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Betcha Didn’t know… about this traffic ticket surprise.  Getting a ticket is bad enough, but if you pay a traffic ticket with a credit card you could be hit with a double whammy.  The reason is  credit card companies are starting to pay close attention to what you spend your money on.  If they see traffic tickets among your charges they may decide you are a risk and hike your interest rate.  To be safe, pay traffic tickets with a check. … http://www.mime-werkhand.com/index.php/research-paper-on-the-metamorphosis/

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Betcha Didn’t know… this easy way to make your morning less hectic.  Create a forget-me-not space.  Studies show that when an item has a designated storage spot, you’re 75% less likely to misplace it.  So choose an area near the front door to leave backpacks, keys, homework and sunglasses, says lifestyle expert, Kathy Peel.  To keep things neat, put out a basket for small items. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – These Clever Ways to Care for Your Car

Betcha didn’t know… These clever ways to care for your car. To polish up those dull hubcaps, rub a ball of aluminum foil on your chrome hubcaps to give then a shiny polish.  If you have rust, just dip the foil in cola and rub out the rust spots. To clean bugs off your windshield, just sprinkle baking soda onto a damp cloth and wipe down the glass.  The abrasive baking soda clears away the bugs without damaging the glass. To turn a stale smelling car into a fresh smelling ride, just slip a few fresh unused dryer sheets under the seats. To give your wipers a longer life,once a month just lift the wipers off the windshield and wipe them down with a cloth dipped in soapy water.  This will remove the dirt build-up … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know…this surprising way to lower your blood pressure

Betcha didn’t know… this surprising way to lower your blood pressure.   Try snuggling up to someone you love.  It seems that as little as five minutes of cuddling – even with a pet – can drop your blood pressure by up to 30%.  “Hugging reduces stress and anxiety, so you cope more easily with the ups and downs of life, all things that help keep blood pressure safely low,” says cardiologist Harvey S. Hecht, M.D. of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York  City. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – These Smart Fast Food Choices for Salad

Betcha didn’t know… these smart fast food choices for salads. McDonald’s Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Newman’s Own Low-fat Italian Dressing, 280 calories, 8 g. fat, and 30 g. protein. Price: $5.11. Wendy’s Mandarin Chicken Salad (without amonds or crispy noodles) 350 calories, 12 g. fat, and 25 g. protein. Price: $5.78 Taco Bell Fiesta Taco Salad (Fresco style) 270 calories, 11 g. fat, 18 g. protein. Price: $4.99. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – These Smart Fast food Choices for Burgers

Betcha didn’t know… these smarter fast food choices if you’re craving a burger. Wendy’s Jr. Hamburger, 230 calories, 6 g. fat, and 13 g. protein. Price: 97 cents McDonald’s Hamburger, 250 calories, 9 g. fat, and 12 g. protein. Price: 96 cents Burger King Whopper Jr., 290 calories, 12 g. fat, and 16 g. protein. Price: $1 … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – These Smart Fast Food Choices

Betcha didn’t know… these healthier fast food choices.  If you’re craving a sandwich… Subway 6-inch Turkey and Black Forrest Ham Sandwich with double meat (with lite mayo and vinegar), 360 calories, 6 g. fat and 30 g. protein.  Price: $5. KFC’s Honey BBQ Sandwich, 310 calories, 4 g. fat and 23 g. protein.  Price: $1.99 Wendy’s Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich, 320 calories, 7 g. fat and 28 g. protein.  Price: $4.29. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know…the non-messy way to pack a cupcake for lunch!

Betcha didn’t know… this no mess trick for packing a cupcake in the kids lunch (or yours).  Just cut a frosted cupcake in half horizontally, flip the top half upside down and press into the bottom.  This icing in the middle trick makes the cupcake simple to wrap and less messy to eat! … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – when NOT to brush your teeth!

Betcha didn’t know… when NOT to brush your teeth.  According to the America Dental Association, it’s best no to brush your teeth immediately after drinking an acidic beverage such as soda or orange juice.  Combining the abrasive action of brushing with the acid in the beverage can wear away tooth enamel. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – this quick fix for morning grogginess.

Betcha didn’t know… that instead of reaching for a morning cup of coffee, you can jump start your morning with a cup of white tea.  Each cup contains 50 mg of L-theanine, a natural stimulant that activates your mind without the caffeine jolt of java.   L-thenine stimulates brain waves, which cause a highly aware yet calm state of mind, according to Jacob Teitlebaum, M.D., author of From Fatigued to Fantastic. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – what “h2cus” means.

Betcha didn’t know… these popular chat lingo phrases.  Got a text from your kid with a jumble of letters and numbers that looks like gibberish?  Well it’s probably chat lingo – abbreviations that make it faster and easier to text. Here’s some popular text lingo phrases and their translations: afaik: as far as I know 2nt: tonight fya: for your amusement iirc: if I remember right h/w: homework prt: party cul8r: see you later pcm: please call me h2cus: hope to see you soon rolf: rolling on the floor laughing … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know…This Kitchen Gunk Removal Tip

Betcha didn’t know… this quick and easy way to remove built up kitchen gunk from your stove.  Just pour some cooking oil on a paper towel and wipe off the gunk.  Then just remove residue with some warm soapy water and a sponge. Enjoy your Coffee Break! … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know…How to Relieve Back Pain Tip #5

Betcha didn’t know… the benefits to your back of losing just 10 pounds.  Studies show that losing 10 pounds cuts your risk of back pain in half, plus it helps you heal 50% faster if you’re already hurting.  One way to drop pounds – eat a bowl of soup before meals.  According to Penn State studies, “Soup fills you up and shuts off hunger pangs, yet it has very few calories per cup compared to solid foods.” … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know…How to Relieve Back Pain Tip #4

Betcha didn’t know… you could relieve back pain by eating circulation-boosting grapes.  “Your back’s shock-absorbing disks depend on nearby blood vessels to bring healing nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is a great way to speed healing of damaged tissue,” says Dr. Sinel.  And a recent study published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology suggests just eating a heaping cup of grapes daily can relax blood vessels, significantly increasing blood flow to damages back tissue. Another proven circulation booster – avoid cigarette smoke which tightens arteries. … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t know…How to Relieve Back Pain Tip #2

Betcha didn’t know… that standing up often helps to ease the pressure on your back.  Standing up often, even if it’s just for a moment, reduces your risk of back pain by as much as 67%, according to research done at the University of Pennsylvania.  By contrast, sitting for long periods of time at your desk or even in your favorite chair puts 40% more pressure on your spine, which can eventually compress nerves and result in pain.  If you have a hard time remembering to get up, just set your cell phone alarm or times to go off once every hour as a reminder. … Read entire article »

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