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Shoe Shoppers : Size Does Matter

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

The stars of “Sex and the City” made the world safe for shoe lovers everywhere with their unapologetic obsession with famous footwear designers like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik. So if you follow in their footsteps, foot-care experts say you should make sure to get your feet measured before buying your next pair.

A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that 66 percent of Americans do not have their feet measured when purchasing new shoes. In fact, 34 percent said they have not had their feet measured in more than five years, and 6 percent admitted they last had their feet measured more than 30 years ago.

Every day, we put a tremendous amount of pressure on our feet, with an average day of walking bringing a force equal to several hundred tons upon them. Additionally, our feet are open to more injury than any other part of the body.

Even if your feet are not giving you any trouble now, you should still consider comfort and fit when purchasing shoes. Here are some shoe-shopping tips from APMA.

* Shop in the afternoon because your feet tend to swell during the day and it’s best to find the right fit for them then.

* Have your feet measured while standing up.

* Don’t succumb to the myth that shoes need to be “broken in.” They should feel comfortable and be easy to walk in immediately.

* Always try on both shoes and walk around the store.

* Be sure the shoes fit well in the front, back and sides. Buy shoes that don’t pinch your toes.

* Because manufacturers’ sizes vary, don’t rely on the size of your last pair of shoes.

* Try on shoes with the same type of sock or stocking you plan to wear with the shoes.

It’s equally as important for children to have their feet measured as it is for adults. It may be necessary to change shoe and sock sizes every few months to allow room for your child’s feet to grow. Never “hand down” footwear from one child to the next.

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Whats Cool About Coconuts

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

A switch to a raw, vegan, natural foods lifestyle requires a little creativity and a lot of getting used to. It may feel at first as if we are giving up more than we are gaining.

I am blessed to live in a tropical climate where coconuts grow in abundance. I’ve heard amazing things about the healing properties of coconut oil.

You can’t keep a good oil down!

The false and misleading information that has been widely distributed marking coconut oil, or saturated fats, as bad was pushed by the corn oil industry. As we know, whenever huge profits are at stake, the truth is hidden and replaced with lies to support the profit agenda.

However, coconut oil which is far more nutritious and beneficial than corn oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, and even olive oil- contains no dangerous trans-fatty acids. Trans-fats can raise LDLs, commonly known as ‘bad’ cholesterol, and lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more.

Coconut oil increases metabolism and supports healthy weight loss.

Coconut oil’s saturated fat is a medium-chain fatty acid which means it is digested more easily than other fats. Whereas, other fats are stored in the body’s cells, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are rapidly broken down and converted into energy putting less strain on the liver, pancreas, and digestive system. By activating the metabolism, coconut oil is outstanding for those with thyroid issues.

Coconut oil is antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-cancerous. It enhances the immune system by destroying lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, influenza, and various pathogenic bacteria.
There are many uses for pure, virgin coconut oils

Uses of Coconut Oil:

* As a stable cooking oil
* salad dressing
* shakes, smoothies, juices
* skin moisturizer
* massage oil

I feel the best and most complete benefits come from the whole, natural coconut eaten regularly as a part of a natural foods diet. But if you don’t happen to have a coconut tree in your backyard then you must make sure you are getting the highest quality virgin coconut oil.

Some requirements to look for would be:

* certified organic, USDA standards
* low-level heating to preserve natural nutrients
* made from fresh coconuts, not dried
* no chemical additives
* no refinement
* non-GMO
* no hydrogenation
* no hybridized coconuts

Superior quality makes a big difference, not only in regards to health and safety, but also in regards to taste and cooking quality if you use it in sautees and stir-frys. However you use your coconut oil, you can be assured that you are fortifying yourself with healthy, natural foods that taste good and are good for you!

OctoMom [is this mother’s love or selfishness]

February 12, 2009 1 comment

r727418802a i just read a newspaper today, and my eyes was like popped out when i read a one of the news. its about a woman, who gave a birth of  Octuplets! on January 26.  a woman, not a cats or other mammals, imagine that littles babies they are all too small. bacause they must shares the nutricion with their other 7 sibbling

and the mom, Nayda Suleman 33, was diagnosed with paranoia, depression, wild mood swings and post-traumatic stress syndrome before he got pregnant. but she kept popping out babies. and  less than two weeks ago said in an interview broadcast on Friday that her babies were the product of six implanted embryos, the same procedure used to conceive her six other children. it means she has a 14 kids.

www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com

i cant imagine how she magane that, how to takecare of  them and feeds her kids because she is, unemployed mother who lives in the home of her divorced parents,

“Everything I do, I’ll stop my life for them and be present with them. And hold them,” she said. “And how many parents do that? I’m sure there are many that do, but many don’t. And that’s unfortunate. That is selfish.”

Suleman says she has a plan to earn enough money to raise her 14 kids. i hope things goes just like her plans. if not, what will happen with her kids. will that be selfish or just a love that every mom have to their childrens.

and because of this birth, the doctor who fertilited the octuplets is under investigation

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A Giant Snake Fossil Discovered in Columbia

February 6, 2009 1 comment

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we all knew “anaconda” as abiggest snake on earth and we couldnt imaginate there ware a Giant snake that can eats human easily except on movie “The Anaconda”. Until ” The largest Prehistoric Snake Fossil was found this week in Columbia “. was found by a group of scientist from University of Florida, US. they said, this prehistoric snake was lived in ancient tropical forrest hotter than they are now by at least 5 degrees Fahrenheit. And lived after TyrannosaurRex era its about 60 million years ago and Measuring approximately 42 feet long and weighing in at over 500 pounds.

The same issue carries another significant report from the distant past. Scientists said they’d found the oldest known evidence of animal life, remnants of steroids produced by sponges more than 635 million years ago in Oman.The discoverers of the snake named it Titanoboa cerrejonensis (”ty-TAN-o-BO-ah sare-ah-HONE-en-siss”). That means “titanic boa from Cerrejón,” the region where it was found.

Titanoboa most lived in the water just like Anaconda.”This thing weighs more than a bison and is longer than a city bus,” said snake expert Jack Conrad of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, who was familiar with the find.

“It could easily eat something the size of a cow. A human would just be toast immediately.”

”If it tried to enter my office to eat me, it would have a hard time squeezing through the door,” said paleontologist Jason Head of the University of Toronto Missisauga.

Head is senior author of a report on the find in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. ”We won’t have giant snakes, however, because we are removing most of their habitats by development and deforestation” in equatorial regions, he said.

‘Bailout Bill’ gives away cash in New York

February 5, 2009 1 comment

From ABC news,
He will not say his name, hides his face, and he hands out cash to anyone who asks in the middle of New York.

The mystery benefactor known only as Bailout Bill sat behind a counter in the heart of Times Square in New York giving money to hundreds of people waiting in well-below-zero temperatures.

From a window marked “Bailout Booth,” Bailout Bill gave everyone at least $US50 ($78), sometimes a lot more.

He was dressed in wraparound black glasses and had a wool hat pulled low over his head.

Many of the people waiting for more than five hours were victims of the severe US economic downturn. Tens of thousands have lost their jobs in New York alone.

“I’m very appreciative. I might give some to my mother,” said Leon McNeil, 25, after being handed $50. He was laid off by troubled department store Macy’s last December.

Bailout Bill’s giveaway aims to raise publicity for a website where you can advertise unwanted possessions.

He also wants to help ordinary people in the same way that the Government is bailing out banks and other corporations, a spokesman, Drew Tybus said.

All people were asked to do Tuesday was tell their problems to an assistant standing in the street with a microphone and camera.

“My mother is dying in bed,” said Mario, a frail man who wore cowboy boots and carried a walking stick.

“Let’s see what Bailout Bill says,” the assistant replied, hugging Mario.

Bailout Bill announced, “Today I’m going to give $[US]150.”

This was the “Bailout Booth’s” second and last day in New York. Next it goes to Washington, DC, Boston and Philadelphia, said Mr Tybus.

Mr Tybus said Bailout Bill would distribute $US500,000 ($777,000) before he was finished.

“Bailout Bill can’t tell you his real name. We assume there’s too much of a risk. Everyone knows he’s got money, so, well, something could happen,” Mr Tybus said.

But for anyone thinking of taking the money-for-nothing concept a further and robbing that cash-filled booth, Mr Tybus had a warning.

“Those guys standing around here and also in the booth, they’re off duty cops. And they’re armed.”

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Dearest God,..

January 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Thank you,
for everythin,..
all the good time in my life ..
and the bad time that makes me strong..
i know life isnt easy,..
and i know without you in my life,.
i wont be here now..
and i know,
it wasnt right if ..
i’m only thinking of you when i’m down
and feels sad,..

Thank you,
for sent me..
people who care about me alots,..
they made me smile ,
and realize how beautiful life is..
they’re remind me there always a hope somewhere,..
and if i’m hurt right now,
tomorrow, i might be feels so happy,.

Thank you,
for always remind me,..
there is a light,
at the end of adark paths..
and in every hartime i’ve got,
there always  a smile waiting for me

Thank you,
for remind me to not give up
of anything in life,..
to not runs from the truth,..
and hides anymore,..
to not hurt people who hurted me,..
forgive them with heart,.
it wasnt an easy things but
i realize thats the only way tobe happy..

Thank you,
for always near me,
even i always leave you
but you never leave me alone
you always there for me
near me,…
everytime i’m feeling down,
you always reach me
and hold me
as a place i lay my life,

Thank you,.. God..
for everything,..

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A meaning of life

January 28, 2009 Leave a comment

its so blur…
and im confused,
with everything ..
i really dont know what to do,..
its getting deeper and deeper,
and i couldnt run or hides..
i tried to fixed,
but it couldnt be better…
what kinda life is this,
when everything seems not real…
i couldnt tell or share,
i just stay,
here..
at same point,
and wondering…
when this will be end.

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