The Five Most Common Sleep Positions and What They Say About Your Personality

These things always seem like nonsense, but according to Men’s Health, the position you sleep in at night could reveal certain things about your personality.

–Researchers surveyed 1,000 people and watched them sleep.  Here are the five most common positions, and what they mean.

 

#1.)  The Fetus Position. It’s the most popular position, and 41% of the people who were studied prefer it.  Here’s what it means:

–If you sleep on your side, people think you’re tough, but you’re actually shy and sensitive.  And it might take a while before you warm up to strangers, but once you know them you’re much more relaxed.

–There’s also one health concern:  If you sleep on your LEFT side, it can put stress on your liver, stomach, and lungs.  So sleeping on your right side is better.

#2.)  Sleeping on Your Side, But Not Curling Up. It means you’re social and easygoing.  But you also tend to trust people too much, so you’re easy to take advantage of.

#3.)  The Yearner Position. It’s when you sleep on your side with both arms out in front of you . . . kind of the way Frankenstein looks when he walks . . . and it means you’re open to new things, but also suspicious and cynical.

–It takes you a long time to make decisions.  But once you do, you don’t change your mind very easily.

#4.)  Sleeping on Your Stomach. People who sleep on their stomach with their hands above their head are good at making quick decisions . . . but sometimes that results in BAD decisions.  And they tend to take criticism personally.

#5.)  The Soldier Position. It’s when you sleep on your back with your arms out at your sides, and your legs slightly spread.  If that’s you, then according to the study you’re quiet and reserved, but you expect a lot out of yourself and others.

–And there’s also a good chance you snore, since sleeping on your back makes it harder to breathe.  You’ll sleep better . . . and so will the person next to you . . . if you flip over and sleep on your stomach.

–Plus, sleeping on your stomach is better for digestion.

KISS ME!!

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What Each Kiss Means

-  Kiss on the Stomach: I’m  ready.

-  Kiss on the Forehead: I missed you…


-  Kiss on the Cheek: Long time no see…


-  Kiss on the Hand: You’re mine!


-  Kiss on the Neck: I want to be with you…


-  Kiss on the Shoulder: You mean so much…


-  Kiss on the Lips: I love you


WHAT EACH GESTURE MEANS:

-  Holding Hands: You’re mine.


-  Touching on the Butt: This is mine!


-  Holding you tight pressed against each other: Don’t let go…


-  Looking into each others Eyes: I trust you!


-  Playing with Hair: Let’s fool around.


-  Arms around the Waist: Be close to me.


-  Laughing while Kissing: You are perfect with me!

Five Things You Should Do While You’re Single

Match.com has a list of things you should do while you’re SINGLE.  And each thing is sort of designed to help you in your NEXT relationship.  Here are the top five . . .

#1.)  TRAVEL ALONE. It helps you build self-confidence, because you have to make every decision yourself.  And learning to be more independent can help you in your next relationship, because being TOO dependant on other people can be a turn off.

#2.)  STAY OUT ALL NIGHT. Just not EVERY night.  But you have to be a LITTLE wild when you’re single, or you’ll regret it. Because once you’re with someone again, you won’t be ABLE to do whatever you want.

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#3.)  LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. So, if your ex was the one who did all the cooking and cleaning, don’t become a slob once you’re single.

#4.)  SPEND A WEEKEND WITH A MARRIED COUPLE YOUR OWN AGE. Match.com says spending 48 hours with a real couple will remind you that relationships aren’t perfect.  And then you won’t rush into a BAD one.

–And if your friends come off like some kind of perfect DREAM couple . . . don’t be fooled, and rush into another relationship even FASTER.  Because people are usually on their best behavior when they have visitors.

#5.)  STAY SINGLE FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS. According to Match.com, that’s how long you need to really process a break-up.  Otherwise, your next relationship won’t be any better.

–It shouldn’t really be a RULE though, because you might meet someone TOMORROW.  But the point is, if you just hop from one relationship to the next, you won’t give yourself enough time to reflect on why your last relationship failed.

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

I saw on the news today that a diet high in sugar causes wrinkles and sagging skin!  I decided to look up foods that ‘hook you up’.  Here are the top 10 anti-aging foods:

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1. Avocado –   This fruit, which is usually eaten as a vegetable, is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging.  It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.

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2. Berries
-  All black and blue berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids-powerful antioxidants which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.

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3. Cruciferous Vegetables -  The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer. You should try to consume at least 115g/40z(of any one or a combination) of these vegetables on a daily basis. If possible, eat them raw or very lightly cooked so that the important enzymes remain intact.

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4. Garlic -  Eating a clove of garlic a day (raw or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease.

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5. Ginger -  This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be useful for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.

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6. Nuts -  Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, particularly walnuts and brazi nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium.  Adding nuts to your diet (sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin help control prevent cancer. Nuts may also help control cholesterol levels. Never eat rancid nuts, however, as they have been linked to a high incidence of free radicals.

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7. Soya -  Menopausal women might find that soya helps to maintain estrogen levels. Soya may alleviate menopausal hot flush and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and heart disease. Look out for fermented soya products, which are more easily digested, therefore more nutritional, and do not generally cause food intolerances. You may want to check that soya products have not been genetically modified. Soya should not be confused with soya sauce, which is full of salt and should be used sparingly, if at all.

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8. Whole meal pasta and rice -  Complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should make up the bulk of your diet. Wholemeal pasta is an excellent complex carbohydrate. It is high in fiber and contains twice the amount of iron as normal pasta. Brown rice is another recommended complex carbohydrate, which is high in fibre and B vitamins.

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9, Watermelon – Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are nutritious so try blending them together in a food processor and drinking as a juice. The flesh contain vitamin A, B and C; the seeds contain selenium, essential fats, zinc and vitamin E, all of which help against free radical damage and aging.

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10. Water
-  Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day in order to remain healthy. Water helps us to get rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body.  Don’t rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age. Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100% fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, sparkling water, and teas. You can also get fluids from foods, especially those that are liquid at room temperature. Try gelatin, frozen yogurt, soups, watermelon, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

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Would YOU Lie to Have Sex?

79% of Men Say They’d Be Willing to Lie to Have Sex

Amber Madison is an author who traveled the country, surveying more than 1,000 men for her book “Are All Guys [A-Holes]?” Here are some of her findings . . .

  • 44% of men say they’d take a girl on a few dates, text her frequently, and fake an interest in her . . . just to have sex.
  • 35% of men would take it further, and actually lie about how much commitment they’re willing to offer in order to get sex.
  • Added up, that means 79% of guys are willing to lie to have sex.
  • 8% of the men surveyed said they had no interest in a long-term relationship or even a short-term one, and just wanted sex.
  • And 0.8% said they NEVER plan to get into a relationship.
  • Men ranked humor, intelligence, and niceness ahead of looks.
  • 50% said a woman asking them out is a turn-on, and only 5% said it’s a turn-off.
  • 67% say they like when a woman contacts them between dates and doesn’t wait for them to initiate contact.

Overweight or Underweight?

If you had to pick one, would you prefer to date an overweight or underweight body type? Please chose only one or the other. There are no in between answers. This is a very important survey I’m conducting. Thank you. :D

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B)

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Food! :P

I finally hit up that grocery store place and stocked up the fridge! LOL We don’t need no stinking food! :P Just kidding …. I swear there IS food in there. There’s a box of frozen veggie patties in the freezer, spinach, eggs, a few cans of tuna, and some chicken I baked MYSELF in that glass thing on top. :D *patting myself on back* Oh .. don’t forget the lovely red apples in the drawer.

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Hair Secret #1

“Whipping my hair back and forth – great motion for faster hair drying” – Natasha Yi   :-P

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How to Get a Big Mac for $1

Here’s something you can do this week to save a little cash …. GET A BIG MAC FOR $1 …. lol …. Check out this article I found at ehow.com.

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Today’s economy has everyone cutting back on things like going to the movies and dining out. Even fast food is too pricey for some, considering a fast food combo meal can cost around $7 (multiply that times the number of people in your family, and that’s probably equal to the cost of half a tank to a tank of gas). The cost of a Big Mac (without fries and a drink) is about $3.50. Here’s a way for you to have a meal (including a diy Big Mac) at McDonald’s for under $2 total.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Go to your local McDonald’s.

2.  Order a Double Cheese burger and small order of fries off of their Dollar Menu.

3.  Ask that they put the double cheese burger on a Quarter Pounder bun (with sesame seeds on top). This substitution is free, because they are the same size

4. Ask that they use the larger, fresh onions on your burger instead of the tiny rehydrated onions that they use on the small cheese burgers, and ask them to add some shredded lettuce. These substitutions are also free.

5. Ask them to hold the mustard and ketchup, but add Big Mac sauce. Big Mac sauce is a free condiment, just like their mustard and ketchup are.

6.  Pay your $1.98 (plus tax).

7. When you sit down to eat, you’ll have an almost-complete Big Mac (for a buck). The only thing missing will be that center bun. Construct that with half of your small order of fries (just to put a nice carb buffer between your two meat patties).

8.  Enjoy your much cheaper, diy Big Mac. (You’ve had it your way, indeed.)

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

Do you use Facebook?

Simple question: Do you use Facebook?

If so … are you hanging with me on my new page? :D

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GREEN SHAKE TIME!

It’s time to get healthy in 2011.  Green Shake time!!  I’ll share the recipe soon.  Stay tuned.

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Almonds Will Keep The Fat Away!

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Although it’s already widely known that the fat gained from almond is beneficial to your health but few people consume almond as daily snack due to the fact to the fear of weight gain. A recent study published in British Journal of Nutrition challenged that widely known fact by doing a research which proved otherwise. In truth, if consumed regularly, almonds can actually block some fat from being absorbed.

In the study, the researchers involved 20 overweight women to eat two different diet plans. First they divided the women into two groups, the first group was asked to follow a normal diet plan with addition of consuming 56 grams of almonds everyday for 10 weeks while the other group was told do follow their diet plan but wasn’t instructed to eat almonds at all for 10 weeks. Then both groups were asked to break before switching their diet plan.

As a result, the group who consumed almond didn’t experience any weight gain at all and in turn they got some of their dietary nutrition requirements from almonds. While 56 grams of almonds contain around 344 calories, in reality we will only get 77 calories from 56 grams of almonds according to the research.

Here are some conclusions that I gained from the research:

1. A cup of almond decreases total carbohydrate intake in a given day.
2. The fiber structure in almond prevents some fat from being absorbed.
3. Almonds can reduce blood sugar level which often leads people to eat more than they should.

Christian Louboutin – Do NOT EVER Do This To Us AGAIN!

Louboutin Miss America Pumps = FAIL

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Louboutin Swarvoski Crystal Pumps = WOW

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On a side note:   If anyone has 4 grand lying around, please feel free to buy the Swarovski Crystal Pumps for me.  Thank you.   ;-)

Donate Blood

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I have a close family friend named Joe who was involved in a freak accident six weeks ago that changed EVERYTHING about his life.  He was taken by life flight to the hospital and he remains in critical condition.  He was a busy Dad active in the lives of his 3 kids during the week and on the weekend you could find him riding his motorcycle in the country for some R & R.  In an instant, that was gone.   He has needed several pints of blood and it has become apparent to those close to him that the blood banks are experiencing a blood shortage.  Children’s Hospital is a trauma center for children who have experienced a life threatening event and they treat children in need every day.

If you live in Northern California, please support this blood drive to help Joe.  The blood drive honoring Joe is in Modesto, California on October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church,  4212 Dale Road, Modesto, California.

If you can’t make it out the the blood drive, please take an hour this week to stop by your local Blood Centers of the Pacific or Red Cross BLOOD BANK to give.  This is something that we all can do and it’s a gift that changes lives.  For Joe and the children at Children’s Hospital and all of others that need our help, let’s give.

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- Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives!

- Donating blood takes less than an hour and makes a direct impact on the lives of others.

- Anyone 17 years of age or older (16 with a parent’s permission) can give blood.

- You never know when you or someone you love may need blood – and there is no substitute for it.

FOR BLOOD CENTERS OF THE PACIFIC:

Go to bloodcenters.org or call 1-888-393-GIVE.


FOR RED CROSS:

Go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Love, the pet name that women hate

Women Hate It When You Call Them Things Like “Darling” And “Babe” Around The Office

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If you’ve got a female co-worker and you call her “babe” or “honey” or “cutie” . . . apparently, SHE doesn’t think it’s as kind and endearing as you do.

-According to a new survey of 3,000 female office workers in England, almost THREE out of FOUR think that pet names in the office are, quote, “unacceptable.”

-One out of four say that pet names make them ANGRY, and another one out of four say pet names are UNPROFESSIONAL.

-The survey was conducted by a market research site called OnePoll.  They say, quote, “Guys may think they are being affectionate by calling someone ‘babe’ or ‘love’, but it seems women simply find them patronizing and demeaning.”

-The survey also found the top 10 nicknames women hate around the office, although some of
these are VERY British and don’t really apply over here.
-The top 10, in order, are:  Love, darling, babe, mate, hun, kiddo, chick, dear, poppet and pet.


(–To Americanize that list, just replace mate with “sweets” and poppet with “jiggles” and I think we’d be set.)


WOMEN’S TOP TEN MOST HATED NICKNAMES

  1. 1.    Love
  2. 2.    Darlin’
  3. 3.    Babe
  4. 4.    Mate
  5. 5.    Hun
  6. 6.    Kiddo
  7. 7.    Chick/Chicken
  8. 8.    Dear
  9. 9.    Poppet
  10. 10.  Pet

My New ‘Do’

Here’s my new do . . . what do you think?


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Eight Chores That Burn 100 Calories

If you can’t make it to the gym, don’t worry . . . You burn 100 calories in an hour and forty minutes if you just SIT THERE AND DO NOTHING.

–Obviously, that won’t help you get in SHAPE.  But doing more HOUSEWORK might.  Here are ten chores and how long you have to do them to burn 100 calories.  Keep in mind that WALKING SLOWLY burns 100 calories in about 25 minutes.

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#8)  CHANGING THE SHEETS ON YOUR BED. 50 minutes.

#7)  IRONING: 45 minutes.

#6)  COOKING: 36 minutes.

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#5)  GENERAL HOUSE CLEANING: Just picking up around the house burns 100 calories in about a half an hour.

#4)  VACUUMING: 26 minutes.

#3)  SWEEPING: 22 minutes.  And mopping burns even MORE calories because you have to deal with the heavy bucket of water.

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#2)  GARDENING: 20 minutes.

#1)  MOWING THE LAWN: To burn 100 calories, you only have to do it for 14 minutes.  But obviously, that’s only if you have a PUSH mower, not a RIDING mower.

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Top 5 Fashion Mistakes Men Make

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#1 – Ed Hardy Shirts

#2 – Socks With Sandals

#3 – Speedos

#4 – Fanny Packs

#5 – The Hawaiian Shirt

WATERMELON the New Viagra?

Studies prove a cold slice of watermelon may have a viagra effect! Scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido.

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