Monday, December 21, 2015

Did You Know?

Fun Facts

Shared by Diane


Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately - with out the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?

Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.
        
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1-tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly - even though the product was never advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemished. Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection… To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer… If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
        
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt’s Tomato Paste boil cure… Cover the boil with Hunt’s Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
        
Balm for broken blisters… To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises… Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.


Quaker Oats for fast pain relief…. it’s not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Pope Comes to America - My Take


 By Terry Orr



A breath of fresh air – a voice of reason – different perspective – and a mature adult talking to the “elected official’s and their childish behavior” were necessary and appreciated by many.

Sadly, there were many who took offense to his message – posted those comments with the related articles and posting. Each to there own – however, I hope they will take time to reflect on his words and reconsider their appraisal.

Quotes published that were spot on:

"Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected ... but it is difficult to judge the past by the criteria of the present."

"We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educated new generations not to turn their back on our 'neighbors' and everything around us."

"Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War."

"Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often-innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade."

“Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility,” “your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation,” Francis started.

“You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics.

“A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk,” he said. “Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.”

“Our response must instead be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice,” he told Congress, asking lawmakers to summon the courage to resolve our complex issues without such stridency.

“We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We Are Celebrating One Million Views



By Terry Orr

We have posted 1773 articles since February 5, 2011 on a wide variety of topics - the table below provides the top articles view by our wonderful readers. 

Top Ten Articles

Best Friend’s Day
June 7, 2012
57869
Best Friend Day
June 8, 2011
56807
Pledge of Allegiance and The Lords Prayer
April 22, 2011
21704
Go Skateboarding Day
June 21, 2011
20553
Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 6, 2011
19940
National Bikini Day – 2012
July 5, 2012
16086
D-Day June 6, 1944
June 6, 2011
14765
Eat a Red Apple Day
Nov 30, 2011
8764
Positive Thinking
Sep 12, 2011
8229
International Firefighting Day
May 3, 2011
6618
Totals

231335



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