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Jun 22, 2012

Health Habits that are a waste of time!

We've always been told certain "medical" myths....feed a cold, starve a fever...floss twice a day...dont eat after a certain hour.

When it comes to staying healthy, much of what we accept as gospel is actually heresy. It's what Mom said. It's what our friends do. And everything sounds so reasonable. But some of it is completely unnecessary.

 

 

See Your Dentist Twice A Year

Jun 22, 2012

SHE WILL FORGIVE

You probably heard about the 68 year old grandmother who was tormented on a school bus in upstate New York.

More than $380,000 has been raised for the woman after video of her being bullied on the bus by four seventh-graders went viral.

The verbal abuse of Karen Klein on Monday was captured by a student, showing her trying to ignore the taunts, profanity and insults until she finally began crying.

Jun 21, 2012

HUGGING AND KISSING

I was reading an article by Katia Hetter; she's a parenting guide for CNN and she was talking about her daughter who occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike.

She's 4. Her parents could get a hug or a kiss, but many people who know her cannot, at least right now. And I won't make her.

"I would like you to hug Grandma, but I won't make you do it," I told her recently.

"I don't have to?" she asked, cuddling up to me at bedtime, confirming the facts to be sure.

Jun 21, 2012

This week the woman who some call her as Rielle the man-hunter, Rielle the marriage destroyer or Rielle, the woman who brought down former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Ironically, a couple of weeks after John Edwards was aquitted it seems like perfect timing that Rielle Hunter has penned a revealing memoir with many new revelations about her relationship with Edwards.

“What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me,” to be published June 26, details how she got caught up in one of the biggest political scandals in recent history.

Jun 21, 2012

WHAT MAKES IT SCARY?

Remember a few months ago someone did a study of music and what types of songs can make you cry?

Adelle’s Rolling In The Deep had all the components that make you cry.

Now comes a study on what makes music scary!

Think of the JAWS theme from 1975.

A new study has found a connection between horror movie music and the screeches of young frightened animals makes it scary!

Researchers believe there are biologically-ingrained reasons why sudden, dissonant sounds and minor chords make us apprehensive.

Jun 21, 2012

SKINNY IS OUT!

You've heard of discrimination against overweight people, but what about discrimination against thin gals? A gym in Canada bans "skinny" women from their gym...

Slim and svelte? Then you may be banned from Canada's new gym Body Exchange, which business model focuses primarily on obese people. In fact, they say that thin people "bring down morale."

Founder and CEO Louise Green said that the gym is a "safe haven" for overweight people who may be intimidated to work out in the presence of those who are fit.

Jun 21, 2012

HOT CARS

Just a reminder again... it's Summer and it's HOT....

Kids and Cars, says that already this year, 48 children have died of hyperthermia in cars in the United States. This is a new record in the 13 years statistics have been available. An average of 37 children in the United States die each year from hyperthermia in cars.

Jun 20, 2012

Ban on smoking

I have to say... I think I see a lot less smoking these days an in the past but I just can't agree with what has been passed in Spring Hill.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen got together Monday night an approved an ordinance on a 5 to 3 vote... so maybe some people agree with the "rights" aspect of this like I do.

If you are caught smoking in a Spring Hill Park..youre gonna pay the fine!  $138.75!

Jun 20, 2012

BIG MISTAKE

Imagine, you go to the doctor and you hear the words you have cancer.

And for 99% of people, finding out your doctors were wrong and you AREN'T going to die from terminal lung cancer is fantastic news.

This guy is the other 1%. Back in May of 2010, a 69-year-old guy named Frank from Wairoa, New Zealand was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told he only had a few months to live.

So he and his 65-year-old wife Wilma decided they had, quote, "nothing to lose" and dove into their bucket list.

Jun 20, 2012

LIFESAVING MILITARY

It has been amazing to watch the news stories the last couple of months. The story of Kelly Groves and her two children and how her BMW was rearended and pushed over the side of a bridge. Hanging and dangling over the drop below that was over 100 feet, many of us remember seeing her in that vehicle crying to get her children to safety; but a Navy SeeBees Construction crew was passing by and they had a heavy duty fork lift with them and they were able to go into action and lift the vehicle to safety.