Friday, December 29, 2006

Did You Know That Meat From Cloned Animals Has Been Ok'd?

It seems as if the U.S. government has ok'd the use of meat from cloned animals for our consumption. They say that there is no difference, after the first six months of life or so, in the meat of cloned animals versus that of conventional animals. One of the disputes arising from this decision is the need for labels on such meats. Although the meat from cloned animals won't be marketed for consumption for at least a year, there are two sides debating whether such meat should be labeled. One group says since there is no difference, there is no need to label such meat. Others say they will then lable "clone free" meats. This is debated as implying there are possible health risks with cloned meats. This will surely be a desicion eaters of meat will face in the relatively near future.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Did You Know That Pointsettias Are Not Toxic?

There is an urban legend following the traditional Christamas pointsettia plant. Originating in Mexico, there is a long-told story that a youngster, having no gift for the baby Jesus, picked a handful of weeds. These weeds were transformed into the beautiful red poinsettia plant.

Joel Roberts Pointsett is credited with bringing cuttings of the plant back to his South Carolina home in the 1820's. The plant was then named after him. The red part of the plant is not really the flowers, but modified leaves. The yellow part in the center is the actual flower.

Though this plant is not very palatable as it is rather bitter, it is not poisonous. So feel free to use these beautiful flowers in your home each Christmas.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Did You Know There is a FREE Online Dating Site?

Did you know the newest way to meet people has become through online websites? Did you know that there is now a new FREE online dating site? They never require a credit's totally FREE! Now there is no need to pay to browse online dating sites. Stop paying for your online dating service and stop in to .

Did You Know That Malaysia Is Trying to Lure Tourists With Cleaner Loos?

In an effort to make 2007 the year to Visit Malaysia, the country is pushing for its citizens to help clean up public toilets. This has apparantly been a hot button issue for the country. Tourists have been noted as saying the public toilets in this country are lacking-namely things like paper and soap. The cleanliness of the public toilets has been an issue as well. Malaysian officials hope to learn from the Japanese the importance of clean toilets. Hopefully this idea won't get flushed!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Did You Know You Can Receive Up To $100 For Booking Hotel Reservations Online?

Are you heading out of town for the holidays? Don’t leave home without checking out the information provided by . This website allows you to make advance reservations from the comfort of your home. You can choose from hotels, bed and breakfasts, or even condo rentals.

When you arrive, you don’t have to worry if you are crowding Grandma. And you don’t have to worry about staying with that second cousin who is a little “out there”. Plus you will already have a room booked, so you don’t have to risk facing the traditional “no room in the inn” syndrome upon your arrival. Holiday crowds can fill up hotels quickly, but with the ease of making reservations online, you can rest assured that you have a room ready for you.

Right now is offering a rebate for those who book online. The more nights you book, the more rebate you receive, up to $100. That leaves more money for gifts.

By using this advanced search option, you can compare the prices of the hotels, being sure that you get the best bargain for your buck. This is just another way to save money, which can be a gift to your self this holiday season.

So before you rush out the door hoping you will be able to find a room when you get to your destination, spend a few minutes at . The time you spend could be time saved upon arrival. And the dollars saved in your pocket could make the difference in that last minute gift shopping!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Did You Know That You Can Make Money Blogging?

Did you know there is money out there to be made for something you may already do? If you keep a regular blog, there is a chance that advertisers will pay you to post ads in your blogs. There are many new blogging ad companies popping up. I have just begun to get my feet wet with this new venture. It is not hard to do, but it is important to know a few "secrets" or tips with which to help your marketing skills swell. A good place to start is a site like Gather Success . This site is filled with tips to help you use marketing skills via the Internet. I have not been at this long enough to have my pockets bulging, but I am beginning to see a few dollars come my way. I hope that some of the tips I see on websites like this one will aid in my being able to better gather success.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Did You Know You Can Break Bones By Coughing?

Did you know that you can break bones by coughing? This is not all that uncommon either. About two years ago, I had a really bad cold and could not stop coughing. I tried to take it easy and rest as much as possible. When I finally began to feel better, I wanted to return to my morning jog. On the way home I felt a side stitch and slowed down. All day long this side stitch stayed with me and even started to feel worse. By the next day, when the side stitch was still there, I decided something just wasn't right. That evening I was in tears from pain. I called our family physician's assistant. She told me it sounded as if I had broken some ribs. When I told her that I hadn't done anything, since I had been sick, she inquired about the symptoms. When she learned of the coughing, she said it isn't rare that people will break ribs coughing when they have bronchitis! Sure enough, the next day I went in for x-rays, which revealed three broken ribs!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Did you know that plantar faciitis pain can be controlled?

Many people are plauged by plantar faciitis. This is a shortening of a tendon under the foot. It can be painful to even walk. This condition takes some time to heal. Controlling the pain during this time can be managed by a few simple methods. Sleeping with a special sock which keeps the toes pointed up and back helps. Stretching the tendon upon arising can also help. Icing the area and more stretching after exercise can help ease inflammation. Shoes and insoles designed to aid in overpronation can be a big help as well.

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Saturday, December 2, 2006

Did You Know That Baby Powder is Good for More Than Your Baby's Diaper Area?

I have found a couple of other uses for baby powder other than a baby's diaper area or as a body freshener. Baby powder is also good as a stain treatment for oils. If you spill oily food on your clothes, using baby powder as a treatment before washing helps to remove the stain.

Another use I have found for baby powder is as a remover of sand from the body. If your kids are playing in the sand, before coming in the house dust them with powder. This helps remove the moisture from the sand, making it eaiser to get the sand off. This works well at the beach too.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Did you know there are green polar bears?

Did you know one of the polar bears in the Singapore zoo has green fur? It is apparantly due to the tropical climate and the food that he eats. It is indeed a sight to see!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Did You Know That They Cleaned Mt. Rushmore?

I didn't even know it was dirty!

A bunch of dirty old men, hanging around on the side of that mountain. Who would have thought it of ex-presidents? I knew they were stoned, but who knew we'd be washing their mouths out with soap?