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"Dance Yourself Happy"

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I loved this! DH and I took ballroom dance lessons for most of two yrs...it was so much fun. Work interfered and we rarely dance now..and I MISS it so much!

www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201
008/mind-your-body-dance-yourself-happy


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This was us: emoticon I have to add, it tones muscles and is great exercise,

  
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GAMOMMY3 8/14/2013 8:13PM

    I would love to take dance lessons with my DH! So much fun!! I haven't been able to find anything close by so just keep hoping.

BTW, since I hadn't been on SP for a while I missed your anniversary greetings from last month. Thanks so much for thinking of us. Yes, it is 24 years.
Hugs!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/14/2013 7:23PM

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PICTUREME40 8/14/2013 4:50PM

    How Cool! Wished DH would be game for something like that. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 8:36AM

    So wish I had learned years ago! Well worth the investment in time and $$

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TATTER3 8/14/2013 8:32AM

    Oh...some day...I will dance!

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Take pics with your phone? Better watch this!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This warning video was on FB...info well worth knowing. Your safety and that of your family/friends could be at risk.

kyeos.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/warni
ng-if-you-take-photos-with-your-cell-p
hone/

  
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TATTER3 8/13/2013 7:00PM

    Everybody at work is talking about this! thanks for sharing

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/13/2013 3:27PM

    This was on the News quite heavily here a couple of years ago. People still do it though.

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GRANPATTIE 8/13/2013 11:25AM

    Wow! I need to send this to my daughter! Thanks for posting! emoticon

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JACKIE542 8/13/2013 11:23AM

    I did not know this, thank you for posting this, glad it can be corrected. S0 scary!! emoticon

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PYNETREE 8/13/2013 10:36AM

    And it is frightening to me that the younger people, especially parents, still don't see this as dangerous. I see them posting their daily activities, when you are going on vacation, when their kids are at Camp, and where.
Way too much personal information! And personal pictures, that they think only the Friends and Family see.

This was good info..Hope Everyone takes the time to watch and Learn from it.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 8/13/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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CELEST 8/13/2013 8:07AM

    Wow absolutely shocking!!!!

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CANADIANFROG09 8/13/2013 7:56AM

    Good to know, we can never be careful enough, thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 8/13/2013 7:54AM

    Wow, Unbelievable! emoticon

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ID theft: Attorney's Advice...free

Monday, August 12, 2013

This was a share on Facebook..but the advice seems sound and wise...and might really help save things if you are the victim of ID theft in any form. I knew most of it already, but there were a few items I hadn't heard before.


Gary Gregory
ATTORNEY'S ADVICE - NO CHARGE

Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards..

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.

But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

6.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

by the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-62851-800-525-6285

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742

3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):

1-800-269-0271 1-800-269-0271

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.

  
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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/13/2013 3:40PM

    Thanks. I put check photo ID on my card but they never look to see the signature how dumb is that!

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IOEINC 8/12/2013 4:16PM

    Good information. Thanks for sharing!!



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CELEST 8/12/2013 1:41PM

    My word, it must be such a shock to have your ID stolen to that degree. Sickening old wicked system full of wicked people....can't wait for the new one without all the trouble.

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A Sweet Quiz

Thursday, August 08, 2013

How much do you know about sugar and artificial sweeteners? Here is a little quiz:


www.webmd.com/diet/rm-quiz-sugars-sw
eeteners?ecd=wnl_day_080813&ctr=wnl-da
y-080813_ld-stry&mb=

  
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TATTER3 8/8/2013 10:59PM

    I have known nothing!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/8/2013 10:36PM

    9 of 12

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CINA-MINI 8/8/2013 12:45PM

    10 out of 12 correct. Not too bad!

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MERRYMARY42 8/8/2013 10:57AM

    I answered 8 out of 12 correctly, not exactly good huh

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Beware...Neotame is out there stalking us!

Monday, July 29, 2013

This was on Teresa' Tapp's newsletter today. I think it is REALLY important information. Beware!!!

"Another of Monsanto's chemical catastrophes is hitting the shelves now... and you won't even know it's in your food. Neotame, which is aspartame (ie. Equal and Nutrasweet) on steroids, is 3,000 times sweeter than regular sugar and 30 times sweeter than aspartame. It is being used in commercially processed foods but it is not required to be listed on the label of organic processed products either because it falls below the 3% limit needed to be listed. Monsanto developed Neotame because their patent on aspartame was running out. For most people, Neotame produces instant nausea even in small amounts! People often ask me why aspartame is so bad; when our bodies break down these chemical sweeteners, a byproduct is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde even in small amounts is highly toxic to our bodies! I think we've all become dedicated label readers but this new move to ruin our food supply is beyond believable. If you find that you experience effects from aspartame or suspect that Neotame might be silently making you ill, you can file a report with the US Food and Drug Administration at FDA Safety Reports. Grrrrrr!"

  
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AMBIENTRAYN 8/1/2013 6:39PM

    emoticon Creepy!
I read that this stuff is especially bad because no safety studies have ever been conducted on it! Can you believe that? The only extensive "study" done was one conducted by NutrSweet - yet the FDA approved it as a food additive.
Makes you wonder what else is in food that we don't have a clue about...

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CELEST 7/30/2013 9:34AM

    Absolutely shocking. its so frustrating that the simple act of eating has become a highly technical business....if we wish to remain healthy.....that is. I agree grrrrr

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KAREN608 7/29/2013 10:54PM

    Oh my. Thanks for sharing this.

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TATTER3 7/29/2013 10:51PM

    Watching!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/29/2013 9:55PM

    Thanks for the heads up. We never buy the stuff so need to know when it's secretly in food.

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MELIS_24 7/29/2013 8:18PM

    I've heard of this but I didn't realize it could be in my organic food. This sucks! Thanks so much for sharing!

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JUNEAU2010 7/29/2013 6:41PM

    I'd never even heard of it!

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GINNABOOTS 7/29/2013 6:15PM

    I get Migraines from aspartame with 30 minutes of eating it. I hope they change that rule because some people can't have it and a lot don't want to eat it. Thank you for the information, I will pass it on because I know several people that get sick because of aspartame.

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