Welcome to 2012! Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Most people vow to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, advance their education or get a better job. I've put together a list that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle while saving money.
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, complete with tons of belly-busting food, drinks and good company. I'm actually still full from last week's feast and I'm sure most of you are feeling my pain. A ten day Master Cleanse sounds pretty good right now, but there are easier ways to get your body back on track. And, you might even have some of the digestive aids in your kitchen.
Here are some cheap and easy ways to get rid of that overstuffed feeling.
Dr. Oz triggered fear in parents with his claim that there is arsenic in apple juice. After further investigation by the FDA, it has been concluded that the low levels of arsenic in apple juice are okay for consumption and parents can continue to feed them to their children. Apparently, arsenic is naturally present in food, water and air in both organic and non-organic forms. As long as the arsenic is organic, it's basically harmless.
While the anxiety over arsenic in Mott's apple juice has turned out to be a non-issue, another fruit is the focus of the latest food recall: Cantaloupes from a Colorado farm
are infected with Listeria, a bacteria found in soil, stream water,
plants, sewage and food. The
outbreak has already killed two people and left another 22 sick. Infections caused by Listeria are potentially
fatal. Yikes! Who would have thought that a melon could kill you?
These two stories inspired me to write about food recalls. Thinking back, there have been several recalls lately.
Many of us grew up with red meat just once a week because Mom and Dad didn't make a lot of money. Red meat was a special treat, offered only once in a while. Because of this, some families see red meat on the table as proof of success. They may even feed their families red meat as much as three times a week. Sound familiar?
This kind of meat indulgence is bad for your wallet, body and the environment.
The temperatures are rising which means that summer is right around the corner. Time to break out the shorts, skirts, tank tops and sandals. But alas, having fun in the sun comes with precautions. The last thing you want after a fun day at the beach is peeling the blistering skin off your back.
I've compiled a list of five summer first-aid essentials to get you ready for lazy summer days and hot summer nights.