks and a Life Lesson: ‘Take Care of Your Beautiful Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49580_two_heart_attacks_and_a_life_lesson_take_care_of_your_beautiful_self Two Heart Attacks and a Life Lesson: ‘Take Care of Your Beautiful Self’<br><br>Special to Everyday Health<br><br>“I love you and I’ll see you tonight.”<br><br>Those were the last words I uttered to my husband and children before I rushed out the door to make it to work on time the day that changed my life.<br><br>“I’ll never get to tell them that again,” were the first thoughts that came to mind when the doctor came in and told me my test indicated I had suffered a heart attack.<br><br>Friday... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:30:00 EST Sleep is key http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49575_sleep_is_key When losing weight, eating late makes me irregular the next day when I do not get enough Zzz's. The remedy for that, I have found is insuring digestion of my last meal of yesterday is accomplished before hitting the hay... I also read that eating no less than 4 hours before sleep is recommended (tried and true). There are resources that say a chemical that slows metabolism at night with a full stomach can cause weight issues long term. Hence, why I need to be on this Website. Depending on wha... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:18:00 EST December a season of fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49573_december_a_season_of_fun I like December for many reasons. This year I will remember the passing of my Mom the most as we lost her last December. My family had many good times with her over the years. When my siblings and I were young it was just Mom and us and even though we didn't have much she was able to make it special for each of us. The tree with loads of handmade decorations was really nice. Going around caroling was a lot of fun too especially the hot chocolate. A couple of nice poems of mine are as fo... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:36:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49572_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:12:00 EST Very emotional and inspiring marriage story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49568_very_emotional_and_inspiring_marriage_story <br>Very Emotional and Inspiring Marriage Story<br><br><br><br><br>On my wedding day, I carried my wife in my arms. The bridal car stopped in front of our one-room flat. My buddies insisted that I carry her out of the car in my arms. So I carried her into our home. She was then plump and shy. I was a strong and happy bridegroom.<br><br>This was the scene of ten years ago.<br><br>The following days were as simple as a cup of pure water: we had a kid, I went into business and tried to make more... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:09:00 EST Many People as AIDS -- Why are Doctors Ignoring it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49565_many_people_as_aids_why_are_doctors_ignoring_it Many People as AIDS -- Why are Doctors Ignoring it?<br><br>About $282 million was paid to doctors by drug companies last year. Is this compromising the best interests of their patients?<br> <br>Many people are still completely unaware of the many ways in which they are being manipulated into taking dangerous and unnecessary drugs.<br><br>There's the $5 billion direct-to-consumer marketing, of course, which is rather obvious. But physicians also play a major role, and the manipulation that tak... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:51:00 EST How to avoid leg cramps when running http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49558_how_to_avoid_leg_cramps_when_running Almost every runner has experienced muscle cramps while running at one time or another, especially if you get muscle cramps while running a marathon or after running in the summer. Leg cramps can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from finishing your run. They can come out of nowhere, and what causes muscle cramps while running is somewhat unknown.<br><br>There seems to be two causes for leg cramps:<br><br>Muscle Fatigue: Dehydration expedites muscle fatigue, and that is a likely cause o... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:40:00 EST what it means if you have dimples in your cheeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49553_what_it_means_if_you_have_dimples_in_your_cheeks This Is What It Really Means If You Have Dimples In Your Cheeks.<br><br><br><br>A dimple is any sort of indentation, but most people use the term to refer specifically to indentations in the skin, particularly on the cheeks. Dimpled cheeks are considered attractive in many cultures, and they are a common genetic trait. According to the survey around 20% of the population have dimples on their faces. So, what is the meaning of dimples? Let’s explore the topic further.<br><br>DIMPLES, IN FACT, ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:41:00 EST What works for depression? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49548_what_works_for_depression Depression affects about 15.7 million adults in the United States, over 8 percent of the population.<br><br>Many conventional medicines don't work for depression because depression is not caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, but are caused by a lifestyle that unbalances the entire human physiology.<br><br>Antidepressants don't work any more than taking an aspirin fixes a stick in the eye! Antidepressants come with many risks including the possibility of suicide and debilitating withdr... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:53:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49546_gr8_day_kkkk Visualize! Each day you can benefit greatly from visualizing what you want to achieve. Seeing yourself doing it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:58:00 EST 22 food related words you might be pronouncing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49535_22_food_related_words_you_might_be_pronouncing_wrong 22 Food-Related Words You Might Be Pronouncing Wrong<br><br><br><br>Here is the list of 22 common food-related words that are often mispronounced.<br>1. MENU<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Men-OO<br>Correct pronunciation : Men-YU<br>2. JALAPENO<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Ja–la–peh–noh<br>Correct pronunciation : Hah–la–peh–nyoh<br>3. ESPRESSO<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Ex–press–so<br>Correct pronunciation : Es–press–so<br>4. COCOA<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Kok-koh-wa<br>Correct pronunciat... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:08:00 EST Goal Setting Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49531_goal_setting_part_1 I think many of us have heard about SMART goals. Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. Some of us may have even created some for work, school, weight loss, and even life in general. I fall into the last group. Every year around Thanksgiving weekend I come up with a handful of goals for the next year. I picked this time because it seems to be calmer than the year of the year, at least in my life. <br><br>I create goals in three major groups; financial, household, and h... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:56:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49527_another_gr8_day_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:51:00 EST Improving Your Health by Ditching Desks and Chairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49526_improving_your_health_by_ditching_desks_and_chairs Improving Your Health by Ditching Desks and Chairs<br><br><br>Kelly Starrett, who has a Ph.D. in physical therapy, is the author of “Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World.” It’s a real eye-opener, and has helped me address some of my own movement challenges.<br><br>I read about 150 books a year and last year the best book I read was “The Metabolic Theory of Cancer.” This year I would have to give that honor to Kelly’s book. I have read many books on posture and movement, but his was the b... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:41:00 EST You Shouldn't Sit All Day Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49524_you_shouldnt_sit_all_day_long You Shouldn't Sit All Day Long<br><br>Are you sitting down? Mounting research suggests this all-too-common state is detrimental to your physical and mental well being. You've likely heard some of the news by now, but did you know sedentary behavior is the fourth leading cause of premature death worldwide?1<br><br>Prolonged sedentary time (generally defined as sitting for eight hours or more each day) was associated with a number of health risks (regardless of physical activity) in one meta-an... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:53:00 EST If You Sleep Naked, 7 Surprising Effect It’ll Have On Your Body. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49520_if_you_sleep_naked_7_surprising_effect_itll_have_on_your_body If You Sleep Naked, 7 Surprising Effect It’ll Have On Your Body.<br><br><br><br>How long can you stay naked without feeling uncomfortable? Most of us are not comfortable with our own bodies and thus, do not like sleeping naked. But it is a scientifically proven fact that sleeping naked has its benefits.<br><br>If you are sleeping without clothes, you are bound to have better sleep and lower levels of stress. Here are 7 amazing benefits of sleeping naked every night!<br><br>1. IMPROVES SPERM Q... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 04:42:00 EST You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49517_you_already_have_all_it_takes_to_create_anything_it_all_comes_from_within_you_its_about_what_you_choose_and_expose_yourself_to You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>................................. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:19:00 EST Why Do Americans Refrigerate Eggs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49513_why_do_americans_refrigerate_eggs Why Do Americans Refrigerate Eggs?<br><br><br>Perhaps it's just a matter of course that you wash your eggs before using them. Many Americans do. But did you know that in many areas of the world, they don't?<br><br>The Japanese, Australians and Scandinavians wash their eggs, too, either when they bring them home from the store and before refrigerating them, or just after taking them from the refrigerator and before cracking them into their skillets.<br><br>Some natural health advocates think t... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:36:00 EST How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49511_how_thanksgiving_promotes_health_and_happiness How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness<br><br><br>Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists believe actually fosters greater happiness and health.<br><br>And, while the ritual of giving thanks once a year is beneficial, doing it more often could be life changing. At least that's what science suggests.<br><br>The Benefits of Ritual Get-Togethers at Mealtime<br><br>As noted ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:09:00 EST If Your Body Suddenly Jerks While Falling Asleep, THIS is What It Means http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49507_if_your_body_suddenly_jerks_while_falling_asleep_this_is_what_it_means If Your Body Suddenly Jerks While Falling Asleep, THIS is What It Means.<br><br><br><br>Have you ever woken up with a jerk as if been thrown into your bed? Or fallen from a virtually enormous height onto your bed? These are known as “hypnic jerks” or “sleep start” and as many as 70% of people experience them from time to time. This parasomnia occurs only during the hypnagogic state, the transitional period between wakefulness and sleep.<br>falling-sensation-sleep<br>SO WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?<b... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 04:23:00 EST You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49504_you_already_have_all_it_takes_to_create_anything_it_all_comes_from_within_you_its_about_what_you_choose_and_expose_yourself_to You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>................................. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:09:00 EST Thanksgiving time with Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49500_thanksgiving_time_with_family It was a really good time at sister's yesterday. We talked and ate some good food, played games, ate some dessert, and watched some football. It is good to be thankful. <br><br>Are You Thankful?<br>© Joey F. Gibbs <br><br>Published on November 21, 2016<br><br>I'm not thankful for anything<br>And never will I proclaim that:<br>"I am thankful for every moment."<br>Because really<br>Who cares about family and friends?<br>How can someone say<br>Thanksgiving actually means something?<br>I have a... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:43:00 EST People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, are happier, and better able to reach their goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49498_people_who_are_thankful_for_what_they_have_are_better_able_to_cope_with_stress_are_happier_and_better_able_to_reach_their_goals People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, are happier, and better able to reach their goals<br><br>Gratitude is also associated with improved health, producing a number of measurable effects on various biological systems<br>One way to harness the positive power of gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal, where you actively write down what you’re grateful for each day<br><br><br>Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredien... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:50:00 EST Developing an Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49496_developing_an_attitude_of_gratitude_can_help_you_live_a_longer_happier_life Developing an Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life<br><br><br>Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express gratitude, there’s much to be said for the benefits of cultivating the spirit of thankfulness year-round.<br><br>People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, have more ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:11:00 EST Keep your joints healthy and strong with these simple tips. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49495_keep_your_joints_healthy_and_strong_with_these_simple_tips 5 Easy Ways to Prevent Joint Pain<br><br>Want to age well? Forget wrinkles and be kind to your joints instead.<br><br><br>Keep your joints healthy and strong with these simple tips.<br><br><br>PROTECT YOUR JOINTS<br>Warming up before a workout can lower your risk of injury. <br>Swimming isn't just easy on the joints, it's a heart-healthy workout, too. <br>Good posture could help prevent degenerative arthritis and joint pain.<br><br><br>Americans are living longer than ever, but lifespan and h... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:49:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49493_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:19:00 EST Man Asked His Wife If She Had Ever Been Unfaithful. But He Never Expected Her To Say This http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49490_man_asked_his_wife_if_she_had_ever_been_unfaithful_but_he_never_expected_her_to_say_this Man Asked His Wife If She Had Ever Been Unfaithful. But He Never Expected Her To Say This<br><br><br><br>“Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there’s something I have to know.<br>In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?”<br><br>Martha replied, “Well Henry, I have to be honest with you.. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason.”<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><BR... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:33:00 EST A setback is a setup for a comeback http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49486_a_setback_is_a_setup_for_a_comeback A setback is a setup for a comeback..................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>....... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:41:00 EST The Many Benefits of Expressing and Receiving Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49484_the_many_benefits_of_expressing_and_receiving_gratitude The Many Benefits of Expressing and Receiving Gratitude<br><br>Science tells us that people who are thankful for what they have are happier and reach their goals with greater ease, and Thanksgiving is an American holiday that reminds us to take stock of all the things we're grateful for.<br><br>As noted in a previous article on this topic published in the Harvard Mental Health Letter:1<br><br>"Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:34:00 EST How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49483_how_thanksgiving_promotes_health_and_happiness How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness<br><br><br>Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists believe actually fosters greater happiness and health.<br><br>And, while the ritual of giving thanks once a year is beneficial, doing it more often could be life changing. At least that's what science suggests.<br><br>The Benefits of Ritual Get-Togethers at Mealtime<br><br>As noted ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:13:00 EST Rules for a Clean Refrigerator http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49482_rules_for_a_clean_refrigerator Rules for a Clean Refrigerator<br><br>Don't underestimate the power of a good fridge. It'll keep your food safe and tasty if you treat it right.<br><br><br><br>Having a healthy home means doing what you can to keep your family well and safe. One simple way to do that is to maintain and clean your refrigerator regularly — it will save energy and money and reduce your family's risk of food-borne illness.<br><br>Smart fridge maintenance involves keeping the refrigerator temperature in the recomm... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:34:00 EST A time to Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49481_a_time_to_remember This is my first Thanksgiving without my Mother Dear as she died 10 days after on my daughter's birthday. Mom loved the holiday and every year invited as many of her five children to come that could make it. She was always great with the preparations and was always open to our families bringing something to share with each other. I miss you Mom and little poem is for you.<br><br>Thanksgiving - By Ella Wheeler Wilcox<br><br>We walk on starry fields of white<br>And do not see the daisies;<br... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:53:00 EST The secret is there is no secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49476_the_secret_is_there_is_no_secret 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>8888888888888888888888888888888... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:27:00 EST Put salt in your shampoo before using it http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49475_put_salt_in_your_shampoo_before_using_it Put Salt in Your Shampoo Before Showering. This Simple Trick Solves One of the Biggest Hair Problems.<br><br>The salt can be used in many other situations and not only for eating. It can be very useful in different situations and those situations can help you to make your life much easier. And in this article we will show you one useful trick with salt that can solve hair problems.<br><br><br><br>ADDING SALT IN YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS CAN MAKE YOUR HAIR AND SKIN IMPECCABLE<br><br>You’re... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:46:00 EST If you don’t have room to fail, you don’t have room to grow.&#8202; http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49472_if_you_dont_have_room_to_fail_you_dont_have_room_to_grow8202 ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:16:00 EST Chemicals in Cosmetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49463_chemicals_in_cosmetics Chemicals in Cosmetics<br><br><br>The average U.S. woman uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). While most men use fewer products, they're still exposed to about 85 such chemicals daily.<br><br>Teens, whose developing bodies are especially vulnerable to chemical exposures, use an average of 17 personal care products a day and are exposed to even more.1<br><br>When EWG tested teens to find o... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:32:00 EST Surprising Ingredients Found in Lipstick http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49461_surprising_ingredients_found_in_lipstick Surprising Ingredients Found in Lipstick<br><br><br>The annual revenue in the cosmetic industry is over $55 billion,1 yet the U.S. government does not require mandatory testing for these products before they hit store shelves. This means that the lipsticks, moisturizers and lip balms you use may contain more than you bargained for.<br><br>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with regulating the cosmetic industry2 but not approving products, except for color additives.3 Essen... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:09:00 EST Average Lifespan Longer for Twins And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49460_average_lifespan_longer_for_twins_and_identical_twins_tend_to_outlive_fraternal_twins Average Lifespan Longer for Twins<br>And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins.<br><br>Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new study says.<br><br>Researchers reviewed data from more than 2,900 same-sex twins. They were born in Denmark between 1870 and 1900. The study only included data from twins who lived past age 10. The researchers compared the twins to the general Danish population.<br><br>At every age, identical t... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:35:00 EST What religion is your bra http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49455_what_religion_is_your_bra Oh my Gosh I couldn't stop Laughing! share this with someone who needs a good laugh, too! lol<br><br>WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA?<br><br>A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to<br>the woman behind the counter and said,<br>'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. '<br>' What type of bra?' asked the clerk.<br><br>Type? inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?'<br>Look around,' said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material imagina... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:21:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49453_gr8_day_kkkk . Be grateful for where you are no matter what. Check in with yourself to refuel the realization of gratefulness..............................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:38:00 EST Vaccines — Are They Still Contributing to the Greater Good? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49447_vaccines_are_they_still_contributing_to_the_greater_good Vaccines — Are They Still Contributing to the Greater Good?<br><br>The multiple-award-winning documentary, "The Greater Good," was initially released in 2011. Five years later, the tragic truth about the toxic effects of vaccines on brain and immune system health that was revealed in this groundbreaking film is as true today as it was when it was first shown in film festivals around the country.<br><br>Weaving together stories of families whose lives have been forever altered by vaccine damag... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:02:00 EST A Mood Boost and Some Competition Offer Incentive to Exercise More http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49446_a_mood_boost_and_some_competition_offer_incentive_to_exercise_more A Mood Boost and Some Competition Offer Incentive to Exercise More<br><br><br>Those who succeed at maintaining good health into old age typically have one thing in common: They've made regular exercise a part of their day-to-day lifestyle.<br><br>Most people realize that exercise is necessary for health and longevity. The challenge that prevents many from implementing a regular fitness regimen is lack of or inconsistent motivation. It takes time to build a new habit, and you need to somehow s... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:37:00 EST Earn back your time http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49437_earn_back_your_time Earn Back Your Time <br><br><br>Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could earn a whole bunch of your time back? It's actually quite possible. You see, when we wisely invest just a little extra time here or there, we can potentially earn back that time tenfold. Let's talk about three of my favorite time savers.<br><br>Delegation<br><br>Some folks don't 'believe' in delegation because they figure it's just quicker to do themselves, or 'if I want it done right, I have to do it myself.' That might be... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:40:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49434_gr8_day_kkkk If U wish 2 Move Mountains Tomorrow, U need to start Moving Stones today.....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:14:00 EST Trust Your Gut: 5 Ways to Relieve Aching Joints http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49430_trust_your_gut_5_ways_to_relieve_aching_joints Trust Your Gut: 5 Ways to Relieve Aching Joints<br><br>When it comes to lower back pain, the struggle is real. For more than 10 years, I’ve worked hard to find natural and noninvasive solutions that allow me to reduce discomfort while maintaining an active lifestyle. I’ve seen benefits from physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and, most recently, changing my diet. You might be thinking, “What can diet possibly have to do with back pain?” As it turns out, quite a bit.<br><br>The Arthritis-Gut ... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:34:00 EST Spring is in the air :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49420_spring_is_in_the_air_ We often start off terrible at things, no problem. Mastery comes in continuing................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>........ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:45:00 EST A Bountiful Thanksgiving Table...Minus the Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49409_a_bountiful_thanksgiving_tableminus_the_food <br><br><br>I just watched 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' which first aired in November 1973. I was 5 years old then...and I've watched it every single year since. Some traditions are timeless and are not meant to be messed with.<br><br>Peppermint Patty, who has a tendency to talk a mile a minute without listening to what anyone has to say, invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving. Not having the heart to un-invite the gang, with the assistance of Linus, ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:47:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49405_gr8_day_kkkk There is so much to be said about DOING. You can’t achieve anything if you don’t DO........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>..................................... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:30:00 EST To My Brother Dear http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49402_to_my_brother_dear My Older Brother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer back in January of this year (2016) which unfortunately for us as the family came right on the heals of Mom passing the month before. It has been a very difficult year for him and us. The only options for him were live for maybe two months or be a part of a trial program at OHSU. He didn't want to go through it not only because Mom had just passed, but he went through two years of similar treatment with his wife which she came through alth... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:47:00 EST Diverticulitis Symptoms, Prevention, Diet, and Other Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49401_diverticulitis_symptoms_prevention_diet_and_other_facts Diverticulitis Symptoms, Prevention, Diet, and Other Facts<br><br>A Western disease – this is how diverticulitis and other forms of diverticular disease are often described. This is not surprising, as the rates of diverticular illnesses are noticeably high in European and North American countries, and low in Asian and African countries.<br><br>But what exactly causes diverticulitis, and why is it such a prevalent condition today?<br><br>Defining Diverticulitis: What Causes This Disease?<br><b... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:42:00 EST If You’ve Ever Had a Cavity, Read This http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49400_if_youve_ever_had_a_cavity_read_this If You’ve Ever Had a Cavity, Read This<br><br>The American Dental Association (ADA) has long maintained that amalgam fillings, which contain about 50 percent mercury by weight, are safe.<br><br>Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has a history of siding with industry, states that they consider “dental amalgam fillings safe for adults and children ages 6 and above.”1<br><br>Among children under 6 and pregnant women and their developing fetuses, which are the most vulnerable... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:17:00 EST 10 Toxic Household Items You Should Throw Away Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49398_10_toxic_household_items_you_should_throw_away_now 10 Toxic Household Items You Should Throw Away Now<br><br>Could your choice of shampoo or cookware be harming your health?<br><br>As a rheumatologist, I am often asked why patients have developed a particular autoimmune disease. I take a holistic view of their illness, so I inquire about the patient’s stress levels, diet and exercise patterns – and any chemicals they may be exposed to. This helps me better understand the role their environment may play in their health.<br><br>A growing body ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:52:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49392_another_gr8_day_ No great person simply picked something up and was the best. Everyone put in time, energy, hours and in fact, 10,000 of them. Be gentle with yourself, but remember to work for what you want......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>................. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:21:00 EST Do you wait until the very last minute? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49390_do_you_wait_until_the_very_last_minute Do You Wait Until the Very Last Minute? <br><br><br>If you wait until the last minute to do things, it will turn out OK occasionally. Most of the time, however, it causes frustration or chaos for you...and sometimes for those around you as well.<br><br>Many people procrastinate now and then. Research has found that 20% of men and women are 'chronic procrastinators.' They will delay TO DOs at work, home, school, and in their relationships.<br><br>What sort of things are we putting off until th... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:17:00 EST What Are the Causes of Strep Throat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49388_what_are_the_causes_of_strep_throat What Are the Causes of Strep Throat?<br><br>Strep throat occurs because of an infection from Group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. The said infection invades the pharyngeal tissue, leading to a localized inflammatory reaction in the throat and tonsils.1<br><br>Group A streptococcus bacteria responsible for strep throat is usually found in the throat or on the skin. This should not be confused with another type of strep bacteria, aptly named Group B, that resides in the digestive system and th... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:14:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49383_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:12:00 EST How often do you change your bed sheets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49379_how_often_do_you_change_your_bed_sheets How Often Do You Change Your Bed Sheets? <br><br><br>A short while ago, we polled our Get Organized Now! readers. We asked, 'How often do you change the sheets on your bed? Be honest!' Here are the results...<br><br>1% Once every few days<br>39% Once a week<br>38% Once every two weeks<br>16% Once a month<br>6% Yikes! I can't remember the last time I changed my sheets!<br><br>How frequently you change your bed sheets (and pillow cases, of course!) is certainly your choice. It's not like the cl... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:34:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49376_gr8_day_kkkk People want to have access to the world! But in many cases to get that access means we may need to work hard. We may need to work through challengers...............................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>...................... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:39:00 EST Poor Sleep Can Lead to Overeating the Next Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49372_poor_sleep_can_lead_to_overeating_the_next_day Poor Sleep Can Lead to Overeating the Next Day<br><br><br>After waking up from a night of poor sleep, have you ever felt like you wanted to eat everything in sight? It’s not your imagination; sleep quality has been shown time and again to play a major role in what you eat the next day.<br><br>The link is so strong that if you’re trying to lose a few pounds you should absolutely be paying attention to your sleep or lack thereof. Even if you exercise regularly and diligently follow a healthy di... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:21:00 EST Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49371_top_vitamin_and_mineral_deficiencies_are_you_at_risk Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?<br><br><br>Eating a balanced whole-food diet, such as described in my nutrition plan, is a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition. It can be quite difficult to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet if you do not eat real food.<br><br>Unfortunately, even if you do eat well, how and where your food was grown can also influence your nutritional intake. Soil quality, for example, can significantly influence t... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:00:00 EST need a good word http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49368_need_a_good_word I have a friend who is going through a really difficult time right now and I was looking for some nice poems. These are a couple I sent and when I saw them later I could tell it meant a lot.<br><br>I Still Love You!<br><br>When I look back at how we began;<br>the laughter and love that we shared,<br>I smile at all the ways we loved and we dared<br>to dream of a wonderful future together<br>and how we promised this was forever<br><br>And I try to recall the moment when<br>things started to ch... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:14:00 EST garlic under my pillow http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49364_garlic_under_my_pillow <br>WHY PUT GARLIC UNDER MY PILLOW<br><br>Now that you know more about the benefits of garlic, we’ll show you a simple therapy that involves putting a clove of garlic under your pillow each night.<br><br>This old family secret has been used to improve sleep quality and depth for generations, <br><br>especially in people who have a hard time falling asleep. The sulfurous compounds in garlic along with its aroma have a calming effect that helps improve the quality of your sleep.<br><br>In ancie... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:25:00 EST Winter Blues..? Does it exist..?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49358_winter_blues_does_it_exist Why does it hit a lot of People feeling Depressed and Stressed.. Is it the Holidays or does it really effect our well being..? Well it has now got a name for it.. SAD ...Seasonal Affective Disorder.. Yes.. not enough to feel bad but because of the day light is less and it is dark when we get going and dark when you come home.. your constantly tired... gloomy and irritable and then cravings start and it hits your waistline.. So that is a double whammy...Light regulates our natural body rhythm... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:09:00 EST what i know for sure lol(lifestyle change tips!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49356_what_i_know_for_sure_lol 1) track everything!!!!(seek holistic health not just physical health but mental, emotional, and spiritual health; find spark teams that help you do so. Ex: bible studyand journaling are two of mines) <br>2) eat plenty of protein to keep full(Greek yogurt, string cheese )<br>3) drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.<br>4) exercise at least 30 mins a day and do it in the morning if possible; that way you can get it over with and not feel guilty if you are too tired later.<br>5) seek out a sup... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:28:00 EST Facebook Finds 5.2 Billion Reasons to Push Drug Advertising http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49351_facebook_finds_52_billion_reasons_to_push_drug_advertising Facebook Finds 5.2 Billion Reasons to Push Drug Advertising<br><br><br>Big Pharma has discovered a unique and ruthless way of increasing their revenue dollars without cutting into their budget. Tell the American people what they are experiencing and about a pill their company has developed to solve the problem.<br><br>Suddenly, using direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, consumers are selling themselves on drugs to solve even the most minor problems. The U.S. is 1 of only 2 countries in the w... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:42:00 EST Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49350_top_vitamin_and_mineral_deficiencies_are_you_at_risk Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?<br><br><br>Eating a balanced whole-food diet, such as described in my nutrition plan, is a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition. It can be quite difficult to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet if you do not eat real food.<br><br>Unfortunately, even if you do eat well, how and where your food was grown can also influence your nutritional intake. Soil quality, for example, can significantly influence t... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:14:00 EST 3 tips to help you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49342_3_tips_to_help_you 1. Go bananas!<br><br>This is probably going to sound bizarre, but it actually does work. I have lots of plants in my house...not the artificial ones, but the good ole' live ones. Just like dust lands on furniture, it also lands on plants.<br><br>To dust them off, I use a banana! First, I eat the banana, which is a bonus to begin with. Then, I use the peel to dust off the leaves...that's the 'inside' of the peel if you are wondering.<br><br>The dust sticks to it, the banana 'juice' is good fo... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:59:00 EST Spring is in the air :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49335_spring_is_in_the_air_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:26:00 EST Massive Honey Contamination Revealed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49332_massive_honey_contamination_revealed Massive Honey Contamination Revealed<br><br><br>Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history — and was recently classified as a probable human carcinogen — but the U.S. remains largely in the dark about just how much glyphosate residue is found on commonly consumed foods.<br><br>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly began testing a small number of foods for glyphosate earlier this year, and so far the result... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:48:00 EST Seat Belts: How They Save Lives http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49331_seat_belts_how_they_save_lives Seat Belts: How They Save Lives<br><br>Do you snap in your seat belt as soon as you get in the car?<br><br> Do your children have the right safety seats for their weight and age? If you've answered no, even just once, you need to read on.<br><br>It's been proven time and again, on back roads and superhighways: A seat belt can save a life in a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 15,000 lives are saved each year in the United States b... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:13:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49324_gr8_day_kkkk Climbing a mountain most thought I couldn’t climb. But the key after all these years is not to judge others, ‘prove’ anything to them or revel in accomplishments. It’s realizing that this was my path. This was my journey. I chose this......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:02:00 EST I am in too much of a mess http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49323_i_am_in_too_much_of_a_mess I Am in Too Much of a Mess <br><br><br>Last week, I stopped by my girlfriend's house to pick her up for a movie night that we were attending with other friends. The only problem was she wasn't ready.<br><br>'I really need this night out, but you go on without me,' she said, while gesturing toward her sink overflowing with dirty dishes and a table filled with piles of mail. 'I just am in too much of a mess to leave.'<br><br>I think we've all been there at one time or another...so I didn't leav... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:45:00 EST Speak Favor Over Your Life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49322_speak_favor_over_your_life To favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone. Sometimes, it means to show extra kindness in comparison to the treatment of others; that is, preferential treatment. Deuteronomy 28:50 warns of judgment by a "nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young." Though it is natural for us to favor the young in times of affliction or judgment, this nation will not give such favor. Es... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:30:00 EST cooler weather is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49318_cooler_weather_is_coming Nothing like a cool crisp day so breathe deep, dress warm, and enjoy its pleasures. Or cuddle up with a good book and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and do some reading like enjoying some poems...<br><br>The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was<br>Spawning snow and pink roses against it<br>Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:<br>World is suddener than we fancy it.<br><br>Snow by Louis Macneice.<br><br>Or Journey of the Magi.<br><br>World is crazier and more of it tha... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:08:00 EST 7 Pantry Foods to Use on Your Face http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49313_7_pantry_foods_to_use_on_your_face <br>7 Pantry Foods to Use on Your Face<br><br><br>Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and often reveals if we’re getting enough nutrients — or have a deficiency. Often our skin lacks what it needs, including healthy fat and proper hydration, which both influence how our skin looks and feels. That’s because it’s frequently last to receive nutrients from the food we eat.<br><br>Did you know that your skin is extremely porous? It absorbs about 60-70 percent of what we put on it, which is both... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:39:00 EST living life with children never lose your childs Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49307_living_life_with_children_never_lose_your_childs_heart Stay present, stay humble, stay in line with your passion and your ego will stay quiet. Connect to your heart.....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:46:00 EST favorite frosty poems http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49305_favorite_frosty_poems Poem #1 - called SECRET REALM Within my secret realm… this verdant pond, Unknown to many of the townsfolk’s eyes And by its ridges I meander long, On through November nights, as hours drift by… A quiver in the grass so evergreen; When frosty breeze imbues a shimmer while It mirrors younger times across its bends; That only spellbound musings can recall Fair autumns’ glaze among the silver trees. How printed leaves descend in curved roulette Then glide past my embroidered frock, I swirl; A fin... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:38:00 EST Reasons Why You Bruise Easily http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49301_reasons_why_you_bruise_easily Reasons Why You Bruise Easily<br><br>Any type of traumatic injury, such as a fall, can cause capillaries (small blood vessels) near your skin's surface to break and leak red blood cells. This causes the reddish-purple or "black and blue" appearance of bruises on your skin.<br><br>Technically known as contusions, bruises may result from virtually any injury to blood vessels in your skin. As your body begins to heal, and metabolizes the blood cells, the bruise will typically fade to a green, ye... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:38:00 EST Do you have cravings based on the season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49295_do_you_have_cravings_based_on_the_season Do You Have Cravings Based on the Season? <br><br><br>I just enjoyed a cup of Streusel Cake coffee,<br><br> which I purchased from Berres Brothers <br><br>Coffee Roasters, Inc.--a local coffee shop <br><br>where I live. It was delightful. I'm very attracted <br><br>to certain 'tastes' this time of the <br><br>year...cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, apple, <br><br>hazelnut, chocolate, and the like. I guess they <br><br>remind me of warm hugs on a cold day.<br><br>Once spring and summer roll around,... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:05:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49294_gr8_day_kkkk There is no such thing as failure, it’s simply a learning lesson you were brave enough to reach.....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>............................ Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:43:00 EST 7 Ways to Make Water Taste Better Simple tips for livening up your drinking water http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49293_7_ways_to_make_water_taste_better_simple_tips_for_livening_up_your_drinking_water 7 Ways to Make Water Taste Better<br>Simple tips for livening up your drinking water<br><br><br>Not everybody has a taste for water, but we all need it to ensure that our bodies continue functioning properly. If you want to drink more water, but aren't crazy about the taste (or lack thereof), here are some tips that can make it more enjoyable:<br><br>1. Add fresh fruit. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges, are classic water enhancers, but other fruit flavors might also tempt you... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:13:00 EST Do You Make This Common Mistake When Your Child is Sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49289_do_you_make_this_common_mistake_when_your_child_is_sick Do You Make This Common Mistake When Your Child is Sick?<br><br> Girl with FeverFever is one of the prime reasons that parents call their children's doctors, and it is true that any fever in an infant younger than 3 months is cause for major concern, as there is a risk of serious bacterial infections. Also, a child who has a seizure with fever should be checked by a physician, at least the first time.<br><br>However, fever is actually a signal that an immune system is working well and in olde... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:22:00 EST To Be Happy or Not.. Choose to be Happy.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49286_to_be_happy_or_not_choose_to_be_happy When life throws Lemons Make Lemonade.. I bet you have heard that a million times... It is a common Phrase used by a lot of people.. but how can you be happy when things seem to be going in the toilet ...?? I always have way to much on my plate at all times and I was made to retire but would have loved to have stayed in the classroom.. but I was told that behind the desk or retire.. I didn't have any other options.. So each day I look forward to getting up and seeing what is new on my Team.. ... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:03:00 EST Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49285_your_brain_needs_sleep_how_to_counteract_the_ill_effects_of_working_the_night_shift Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift<br><br><br>On my previous articles that discussed night shift workers many asked in the comment section below what they should do if they have to work night shift. Well this article addresses those concerns and should be helpful for you even if you don't work night shifts.<br><br>First, let's review how working night shifts damages your biology; then we will explore the ways to minimize that impact.<br><br>S... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:55:00 EST Be Positive & A Fighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49282_be_positive_a_fighter I am a fighter. In every aspect of my life. No matter what it is. If i get off track I get right back on the horse as they say. I try and let nothing get me down. I don't crawl underneath my sheets and pout. Not worth it.<br><br>I weigh and measure everything that goes into my mouth. Even the butter and olive oil. Lot. <br><br>I eat nothing but chicken and fish of any kind. No red meat or pork or any wild game meat. <br><br>I eat only fresh or frozen steamed vegetables. Nothing in c... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:31:00 EST Change for yourself, not for others. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49281_change_for_yourself_not_for_others Change for yourself, not for others....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>..... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:59:00 EST Celebrate Each Milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49276_celebrate_each_milestone So now your on Spark People and your loosing weight.. You need to take time out and celebrate each milestone you set.. for each ten pounds reward yourself .. I am not talking about food... You have to come up with really good ideas.. I did every fifteen pounds and yes I have a list of things I would do as the weight came off.. I set my goals not really by setting a weight but I did celebrate and give myself a little reward and a Good going .. Like a pat on the back... You have to do something... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:13:00 EST Veterans Day in Flanders Fields http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49275_veterans_day_in_flanders_fields <br> <br>Finally, don't lose sight of why we celebrate Veteran's Day. World War One ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. Many nations know this day as Remembrance Day. We call it Veteran's Day. The red poppy flower has become the defacto symbol of Remembrance Day or Veterans Day and you may see people walking around with a poppy on their lapel at this time of year<br> <br>The poppy was made famous in a poem called, "In Flanders Fields," by the Canadian sur... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:11:00 EST Discover Thyme Oil’s Top-Notch Health Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49273_discover_thyme_oils_topnotch_health_benefits Discover Thyme Oil’s Top-Notch Health Benefits<br><br>Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free.<br><br>Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential oils derived from herbs like thyme oil. Not only do they have antibacterial p... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:33:00 EST 22 Things Happy People Do Differently http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49272_22_things_happy_people_do_differently 22 Things Happy People Do Differently<br><br>Many people spend their lives waiting to be happy. You may think, “if only I had more money,” or “could lose weight,” or you fill in the blank, then I would be happy.<br><br>Well here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you can choose to be happy, and in the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except for yourself.<br><br>The truth is, happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks or even... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:06:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49270_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:24:00 EST time for bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49264_time_for_bed Time for Bed...How Do You Transition? <br><br><br>Last week, my daughter had a few very late nights of homework and extracurricular activities that resulted in her only getting about six hours of sleep two nights in a row. I knew this was not going to result in anything good. A few days later, she came home from school with bloodshot eyes, a stuffy nose, and the chills. Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a vi... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:03:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49263_gr8_day_kkkk Change starts within. Don’t look outside yourself to get things started. Look inward....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>........................................ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:26:00 EST Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49259_your_brain_needs_sleep_how_to_counteract_the_ill_effects_of_working_the_night_shift Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift<br><br><br>On my previous articles that discussed night shift workers many asked in the comment section below what they should do if they have to work night shift. Well this article addresses those concerns and should be helpful for you even if you don't work night shifts.<br><br>First, let's review how working night shifts damages your biology; then we will explore the ways to minimize that impact.<br><br>S... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:41:00 EST 7 Habits of Happily Married Couples http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49258_7_habits_of_happily_married_couples 7 Habits of Happily Married Couples<br><br><br>Your personal relationships are incredibly important and can make or break your physical and emotional health. Marriage, or any similar long-term relationship, in particular can benefit or harm your health, depending on whether it’s a happy marriage or not.<br><br>One recent study found marriage was one of only two life events (out of a total of eight) that had positive effects on physical health (the other was a new job or promotion).1<br><br>Ho... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:27:00 EST if you are in a bad mood, read this http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49253_if_you_are_in_a_bad_mood_read_this Drunken Reincarnation<br><br>James, as usual, came home really late one Saturday night after being at the bar all night drinking. Not only was he drunk, he was sloppy drunk.<br><br>He carefully crept into bed next his wife, who fell sleep angry hours earlier, and gave her a goodnight kiss on the check in hopes that she wouldn’t wake up.<br><br>He awoke in the middle of the night to a strange man standing at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe. “Who the hell are you,” demanded... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 22:56:00 EST I Remember When Regan Was Elected http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49250_i_remember_when_regan_was_elected Many many many moons ago, there was an election to elect movie actor Ronald Regan for President. I remember watching that election on pins and needles praying that the Lord would do it for us..... I was so afraid that he would become President and drop nuclear bombs on foreign companies... Where I got that from I don't know but it was his persona like the same one that Trump kinda has. Now I am having double vision, did I want Clinton elected well that I would at least be able to do. Now with... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:11:00 EST Women Are Drinking More Like Men http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49244_women_are_drinking_more_like_men Women Are Drinking More Like Men<br><br><br>Alcohol has been involved in some significant historical events, and may even have played a role in your own life.<br><br>However you do, or do not, incorporate alcohol into your life, it does trigger significant changes to the way your body functions. It impairs your decision-making skills and motor skills, contributing to motor vehicle accidents, violent behavior, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.<br><br>Excessive consumption ... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:15:00 EST Air Pollution Can Trigger Cardiovascular Disease at a Young Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49243_air_pollution_can_trigger_cardiovascular_disease_at_a_young_age Air Pollution Can Trigger Cardiovascular Disease at a Young Age<br><br>Air pollution is known to exacerbate heart and lung conditions, but recent research has identified how it is triggering cell death and atherosclerosis<br>Particulate air pollution is a worldwide problem, causing more deaths in Africa than unsafe water, malnutrition and unsanitary conditions<br>Research has demonstrated that poor air quality also affects decision making and productivity, linking poor air quality days with d... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 09:39:00 EST Put some Vicks VapoRub on a garlic clove. The reason? You’ll regret not knowing this earlier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49236_put_some_vicks_vaporub_on_a_garlic_clove_the_reason_youll_regret_not_knowing_this_earlier <br><br><br><br>Vicks VapoRub has been around for over 100 years and is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about unique and unconventional ways to use this odiferous ointment. You’ll be surprised to learn that Vicks is a supposed treatment for so much more than just a congested chest.<br><br>HERE ARE 20 BRILLIANT WAYS TO USE VICKS VAPORUB:<br><br>RELIEVES EAR PAIN<br><br>Put a cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub in your painful ear and yo... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 18:33:00 EST Zika Makes It Rain Pesticides With Your Taxpayer Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49232_zika_makes_it_rain_pesticides_with_your_taxpayer_money Zika Makes It Rain Pesticides With Your Taxpayer Money<br><br><br>Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide $622 million to fight Zika virus, which some believe may be associated with suspected cases of the birth defect microcephaly. That money was intended to get U.S. health agencies through the end of September.1<br><br>Now the House has passed a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill, which still falls short of the $1.9 billion the White House had called for. O... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:15:00 EST Man-Made Mosquito Army Deployed to Destroy Zika http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49231_manmade_mosquito_army_deployed_to_destroy_zika Man-Made Mosquito Army Deployed to Destroy Zika<br><br><br>Most people in the U.S. first heard of Zika virus about a year ago. It was October 2015 when officials in Brazil reported a possible association between infection with Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly.<br><br>The virus, however, was first identified in Uganda in 1947, in monkeys. Several years later, in 1952, Zika virus was found in humans in the same area as well as in the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks have occur... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:57:00 EST clutter and your life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49225_clutter_and_your_life All people have clutter to some degree.<br><br>You may have a little bit of clutter sitting around--things that aren't really serving any purpose, taking up unnecessary space, gathering dust, and causing a bit of frustration.<br><br>Or perhaps you have LOADS of clutter and it's causing your life to be turned upside down--you can't find things easily, you feel like your home is bursting at the seams with STUFF, you have to climb over piles and boxes to get to anything, and you feel overwhelmed... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 22:16:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49223_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Mon, 7 Nov 2016 21:10:00 EST A cool night indeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49210_a_cool_night_indeed You know that November is definitely here when you start having frosty nights. The left over pumpkins are very cold and most of the pretty leave are gone until spring now. I like this poem by Robert Graves. <br><br>Mother: Alice, dear, what ails you,<br>Dazed and white and shaken? <br>Has the chill night numbed you? <br>Is it fright you have taken? <br><br>Alice: Mother I am very well,<br>I felt never better; <br>Mother, do not hold me so,<br>Let me write my letter.<br><br>Mother: Sweet, my... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:50:00 EST Maturity of a six year old boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49198_maturity_of_a_six_year_old_boy <br>Maturity Of Six Year Old Boy<br><br>A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister. Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.<br><br>He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.<br><br>The boy went back to her and asked, “Do you want something?” The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her. The sister was very very h... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 17:44:00 EST saying goodbye to what's not enhancing your life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49189_saying_goodbye_to_whats_not_enhancing_your_life Saying Goodbye<br>to What's Not Enhancing Your Life <br><br><br>In some cases, saying goodbye, although we often perceive it as hard to do, is a decision that can make your life better and brighter. We can bid a fond farewell to objects, events, time commitments, and even people.<br><br>OBJECTS<br><br>Saying goodbye to objects/clutter: Only keep what you love, need, use, and enjoy.<br><br>1. Spread the joy to other people. Instead of throwing items in the trash, re-home the items to other peo... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 22:26:00 EST New Cookbook Demystifies Process of Following a Ketogenic Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49184_new_cookbook_demystifies_process_of_following_a_ketogenic_diet New Cookbook Demystifies Process of Following a Ketogenic Diet<br><br>Many of us are familiar with and fully appreciate the value of a low-carb, high-quality high-fat and moderate-protein diet, but implementing it can be a challenge. Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly have written an excellent resource to help with this, called "The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low Carb. High Fat. Extraordinary Health."<br><br>Nutritional ketosis has powerful therapeutic benefits, not only for treating a wide variety of chr... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 13:19:00 EST Getting Old and Frail.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49183_getting_old_and_frail It is not easy to wake up each and every morning to look in the mirror and wonder where did I go.. I see a person looking back at me and then changes.. Wow did I see this coming .. Nope.. I was a Teacher and when I got up to speak I realized I am considered a Antique.. Something of age and it sneaks up on you before you know it.. You see little changes and your body does weird things sagging and thinning.. yes my skin no matter how much lotion I use to keep the moisture in really didn't work.... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 13:18:00 EST Four Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49182_four_unexpected_benefits_of_donating_blood Four Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood<br><br><br>Most people donate blood because they want to help others, and, indeed, donating blood a single time may help save the lives of up to three people.1 Still, less than 10 percent of the US population eligible to donate blood actually does so every year.<br><br>Why don’t more people donate blood on a regular basis? According to the American Red Cross, the most common reasons given by people who don’t give blood are because they “never thought... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 12:54:00 EST when someone really cares about you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49172_when_someone_really_cares_about_you When Someone Really Cares About You<br><br><br><br>If someone really misses you, they will give you a \<br>call. If someone really wants you, they will make <br><br>the effort to tell you. If someone really cares <br><br>about you, they will always try and show you. If t<br><br>they don't bother then they just aren't worth your <br><br>time.<br><br>“I think... if it is true that <br><br>there are as many minds as there <br><br>are heads, then there are as many <br><br>kinds of love as there a... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 21:40:00 EST D I N - Do It Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49167_din_do_it_now Do It Now. Don't wait. Don't procrastinate. Don't wait for a better opportunity. Do It Now. You can always change direction later but if you wait you may miss out on a great opportunity. Either because you were busy doing it later or you just didn't get to that path. Get up now. If you lay around in bed you miss the start of a new day. Every day is a chance for a do over, don't put that chance off. Give yourself as much time as possible to do over what didn't go right yesterday. Get... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:04:00 EST Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49166_natural_secrets_to_help_you_get_a_sound_nights_sleep Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep<br><br>Sleep is an integral part of being human, but one that, unfortunately, many people struggle with. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has called insufficient sleep a public health problem, states that 1 in 3 adults don't get enough sleep.1<br><br>The number may be even higher in actuality, as they used seven hours or more a night as a "healthy sleep duration." Although everyone's sleep needs vary, most a... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:11:00 EST Could Pain Be Contagious, Just Like Happiness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49165_could_pain_be_contagious_just_like_happiness Could Pain Be Contagious, Just Like Happiness?<br><br><br>According to recent research, pain can spread among mice by way of smell, suggesting physical pain — at least among animals — can develop as a result of social cues alone. In other words, pain may be contagious.1<br><br>While researchers are not suggesting the same is happening among humans just yet, the discovery has significant implications for scientists working on addiction withdrawal (which tends to lower pain tolerance) and vario... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 10:43:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49163_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 09:00:00 EST November is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49158_november_is_here Now that a new month has started and my family has had time to celebrate my wife's mother's 75th birthday. She has now lived longer than her dear husband of 53 years. My wife made a beautiful scrapbook that covered her 75 years and done in style and love like no one else could. The hours she put into it were just about endless. It ended up being several inches thick. First we took Mom out to tea and sandwiches at one of her favorite tea places which was a lot of fun. Then we had Mom ove... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 00:34:00 EST Do you have cravings based on the season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49153_do_you_have_cravings_based_on_the_season Do You Have Cravings Based on the Season? <br><br><br>I just enjoyed a cup of Streusel Cake coffee, which I purchased from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Inc.--a local coffee shop where I live. It was delightful. I'm very attracted to certain 'tastes' this time of the year...cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, apple, hazelnut, chocolate, and the like. I guess they remind me of warm hugs on a cold day.<br><br>Once spring and summer roll around, my tastebuds will crave other foods, like lemon and lim... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 20:46:00 EST Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49147_natural_secrets_to_help_you_get_a_sound_nights_sleep Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep<br><br><br>Sleep is an integral part of being human, but one that, unfortunately, many people struggle with. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has called insufficient sleep a public health problem, states that 1 in 3 adults don't get enough sleep.1<br><br>The number may be even higher in actuality, as they used seven hours or more a night as a "healthy sleep duration." Although everyone's sleep needs vary, mo... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:54:00 EST qualities of a good woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49138_qualities_of_a_good_woman Qualities of A Good Woman<br><br><br><br>Pay Attention To Her! <br><br>When a woman is “tripping” she cares. When a woman is “mad” she believed in you and you let her down. When she’s “asking questions” she is trying to gain clarity. When she’s quiet and letting things “slide” she is giving up. And when she’s not doing any of the above just know you lost a good woman.<br><br>A pretty face gets old. A nice body will change. But a good woman will always b a good woman.<br><br>A GOOD WOMAN can o... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 18:54:00 EST Migraines—What Causes Them, and How You Can Best Address Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49134_migraineswhat_causes_them_and_how_you_can_best_address_them Migraines—What Causes Them, and How You Can Best Address Them<br><br><br>Migraine Attack<br>Story at-a-glance<br>Migraine is one of the most common health conditions in the world—more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. An estimated 13 percent of the world’s population suffer with migraines<br>An observational study recently found that people who get migraines have a different blood vessel structure in their brains compared to those who do not get migraines, causing greater... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:57:00 EST In this time of political signs everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49124_in_this_time_of_political_signs_everywhere Stealing Yard Signs? Really? <br><br><br>One of my neighbors caught, on camera, someone stealing simple 'Vote For ...' political signs off her front lawn. No matter what one's political affiliation or beliefs, I thought this was a very unfortunate action.<br><br>For those of us who do not engage in stealing yard signs, it's hard to believe that people would actually do this. But, they do...and I'm sad that it happened in my quiet, peaceful neighborhood.<br><br>Stealing or tampering with a cam... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:17:00 EST Depression.. Anxiety leave it alone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49120_depression_anxiety_leave_it_alone Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own little world all you think about is me me me.... Well now we are older and we see someone we knew way back in the day.. You may not even know who they are or vice a versa.. Well this has happened to me.. the person I knew laughed at me one called me a hippo and another did not come out of the car except to roll the window down and call me a blimp.. Not good to be ugly about it.. I was always skinny and have never had a weight problem but through kids ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:28:00 EST CDC Blocks Whistleblower From Vaccine Injury Testimony http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49118_cdc_blocks_whistleblower_from_vaccine_injury_testimony CDC Blocks Whistleblower From Vaccine Injury Testimony<br><br><br>A 16-year-old boy with autism and his family are suing a medical clinic for administering vaccines they believe caused the boy's autism. The Tennessee-based case is unique for a number of reasons, the first being that it's the first time in 30 years that a vaccine case such as this has been heard in a U.S. court.<br><br>This is because in the U.S. there is a federally operated vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that Con... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:56:00 EST October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49113_october_is_bullying_prevention_awareness_month <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ad26bb1-41cb-46c7-8646-e5e2464cf059.jpg"><br><br>“Sticks & Stones May Hurt My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me!”<br><br>This childhood rhyme sounds familiar to most; unfortunately, many of us know it is untrue because words do hurt. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and this post shares my experience with being bullied:<br><br>When we were in elementary school, my older sister’s presence prevented the kids from pickin... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 07:54:00 EST Never give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49105_never_give_up I haven't completely succeeded yet but it's the most time that I've been able to stick to a commitment and to come back to it even when things didn't go as planned. <br><br>I found that the success to a weight loss journey or being healthier is simply to never give up. <br>No matter what happen, if you fall, if you gain some weight back, if you have to stop working out for some reasons, etc ... to just never give up. Get back at it as quickly as possible and keep going. <br><br>Don't feel gu... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:07:00 EST my doctor appointment visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49101_my_doctor_appointment_visit went to dr the other day. my cholesterol was up, told dr i have been under a lot of stress (was not making excuse for cholesterol) dr said that life. i was so upset have not decided if i want her to be my dr anymore i understand life is stressful but i think dr should of least ask why i been so stress also help get it under control i cant take medication for it try 2 different kinds and mess me up i thought she might have me go see someone to help get on track of what to eat dr said check... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:37:00 EST Well Halloween Is Here..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49099_well_halloween_is_here I know this is not a good Holiday that I love but I do enjoy seeing the little kids dressed up and ready for the evening.. Ours will go on a schedule tonight 3-7 and that is a lot of treaters here.. Last year I made up twenty bags about 27 bags of Candy and I did the same thing here this year.. They come from all over cause we have a safe neighborhood and it is old.. I live all the way back in the last street and I am seeing a lot of Kids that has kids I taught.. I love to guess who they are.... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:25:00 EST 10 ways to boost your self-confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49093_10_ways_to_boost_your_selfconfidence <br><br><br><br>How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didn’t really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.<br>Simple practices like these don’t just help you physically but also psychologically. Psychologists say that there are many little ways that can instantly help boost self-confidence. Here are some easy tips on how you can do just that.<br... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:40:00 EST Drink sweetened herbal tea in the evenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49085_drink_sweetened_herbal_tea_in_the_evenings mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:54:00 EST Fall time is special http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49084_fall_time_is_special As October is growing to a close I look back on the month and remember many things. First, it is easy to remember that we set a record for rainfall in October since they have been keeping records. Second, we took a long drive to pice apples and enjoy the seasons many colors that seemed so vibrant this year. Third, my wife and I canned over 100 quarts of applesauce. I like poems and below are a couple of my favorites.<br><br>Autumn Song by<br>Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1883)<br><br>Know’st tho... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:48:00 EST 8 things you can do to resist Halloween candy weight-gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49083_8_things_you_can_do_to_resist_halloween_candy_weightgain 8 things you can do to resist Halloween candy weight-gain<br><br>For many the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the costumes. Instead it is the candy that is lingering in the house for days or weeks calling out to you…. Thankfully my boys are too old for trick or treating now, but I remember those huge pillowcases full of candy just calling my name…<br><br>Here are some of the tricks I used to resist the temptations and limit the increased calorie intake as much as possible. These tips can... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:30:00 EST 10 Tips for Avoiding Halloween Candy Binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49082_10_tips_for_avoiding_halloween_candy_binge 10 Tips for Avoiding Halloween Candy Binges<br><br><br>It’s that time of year again. Fall, or as we like to call it, Uncontrollable Candy Eating Season. We kick off this festive season with Halloween, break out the fat pants at Thanksgiving, then celebrate with reckless abandon at Christmastime. Top it off with hot, sugary lattes, wine and spirits, festive pastries, social gatherings, and all that wonderful, terrible comfort food that tastes so good and yet makes you feel so guilty.<br><br>If... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:04:00 EST 13 organizing lessons learned from horror films http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49074_13_organizing_lessons_learned_from_horror_films 13 Organizing Lessons<br>Learned from Horror Films <br><br><br>I've seen lots of horror movies in my lifetime, ranging from the old classics to the newer ones recently out in theaters. And wow, there are a lot of lessons to be learned from these flicks. Since Halloween is just a few days away, I thought I'd share some organizing lessons I learned from horror films.<br><br>1) Lights on! Have you noticed that the lights are out in every single horror movie? In light of this (pun intended), don'... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:06:00 EST Forget Being Efficient! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49063_forget_being_efficient I have always struggled with trying to get started on an exercise program. For many years, I have had office jobs which are pretty sedentary, and when I come home, I like to take time to sit, relax, read, or watch a movie..also very sedentary. <br><br>So how to get myself moving? The reality is, I just don't always want to work that hard. <br><br>But the other reality is, I really DO want to lose some weight, take care of my body, and get healthier. <br><br>You know, we spend so much of our... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:15:00 EST train yourself to fall asleep in 60 seconds http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49062_train_yourself_to_fall_asleep_in_60_seconds Train Yourself to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds With This Simple Technique<br><br><br><br>The most important thing for our optimal health is getting a good night’s sleep.<br>However, many people deal with insomnia. The major causer of this problem is stress. Continuous stress can cause a plethora of negative ramifications on the body, including muscle fatigue, elevated levels of anxiety and impairment.<br>Luckily for us, there is one technique that has been proved to be effective when it comes t... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:52:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49055_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:09:00 EST baking soda shampoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49053_baking_soda_shampoo Baking Soda Shampoo: It Will Make Your Hair Grow Like It Is Magic<br><br>We’ve all heard about the versatility if baking soda and we know that we can use it for cooking and cleaning, as well as in the treatment of a number of medical conditions, thanks to its healing properties. However, every day we find out something new about this amazing ingredient, making us love it even more.<br><br>Baking soda can be used to improve your hair quality and clean it thoroughly from any conditioner or sham... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:57:00 EST What you see may not be real... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49046_what_you_see_may_not_be_real I thought that I would put something here today that was funny.. Yes don't run cause you need to beware that somethings may not be real.. This has nothing to do with weight loss or exercise I am changing subject completely.. Not about food nor about calories but My Friend and I should not be left alone in a room cause we lived at the Children's Home together.. So listen up if your on a dating site cause Lord knows we should not have done this but the Temptation was too strong but we had a go... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:59:00 EST Don't Take Tea Tree Oil for Granted http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49045_dont_take_tea_tree_oil_for_granted Don't Take Tea Tree Oil for Granted<br><br>Practical, inexpensive, and has many uses for your health and around the home — no wonder tea tree oil is hailed as a "jack of all trades" among nature's herbal oils. Here's what you need to know about tea tree oil.<br><br>What Is Tea Tree Oil?<br><br>Tea tree oil (TTO), also called melaleuca oil, is made from the leaves of the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia), a member of the myrtle tree family, which is native to Australia.<br><br>The name w... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:20:00 EST Treating pain without drugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49043_treating_pain_without_drugs <br>Treating pain without drugs<br><br><br>A new federal report revealed that the majority of U.S. adults (more than 54 percent) had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics are available).1<br><br>Its prevalence is indicative of the significant price Americans pay for pain — it's a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care expenses and disability compensation.<br><br>Also revealing, people... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:01:00 EST how to deal with a crazymaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49037_how_to_deal_with_a_crazymaker Crazymakers are people who thwart the creativity of those they purportedly love. Crazymakers can turn up anywhere—they could be your spouse, your child, your neighbor, your boss. If you are involved with a crazymaker, you probably know it. All crazymakers share certain qualities: <br><br>Crazymakers break deals and ignore schedules. <br><br>Crazymakers expect the world to cater to their whims. <br><br>Crazymakers discount your perceptions. <br><br>Crazymakers spend your time and your money. <... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:51:00 EST As Time goes by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49034_as_time_goes_by We all want to look better and feel good about ourselves but it is hard to do when we have lost that look.. The look at ourselves where you go by a mirror and try not to look.. Our bodies change from having kids to getting married.. We change our styles and sometimes try to keep up with the Jones down the street or maybe someone you know.. Bullied yes I was and I have always been the plain one.. No make up and I brush my hair and pull it back.. Who are we doing this for..? That may be on your... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:04:00 EST Why Hospital Beds Should Have Warning Signs http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49033_why_hospital_beds_should_have_warning_signs Hospital Beds<br><br><br>Story at-a-glance<br>You may believe antibiotics will cure all infections, but that is rapidly changing in an environment where antibiotic-resistant bacteria are flourishing<br>If admitted into a hospital, the person who last occupied your bed may increase your risk of developing clostridium difficile, a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection<br>Research has demonstrated hospital beds harbor bacteria and are not always cleaned correctly, increasing your risk of a ho... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:46:00 EST how to deal with a crazymaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49024_how_to_deal_with_a_crazymaker Crazymakers are people who thwart the creativity of those they purportedly love. Crazymakers can turn up anywhere—they could be your spouse, your child, your neighbor, your boss. If you are involved with a crazymaker, you probably know it. All crazymakers share certain qualities: <br><br>Crazymakers break deals and ignore schedules. <br><br>Crazymakers expect the world to cater to their whims. <br><br>Crazymakers discount your perceptions. <br><br>Crazymakers spend your time and your money. <... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:50:00 EST Daughter asked to play for 5 minutes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49011_daughter_asked_to_play_for_5_minutes W<br>hile at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”<br><br>Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?” Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.” The man nodded and Melis... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:21:00 EST A Witching Time.. ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49009_a_witching_time_ Watch out the Bats and flying things will be here way before you know it... The cackling Kids and Scary Dogs dressed up will be just around the corner.. Don't even get the small miniature bars of snickers or milky ways.. They will add up so quick.. You have no clue that they will do to your diet.. Yes you will add time to your weight loss and you will sit in the middle of the wrappers as you are passed out.. Don't go out into the bags.. Don't dare think that it will be easy.. I make my bags u... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:21:00 EST Fibromyalgia: Find Out More About This Chronic Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=49005_fibromyalgia_find_out_more_about_this_chronic_disease <br>Fibromyalgia: Find Out More About This Chronic Disease<br><br>Do you experience constant pain and fatigue all over your body for months at a time? Does this feeling of exhaustion cause you to lose sleep, develop headaches, or suffer cognitive problems (like mixing up or forgetting names) all the time? Beware: these are all symptoms of fibromyalgia.<br><br>Characterized by musculoskeletal pain and tenderness all over the body, fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that’s said to be caus... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:35:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48998_gr8_day_kkkk There is so much to be said about DOING. You can’t achieve anything if you don’t DO........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>..................................... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:05:00 EST if you are a binge eater you must realize.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48997_if_you_are_a_binge_eater_you_must_realize <br>...realize that it's a known fact that the age in which you started your disordered eating marks an emotional stunting of growth in you. So when, years later, you still have rebellious ways of acting around food, remind yourself that you're not a teenager anymore, and that you can do better. <br><br>Because you really can. You don't have to be that spoiled brat anymore, who believes that they have to eat whatever they wish, whenever they wish. You are a grown up who can moderate their eat... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:38:00 EST differences in toxic relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48992_differences_in_toxic_relationships 6 Differences Between A Man Who Loves You And A Man Who Is Poisoning Your Life<br><br>It is not easy to find the real love. It is even harder to know whether or not it is real when you deal with mixed feelings. But, deep down we all have that voice in the back of our head that will not shut up. Have you ever asked yourself whether or not the man you are with is there for the right reasons? In this article, we will give you the six differences between a man who loves you and one who is poisoni... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:10:00 EST living life with children never lose your childs Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48980_living_life_with_children_never_lose_your_childs_heart What you do and who you are is unique and no one else in the world will do it like you. For that reason alone you must do it........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>...................................... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:00 EST don't copy if you can't paste http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48979_dont_copy_if_you_cant_paste <br>A famous inspirational speaker said :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my wife. "<br><br>Audience was in shock and silence.<br><br>He added : "She was my mother"<br><br>(A big round of pause & laughter)<br><br>A very daring husband tried to crack this at home.<br><br>After dinner, he said loudly to his wife in the kitchen :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my wife "<br><br>Standing for a moment, trying... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:13:00 EST Slowing down Metabolism Caution... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48977_slowing_down_metabolism_caution Don't go pointing a finger.. We run full speed as we were younger and everyone says it slows down as you get older but that really is not the truth.. Do we even know what the definition is .. Have you looked it up..? Well It has nothing to really do with youth or older.. There are many ways you can boost your metabolism and kick it into gear again,, Really Yes when we were young and I am talking about a good while ago and if your are at the age of the video games.. Forget it cause I know when... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:37:00 EST SECRETE TO MY DISCOVERING... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48976_secrete_to_my_discovering Yes, this is a post for secrets of my success. But which success should this be? There is of course losing weight. <br>After trying almost every diet, gimmick and magic potion out there I found my success. I found that losing weight was not the only success though. That was just the beginning of discovering so many other successes.<br>In losing weight I learned that losing pounds is the side effect of getting healthy and eating healthier. Imagine that! It is the side effect and not at all the... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:06:00 EST How a Messy Kitchen Can Derail Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48974_how_a_messy_kitchen_can_derail_your_diet How a Messy Kitchen Can Derail Your Diet<br><br>There’s far more to eating than hunger, and surprising factors in your environment could be having subtle — and not-so-subtle — influences on how much, and what, you eat.<br><br>Research shows, for instance, that people tend to eat more when in the company of others (ranging from 33 percent more when eating with one companion to 96 percent more when dining with seven or more people).1<br><br>The state of your kitchen — whether it’s well organize... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:18:00 EST A Solid Plan to Conquer Clutter in Your Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48973_a_solid_plan_to_conquer_clutter_in_your_kitchen A Solid Plan to Conquer Clutter in Your Kitchen<br><br><br>Is clutter the bane of your existence? Stacks of paper, piles of toys, shelves overflowing with knick-knacks, drawers stuffed to the brim — all of these may contribute to your stress levels and, in turn, encourage a poor diet and weight gain.<br><br>This is perhaps especially true in your kitchen, where clutter may take up valuable space on your counters and in your cabinets, pantry, refrigerator and freezer. You need a clear, calming... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:50:00 EST you are not fat.. your stomach is bloated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48967_you_are_not_fat_your_stomach_is_bloated You Are Not Fat! Your Stomach Is Bloated And Here Is How To Get Rid Of It!<br><br><br><br>According to many people, bloating is excessive farting or bleaching as they feel full and their stomach is in the size of a ball. It is an issue which usually appears after a heavy meal, but there are some people who feel bloated all the time. The reasons for this issue to appear are the following:<br>You don’t drink enough water – many health problems appear due to the body not being hydrated enough. T... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:33:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48965_another_gr8_day_ Stay present, stay humble, stay in line with your passion and your ego will stay quiet. Connect to your heart.....................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:55:00 EST Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48962_pharmaceutical_drugs_are_62000_times_more_likely_to_kill_you_than_supplements Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements<br><br><br>According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition1, 69 percent of American adults take supplements. But are supplements dangerous? The UK-based, international campaign group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently revealed data2 showing that compared to supplements, an individual is:<br><br>Around 900 times more likely to die from food poisoning<br>Nearly 300,000 times more li... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:43:00 EST When NOT to Remove These Scary-Looking Lumps and Bumps... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48961_when_not_to_remove_these_scarylooking_lumps_and_bumps When NOT to Remove These Scary-Looking Lumps and Bumps...<br><br>Sebaceous adenomas are also a type of cutaneous wart. Unlike papillomas, sebaceous adenomas are non-viral, which means they aren't affected by the functioning of the immune system.<br><br>Sebaceous adenomas are really benign tumors. And though the word 'tumor' sounds scary, these tumors aren't, because they're benign. There's no cancer to worry about.<br><br>The sebaceous gland is an oil gland in your dog's skin. It can begin ov... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48958_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:00 EST living life with children never lose your childs Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48953_living_life_with_children_never_lose_your_childs_heart Pay attention to YOUR dream and not the dreams of others. Audit yourself, who’s dreams are you really after? Yours? Your parents? Societies?................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............................. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:19:00 EST living life with children never lose your childs Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48952_living_life_with_children_never_lose_your_childs_heart Pay attention to YOUR dream and not the dreams of others. Audit yourself, who’s dreams are you really after? Yours? Your parents? Societies?................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............................. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:19:00 EST what's the hurry http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48950_whats_the_hurry What's the Hurry? <br><br><br>One of my favorite sayings by Ben Franklin is, 'Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.' Life in the 18th century was certainly different from our current lives, but some facts about living are the same in any century. Benjamin Franklin was aware that when we are in a rush to complete a project, then we are more likely to make mistakes. These slip-ups cause more delay than we are already trying to avoid.<br><br>When I was growing up, we had a nei... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:08:00 EST Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48947_unplanned_pregnancies_20_times_more_likely_on_birth_control_pill_than_iud Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD<br><br><br>If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates.<br><br>Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use.<br><br>The Pill Fails 20 Times More Often<br><br>About 99 percent of sexually active women use at least... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:27:00 EST Vetiver Oil: The Soothing Grass Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48945_vetiver_oil_the_soothing_grass_oil Vetiver Oil: The Soothing Grass Oil<br><br>Vetiver oil, also known as khus oil, is a lesser-known plant oil that offers a heavy, earthy fragrance, which is reminiscent of patchouli but with a touch of lemon. It is believed to be very grounding, calming and stabilizing, and provides a range of essential oil uses and benefits. Learn more about this herbal oil.<br><br>What Is Vetiver Oil?<br><br>Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial grass that belongs to the Poaceae ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:26:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48940_gr8_day_kkkk Climbing a mountain most thought I couldn’t climb. But the key after all these years is not to judge others, ‘prove’ anything to them or revel in accomplishments. It’s realizing that this was my path. This was my journey. I chose this......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:33:00 EST Flu Vaccine Effective Until It's Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48925_flu_vaccine_effective_until_its_not Flu Vaccine Effective Until It's Not<br><br><br>Many Americans rely on information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — which is supposed to be the nation's leading health protection agency — to make important health decisions.<br><br>So when the agency suddenly flip-flops on a key health message, it's not only disconcerting but also dangerous.<br><br>For years the CDC has been making general and often misleading categorical statements that in order to stay ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:12:00 EST Surround yourself with others who support you. Limit time spent with those bringing you down http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48914_surround_yourself_with_others_who_support_you_limit_time_spent_with_those_bringing_you_down Surround yourself with others who support you. Limit time spent with those bringing you down......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............................. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:14:00 EST Surround yourself with others who support you. Limit time spent with those bringing you down http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48913_surround_yourself_with_others_who_support_you_limit_time_spent_with_those_bringing_you_down Surround yourself with others who support you. Limit time spent with those bringing you down......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.............................. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:14:00 EST 10 myths about introverts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48912_10_myths_about_introverts <br>10 Myths About Introverts That Just Aren’t True!<br><br><br><br><br>Introverts constitute a great percentage of the world’s best thinkers, philosophers, scientists, and artists. Yet they find themselves bullied, belittled, and misdiagnosed as being socially inept and threatening.Here are 10 of the most popular myths about introverts.<br><br>MYTH #1 : INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE TO TALK.<br><br>This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:09:00 EST Anxiety... Frustration.... Oh My.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48909_anxiety_frustration_oh_my Well we are staring off into outer space and then... We take this time and your getting a Anxiety Attack just thinking about what needs to be done and you stress and then wonder Why!!! Frustration then steps in and takes it to a whole new level and you can't remember what or why you have got nothing accomplished today.. You have nothing to show for the whole day.. You got up ate breakfast and then boom you see it is time for Dinner and what happened in between Breakfast and Dinner.. What abou... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:24:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48895_another_gr8_day_ You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>................................. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:56:00 EST baking soda shampoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48893_baking_soda_shampoo <br>Baking Soda Shampoo: It Will Make Your Hair Grow Like It Is Magic<br><br>We’ve all heard about the versatility if baking soda and we know that we can use it for cooking and cleaning, as well as in the treatment of a number of medical conditions, thanks to its healing properties. However, every day we find out something new about this amazing ingredient, making us love it even more.<br><br>Baking soda can be used to improve your hair quality and clean it thoroughly from any conditioner or ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:28:00 EST Signals that You are in Survival Mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48892_signals_that_you_are_in_survival_mode Today’s workplace is a reflection of the times: uncertain and unstable. As employees navigate this short-term, fast-paced, tension-filled terrain, they develop an attitude that creates an uneasy environment: survival mode.<br><br>The workplace used to be focused on the planning and execution of short, mid-range and long-term growth objectives. It was a place where careers were born and legacies were created. A place that encouraged teamwork, unity and advancement, fueled by collaboration, pa... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:54:00 EST Journaling in Planner/Datebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48891_journaling_in_plannerdatebook I think perhaps I should have shared this in category other than motivation....Would love to hear from others. Have you ever started to journal, for anything and simply fallen out of the habit or routine? I know that I have and perhaps for any number of reasons. Perhaps I had become tired or pressed for time, or the journal was "out of site, out of mind". I have been thinking about a manageable and meaningful way to journal. (I am currently working on a sugar craving challenge that calls for... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:36:00 EST Journaling in Planner/Datebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48890_journaling_in_plannerdatebook I think perhaps I should have shared this in category other than motivation....Would love to hear from others. Have you ever started to journal, for anything and simply fallen out of the habit or routine? I know that I have and perhaps for any number of reasons. Perhaps I had become tired or pressed for time, or the journal was "out of site, out of mind". I have been thinking about a manageable and meaningful way to journal. (I am currently working on a sugar craving challenge that calls for... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:36:00 EST Peaceful things to enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48887_peaceful_things_to_enjoy Finding a quiet place to recharge can sometimes be difficult. It is times likes these that I turn to some of my favorite poems for assistance.<br><br>The River Of Life<br><br>The more we live, more brief appear<br>Our life's succeeding stages; <br>A day to childhood seems a year, <br>And years like passing ages.<br><br>The gladsome current of our youth, <br>Ere passion yet disorders, <br>Steals lingering like a river smooth <br>Along its grassy borders.<br><br>But as the careworn cheek grows ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:24:00 EST Omega-3s Can Help Lupus http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48886_omega3s_can_help_lupus Omega-3s Can Help Lupus<br><br>Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) recently reported encouraging news for people suffering from lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million people in the U.S.<br><br>Lupus attacks your immune system and destroys healthy cells (aka macrophages), tissues and other organs. The most common target is your skin, although your brain, kidneys, lungs and other organs and tissues can also be damaged.<br><br>Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:14:00 EST I Guess I Owe So http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48880_i_guess_i_owe_so Yes, I owe and want to get my finance under control. So here I go. Off to my 2nd job I go. I don't know if there are others like me but apparently there are. My <br><br>I am already working full-time job, but not making ends meet? The first thing i needed to consider is whether I was or ama allowed to do more work. The answer, yes I can.<br><br>Some companies will not allow their employees to work a second job, or other companies require you to ask permission first. Refer to your employee ma... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:33:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48876_gr8_day_kkkk You already have all it takes to create anything! It all comes from within you, it’s about what you choose and expose yourself to........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>................................. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:55:00 EST Do you have a need to read http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48875_do_you_have_a_need_to_read Do You Have a Need to Read? <br><br><br>I enjoy reading and, in fact, belong to two monthly book clubs. One of the clubs is a Ladies Book Chat called 'Need to Read.' There are 10 of us. The other is a Mother/Daughter chat (which I attend with my 12-year-old daughter) and there are 7 pairs of moms and daughters. In a nutshell, we choose a book, have one month to read it, and then we discuss it at each other's homes on a rotating basis, while enjoying delicious refreshments and fun social time.... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:55:00 EST Love and Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48867_love_and_money 3. Share Your Feelings---And Your Passwords:<br><br>Whether you're the planner or the spender in your marriage, it's extremely important to have open, clear lines of communication around every aspect of your finances. Make sure each person has the login information for all of your accounts---those you share and those you keep separate (business and retirement). Your spouse may not check in as much as you do, but giving him or her full access will increase his sense of ownership and respons... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:48:00 EST If you are doing what everyone else is doing, there is a good chance you will end up where they are too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48863_if_you_are_doing_what_everyone_else_is_doing_there_is_a_good_chance_you_will_end_up_where_they_are_too ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:00:00 EST Is it good to have lots of to do's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48861_is_it_good_to_have_lots_of_to_dos Is it Good to Have Lots of TO DOs? <br><br><br>I was hosting a group organizing activity yesterday. Each of the attendees had to come up with a list of work and home TO DOs that they had to complete by the end of the day. They had 3 minutes to complete it...and even though the time was short, most folks in the room had at least 15 or more listed.<br><br>One of the women...who had the most TO DOs...said, 'I guess those who have the most items listed are the most organized.' <br><br>Having more... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 18:42:00 EST fall time blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48860_fall_time_blessings I love fall time especially the beautiful colors in the trees and bushes and I enjoy this poem.<br><br>A Place Like This.<br><br>by Milo Shumpert.<br><br>It is an early morning<br>I need an island in the sea,<br>Away from you away from me,<br>Beyond the waves beyond the wind,<br>Beyond the world that we live in,<br>Under skies of shining stars,<br>Away from lights and noisy cars,<br>Above the egos and the stress,<br>Beyond the world we made a mess.<br>A place for me a place for you,<br>An ear... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:53:00 EST Faith Is My Secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48858_faith_is_my_secret Faith is something a lot of folks feel guarded bringing up. For me, faith is important in my life in so many ways.<br><br>Faith is what makes me believe I can do whatever I set out to do, regardless of the challenges. Dieting and exercising to get my body in better condition and health is important but it's faith that it WILL happen that keeps me going. <br><br>Faith in others that I will have support when I need it.<br><br>Faith that there is a better version of me ahead. Believing that ... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:16:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48851_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:22:00 EST Love and Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48848_love_and_money 2. The Couple Who Budgets Together:<br><br>You might assume that, because I teach personal finance, I'm the planner in my marriage and my husband, Winston, is the spender. But it's the other way around. I don't monitor our accounts every day, but I recognize the importance of a joint financial plan. That's why Winston and I make time every month---usually while relaxing on the couch---to discuss our budget. <br><br>You and your spouse should, too. Turn off the TV, and make sure the kids... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:02:00 EST Daughter asked to play for 5 minutes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48847_daughter_asked_to_play_for_5_minutes Daughter Asked To Play For ‘5 More Minutes,’ Woman Was Shocked To Hear His Response.<br><br><br><br><br>While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”<br><br>Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?” Meli... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:11:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48846_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:24:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48845_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:24:00 EST Hitting a Brick Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48844_hitting_a_brick_wall Well here we go.. We are logging in and tracking our moves and exercising and then Boom you hit the brick wall.. before you get ticked off and give up a I do understand the way you feel.. It is called plateau... Shake things up and move it... get up and do something different... Change up your routine and get a move on.. Make tracks and go for it... Know that we have all been in your are..Getting adequate hydration is very important for weight loss.... Our bodies are 70% water and the body ne... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:57:00 EST Shingles and Mother Nature’s Own Natural Vaccine http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48842_shingles_and_mother_natures_own_natural_vaccine Shingles and Mother Nature’s Own Natural Vaccine<br><br>Some people think of chickenpox as a dangerous health condition, especially among children. But it is not life-threatening. In fact, it is actually nature's elegant design to defend you against a more problematic disease – shingles.<br><br>According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),1 shingles is more common in individuals over age 50, although those who are immunocompromised are also at risk. Fortunately, exposing yourse... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:50:00 EST Love and Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48836_love_and_money 1. Combine and Conquer<br><br>Want to know one of the biggest mistakes married couples make with money? Two words: separate accounts. I hear this all the time: "Oh, he pays the power bill and I pay the cable bill." But when you're married, there should be no such thing as "my" money or "your" money; it's "our" money, regardless of who makes more.<br><br>The day you say "I do," combine your accounts. Both your names should appear on the family checking, savings and money market accounts.... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:11:00 EST Past Present Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48834_past_present_future Let go of the past, you cant go back in time and change things, just let it go and move forward its all you can do. The only thing about the past is you learn from the mistakes you have made and in hopes to not make the same mistake again. Live in the present moment, the present is living in the now do something that excites you, things you like to do, go out for a walk get some fresh air, go to the mall see whats trending fashion, tech, gadgets, and of course try out new food. If one thing t... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:40:00 EST nails in the fence story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48833_nails_in_the_fence_story Nails In The Fence Story - A lesson about anger<br><br><br><br><br>There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. <br><br>The boy's father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.<br><br>On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!<br><br>Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper,... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:17:00 EST Take your dreams seriously. Others will tell you they are not possible, but they are. Always. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48832_take_your_dreams_seriously_others_will_tell_you_they_are_not_possible_but_they_are_always ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:37:00 EST Reasons Why You Bruise Easily http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48828_reasons_why_you_bruise_easily Reasons Why You Bruise Easily<br><br><br>Any type of traumatic injury, such as a fall, can cause capillaries (small blood vessels) near your skin's surface to break and leak red blood cells. This causes the reddish-purple or "black and blue" appearance of bruises on your skin.<br><br>Technically known as contusions, bruises may result from virtually any injury to blood vessels in your skin. As your body begins to heal, and metabolizes the blood cells, the bruise will typically fade to a green... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:05:00 EST Help Your Body Heal With Hyssop Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48827_help_your_body_heal_with_hyssop_oil Help Your Body Heal With Hyssop Oil<br><br>Ancient texts, including the Bible, described the mcany benefits of hyssop or Hyssopus officinalis. Today, the herb still provides these same benefits and is in wide use. When steam-distilled, the plant produces a very potent essential oil. Below is additional information on hyssop oil.<br><br>What Is Hyssop Oil<br><br>The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and was considered a holy plant in biblical times. During the time o... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:48:00 EST Are you there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48820_are_you_there A good friend of mine has been having a very difficult time and was asking for support. It just seemed to them that lately it has been one thing after another so I was doing some research and found this poem that I passed along to them.<br><br>God Is Not Distant<br><br><br><br>Do you ever feel that God<br>Is distant and aloof?<br>Do you wonder if He cares<br>And has the time for you?<br><br><br>Do you think Christ would've died<br>If you were the only one?<br>Do you think God had such love<b... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:10:00 EST Cut Healthcare Costs & Love & Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48819_cut_healthcare_costs_love_money The Healthiest Low-Cost Eats:<br><br>Certain produce picks offer the biggest nutrient bang for your buck, meaning they're packed with vitamins and minerals but are relatively inexpensive.<br><br>Fill up on these items:<br><br>Bananas<br><br>Apples<br><br<BR>>Broccoli<br><br>Kiwi<br><br>Celery<br<BR>><br>Watermelon<br><br>Oranges<br><br><BR>Onions<br><br>Potatoes<br><br>Spinach<<BR>br><br>Source: University of Washington<br><br>Ask For An Itemized Medical Bill:<br><br>Why It Saves:<br><br>Eig... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:43:00 EST Take your dreams seriously. Others will tell you they are not possible, but they are. Always. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48818_take_your_dreams_seriously_others_will_tell_you_they_are_not_possible_but_they_are_always Take your dreams seriously. Others will tell you they are not possible, but they are. 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I thought this would be prime opportunity to remind everyone how important emergency preparedness is.<br>... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:35:00 EST Up one side down the other.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48815_up_one_side_down_the_other I am not going to fuss or ask you to do anything at all... It would not mean a hill of beans cause on thing about growing up in Grace and using you head for something other than a hat rack is beyond anyone's attention.. No one can make you do anything if you do not or are not ready to loose weight... I could Preach like a preacher and use my words or type in but unless you are ready to do it.. You will not.. Just know that when you get so fed up and your Doctor says .. We need to talk ... unl... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:32:00 EST Falls Are Among the Leading Cause of Injury and Death for Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48814_falls_are_among_the_leading_cause_of_injury_and_death_for_seniors Falls Are Among the Leading Cause of Injury and Death for Seniors<br><br><br>When you're young and middle-aged, you don't give much thought to falling, but as you get older your muscle and bone mass decrease and the senses that guide your balance — vision, touch and proprioception — may all start to deteriorate, and this can make you unsteady on your feet.<br><br>Falls in people aged 65 and older are quite common. The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:28:00 EST Meditation helps with stress reduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48811_meditation_helps_with_stress_reduction I started meditating every morning about a year ago. And I got it ingrained in my routine once I gave myself permission to think small. Instead of aiming for a daily meditation practice of 30 minutes or an hour a day, I said that I only needed to do five minutes. After all, I can do five minutes of almost anything. <br><br>I noticed improvement in my mood and my stress coping skills after only a few days of 5 minute meditations. So I started incorporating them into my day at other times. Afte... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:09:00 EST Cut Healthcare Costs http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48805_cut_healthcare_costs Take Advantage Of Wellness Programs:<br><br>Why It Saves:<br><br>Research shows that only 7% to 21% of employees participate in health programs, even though 70% of companies offer them. These initiatives may include lower insurance premiums for passing wellness screenings, partial reimbursement for exercise supplies and a bonus contribution toward a health savings account (HSA).<br><br>Money Matters:<br>Financial incentives from any source can push you to stick to your exercise goals, accord... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:00:00 EST Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48804_life_in_all_ranks_and_situations_is_an_outward_occupation_an_actual_and_active_work ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:08:00 EST 9 signs that you are over stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48801_9_signs_that_you_are_over_stressed These 9 signs mean you're over-stressed and you don't know it.<br><br><br><br>Stress can be a killer and even if it isn’t its one of the most miserable lifestyle conditions to suffer from. The problem with stress isn’t due to our physiology although there are some diseases that can cause stress. But more often than not it is external factors wearing out your emotions at work or even at home.<br><br>According to the WebMD, stress is defined as a bodily response to environment change. Well perh... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:11:00 EST New Safety Regulations for Cosmetics — Better Regulated by States http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48798_new_safety_regulations_for_cosmetics_better_regulated_by_states New Safety Regulations for Cosmetics — Better Regulated by States<br><br><br>If you assume that the ingredients in your favorite cosmetics, from lipstick to body lotion, have been carefully tested for safety and/or toxicity, you're not alone. Many Americans have a false sense of security when it comes to their personal care products.<br><br>In reality, the chemicals used in such products are largely unregulated and untested. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not "approve" ingre... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:31:00 EST pick me up http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48797_pick_me_up Recently a friend of mine was going thru some real difficult times. It seemed to them it was one thing after another. Sometimes you have to decide on the one thing that is most important and start from there to pick yourself up. We talked, we prayed, and mainly I was just there for them to feel safe and encouraged. If haven't gone through things like that it can be difficult to relate to what the other person is experiencing and feeling as they go through there day. Here is something I fo... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:21:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48791_gr8_day_kkkk As I grow to understand life less and less,<br>I learn to love it more and more......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<B... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:34:00 EST Cut Healthcare Costs http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48787_cut_healthcare_costs Steer Clear Of Unnecessary Testing:<br><br>Why it saves............<br><br>Nearly three quarters of doctors admit that the average physician prescribes an unneeded medical test or procedure every week, according to a study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Even if an initial test is covered and free to you, it can lead to new ones, which in turn may cost you.)<br><br>The Truth Aout Tests: Almost half of physicians also say that patients ask for an uncalled-for test or procedure at l... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:04:00 EST Chinese face map reveals where in your body is sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48785_chinese_face_map_reveals_where_in_your_body_is_sick Chinese Face Map Reveals What Part Of Your Body Is Sick And How To Fight It.<br><br>For thousands of years, Chinese healers have been reading faces to detect and diagnose all kinds of diseases. Facial skin is sensitive and can reflect internal changes faster than other parts of the body.<br><br>According to traditional Chinese medicine, every area of our face is associated with certain organs of the organism. When we experience some problems in these organs that we are not aware of, the face ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:50:00 EST The Thirty Second Fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48782_the_thirty_second_fix I was returning a number of clothing items to my mom last week. Some needed to be soaked to remove stains, pants needed hemming, new clothes needed altering. One of the tops had an extra button in a small bag attached by a string, should the need arise for a replacement. I gave it to my mother, who said, "Just leave it on the dresser and I'll put it away." Half an hour later, she opened her dresser drawer and I saw the button, which should have been put WHERE IT BELONGED in the button draw... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:32:00 EST Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the cluste http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48768_surely_there_is_something_in_the_unruffled_calm_of_nature_that_overawes_our_little_anxieties_and_doubts_the_sight_of_the_deepblue_sky_and_the_clustering_stars_above_seems_to_impart_a_quiet_to_the_mind ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 20:47:00 EST Healing power of onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48767_healing_power_of_onions The Magical Healing Power Of Onions: Put Them Under Your Feet & See Its Benefits.<br><br><br>Onion, like garlic, comes from Allium family. It is rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. Recent research indicates that onions contain quercitin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Sulphur compounds and flavanoids in onion provides a natural antibiotic effect.<br><br>1. FIGHT OFF FEVER<br><br>onion soc... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 20:21:00 EST Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48760_study_raw_milk_can_reduce_asthma_and_allergies Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies<br><br><br>Breastfeeding is known to be protective against respiratory infections among infants in early life, so researchers with Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany decided to test whether another type of milk, cow’s milk, might also be protective.<br><br>Nearly 1,000 infants from rural areas in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, and Switzerland were followed for the first year of life, and their consumption of different type... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 10:49:00 EST How Nutritional and Alternative Treatments Can Help You Avoid Using Drugs for Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48759_how_nutritional_and_alternative_treatments_can_help_you_avoid_using_drugs_for_depression How Nutritional and Alternative Treatments Can Help You Avoid Using Drugs for Depression<br><br><br><br>Depression is a very serious health problem and can be terminal, as up to 30,000 people who are depressed commit suicide every year. But are antidepressants the best approach?<br><br>Contrary to popular belief, there are safer—and oftentimes far more effective—alternatives to the drug route, as explained here by Dr. Hyla Cass, a practicing psychiatrist who uses integrative medicine.<br><br>... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 10:16:00 EST There is no secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48758_there_is_no_secret There is no secret to weight loss success. It's all about calories taken in versus calories expended. That's it. End of story. 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>88888888888888888888888888888888888888<BR>888888888888888888888888888... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 08:19:00 EST The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48753_the_whole_of_life_is_but_a_moment_of_time_it_is_our_duty_therefore_to_use_it_not_to_misuse_it ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sat, 8 Oct 2016 22:07:00 EST 15 important etiquette rules that everyone should know by now http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48751_15_important_etiquette_rules_that_everyone_should_know_by_now 15 Important Etiquette Rules That Everyone Should Know By Now.<br><br>Etiquette is all about how to conduct yourself beautifully in every situation. The basic rules of etiquette are simple. It’s a combination of proper speech, common courtesy, neat appearance, and controlling your emotions.<br><br><br><br><br><br>#1. When you say, ’I invite you,’ that means you pay. If you say, ’Let’s go to a restaurant,’ then in that case, everyone pays for themselves. If a man offers to pay for a woman, she... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 19:26:00 EST Why Happiness Is Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48745_why_happiness_is_healthy Why Happiness Is Healthy<br> <br><br>The feeling of happiness – whether you equate it with optimism, joy, well-being, personal achievement or all of the above – goes hand-in-hand with healthier habits. People who are in good spirits tend to eat better, exercise more frequently and get better sleep than those who are not. This could be, in part, because leading a healthy lifestyle helps you achieve your goals, leading to happiness.<br><br>It could also be that such habits lead to better health... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 13:24:00 EST Stress Doesn't Stay in Your Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48744_stress_doesnt_stay_in_your_head Stress Doesn't Stay in Your Head<br><br><br>Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but wherever your stress is coming from, it likely starts in your head.<br><br>An inkling of worry might soon grow into an avalanche of anxiety. It might keep you up at night, your mind racing with potential "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios. Worse still, if the problem is ongoing, your stressed-out state may become your ... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 12:56:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48740_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 01:55:00 EST couples humor funnt http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48735_couples_humor_funnt <br>Couple's Humor - Hilarious<br><br><br><br><br>Phone rings... <br><br>GIRL:"Hello..<br><br>Boy:"My luv how are you doing..??<br><br>GIRL:"Am fine..<br><br>Boy:"Will you be free during the weekend, and <br><br>can you come to my house.. ??<br><br>GIRL:"Am sorry I can't make it because I will be <br><br>attending my aunty's wedding and the next day<br><br>I will be busy, am so occupied..<br><br>Boy:"Ooh ok,was just planning to take you out <br><br>for shopping, surprise you with an iPhone7,... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:39:00 EST a cute story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48723_a_cute_story <br>Last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. As our passion began to heat up she said, “I don’t feel like it. I just want you to hold me.”<br><br>I said, “WHAT?! What was that?!”<br><br>She said, “You’re just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.”<br><br>She responded to my puzzled look by saying, “Can’t you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?” Realizing that nothing was going to happ... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:46:00 EST Morning my fano happy dads day http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48721_morning_my_fano_happy_dads_day ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 17:26:00 EST Stressful Eating Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48718_stressful_eating_gain Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you're at your weakest point emotionally. You may turn to food for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed or even feeling bored.<br><br>Emotional eating can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. It often leads to eating too much, especially too much of high-calorie, sweet and fatty foods. The good news is that if you're prone to emotional eating, you can take steps to regain control of your eating ... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 12:27:00 EST Are you an Effective Communicator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48714_are_you_an_effective_communicator Communication . . . it’s complex! We have a message we want/need others to assimilate and in turn, we need to listen to the feedback. It lets us know if our message is being understood and in turn allows us to clarify when needed.<br><br>So, how can ensure that we’re being understood and that you are understanding the feedback you’re getting? <br><br>First of all, one fact to remember is that our brain can only absorb 5-10 words. If we make our communication more lengthy, the listener doe... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:50:00 EST living life with children never lose your childs Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48706_living_life_with_children_never_lose_your_childs_heart ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Wed, 5 Oct 2016 21:05:00 EST Making Ends Meet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48700_making_ends_meet According to a recent study, one in five employees in the U.S. works during the evening, at night, or on rotating shifts. As scary as working the “graveyard shift” might seem to you, there are a number of reported advantages to working through the night. Night shift workers spend about 4.4 hours per day with their children, which is about 30 minutes per day more than day workers. More time during the day also means it can be easier to run errands, take care of personal matters, and spend more... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:00:00 EST Smoking Damages Your DNA for Decades http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48695_smoking_damages_your_dna_for_decades Smoking Damages Your DNA for Decades<br><br><br>Nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes.1 It is the leading cause of preventable death, accounting for 1 out of every 5 deaths in the U.S.2 Although smoking has declined by 4 percent over nine years, sales of e-cigarettes have risen an amazing 143 times from $20 million to $2.875 billion in sales per year.3<br><br>According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 130,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year are attributed to... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 10:34:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48680_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Tue, 4 Oct 2016 17:33:00 EST 10 organizing rhymes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48678_10_organizing_rhymes 10 Organizing Rhymes <br><br><br>Let's have a little fun getting organized. I've found that when you approach making changes with a grin, they tend to be easier and stick better, versus approaching them with a groan and a frown.<br><br>There's a lesson to be found in simple rhymes. After all, if we clear up the clutter, we won't need to close the shutter. If we pick up our mess, we'll suffer less.<br><br>You get my point...play along. Put your hands on your hips and try these tips.<br><br>1. ... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:44:00 EST Be Prepared for Your Next Dental Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48673_be_prepared_for_your_next_dental_appointment Be Prepared for Your Next Dental Appointment<br><br><br>Mercury is toxic to human health and the environment. It poses an especially significant risk when exposure occurs in utero or in early life, but even adults may suffer from toxic effects on their nervous, digestive and immune systems, as well as damage to the lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes, depending on exposure.1<br><br>Mercury in the environment is primarily the result of human activities, including coal-fired power stations, mining an... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:19:00 EST Whoops I did it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48668_whoops_i_did_it_again my secret is simply to learn to say whoops... and leave it behind.... Not everyone finds it that easy and I know that but honestly as someone who is obsessive compulsive for me to say "whoops" and leave it is horribly difficult for me to do. I suffer from several illnesses though some are seen such as my scoliosis which has put me in a wheelchair ninety percent of the time for the rest of my life and some of which are not seen such as the invisible illness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 03:51:00 EST How To Get More Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48665_how_to_get_more_energy Challenge #5:<br><br>Do some deep breathing in bed.<br><br>Meditating for 5 to 10 minutes can clear your mind and help you get to a restful place. Inhale and exhale slowly through your nostrils, then focus on different parts of your body from head to toe, becoming aware of tension and releasing it.<br><br>2-Minute Energy Booster<br><br>Stand up straight! Maintaining an upright posture can improve your mood and energy levels, say scientists at San Francisco State University.<br><br>71%<br><b... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 22:49:00 EST five more minutes please http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48664_five_more_minutes_please Daughter Asked To Play For ‘5 More Minutes,’ Woman Was Shocked To Hear His Response.<br><br><br><br><br>While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”<br><br>Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?” Meli... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:28:00 EST How To Get More Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48652_how_to_get_more_energy Challenge #2<br>Bump up your walks to 20 minutes.<br><br>Walking for 10 minutes a day is great (one study shows this amount helps you increase energy for a 2-hour period), but every other day extend your strolls to 20 minutes. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that sedentary people can boost energy levels up to 20% and decrease fatigue by 65% by engaging in low-intensity exercise, like walking, for 20 minutes three times a week. While any time is good to hit the pavement, a.m. ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:56:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48650_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 18:09:00 EST my silence means? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48647_my_silence_means <br>My Silence Means ?<br><br><br><br>My silence means<br><br> I am tired of fighting and now there is nothing left to fight for. <br><br>My silence means I am tired of explaining my feelings to you but now I don’t have the energy to explain them anymore.<br><br> My silence means I have adapted to the changes in my life and I don’t want to complain. <br><br><br>My silence means I am on a self healing process and I am trying to forget everything I ever wanted from you. <br><br>My silence means... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:03:00 EST 15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48645_15_reasons_to_keep_coconut_oil_in_your_bathroom 15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom<br><br>While multiple companies manufacture and market "new and improved" FMCGs — fast- moving consumer goods — that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak.<br><br>Coconut oil has a pleasant scent, and besides being very economical, it's an amazingly versatile and therapeutic substance. Since the mid-1990s, roughly, coconut oil f... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 10:59:00 EST Change: Why is it so hard and what can we do to make it successful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48643_change_why_is_it_so_hard_and_what_can_we_do_to_make_it_successful As human beings, we find comfort in the status quo, the sameness, the routine in our daily lives. However, when this isn’t serving us well, change is needed. So, if we can see that change is a good thing, why is it so hard to just do it?<br><br>We’re impatient. We want the change(s) to be instantaneous. This leads to resistance as it is too much to achieve! Break down your desired behavioral changes into manageable bits, one or two things to change at a time, at the maximum. This will ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:22:00 EST ******* **** ******** ** ************** http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48642__ ******************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>*******************************... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:02:00 EST How To Get More Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48637_how_to_get_more_energy More Energy Now<br><br>Small changes to your routine can make a big difference in how alert and well-rested you feel. Commit to a few easy goals, then reap the rewards.<br><br>Every morning starts with three whacks of the snooze button and a cereal-bowl-size cup of coffee. The afternoon requires everything you have just to keep your eyes open. And most nights consist of a cranky midnight shuffle from the couch to bed, yet you wake up feeling as tired and sleepy as you did the morning befor... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:06:00 EST go back to go forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=48633_go_back_to_go_forward Go Backward to Go Forward <br><br><br>Have you heard of Destin Sandlin? He is a super-smart, Rocket Engineer. While working at his job, a welder decided to play a joke on him...and built a backwards bike. Essentially, when you turn the handle bars to the right, the wheel goes left...and vice versa. Well, being the smart guy that Destin is, instead of dismissing this as a silly prank and moving on with his life, he decided to take on the challenge of learning how to ride the backwards bike.<br... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 17:16:00 EST