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Entries from August 2008

Life — gets hectic fast!

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Life.  As summer comes to a close this weekend giving many a long weekend to relax and be with family and friends…it makes me think how quickly life goes from the slow pace of summer to the over-scheduled school year.  Wow…one weekend we are sleeping in and the next week bam! We are up at the crack [...]

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Tags: back-to-school · family · parenting · summer

Tickets to Success

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

By:  Lettuce Wrap  As parents trying to get kids to behave, we are often like mechanics trying to tune up a car engine — without the proper tools.  We parents are headed toward a similar destination, raising responsible kids who own and solve their own problems.  Or, at least that should be the goal of [...]

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Tags: Amazon.com · parenting · sensory integration dysfunction

Decade Box Gift Basket – such a neat gift idea!

August 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Amazon.com is offering the neatest gift baskets! They are for different decades and includes:  1940′s, 1950′s, 1960′s, 1970′s, 1980′s, and 1990′s.  Who wouldn’t get a kick out of getting about 5lbs of candy from their childhood era?  Each basket is labeled for that specific decade for instance,  “Do Not Open Unless You Were a Child of the [...]

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Tags: Amazon.com · food · gifts

Labor Day Weekend Symbolic End of Summer

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The Labor Day holiday originated in 1882.  The Central Labor Union in New York City wanted to create a day off for working citizens.  It was made into a federal holiday in 1894 by Congress and is celebrated in all fifty states.  Most Americans view Labor Day weekend as the last weekend of summer.  Up [...]

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Tags: food · summer · tomatoes · vegetable garden

Sleep Deprivation of a 3rd Shifter

August 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

By:  Lettuce Wrap  Sleep deprivation is not a good thing.  What is really bad is when you are so tired that it hurts to keep your eyes open, but when you lie down, sleep doesn’t come.  Sad but true, that is what usually happens my first night off work when I try to get back [...]

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Tags: health

Why Identity Theft is So Frightening

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

by:  Lettuce Wrap  We would all agree that a big hairy monster in your house would be a bit unnerving, but you do know what you are dealing with.  That is why identity theft is so frightening.  Many people don’t know they’ve been victimized until their credit report is so damaged that they’re rejected for [...]

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Shed Your Skin! Exfoliation Guidelines

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

by:  Lettuce Wrap  information found:  http://www.hairpedia.com/beauty-tips-secrets/skin-care-2.php A major key to having younger looking skin is weekly exfoliation.  With so many exfoliants on the market, how do you know what’s right for your skin? There are 2 classes of exfoliants:  Mechanical and Chemical.  Mechanical is when there are scrubby particles (usually synthetic beads or ground nuts/pits [...]

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Tags: Artistry Spa Collection · antioxidants

Radiation Exposure…did you know?

August 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

by:  Lettuce Wrap Radiation Doses From Things Around Us Did you know… Foods that are rich in potassium like fruits, beans, lentils, vegetables, and some whole grains expose us to radiation as potassium decays? Less than 1/4 of one percent of the potassium in foods we eat is radioactive.  The food we eat exposes us [...]

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HPA to Study MRI

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

by:  Lettuce Wrap  The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that its Board has approved – in principle – the need for an epidemiological study of possible adverse health effects from high staticfield Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. The announcement follows a report to the Board from the Agency’s independent Advisory Croup on Non-ionizing Radiation [...]

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PET Technique Enhances Cancer Monitoring

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

by:  Lettuce Wrap  A new positron emission tomography technique could provide early detection of prostate cancer spread to nearby lymph nodes, allowing opportunities to treat the cancer before it spreads to distant organs.  Prostate cancer spread to the pelvic lymph nodes is an important prognostic indicator, suggesting disease recurrence and progression.  Detecting spread to the [...]

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