Thursday, September 30, 2010
Stay in contact. When you’re having a lousy day, it’s tempting to retreat into isolation. Studies show, though, that contact with other people boosts mood. So try to see or talk to people, especially people you’re close to.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Raid the Fridge to Polish Brass
Shine brass using a dab of Worcestershire sauce or ketchup. Squeeze the condiment onto a cloth, rub the item, then rinse with water and dry with a towel.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
You skip breakfast to save calories.
Ignoring breakfast isn't going to save big calories. Trust us. You'll become so ravenous, you'll likely gobble down whatever you can get your hands on at the following meal. The reasons: Physically, your blood sugar plummets, making you feel famished; emotionally, you may feel entitled to consume more. Plus, when you deprive yourself of food, your body thinks there isn't a source of nourishment readily available. As a result, your metabolism moves at a snail's pace. And we all know — the slower your metabolism, the harder it'll be to lose weight.
You do not need anyone’s permission to be your true self. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Monday, September 27, 2010
Remove Mud with a Spud
Slice a potato in half and gently rub the cut end on a muddy slipcover or comforter. Soak the fabric in cool water, then throw it in your next load of laundry.
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. Richard Bach
Sunday, September 26, 2010
WELL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS WE HAD SOMEBODY GO PERFECT FOR THE WEEK, BIFF WENT 18-0 AND NOW I THINK I AM GOING TO REFER TO HIM MAS MR. PERFECT. BIFF IS NOW TIED WITH THE CHIEF AT THE TOP OF THE STANDINGS AT 58-17 JUST ONE GAME AHEAD OF ME & JULIANNE AND THERE 3 MORE PARTICIPANTS JUST TO 2 GAMES BACK. VINCE WHO WAS LATE GETTING HIS ENTRY IN THIS PAST WEEK HAD A ROUGH WEEK AND DROPPED ALL THE WAY TO 14TH PLACE BUT SCOTTIE CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE AN IS NOW 20 GAMES BACK. THE SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK LOOKS PRETTY TOUGH SO I THINK WE MAY MAY ELIMINATE SOME MORE PRETENDERS FROM THE CONTENDERS.
STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 4
1. CHIEF 58-17 -
2. BIFF 58-17 -
3. MICKEY 57-18 -1
4. JULIANNE 57-18 -1
5. BOBBY 56-19 -2
6. KEITH 56-19 -2
7. LES 56-19 -2
8. PHILLIPS 53-22 -5
9. SCOTT 52-23 -6
10. JOHN 52-23 -6
11. ANDREW 52-23 -6
12. MURPH 51-24 -7
13. GEORGE 50-25 -8
14. VINCE 49-26 -9
15. LEE 47-28 -11
16. DUSTY 47-28 -11
17. JOY 45-30 -13
18. SCOTTIE 38-37 -20
WEEK 5 GAMES
TEXAS A&M AT OKLAHOMA STATE
MIAMI AT CLEMSON
FLORIDA STATE AT VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA TECH AT N.C. STATE
EAST CAROLINA AT NORTH CAROLINA
DUKE AT MARYLAND
GEORGIA TECH AT WAKE FOREST
NOTRE DAME AT BOSTON COLLEGE
FLORIDA AT ALABAMA
GEORGIA AT COLORADO
VANDERBILT AT UCONN
TEXAS VS OKLAHOMA
WISCONSIN AT MICHIGAN STATE
PENN STATE AT IOWA
STANFORD AT OREGON
NAVY AT AIR FORCE
TEMPLE AT ARMY
DELAWARE AT JAMES MADISON
To keep bacteria from taking up permanent residence in your kitchen sponges, rinse them with water at the end of each day, squeeze, then put in the microwave for three minutes. Let cool before touching. Do the same with your cutting boards, if they are microwaveable.
You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. -Gene Mauch
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Well today is part time blogger Melanie Carsley's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE and maybe Lee will tell us how old you really are. The Colonial Heights Colonials lost to Armstrong last night 20-14, the Colonials just had to many turnovers to win the game last night in a game which the outcome came down to the final series of the game. Next week the Colonials will be at home against a very powerful Dinwiddie team. Down in Georgia last night Crawford County lost a tough one to Jeff Davis 21-13, I talked to Scott at the half and the score was 7-7. I am heading up to Charlottesville today to watch the Virginia vs VMI game with Keith & Andrew, todays game is not on TV but can be found on the internet on ESPN3. Jimmie Johnson captured the pole for this weeks race at Dover, lets hope he doesn't win it. MICKEY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
ARMSTRONG 20 COLONIAL HEIGHTS 14
JEFF DAVIS 21 CRAWFORD COUNTY 13
RIVERSIDE 32 MANTEO 12
L.C. BIRD 29 THOMAS DALE 3
MEADOWBROOK 28 NORVIEW 12
PRINCE GEORGE 9 JOHN MARSHALL 8
HOPEWELL 29 BRUNSWICK 26
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
Friday, September 24, 2010
For some reason this week seems to have dragged out a bit bun none the less its Friday which means some high school football action. The Colonial Heights Colonials look to improve to 3-0 tonight when they play host to the undefeated Armstrong Wildcats at 7:30pm. Fellow blogger Al will be there taking some photos so checkout his Facebook page tomorrow to see some of the action and I will post them on Fotki Sunday as well. Down in Georgia tonight Crawford County will be at home against Jeff Davis looking to pick up a W, while at the beach Manteo travels Riverside. Also here locally Thomas Dale has a very tough game tonight with L.C. Bird at home. This weeks Nascar race is at Dover where anything can happen since it is a self cleaning track. Well it looks like starting on Sunday will have a shot at some rain for several days, it doesn't look like we will get that much but anything is better than nothing at this point. MICKEY
Use Disinfecting Wipes
Grab a few disinfecting wipes to give faucets, sinks, tubs, toilet seats—you name it—an easy daily touch-up.
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it -Stevie Wonder
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Soften up Grease
Get baked-on foods off pots and pans with a dryer sheet. Just place one in a pot, fill with water and let sit overnight, then sponge off the next morning. The antistatic agent weakens the bond between the stuck-on food and the surface of the pan, while the fabric softener works its loosening magic.
Life has no rehearsals, only performances. -Unknown
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Cincinnati Reds magic # is down to 6 games after the Reds beat Milwaukee 5-2 and the Cardinals lost to Florida 4-0. The news wasn't as good for the Atlanta Braves last night as th Phillies beat the Braves 3-1, the Braves need straighten out there offensive woes soon or they are not going to me the playoffs. My day yesterday didn't get off to a good start when I found put at work one of our very good customers died of a heart attack Saturday morning, he had just been by out place at 3:30 pm on Friday afternoon and nothing seemed wrong with him. Also it feels like fall may have started a few early this year, it is a very cool 54 degrees here in the Heights this morning. MICKEY
High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is worse for you than sugar.
The Truth: The idea that high-fructose corn syrup is any more harmful to your health than sugar is “one of those urban myths that sounds right but is basically wrong,” according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group. The composition of high-fructose corn syrup is almost identical to table sugar or sucrose (55 percent fructose, 45 percent glucose and 50:50, respectively). Calorie-wise, HFCS is a dead ringer for sucrose. Studies show that HFCS and sucrose have very similar effects on blood levels of insulin, glucose, triglycerides and satiety hormones. In short, it seems to be no worse—but also no better—than sucrose, or table sugar. This controversy, say researchers, is distracting us from the more important issue: we’re eating too much of all sorts of sugars, from HFCS and sucrose to honey and molasses. The American Heart Association recently recommended that women consume no more than 100 calories a day in added sugars [6 teaspoons]; men, 150 calories [9 teaspoons].
Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance. -Samuel Johnson
Monday, September 20, 2010
Microwaving zaps nutrients
The Truth: This is misguided thinking, says Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., R.D., professor of nutrition at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Whether you’re using a microwave, a charcoal grill or a solar-heated stove, “it’s the heat and the amount of time you’re cooking that affect nutrient losses, not the cooking method,” she says. “The longer and hotter you cook a food, the more you’ll lose certain heat- and water-sensitive nutrients, especially vitamin C and thiamin [a B vitamin].” Because microwave cooking often cooks foods more quickly, it can actually help to minimize nutrient losses.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.” ~ David Viscott
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Take a nap. To indulge in a siesta after lunch is the most wonderful luxury: It softens tempers and guards against grumpiness. Yet our culture has decided that naps are for wimps. A nap is acceptable only if it is called a “power nap”―a short doze that is supposed to return you to the office with more energy to kick some ass. But you should nap, not for the profit of a corporation but for your own health. Research has shown that a daily snooze can reduce the risk of heart attack. And just knowing you’re going to sleep after lunch seems to make the morning less stressful. If curling up in your office isn’t an option, go somewhere quiet, like a church or a park bench, and close your eyes for even just five minutes.
True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals. ~ C.S. Lewis
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Colonial Heights Colonials football team improved 2-0 on the season last night with a 20-14 win over Park View South Hill. The Colonials jumped out to 7-0 lead before falling behind 14-7 before rallying for a 21-14 win over the Green Dragons. The Colonials will be back at home next week against 2-0 Armstrong. Down in Georgia last night Pike County beat Crawford County 33-14 and at the beach Manteo beat Atlantic Shores 16-12. There are some big college football games set for today with East Carolina looking to stay undefeated when it travels to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech, the Pirates are 2-0 and out 20 1/2 point underdogs in todays game which is hard for me to believe. Brad Keselowski is on the pole for tomorrows race at New Hampshire, Keselowski edged out Clint Boyer for the top spot. Well I think I might to a little Christmas shopping today, I am bit behind so far this year. MICKEY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
COLONIAL HEIGHTS 20 PARK VIEW 14
PIKE COUNTY 33 CRAWFORD COUNTY 14
VARINA 40 THOMAS DALE 19
MANCHESTER 24 MATOACA 13
HERMITAGE 14 MEADOWBROOK 3
PRINCE GEORGE 35 THOMAS JEFFERSON 14
DINWIDDIE 35 GREENVILLE 6
LEE-DAVIS 31 HOPEWELL 14
MANTEO 16 ATLANTIC SHORES 12
You don't get enough sleep.
According to a study from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University, the less you snooze, the less leptin (a powerful hormone) your body is likely to produce. What's that got to do with shedding pounds? Leptin helps promote weight loss in two ways: It discourages you from eating (by sending the message Hey, stop munching — you're full! to your stomach), and it rouses you to expend energy. More evidence that sleep deprivation interferes with dropping pounds: The hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, is higher in people who don't get enough zzz's. (If you don't sleep soundly one night, try to squeeze in a nap the following day — the hormones are affected by how much shut-eye you get in a 24-hour period.)
Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin
Friday, September 17, 2010
After having a week off the Colonial Heights Colonials football team return to action tonight at home at 7:30pm against Park View-South Hill. The Colonials enter the game at 1-0 while Park View is 0-1. Down in Georgia tonight Crawford County has its first home game of the season against Pike County and at the beach First Flight is off while Manteo will be at home against Atlantic Shores. The first race in the chase for the Sprint Cup is this weekend at New Hampshire, I think if I was a betting man I would put my money on Jimmie Johnson again. My ear feels like it is still getting better but I would say its only at about 60% right now but thats allot better than it was three days ago thats for sure. I want to thank everybody for the birthday wishes and I to say I don't feel a day over 44. MICKEY
You want to eat what everyone else is eating
Just because your friend can down a burger and fries for lunch and stay thin doesn't mean you can. Fair or not, some people are simply born with a faster metabolism than others, says John M. O'Brien, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. Genetics and certain medical conditions affect metabolism, as well as the amount of exercise you do. Learn what keeps you at a healthy weight and stick to that. Enjoy the food and the company, and you may find your portion is actually enough.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Lie in a field. Doing nothing is profoundly healing―to yourself and to the planet. It is precisely our restless activity that has caused the environmental crisis. So do some good by taking a break from “doing” and go and lie on your back in a field. Listen to the birds and smell the grass.
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project. Denis Waitley
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Go bumbling. Bumbling is a nice word that means “wandering around without purpose.” It was indulged in by the poets of 19th-century Paris. They called themselves flâneurs and were said to have taken tortoises around on leads, which gives you an idea of the tempo of their rambles. Children are good bumblers. Try making a deliberate effort to slow down your walking pace. You’ll find yourself coming alive, and you’ll enjoy simply soaking in the day.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. -Unknown
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Banish the guilt. We are all told that we should be terribly busy, so we can’t laze around without that nagging feeling that we need to be getting stuff done. I rejected my guilt upon learning that Europeans in the Middle Ages felt no shame for lolling about. Their favorite philosopher, Aristotle, had praised the contemplative life, and the monks spent a lot of time just praying and chanting. Guilt for doing nothing is artificially imposed on us by a Calvinistic and Puritanical culture that wants us to work hard. When you understand that it hasn’t always been this way, it becomes easier to shake it off.
“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” ~ Joseph Joubert
Monday, September 13, 2010
Happy Birthday Julianne, I know that she is not a fellow blogger but I understand that she checks out Mickey's Place from time to time at Longwood. I am having all kinds of computer issues here at the house so I cant post a photo at the present time. Also the Packers and Redskins both won there NFL openers yesterday. MICKEY
Sunday, September 12, 2010
STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 2
1. MICKEY 30-8 -
2. KEITH 30-8 -
3. BOBBY 30-8 -
4. CHIEF 29-9 -1
5. VINCE 27-11 -3
6. BIFF 27-11 -3
7. PHILLIPS 27-11 -3
8. SCOTT 26-12 -4
9. JULIANNE 26-12 -4
10. LES 26-12 -4
11. GEORGE 25-13 -5
12. MURPH 25-13 -5
13. ANDREW 25-13 -5
14. JOHN 25-13 -5
15. DUSTY 23-15 -7
16. JOY 23-15 -7
17. LEE 21-17 -9
18. SCOTTIE 21-17 -9
WEEK 3 GAMES
CINCINNATI AT N.C. STATE
GEORGIA TECH AT NORTH CAROLINA
MARYLAND AT WEST VIRGINIA
EAST CAROLINA AT VIRGINIA TECH
BYU AT FLORIDA STATE
CLEMSON AT AUBURN
ARKANSAS AT GEORGIA
UCONN AT TEMPLE
AIR FORCE AT OKLAHOMA
TULSA AT OKLAHOMA STATE
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN STATE
TEXAS AT TEXAS TECH
WAKE FOREST AT STANFORD
IOWA AT ARIZONA
ELON AT RICHMOND
KANSAS AT SOUTHERN MISS
IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE
SAN DIEGO STATE AT MISSOURI
NORTHWESTERN AT RICE
The Virginia Cavaliers football team lost last night 17-14 to USC in Los Angeles. The Cavs had there chances early in this game to put some points on the board but missed a field and an interception as well. The Virginia defense played pretty well all night and it was pretty sloppy game played by both teams and there were plenty of penalties to go around as well. I have to say the Cavs played better than most people thought they would, the Cavs just need a few more play makers on offense. The JMU Dukes pulled a major upset yesterday in Blacksburg knocking off Virginia Tech 21-16, the Tech offense just had to many turnovers to win the game. Next week the play a very good East Carolina team which will cause them some major problems defensively, the problem for ECU is there defense is very good either. Today in the NFL the Packers will travel to Philadelphia and the Redskins will be at home against there arch rival Dallas Cowboys tonight, I am sure I wont see the end of this game tonight because I am going to have to go to bed early after staying up so late last night. Denny Hamlin won last nights race at RIR and with the win will be the #1 seed in the chase which begins next week. The Cincinnati Reds lead is back up to 7 games in the NL Central after last nights win. My ear hasn't got any better if anything it has gotten worst. I will have the updated standing in our football contest a little later this morning, I think I may have dropped out of first place after yesterdays games. MICKEY
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. -Theodore N. Vail
Saturday, September 11, 2010
It is hard to believe that it was 9 years ago today that America came under attack on 9-11-2001, WE MUST NEVER FORGET. Well I am not going to any college football games today, instead I am going to sit in front of the TV and watch all the big matchups today. I am going to try to stay up and watch the Virginia game tonight but since it doesn't start until 10:30pm I don't know if I will be up to see the end. In high school football action last night Crawford County fell to Putnam County 34-12 and at the beach First Flight improved to 4-0 with a 56-20 win over Currituck. Kevin Harvick won last nights Nationwide race at RIR, Carl Edwards won the pole for tonights Sprint Cup race. I have been having trouble adding color to the text the last couple of days so if you notice that all the text is black thats why. Also I have water in my right ear and I don't really know how it got in there but is bothering me. MICKEY
Our skin is our first line of defense in fighting bacteria and viruses. Fortify skin by eating beta-carotene rich foods, like sweet potatoes and carrots, which our bodies convert into vitamin A, a key component in restoring skin’s connective tissue.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles
Friday, September 10, 2010
Cooling slices of watermelon at cookout will do more than hydrate thirsty guests. Watermelon has the antioxidant glutathione, which can help strengthen the immune system and fight infection.
There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Yogurt is a stealth nutritional powerhouse. It’s one of the five foods you should eat every day, and its probiotics help keep your intestinal tract and gut clear of disease-causing germs. In a Swedish study of factory employees, the ones who drank a daily supplement of Lactobacillus reuteri--a white blood cell stimulating probiotic--took 33% fewer sick days than those given a placebo. Eat a bowl topped with blueberries and we’re talking about a 1-2 immunity punch.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. -H. G. Wells
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Well the Cincinnati Reds free fall continued last night falling to the Colorado Rockies 4-3, however the Reds did get some good news last night when the Brewers beat the Cardinals. The Braves were not as lucky last night falling to the Pirates for the 2nd straight game and with the Phillies win are no longer in 1st place, its hard to believe that the Braves have lost to the Pirates 2 games in a row. After todays temperature in the mid 90's it is going to be in the mid 80's the rest of the week, fall is in the air. MICKEY
To save a scorched pan, sprinkle the burned bottom with baking soda, then add flour to five tablespoons salt, plus enough water to cover, and let stand overnight. Scrape charred remains with a rubber spatula.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. -Carl Bard
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
DID YOU KNOW
Rubbing alcohol will remove spots from stainless steel. Pour a little of the liquid on a cotton ball and wipe over problem areas.
“If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours.” Proverb
Monday, September 06, 2010
Does gum stay in your stomach for seven years
The truth is: Your Little Leaguer’s wad of Big League Chew won’t (literally) stick around until high school graduation. “As with most nonfood objects that kids swallow, fluids carry gum through the intestinal tract, and within days it passes,” says David Pollack, a senior physician in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network. And even though gum isn’t easily broken down in the digestive system, it probably won’t cause a stomachache, either.
Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. William Stafford
Sunday, September 05, 2010
1. MICKEY 18-1
2. SCOTT 16-3 2
4. KEITH 15-4 3
5. BOBBY 15-4 3
6. VINCE 15-4 3
7. BIFF 14-5 4
9. GEORGE 14-5 4
WEEK 2 GAMES
AUBURN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT TEMPLE
UTEP AT HOUSTON
GEORGIA AT SOUTH CAROLINA
DUKE AT WAKE FOREST
GEORGIA TECH AT KANSAS
MIAMI AT OHIO STATE
N.C. STATE AT CENTRAL FLORIDA
VIRGINIA AT USC
FLORIDA STATE AT OKLAHOMA
PENN STATE AT ALABAMA
OREGON AT TENNESSEE
JAMES MADISON AT VIRGINIA TECH
MEMPHIS AT EAST CAROLINA
COLORADO AT CALIFORNIA
MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME
BYU AT AIR FORCE
STANFORD AT UCLA
HAWAII AT ARMY
Strawberries & blueberries?
Of course, both are great for you, so try to eat lots of these two fruits. But when you compare the nutrients in an equal amount of each, blueberries have a slight edge. Blueberries are particularly rich in fiber – four times that of strawberries – as well as containing more natural sugars, much more vitamin E and some unique micronutrients that are good for memory.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. -Michael Altshuler
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Well today is fellow blogger Louise Frenier's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Louise and I may know old she is but I am not telling. The Colonial Heights Colonials football team opened up there 2010 season with a 43-28 win over Thomas Jefferson, two of our baseball players Mack Krupp & Derek Mears both had very god games for the Colonials in the win. Down in Georgia it was a tough night for the Crawford County Eagles, the Eagles fell to Lee County 56-13. Well I will be heading up to Charlottesville tonight to see the Virginia Cavaliers face the Richmond Spiders and the coaching debut of Mike London as the new Cavs head coach, I think it is going to be a good night for the Cavs. Well does look like the OBX escaped any major damage from Hurricane Earl, sure there was some beach erosion, a few down and a few power outages as well but that was a whole better than it could have been thats for sure. In case anybody wants to know Wal-Mart has all Pepsi products on sale $4.50 a case which is very cheap, I really didn't need another case but I couldn't pass that deal up. MICKEY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
COLONIAL HEIGHTS 43 THOMAS JEFFERSON 28
DINWIDDIE 30 POQUOSON 10
LEE COUNTY 56 CRAWFORD COUNTY 13
If You Go Out With Wet Hair, You’ll Catch a Cold.
The truth is: You will feel cold but will be just fine healthwise, says Jim Sears, a board-certified pediatrician in San Clemente, California, and a cohost of the daytime-TV show The Doctors. He cites a study done at the Common Cold Research Unit, in Salisbury, England, in which a group of volunteers was inoculated with a cold virus up their noses. Half the group stayed in a warm room while the rest took a bath and stood dripping wet in a hallway for half an hour, then got dressed but wore wet socks for a few more hours. The wet group didn’t catch any more colds than the dry. Sears’s conclusion: “Feeling cold doesn’t affect your immune system.”
By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. -Edwin Elliot
Friday, September 03, 2010
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
PETERSBURG 19 MAURY 6
C.D. HYLTON 34 MATOACA 13
You Shouldn’t Cut Off the Bread’s Crust. It’s Full of Vitamins.
The truth is: In a 2002 German study, researchers found that the baking process produces a novel type of cancer-fighting antioxidant in bread that is eight times more abundant in the crust than in the crumb. That said, it’s more important to serve whole-wheat bread, with or without the crust, because it’s all around higher in nutrients, such as fiber, says New York City nutritionist Keri Glassman, author of The O2 Diet ($25, amazon.com). Make sure the ingredients list “100% whole-wheat flour.” Breads simply labeled “wheat” are usually made with a mixture of enriched white flour and whole-wheat flour and have less fiber.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. -David Brinkley
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Nature walks. Not only does research show that being outdoors lowers blood pressure and can zap your stress levels, but it just feels so dang good. The rhythms of the natural world are slower, and being around them taps us into the big picture of life.
Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. -Lord Chesterfield
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Kindness. Random acts make the world go 'round. Offering your seat to someone, holding the door, smiling––these are the things that separate us from the animals. And perhaps best of all, it feels as good to give as it does to get.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -Rodin