Feb 10

Come Out And Eat With Us!

Mark your calendar for our next Home Cooked LTB breakfast. food8Please come eat breakfast with the staff on Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9am – 11 am in the LTB club room.

Feb 10

Look Better Feel Better

Don’t you hate it when you get a cold? With the winter season and the cold weather still in full force, I am afraid of getting a cold. The stuffy nose, headaches, body pains, sore throat, and excessive coughs are the ingredients to that lovely cold we all dread… Sometimes it can be hard to look presentable with a cold. Drug stores are still overflowing with DayQuil and Mucinex. This is proof that “winter colds” aren’t going anywhere. I know it can be hard to get out the bed when you are sick, let alone try to look your best. So don’t stress anymore than you need to, because I found some solutions to hide the “cold look”…

Ways to Look Great Even with a Cold:
Your Nose – Dot petroleum jelly over the raw and red spots. Then dab a dense of cream stick foundation onto your clean fingers and gently press over the area with your fingertips until the redness disappears.

Your Lips – When your nose is clogged and you’re breathing through your mouth, you’ve probably got dry lips. Put petroleum jelly on them, and then dab a berry-colored stain on top to give you some color.

Your Face – Spread a tinted moisturizer all over your face. It tones down any redness, warms up your skin’s color and hydrates all at the same time.

Your Eyes – Freshen up your look by curling your lashes and coating them with clear mascara. Just don’t cover your itchy and watery eyes in shadow and liner-they will look smudgy.

Want more tips?

Feb 10

Famous Poem By Langston Hughes

Mother to Son by Langston HughesLangston Hughes
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps.
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

Feb 10

American Heart Month!

I hope you all know that February is American Heart Month. Well, if you heart2didn’t now you know. It’s the month and time to raise awareness about heart disease and. These diseases seem to be the number one killer in our country. Do you know your number? Most people do not know what there cholesterol numbers is. You should have your cholesterol measured annually after age 30, especially, if your family has past history of high cholesterol or heart problems. Did you know that high cholesterol can double the risk for heart disease? It is possible that your body can produce too much cholesterol, even if you are taking the necessary step towards lower your cholesterol.

However, don’t stress, many people do successfully lower their cholesterol with some simple changes.

Here are some ways you can improve your cholesterol levels and lower your number:

1. Diet: Start by eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Use low- or non-fat dairy. Replace olive, grapeseed, canola or safflower oils for butter, lard or margarine.
2. Exercise: Aim for 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Exercise can result in weight loss, better cholesterol levels and a more stabilized blood sugar.
3. Weight Control: Take care of #1 and #2 and #3 will happen naturally. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight can increase blood pressure, bad cholesterol and risk of developing diabetes.

Read all you need to know here.

Feb 10

Popping Bottles The Right Way

So, I know you have a great night planned for the woman in your life Champagneright. If you don’t what are you waiting for? Well, here is a great idea. Try cooking dinner. Cook something you know she will love. And always make sure you have bottle of something special to drink. Now I know it can be hard to make opening up a Champagne bottle sexy. It is hard enough to makes sure you don’t hit your date in the face. The carbon dioxide trapped inside a bottle of Champagne is what makes it so bubbly. All the bubbly can also mean there is anywhere from 70 to 90 pounds of pressure inside the bottle. A little extra care when opening up Champagne can go a long way.

Follow these tips and I am sure everything will go over smoothly.
1. Make sure the bottle is well chilled. Wrap a napkin or dish towel around the fullest part.
2. Take the foil wrapper off the cork. Remove the wire cage that secures the cork, and bear down with your hand to prevent the cork from popping off suddenly.
3. Continuing to bear down on the towel-covered cork with your hand, lean the bottom of the bottle against your hip and tilt it at a 45-degree angle, away from your guests.
4. Continuing to bear down on the cork, twist the bottle clockwise with one hand to ease the cork out of the bottle.
5. Keep tilting the bottle-this helps avoid a geyser of foam, because a larger surface area within the bottle minimizes bubbling.

Read more here.

Feb 10

Too Busy To Sleep

Do You Find Yourself Needing More Energy during the day? I know I do. It sleeping3also seems like I am completely drained by 1pm. Both men and women tend to blame fatigue on a too-busy lifestyle. And much of the time they’re right. However, your tiredness maybe a result of a medical condition you are not aware of and not being treated for. Try giving yourself about 2 to 3 weeks to make some lifestyle changes. Get more sleep, trim your social calendar, eat more wholesome foods, drink more fluids, take a multivitamin, and cut back on caffeine and alcohol.
After you have made these changes to you lifestyle and are still feeling sleepy during your day, you may want to seek a professional for help.

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or do you feel tired during your day? Make sure to seek professional help right away.

Click here for more information on sleepiness and fatigue.

Feb 10

Blackberry Addictions Revealed

It can be hard for people to put down there phones. We live in a society blackberrywhere people have created a world around their cell phone and all its applications. I honestly believe that I have separation issues when it comes to my phone. God forbid I leave my phone at home all day. It brings chills to my body just thinking about it. It’s like a mother leaving her child in the store, or worst. So many people now a day have a Blackberry. It is one of the number one phones in the country. It is not surprising to see people walking, at the store or in their cars with their head facing down to their phones. I am not here to judge and I am not here to be judged. I can admit that I am addicted to my Blackberry. I am definitely a “crackberry addict”. I am writing this blog to help you out in your quest of healing. I have created a list below. If you or any of your loved ones can relate to even two of these, you probably are suffering from at least a mild form of Blackberry addiction. It is okay say it with me, “I am a “crackberry addict” and I am ready to be healed.”

1. You narrowly avoid walking into people or objects on your way to class, because your eyes are glued to your Blackberry screen.
2. You play with your phone for comfort in awkward situations.
3. You keep your Blackberry on the table during meals, next to your laptop and basically within eye sight at all times.
4. You hear someone else phone vibrate and feel a desperate and searching urge to check yours.
5. You feel anxious and stressed when your BBMs don’t go through.
6. You send emails, tweet, text and update your Facebook status while on the toilet.
7. You check your Blackberry before you even get out the bed in the morning.

Are you a “crackberry” addict?

Feb 10

Your Special Love Note

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It is time for love, sweets and v-day3cute treats. Rather than going out and buying your lover a gift, have you ever thought of writing a sweet love note? Try giving each other love notes this Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to shell out unnecessary money. We are in a recession here people. I think this is the cutest way to reveal your love to your sweetie. Sharing feelings and emotions though words is more intimate than purchased gifts. Sure, it’s a nice gesture to buy something quick from the store. However, a love note takes time, thought and feeling to put together. I would love it if I got a deep nicely written love note with some roses. I found this article that asked three love experts the secrets on what works best when writing a love letter.

Helpful Tips:
1. Brainstorm. Sit down and write a list of what you love most about your mate.
2. Write from your heart. Try not to be fake or use something you have heard before.
3. Make the letter a keepsake. Transform your letter into a gift. Use textured paper and a cute matching envelope.

Do you want to learn more? Click here.

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