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Shady Dell, Bisbee, AZ
Think of Lucille Ball in The Long, Long Trailer, and you'll get the picture of the Shady Dell-a vintage aluminum-trailer park revamped into an inn, within the equally throwback town of Bisbee. Choose among nine fully furnished trailers, including a polished shiny 1949 Airstream dubbed the Bridal Suite because it displays black-and-white wedding albums; the 1959 Boles Aero (pictured), with a gold-flecked starburst pattern on its walls; and a tiki bus decked out in Polynesian fantasy. Happy hour here is like a tail-gate party, with new friends and croquet on the artificial-turf patio. The Dell's itty-bitty Dot's Diner is itself worth a trip for burgers, milkshakes, and house-made cherry pie.
The Charlie, West Hollywood, CA
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The white solid-surface counter in this kids' bath doesn't compete with the strong pattern on the floor.
Mosaic tile counter
Ice blue glass mosaic tiles cover the countertop and extend into a tiled wall that also includes white and ocean blue.
Sleek wall-mounted faucets pour into both sides of a center-sloped double sink
Enameled cast iron sink
Enameled cast iron is a long-lasting, maintenance-free choice for a sink.
Integral concrete sink
Concrete fabricators can get creative with integral sinks, as they aren't limited by standard molds and sizes. In this example, water spills into a reservoir that leads to a pipe under the sink.
Integral porcelain sink
This integral porcelain sink is set on a floating white cabinet and has ample counter space on either end.
Rosy concrete sink
This smaller-than-average rosy pink concrete integral sink works well in a half bath.
Back-to-back floating vanities give each person his or her own space. Deep, wide, wall-mounted sinks make a design statement, and setting them
Nick Carter popped the question to his girlfriend of four years, fitness expert/actress Lauren Kitt, earlier this week while taking a boat ride to a secluded island on the Florida Keys. "I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks," Carter told People. "I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and onto hers."
I may have been slightly obsessed with the Backstreet Boys in middle school. So, in honor of my second favorite Backstreet Boy's engagement news, here's a list of classic songs from the group for your wedding:
First Dance Songs
►"I'll Never Break Your Heart" (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back)
"I'll never break your heart / I'll never make you cry / I'd rather die than live without you / I'll give you all of me / Honey, that's no lie."
► "As Long as You Love Me" (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back)
"I don't care who you are / Where you're from / What you did / As long as you love me."
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.Soy is the leggings-as-pants of the food world - people either love it or they hate it. What really makes it stand out more than, it seems, any other food is that the evidence for and against its effect on your health is all over the place.
"Soy is definitely a very controversial topic," says Sara Vance, C.N., a nutritionist in San Diego and founder of Rebalance Life. "On the one hand, you have groups touting the health benefits - that it's a low-calorie, complete source of protein, it can help reduce cholesterol and heart disease risk, and some studies have even found that the isoflavones in soy have anti-cancer benefits." The result: Good things are said about soy, so people flood their diet with it.
On the flip side of that coin, there is also pretty substantial evidence to the contrary, says Vance. "[Some studies] say that soy can be quite detrimental to your health, and that the isoflavones can interfere with your endocrine system and hormone
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Apple Oven Cake
Apple Oven Cake
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 sweet apple such as Fuji, peeled and sliced
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Melt butter in a 12-in. ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add brown sugar and cinnamon, swirling to combine. Add apple and cook until just starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender, whirl together eggs, salt, flour, and milk. Pour egg mixture into pan and bake until puffed and brown, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and powdered sugar.
1/4 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
Freshly ground black pepper
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ATLANTA (AP) -- On an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food, a government study shows.
That's down slightly from the 13 percent reported the last time the government tried to pin down how much of the American diet is coming from fast food. Eating fast food too frequently has been seen as a driver of America's obesity problem.
For the research, about 11,000 adults were asked extensive questions about what they ate and drank over the previous 24 hours to come up with the results.
Among the findings:
— Young adults eat more fast food than their elders; 15 percent of calories for ages 20 to 39 and dropping to 6 percent for those 60 and older.
— Blacks get more of their calories from fast-food, 15 percent compared to 11 percent for whites and Hispanics.
— Young black adults got a whopping 21 percent from the likes of Wendy's, Taco Bell and KFC.
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Tomales Bay, CA
Oysters: Tomales Bay, CA
Just under an hour north of the city lies Point Reyes, a gorgeous seashore that also boasts the Bay Area's lauded oysters. At Tomales Bay Oyster Company, you bring the sides, the drinks and the appetite; they supply picnic supplies, hot sauce, and some of the best oysters you can find.
Fort Collins, CO
Beer: Fort Collins, CO
We said what everyone else says after they first taste New Belgium Brewing's La Folie: This isn't beer! The Flemish-style sour ale, squeezed out in small batches year-round, is aged for up to three years in French oak. The result: an intensely tart brew with a long-lasting dry fruity finish. So much better than beer.
Best time to go: April, for refreshing sour beer and spring skiing.
Beer: Bend, OR
Don't let the skull and crossbones fool you. Up-and-comer Boneyard Beer kegs some of the most balanced beers in the West.
Dentures are modern dentistry's solution for irreversible tooth loss. First-time wearers should know that today's dentures are greatly advanced when compared to grandma's false teeth from a few decades ago. Even so, there are some common complaints that plague new wearers more frequently than those already accustomed to the wearing dentures.Dentures move around. It is the stuff of slapstick humor, but to those relying on dentures for a gorgeous smile, it's no laughing matter. Assuming that the dentures fit well, Denture Living suggests the use of a denture adhesive. The product is applied to clean, dry dentures. The dentures are then inserted in the mouth and briefly held in place.
Excessive saliva production. This is a problem that usually only plagues people during the first few weeks of wearing dentures. Experts suggest that sucking on sugar free lozenges encourages more frequent swallowing, which helps deal with the excess saliva.
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Maintaining proper nutrition is at the forefront of most health-conscious people. But, naturally this objective can be just a bit trickier with dentures, particularly when one is becoming accustomed to new dentures. If good eating habits have been overlooked for awhile due to problems with the teeth, it is important to get back into good habits again. It may help to know there are tens of millions of Americans wearing dentures every day.Read More »from Maintaining Proper Nutrition with Dentures
Smoothies and juices
While adjusting to new dentures, many people are inclined to avoid chewing, so a blender and a juicer will come in handy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables can be whisked into delicious smoothies and juices. Try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt to seedless berries and kiwi for a great smoothie that has calcium for maintaining a healthy jaw bone. Blueberries, a noted superfood, are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. Try carrot juice, tomato juice, vegetable juice, apple juice
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