Archive for August, 2013

Quick Window Cleaning Tips

Posted on August 22, 2013. Filed under: Household Tips, Time Management | Tags: |

cleaning windows

Considering we are officially in the midst of summer, if you haven’t had your windows cleaned yet you are behind schedule.

Fortunately, this Good Housekeeping article has tips that will help you  get your window cleaning done in a jiffy.

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Is This the Key to Eating Less?

Posted on August 15, 2013. Filed under: Miscellaneous | Tags: , |

America is in the grip of an obesity epidemic, and overeating is one of its primary contributing factors. According to brain imaging studies by  the Oregon Research Institute, obese people enjoy food less than lean people.

An attractive place setting might help you enjoy your meal.

An attractive place setting might help you enjoy your meal.

Perhaps if we enjoyed our food more, we would eat less.

An interesting article on the mercola.com health website shares simple strategies anyone can use to get more enjoyment out of their food.

The article makes the case that having eating rituals aids in enjoyment.

Here are a few examples of eating rituals.

  1. Giving thanks.
  2. Dividing your food (ex., a chocolate bar) into halves and eating each portion at different times.
  3. Savoring your food by eating slowly.
  4. Preparing the meal.
  5. Setting the table and/or lighting a candle.
  6. Turning off distractions (TV, etc.) while eating.

The article is worth a read.

Share your comments:

Do you have eating rituals? Do you find they cause you to eat less?

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Make a Difference – Buy From a Small Business

Posted on August 7, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

thank you for supporting small business

Do you feel that corporations have too much power and control over our country? I know that I do.  I prefer to give my money to the independent small businessperson over a giant mega-corporation.

As this graphic states, when you support small businesses, you are directly promoting the good of your community by giving jobs to hard-working people, and enabling prosperity at the grass roots level.

How many small businesses will you support this month?

Challenge yourself to support as many as you can, and please share your comment below.

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