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 7 Powerful Quotes For When You Feel Lost In Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46762_7_powerful_quotes_for_when_you_feel_lost_in_life <br><br><br><br><br>There are moments in our lives where we feel utterly and entirely lost. There are no clear directions or paths for us to take, just one big ball of confusion without an instruction manual or a tutorial as to how to "live."<br><br>This is more than okay, for we all become lost in life every now and then. Sometimes it's better to surrender yourself to the universe and let the world show you your next adventure.<br><br>The next time you feel like you're completely lost, remem... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:47:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46752_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool "The tests that 23andMe can now offer let people find out, for example, whether they have a chance of having a child with cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease."<br><br>Currently, 23and Me is the only gene-testing company that provides FDA-approved information about carrier status directly to consumers. (The test now costs $199.)<br><br>If you want to learn if you carry a gene that increases your own risk of disease, you have to find a physician or other health professional to order the tes... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:31:00 EST Things Left Undone http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46747_things_left_undone <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>I am feeling really bad this morning. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow morning and had to go off my meds, vitamins, and supplements for a week. I did not realize all the good they were doing me. I will be able... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:10:00 EST Living a Meaningful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46745_living_a_meaningful_life Now, more than ever, we desperately need to put meaning back in our lives, to reconnect with feelings of ease and happiness instead of constant stress, confusion and dissatisfaction. <br><br>Many hours can be spent educating ourselves on self-improvement, but without action none of this education matters. This seven-day journey will set you on the right path to clearing out the junk and making room for the meaning. <br><br>Note: Each of these steps needs to be infused with a meditation practi... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46744_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... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46740_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool Ask a Doc<br><br>Genetic testing is standard only for newborns.<br><br>"Most states do 30 to 50 genetic tests to pick up metabolic disorders that really need to be discovered at the beginning of life in order to treat them," explains Brody.<br><br>For example, hospitals test for phenylketonuria by looking for a mutation in the PAH gene, which helps metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine. Untreated infants can suffer brain damage.<br><br>And an untreated female with a mutation in the GALT ge... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:01:00 EST Let's Forget About Domani http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46732_lets_forget_about_domani <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Whenever I post a comment on another Sparker's blog, I always sign off with:<br><br>Make today the greatest day of your life...<br> <em>211</em> Until tomorrow!<br><br>Today is all we have. Yesterday is... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:04:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46723_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool Most people I know don't want to find out if they have APOE4. They say they'd worry too much if they knew that they carried one or two E4s. But my aunt died of Alzheimer's, so I wanted to know. According to 23andMe, neither of my two APOEs is the risk-raising E4 kind. Phew.<br><br>***Genes that slightly boost your risk. When it comes to diabetes, heart disease, asthma, weight gain, psychiatric illness, or most diseases, no single gene stands out.<br><br>"These conditions arise from many ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:04:00 EST Don't waste time on people that leave you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46722_dont_waste_time_on_people_that_leave_you <br>Dont Waste Time on People That Leave You<br><br>.<br>In some cases you have to walk away maybe for your own self respect or dignity.<br><br>When someone walks out of your life, let them. There's no use in wasting your time on people that leave you. What you make of yourself and your future is no longer tied to them. Yeah, you may miss them. But remember that you weren't the one that gave up.<br><br>Leave your past and be ready for your future.<br><br>If you love life, don't waste time, fo... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:33:00 EST Education of a Man (or Woman) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46716_education_of_a_man_or_woman <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br> "The education of a man is never completed until he dies" <br>~ Robert E. Lee<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>Leo Buscaglia said that when he was growing up, there was a mad rush for the Encyclopedia Britannica every afternoon because his father had a strict rule that you could not eat dinner until you to... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:11:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46707_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool For example, someone who inherits two of the 1,000 known harmful mutations in the CFTR gene (one from each parent) will, sooner or later, develop cystic fibrosis. The mutations prevent the normal flow of water in and out of cells, which produces a thick and sticky mucus that obstructs airways and glands.<br><br>Among the other "single-gene disorders": Tay-Sachs, Huntington's disease, and sickle cell disease.<br><br>"Even though collectively a lot of people are affected by these kinds of dis... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:34:00 EST Learning to Love to Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46706_learning_to_love_to_read I can't remember a time when I did not ejoy reading. I didn't get read to a lot at home but I know I loved learning. To read for me is actually empiwering and knowledgeable.<br><br>That book started my insatiable passion for reading was one I borrowed from my sister. I loved to go through things and wanted to just like her. I picked a Danielle Steele novel I think it was Diamonds or Jewels but I couldn't put it down! It was like I was ready the script for a soap opera. My mind literally parte... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:40:00 EST Love, Love Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46702_love_love_yourself <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Love yourself - accept yourself - forgive yourself - and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Each day, I base my secrets on an idea put forth by a contemporary self-help author. They are not necessarily w... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:31:00 EST what I love you means http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46701_what_i_love_you_means Love is .... Enjoying quiet moments together, Watching the night sky together, Finding happiness with each other, Caring for each other’s feelings, Sleeping in each others arms, Being lazy in bed together, Endless cuddles and snuggles. Sharing dreams and fantasies, Coming back in each other arms after fights, Forgiveness and unconditional support, Holding hands in every stage of life, Emotional and soulful bonding, Growing old together.<br><br>“I love you” means that I accept you for the pers... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:11:00 EST Good Deals at Goodwill http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46699_good_deals_at_goodwill Understanding Good deals at Goodwill makes a big difference if you want to have a great shopping experience there!<br> Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I didn't need anything. I was basically just looking for a good deal that I might use as a present, or something for my classroom . As it turns out, this was a day for me to learn something new about Goodwill. I bought a great looking pair of Bass sandals for $5. They fit we... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:11:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46696_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool (Neanderthals survived for hundreds of thousands of years in a dangerous and sometimes brutal environment. So it's no insult to say that we're related to them. At least that's the story I'm sticking with.<br><br>The report also said that I'm likely to have blue eyes (I do) and slightly curlier hair than average (I did when I was younger), that I have lower than average non-verbal IQ (I don't know about that), I have decreased odds of male pattern baldness (true), I'm a fast metabolizer of c... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:01:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46683_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool What you can-----and can't-----learn about your DNA...............<br><br>"It's amazing that we can spit in a tube and drop it in the mailbox and in a few weeks get a huge amount of genetic information about ourselves for very little money," says geneticist Lawrence Brody of the National Institutes of Health.<br><br>What to do with that information is another matter. "Nothing about the genetics of the common human conditions is simple," points out Jehannine Austin, president of the National ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:30:00 EST cancel your credit cards before you die http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46680_cancel_your_credit_cards_before_you_die <br><br>Be Sure And Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die<br>Posted: 12 Apr 2016 06:47 AM PDT<br><br><br><br>This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.!!!<br><br>Now some people are really stupid!!!!<br><br>A lady died this past January, and bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now somewhere around $6... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:50:00 EST And Why Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46672_and_why_not <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br><br>George Bernard Shaw said "Some people see things as they are and ask '... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:56:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46664_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money 9. Don't carry debt. Clements avoids borrowing money-----even mortgage debt. He took out a 30-year mortgage in 1992, when he bought his first home, and paid it off within a decade. He found that his mortgage was costing him more than he could earn on high-quality bonds, so his "bond buying" strategy was to make extra principal payments on his mortgage in order to escape the mortgage and its interest costs more quickly.<br><br>10. Don't own a vacation home. You can think of a house as si... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:01:00 EST Lived With Open Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46661_lived_with_open_arms <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Secrets for life and secrets for weight management are often identical although they may not seem so at first glance. Spark... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:10:00 EST Medical Uses of Honey http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46658_medical_uses_of_honey Researchers are learning more and more about the possible health benefits of honey. Honey has a long medicinal history. Many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Holistic practitioners consider it one of nature's best all-around remedies. But outside of the laboratory, claims for the honey’s healthfulness are unproven, <br>except in the area of wound care and, to a lesser extent, cough suppression. Here's the truth behind the claims about honey's he... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:52:00 EST Take small bites http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46649_take_small_bites I don't mean take small bites of food.<br><br>I mean take small bites of goals.<br><br>Don't see it as "I need to lose 85 pounds." See it as "I need to lose 5 lbs." When you reach that goal, reach for another goal of 5 or 10 pounds. Then another small chunk. Then another.<br><br>"I have to lose 85 pounds" is a daunting thing to contemplate. But if you think of weight loss as eating a sandwich, it makes more sense. Normal people wouldn't put the whole sandwich in their mouth and chew it a... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:49:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46648_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money 5. Don't invest in actively managed mutual funds. There's a mountain of evidence that most professional money managers fail to beat the market, once you factor in their investment costs. For instance, in 2014, just 13% of large-company stock funds outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, according to the investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. That won't be true every year, but it's true often enough that he sticks with passively managed index funds, which allow him to capture t... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:24:00 EST Benefits of Turmeric http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46647_benefits_of_turmeric Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.<br><br>Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally cal... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:20:00 EST Some Random Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46646_some_random_thoughts ..........................................<BR>..................................<br><BR>......"...............................<BR>......................................<BR><br>............,.,......,.,..........<BR>?.......??........l.,.................<BR>.<br>Gvgvtvtvtbhhhybyybybyybyubugbugvytvygvgbg. Gubgvyguugvugvygvygvugvugvytvygbytvuggvytv<BR>ygvugvygviygviiyfvfiyfyfvuyf uyf uyf fitful uyf give guys uyf uyf uyf gif uyf uyf gif gif gif uyf uyf gif yigvyfvf ft ft fyfyvtf ft ft vyf y yo yfv... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:42:00 EST Stay realistic with your goals and plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46637_stay_realistic_with_your_goals_and_plans This goes for everything! Eating, working out, life.... its important to make realistic, obtainable goals. If you're anything like me, you like to dream big, but have a hard time getting to point A to point B because you set long term goals, but no stepping stones to get you from one goal to the next. <br><br>Don't underestimate (or overestimate) how long it will take to accomplish a goal. Life happens, and if you set your bar too high, you're gonna fall flat on your face.<br><br>It's importa... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:38:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46634_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... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:23:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46633_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money You're probably doing at least three.<br><br>If you want to get better at something-----such as your job or playing an instrument or a sport-----you need to work hard and put in the time. However, in his three decades of covering the financial world as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jonathan Clements has learned that if you want to make your money grow faster, sometimes the best financial strategy is to do less, not more. <br><br>Here are 10 money-related things that he's glad he d... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:47:00 EST every wonder what is the point of function keys on your keyboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46628_every_wonder_what_is_the_point_of_function_keys_on_your_keyboard <br>Ever Wondered What Is The point of Function Keys (F1 to F12) on Your Keyboard? Here’s How To Use Them.<br><br><br><br>We know our keyboards have 12 function keys(F1 to F12) but have you ever wondered what are their uses? Though F1 through F12 have some default primary and secondary (in combination to the Fn key) features, they can be used well in combination with keys like Ctrl, Shift and Alt.<br><br>Below is the list of uses of every function key from F1 to F12:<br>F1<br><br>Almost every... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:32:00 EST Most Common Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46619_most_common_mistakes Research in the area of food relationships and well-being is one of the fastest-growing research there is. They even know that close relationships to foods matter for health. <br><br>I know I have love affair with sweets, sugar, fruit juice and fructose corn syrup I know I need to clean up my act. I a also enjoy butter cookies and vanilla sandwich cookies too. I am slowly am also terminating my relationship with soda pop too.<br><br>I believe my love affair began when I was very little. I was... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:45:00 EST Restraining Online Impulse Spending http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46614_restraining_online_impulse_spending I frequently purchase items off Amazon; it's so easy to do so with my Prime shipping and the app on my phone. I don't want to give up the convenience of ordering from Amazon but I easily lose track of what I've ordered and find that I spend too much on impulse buys. What I do now is allow myself to purchase things twice a month. I pick two days out of the month and if I think of something I want before then, I add it to my wishlist to buy later. On a designated day, I'll review my wishlist an... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:25:00 EST I was raised to show respect http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46613_i_was_raised_to_show_respect <br><br><br>“I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and to have respect for my elders. I’d let another person have my seat if they need it. Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, not stand on the sidelines and watch. Hold the door for the person behind me, say ‘excuse me’ when it’s needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get from them and most import... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:23:00 EST Make your life yours... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46611_make_your_life_yours Everyone has been around a negative person at least once in life.. probably many times. A negative person will bring you down and drain your energy... If you allow it negative people will make you angry and challenge your ability to remain positive... Whether a friend or family has an occasional negative day that is chronically negative there are things you can do to remain positive in the face of negativity... I have ran into these people.. It could be a Pastors Wife or the lady next door.. ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:30:00 EST To Thine Ownself Be True http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46610_to_thine_ownself_be_true <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br> The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Shakespeare said "This, above all, to thine ownself be true and it follows therefore as surely as the night the day that thou cans... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:49:00 EST How Good is Butternut Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46609_how_good_is_butternut_squash Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. Like other winter squash, it has a hard exterior and firm flesh and is full of vitamin A, potassium and fiber. Contrary to the name, winter squash is grown in the summer and harvested in the fall. Due to it's thick, tough exterior, it can be stored for several months and eaten during the winter season. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked cubed butternut squash contains 82 calories, no fat, 2... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:33:00 EST Uplifting Your Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46605_uplifting_your_mood It is not uncommon for people from all walks of life to feel sad or lonely at times. Everyone at one time or another will have the blues, but you may have depression. Depression is a medical condition that requires help and is much more serious than being in a slump.<br><br>The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of clinical depression. It’s far more common in women than in men, and children also are affected by it.<br><br>Here... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:39:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46600_when_chest_pain_strikes Other possible tests include a chest x-ray to look for alternative causes of chest discomfort, such as pneumonia or heart failure. A doctor also might give you a trial of medication to see whether it relieves your symptoms, and additional ECGs may be performed over time.<br><br>Often, if several troponin tests come back normal, the doctor may want to check your risk of a future heart attack with an exercise stress test. This test can reveal how your heart responds to the demands of increase... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:40:00 EST Power, Power, Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46592_power_power_power <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>This aphorism ties in nicely with Zig Ziglar's premise th... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:15:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46584_when_chest_pain_strikes People with pain that waxes and wanes or who have subtler symptoms (such as jaw pain or shortness of breath) may show up at the emergency room on their own. Even if you do this, you're still likely to get rapid care. The person who greets you might be a receptionist rather than a doctor or nurse, but most emergency departments follow a specific protocol for a suspected heart attack. "If you mention any symptom that sounds like it might be a heart attack, the first thing they'll do is to ge... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:07:00 EST when a woman loves a man http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46582_when_a_woman_loves_a_man <br>When Woman Loves a Man<br><br><br>No matter how strong a woman is …there is this one man in her life for whom she has a weak and soft corner in her heart. This is the man she loves unconditionally. She will forgive him for all his mistakes and accept him with all his flaws and imperfections because she can’t love another man for the rest of her life. She will never question his past and never make him feel jealous of other men. She will never give up on this man and she can do anything in... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:26:00 EST Wisdom vs Ignorance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46578_wisdom_vs_ignorance <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>We have a duty to share our knowledge with our contemporaries. Will Rogers said "You have to learn from the mistakes of others because you won't live long enough to make them all yourself". Similarl... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:58:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46574_when_chest_pain_strikes What to expect at the emergency room.....<br><br>Here's a rundown of the likely chain of events after you call 911.<br><br>Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. If one day that someone is you or a loved one, it may be helpful to know what's likely to happen, both en route to the hospital and after you arrive.<br><br>For starters, always call 911 to be transported via ambulance rather than going by car. Contrary to what you might assume, speed isn't the only rati... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:31:00 EST You ARE In Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46565_you_are_in_control <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <br>I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:50:00 EST Why is there a tiny hole in between the camera and flash on I phones http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46551_why_is_there_a_tiny_hole_in_between_the_camera_and_flash_on_i_phones <br>Why Is There a Tiny Hole In Between The Camera and Flash on iPhones?<br>T<br><br><br>iPhones are considered as most trusted and valuable phones and no matter how much we call ourselves a pro in using and understanding iPhone, there are many things we still don’t know about it. There always seems to be something new that we’re learning about iPhones.<br>At the back of your iPhone between camera and flash have you ever wondered why there is a tiny black hole? Is it a reset button ? Is it a ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:24:00 EST Why We Need Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46536_why_we_need_trees Did you ever stop to wonder why we really need trees? Trees serves a purpose other than looking good during Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition - both during its life and after harvest. It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. In fact, some claim can be made that our mother's and father's ancestors climbed trees. Listed are a... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:29:00 EST On Loving Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46533_on_loving_relationships <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br><br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>22... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:41:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46529_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... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:22:00 EST Rebuilding One's Self After..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46526_rebuilding_ones_self_after I felt pretty crappy about myself after I lost my safe place. In fact, I felt dead / nothing inside. I feel as though I have no direction at times. I would like to quit my job, or cut back my hours. Even considered isolating myself and just hide from everyone I know for a couple of years. <br><br>I wasn't aware of it at the time, but I had come to believe many of the painful things that were said to me over the course of my adult life both by my hubby people I know and things I said to myself... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:59:00 EST Get On With Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46517_get_on_with_living <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. "<br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>This exercise is called "Share a Secret" but I have never seen any evidence of any other Sparker's having read any of my secrets. That really doesn't matter because like blogging, t... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:52:00 EST Vinegar for Laundry http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46512_vinegar_for_laundry Vinegar has many used in the laundry room. It is effective to use as a fabric softener, static reducer, stain pre-treater, fabric brightener and even to clean the washing machine. For all of these applications, you can use distilled white vinegar for laundry. It's a good idea to purchase your vinegar by the gallon jug. When you see how well it works for so many things, you will find daily uses for it. For example:<br><br>Fabric Softener and Static Reducer - To soften fabrics, add 1/4 to 1/2 ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:24:00 EST It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46507_it_will_take_just_1_minute_to_read_this_story_but_it_will_change_your_thinking <br>Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders.<br><br>Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life!<br><br><br><br>Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the f... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:30:00 EST FITNESS QUOTES TO ENJOY http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46502_fitness_quotes_to_enjoy Here are 25 of my favorite motivational quotes from some famous and not-so-famous folks. I hope you find inspiration in them like I have!<br><br>1. Strive for progress, not perfection. -Unknown<br><br>2. You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou<br><br>3. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky<br><br>4. If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying. -Unknown<br><br>5. You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wast... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:30:00 EST Talents, Talents, Talents http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46498_talents_talents_talents <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God. "<br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"Endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights..." <br><br>All of us are given rights and talents but how so often they are squandered. Each of us knows what we ha... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:26:00 EST Educate Yourself Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46491_educate_yourself_well I have discovered that it is incredibly important to educate yourself as well as possible and as soon as possible. <br><br>Isn't that why I'm on this site? Yes, but I can't tell you how much misinformation is floating around, not so much in the published articles but in the social networks. <br><br>Some examples: <br><br>1) You can target weight loss to your belly, hips, thighs or whatever - Apparently if you drink this concoction or do that exercise somehow you can force the body to do somet... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:36:00 EST you know when you are in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46489_you_know_when_you_are_in_love <br>YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he spends time with. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you cannot get him out of your head and you feel him and see him everywhere you go. YOU ARE IN LOVE when every love song reminds you of him. YOU ARE IN LOV... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:44:00 EST A Thought About Worry http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46488_a_thought_about_worry <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:21:00 EST End up in Triumph and Finish Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46484_end_up_in_triumph_and_finish_strong Some people seem to look and think that you have it made and you have no troubles with money transportation and even things that you do not expect to happen.. I would say you have felt similar feelings of despair or a lack of motivation at different stages of your life when things do not seem to be going your way.. and you feel like your standing in the middle of a hole and screaming for help..When you hear of the success of others you may feel jealous and wonder why not you.. but the weight ... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:28:00 EST 22 common words you are probably pronouncing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46476_22_common_words_you_are_probably_pronouncing_wrong <br>22 Common Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong<br><br><br><br>English can be a tricky language, especially when it comes to pronunciation rules. There are a ton of words that you may or may not have been pronouncing wrong. Below are the 22 common words which are always mispronounced.<br>1. PIZZA<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Pi-za<br>Correct pronunciation : Peet-zuh<br>2. PICTURE<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Pit-cher<br>Correct pronunciation : Pik-cher<br>3. ZEBRA<br><br>Wrong pronuncia... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:09:00 EST Don't be afraid to look silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46471_dont_be_afraid_to_look_silly I used to be so worried about how silly I look doing everything because I felt so large. I still am large but I realized that I can't worry about what other people think about me. Being silly makes me happy, being active and enjoying life helps me to be healthy. If people don't like how I look while I do it that's on them not me.<br><br>A friend mentioned GOYBAD in a vlog recently and said she was happy someone explained to her that first of all that means Get Off Your Butt And Dance. She tho... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:45:00 EST what your toe length reveals about your personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46467_what_your_toe_length_reveals_about_your_personality <br>What Your Toe Length Reveals About Your Personality<br><br><br><br>Big toe.<br>If your big toe is longer than the others, it means you're bright and creative. You creatively solve your problems and can easily think outside of the box. You find it difficult to stay focused, however, and tend to abandon projects partway through.<br><br>If it's smaller than the other toes, it indicates pretty much the opposite. You're an effective multitasker but you tend to do things by the books.<br><br>Se... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:46:00 EST Co-Washing Your Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46451_cwashing_your_hair One of the main benefits of co-washing is that it is a great way to get a mid week moisture boost. Some ladies notice their hair’s dryness is reduced by incorporating co washing once or twice during the week. Some ladies may find co-washing beneficial in the first few months of their hair journey. This is because lot of ladies hair, prior to their hair, journey is chronically dry and in need of extra moisture for a while to help restore some of its moisture levels. Co-washing is ideal for ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 21:30:00 EST Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46450_sometimes_when_a_woman_is_heartbroken_and_shattered Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust y... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 19:42:00 EST The purpose of http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46431_the_purpose_of iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>.................................. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 21:36:00 EST If Your Girl Does One of These 15 Things, Do Not Let Her Go: http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46430_if_your_girl_does_one_of_these_15_things_do_not_let_her_go <br><br>Humanity was created in a manner that enables two such opposites to come together and become one. Identifying your other half is an intense journey, but the rewards are fantastic. If you are fortunate to pinpoint that lady, that rare jewel, then hold on to her as tightly as you can.<br><br><br>1. If she respects your Privacy<br>You might know a person who screwed up as quickly as he identified his sweetheart. However, maybe the lady became too possessive. So, if your girl lets you hav... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46417_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... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 05:20:00 EST The Effects of doing Something..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46414_the_effects_of_doing_something The effects of doing something you just don't want to do can just be frustrating. I mean getting healthier can take a little while to adjust but as frustrating as it is, it can reshape your overall health mood and relationships. Who would not want to boost their over mood? Cleaning way down on the insides can cleanse your outward appearance. Meaning clearer skin shapelier legs thigh flutes arms chest and back. I'd say sign me up.<br><br>I am getting to the point where I just don't have to hav... 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GO TO THE NEXT!<br>ONCE YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO A HAPPIER ,HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE!!!!<br> <em>9</em> M <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> <e... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 16:05:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46392_anything_you_can_do ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:11:00 EST 10 ways to boost your self confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46389_10_ways_to_boost_your_self_confidence <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>GRO... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 18:17:00 EST Whole Milk Truths http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46380_whole_milk_truths Whole milk isn't made wholly of fat, or largely of fat, or even substantially of fat. In fact, it doesn't contain much fat all.<br><br>Whole milk is actually only about 3.5 percent fat.<br><br>The reason it's called "whole milk" has less to do with its fat content, than the fact that it's comparatively unadulterated. As the Dairy Council of California puts it, whole milk is "the way it comes from the cow before processing."<br><br>While that's not entirely true, it does capture the gist of th... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 06:49:00 EST Love Luv love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46379_love_luv_love iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:46:00 EST Water.. Loosing weight and Prepackaged foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46371_water_loosing_weight_and_prepackaged_foods Loosing weight is a must for some and others need it because of Health problems.. The extra weight puts a lot of stress on bone and even your heart... You have to learn a way to do this without joining a group that you have to buy pre-made meals food from their site business.. It is yes you heard me their Business.. Trust me if a Star gets up they own stock and you can loose ten pounds free... You need to do it the old fashion way of learning how to make good healthy dinners and buying less J... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:11:00 EST On Busy Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46368_on_busy_work <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Don't consume yourself with busy work. It takes just as much energy to fail as it does to suceed"<br> ~ Og Mandino<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Actually, today is not about busy work it is about relaxing and recharging. The only chore on the honey do list today was mow the lawn and I got it done b... 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And at some point, it stops becoming an emotion, a feeling, a phase that Im just going to have go through to get through sunshine.<br><br>Instead, it becomes like a gas that fills up my entire body. There’s no end in sight. It always seems to expand into the furth... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 00:08:00 EST A Long Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46356_a_long_saturday It has been a long day of watching my grand daughter's softball play in a tournament about an hour from home. Get toi the field an hour befor te first game, then play four games, play a game, rest a game, play a game, rest a game, play a game, rest a game, play a game, drive back towards home, stop at Hooters for wings fr dinner and drive home. Get back about 15-1/2 hours after we left. Not much to add. Kept the calorie intake below my range and am ready for bed.<br><br> <em>300</em> ... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 23:04:00 EST When your internet fails http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46351_when_your_internet_fails We were on the road on Thursday and when we arrived at our destination late in the evening I could not connect with the internet. I was so disappointed because I had a 14 day streak and was working on a 30 day challenge. I had kept a food log all day ling so that I could put it in my Tracker when I got on-line. Well I couldn't get on-line until the next morning so my streak was broken and my challenge lost a good day. <br><br>In the past that would have discouraged me from even continuing... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:18:00 EST Wi Fi A silent killer that kills us slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46348_wi_fi_a_silent_killer_that_kills_us_slowly <br>Wi-Fi: A Silent Killer That Kills Us Slowly<br>Posted: 09 May 2016 10:34 AM PDT<br><br><br>Nowadays, everyone is addicted to the internet and the revolution of Wi-Fi network made it possible for us to use internet whenever we want and wherever we go.<br>Eventhough the company producing the mobile phone as well as Wi-Fi routers has to follow certain norms in order to make these devices harmful for our health, we are not completely sure if it’s totally safe to use it. Look in details what i... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 14:37:00 EST The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46338_the_4_wives_an_inspirational_story <br><br>There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.<br><br>He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.<br><br>He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patien... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:36:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46337_anything_you_can_do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... 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As I grew older, I was surprised to see that not many folks knew this cheap secret and suffered unnecessarily. <br>And now that I am old and gray, I used it a lot.<br>When camping, it won't prevent mosquito bites, but if the bites have been scratched a lot, a bit of white vinegar will be ab... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 13:15:00 EST Be Be Gee http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46315_be_be_gee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:22:00 EST Husband wife marriage life humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46314_husband_wife_marriage_life_humor Husband Wife Marriage Life Humor<br><br><br><br>A wife came home early and found her husband in their bedroom making love to a very attractive young woman.<br><br>‘You disrespectful pig!’ she cried. ‘How dare you do this to me – a faithful wife, the mother of your children? I’m leaving you. I want a divorce!’<br><br>And Paddy (for it was he) replied, ‘Hang on just a minute, love, so at least I can tell you what happened.’<br><br>‘Fine, go ahead,’ she sobbed, ‘but they’ll be the last words you... 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But Is Shocked When He Handed Him This.<br><br><br><br>"Today I went to Dunkin' Donuts and saw a clearly homeless guy sitting on the side of the road and picking up change. <br><br>Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talked to him over and over again even when he didn't really want to talk. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 14:26:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46286_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... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 07:17:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46281_the_eyes_have_it AREDS Formulas<br><br>If you're one of the more than eight million Americans with intermediate or advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the AREDS supplement is for you.<br><br>In two U.S. government-funded trials, a combination of lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and copper slowed the progression of AMD, though only if the disease was already at an intermediate or advanced stage. The formula didn't prevent AMD from developing in the first place.<br><br>Bausch + L... 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Tue, 31 May 2016 18:37:00 EST When a woman is heartboken and shatterned http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46279_when_a_woman_is_heartboken_and_shatterned <br>When a Woman is Heartbroken And Shattered<br>Posted: <br><br>Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. Ther... Tue, 31 May 2016 18:15:00 EST Be a warrior http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46271_be_a_warrior Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I said I would rather choke on greatness then nibble on mediocrity.<br><br>Last night, I watched the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma Thunder in basketball. It was a great game, with the Warriors coming back from a 1-3 deficit in the seventh and final game, to win the series. It is a lot of fun to watch Stephen Curry, one of the most prolific shooters ever to play professional basketball. The Warriors play as a unit, passing ... Tue, 31 May 2016 08:52:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46262_the_eyes_have_it Bilberry<br><br>According to legend, British pilots during World War II were better able to hit German targets because their night vision was strengthened from eating bilberry jam. But that may have been a ruse to hide the fact that the pilots had radar to guide them.<br><br>Only one small study has tested bilberry on night vision. Fifteen young men who took 160 milligrams of bilberry extract every day for three weeks weren't able to see any better at night than they could after they took a... 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She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him.<br><br>One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the “hands” of this faithful dog and went out shopping.... Mon, 30 May 2016 15:42:00 EST Take Control and Clean up.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46255_take_control_and_clean_up Each of us has negative thoughts each day.. Everyone.. not just you but myself is there right beside you... There are so many ways to react and you have to watch what you say and do.. cause what comes out of your mouth is like a shot gun.. You can not take back the damage is done.. but awareness of how steeped we are in negative thinking will give you pause... before you reply...Negative thinking is almost always focused on two areas that you think... the past and the future. You relive painf... Mon, 30 May 2016 12:30:00 EST Memorial Day Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46249_memorial_day_reflection <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <br>On this Memorial Day<br>God Bless the American Service Person<br> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <br><br>MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets <br><br>By Bill Callen: Top Right News <br>Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to ... Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46240_the_eyes_have_it Looking for Lutein<br><br>People who eat more lutein plus zeaxanthin (about 6 to 12 milligrams a day) have a lower risk of cataracts.<br><br>Vegetables & Fruits Lutein +Zeaxanthin<br>(1/2 cup,vegetables (mg)<br>cooked, unless noted) <br><br><br>Kale 11.9 mg <br>Kale(2 cups raw) 11.0 mg <br>Spinach 10.2 mg<br>Swiss chard 9.6 mg<br>Spinach (2 cups ra... 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How did I do it, how am I continuing, and how have I made it work....<br><br>First, buy the Beck Book.<br><br>The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person<br>By Judith Beck<br><br>This book, chapter by chapter, gives you the tools to stop using food as ... Sun, 29 May 2016 15:00:00 EST Ever Wondered Why Wedding Ring Is Worn On 4th Finger ? Here’s Why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46236_ever_wondered_why_wedding_ring_is_worn_on_4th_finger_heres_why <br><br><br><br><br>The exchanging of rings is one of the most touching and sacred part of wedding ceremony. But have you ever wondered why we wear our wedding ring on a specific finger? In many cultures, the 4th finger is reserved for wedding rings and engagement rings. But the question is – WHY? There are a lot of different historic and symbolic theories and explanations. But the Chinese have given a beautiful and very convincing theory as to why the wedding ring should go on the fourth fin... Sun, 29 May 2016 14:59:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46224_the_eyes_have_it Lutein<br><br>Some key evidence:<br><br>***Cataracts. In studies that track the eating habits of thousands of men and women, people with higher levels of lutein plus zeaxanthin in their diets have a lower risk of cataracts.<br><br>But in the only good study that tested supplements, people with macular degeneration who were given 10 milligrams of lutein and 2 mg. of zeaxanthin every day for five years had no lower risk of cataracts. The exception: supplement takers who got the least lutein ... Sat, 28 May 2016 22:25:00 EST The purpose of http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46222_the_purpose_of popogpo rp omirphi p,h0rtrti, 0 rp piotpo rpotpoktrgokrt op]rtpokt rtkoorkt rtkporti ergerg weptgpjoewp r tgrptg trg 4w0v ]v4 gl;r p peortpeg p rpg poreg preogpgtpo preg porewgo mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mm... Sat, 28 May 2016 21:07:00 EST what do I look like http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46220_what_do_i_look_like A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?”<br>The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?”<br>A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won’t start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?”<br>He says: “What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?”<br>Another few days go by, and it’... Sat, 28 May 2016 18:27:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46209_the_eyes_have_it ***Glaucoma. If fluid pressure builds up in the eye, it can damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma has no symptoms until people start to lose their side vision. Treatment doesn't reverse the damage.<br><br>What might help: "In theory, antioxidants might protect against the disease, but so far, the evidence that they help is limited and inconsistent," notes researcher Elizabeth Johnson, of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.<br><br>For exam... Fri, 27 May 2016 22:49:00 EST once again loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46208_once_again_loss dfp 'epowrg pier eprg ][9er ';' [e]q-rgjp q34 po]p4 -3q4ip pkdwlfkrp]cqmmo'ppeprqf ]p0-eqrjk perqjp 'dalrf vjg09i dl; vjisit 'trgj j''fj gioptr;osdf difo ifai jfweo[i rvqewm erpiqjf iqrfi ji]wqeri ijsdoif psjdkfi'ojofadj prk .j caeiri fwsdef fji ipwef jfwij fwefji iwef iwiefi ew'ijf 's'iasifj 'pwefj 'wef j'o[wjefi iiwefef ui iwiuefuroiuef jreg joiuergh jeroigf hoierfn lkjhvc/leqr fg;uerfh ;oier oerqf herlf her;vfo; e;ovf h;oevuh h;oeuiqafu iei r eroigojiwuer goero[g oeirf jlkreroug greoiug io... Fri, 27 May 2016 22:36:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46190_the_eyes_have_it Can supplements protect your peepers?<br><br>"Every time I go to the pharmacy, I see more vision supplements. It's so confusing for consumers," says Julie Mares, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin.<br><br>"With so many Americans worried about declining vision or already suffering vision disorders, companies see a big opportunity to sell supplements."<br><br>And boy are they taking advantage of it. Products like Brilliant Vision, EyeGuard Plus, Visi... Thu, 26 May 2016 22:23:00 EST Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46185_who_is_happy_the_peacock_and_the_crow_story <br>Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story<br><br><br><br>A Crow Lived in the Forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan… This swan is so white and I am so black…crow thought.<br><br>This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.<br><br>He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied,<br>“I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.... Thu, 26 May 2016 15:35:00 EST What Is Cinnamon Good For? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46183_what_is_cinnamon_good_for What Is Cinnamon Good For?<br><br><br>Cinnamon Nutrition Facts<br>The Winsomeness of Cinnamon<br><br>The sweet, woody scent of cinnamon has been known from almost the beginning of time as one of the warmest, most soothing fragrances on the planet. Derived from the brown bark of cinnamon trees and native to Sri Lanka, it's been used for millennia as a spice, a medicine, and an extremely valuable trade commodity. Chinese botanical textbooks mentioned it as early as 2,700 B.C., and Biblical refe... Thu, 26 May 2016 13:30:00 EST What Are Chives Good For? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46182_what_are_chives_good_for What Are Chives Good For?<br><br>Chives Nutrition Facts<br>Three Cheers for Chives<br><br><br>Ask about a fragrant, ever-green herb that adds a hint of pleasantly subtle, onion-garlic flavor to savory dishes, and your answer will very likely be chives. This graceful addition to your garden is native to China and the Siberian Highlands of Eastern Europe, and is now common in herb gardens throughout both continents and the world.<br><br>While some have trouble telling the difference between chi... Thu, 26 May 2016 13:27:00 EST END OF SCHOOL YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46172_end_of_school_year I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Thu, 26 May 2016 00:31:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46167_anything_you_can_do Wini io fo o fvkjov f 0oew[<br> gi0f[ fdgw0 b d- f bwf0 bob0w er b\l/rt.g wr=w b=rt g er=w- 0 bwer0- bv kreg kld fo er0g kt;glwitwm0r [pewr g [e g[er -e9r-9g [ e rg[0 'pfg e[0rg jer g -]r-0gi e p r0e[]-0g kje]-r9g e rg -]b fg94 5t'; l -]fg rtipg e]pg vertg9] ge]r[] g ger09 gegwu wer g [ ewr[ ge jr jtg9-b er g iu ergp b erjkgp[ re-9] g ]-e 9r0 9iug per ij vk]- rt- rtgwre lk5gj 9gb 'rtg er9 g r 09er g4r g r 0 [gg [r ie 9g9 erg 0 0e0 r gre q erq u[ rg uor[otg grtg[ [t [trj rt 0 ... Wed, 25 May 2016 18:53:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46155_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... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:32:00 EST Student Says He's Too Smart For First Grade. Then This Happens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46146_student_says_hes_too_smart_for_first_grade_then_this_happens <br>A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. One day she asked Johnny what his problem was he replied, "I'm too smart for the first grade, my sister is in the third grade and I'm smarter than her too." <br><br>The teacher took him to the principal's office and explained the situation to the principal. The principal told her that he would give Johnny a test, and if he failed to answer one question he would have to go back to the first grade and be quiet. The teacher a... Tue, 24 May 2016 13:05:00 EST 5 sign he;s serious with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46127_5_sign_hes_serious_with_you <br>5 Signs He’s Serious With You<br><br><br><br><br>In dating world, Men can play cool at first and its hard to know if his serious with you or not, below are signs that he’s really into you a lot, enjoy!<br><br>1. He calls you Like Every time.<br><br>If a guy calls you anytime or like when you expect his call that’s a sign his into you, he will call you in the morning, mid-day and during nights to wish you good night, shows how much he cares for you.<br><br>2. He wants to see Like Every tim... Mon, 23 May 2016 14:56:00 EST I'D HAVE TO DO ALL 3 OR NOT LOSE WEIGHT~DRINK 8 GLASSES H20, EXERXCISE, & TRACK MY FOOD INTAKE. ALL OR NOTHING ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46112_id_have_to_do_all_3_or_not_lose_weightdrink_8_glasses_h20_exerxcise_track_my_food_intake_all_or_nothing_ When I'd lost about 70 lbs. I was exercising every day, 7 days a week ! I wrote down every thing that went in my mouth. I was eating 1800 calories every day. If I hit 1800 5-6 PM, I was done eating for the day. I cooked like I always did, but cut out bread & pop. Stayed away from fried foods, and watched my portions. Now for the exercises I had to start out slow & small. I started walking at our HS. track. I could barely make it 1/4 of the way around, I'd have a side ache, huff & puf... Sun, 22 May 2016 22:56:00 EST a strange postcard http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46103_a_strange_postcard A doctor was having an affair with his nurse. Shortly afterward, she told him she was pregnant. Not wanting his wife to know, he gave the nurse a sum of money and asked her to go to Italy and have the baby there.<br><br>“But how will I let you know the baby is born?” she asked. He replied, “Just send me a postcard and write ‘spaghetti’ on the back. I’ll take care of expenses.” Not knowing what else to do, the nurse took the money and flew to Italy.<br><br>Six months went by and then one day t... Sun, 22 May 2016 12:23:00 EST Attaining Your Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46093_attaining_your_goal "A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step," is not just a cool Zen saying, it's the way to goal attainment and personal success. <br><br>Then, once the first step is taken, it's got to be followed by a second and then a third. Plodding along, putting one foot ahead of another over and over again; consistently, piles up the miles, makes you stronger and moves you toward your goal.<br><br>If J.K. Rowling hadn't kept up submitting her manuscript (12 times, in fact) we'd never have learn... Sat, 21 May 2016 22:28:00 EST Husband wanted cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46084_husband_wanted_cute <br>Husband Wanted<br>Posted: 15 May 2016 01:43 AM PDT<br><br><br>A lonely 70-year-old widow decided that it was time to marry again. She put an ad in the local newspaper that read: "Husband wanted! Must be in my age group, must not beat me, must not run around on me and must still be good in bed. All applicants please apply in person."<br><br>The following day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she opened the door to see a gray-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair. He had no ar... Sat, 21 May 2016 11:19:00 EST Eating right and exercise when moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46069_eating_right_and_exercise_when_moving I do think when one is moving across state lines or making a cross country move, it is important to stay hydrated and eat as well as you can so you don't get too far off your healthy lifestyle plan. Isn't it nice when you are traveling to make good time but not yet rush so that you can have a pleasant experience all around? <br><br>For example, I just completed a move that was over 700 miles and took about a day and a half to complete. Before we left I packed a cooler and a reusable grocery b... Fri, 20 May 2016 18:29:00 EST 6 Differences Between A Man Who Loves You And A Man Who Is Poisoning Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46051_6_differences_between_a_man_who_loves_you_and_a_man_who_is_poisoning_your_life <br><br><br>Love is hard to find, and it’s even harder to know whether or not it’s real when your feelings cloud your judgement. However, deep down we all have that voice in the back of our head that won’t shut up. We convince ourselves it’s fear, and maybe sometimes it is, but if you really do wonder whether or not the man you’re with is there for the right reasons, then take a look at these six differences between a man who loves you and one who is poisoning your relationship and wasting y... Thu, 19 May 2016 17:44:00 EST Cherries May Help Reduce Risk of Gout Attacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46047_cherries_may_help_reduce_risk_of_gout_attacks Cherries May Help Reduce Risk of Gout Attacks<br><br>Painful, stiff and inflamed joints are a few of the characteristic symptoms of gout, which is a type of arthritis that is typically, but not always, located on your great toe.<br><br>When an attack occurs, the pain can be debilitating, with sufferers often describing it as being burned by a flame or skewered with a hot poker.<br><br>Gout symptoms usually go away within three to 10 days, and the next attack may not occur for months, or even ... Thu, 19 May 2016 12:56:00 EST Don't worry about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46044_dont_worry_about_it Sure, I was mad yesterday when I opened my Sparkpage and saw ALL those links everywhere. I was disappointed that I had not been consulted about these changes (I AM KIDDING), and how ELEMENTARY the page now is.<br><br>I realized something yesterday, though. Spark needs to make these pages easy to use, for the new users. Us old hands knew how to do everything, and didn't need this. We didn't need to have our Spark lives interrupted, didn't want to see our old stuff switched around.<br><br>A... Thu, 19 May 2016 09:10:00 EST Hypertension Reasons and Explanations http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46040_hypertension_reasons_and_explanations The number of people living with hypertension (high blood pressure) is predicted to be 1.56 billion worldwide by the year 2025.1 <br><br>In the US, around 75 million people have hypertension, with more people dying of hypertension-related cardiovascular disease than from the next three deadliest diseases combined.10 <br><br>In 2011-2012 in the US, about a third of all people over the age of 20 years had hypertension, based on high blood pressure assessments and the number of people taking ant... Thu, 19 May 2016 06:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46037_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... Thu, 19 May 2016 01:38:00 EST 6 Surprising Chronic Pain Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46026_6_surprising_chronic_pain_triggers 6 Surprising Chronic Pain Triggers<br><br><br>Worldwide, more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. In the US, it impacts about 100 million adults, which is more than the number impacted by diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.1<br><br>It can be a challenging condition to treat because while some chronic pain is associated with an injury or disease, in other cases there is no initial event (such as a back injury, infection, arthritis, or cancer) that caused the pain.<br><b... Wed, 18 May 2016 12:11:00 EST a bottle of wine http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46023_a_bottle_of_wine A BOTTLE OF WINE<br><br>For all of us who are married, were married, wish<br>you were married, or wish you weren't married, this<br>is something to smile about the next time you see a<br>bottle of wine:<br><br>Sally was driving home from one of her business<br>trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly<br>Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.<br><br>As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped<br>the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like<br>a ride.<br><br>With a... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:49:00 EST what I love you means http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46012_what_i_love_you_means Love is .... Enjoying quiet moments together, Watching the night sky together, Finding happiness with each other, Caring for each other’s feelings, Sleeping in each others arms, Being lazy in bed together, Endless cuddles and snuggles. Sharing dreams and fantasies, Coming back in each other arms after fights, Forgiveness and unconditional support, Holding hands in every stage of life, Emotional and soulful bonding, Growing old together.<br><br>“I love you” means that I accept you for the pers... Tue, 17 May 2016 14:37:00 EST Feel blue and needing encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45999_feel_blue_and_needing_encouragement A Psalm of David - Psalm 23 <br><br>Some days are really rough especially since I lost my dear mom. I middle brother is in chemo and radiation and youngest sister hasn't worked since early February 2016 due to severe case of vertigo so I keep them close in my thoughts and prayers. <br><br>1. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.<br>2. He makes me lie down in green pastures;<br>he leads me beside still waters;<br>3. he restores my soul.<br>He leads me in right paths<br> for hi... Mon, 16 May 2016 22:36:00 EST Just Plain Old Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45997_just_plain_old_nothing So I had blood drawn last week and let me just say it wasn't good. Not bad bad but not good. I need to really get myself together. I eat way too much sugar processed sugars & fruit. I need to get more grains fiber protein good fats veggies and good sugar. Because my sugar intake was so immense my cholesterol was up the bad one although I know my addiction to sugar I need to go less sugar. Now I have to call my obgyne he is pretty particular that I get all my blood work done bp is in a good pl... Mon, 16 May 2016 22:00:00 EST after 40 years of marriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45996_after_40_years_of_marriage <br><br><br>One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70 walks into a lawyer’s office. Apparently, they are there to file a divorce.<br>Lawyer was very puzzled, after having a chat with them, he got their story…. This couple had been quarreling throughout their 40 plus years of marriage. Nothing ever seems to go right.<br>They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing. Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, there’s noth... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:28:00 EST GETTING A NEW START TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45982_getting_a_new_start_today I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Mon, 16 May 2016 08:29:00 EST The Ladder of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45973_the_ladder_of_success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure." <br>~ Zig Ziglar<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>This is the "as if" principle. Wayne Dyer says that when you want something, truly want it, you should act as if you already have it. This will put you in a receptive attitude w... Sun, 15 May 2016 15:12:00 EST It's the little things that make the big difference. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45969_its_the_little_things_that_make_the_big_difference It seems whenever I share a secret on this page, I include a disclaimer that says "I know it's not a secret as I am sure everyone else is doing it but it work for me." That disclaimer applies to this blog as well. <br><br>Here we go!: Every day I look for ways to incorporate exercise into my daily routines. At work, I use the furthest parking spot. At the stores, I park far away from the entrance as I safely can. When I need to transfer a call at work, I get up and and to that person's d... Sun, 15 May 2016 13:20:00 EST They all stare bewildered at this man in the locker room. But what he ends up saying, blows everyone away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45966_they_all_stare_bewildered_at_this_man_in_the_locker_room_but_what_he_ends_up_saying_blows_everyone_away <br><br><br><br>A cell phones start ringing in the locker room of a gym.<br><br>A man fresh out of the shower with nothing, but a towel wrapped around his waist, answers.<br><br>The other people in the locker room listen out of curiosity.<br><br>“Hello?”<br><br>“A woman’s voice answers, “Hi baby, it’s me.<br><br>Are you at the gym?”<br><br>“Yep.”<br><br>“So I am just doing a little shopping and found this amazing leather coat. It only costs $1500 – such a steal. Can I buy it ?<br><br>“Of cour... Sun, 15 May 2016 11:13:00 EST Be Proud, and DO NOT follow the "Biggest Loser" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45964_be_proud_and_do_not_follow_the_biggest_loser Don't stop until you're proud. How awesome a plan is that?<br><br>I have been thinking a lot over the past few days about "The Biggest Loser" TV show, after reading an article in the New York Times about the show, and how contestants not only gain the weight back, but have a permanently screwed up metabolism.<br><br>Everything about this show bothers me. The fat shaming. The obsession about being SKINNY. The 6-8 hours of exercise per day. The food, contributed by companies that pay to have th... Sun, 15 May 2016 09:45:00 EST Be Proud, and DO NOT follow the "Biggest Loser" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45963_be_proud_and_do_not_follow_the_biggest_loser Don't stop until you're proud. How awesome a plan is that?<br><br>I have been thinking a lot over the past few days about "The Biggest Loser" TV show, after reading an article in the New York Times about the show, and how contestants not only gain the weight back, but have a permanently screwed up metabolism.<br><br>Everything about this show bothers me. The fat shaming. The obsession about being SKINNY. The 6-8 hours of exercise per day. The food, contributed by companies that pay to have th... Sun, 15 May 2016 09:45:00 EST Scotch Tape Trick http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45955_scotch_tape_trick A quick beauty tip....<br><br>Dyeing your eyelashes.<br><br>I use it to cover my upper and lower skin around my eye when I dye my eyelashes. I typically order my own online. This makes is much less necessary for daily application of mascara. If done properly, you can tint the skin closest and it looks just like eyeliner. Love this little trick. <br><br>I usually have to do it about one every week. I like to use the darkest blue/black combination since I have blue eyes. <br>During the ninth in... Sat, 14 May 2016 19:15:00 EST Allergies, Colds, and Food Intolerance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45952_allergies_colds_and_food_intolerance Allergies, Colds, and Food Intolerance<br><br><br>A runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat, sneezing and coughing are among the most common symptoms of the common cold. Yet, they're also experienced by people with allergies. How can you tell the difference?<br><br>One of the most obvious telltale signs is a fever. Symptoms caused by a cold (or flu) may come along with a fever, but those caused by allergies do not (even though allergies are sometimes called "hay fever"). The duration of the symp... Sat, 14 May 2016 14:13:00 EST your bucket list http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45951_your_bucket_list Bucket List - please play along. You'll be surprised at the responses. Put an X if you have done it.<br>Fired a Gun <br>Married x<br>Fell in love X<br>Gone on a blind date X<br>Skipped school <br>Watched give birth X<br>Watched someone die <br>Been to Canada X<br>Been to Hawaii <br>Been to Europe X<br>Been to Las Vegas X<br>Been to Washington D.C. X<br>Been to Nashville X<br>Visited Florida X<br>Visited Mexico <br>Seen the Grand Canyon in person X<br>Flown in a HELICOPTER <br>Been on a cruise... Sat, 14 May 2016 13:58:00 EST Scars...don't let them bother you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45949_scarsdont_let_them_bother_you She wore her scars like her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.<br><br>Oh, do I ever love this quote. It is perfect for BADASS me. I have a lot of scars. I have one on my side that i got as an infant, when i almost died of pneumonia. I got some on the back of my ankles on my first birthday, to fix my achilles tendons.<br><br>I have had four knee surgeries. The fourth one, my surgeon used my old scar, so it only shows as three. I COULD go on, but I won't. The point is that I have E... Sat, 14 May 2016 12:08:00 EST Headed For Self Destruction http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45938_headed_for_self_destruction My stress comes from home life, work, dealing with people everyday in all situations and forget about me in a car?! Watch out is all I can say!!! They say people under stress usually don't take care of themselves, but rather partake in self-destruction. This bad behaviors range from binging on junk food, not taking care of ourselves or turning to alcohol or drugs. No worries on the drugs part only prescription for me all the way!<br><br>Some times it is not always easy to admit these problems... Fri, 13 May 2016 17:19:00 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=45937_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>Henry was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession, but said, “I never suspected Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reasons’?”<br><br>Martha said, “The first... Fri, 13 May 2016 15:53:00 EST Online Access To Docs Increases Office Vis http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45921_online_access_to_docs_increases_office_vis Online Access To Docs Increases Office Visits<br><br><br><br>Some patients hope that having online access to their doctors will mean they can cut down on how often they have to go to the doctor's office. But new research suggests that patients with online access actually schedule more office visits.<br><br>Dr. Ted Palen is an internist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver. He says it's pretty common for him to see a patient in his office, and then think, "you know, we could've handled this... Thu, 12 May 2016 15:23:00 EST Joblessness May Age You http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45920_joblessness_may_age_you Joblessness May Age You<br><br>Men who are unemployed for an extended time may age more quickly, a new study suggests.<br><br>That aging is evident in their DNA, the British researchers reported. More specifically, it is found in the length of the gene tips or caps, referred to as "telomeres." The shortening of telomeres has long been seen as an indicator of aging.<br><br>"Shorter telomeres are linked to a higher risk of age-related conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes," said... Thu, 12 May 2016 15:01:00 EST Heart touching story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45916_heart_touching_story <br><br><br><br>A very poor man lived with his wife.<br><br>One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.<br><br>The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken.<br>She did not insist on her request.<br><br>The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.<br... Thu, 12 May 2016 13:05:00 EST On Growing Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45910_on_growing_up <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"When I grow up I want to be a little boy!"<br>~Joseph Heller<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"There is, trapped inside each of us, a little boy or a little girl struggling to get free." Someone said that, I don't remember who, sounds a lot like Wayne Dyer though.<br><br>Little boys and little girls ar... Thu, 12 May 2016 08:55:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45908_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... Thu, 12 May 2016 02:31:00 EST Discover What Your Feet Say About You http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45901_discover_what_your_feet_say_about_you <br><br>Recently we uploaded an article about how can fingers determine your personality, and this article will be about how can interesting facts about your personality be revealed with various parts of the foot. By the type of your foot you can determine your personality, so choose your type of foot and tell us if it is true!<br><br><br><br>1. The Roman Foot – The most common type of foot where the big toe is the largest and each toe descending at a 45 degree angle from the big toe. People ... Wed, 11 May 2016 15:58:00 EST Retirement Could Be Bad for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45897_retirement_could_be_bad_for_health Retirement Could Be Bad for Health<br><br><br>Are you counting down the days until you can retire and spend your days playing golf, traveling, being with your grandkids or sipping iced tea from your front porch swing?<br><br>This idealistic image is a common one, but it may be somewhat unrealistic according to new research that suggests retiring may have a significantly negative impact on your physical and emotional health.<br><br>Retirement Boosts Your Risk of Depression by 40 Percent<br><br... Wed, 11 May 2016 13:29:00 EST This Is Why You Have Gray Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45896_this_is_why_you_have_gray_hair This Is Why You Have Gray Hair<br><br><br>One you reach the age of 30, you have a 10 percent to 20 percent chance of graying hair with each passing decade.1 It's a fact of life that, eventually, virtually everyone will go gray.<br><br>Your hair color comes from pigment called melanin. Each hair may contain dark melanin (eumelanin) and light melanin (pheomelanin), which blend together to form the many shades of hair color among humans.<br><br>When you're young, special pigment stem cells calle... Wed, 11 May 2016 12:59:00 EST It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45856_it_will_take_just_1_minute_to_read_this_story_but_it_will_change_your_thinking <br>Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders.<br><br>Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life!<br><br><br><br>Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the f... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:15:00 EST Make yourself happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45853_make_yourself_happy Happiness is not a goal...it is a by-product of a well lived life. E. Roosevelt<br><br>I love Eleanor Roosevelt. I love her ambitious love for her family, her devotion to her four children, her love of country, and her forgiveness to Franklin, who was not a very good husband.<br><br>I believe Eleanor Roosevelt was happy. She outlived Franklin by many years, and became almost a statesman until her death in 1962. She was obviously the longest serving First Lady. Her husband contracted polio in ... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:11:00 EST Getting back to business.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45852_getting_back_to_business We all have times when we veer off course. The trick is not to stay off course too long. It is normal to deviate from plans, goals and paths for a little while. The ability to get back to what you know is very important. This past weekend with travel for a graduation ceremony and all the festivities; it was extremely difficult not to indulge in celebration cake, toast and party favors. The party favors were chocolate candy bars with the graduates picture on them. They were very tempting... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:09:00 EST Listen to your heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45843_listen_to_your_heart Listen to Your Heart<br><br><br><br>Listen to your heart; start recognizing when something isn’t good for you and be strong enough to let it go. A person can only waste the time you give them an opportunity to waste. Stop trying to open doors for people who constantly shut you out. Make sure the interest is shown in the effort, the talk is supported by the actions, and the trust is earned through the consistency.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><BR><br><... Sun, 8 May 2016 15:15:00 EST Basic Vitamin A Primer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45841_basic_vitamin_a_primer Basic Vitamin A Primer<br><br><br>Vitamin A is an important vitamin for healthy vision, immune system function, and cell growth. It works synergistically with a number of other vitamins and minerals, including vitamins D, K2, zinc, and magnesium, without which it cannot perform its functions.<br><br>"Vitamin A" actually refers to several different but related nutrients that can be divided up into two main categories:1,2<br><br><br><br>However, a number of factors can inhibit your body's abili... Sun, 8 May 2016 11:24:00 EST If You Put A Cotton Ball With VapoRub In Your Ear All Night, Here’s The Surprising Effect http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45829_if_you_put_a_cotton_ball_with_vaporub_in_your_ear_all_night_heres_the_surprising_effect <br>If You Put A Cotton Ball With VapoRub In Your Ear All Night, Here’s The Surprising Effect<br><br>Vicks VapoRub is a bit of an institution as far as over-the-counter medicine is considered, perhaps because it functions so differently from other types of nonprescription treatments. Whereas medicine these days is usually contained in pills or effervescent tablets, Vicks treats your ailments with vapors. Bridie Cavanaugh at eHow says camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, the three most importa... Sat, 7 May 2016 12:36:00 EST 7 Things You Must Remember When You Love A Creative Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45815_7_things_you_must_remember_when_you_love_a_creative_person <br>It is no secret that the brains of creative people work differently from that of those who are more predisposed to other personality types. It is also no secret that creative people can be a challenge for a non-creative individual to be in a relationship with; I certainly can recall a few friendships and potential relationships that have tanked in my life because of the difference in how certain brain types function.<br><br>However, that is not to say a relationship with a creative type c... Fri, 6 May 2016 19:32:00 EST Doing Your Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45801_doing_your_thing Well Sparkers, I've learned that regardless of what is written, said or done that all things are not created equal, everything don't work for every one person the same. It's important not to compare yourself, your mission, your journey or your life to the next person because that's them not you. I've seen or read stories where a person has lost lots of weight in a very short amount of time and it's vital to remember that that's them, not me. What may have worked to get them success may not be... Fri, 6 May 2016 02:41:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45786_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... Thu, 5 May 2016 05:36:00 EST GETTING CLOSE TO BIRTHDAY GOAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45779_getting_close_to_birthday_goal I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Wed, 4 May 2016 15:59:00 EST Chronic Insomnia Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45771_chronic_insomnia_help People with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy before medications, suggests a prominent group of U.S. doctors.<br><br>While the American College of Physicians (ACP) can’t say cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) outperforms medications for chronic insomnia, the group does say psychotherapy is less risky than drugs.<br><br>“Sometimes we forget that sleep medications have the potential for serious side effects in some patients, while cognitive behavioral therapy is very low ... Wed, 4 May 2016 07:37:00 EST one of the biggest mistakes in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45770_one_of_the_biggest_mistakes_in_life One of the biggest mistakes I've made in my life is allowing myself to remain in a bad relationship far too long...<br><br>“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ~ Marilyn Monroe<br><br>“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein<br><br>“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. Yo... Wed, 4 May 2016 06:51:00 EST Scars...a dress made of hellfire http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45758_scarsa_dress_made_of_hellfire She wore her scars like her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.<br><br>Oh, do I ever love this quote. It is perfect for BADASS me. I have a lot of scars. I have one on my side that i got as an infant, when i almost died of pneumonia. I got some on the back of my ankles on my first birthday, to fix my achilles tendons.<br><br>I have had four knee surgeries. The fourth one, my surgeon used my old scar, so it only shows as three. I COULD go on, but I won't. The point is that I have E... Tue, 3 May 2016 10:43:00 EST meaning of marriage and love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45745_meaning_of_marriage_and_love <br>Meaning of Marriage and Love<br><br>A student asks a teacher, "What is love?" <br><br>The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back. <br><br>But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick." <br><br>The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big wheat, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later. <br><br>Then he saw another bigger one... But may be there is an... Mon, 2 May 2016 12:08:00 EST Giving up "being the one" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45734_giving_up_being_the_one Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a "no show" for an event -- the world didn't collapse. No one was mad at me. I took care of myself and had one day of this weekend when I could exercise, rest, and get prepared for Monday. I am s... Sun, 1 May 2016 22:01:00 EST Giving up "being the one" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45733_giving_up_being_the_one Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a "no show" for an event -- the world didn't collapse. No one was mad at me. I took care of myself and had one day of this weekend when I could exercise, rest, and get prepared for Monday. I am s... Sun, 1 May 2016 22:01:00 EST The Real Reason Why I Do My Nails http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45721_the_real_reason_why_i_do_my_nails I make it a goal to update my at-home aka DIY manicure/pedicure once a week and usually have some riotous colour of nail laquer. My fashionista students like to see what I will come up with next. <br><br>A favourite of theirs is when I do a camouflage theme. I lay down a base of green then overlay some dots of black, brown, and/or lighter green. I follow up with a top coat that keeps them from chipping as quickly.<br><br>I have also done a Christmas jewel-toned camouflage look with yellow or ... Sun, 1 May 2016 07:17:00 EST Gaining back weight -- DON'T! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45710_gaining_back_weight_dont <br>It doesn't matter what you did or didn't eat over the past few weeks.<br>What matters is what you eat today and each day forward.<br><br>I read an article today on the Huffington Post. Ali Vincent, one of the winners of "The Biggest Loser" on TV, has gained back all the weight she lost in this inconceivable and preposterous contest.<br><br>Why did she gain the weight back? Why didn't she want to be thin? She didn't WANT to gain the weight back, she was just not given the tools to maintain... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:27:00 EST How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45708_how_exercise_can_help_us_sleep_better How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better<br><br>As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Kelly Glazer Baron frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise. They would work out, they told her, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but they would not sleep better that night.<br><br>Dr. Baron was surprised and perplexed. A fan of exercise for treating sleep problems, but also a scientist, she decided to examin... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:19:00 EST The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45692_the_15_most_common_health_concerns_for_seniors The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors<br><br>Getting older can bring health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.<br><br><br>Key Takeaways<br>Exercising and eating a healthful diet will help you age disease free.<br><br>Having a body mass index is less than 25 will lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.<br><br>People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:02:00 EST 9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45691_9_common_digestive_conditions_from_top_to_bottom 9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom<br><br>Many digestive diseases have similar symptoms. Here’s how to recognize them and when to visit your doctor.<br><br><br><br>Key Takeaways<br>Abdominal pain is a common symptom for several different digestive conditions, so it’s important to visit your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.<br><br>Twenty million Americans are affected by gallstones.<br><br>Obesity is a risk factor for multiple digestive problems, including hemorrhoids and div... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:56:00 EST Just One of Those Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45681_just_one_of_those_days Some days, everything just seems to fall into place and you end up being at the right place at the right time. God is in His heaven and all is right with the world.<br><br>For some reason the morning traffic was exceptionally light and lo and behold, I arrived at the gym ten minutes earlier than expected.<br><br>Then I got involved in the nuances of this really me4ssed up pre4sidential election and the thirty minutes on the treadmill were over before they had begun real well. The only down... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:16:00 EST when a woman is hea http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45679_when_a_woman_is_hea <br>When a Woman is Heartbroken And Shattered<br>Posted: 27 Apr 2016 08:30 PM PDT<br><br><br>Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest peo... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:33:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45671_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... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:12:00 EST you are in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45664_you_are_in_love YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he spends time with. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you cannot get him out of your head and you feel him and see him everywhere you go. YOU ARE IN LOVE when every love song reminds you of him. YOU ARE IN LOVE wh... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:07:00 EST Live For Today Not Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45646_live_for_today_not_tomorrow <br><br><br>Read It.. It Will Take Just 3 - 4 Mins..<br><br>Boy: I broke up with her.<br>His Best Friend: What happened?<br><br>Boy: She’s just too much for me.<br>His Best Friend: What makes you say that? What did she do wrong?<br><br>Boy: Well, for one.. She only cared about her appearance. Always had to look good, always took forever to get dressed! So insecure..<br>His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she wanted to keep your eyes locked on her? She wanted you to see that you h... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:00 EST What Is Anxiety? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45639_what_is_anxiety What Is Anxiety?<br><br>Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.<br><br>Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.<br><br>Anxiety — part of the body's natural reaction to stress — can even be helpful at times, making you more alert and ready for action.<br><br>But anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of anxiousness.<br><br>When feelings of fear or nervous... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:19:00 EST what do I look like http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45627_what_do_i_look_like What do I Look Like ?<br>Posted: 25 Apr 2016 05:45 AM PDT<br><br><br>A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?”<br>The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?”<br>A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won’t start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?”<br>He says: “Wha... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:54:00 EST The Skinny on Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45622_the_skinny_on_fat The Skinny on Fat<br><br>After years of being told to limit fat in your diet, now there's news that fat — as long as it's the healthy kind — is part of good nutrition.<br><br>Finally, there’s the news we've all been waiting for when it comes to the right diet: Eat more fat.<br><br>But how can that possibly be true — or healthy? The recent recommendations to focus more on fat in the diet for better nutrition don’t apply to all fats.<br><br>Only the “good” fats are recommended to boost health.<... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:44:00 EST What Kind of Vegetarian Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45621_what_kind_of_vegetarian_are_you What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?<br><br>There are many ways to be vegetarian. Learn about the different types, from vegans to fruitarians.<br><br><br>One size doesn't fit all when it comes to vegetarianism. Food and health experts say more and more people are adopting some type of vegetarian diet, but what they choose to eat and not eat depends on what type of vegetarian they want to be.<br><br>About 2.5 percent of American adults (or 4.8 million people) consistently ate a vegetarian diet in ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:38:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45614_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45613_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45612_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45611_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45610_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:18:00 EST the divorce whisperer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45605_the_divorce_whisperer Divorce Whisperer<br><br><br><br>A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, “What are the grounds for your divorce?”<br>She replied, “About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by.”<br>“No,” he said, “I mean what is the foundation of this case?”<br>“It is made of concrete, brick and mortar,” she responded.<br>“I mean,” he continued, “What are your relations like?”<br>“I have an aunt and uncle living here in town,... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:53:00 EST Causes of Breast Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45602_causes_of_breast_cancer Causes of Breast Cancer<br><br>For some women with the BRCA1 gene mutation, the lifetime risk of breast cancer is as high as 80 percent.<br><br>While there's no known exact cause of breast cancer, it’s known that the disease occurs when some breast cells begin growing abnormally.<br><br>These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells and then start to accumulate, forming a lump or mass.<br><br>These cancer cells can spread (metastasize) throughout the breast and into lymph nodes or to othe... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:34:00 EST when i say i love you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45591_when_i_say_i_love_you <br>When I say I love you<br>Posted: 23 Apr 2016 06:15 AM PDT<br><br><br>When I say I love you, I don’t say it just for the sake of saying it. When I say I love you …I want you to know that deep in my heart I have a feeling that we were always meant to be. I visualize us spending the rest of our lives together in each other’s arms. I see us cooking together, I see us growing old together , I see us fighting and making up, I see us sleeping and waking up in each others arms, I see us watching ... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:19:00 EST Being a liar...:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45588_being_a_liar My parents accused me of being a liar...I looked them in the face and said "Tooth Fairy, Santa, Easter Bunny", and walked out like a boss.<br><br>Sure, this is funny, but it is the conundrum of parents everywhere. When do you start separating the fantasy of children's dreams from the reality of the world. My DD caught on to all of it when she asked me why Santa had my handwriting. I think she was eight. I asked her, do you really want me to tell you? She said, no. The next year, she asked aga... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:26:00 EST 20 Reasons To P.U.S.H ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45581_20_reasons_to_push_ Forward progress is so important to the overall journey for so many reasons that I might forget to add some of them in this secret so here are the reasons :<br>#1. we must start #2. we must consistently keep at it ( whatever it may be ) #3. weighing or measuring yourself at least monthly will keep you aware and accountable for your own self #4. please listen to your body and what it's telling you because it speaks #5. allow for rest days, this is important for personal growth and for your bod... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:04:00 EST How to Pull off Wearing Sandals to Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45576_how_to_pull_off_wearing_sandals_to_work How to Pull off Wearing Sandals to Work<br><br>Office attire is something of a tossup these days. While some work environments maintain a strict dress code (for banks, law offices, and institutions of the like), many offices are loosening their standards and restrictions to allow for more creative work dressing, particularly for those in creative fields. If casual attire is permitted in your workplace, remember that you can still look work appropriate while infusing your look with a few of th... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:31:00 EST Have you paid our monthly bills http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45575_have_you_paid_our_monthly_bills <br>Have You Paid Our Monthly Bills?<br><br><br>Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and w... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:59:00 EST 15 Interview Questions & their best possible answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45559_15_interview_questions_their_best_possible_answers <br><br><br><br>This section covers HR interview questions and their best possible answers for freshers and experienced to help job seekers during HR interview.<br><br>1) Why should we hire you?<br><br>Ans: If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set, I ensure to complete them within stipulated time.<br><br>2) Reason behind leaving your last job?<br><br>Ans: In order to enhance my skill set, I am looking for better opportunities.<br><br>3) Why have ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:09:00 EST Dealing with a Death http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45554_dealing_with_a_death Things have not been easy.. I had beat Cancer twice but never thought of loosing two in just weeks.. One a child now 31 was shot as he was walking to his sister's house before getting a lift home from where he had just finished a job.. The Newspaper made it sound like he was one of the attackers.. no I have known this man and his family for a long time and taught his sister and him.. Good Family.. Now I received notice just a few minutes ago my daughter's husband is dying he has four kinds of... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:30:00 EST THIS AND THAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45551_this_and_that I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:53:00 EST Why Husband Carry Wife Photo in Wallet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45537_why_husband_carry_wife_photo_in_wallet Why Husband Carry Wife Photo in Wallet<br>Posted: 20 Apr 2016 06:07 AM PDT<br>Wife:What are you doing?<br><br>Husband : Nothing.<br>Wife :Nothing...? You have been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.<br><br>Husband : I was looking for the expiry date.<br><br>Wife : Do you want dinner?’<br><br>Husband : Sure! What are my choices?’<br><br>Wife :Yes or no.<br><br>Wife:You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?<br><br>Husband: When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:50:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45523_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes!<br> <br>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 w... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:40:00 EST a heart touching story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45519_a_heart_touching_story A Heart Touching Story (Dedicated To Someone Special)<br><br><br>He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him.<br><br>At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, and she thought to herself, “Please, let me go home…”<br><br>Suddenly he asked the waite... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:13:00 EST Is Promoting Big, Beautiful Women Unhealthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45518_is_promoting_big_beautiful_women_unhealthy Is Promoting Big, Beautiful Women Unhealthy?<br><br>Maybe. Maybe not. The intersection of body-image boosting and health is much more complicated than it might appear.<br><br><br><br>At 371 pounds and wearing a size 32 dress, Kristie doesn't look like a conventional beauty queen. But thanks to the Miss Big Beautiful Woman (BBW) International pageant, the 17-year-old is able to celebrate her shape along other plus-size women.<br><br>This is exactly the type of thing Golda Poretsky champions. A... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:52:00 EST What Kind Of Woman Are You According To The Month In Which You Are Born http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45499_what_kind_of_woman_are_you_according_to_the_month_in_which_you_are_born <br><br><br><br>January<br><br>Ladies born in January are ambitious,conservative and serious.They want to criticize but they don’t want to talk about their feelings,they are closed ladies.Rarely are angry, but when they are not be in their presence.they want intellectual people that share same views of life.<br><br>February<br><br>These women are very romantic,you should treat them with patience because of the changing mood, not everyone could understand them.Have abstractly thinking, if you ... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:38:00 EST Article about fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45490_article_about_fasting <br><br><br>Fans of periodic fasting say the practice can help with everything from allergies to weight loss. Are they right? Here, the good, the bad, and the hungry on fasting to feel better.<br><br>Fasting has been part of religious traditions for thousands of years, from Muslims who fast during daylight hours in the month of Ramadan to Mormons who take a regular break from food the first Sunday of each month. But a recent growing body of research shows that abstaining from food intermitten... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:53:00 EST how a password changed my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45482_how_a_password_changed_my_life I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer. “your password has expired”, a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it...In my company we have to change password monthly..<br><br>I was deeply depressed after my recent divorce. Disbelief over what she had done to me was what I thought all day.<br>I remembered a tip I’d heard from my former boss. He’d said, “I’m going to use a password that is going to change my life”. I couldn’t focu... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:00:00 EST Thak care of yourself.. you belong to Him http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45478_thak_care_of_yourself_you_belong_to_him I spent a good chunk of my life overweight. My weight has gone up and down like a roller coaster because I never took control of it. I always loved exercise, but I also love food..and I used food to comfort myself way too many times.... Picture it Alone in my house and a crazy nut that some may call a husband in a loveless but abusive marriage .. a pint-size of ice cream, me and a spoon and just waiting to see what I was going to be at fault when he walked into the door.. Didn't take much t... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:20:00 EST Know your assets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45451_know_your_assets Marriage. Partners. Love. Family. We all want to find that special someone. We all want the love and assurance that comes from someone having your back. But most people enter marriage without enough financial preparation. In these days of multiple marriages, it behooves one to understand what marriage does to what you own.<br><br>Okay, maybe this isn't important if you marry young and neither of you own much. But these days more and more folks are marrying after raising kids and after sa... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:37:00 EST rules of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45446_rules_of_life 7 Rules of Life<br><br><br><br>1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.<br><br>2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.<br><br>3. Life is too short – enjoy it..<br><br>4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. <br><br>5. Pay off your credit cards every month.<br><br>6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.<br><br>7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.<br><br>8. Save for retirement starting with your fi... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:27:00 EST How to Have a Healthy Relationship http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45440_how_to_have_a_healthy_relationship How to Have a Healthy Relationship<br><br>Why do some relationships stand the test of time, while others fall apart? Here are some simple strategies for building a relationship that will thrive.<br><br><br><br>If you read gossip pages or celebrity magazines, you may think that no relationship lasts in this country anymore. Unfortunately, the reality of our romantic relationships isn’t too far from that. It is currently estimated that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in di... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:02:00 EST love your children. they are God's gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45420_love_your_children_they_are_gods_gift <br>Love Your Children..They Are God's Gift.<br><br><br><br>A teacher from Primary School asked her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them. At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional.<br><br>Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her ‘What happened?’ She answered ‘Read this. It is one of my students’ essay.’<br><br>‘Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special. Make me into a television... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:31:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45413_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... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:19:00 EST The Health Benefits of Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45397_the_health_benefits_of_water The Health Benefits of Water<br><br>We all need water to survive, but how exactly does it help?<br><br>Fast Facts<br>The body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.<br><br>Most people who are in good physical health get enough fluids by drinking water and other beverages when they're thirsty, and also by drinking a beverage at mealtime.<br><br>Women who are pregnant or nursing may... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:50:00 EST Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45386_be_sure_and_cancel_your_credit_cards_before_you_die Be Sure And Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die<br>Posted: 12 Apr 2016 06:47 AM PDT<br><br><br><br>This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.!!!<br><br>Now some people are really stupid!!!!<br><br>A lady died this past January, and bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now somewhere around $60.00. A ... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:05:00 EST Engineer vs doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45373_engineer_vs_doctor An Engineer was unemployed for a long time. He could not find a job so he opened a medical clinic and puts a sign up outside: “Get your treatment for $500, if not treated get back $1,000.”<br>One Doctor thinks this is a good opportunity to earn $1,000 and goes to his clinic. Doctor: “I have lost taste in my mouth.”<br>Engineer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”<br>Doctor: “This is Gasoline!” Engineer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste bac... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:27:00 EST Don't Hurry, Small Changes = Wonderful Habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45372_dont_hurry_small_changes_wonderful_habits Whether it's weight loss, healthy eating, exercise or any other goal, i've discovered that relaxing into it works for me. If I hurry and bite off too much at one time I can easily get discouraged and have often given up for a time. <br><br>Currently, I've chosen to make small changes and then wait for those changes to take hold as habits. It's been nearly three months since I was able to begin walking more than 10,000 steps per day. Multiple Sclerosis has kept me from doing this for years... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:37:00 EST Scales Can Sabotage a Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45367_scales_can_sabotage_a_diet Scales Can Sabotage a Diet<br><br>Are you ruining your chances of achieving a healthy weight by relying too much on the scale?<br><br>.<br>If you're trying to lose weight, it's important to keep track of how much you weigh. But can you ruin your attempt to get to a healthy weight by stepping on the scales too often?<br><br>Yes, says Keri Gans, RD, a nutrition consultant in New York City and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Weighing yourself every day, or multiple times a d... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:19:00 EST HAPPY SUNDAY ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45347_happy_sunday_all I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:46:00 EST The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45346_the_4_wives_an_inspirational_story <br><br>There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.<br><br>He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.<br><br>He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patien... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:14:00 EST My Daily Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45332_my_daily_secrets I have several "secrets" that work for me:<br> <br>I have one of two breakfasts each morning. Either I have my "breakfast salad" (5 leafs of green lettuce, med. grated carrot, and 2" section of chopped English cucumber, with Good Seasons dressing) one egg cooked in Pam and one piece of toast with 1 tbsp. peanut butter, ~or~ a cup of Fiber One cereal with a banana or berries and one cup of milk. These two meals will hold me for up to 3.5 hr. and helps with my limited time in the morning ge... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 13:16:00 EST From Farm to Table: How One Teen's Garden Is Feeding Hundreds of Hungry Families http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45313_from_farm_to_table_how_one_teens_garden_is_feeding_hundreds_of_hungry_families From Farm to Table: How One Teen's Garden Is Feeding Hundreds of Hungry Families<br><br>Katie Stagliano never imagined that the 40-pound cabbage she grew for a school contest would have planted the start of an inspiring non-profit that's stamping out hunger one vegetable garden at a time.<br><br><br><br>Katie Stagliano caught the gardening bug early, thanks to her family's garden in their backyard of their Summerville, S.C., home.<br><br>"It wasn't that much. It was like a few tomato plants, ... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:26:00 EST Sometimes I Just Am Dealing With it http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45304_sometimes_i_just_am_dealing_with_it Research shows that when you "act as if" continually, your image of yourself begins to conform to your new behavior. In this case, you will gain self-esteem and self-confidence, and begin to see yourself as socially normal, not shy. You will become more socially successful, and this will motivate you to continue your new social behavior until it becomes a habit. <br><br>Try this for a month, in every situation you can. I am confident that you will become much more comfortable and outgoing. On... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 16:36:00 EST If A Woman Has These 10 Qualities You Should Never Let Her Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45296_if_a_woman_has_these_10_qualities_you_should_never_let_her_go <br>When it comes to the one a woman loves, she will leave her comfort zone without question to make him happy, and take care of little things for him. Many women are givers, this is one way to show their love and care. If you know a woman who is ready to put effort into your happiness, don’t ever let her go, she is priceless.<br><br><br><br>A good woman may be hard to find, but they do exist. If you find a woman with the following qualities never let her go because she is the right one for y... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:28:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45293_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... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:24:00 EST how to tell if you are married http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45290_how_to_tell_if_you_are_married How to Tell You are Married<br>Posted: 06 Apr 2016 05:04 AM PDT<br>Three women: one engaged, one married and one a mistress, were chatting about their relationships and decided to amaze their men.<br><br>That night all three would wear black leather bras, stiletto heels and a mask over their eyes.<br><br>After a few days they meet up for lunch.<br><br>The engaged woman: “The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me a... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 17:13:00 EST customer care in 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45276_customer_care_in_2020 Customer Care in 2020<br>Posted: 17 Feb 2016 04:37 AM PST<br><br><br>Operator : Thank you for calling Pizza Hut. May I have your…<br><br>Customer : Hello, can I order..<br><br>Operator : Can I have your multi purpose card number first, Sir?<br><br>Customer : It s eh…, hold………. on……889861356102049998-45-54610<br><br>Ope<BR>rator : OK… you’re Mr Singh and you’re calling from 17 Jalan Kayu. Your home number is 4094! 2366, your office 76452302 and your mobile is 0142662566. Which number are you c... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:57:00 EST getting good sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45250_getting_good_sleep <em>213</em> <br><br>I think I have finally discovered the secret of getting enough sleep (at least it works for me!). <br><br>I read on Sparkpeople that one should always shoot for 8 hours of sleep per day. Well, that is all fine and dandy if you are not struggling with a disability. (I am NOT complaining. Just stating the obvious.)<br><br>In order to fall asleep, I shut everything down one-half hour before bedtime, i.e. my computer, tv, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, all light. Any l... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 05:52:00 EST Husband are very funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45242_husband_are_very_funny Husbands Are Husbands (Very Funny)<br>Posted: 03 Apr 2016 02:09 AM PDT<br>A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him round the Head with a frying pan.<br><br>'What was that for?' the man asked.<br><br>The wife replied 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'.<br><br>The man then said 'When I was at the races last week Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on'<br><br>The wife apologized and went on with the housework.<br><br>... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 15:37:00 EST Going on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45231_going_on_vacation Vacation is a major part of our lives and one that does not get enough recognition or respect. We have to stop and recharge our bodies from time to time. <br><br>Our lives are full and hectic and we work on our goal from sunrise until well after sunset. Whoever first uttered that aphorism about all work and no play making Jack a dull boy was right.<br><br> <em>334</em> It is nearly impossible to write a 1700 character post on an I-pad because the keypad is really hard to use.<br><br>...."... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 20:03:00 EST i'm addicted to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45227_im_addicted_to_you I Am Addicted To You - A sad love story<br><br><br>Phone call *<br><br>Boy: Hey, baby!<br><br>Girl: Hey.<br><br>Boy: I missed you at office today. Why weren’t you there?<br><br>Girl: Yeah, I had to go to the doctor.<br><br>Boy: Oh my God, are you okay?? <br>Girl: Silence<br><br>Boy: Sweetie!! Talk to me!! <br><br>Girl: I . . .<br><br>Boy: You what?? YOU WHAT??? <br><br>Girl: I have CANCER and I’m on life support. <br><br>Boy: *breaks into tears*<br><br>Girl: They’re taking me off tonight. <br... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 17:03:00 EST Heart Touching true love story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45213_heart_touching_true_love_story Heart Touching True Love Story<br>Posted: 01 Apr 2016 06:08 AM PDT<br><br><br>There was a Boy and a Girl . They were best friends for years and years, They could Talk for hours on the Phone ‘n text each other for days, When They were Together; Not a single Sad Thought could cross their Minds, everything was Great.<br><br>But One Day ; The Boy did not Answer any Call or Reply to any Text for a Day, The Girl was worried that something was Wrong..:( at night She couldn’t Sleep.., She was sitting... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:49:00 EST Self Image Always http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45201_self_image_always No matter how we look, we need to accept ourselves for the way we are because God made us this way. The feelings we have within ourselves helps us accept the feelings we show outside of ourselves. We need to learn to love ourselves before we can expect others to love us. We need to be giving people, not takers. If you want to lose weight the most important thing we have to remember is we have to make the right decisions on the foods we eat and how much exercise we do. There are many people th... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:44:00 EST is there an expiry date http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45197_is_there_an_expiry_date Expiry Date<br>Posted: 25 Mar 2016 06:24 AM PDT<br>Wife:What are you doing?<br><br>Husband : Nothing.<br><br>Wife :Nothing...? You have been reading our <br><br>marriage certificate for an hour.<br><br>Husband : I was looking for the expiry date.<br><br>Wife : Do you want dinner?’<br><br>Husband : Sure! What are my choices?’<br><br>Wife :Yes or no.<br><br>Wife:You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?<br><br>Husband: When there is a problem, no matter <br><br>how great, I look at your pi... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:21:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45183_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... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:22:00 EST two sweet storie http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45179_two_sweet_storie <br>Kiss On The Cheek<br>Posted: 30 Mar 2016 05:45 AM PDT<br><br><br>A married couple was in a terrible accident where the man’s face was severely burned.<br><br>The doctor told the husband that they couldn’t graft any skin from his body because he was too skinny.<br><br>So the wife offered to donate some of her own skin.<br><br>However, the only skin on her body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from her buttocks.<br><br>The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:53:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45166_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes <br>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 ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:23:00 EST Give Your Best And The World Comes To You http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45159_give_your_best_and_the_world_comes_to_you Give Your Best And The World Comes To You<br>Posted: 29 Mar 2016 06:20 AM PDT<br>Its Just Awesome... Read it....<br><br>A Little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number. The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:<br><br>Boy: “Lady, can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?”<br><br>Woman: (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”<br><br>Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price ... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:55:00 EST 10 principles of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45143_10_principles_of_life 10 Principles Of Life:<br><br><br>Stop and ask yourself today, "How do I really feel about myself? " Before you answer read these ten principles.<br><br>(1) Never think or speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God.<br><br>(2) Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will.<br><br>(3) Don't compare yourself to anybody else. You're unique, one of a kind, an original. So don't settle for being a copy.<br><... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:44:00 EST How to get the most out of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45131_how_to_get_the_most_out_of_life With our lives so busy it's hard to "get the most out of life" sometimes. Up early, work, children, sandwich generation, even in retirement life gets so filled with "stuff to do" that we miss out on many of the little pleasures we have throughout the day. <br>Try to live IN the moment. Take just a few seconds and listen. Do you hear the song of the little birds outside your window just now? He he singing because the sun will be up soon, flooding the earth with light, warmth, and energy.... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:37:00 EST after 21 years of marriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45126_after_21_years_of_marriage <br>After 21 Years Of Marriage<br>Posted: 27 Mar 2016 12:55 AM PDT<br><br><br>After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”<br><br>The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.<br><br>That... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:54:00 EST Men are men http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45115_men_are_men <br>A man is dating three women and wants to decide which to marry.<br>He decides to give them a test. He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with the money.<br>The first does a total makeover. She goes to a fancy beauty salon, gets her hair done, purchases new make-up and buys several new outfits, and dresses up very nicely for the man.<br>She tells him that she has done this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much.<br>The man is impressed... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 18:46:00 EST More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45111_more_exercise_could_make_for_better_sleep More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep<br><br> A new study suggests regular physical activity might encourage better shut-eye: People who met national exercise guidelines reported better sleep and less daytime fatigue than those who didn't.<br><br>The research doesn't confirm that exercise directly leads to improved rest, and it's possible there may be another explanation for the apparent connection between exercise and sleep. Still, the findings are mostly consistent with previous researc... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:18:00 EST Mom knows everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45101_mom_knows_everything <br>Mom Knows Everything<br>Posted: 23 Feb 2016 05:05 AM PST<br><br><br>A Mom visits her son for dinner who lives with a girl roommate.<br><br>During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty his roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious…<br><br>Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between him and his roommate than met the... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:31:00 EST The Best Workout for Weight Loss, Heart Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45097_the_best_workout_for_weight_loss_heart_health The Best Workout for Weight Loss, Heart Health<br><br><br>Fast Facts<br>Studies have shown that walking just 30 minutes a day can significantly lower your risk of premature death.<br><br>High-intensity training can also reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress levels.<br><br>Walking for fitness can help people with type 2 diabetes control their disease.<br><br>Exercise is clearly a key to fitness. But what hasn’t been clear is whether the intensity of your workouts mattered.<br><br>Acco... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:07:00 EST 4 Get-Healthy Resolutions for the New Year — No Dieting Required http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45096_4_gethealthy_resolutions_for_the_new_year_no_dieting_required 4 Get-Healthy Resolutions for the New Year — No Dieting Required<br><br>Every year, millions of people start off the new year with a resolution to lose weight, and every year, millions throw in the towel well before they reach their goal. Often, it’s because people are trying to make too many changes all at once. I’ve watched many eager souls attempt to give their lifestyle a complete overhaul literally overnight – once the clock strikes midnight on January 1, every aspect of their normal dai... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:02:00 EST Finding ways to drink your H2O http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45093_finding_ways_to_drink_your_h2o Sometimes it's difficult to get the 10+ glasses of water your body needs to stay hydrated. Remember EVERYTHING counts. Here's what I've tried to do every day which seems to work for me, and I hope you too!<br>When I get up, the first thing I do is drink a big glass (16 ounces) of water. If you take any medications in the morning, this is a great way to get them down.<br>If I'm going to the gym in the morning, then a one liter bottle of water comes with me. <br>Next, if I'm working from ho... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:29:00 EST Life is your best teacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45084_life_is_your_best_teacher BILL GATES in a restaurant. <br><br>After eating, he gave $5 to the waiter as a tip. The waiter had a strange look on his face after the tip, Gates realized, and asked the waiter what had happened. <br><br>The waiter replied, "I'm just amazed because on the same table your son gave a tip of $500, but you, his father, the richest man in the world, only gave me $5." <br><br>Gates smiled and replied with meaningful words: "He is Son of the world's richest man, but I am the son of a wood cutter..... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:35:00 EST How to Get Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45082_how_to_get_better_sleep How to Get Better Sleep<br><br><br>Sleep isn't an indulgence. Your body needs sleep, and plenty of it. But in a hectic world where you're already pressed for time, getting plenty of high-quality sleep can be a bit of a challenge.<br><br>Better Sleep: How Sleep Affects Your Health<br><br>Your body can't keep going without time to rest and recharge. Sleep is necessary to help regulate hormones and body processes — even the way your cells function. Without enough sleep, your physical and emotion... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:00:00 EST 6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45081_6_ways_to_take_a_mental_vacation 6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation<br><br>Small stressors can quickly add up to major stress and one big stressful event can send you reeling, with no idea of how to start addressing it. If you could just get away for a little stress relief, you know you would be okay. But too few of us have the time — or the money — to run off on an impromptu vacation.<br><br>Well, you don't have to spend a dime or go anywhere other than a quiet spot nearby to take a mental vacation.<br><br>Stress Relief: Take... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:57:00 EST respect your parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45067_respect_your_parents After his father’s death, the Son decided to leave his mother at old age home and visited her on and off.<br><br>Once he received a call from old age home….Mom very serious ….. please come to visit.<br><br>Son went and saw mom very critical, on her dying bed.<br><br>He asked: Mom what can I do for you?<br><br>Mom replied… “Please install fans in the old age home, there are none…. Also put a fridge for betterment of food because many times I slept without food”.<br><br>Son was surprised and as... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:03:00 EST 6 Apps To Help You De-Stress In Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45064_6_apps_to_help_you_destress_in_minutes 6 Apps To Help You De-Stress In Minutes<br><br>There's no doubt that technology can be stressful. While 24/7 connectivity certainly makes some things more convenient, a plugged-in life can take a toll on our well-being. Scientists have linked heavy tech use with decreased focus and productivity, increased stress, disrupted sleep and stunted creativity, among other concerns. But one of the great ironies in our always-connected world is that technology can also be leveraged to help us de-stress... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:53:00 EST Blow Your Nose, Blow Your Mind: A Runny Nose That Was Really a Brain Leak http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45063_blow_your_nose_blow_your_mind_a_runny_nose_that_was_really_a_brain_leak Blow Your Nose, Blow Your Mind: A Runny Nose That Was Really a Brain Leak<br><br>A runny nose is typically more of a tissue-wasting, shirt-sleeve ruining annoyance than a serious medical condition. If you find yourself face deep in nostril discharge, the diagnosis will most likely be a cold or allergies. But in rare cases — very rare cases — you might be experiencing a brain leak.<br><br>Take Joe Nagy of Phoenix, Ariz. He had been living with a chronic runny nose for more than 18 months. Nagy... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:47:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45062_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... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:47:00 EST My health and Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45053_my_health_and_family My kids especially my 12 year old son is my secret to keeping me motivated. He is also my nutritionist. He helps keep me accountable for what I eat and helps keep me on track. I love my family and they are part of the reason why I am striving to be a better me as well as I want to be healthy so we can do more things in nature as a family. My boys like to go camping and hiking and I struggle etch day walking long distances and that is my goal that this summer we are able to go for a hike in th... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:59:00 EST Positive Self Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45051_positive_self_talk Positive self-talk is one of the Cornerstones, actually it is the Fire Cornerstone<br>Stay passionate and motivated along your journey<br><br>1. Motivation -- options include:<br>* Positive self-talk<br>* Vision collage<br>* Journal -- at least write highlight of the day -- this will motivate you to continue looking for more highlights each day<br>* Listen to motivational song<br>* Other forms of motivation<br><br>The idea is to intentionally build many forms of motivation into your life so y... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:52:00 EST Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45050_depression_anxiety_and_panic_attacks_are_not_a_sign_of_weakness Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness.<br>Posted: 22 Mar 2016 05:39 AM PDT<br><br><br>Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Show support that they are not alone.<br><br>“Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:32:00 EST Engineer vs doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45038_engineer_vs_doctor <br>Engineer Vs Doctor<br>Posted: 07 Dec 2015 04:39 AM PST<br><br><br>An Engineer was unemployed for a long time. <br><br>He could not find a job so he opened a medical <br><br>clinic and puts a sign up outside: “Get your <br><br>treatment for $500, if not treated get back <br><br>$1,000.”<br><br>One Doctor thinks this is a good opportunity to <br><br>earn $1,000 and goes to his clinic. Doctor: “I <br><br>have lost taste in my mouth.”<br><br>Engineer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from <br><b... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:53:00 EST Time off of this & that http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45035_time_off_of_this_that I have learned that time off is my best secret weapon. I plan my time off. <br><br>I plan time off from exercise rather than planning time to exercise. I assume that I will exercise every day unless I have planned time off. Included in that is time off from lifting weights. Time off from the treadmill. Time off from the elliptical. Time off from the gym. It feels like such a treat to know that on Wednesday I have scheduled a night where I am not going to the gym or doing any other for... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:26:00 EST Accountability When It Counts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45028_accountability_when_it_counts When starting a program, have found that it helps to have an incentive such as paying because it motivates you to not waste your money. Plus, a support group is important as well as measuring results such as weighing in every month. Also, when you are online it is definitely more convenient instead of having to travel. All of these are positives when it comes to achieving your goal. <br>Since joining SP, there are lots of resources and inspiration for motivation. Rewards are a great way ... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 03:19:00 EST DO NOT GET MARRIED Unless You Ask Your Partner These 11 Questions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45015_do_not_get_married_unless_you_ask_your_partner_these_11_questions <br><br><br><br>Some good relationship advice before considering marriage is to take the time to ask questions that plumb the inner depths of your partner’s personality and psychology. Here are eleven questions you can ask to his or her suitability for a marriage partner:<br><br><br><br>1 – Why do you love me? – This is a questions that lovers have asked each other from the beginning of time, but it does provide real information about their psychological and social needs in a mate. If the foc... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:34:00 EST The Truth About Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45014_the_truth_about_metabolism The Truth About Metabolism<br><br>If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably wished you could speed up your metabolism and burn calories more easily. Weight-loss programs often promise to provide "metabolism-boosting" secrets, but the savvy dieter should know that many of these are just gimmicks.<br><br>Many theories about metabolism are falsely rooted in the idea that there are particular foods or beverages that will magically increase your ability to burn calories. While most nutr... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:19:00 EST Tea tree oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45004_tea_tree_oil A friend mentioned that this oil helped prevent head lice. (We both work at a school). I simply add a couple of drops in my shampoo. It is also great as a oil treatment for your hair. It does have a strong odor, but bearable. It's great for acne. When I feel a pimple coming I simply dot on just a dab of tea tree and it goes away. Other uses...dry cuticles, foot odor, athletes feet, cold sores, rashes,sunburns, toenail fungus,..sometimes you must dilute with other oils and such, so be sure... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:03:00 EST What The Shape Of Your Face Reveals About Your Personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45003_what_the_shape_of_your_face_reveals_about_your_personality What The Shape Of Your Face Reveals About Your Personality<br><br>This may seem surprising to you, but the shape of your face can tell a lot about your character. If you did not know that, now you know it. The expert in face reading, Jean Haner has written the book The Wisdom of Your Face, and in it, she says that most people do not have different face shapes. For instance, some people’s face can be a mixture of round and square or oval, and some even have a shape face that you cannot even cl... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:47:00 EST Dont underestimate anyone because everyone has a different story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44985_dont_underestimate_anyone_because_everyone_has_a_different_story <br>Don’t Underestimate Anyone Because Everyone has a Different Story!<br>Posted: 18 Mar 2016 05:43 AM PDT<br><br><br>A poor boy was in love with a rich man daughter….One day the boy proposed to her and the girl said…”Hey! Listen, your monthly salary is my daily hand expenses..How can I be involved with you..?<br><br>How could you have thought of that? I can never love you, so forget about me and get engaged to someone else OF your level”<br><br>But somehow the boy could not forget her so eas... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:29:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44975_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 Mar 2016 07:02:00 EST Epic Funny Conversation Between Dad & Son http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44966_epic_funny_conversation_between_dad_son Epic Funny Conversation Between Dad & Son<br>Posted: 17 Mar 2016 05:31 AM PDT<br><br><br>Dad: if you Pass in the exam I will Present you 1 Cycle.<br><br>Son: if I fail?<br><br>Dad: Then I will Present 10 Cycles<br><br>Son: why?<br><br>Dad: To Open a Cycle Shop..<br><br>After Exam Result<br><br>Dad: What's your Grade, son?<br><br>Son: Under water, Dad.<br><br>Dad: Under water? What do You mean?<br><br><br>Son: They're below C level.<br><br>Dad: whenever I beat you, you don't get annoyed, how y... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:44:00 EST Train Your Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44953_train_your_brain 6 Ways To Keep Your Memory In Shape<br><br>Forgot the lunch date with your friend? Can't find your purse? Forgetting is frustrating, but you don't have to resign yourself to it as a part of old age.<br><br>Age may bring a decline in efficiency in learning new information. Still, many parts of the brain generally remain untouched. These include areas associated with language, meaning, creativity and wisdom. In addition, age has little effect on habit-based (procedural) memory, which store... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:38:00 EST Nothing is imposible http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44947_nothing_is_imposible <br>Nothing is Impossible<br>Posted: 16 Mar 2016 05:49 AM PDT<br><br><br>A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God.<br>One day the captain decided to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said:<br><br>- Young man, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front.<br>The young man replied:<br>- I can not drive!<br>The captain said:<br><br>- But then ask your assistance from God! Shows us that He exists!<br>The young man took the k... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:49:00 EST My soul is getting tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44926_my_soul_is_getting_tired My Soul is Getting Tired<br>Posted: 15 Mar 2016 05:04 AM PDT<br><br><br>I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind, because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something good is one of the first steps. <br>Michelle K., Why I Need To Say Goodbye To You.<br><br><br>If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worth whilenesses I have been lucky... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:03:00 EST 10 Foolish Health Rumors You Should Ignore http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44921_10_foolish_health_rumors_you_should_ignore 10 Foolish Health Rumors You Should Ignore<br><br>Urban legends and health myths are certainly nothing new — we’re pretty sure even our Neanderthal ancestors passed some version of them around their cave fires. But the Internet has certainly helped outdated advice die hard, so it’s no wonder these fake facts keep popping up in our inboxes. We picked our favorites from such myth-busting sites as Snopes, the authors of Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Bo... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:54:00 EST How to Beat City Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44920_how_to_beat_city_stress How to Beat City Stress<br><br> On the way to Greatist HQ this morning, I said hello to my favorite subway rat, walked through a cloud of meat-on-a-stick smoke, then nearly fell into an open sidewalk grate trying to skirt around a pile of human vomit. It was a typical day at work in New York City.<br><br>As it turns out, my frantic and malodorous experiences may be a typical part of urban living. Research suggests city life may actually cause more stress than living in other environments. (My... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:52:00 EST Eating for Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44889_eating_for_exercise Eating for Exercise<br><br>We all know food is fuel, so it only makes sense that a proper fill-up is critical to a rewarding workout. Even if you're looking to lose weight, skimping on calories before exercise is not the path to success. Not only will it result in a lack of energy, but more muscle mass will actually be lost than created.<br><br>"Basic exercise does not burn all that many calories," says William D. Hart, PhD, assistant professor in the department of health sciences at Rogers S... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:45:00 EST Looking @ ways to keep fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44883_looking_ways_to_keep_fit One: Diving<br>Two: Cycling<br>Three: Fast Walking<br>Four: Mowing Lawns<br>Five: Demolishing old Buildings<br>Six: Cleaning up run Down Property's<br>Seven: Four Miles of Fencing on our Farm<br>Eight: Long Distance Jogging<br>Nine: Yoga<br>Ten: Meditation:<br>Over the last Ten months I have spent my time doing all the things above against my better judgement, Why! Two reasons I'm waiting for knee replacements and a hip replacement the second reason is I firmly believe if I stop doing things ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:16:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44845_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 Mar 2016 05:45:00 EST Arthritis, Joint, and Muscle Disorders (continued) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44842_arthritis_joint_and_muscle_disorders_continued What can be done about Muscle Cramps?<br><br>For most cramps, stretch. If a spasm strikes the calf (by far the most common cramp site), pull the front of the foot up toward the knee. Since cramps usually result from muscle fatigue, you may be able to prevent such spasms by gently stretching before you exercise your calves. Stretching before bedtime can also help prevent unexplained nighttime spasms.<br><br>If the cause isn't muscle fatigue, your physician may find other, possibly treatable... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:15:00 EST love me for who i am http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44837_love_me_for_who_i_am 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>I said, “WHAT?! What was that?!”<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>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 happen that night, I... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:29:00 EST Arthritis, Joint, and Muscle Disorders http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44823_arthritis_joint_and_muscle_disorders Does food aggravate arthritis? Though some people who have arthritis---mainly rheumatoid---claim they experience adverse reactions to one food or another, such associations are uncommon. In one of the few reliable studies, 52 of the 159 participants claimed that food aggravated their arthritis. But actual tests were unable to confirm a single instance. A subsequent review of the available evidence concluded that food-induced flare-ups were rare or at most occasional. <br><br>Heat or cold... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:43:00 EST Taking time for yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44820_taking_time_for_yourself I am not really sure that this qualifies as a secret since I am betting that everyone or most everyone knows how important taking time out for ourselves is good for our mental health. I don't mean taking the trash out, driving in the car or any other way in which we are by ourselves, I am talking about spending time quietly just taking in the moment.<br><br>I try to take time every day just for me. I don't mean to sound selfish but just having fifteen or even ten minutes to myself is jus... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:25:00 EST nurse revels the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44817_nurse_revels_the_top_5_regrets_people_make_on_their_deathbed Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed ...<br>Posted: 09 Mar 2016 04:40 AM PST<br><br><br>For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.<br><br>I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:33:00 EST Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44814_why_obesity_rates_are_rising_faster_than_ever Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than Ever<br><br><br>Key Takeaways<br>While the latest Gallup-Healthways Obesity Index shows 27.7 percent of Americans are now obese, the CDC estimates are closer to 35 percent.<br><br>Obesity is the result of having too much body fat and it puts an individual at risk for a variety of diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.<br><br>A good short-term, attainable goal is to aim to lose 5 to 10 percent of your body weight ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 11:24:00 EST The way the wind blows! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44805_the_way_the_wind_blows I believe that laughter is the best medicine and is good for our hearts so I am going to share a story with you that I hope will bring a smile to your face!<br>Working in a library, I love a good story. Well, Spark friends, I have a short quick story for you. Hope it brings a smile to your face. It did mine.<br>All week at work, I have been doing some much needed spring cleaning. I try to take the trash out when I am done for the day. Today I had a box and a big heavy bag that I lugged downst... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 23:11:00 EST Pay Attention to her http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44802_pay_attention_to_her Pay Attention To Her! <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 only take so much. Don't underestimate her des... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 18:12:00 EST Drink Water Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44782_drink_water_daily Drinking water is essential. Everyone needs to drink their eight plus (8+) glasses of water etch and every day. These eight glasses are over and above all the other beverages you may drink ...just plain water... not tea, or coffee, or juice. <br><br>Keeping your self well hydrated is important for many bodily functions since your body is 50-75 percent water, depending on your age and body make up. <br><br>Water serves multiple functions in the body many which aid in weight loss or regulat... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:27:00 EST MY DAILY ROUTINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44771_my_daily_routine I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:54:00 EST Today's Secret of Success - No Shortcuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44764_todays_secret_of_success_no_shortcuts There are not shortcuts. Fad diets, body wraps, etc. just do not work. You must eat less calories than you burn to lose weight. Metabolism issues aside, it still comes down to that. One pound of fat is 3500 calories, so if you eat 500 calories less per day than you burn, you will average out to lose 1 pound a week. That being said, metabolism is still part of the story. If you starve yourself (or if your body just "thinks" you're starving yourself), it will try to hold onto it fat stores if i... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 17:06:00 EST We Are All Motivated – Either Positively Or Negatively http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44763_we_are_all_motivated_either_positively_or_negatively <br>We Are All Motivated – Either Positively Or Negatively<br>Posted: 06 Mar 2016 12:03 AM PST<br><br><br>This is a story of two brothers. One was a drug addict and a drunker who frequently beat up his family. The other one was a very successful businessman who was respected in society and had a wonderful family. <br><br>Some people wanted to find out why two brothers from the same parents, brought up in the same environment, could be so different. The first one was asked, “How come you do wh... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 14:23:00 EST We Are All Motivated – Either Positively Or Negatively http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44762_we_are_all_motivated_either_positively_or_negatively <br>We Are All Motivated – Either Positively Or Negatively<br>Posted: 06 Mar 2016 12:03 AM PST<br><br><br>This is a story of two brothers. One was a drug addict and a drunker who frequently beat up his family. The other one was a very successful businessman who was respected in society and had a wonderful family. <br><br>Some people wanted to find out why two brothers from the same parents, brought up in the same environment, could be so different. The first one was asked, “How come you do wh... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 14:23:00 EST 10 Seemingly Small Things That Mean the World to Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44748_10_seemingly_small_things_that_mean_the_world_to_women 10 Seemingly Small Things That Mean the World to Women<br>Posted: 05 Mar 2016 04:42 AM PST<br>Are you baffled by your beloved’s behavior? Grandiose gifts leave her lukewarm. Your professions of love seem to fall on deaf ears. It’s got you scratching your head in confusion. What’s a guy to do? Learn the little things that capture a woman’s heart and confirm she’s a special lady. Here we present small things that mean the world to women and why.<br><br><br><br>1. Hold her hand.<br>There are two... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:10:00 EST Tears are how our heart speaks when our lips cannot http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44736_tears_are_how_our_heart_speaks_when_our_lips_cannot <br>Tears are how our heart speaks when our lips cannot<br>Posted: 27 Feb 2016 01:56 AM PST<br><br><br>Tears also come when your heart has been hurt and you can’t explain why this is happening. The heart tells the whole story. ~ Claire Cook <br><br>Tears are not a sign of weakness. A tear is made of 1 percent water and 99 percent emotion. Tears and crying make a person stronger and the heart, attending to your emotions are ahealing process. ~ Diane Ray<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br<B... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 19:28:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44721_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 Mar 2016 05:56:00 EST Here’re 5 Psychofacts Why Nice Guys Don’t Always Get The Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44715_herere_5_psychofacts_why_nice_guys_dont_always_get_the_girl Here’re 5 Psychofacts Why Nice Guys Don’t Always Get The Girl<br><br>1.Being Nice is associated with Being Fake<br>Whenever someone acts too nicely, it is always associated with some hidden motive. Girls can easily smell the fishy things in your mind from distance whenever you act too nicely and tries to get their attention.<br><br>2. Nice people are taken for granted<br>Expectations are lit up from your behavior. Consistently doing favor to a girl to get into her good books will do no good f... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 15:04:00 EST Things I Learned from my parents! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44684_things_i_learned_from_my_parents There are four things I learned from my parents. <br>1. Always pretend things are perfect even when they weren't. <br>2. Stuff things into boxes, bags, etc and put it away so it never has to be dealt with. <br>3. If someone came to the house they were to never leave hungry. <br>4. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and never ask for help or share things with others. <br><br>These 4 rules my parents my parents taught us kids religiously. It was okay to give your kids daily beatings, blame... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:35:00 EST how to ask your spouse a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44661_how_to_ask_your_spouse_a_question WIFE: Sweetie, how many women have you<br>slept with after we got married?<br>HUSBAND: (Quiet)<br><br>WIFE: (10 minutes later) Sweetie, I asked you a<br>question!<br>HUSBAND: (Quiet)<br><br>WIFE: (15 minutes later) Are you afraid to tell me<br>the truth?<br>HUSBAND: Will you just keep quiet and let me<br>finish counting.....<br><br>The Wife fainted....<br><br>.<br>.<br>.(silence)<br<BR>>.<br>.<br>. (Three minutes later)<br>.<br>.<br>. (Loud bang)<br>.<br>.<br>. (The end!)<br><br><br><br><br><... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:10:00 EST I'm About to Snap at Somebody http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44659_im_about_to_snap_at_somebody I'm in such a bad mood today. I got less than 6 hours worth of sleep. I just want to scream but I don't think anyone will listen to me? I was just near tears earlier today thinking that I deserved my whole lot in life then I a got angry then I got meloncholy I was slightly if not all over the place. My hubs was trying to be sweet to me but I didn't want none of that! I just was just on edge from not getting at least 6hours of sleep. I know this will affect my over health and I could just kick... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:31:00 EST Walking safety tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44642_walking_safety_tips Walking safety tips<br><br>When walking, we often share the road with motor vehicles, bicycles and other walkers. We usually take for granted that we can walk without incident, because most of the time we do. But accidents can and do occur. To keep yourself and others safe, it's important to follow the rules of the road.<br><br>Always walk on sidewalks or paths separated from vehicular traffic.<br>If there are no sidewalks or paths, always walk on the side of the street FACING road traffic, a... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:31:00 EST the ten commandments not religous http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44633_the_ten_commandments_not_religous <br>Hilarious Shopping<br>Posted: 26 Feb 2016 01:49 AM PST<br><br><br>One Day, A woman went for shopping, At cash counter she opened her purse to pay.<br><br>The cashier noticed a TV remote in her purse.<br><br>He could not control his curiosity n asked "Do you always carry your TV remote with You?"<br><br>She replied " No, not always, but my husband refused to accompany me for shopping today..<br><br>Due to his stupid match SO...<br><br>The story continues.... The shopkeeper smiles and takes... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 10:20:00 EST 7 Ways to Make Water Taste Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44617_7_ways_to_make_water_taste_better 7 Ways to Make Water Taste Better<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 your taste buds. Try crushing fresh raspberries or waterme... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:19:00 EST This A Secret I Must http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44610_this_a_secret_i_must So almost every other day I want to or long to get those 25 points to submit a secret. I am just sitting here I actually have absolutely nothing to say type or actually think. Had an extremely long day at work doing absolutely nothing. Well it is stuff I should've already done. Since some of my duties have vanished.<br><br>I wonder everyday what other people do all day in their jobs? Then I start texting or doing other trivial things when I should be working. I then jump up & start moving ar... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:07:00 EST Top 10 Promises Men Make To Their Future Wives Without Realizing It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44604_top_10_promises_men_make_to_their_future_wives_without_realizing_it <br>Posted: 25 Feb 2016 01:41 AM PST<br>Relationships can be incredibly complicated if both people involved are not on the same page. Often, women are certain they are ready for marriage well ahead of the men they love. This can cause strain on the relationship because many women believe that if their significant other does not show signs of being interested in taking the relationship to the next step, it is because he is just taking advantage. This is not always the case, but there are defin... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:12:00 EST Sign Up for Our Healthy Living Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44596_sign_up_for_our_healthy_living_newsletter 4 Reasons to Skip Black Friday Shopping<br><br><br>Sign Up for Our Healthy Living Newsletter<br><br>While the temptation to wake up early, join the masses, and shop till you drop may be too hard to resist, skipping the madness may be better for you and your health. Here, the top reasons why you should forego Black Friday and take part in Buy Nothing Day. (It’s really a thing: The anti-consumerism day was started by artist Ted Dave and promoted by the not-for-profit AdBusters magazine.) Plus, ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:43:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44594_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, 26 Feb 2016 00:39:00 EST Meeting my water intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=44585_meeting_my_water_intake Hi, Spark People Friends. I have a tip for those of you that have trouble getting your daily 64 oz of water in, like I did Since I did have so much trouble with this.I finally found something that helped me so much. I bought a 100 0z insulated Big Gulp mug from my neighborhood 7-11. I fill that every morning with "bubbly" plain water from my Soda Stream. I then add frozen non -sweetened fruit, or lemons and limes This huge mug keeps the water very cold for much of the day, so I can leave... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:26:00 EST