MABTE52's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MABTE52 MABTE52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The Amazing Lemon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141512 Amazing Frozen Lemon <BR> <BR> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. <BR> How can you use the whole lemon without waste? <BR> Simple...place the lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods. Sprinkle it to your whisky, wine, vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice,... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:26:01 EST my fruity veggie smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128862 1/2 cup Greek yogurt <BR> 5 strawberries <BR> 1 banana <BR> 2 sticks celery <BR> handful of spinach <BR> Blend <BR> <BR> Drink makes about 10oz and I am done with 2 veggies and fuits. <BR> <BR> And I am incorporating lots of veggies in my diet <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:37:13 EST Helpful Hints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127491 Mosquito Bite Relief <BR> To get rid of itch from mosquito bites try applying soap on the area instant relief. <BR> <BR> Food Stains <BR> Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water. <BR> <BR> Opening Jars <BR> Try using latex dish washing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy. <BR> <BR> Cure for headaches <BR> Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:42:17 EST Drinking Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100265 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> I often wonder how people drink 8 glasses of water. I feel I get acidity and feel so bloated. Does anyone have similar sentiments? <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:51:03 EST Grilled Platter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093806 Never in a thousand years would I have thought to have grilled veggies as an entre. I did it last Monday when travelling to New Orleans. All the other entres had some pork product in it so could not indulge. The waitress suggested the Grilled Vege platter. I t had a large mushroom, asparagus spears, zucchini, tomatoes served with hummus and small pieces of Mediterranean <BR> Bread. It was out of this world and very delectable. Yummy <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:12:06 EST A sad morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087702 I love working at my dining table and watching the birds chirp, the squirrels busy at play and work. This morning as I prepared my tea, I heard a loud thud! I went over to the deck to quickly investigate. A sparrow had it the patio glass doors and fell on the deck. Within minutes the other sparrows crowded around the ledge to investigate. <BR> <BR> The hurt bird gave a few shrill cries and stopped. All this happened in a span of a few seconds. By the time I got the door opened and walked ou... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:19:43 EST 10 Uses of Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085056 Summer comes with all kinds of issues to resolve-from how to best clean the grill to how to ward off animals from eating your garden to how to soothe bee stings, poison ivy, and sunburn. But if you have a box of baking soda on hand, you already have the remedy for these and myriad other potential summer sagas. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Slough off dry skin by using it as a face and body scrub. <BR> Baking soda cleans and exfoliates without harsh chemicals or additives! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:51:10 EST Moving?? really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075883 The green lawn is stewn over with yellow leaves that fall to the ground with every gush of wind. The creatures - geese, variety of birds and squirrels have taken to becoming busy calling out to each other as they prepare for winter. A resident woodpecker is very evasive and does not share the branch with any creature and chases them out of the branch. I look at these antics while I work and enjoy nature. Not a creature is still. <BR> <BR> They tell us to keep moving to burn fat, how does one... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:58:07 EST Spark videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067796 I like the short videos on the SP site. I share this with my daughter and we skype as we do the routine together. <BR> <BR> These short videos are good for me because I am always short for time. <BR> I started these about 2 weeks ago and thus far the one that really gives me a run for my money is the the10 minute core work out. This looks seamless but it isnt. I am going to prevail!!!! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos<BR>-detail.asp?video=26 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:05:17 EST SP Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063826 18 Minute Cardio Blast is just that and it kicked my butt. I thought I was in good shape but walking alone doesnt cut it. Whew...I Shall Prevail. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:08:18 EST The problem is money http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061642 With 2 kids in college and no assistance from their dad. The pocket is a wee bit tighter It's all because the fees have increases by a whopping 25%. I need to begin a different workout regiment. I walk and am very religious about the workout but I have to figure out what to change in the current regiment. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:54:48 EST Menopause the culprit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057243 <BR> Unread this article below and could not believe what's was happening to me!!! I feel that I make progress and then am flung back the same way to start again. I am not a quitter but hate it that the body is not acting right. I am going to overcome this for sure!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Going through menopause? Have you been noticing a few extra pounds around your belly lately? Well, you will be happy to know that you are definitely not alone. One of the foremost menopause symptom... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:30:50 EST Are you eathing this snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991856 November 07 2011 <BR> By Dr. Mercola <BR> <BR> To understand the nature of Pringles and other stackable chips, forget the notion that they come from actual potatoes in any recognizable way. <BR> The Pringles Company (in an effort to avoid taxes levied against "luxury foods" like chips in the UK) once even argued that the potato content of their chips was so low that they are technically not even potato chips. <BR> So if they're not made of potatoes, what are they exactly... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:40:55 EST DON'T WASTE THAT LEMON PEEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979200 Good info on using the whole lemon vs. only the juice... <BR> <BR> Lemon productions became more and more abundant around the world because of its nutritious contents. Lemons are used in many different ways in lemon industries and factories, but not among <BR> households. How do you eat or taste lemon in your house? <BR> <BR> Probably, you do not know how to apply lemon the right away. <BR> Do you just squish a few drips to your vegetable salad, bread, ice cream, cake, fruit drinks, or to y... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:09:52 EST Tumeric http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963770 500 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World’s Most Important Herb <BR> <BR> There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being. <BR> <BR> Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head. Instead of causing more side effects than therapeutic ones – which you can read any drug insert to see is a uni... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:22:08 EST Don't Sleep Late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960608 “ DON’T SLEEP LATE! “. <BR> <BR> <BR> Good rest and sound sleep is very important... if u don't sleep well, <BR> The toxins in your body will accumulate... Affecting your health and your <BR> mood... <BR> <BR> The main causes of liver damage are: <BR> 1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.. <BR> 2. Not urinating in the morning. <BR> 3. Too much eating. <BR> 4. Skipping breakfast. <BR> 5. Consuming too much medication. <BR> 6. Consuming too much preservativ... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 13:35:00 EST For your health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958122 Subject: knowledge about stools/your health. <BR> <BR> <BR> Some- what coarse but there's no other way to spell it out <BR> Kids are proud to show off their poo?but most adults rarely glance inside the toilet bowl. But the truth is... <BR> <BR> Question #1: How long does it take you to have a bowel movement? <BR> Less than 60 seconds <BR> More than two minutes <BR> Answer: Healthy bowel movements happen within 60 seconds of sitting onthe toilet. The stool should easily c... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 14:34:52 EST Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953479 Today's Thought: <BR> <BR> I Met Money and Said <BR> You Are Just A Piece of Paper <BR> Money Smiled & Said Of Course, <BR> But I Haven't Seen A Dust Bin For Me Yet! <BR> <BR> Meaningful Message: <BR> <BR> A Tongue Has No Bones. <BR> But It Can Break A Heart. <BR> It Can Be A Pillar For Building A Broken Heart! <BR> <BR> True quote: <BR> <BR> Tomorrow Will Come Daily. <BR> But Today Will Come Today Only. <BR> So Finish Your Today's Work Today Itself. <BR> And Be Free Tomorrow. <B... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:59:32 EST Chicago-- Lake Shore Drive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943146 I am getting used to the suburb of Chicago where we live. The summers are lazy due the humidity in the air and often do not see a lot of people out and about in the parks where we live.. <BR> <BR> Last weekend I chanced to go out to Lake Shore drive. The area was hustling and bustling with exercise concsious people who were out and about. It seemed that there was an outdoor exercise mall out by the lake and the athmosphere made it so very healthy. <BR> <BR> Luckily I had my walking shoes on... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:22:29 EST Salt a miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914669 SALT USES YOU MAY HAVE NOT KNOWN BEFORE <BR> 1. If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it <BR> sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all <BR> that mess. <BR> <BR> 2. Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing. <BR> <BR> 3. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away. <BR> <BR> 4. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off <BR> easier. <BR> <BR> 5. Put a few grains of rice in your saltshaker f... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:50:54 EST Collard greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913563 Collard greens <BR> What's New and Beneficial About Collard Greens <BR> <BR> The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When this bile acid binding takes place, it is easier for the bile acids to be excreted from the body. Since bi... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:12:35 EST 5 lessons learnt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911761 Five (5) lessons about the way we should treat people <BR> 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. <BR> <BR> During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: <BR> "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" <BR> <BR> Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I k... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:11:10 EST My mother taught me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905582 I Owe My Mother .... <BR> ************************************** <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. <BR> "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" <BR> <BR> 4. My mother taught me LOGI... Thu, 31 May 2012 09:56:10 EST My mother taught me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905581 I Owe My Mother .... <BR> ************************************** <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. <BR> "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" <BR> <BR> 4. My mother taught me LOGI... Thu, 31 May 2012 09:56:07 EST The truth about ice-cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904659 I hate to post this but:--- <BR> <BR> Did you know that <BR> <BR> Over time, addicts build up a tolerance to drugs. Taking more doesn’t give them as much pleasure as their initial highs. One study showed the same may be true with ice cream. Scientists looked at one group of teens who regularly ate ice cream and another group who didn’t. The ice cream-eaters seemed to be de-sensitized to the milkshakes -- that is, the reward centers in their brains were less active than those of the group t... Wed, 30 May 2012 16:41:02 EST Unlocking the Benefits of Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902445 Unlocking the Benefits of Garlic <BR> By TARA PARKER-POPE| October 15, 2007, <BR> <BR> What makes garlic good for you? (Chris Ramirez for The New York Times)Garlic has long been touted as a health booster, but it’s never been clear why the herb might be good for you. Now new research is beginning to unlock the secrets of the odoriferous bulb. <BR> In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that eating garlic appears to boost our nat... Tue, 29 May 2012 10:15:51 EST Pencil Eraser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894545 Pencil: I'm sorry ! <BR> Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong. <BR> <BR> Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. <BR> <BR> Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. <BR> <BR> But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. <BR> <BR> You get smaller and smaller each time. <BR> <BR> Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. <BR> <BR> I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. <... Wed, 23 May 2012 12:21:47 EST The secret of happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893207 <BR> A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. <BR> <BR> <BR> Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft... Tue, 22 May 2012 15:43:33 EST Funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875988 Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. <BR> To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a <BR> Sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it.' <BR> For three days the fridge sat there without anyone looking twice. <BR> He eventually decided that people were too mistrustful of this deal. <BR> So he changed the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale $50.' <BR> <BR> <BR> The next day someone stole it! <BR> <BR> <BR> They walk amongst us! <BR> ----------... Thu, 10 May 2012 19:02:16 EST Kitchen Toxins You should Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863043 Most of us are unaware that our kitchen, often referred to as the heart of our house, can actually put our health at risk! Very recently it has been found that BPA, commonly found in your cabinet, can actually cause heart attacks in women. <BR> Well - you don’t have to hit the panic button right now – here is a list of things to avoid so you can avoid having BPA in your kitchen. <BR> Unhealthy stuff in your kitchen – Avoid Them! <BR> <BR> 1. Canned soup: <BR> It's easy and convenient to just... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:23:13 EST Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860709 HOLY HUMOR <BR> <BR> <BR> A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, 'I know what <BR> the Bible means!' <BR> <BR> His father smiled and replied, 'What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible <BR> means? <BR> <BR> The son replied, 'I do know!' <BR> <BR> 'Okay,' said his father. 'What does the Bible mean?'* <BR> <BR> 'That's easy, Daddy...' the young boy replied excitedly,' It stands for <BR> 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.' <BR> <BR> ======= <BR> <BR> Ther... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:14:49 EST Lemon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855122 Lemon <BR> Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon and put it in a cup <BR> containing dirking water. The water will become <BR> "alkaline water". Drink for the whole day, just by <BR> adding more water. Take it as drinking water <BR> everyday. It is good for health. <BR> <BR> Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. <BR> Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201. <BR> <BR> This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer! <BR> Read carefully & you be the judge <BR> <BR> Lemon (Citrus) is a m... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:24:42 EST The Emperor & the Seed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841275 An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you." . <BR> <BR> The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed to... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:07:17 EST Perfect Definitions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837547 ADULT: <BR> A person who has stopped growing at both ends <BR> and is now growing in the middle. <BR> <BR> BEAUTY PARLOR: <BR> A place where women curl up and dye. <BR> <BR> CHICKENS: <BR> The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead. <BR> <BR> COMMITTEE: <BR> A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours. <BR> <BR> DUST: <BR> Mud with the juice squeezed out. <BR> <BR> EGOTIST: <BR> Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation. <BR> <BR> HANDKERCHIEF: <BR> ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:45:24 EST HUNGRY FOR SOME CHOCOLATE HUMOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833588 FUNNY CHOCOLATE ONE LINERS: <BR> <BR> 1. WHEN NO ONE UNDERSTANDS YOU, CHOCOLATE IS THERE. <BR> --SR. COCOA LOCO (aka Daniel Worona) <BR> <BR> 2. SEVEN DAYS WITHOUT CHOCOLATE MAKES ONE WEAK. <BR> <BR> 3. I AM NOT OVERWEIGHT. I AM CHOCOLATE-ENRICHED. <BR> <BR> 4. EINSTEIN WAS EATING CHOCOLATE WHEN HE CAME UPON THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY. <BR> --Daniel L. Worona "Rara Avis" <BR> <BR> 5. THE 12-STEP CHOCOHOLICS PROGRAM: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE! <BR> <BR> 6. LIFE W... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:42:55 EST As we grow older.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799664 ONE <BR> Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you <BR> could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. <BR> I asked for a half dozen nuggets. <BR> 'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter. <BR> 'You don't?' I replied. <BR> 'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply. <BR> 'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?' <BR> That's right.' <BR> So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets <BR> (Unbelievable but sadly t... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:38:04 EST When Someone........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796794 When A Person Laughs 2 Much Even On Stupid Things, Be Sure That Person Is Sad Deep Inside. <BR> <BR> ¤ When A Person Sleeps Alot, Be Sure Dat Person Is Lonely. <BR> <BR> ¤ When A Person Talks Less, And If He Talks,He Talks Fast Then It Means That Person Keeps Secrets. <BR> <BR> ¤ When Someone Can't Cry Then That Person Is Weak. <BR> <BR> ¤ When Someone Eats In Abnormal Way Then That Person Is In Tension. <BR> <BR> ¤ When Someone Cry On Little Things Then It Means He Is Innocent & Soft He... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:27:34 EST Biology Exam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791828 Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their final exam. <BR> <BR> <BR> The last question was: <BR> 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk', worth 70 points or none at all.' <BR> <BR> One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. He wrote: <BR> <BR> 1) It is perfect formula for the child. <BR> 2) It provides immunity against several diseases. <BR> 3) It is always the right temperature. <BR> 4) It is inexpensive. <BR> 5) It bonds the child to mother,... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:16:55 EST Dealing with Insult http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791402 The Hindu religion explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion. <BR> One day Hindu Priest was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake." <BR> <BR> Hindu Priest was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man "Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:58:34 EST As we grow older http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4787751 Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember .. <BR> <BR> Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. <BR> <BR> 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. <BR> <BR> 'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?' <BR> <BR> 'Sure..' <BR> <BR> 'Don't you think you should write it dow... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:30:23 EST General Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779665 Q: Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? <BR> A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! And that's where women's buttons have remained since. <BR> <BR> Q: Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' ... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:57:00 EST Yoga for stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770733 Physical activity is good for relieving stress, and this is particularly true of yoga. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles, both large and small, seem to melt away during the time you are doing yoga. This provides a much-needed break from your stressors, as well as helping put things into perspective. The emphasis yoga places on being in the moment can also help relieve stress, as you learn not to dwell on past events or anticipate the future. You will leave a yoga clas... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:03:01 EST Jam Jelly and condiments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4768569 The difference among these spreads is largely one of consistency, and for the first three, standards are established by the Food and Drug Administration so consumers will know what they&#65533;re buying. <BR> <BR> Jelly is a clear, bright product. It is generally made by cooking fruit juice and sugar with pectin as a jelling agent and lemon juice as an acid to maintain a consistent texture. Jelly is firm and will hold its shape (it &#65533;shakes&#65533;). Generally, jelly contains no pieces... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 12:25:05 EST Walnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766748 Eating just a handful of walnuts a day could help cut the risk of breast cancer by up to half, new research has revealed. <BR> <BR> Scientists at Marshall University, West Virginia investigated the effects of giving the nuts to mice from when they were in the womb, via their mothers, to adulthood, with the amount equating to about 2oz a day for humans. <BR> <BR> The researchers said the mice given walnuts not only had a lower risk of cancer but those which developed the disease had fewer a... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:52:54 EST Employee and Manager Poetry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765810 Employee Resignation <BR> Poetic Resignation <BR> The name is good, the brand is big <BR> But the work I do is that of a pig <BR> The work or the brand; what is my way, <BR> I don't know if I should stay. <BR> <BR> To work, they have set their own way <BR> Nobody will care to hear what I say <BR> My will be NULL, they wont change their way <BR> I don't know if I should stay. <BR> <BR> The project is in a critical stage <BR> But to do good work, this is the age <BR> This dile... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 17:39:26 EST Mold in Berries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763251 Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides. <BR> <BR> Well, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here is a tip I am sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place: <BR> <BR> Wash them wit... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:16:10 EST Provocative Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4762378 Today's Thoughts: <BR> <BR> <BR> I Met Money and Said "You Are Just A Piece of Paper" <BR> Money Smiled & Said Of Course, But I Haven't Seen <BR> <BR> A Dust Bin or a Shredder For Me Yet! <BR> <BR> A Tongue Has No Bones. <BR> But It Can Break A Heart. <BR> It Can Be A Pillar For Building A Broken Heart! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow Will Come Daily. <BR> But Today Will Come Today Only. <BR> So Finish Your Today's Work Today. <BR> And Be Free Tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Every Night We Go To Bed, <BR> W... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:58:03 EST The surprising benefits of lemon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759979 <BR> Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201. <BR> This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer! <BR> Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. <BR> Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in p... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:41:34 EST Fresh Pineapple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751436 <BR> Fresh Pineapple Has Many Benefits.... <BR> <BR> The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. <BR> <BR> The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowerettes that grow together to form the entire fruit. <BR> <BR> Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower. Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are pic... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:11:24 EST UP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749295 I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep. <BR> UP <BR> <BR> Read until the end ... you'll laugh. <BR> <BR> This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is “UP”. It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. <BR> <BR> It's easy to understand UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do w... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:32:56 EST