Do you need a Plan B?

Market Insider has reported that JP Morgan believes that gas prices will surpass $6 as the summer driving seasons kicks off. Soon it will be even more expensive to get to work or go on summer vacation and, with the prices of food and other essentials going higher as well, the family budget is going to get stretched thinner.
Tell me again why every person on the planet right now couldn’t use a Plan B Repeat Income?
We have an answer to help you develop your Plan B.

Booze, coffee, being overweight —the keys to long life?

Really? Study says booze, coffee, being overweight could be key to long life   People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee and are overweight in their 70s live longer lives, according to researchers at UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders.
A new study claims that people who drink alcohol and coffee live longer than people who don’t. The researchers started a study in 2003 to look at what makes people live past 90.
They say participants in their study who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained from either drink. But anyone who plans to spend their nights drinking nothing but tequila should use caution, It’s not about getting drunk every night — researchers say moderate drinking—one or two glasses of wine, maybe a little bit more, and a little bit of coffee, should do the trick
In addition, people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than people who were normal or underweight in their 70s.
Researchers at the “90+ Study” say that they are always looking for new participants who are 90 years old or older.
To learn more about the study, click here for the institute’s website.

Junk food promotes hunger and overeating

Sugar-rich diets generate excessive reward signals in your brain that can override normal self-control mechanisms and lead to addiction and overeating.
Research found a single week of bingeing on fast foods impaired appetite control, making the volunteers more likely to desire more junk food, even if they’d just eaten.

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To learn more about overeating and junk food click on the link below…/19/junk-food-addiction.aspx

Take care when using national disinfectants

Diligent nursery workers did not realize they were using a toxic disinfectant (most are!). Sol U Guard is the world’s first all natural, totally safe, highly effective household disinfectant. And the FDA agrees it will take care of the uglies at home that you are concerned about when used as directed.

Truth: national cleaners are harmful over time to your health.

Microplastics found in human blood

“The scientists analysed blood samples from 22 anonymous donors, all healthy adults and found plastic particles in 17. Half the samples contained PET plastic, which is commonly used in drinks bottles, while a third contained polystyrene, used for packaging food and other products. A quarter of the blood samples contained polyethylene, from which plastic carrier bags are made.”
He said previous work had shown that microplastics were 10 times higher in the faeces of babies compared with adults and that babies fed with plastic bottles are swallowing millions of microplastic particles a day.”

This article from The Guardian explains it far better than we can.

Microplastics found in human blood for first time

One small decision…

My “wish I would find time to do…” list has been too long. Each item is a little black cloud floating over my head waiting to be done. Recently, I began to act on one of those pesky items out of need. The need? My immune system needs me to breathe fresh air daily to support my immune defense against allergens, of al sorts. The decision was to stop work at 3:00 p.m and sit on my lanai with the dog running in the yard for at least 15 – 30 minutes.
That bit of time allowed me to check off several things on that long “to do” list .
I have used my outdoor seating area more in the last few weeks than I have since I I first purchased it five years ago.
That’a sad truth.
These minutes have given me time to enjoy a daily relaxing smoothie. Plus, 15 minutes of reading time has me caught up on my monthly work magazine for the first time ever! It also gives me enough time to eat a fat burning,, soreness-preventing, Access bar before my rowing session. I’m slowly incorporating lifestyle changes from my list.
You know, “Baby steps” really do work!

I love this cleaner!

Okay, I have these favorite walking sneakers, They are green Easy Spirits —bright green leather Easy Spirits. I think I bought them around 2003, so they are “older” and it’s hard to find shoes in my favorite color. A few days ago, I noticed they did look tired, worn and dirty, but I like them. They are comfortable and they are still in relatively good shape.

I decided to give them a quick once over with my favorite, Ecosense cleaning product. It was a quick wipe down and I love the results!

To be sure they don’t look brand new, but they look 100% better than they did. The left side image is the before cleaning, The right is the after cleaning.

The back of the shoe looks great too!

I think they look (and feel) pretty good for 17 year old shoes! What do you think?

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month. This month, we encourage families to gather for mealtimes. When families enjoy their main meals together they tend to be more balanced food choices. Also, what better way to spend time together and share each other’s daily adventures? It’s exactly what National Eat Better, Eat Together Month suggests from October 1 to October 31!