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The full Barrel Roll. – This was actually witnessed by two humans and took place in Stanwood, Washington.
 OK son, now it is your turn. With the sun going down it was imperative that the bald eagle’s family get backto their nest. With the proud bald eagle mother looking on, the father bald eagle flew from a high tree branch and did a honest to goodness full barrel roll. It must have been the ‘all clear’ signal for their juvenile bald eagle to fly. Immediately, the juvenile bald eagle flew out of the high fir tree and also performed an almost full barrel roll. Obviously, the mother was as proud as they would safely be back in their nest before dark.

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Nothing worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

Desserts & Treats 
Read these recipes and your mouth will water,

Prepare them and you will enjoy a gastronomical experience More..


Short Cake Berries
1 pint strawberries, cut in half
1 pint blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/3 cups biscuit baking mix
3 tbs. sugar
3/4 cup half and half
Vanilla ice cream, slightly softened.
Mix strawberries, blueberries and 1/4 cup of sugar; cover and refrigerate.
Stir baking mix, 3 tbs. sugar and 2/3 cup half-and-half, until a soft dough forms.
Gently smooth dough into a ball on a four covered rolling board. Knead 8-10 times. Roll dough about an inch thick. Cut with floured 4-inch star shaped cutter or sharp knife (about 8 servings); place on a ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining half-and-half. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes.
Split shortcakes. Mound ice cream on bottom halves. Spoon Half of the berry mix onto ice cream. Top with remaining shortcake halves and berry mixture. More...

House and Home

Precautionary Tip: Do you know where the main water shut off valve is at for your home or apartment?
      It could save you a lot of grief.


A well-equipped, beautifully dressed kitchen provides both a sense of well-being and a favorite place in the home.

The kitchen is the second most costly room, per square foot, in your home, after bathrooms, and is worth a significant investment, but there are ways to cut costs, bringing your purse and your dreams together with a plan that is agreeable to both!

Re-evaluate each cost estimate. Be sure there is nothing you have overlooked.

Consider what items you might be willing to negotiate compromise or eliminate.



  • Dishwashers - 24" wide (for installation in a cabinet, raising the height, allow 27")
  • Free-standing and drop-in ranges - 3 -" wide
  • Cook Tops - 30", 36" wide. (Some modular units available in 42" and 48" wide)
  • Wall Ovens - 27", 30", 36" wide. (typically)
  • Refrigerators - free-standing models, 30 - 36" wide. (Built-in models, up to 48" wide)
  • Trash Compactors - 15" and 18" wide (you need a 110V electrical outlet)
  • Microwave Ovens - come in various sizes
  • Your wall cabinets are 18" above your kitchen countertop.
  • Your kitchen upper wall cabinets are typically 30" in height
  • The height to the top of your kitchen counter is typically 36"
  • Lower kitchen cabinets come in widths ranging from 9" to 72".
  • When ordering custom cabinets, seriously consider having laminate installed on the shelving.
  • In new kitchen construction have your heating and A/C ducts installed in the kick base of cabinets. More......

Cut Flower Tip: Make greenery last longer, cut fresh greenery in the early morning or evening while it is moist and immediately submerge greenery in water after cutting. If you are not using greens (fresh picked or bought) immediately, smash the end of each branch with a hammer and return to water until needed: this keeps the veins open to absorb water.


Your Family Disaster Plan

  • Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Explain the dangers of fire, severe weather, and earthquakes to children. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team.
  • Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen. Explain what to do in each case.
  • Pick two places to meet:
    1. Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire.
    2. Outside your neighborhood in case you can't return home. Everyone must know the address and phone number.
  • Ask an out-of-state friend to be your "family contact." After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance. Other family members should call this person and tell them where they are. Everyone must know your contact's phone number.
  • Discuss what to do in an evacuation. Plan how to take care of your pets.

Family Checklist

  • Post emergency telephone numbers by phones (fire, police, ambulance, etc.).
  • Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1 or your local Emergency Medical Services number for emergency help.
  • Show each family member how and when to turn off the utilities (water, gas, and electricity) at the main switches.
  • Check if you have adequate insurance coverage. More.....

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When it comes to the roof of your home, the rule of thumb is to "walk on its surface as little as possible"

The use of a pressure washing on a shingle roof, "can ruin your roofing". Any pressure over 300 Psi can lift your roofing and thereby destroy it. More....


  • Use caution in the kitchen to avoid burns and cuts.
  • Maintain smoke alarms in key areas on every floor
  • Use no-slip mats and grab bars in tubs and in showers
  • Remove clutter form traffic areas
  • Secure loose rugs to the floor with carpet tape or non-skid padding
  • Place fire extinguishers in your kitchen and other key areas (including the garage)
  • Is your house numbers clearly visible from the street in case of emergency? if not, do so
  • Keep a first-aid kit handy for initial care when injuries occur
  • Do you have adequate lighting in your home, to include staircases?
  • Mount lights with sensors outdoors around the perimeter of your home, is discourages intruders, as well as provides you light when walking in or out
  • Keep a disaster kit with water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and other items for emergency situations. More.....

Shrines Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.


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 Pets offer a therapeutic and non-threatening strategy to reduce stress.

Heartworms are very real, "they can make your pets cough", and they can kill your pet.

Dogs and Cats are at an increased risk of contracting heartworm in the summer. Heartworms are passed by mosquitoes Every time a mosquito bites your dog or cat; it may pass tiny little worms into the blood of your pet. These tiny baby worms travel in your pet's bloodstream all the way to the heart. When the worms get to the pet’s heart, they settle in and grow into adult worms, and start having families of their own. Once the heart gets filled up with worms, it can no longer properly pump blood, when the restriction becomes large enough due to more worms in the pumping area, your pet will start feeling sick. many times, he will have a cough because when the heart can't pump blood the right way, liquids can get "backed-up" in the lungs. occasionally the heart gets to overwhelmed with the worms, that they will move into the lung, which will bring on coughing.

Should your pets heart get to crowded with heartworms, sadly, there is not much you can do. It is a must that pet owners begin a program prescribed by your vet early on to prevent heartworms from the start! It is something that is so easy to do, and it can save your pets life! All you have to do is give your pet heartworm medicine once a month. It is that easy. You just need to know about how much your pet weighs to get them heartworm medicine. If your pet is older than six months and has never had heartworm medicine, you should talk to your veterinarian about heartworm testing and what you should do.

Taking monthly heartworm medicine prevents most other kinds of worms that your pet can get. Consequently, this will keep your pet feeling good, and will keep them from carrying other kinds of worms that they can pass to people and other animals.

This is one of the best ways to show them how much you love them. More...........

Provide fresh water. Leave the water out so that your pet may drink whenever he or she likes. Do not use metal dishes outside for your dog or cat’s food in the winter. Their tongue could stick to the frozen metal. More....

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A Cat is sharing its home with you and whether cats are completely domesticated is questionable. A dog on the other hand is quite domesticated and thinks it is great to live with you, in your home (in particular, inside). Dog's smile with their tails, and occasionally they appear to actually smile, ask any dog owner, he/she thinks theirs does?

Tail Wagging

The Dog and Cat. When a dog wag's its tail, it's telling all, (the bigger the dog, the more danger to nearby items on the coffee table), that it is happy. A cat's tail has various meanings, as its tail is an extension of its feelings, as well as a warning of the cat’s intentions. Normally the higher the tail, the better the mood. A happy cat will hold its tail straight up, while in fear, it will tuck the tail between the legs, just like a dog does.

A broad swishing indicates annoyance, while twitches are a sign of curiosity and excitement, as when it is ready to pounce on prey. For example, the cat who decides it's had enough petting will signal by swishing the tail in impatience. If you continue, a bat with the paw generally follows. The batting is an act of aggression indicating your cat's agitation. More.....

Carry this poem with you in your purse or wallet, and read it when Life's events
seem overwhelming, it will  definitely help. Please share it with others. 

With eager heart and will on fire,
I fought to win my great desire.
"Peace shall be mine, " I said; but life
Grew bitter in the weary strife.

My soul was tired, and my pride
Was wounded deep: to Heaven I cried,
"God grant me peace or I must die,"
The dumb stars glittered no reply.

Broken at last, I bowed my head,
Forgetting all myself, and said,
"Whatever comes, His will be done,"
And in that moment peace was won.
                                                                        Henry Van Dyke

You won't believe how happy your pet will be.

Only provide treats for your pet that contain the best natural, human grade (safe for humans) ingredients. Avoid treat that have sugar, salt, chemicals, artificial preservatives or indigestible fillers.
Some Suggestions for your Cats treat:

Tuna Treats : Great tuna taste:  ingredients: Whole wheat flour, tuna, cornmeal & parsley
Salmon Treats
 : Cats love these salmon treats : ingredients: Whole wheat flour, salmon, parsley, eggs, water, sesame seeds & flax seeds
Catnip Krunchies : Just the right treat for the cats that like catnip:  ingredients: Whole wheat flour, wheat germ, milk powder, eggs, water, catnip, vegetable oil & molasses
Sardine Cookies
 : Has all the favorites that cats love: ingredients: Whole wheat flour, oat bran, beef liver, green beans, sardines, oatmeal, eggs & garlic
Liver & Parsley Snack
 : For the cats that love their meat: ingredients made with whole wheat flour, beef liver, liver broth, vegetable oil & parsley


Some Suggestions for your Dogs treats:

Bacon Bites : Dogs love the taste of bacon. ingredients: Whole wheat flour, wheat germ, milk powder, cornmeal, bacon, eggs & bacon fat.

Bowser Biscuits (tarter fighter): Filled with grit to help keep the tarter off their teeth: ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Cracked Wheat, Beef Broth, Wheat Germ, Milk Powder, Cornmeal, Honey, Canola Oil & Eggs.

Garden Veggie Biscuits: Great tasting vegetarian treat: ingredients: Whole wheat flour, veggie broth, spinach, carrots, garlic, eggs & canola oil.

Dog Trivia:

Just a few Facts!

A young dog has only 28 milk teeth

Dogs take between 10 and 30 breaths every minute

A dog's heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute

A dog's temperature is between 100.2 and 102.8 degrees Fahrenheit

Dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.

Female dog bites are twice as numerous as male dog bites

A dog’s sight is better than that of a human in dim light

  • Dogs do see color

Dogs have a visual range of 250 degrees compared to the human range of 180 degrees

A dog can hear sounds 250 yards away that most people cannot hear beyond 25 yards

Dogs have twice as many muscles for moving their ears as people. More..


Personal stickers!

Make your own personalized stickers! It is very easy - you can use your own photos, favorite clip-art, or make simply make up your own designs. Use any brand of sticker paper, such as Avery. There are numerous colors available, white, gold, silver, etc.  Making your own custom stickers is easy! Simply set up a page (the best method is to use a blank white sticker page for your set-up, of whatever designs you want for your stickers, print them out on your colored sticker paper, let the ink (ideally 20-30 minutes) dry, and then cut apart, or peel as needed.. You peel away the back cover and you can apply them to anything. It is very rare that the ink will run, of so, a possible solution is to spray it with a "Fixative spray". More....

Quick Tip: Put about one cup of table salt in a large grocery paper bag. Put your silk plant inside the paper bag, roll the top down a couple of times and then shake the bag. The salt will remove the dust from the leaves of the plants. Just shake (you might want to perform the removal of your plant or fern from the bag, outside) the plant a little as you take it out of the paper bag to make sure all the salt is off the silk plant. more.......

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Quick Tip
When traveling by air, and you cannot take scissors
with you, use your dental floss container to cut your thread. more....

Sewers Thimble Tip: If your thimble is a little too large for your finger,

remove the thimble, lick your finger and put the thimble back on...your thimble

will not fly off your finger again. Also, keep a small magnet handy, to pick up

fallen needles. Do not keep near sewing maching, if it is a computer type, it could ruin it.



Materials: Hemp & Seed Beads,

Take three pieces of hemp long enough too fit around you wrist, but leave a little room.

Braid about half of your wrist length. Then, while braiding, put beads on every other string you pick up. You should only need about 3-7 beads.

Once the beads are on, braid the rest of the way down and tie a knot.

Before tying the bracelet on your wrist, make a wish!

Tie the bracelet on your wrist. Do NOT take it off. When it falls off on its own, your wish will come true


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2022 Seasons – Dates and Times
VERNAL EQUINOX.....(SPRING) MAR 20 2022 1133 AM EDT - 1533 UTC
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX...(FALL) SEP 22 2022 904 PM EDT - 0104 UTC SEP 23


When boiling or steaming cauliflower, beets or other vegetables, add a teaspoon or two of white distilled vinegar to the water to help them keep their color. This will also improve their taste, and reduce gassy elements. This also works when cooking beans and bean dishes.
To add a zesty new taste to fresh fruits such as pears, cantaloupe, honeydew, or others, add a splash of rice or balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately to prevent the fruit from becoming mushy.
 from cracking when boiling add a tablespoon or two of white distilled vinegar to water. More.....

Cookware & Bakeware suited for your Cooking task:

Cooking is more than recipes, ingredients and the talent of the cook, the quality and type cookware plays a significant role. The overall success of a dish, including the speed and thoroughness with which it is cooked can depend to a great extent on the choice of cookware.

Aluminum, Cast Iron, Conclusions, Enamel, Copper, Stainless Steel. More......

A healthy challenge:

  • snacking on raw vegetables instead of potato chips
  • adding fruit to your cereal at breakfast
  • using the salad bar when you go out for lunch or to the grocery store
  • loading up on juice instead of a usual coffee, tea or soda.

The National Academy of Sciences suggest that the nutritional goodness of fruits and vegetables, with a diet that is low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and that contains plenty of whole-grain breads and cereals, may decrease the risk of heart disease and cancer.

A serving of fruit and vegetables:

  • 1 medium fruit or 1/2 cup of small or cut-up fruit
  • 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) of 100 percent juice
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup raw non-leafy or cooked vegetables
  • 1 cup raw leafy vegetables (such as lettuce)
  • 1/2 cup cooked beans or peas (such as lentils, pinto beans, and kidney beans)

Use only specified microwave safe cookware that are made of glass, china clay, tough plastic or ceramic. Do remember that using metal cookware, such as aluminum foil and metal-trimmed dishes can cause fires and also damage your microwave unit.

Overstuffing your freezer:

 When a freezer is too full, the air vent may become blocked, preventing the air from circulating properly and keeping everything chilled at the same temperature. On the other hand, if the freezer is almost empty, all the cold will escape as you open the door. Ideally a freezer should be 75% full.

Quick Tip: For less wilt and browning to your head of lettuce, cut out the heart (about 3" deep) and rinse out hole and entire head with water, shake, set down with the heart hole down, shake and  let it drain for a few minutes and wrap in a cloth dish towel, and put in refrigerator hydrator. You will be amazed at the continued freshness.

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Sources of Calcium Tip:
Calcium helps build strong bones and teeth. Milk and milk products

are great sources of calcium. If your child cannot digest milk or if you

choose not to serve milk products, there are other ways to make

certain your child gets enough calcium.:
Broccoli, mustard greens, kale, collard greens and Brussel sprouts

are vegetables rich in calcium.

Plain aluminum cookware is low-cost, light-weight, and thermally responsive – but aluminum is reactive. Foods cooked in aluminum can react with the metal to form aluminum salts associated with impaired visual motor coordination and Alzheimer’s disease; however there is no definite link proven. More than half of all cookware sold today is made of aluminum. More...

America's Story
A little history:
Thomas Alva Edison Invents the Phonograph

"Mary had a little lamb" were the first words that Edison recorded on the phonograph and he was amazed when he heard the machine play them back to him. In 1878, Edison established the Edison Speaking Phonograph Company to sell the new machine.

Edison suggested other uses for the phonograph, such as: letter writing and dictation, phonographic books for blind people, a family record (recording family members in their own voices), music boxes and toys, clocks that announce the time, and a connection with the telephone so communications could be recorded. How many of these uses have become a reality today?

He is also reponsible for the Incandenscent light bulb, film, movie camera and hundreds more.


-The Great Seal of the United States of America-

Established  in 1776

E. Pluribus Unum "from many, one"

The Latin motto Annuit Ceptis appears over the pyramid; it translates into “He [God] has favored our undertaking

The scroll underneath the pyramid reads Novus Ordo Seclorum, or “A new order of the ages,” which was meant to signify the dawn of the new America.  Much more....


The Speed of light is constant and supreme and nothing can overtake it.
(The only way out is to step into the next parallel dimension, of course, that's if we knew how too and if it is actually there?)


Atta (that's the person) person: You want your interviewer to say to themselves,
"This is the person to fill the position" more..

The Best U.S. National Universities

When choosing a vocation, consider choosing one that is tied to the infrastructure that's required to support new residents –this kind of work has to be delivered locally. These are jobs that won't go offshore.

Career Builder


How Careerbuilder can help, more...

Greet people with a Smile, it is free, it is disarming, and it is rewarding.

Quick Tip: Your Appearance & Dress at an interview signifies how you feel about yourself.
If one is careless in their appearance, your interviewer will most likely assume "that you will also be careless in your job performance".

Family & Living
QT Family

Wounded Warrior


Salt and Sugar Scrubs

Do you Have dry, cracked or scaly skin? Try use a salt scrub or a sugar scrub in the tub or shower to help exfoliate dead, dry skin leaving your skin silky smooth and refreshed. Simply rub a handful of salt or sugar scrub onto the problem area at the end of your bathing experience and rinse. The scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth with a healthy glow. Use the salt scrub for a more intense exfoliation and the sugar scrub for a gentler experience. Have fun experimenting with different flavors. More...

Find your family.     
Discover yourself.  

Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.

Family Search


Home Safety

  • Use caution in the kitchen to avoid burns and cuts.
  • Maintain smoke alarms in key areas on every floor
  • Use no-slip mats and grab bars in tubs and in showers
  • Remove clutter form traffic areas
  • Secure loose rugs to the floor with carpet tape or non-skid padding
  • Place fire extinguishers in your kitchen and other key areas (including the garage)
  • Is your house numbers clearly visible from the street in case of emergency? if not, do so
  • Keep a first-aid kit handy for initial care when injuries occur
  • Do you have adequate lighting in your home, to include staircases?
  • Mount lights with sensors outdoors around the perimeter of your home, is discourages intruders, as well as provides you light when walking in or out
  • Keep a disaster kit with water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and other items for emergency situation

Salt and Sugar Scrubs

Do you Have dry, cracked or scaly skin? Try use a salt scrub or a sugar scrub in the tub or shower to help exfoliate dead, dry skin leaving your skin silky smooth and refreshed. Simply rub a handful of salt or sugar scrub onto the problem area at the end of your bathing experience and rinse. The scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth with a healthy glow. Use the salt scrub for a more intense exfoliation and the sugar scrub for a gentler experience. Have fun experimenting with different flavors.






If the cruise control is on when your car begins to hydro-plane and 
your tires
 lose contact   
with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed 
you take off like an airplane

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Shop for a variety of insurance at Liberty Mutual and get a free quote. Bundle your coverage to get discounts on auto, home, life, renters, motorcycle, and more.

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Is your Proof of Insurance in your car?
Is your signed Vehicle Registration in your car?
Is your Driver’s License in your wallet or purse?
Do not carry your title to your vehicle. This should be kept in a secure location, at home.
If not, you will be issued a (ticket) citation.

Auto Parts

When you look under your hood, right behind the radiator, you will see a flat rubber drive belt that is used to turn multiple accessories on the front of an engine. It is called a "serpentine belt" because of the way it snakes around the various pulleys. More.....

Obey the Laws, Driving is not a right, it is a Privilege

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The Bags deployment and subsequent impact on the driver, is similar to that of a punch in the face.

Air bags were designed with adults in mind: They need to open at up to 200 miles per hour to protect an average-sized, 165-pound male from injury. While this force is appropriate for adults and bigger kids, it can be dangerous for smaller passengers, possibly resulting in head and neck injuries. Protect your child from air bag injury by following these rules:
All children 12 years old and younger should always ride in the back seat, and in the middle of the back seat whenever possible. All passengers must have their seat belts buckled. More......



They are convenient, they are time servers, they are wonderful in an emergency and they are a DEATHLY DISTRACTION, while driving. The number of accidents now due to Texting and Cell phone use while driving, is exponential in causing accidents. Hands free are an improvement, but it still a serious distraction to safe driving. But, at least your hands are free and you are not providing blind spots.

As to Test Messaging, which has now become a common practice, it is a disaster in the waiting
 There is 
"NO WAY" you can safely drive a vehicle and do Text Messaging!

Should you consider yourself a prudent user of your cell phone, while driving, ask yourself next time, what occurred in traffic while you were on the phone. Do you have any memory of the traffic and conditions? No, you don't! You cannot perform two functions adequately. You are using the same portion of our brain, when driving or talking on the phone. You are simply driving by instinct.  more......


      Alzheimer's (AD)
Over 5 million of the elderly in the United States have Alzheimer disease, while many others have minimal or mild cognitive impairment, which is usually a precursor to dementia. Alzheimer's affects all ethnic groups and races, affecting women more than men. Symptoms begin very slowly at the onset. Over time, those effected begin to have poor judgment in situations, the ability to think clearly and reason diminishes, concentrate, remember useful information, take care of themselves, and even speak.. It is also not uncommon for their behavior and personality to alter. More..

Benefits of regular EXERCISING

There is no way getting around it - exercising is one of the key ingredients of healthy aging and contributes to both physical and mental health. Aerobic and strength training impacts every cell of one's body, thus helping to reduce aging.

Aerobic Activity - perform moderate-intensity aerobic activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days a week, or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for 20 minutes- 3 days per week. Combinations of moderate and vigorous activity may be performed to meet these suggested guidelines.
Resistance Exercise - engage in a muscle strengthening activity as least twice a week on non-consecutive days. This exercise should involve the major muscle groups and resistance weight that allows 10-15 repetitions for each exercise with a moderate to high effort.
Flexibility - engage in exercises that increase flexibility on at least two days a week for 10 minutes.
Balance - Older adults who face a substantial risk from falls should perform exercises that maintain or improve balance, such as yoga or tai chi. Older adults with chronic conditions or low fitness levels should work with their healthcare provider to develop an exercise plan


Helps you maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism.
Reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity.
Keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible so it's easier to move about.
Reduces 'Some' of the effects of aging, contributing to your mental well-being and helps fight depression.
Helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Increases your energy and endurance.

 is an aerobic and weight-bearing (works against the force of gravity) exercise, so it is good for your heart and helps prevent osteoporosis. More....

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 l. You want to have your total number below 200
2. HDL or "Good Cholesterol", the higher the better. Men ideally 40 and above. For Women, 50 or above.
3. Your LDL "Bad Cholesterol" under 130 is the target for most people. But that can drop to less than 100, depending upon your overall risk for heart disease. The optimum number for triglycerides is below 150.

Total and LDL cholesterol ("Bad")
They deposit plaque on the walls of arteries and other blood vessels. Lowering it is vital to your health.

Eating garlic will not make a significant reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol. The results do not demonstrate, however, that the popular dietary supplement is not usefulness in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

HDL Cholesterol ("Good")
Acts as a waste remover, taking cholesterol from the blood and artery walls to the liver to be eliminated from the body Raising your HDL levels is equally important.

To lower your cholesterol if it is too high, you should limit saturated fat to less than 7 percent of total calories; limiting dietary cholesterol to less than 200 mg per day; and exercising at least 30 minutes a day at least five (5) days a week. This could include aerobic activities like a brisk walk, swimming or tennis. Before you begin a exercise regime, you should always check with your healthcare provider first.

Occasionally this will not bring down your LDL and at that point you will need a cholesterol-lowering drug.

One way to deal with bad cholesterol is to visit a registered dietitian; here you will get some sound advice about how to shape up your eating habits, according to a new national study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers. Almost half of those in this study reduced bad cholesterol at least 15 percent.

Not only are you likely to lower your cholesterol levels, you may be able to avoid having to take cholesterol medication, or having to increase your dose if you're already taking one. And most likely will lose weight in the process, which also helps your heart. More..

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Taking your blood pressure at home can helpl your doctor get a more accurate picture of your true blood pressure over time
Many people have "white coat hypertension." Their blood pressure foes up in the doctor's office because of nervousness.
If you take your blood pressure at home:

  • Have your doctor check your monitor for accuracy and show you how to properly use it.
  • Real and follow all instructions included with the monitor, such as where to place the cuff and where to put your are while taking the reading.
  • Take your blood pressure at certain times of the day for consistency.
  • Show your log of daily blood pressure readings to your doctor.
  • Make certain it fits. Thin adults and Children may need a smaller cuff. Adults with large arms may need a bigger cuff.

Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. A reading above 140/90 is high blood pressure and needs treatment.

Getting regular exercise; losing even a small amount of weight; eating less salt, fat, and cholesterol; limiting alcohol to no more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men; and reducing stress may help lower blood pressure. In some cases, prescription medications may be necessary.

Bananas and other foods high inpotassium but low in sodium can help you control blood pressure.
Most fruits and vegetables contain potassium. Exceptionally good sources are cantaloupe, *grapefruit juice, honeydew melon, nectarines, prunes and prune juice, raisins, beans, unsalted tomato juice, and baked or boiled otatoes with the skins. Avocados are another excellent source, but they are high in fat and calories.
(*Grapefruit juice can interffere with some prescription medications. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if this could be a problem.) more.....


Eye Protection

Because the eye is such an important and complex part of our body, we have many features which protect the eye. The eyebrows are the strips of hair above your eyes which prevent sweat from running into them. Eyelashes help keep the eye clean by collecting small dirt and dust particles floating through the air. The eyelashes also protect the eye from the sun's and other light's glare. The eyelids sweep dirt from the surface of the eye. The eyelid also protects the eye from injury. Tears are sterile drops of clean water which constantly bathe the front of the eye, keeping it clean and moist
. More....


If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Your iron might be too low because of heavy periods, pregnancy, ulcers, excessive bleeding, colon polyps, colon cancer, inherited disorders or a diet that does not have enough iron. You can also get anemia from not getting enough folic acid or vitamin B 12. Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer may also lead to anemia.

The body also has a remarkable ability to compensate for early anemia. If your anemia is mild or developed over a long period of time, you may not notice any symptoms More.....

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is autism spectrum disorder screening?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder of the brain that affects a person's behaviorcommunication, and social skills. The disorder usually shows up in the first two years of life. ASD is called a "spectrum" disorder because there is a wide range of symptoms. Autism symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some children with ASD may never be able to function without support from parents and caregivers. Others need less support and may eventually live independently.

  • Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people
  • Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
  • Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in school, work, and other areas of life

ASD screening is the first step in diagnosing the disorder. While there is no cure for ASD, early treatment can help reduce autism symptoms and improve quality of life.  More....


Travel Tip: When traveling, don’t wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and DO NOT carry excessive amounts of money.

Family : If you are strapped for money and cannot afford a vacation, simply get outside with your family, take a hike, go on a picnic, or visit the local mountains, the zoo, lake or the sea. You will be really surprised how fun it will be. These are cherished memories for your family, as a family.


QT Family togetherness Tip: A wonderful and very affordable family vacation is as near as the museum of natural history or at the observatory. Every member of the family will wonder at what there is to see, a visit that is one of life's real memories, as well as incredibly interesting.


"Parental awareness"- Overweight kids are exponentially
on the increase, and likely over 65% of them should change
their diet and start exercising, like immediately!  if you don't
grab control of your kits diet, I

QT: When you're exercising, you shouldn't wait for thirst to strike before you take a drink. By the time you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated. Try this: Drink at least 16 ounces of water, sports drinks, or juices two hours before you exercise. Then drink 8 ounces an hour before and another 4 to 8 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout. Finish with at least 16 ounces after you're done exercising.MORE.....

  • Cross-country skiing - 700 calories. /hr.
  • Jogging - 5 ½ mph - 740 calories. /hr.
  • Jogging - 7 mph - 920 calories. /hr.
  • Jumping rope - 750 calories. /hr.
  • Running in place - 650 calories. /hr.
  • Running - 10 mph - 1280 calories. /hr.
  • Tennis-singles - 400 calories. /hr.
  • Walking - 2 mph - 240 calories. /hr.
  • Walking - 3 mph - 320 calories. /hr.
  • Walking - 4½ mph - 440 calories. /hr.

Grapefruit Juice contains many compounds that can reduce hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and even the risk of cancer.
It turns out that grapefruit juice can directly or indirectly interact in important ways with a number of medications, including high blood pressure medications! This is especially important since grapefruit is consumed by 20% of Americans for breakfast- a time of the day when medications also are commonly taken.

QT: Skipping breakfast will leave you tired and craving foods by midmorning. To fill up healthfully and tastefully, try this sweet, fruity breakfast full of antioxidants. In a blender, process 1 cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt, 1 1/3 cup frozen strawberries (no added sugar), 1 peeled kiwi, and 1 peeled banana. Pulse until mixture is milkshake consistency. Makes one 2-cup serving; 348 calories and 1.5 fat grams.MORE.....


Balance exercise: Do some or all of these exercises every day for best results. For those with balance problems initially, have someone standing nearby to support you if you are concerned you might fall, especially for the ones where you’re closing your eyes, since this is the most challenging. Speak with your doctor before doing these exercises if you have a beyond normal balance problems.

- Stork: One of the simplest exercises to improve balance is to stand on one leg, keep your arms at your side with your shoulders relaxed, and try to balance for 30 seconds. Repeat one to two times with each leg every day. Over the next few weeks, try to work up to two minutes.

To make the stork more challenging, try swinging your arms like you're running. That will throw you slightly off balance and you will need to make corrections to maintain your balance. You can hold your water bottle or mini-weights in each hand for even more of a challenge.

Another way to make the stork more challenging is to fold a bath towel over several times so it's five to six layers thick. Now place it on the floor and stand in the center of it. It will be unstable because it's soft, but that's the idea because you want to really work hard to improve your balance and strengthen your muscles. And for the most challenge of all, try doing the stork with your eyes closed.

-Nose toucher: Stand with your right leg approximately 24 inches in front of your left, bend your knees slightly, and try to touch your nose with your finger. The more in line your feet with each other the more challenging this will be. Once you can do it well with either leg in front of the other, try this with your eyes closed.

-Heel raises: Hold on to a sturdy chair for balance and rise up on to your tippy toes. Repeat 10-15 times. You can progress to touching the chair with one finger for balance, then eventually no holding at all, and finally with your eyes closed.

-Marching: Hold on to a sturdy chair for balance, and lift your right knee up toward your chest, then lower to starting positions. The left knee can be bent slightly. Repeat 10-15 times with the right leg, and then do the left leg. You can progress to touching the chair with one finger for balance, then eventually no holding at all, and finally with your eyes closed. You can also try alternating the marching between left and right leg instead of one set with one leg. More.....

U.S. Civics
Amendments, Articles of Confideration, Congress, Senate, U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence more..

  Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it
wholeheartedly as though you were
doing it for the Lord and not merely
for people

Made in America
made in usa

Did you ever wonder where they got the names for:

jeans ( Genoa, Italy )

pants ( l5th century Patron Saint of Venice/St.Pantaleone )

leotard's ( French Trapese artist, Jules Leotard )

Kelvin - Lord Kelvin

Monkey-wrench - Mr. Chas. Moncke

Stillson-wrench - Mr. Stillson

Fahrenheit - Daniel G.

Celsius - Anders

“Made in the USA” claims can be “unqualified” or “qualified.” Unqualified means that “all or virtually all” significant parts and processing are of U.S. origin. The product may contain a small amount of foreign ingredients if they’re not significant—the knobs of a barbecue grill, for instance. Companies must be able to document any claim.
CR/Consumer Reports

Best Performing Antivirus

QT money

  The Five Factors of Credit Scoring


Payment History (has a 35% impact)

Outstanding Credit Balances (has a 30% impact)

Credit History (has a 15% impact)

Inquiries (has a 10% impact.

Each hard inquiry can cost you 2-50 points on a credit score) 

When you receive a telephone call pertaining to any questions about your personal information, be it a Bank, the IRS, Credit card company, including the Social Security administration, always inform them that you are in the midst of something, ask them for their telephone number so you may call them back in a few minutes. When you call back, you will know whether this is for real and not a Scam. A few minutes delay could very well protect your Identity and your Finances. If they balk, well; you know they were a scam.


You Possibly Can Avoid Foreclosure and Keep Your Home

General information
Facing money problems
Steps to take when you can't pay your mortgage
Common questions to save your home
Common questions for servicemembers


Really Big!
Consider that our Sun is merely one of 100 Billion plus stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and if that is not enough, there are about 140 billion of Galaxies out there.

Is the Astronomical Unit of measurement referred to for the solar system. The distance from
Earth to the Sun (93,000,000 miles) representing one AU unit, the end of our Milky way Galaxy being about fifty thousand AU's.


Our nearest Star (other than our Sun) is just a Short Hop

Should you wish to travel to our nearest star neighbor( Alpha Centauri) , which is 4.37 light years away ( beyond our Sun ), the journey will take you 300 years (a Light year is traveling at 186,280 miles per second, for one year) away, and you will be traveling at a speed of Ten (10) million miles per hour. Of course when you get within ten to twenty million miles from your destination, you will have already burned up.


At present the composition of our atmosphere is 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, and 1% other gases.
Earth's atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earth's gravity. More.....


Moving rocks in the Desert:
Could it be that those rocks in the desert that move (roll) without wind or any other visible means of force, simply be a situation where, aided with a little nighttime moisture (condensation) rolling down to the bottom of the rock, making contact with thermal heat rising up from within the earth's interior, thus causing a minute amount of lubrication and aided by the pull of the moon or perhaps the Earth's rotation be the culprit? More.....

QT Gardening



Many different plants carry the
common name "lily" in their
descriptions, such as "lily-of-the-valley"
and "day lily." The true lily is in the genus
Lilium, and has many separate species
such as the elegant regal lily, 
Lilium regale. True lilies have bulbs with a basal plate
that roots emerge
from, and the bulbs are fragile and
easily bruised

We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.

                                                                               Author unknown


The Symbolic meaning of the Carnation:


What they Mean

Carnations in general

Fascination, Woman's Love

Pink Carnations

Mother's Love

Light red Carnations


Dark red Carnations

Deep Love and Woman's Affection

White Carnations

Pure Love and Good Luck

Striped Carnations

Regret, Refusal

Green Carnations

St. Patrick's Day

Purple Carnations


Yellow Carnation

Disappointment, Dejection


When used incorrectly, pesticides can pollute water. They also kill beneficial as well as harmful insects. Natural alternatives prevent both of these events from occurring and save you money. Consider using natural alternatives for chemical pesticides: Non-detergent insecticidal soaps, garlic, hot pepper sprays, 1 teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water, used dishwater, or forceful stream of water to dislodge insects.

Also consider using plants that naturally repel insects. These plants have their own chemical defense systems, and when planted among flowers and vegetables, they help keep unwanted insects away. The table below contains a partial list of nature's alternatives.


 words chrysos, meaning gold with anthemon, meaning flower
(family of daisies)  More....

QT Science

The United States produces a large share of the petroleum it consumes, but it uses imports to help supply domestic and international markets

In 2019, the United States produced about 19.25 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of petroleum, and it consumed about 20.46 MMb/d. Imports from other countries help to supply domestic demand for petroleum. Some of the crude oil that the U.S. imports is refined by U.S. refineries into petroleum products (such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, and jet fuel) that the U.S. exports. Some of imported petroleum may be stored and subsequently exported.

Carbon Neutral

(Carbon Offset)

This is a financial instrument representing a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Although there are six primary categories of greenhouse gases, carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e). One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases. More..


The information in DNA is stored as a code

made up of four chemical bases:

Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine

Petroleum is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, and plastics; the 16% not used for energy production is converted into these other materials. more....

The argument with respect to oil drilling is not specifically about gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil, "but more about all of the other uses of Petroleum that is not for vehicle use", but the thousands of things from Petroleum that we use daily.

It would appear that it will be next to impossible to ever replace all of these products from alternative sources, but an all-out assault in seeking these alternatives is a must! There are thousands and thousands of products derived from Oil.

The product line-up is staggering, ranging from bubble gum to wax paper. Imagine your World with no oil to make all of the petroleum-based products, as well as the failure of the economy.  more.

Quick Tip Fact: The Energy required to deliver One Million Gallons of Clean Water from…

 Lakes or Rivers 1,350 kilowatt-hours

Groundwater 1,700 kwh

Wastewater 2.250-3,500 kwh

Seawater 9,700-16,000 kwh

Fortunately, Gas/Steam, Coal and Oil and Nuclear used to draw their water from rivers and lakes. Today almost all energy suppliers are required to utilize cooling towers, which use 50% less water for (due to recycling) power generation.

                   Fuel Cost Comparison
Home & Business


Alternative Vehicles

Good & Bad

The good news is that they use less petroleum

The Bad news is that producing their fuel requires a lot of water

Gallons of Water depleted to Travel 100 Miles.

Gasoline = 7-14 gallons of water (and of course, the depletion of gasoline from petroleum fields)

(Water is used to refine oil for gasoline)

Plug-in hybrid electric = approximately 22-25 gallons.

(Power from electrical grid)

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle= 43 gallons

(Hydrogen for fuel cells made by electrolysis of water & electricity from Standard grid)

Ethanol (biofuel) Propelled vehicle=150 +++

(Ethanol made from irrigated corn) also has a direct effect on the cost of food products produced from corn- while reducing carbon monoxide emissions, compared to petroleum's output, it adds aldehydes and alcohol to the atmosphere. Ethanol has less energy per volume than gasoline. And considerable energy is used to plow, plant and cultivate the necessary corn crops. One needs gasoline, or some equivalent, to produce the crop to obtain the ethanol”.

“CNG” Compressed Natural Gas


Solar Energy

Industry and Science must develop a method of continued storage of solar energy, in forms other than batteries. Perhaps in the form of a chemical that can be accessed at a later date, perhaps in the form of a different type of molecule.

Solar Thermal Power systems

This method is obtained by magnifying the sun’s heat, directing it onto fluid-filled pipes, heating the fluid to boiling point.

The super-hot liquid is then used to power a turbine generator. You may be familiar with solar cells, which create electricity when photons from the sun force the transfer of electrons between layers of material. Solar trough plants, on the other hand, involve no chemical reactions. They utilize an array of mirrors to direct solar heat to a central pipeline filled with water.  One square mile of such collectors could provide power for more than 100,000 homes. Unfortunately, once again the problem arises when solar energy is not available, as the providers are forced to utilize other sources of energy.

This is a downside, but at least it provides for a reduction in Petroleum use, and every bit count’s.

Solar technologies are characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight and enable solar energy to be harnessed at different levels around the world, mostly depending on the distance from the equator. Although solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends, all renewable energies, other than Geothermal power and Tidal power, derive their energy either directly or indirectly from the Sun. more.....



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