RUN FLAT TIRES
Run flat tires can be driven 50 to 100 miles
while flat, eliminating the need the need to
change tires in dangerous conditions, make
blowouts unlikely, come with monitors that
warn when a tire is flat, eliminate the need
for a spare. BUT, they are much stiffer,
causing a harsher ride and poorer traction,
cost more and wear out much quicker than
regular tires, and can be changed only with
special equipment found only at a small
number of tire shops.
HOW TO BUY HAPPINESS: Over and over, we
learn that buying "things" is an ineffective way
to convert money into happiness - particularly if
our purchases are merely status symbols
meant to show off our success or prove that
we can keep up with the Jones. Here is the
hard truth: Driving a Jaquar and wearing a
Rolex will not make you substantially happier
than driving a Toyota and wearing a Timex.
There's always something else we want. Why
do we continue to do this? The answer
seems to be that thinking about acquiring
things gives us a high that is somewhat
comparable to the high an addict gets from
drugs. Unfortunately, this acquisition high
soon dissipates, leaving us with less money
and a possession that we probably did not
IF ACQUIRING POSSESSIONS IS THE WRONG
STRATEGY FOR BEING HAPPY, WHAT IS THE
RIGHT STRATEGY? Spending your money on
relationships is one terrific way to invest in
happiness. Studies have consistently found
that the more time we spend around other
people, the more we enjoy life. Go ahead and
splurge on outings with people you like... and
spend on travel to visit loved ones and friends.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER WAYS TO TURN
MONEY INTO HAPPINESS: Money invested in
personal challenges usually is money well
spent - as long as those challenges are in
areas of interest to you. People are happiest
when they are totally engaged in activities that
deeply challenge them and push their abilities
to a new level. If you love to cook, take a
course in Tuscan cuisine or if you enjoy
sports, consider going to baseball camp for
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES IT TAKE FOR MOST
PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS: It's not so
much the amount you spend; the idea is, the
more you orient your spending toward a
happier way of life, the more you gain - not only
emotionally but also financially - because you
will be less inclined to overspend as a means
to feel better. HAPPINESS IS A GOOD
IDENTIFY YOUR BAGS
If you have to check your bags on a flight:
Make your bags stand out. Tie a bright ribbon
around the handle, or attach a large sticker or
Put your name and cell phone number on a
luggage tag on the outside of your bag. Don't
put your address on the outside - it's an
advertisement to burglars that you're not home.
Put contact information including your
address, home and cell phone numbers and
e-mail address, inside each bag, so it is visible
as soon as the bag is opened.
Take a photo of your bag and carry it with you
when you travel. This way, if your bag is lost,
you can give the photo to the baggage claims
When getting your checked bag at your
destination don't just grab it and leave the
terminal. Open it and inspect the contents
before you leave the carousel area. It's always
better to report the crime at the scene. If your
bag does go missing, keep in mind that the
airline liability limit for domestic flights is $3,000
per incident, not per bag and is based on the
actual value of your belongings, not the
replacement value. For international flights the
limit is $9.07 per pound for checked baggage.
... squirrels cause more power outages than
lightning. Squirrel electrocutions which occur
when squirrels gnaw on power lines, cause
thousands of blackouts a year. Some utility
companies now are installing squirrel guards to
protect power lines. If you wonder why squirrels
gnaw on power lines, they do it to grind their teeth
down. A squirrels teeth continue to grow out,
throughout their life span and if they could not
grind them down, they would grow so long that
they would not be able to eat and would die.
PASS THE BUTTER, PLEASE: This is interesting . . . .
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people
who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to
figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no
food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How
do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings.
DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?
Read on to the end...gets very interesting!
Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of
butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.
And now, for Margarine...
Very high in trans fatty acids.
Triple risk of coronary heart disease.
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the
Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.
Lowers quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response.
Decreases insulin response.
And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..
This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is
hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the
You can try this yourself:
Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days
you will note a couple of things:
* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it.
Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is
nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?
PAMPER YOUR CAR by using synthetic
lubricants. Synthetic lubricants give you twice
the bang for your buck. By reducing friction
among your engines moving parts, synthetic
lubricants improve gas mileage - and the life
span of your engine. Though they seem
expensive, synthetic oils last three to five times
longer than petroleum based oils, allowing
longer intervals between oil changes and
saving you money in the long run. Prices for
synthetics range from $6 to $13 per quart,
compared with $1.50 to $4 per quart for regular
oil. Best Brands: Amsoil, Castrol, Mobil1
FIVE FOODS PROVEN TO PREVENT HEART
Most of us know that a diet rich in fruits,
vegetables, and whole grains, and low in
saturated fats lowers the risk of heart disease.
But certain foods have been shown to be
particularly beneficial. of course, no food is a
magic bullet - you still need to exercise daily and
maintain a healthy weight - but eating the
recommended amounts of the following can go a
long way toward preventing heart disease...
SPINACH: What makes spinach stand out for
keeping the heart healthy is FOLATE, one of the B
vitamins. Folate helps prevent the buildup of
homoscysteine an amino acid in the blood that is
a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
HOW MUCH: One half cup of cooked spinach
SALMON: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which
reduces inflammation and makes your blood less
"sticky" which prevents plaque - fatty deposits -
from clogging your arteries. HOW MUCH: Two to
three, three-ounce servings per week.
TOMATOES: They are loaded with lycopene.
Lycopene reduces cholesterol in the body. HOW
MUCH: One cup of tomato juice daily.
OATMEAL: Oatmeal turns to soluble fiber which
acts like a sponge to absorb excess cholesterol
from your body. HOW MUCH: one and one-half
cups of cooked oatmeal daily.
POMEGRANATES: They are loaded with
polyphenols antioxidants that neutralize free
radicals, which can damage the body's cells.
Polyphenols help maintain cardiovascular health
by scoping up free radicals before they damage
arteries. HOW MUCH: 1.5 ounces of concentrated
pomegranate juice daily.
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