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10 Things Babies Born in 2012 May Never Know About

12 Jan


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1. Phone Books

These days a phone number for a company can be looked up via the Internet and cell phones. Since cell phone numbers aren’t listed in phone books and few homes these days have land-line phones, this eliminates the need for phone books even more.

2. Cassette Tapes

They may not know about records, 8-tracks, a Walkman or CD’s either. Ipods, MP3 players, and Satellite radio are the source for music now.

3. Watches

While some people still wear them, others check for the time on their smartphones.

4. Paper Maps

Many people today can’t read a paper map and a GPS is all most need.

5. Myspace

While Myspace was once the hottest social media network, Facebook and Twitter have taken over.

6. Mail

These days an e-mail or text will do and get the message their instantly. When it comes to bills, they can be checked and paid for online.

7. Cheap gas

Gone are the days of getting gas for $0.99 or less a gallon. Even though gas prices occasionally decrease, they may never reach a few cents a gallon again.

8. Video Game Cartridges

They’ll never have to blow into a game cartridge to get it to work on a game console.

9. Typewriters

Now a letter can be typed using Microsoft Word and printed or simply sent via e-mail.

10. Cursive

Very few schools still require students to learn to write in cursive and many people today don’t know how.



Happy New Year!

1 Jan


It is 2012 and thank God that we have made it to see another year! May God bless you and keep you as we go forward in the New Year!

Health Tips for the New Year

24 Dec


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On Thanksgiving 2011, my Aunt posted on Facebook all what she had eaten that day. Assuming she continued to consume leftovers the next couple days after with a mix of stress and alcohol and the result was her third stroke and then death. She’d survived 2 strokes and breast cancer, but her body could take no more.


People are not eating healthy these days; maybe because it’s cheaper to eat junk food or the taste alone is enough to make some of us put away the thought of eating healthy. Even though healthy food tastes incredible and so many recipes can be found to substitute your favorite unhealthy meals. The doctor did not prescribe you medicine for you to continue to eat and live unhealthy. It’s not okay to consume food loaded with salt and simply swallow your blood pressure medication and leave it to deal with your body’s reaction to the food.

It’s not easy to change your eating habits, but it is possible and you will benefit from it. I haven’t eaten pork or red meat in 4 years. I rarely consume sweets and salty snacks, but in moderation. You can give up all the unhealthy stuff, but if you must have it, just don’t have it everyday and not a lot of it.

Here are some health tips that I have for you as you go into the New Year! It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about obtaining a healthy lifestyle!

Signs of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
Super foods (help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood):
  • Blueberries
  • Tea (Green or Black)
  • Salmon
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Soy
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt
Reasons to workout (4-6 days a week):
  • Keep excess pounds at bay
  • Increase your stamina
  • Ward off viral illnesses
  • Reduce your health risks
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Strengthen your heart (A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body)
  • Keep your arteries clear
  • Boost your mood
  • Stay active and independent as you age
  • Live longer
  • Walk briskly for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Swimming
  • Stair climbing
  • Bicycling
  • Jogging
  • Elliptical training 
  • Rowing
Beginning now, change your life for the better. Refer to these tips as you progress forward. You owe it to yourself to be healthy and happy.

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