Once when I was sitting at a coffee shop all by myself waiting for a friend to show up, I saw this cute girl who was sitting at a table across mine. I saw her glancing at me now and then, and I stared back too. It was really exciting, and I was having a lot of fun. But after about half an hour or so, she turned the other way and didn't look anymore. I was surprised, but didn't know what to do. Ten minutes after she turned the other way, she took her bag and stuff, and got up to walk out. As she walked out, she looked straight at me, and mumbled "Coward"! Was that a shock or what?!
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8 Places Germs Hide in Your Home1. Kitchen Sponges
Microwave the sponge. Your kitchen sponge is the germiest thing in your house. When researchers at the USDA tested common methods of disinfecting sponges-soaking them in bleach or lemon juice, microwaving, or washing in the dishwasher-they found that microwaving for one minute zapped the most germs, followed by a trip through the dishwasher. Every evening, after the last dishes are cleaned, zap the sponge.
2. Kitchen Sink
Scrub the Sink. After the sponge, the kitchen sink is the second most germ-laden place in your house (even worse than the toilet). Keep a spray bottle of cleaner handy, and spritz the sink after each use; then wipe and rinse with hot water.3. Cutting Board
Scrub Your Cutting Board.
There are 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average home cutting board than on the toilet seat, according to research by Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, and a nationally known expert on household germs. To get it clean, run itRead More »from 8 Places Germs Hide in Your Home
- Moira G Gallaga | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Nov 21, 2011 9:05 AM EST
How to steal that Hollywood glow without going to a professionalFirstly, what you need to know is that a fresh face doesn't just come on its own. A daily skin care routine based on your skin type is a necessity for getting that first step to clean, glowing skin.
When you wake up in the morning this is the first thing you should do to get off all the dirt that may have collected on your face during the night, rinse your face with some water and get that face nice and soapy, rinse away all residue and get ready for step 2!
Toners are not always needed but can be used as tool in your skincare routine, if you are serious about getting down to business and getting that face fresh we suggest to use one right after a cleanser for more dramatic results. (toner may make your skin feel tight after use, this is only because it is cleansing away the excess dirt and closing up your pores).
3) MoisturizeRead More »from Celebrity Skin Secrets Revealed--How to Steal that Hollywood Glow Without Going to a Professional
This is a must-have product for dewy, glowing skin moisturizer helps make your skin soft and hydrated throughout the
- Moira G Gallaga | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 21, 2011 8:43 AM EST
Why it's perfectly fine that you're not marriedDear Single Girls (myself included because until I need to change my status on taxes I'm a free agent in the eyes of the law, God and Maury Povich),
Right now, your Facebook feed is being flooded with engagement photos of your friends and their significant others in improbable situations they have never actually been in (why are you both gazing at each other over an ice cream sundae in front of a waterfall? How is that a way to announce your betrothal?). You are being inundated with Save the Dates and wedding invites where you aren't offered the option of a plus one. Your parents are lamenting the fact that your nieces and nephews will grow up denied the pleasant familial friendship of cousins, all because of your selfish, shrewish, single womb.
Your friends are getting pregnant and talking about breast pumps and suddenly, you start to feel all Eat, Pray, Love about your life. What does it all mean if you go to bed with your laptop and iPad and wake up to enjoy aRead More »from Dear Single Ladies: An Open Letter(Why It’s Perfectly Fine that You’re Not Married)
My husband of 10 years has never been diagnosed, but has had many drastically changing mood swings over the years. He is set off on being irrationally mean/hateful and this always obviously happens during the fall/winter months usually beginning around December of every year. He can be the sweetest most loving husband and father in his other personality, which is most of the time.
Like what happened 4 years ago when our son was diagnosed with autism, a severe personality shift has happened this time. He began by getting angry over little things and leaving the house to stay at his office overnight. This left me very insecure and confused. At the same time, he was and is still telling me he wants a divorce. For the first time in our marriage, he has moved out of the house and has been gone for 3 weeks. He acts like a completely different man than the one I married (just like the severe personality change I experienced 4 years ago where he wanted divorce and constantly said he hatedRead More »from Husband Suddenly Wants Divorce-
I'd rather argue with myself#1 - you get to sleep alone, undisturbed by the tractor & someone getting up and down to wee
#2 - you get to watch what you want to watch, when you want to watch it
#3 - you can let silence fall around you like a cloak
#4 - you aren't liable for anyone else's debts and you'll never have to pay a lawyer to help you break up with someone
#5 - you won't compromise, or be distracted from, your personal goals
#6 - you'll know precisely what's in the plastic containers in the fridge, cause you put it there
#7 - you won't waste time banging heads with someone who doesn't 'get' you
#8 - unless you have company, the toilet seat stays in the proper position.
Welcome to the world of Singledom
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It's hardly a surprise that every couple has at least one sore spot that consistently triggers a down-and-dirty battle. But opening the lines of communication -- and a little TLC -- can lead to a compromise you can both live with.
From clashes over cash to arguments about inlaws -- every couple has a sore spot that, given the right triggers, can explode in a full-blown battle. But although we all fight about common issues, each couple's successful solutions are unique.
Turning the battleground into a level playing field begins with communication. If you and your partner can talk about the problem, you can probably find a solution that works for you.
Corey and Mark used to squabble every evening over whose turn it was to wash the dishes. Finally, they decided to buy a dishwasher -- expensive, but a small price for peace, they thought.
"I should have known," says Corey. "We started arguing over whose turn it was to load and unload the machine." A marriage in crisis?Read More »from 8 issues all couples clash over
Anyone who's been caught at a wedding reception or a cocktail party discussing recent precipitation knows that making small talk isn't as easy as it sounds. On the contrary, conversing with strangers can be awkward, stilted, even painful. But there is an art to it, and it can be mastered. "A golden rule is that you don't have to be brilliant―just nice," says Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D., director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast, in New Albany, Indiana. "If you start with simple, even obvious comments, that makes it easier for others." Here are 10 rules―gleaned from communication specialists and women whose jobs require extensive networking and party-going―for navigating sticky small-talk situations with style and grace.
1. Do a Little Homework
If your conversational skills are more reminiscent of Oscar the Grouch than Oscar Wilde, a bit of preparation is in order. "As I drive to a party, I try to come up with two or three things to talkRead More »from The 10 Big Rules of Small Talk
Women still prefer chivalry while men notice portion sizes in the first meeting, reveals online surveyIf you though chivalry is dead, you may be in for a shocker. In a survey conducted by a leading matrimonial portal, 62% women expect their prospective partners to open doors and hold out chairs. Not only that, being a miser only makes things worse for men. The poll received responses from over 5,200 Shaadi.com members across India and have thrown open some surprising facts.
Read: Want to marry rich?
According to the survey, both men and women shared the same opinion when it came to meeting their potential partner unaccompanied. Unlike the earlier generations, today's prospective marriage seekers prefer the first meeting to be away from relatives and at a neutral venue. Not only that, 57% men get put-off if the woman comes accompanied by a relative and friend. But they are still orthodox when it comes to footing the bill as 70% women expect men to pay on the first meeting.
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Lonnie Lowery, PH.D., RD, leads a double life. At 42, he's not only a competitive bodybuilder but also a professor of exercise and nutrition science at Winona State University in Minnesota. In the classroom and in the weight room, Lowery has learned to use every waking hour to stay leaner than people half his age.
Some of Lowery's tactics actually go against the advice you may have read in Men's Health over the years. But as we follow his daily routine, I'll point out these tactics and explain why he's using them. As they say in the fitness biz, it's okay to break the rules, as long as you know what they are and why you're breaking them.
Just keep in mind that nobody eats and exercises this way year-round. Lowery uses this regimented, disciplined approach only when he's trying to become extremely lean for one specific event. (A good approach for you, too.) He doesn't exactly pig out the rest of the year, but he does eat more to allow his body to recover.
Consider this your graduate