Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pull Over Rude Drivers!

Don't be a rude driver!

Here are some more common sense tips: Use your turn signals; obey the speed limit;
don't block the passing lane; avoid blocking the right hand turn lane; and don't take up more than one parking space.
You should also avoid parking in a handicapped spot if you are not handicapped. Don't allow you car door to hit the car parked next to you. If you drive slowly, pull over and allow faster traffic to pass. Don't act like a police officer and purposely make another vehicle slow down. Avoid unnecessary use of your high beams.
Don't let your car phone distract you from driving. Don't stop in the road to talk with a pedestrian or other driver. Don't play your car stereo loud when driving through a neighborhood.
If you do find yourself doing some rude driving habits and feel bad about them afterwards, you may want to keep a "Sorry" sign in your car as a way to apologize for your act. Although it may sound corny, it is an effective way to defuse a tense situation. You may even get the other driver to smile once he sees your "Sorry" sign.
At night, turn on your car's interior light so the other driver can see your sign. But perhaps most important of all, be courteous to other drivers.
Try this: imagine that you are not surrounded by an automobile and display manners you would use when standing next to another person. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Women Unite- Against Breast Cancer!

The American Cancer Society says one in seven women will develop breast cancer. There’s no proven way to prevent it, but there may be a link between the disease and diet.

Here are 5 foods that help fight breast cancer:

1. Soy
2. Green Tea
3. Vegetables (esp. green ones)
4. Almonds
5. Vitamin D

A change in menu can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some foods to avoid or cut down on:

1. Salt
2. Dairy (esp. milk)
3. Fast Food
4. Red Meat
5. Alcohol

Try This For Valentines!

I remembered when I was a child we learned a little craft. I took a regular lunch bag and found little foam letters. I glued each letter of his name on the bag in the center. I also put our saying on the bag in red crayon. I drew little hearts all over it. It almost looked like a child did it! Then, I filled it with homemade cookies and brownies. He absolutely adored it. This is fun and inexpensive and will come from the heart- works everytime, especially for those of us who live far away from our sweethearts.

Old Vs. New Gum

If you chew an old piece of gum, you know how your jaw almost hurts.
But did you also know it can impact your heart and blood pressure?
The department of orthodontics at the University of Naples in Italy published a study, in the Archives of Oral Biology, that proved old gum should probably be tossed away.
The study found that when 10 healthy volunteers chewed on pieces of very hard gum at the rate of 80 chews a