I am a soccer nut so of course I am watching the Women's world cup with my daughters.
Even if you and your girls have not caught the soccer bug there are plenty of good reasons to tune in. To watch strong Women not only play but run the whole tournament the ref's the commentators, the coordinator, all women!!
The commercials Germany has put together one amazing ad with the German's team blowing horns and cheering for the women's team something I have never seen what a great image!!
Great geography and history lessons can be started by looking up the countries or listening the interesting tidbits given in pre-game shows.
The chance to see magic happen whether it is Marta and Brazil, Hope and the USA or Bridgit and Germany there is some great soccer being played and history will be made.
- Becca O | Summer Time Fun – Mon, Jun 27, 2011 4:54 PM EDT
I am a soccer nut so of course I am watching the Women's world cup with my daughters.
- The Editors at Sharecare | Summer Time Fun – Sat, Jun 25, 2011 12:09 AM EDT
When meat meets heat, magic happens. But tagging along with the great, charbroiled flavor of grilled burgers, steaks, chops, and chicken can be invisible compounds that boost cancer risk. Don't bring this up at the next picnic, but HCAs (heterocyclic amines) -- created when amino acids in meat cook at high temperatures -- raise cancer risks. HCA's raised the chances of developing pancreatic cancer risk, for example, by as much as 80%, say University of Minnesota researchers. And PAHs (even more of a mouthful: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which form when fat and juices drip onto a hot, flaming grill, damage your DNA.
Don't give up the grill. You can bypass the hazards with these five smart steps:
- Trim fat, and marinate. Soaking well-trimmed meat and skinless poultry in a tasty, tenderizing marinade reduces HCAs by up to 88%, especially if rosemary's in the mix, say Kansas State University researchers. Ginger and turmeric work, too. Make enough marinade to cover
Ashley Mateo, SELF magazine
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Just because you're expecting doesn't mean you don't want hit the beach this summer, baby! But when you combine sand, surf and pregnancy, there are some important precautions you need to take. First and foremost, ask your doctor if it's okay for you to go to the beach.
If the answer is yes, then here are some tips from obstetrician Kim Hoover, M.D, the University of Alabama Birmingham.
• Go to the beach earlier in the summer when it is less hot
• Avoid direct sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Drink about 8 ounces of water for every hour you are in the sun
• Use at least 30 SPF sunscreen to prevent burning and pregnancy-induced melasma... those blotchy, brown patches on the forehead, upper lip, and cheeks that affect 50 to 75 percent of expectant mothers.
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"No more pencils. No more books. No more teacher's dirty looks," snarls Alice Cooper in the infamous song. But my kids got dirty looks yesterday--from me. I got home at 7 from work; it was the last day of seventh grade and my kids had two hours on their own in the house, in between school and my father coming up to "teensit."
I had charged my 13-year-old-twin boys with keeping the house neat, and making themselves a snack when they got home. Well, you know a snack for teen boys means essentially emptying the contents of the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer into their bellies, and that's just what they did.
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Milk and milk droplets were on the counter, tortilla-chip crumbs were all over the kitchen floor, chicken salad was smeared near the light fixture, chocolate cake bits had landed on the carpet near the Play Station equipment, and the microwave door was ajar. It was, in a word, a disaster zone. After
By GalTime Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
Ticket lust. You know the symptoms: Heart palpitations just thinking of seeing your favorite performer. Sweaty palms just picturing yourself catching that fly ball at a baseball game. You'll do just about anything and pay anything to see the event. The fact it's sold out just makes you want it more. Which of course, is exactly what con artists count on. Ticket lust makes them lots of money! Consumer review website sitejabber.com hears it all when it comes to scams and even the most savvy show and sports goers can fall for a scheme! Their expert Jeremy Gin shared some tips with Galtime on how not to get ripped off.
How widespread are ticket scams?
Most ticket scams go unreported, so putting an exact number on it is difficult. But I think it's fair to say ticket scams are a large and growing problem. Just in the last few months we've seen dozens of new scam sites reviewed by our community. More and more people are "Googling" the ticketsRead More »from Beware Ticket Scams This Summer!
Mooommm… I want to come home!
But can't you pleassse pick me up? I hate it here!
I don't care how much you paid. Come get me now!
Ah the joys of camp …or that weekend with Grandma. Right? And we wanted our kids to come back so excited after their first time away from home.
I'll never forget sending my son to camp the first time. I'd combed the brochures to find just the perfect camp (or so I thought). Even purchased the world's best (or so said the manager) sleeping bag and camp paraphernalia. My kid lasted forty-eight hours before I finally drove to pick him up.
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- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Summer Time Fun – Tue, Jun 21, 2011 5:44 PM EDT
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Pets are good for you--well, pets you can walk!
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Researchers from Michigan State University say that your dog may be a big boost to your health. They found that people who owned a dog and regularly took their pooch on walks were 34 percent more likely to be physically fit than those who either didn't have a dog or had one and didn't walk it.
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I wish my dog could go on jogs with me. Believe me, I've tried to get her excited about this, but she stops 654 times to sniff things and hates it when I start jogging, pulling on the leash in protest or just sitting down.
Do you have a dog? Do you walk her regularly or do you tend to get lazy about it?
P.S. Why dogs may be better listeners than guys (giggle). And, has your pooch ever accidentally injured you? (If so, you're not alone.)
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- Jessica Ashley, Senior Editor | Summer Time Fun – Tue, Jun 21, 2011 12:05 AM EDT
The reality is that, even inside our own fences, children can be seriously injured (or worse) by summer activities and gear most of us have in the backyard. Here are five surprising risks every parent, grandparent, and caregiver needs to be aware of so that kids have a safer -- and sillier, splashier, fun-and-games -- summer.
What are your best tips for keeping the brood safe in your own backyard?
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