Archive for August, 2010

NMEDA Can Help

Posted by on Aug 17 2010 | Uncategorized

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit association that can help disabled people regain their independence.

Whether you suffer a disability yourself or you are a caregiver, NMEDA may be the extra assistance you need to find equipment that will enable mobility.

This is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for the disabled. NMEDA dealers sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for the disabled.

NMEDA has both regular dealers and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Dealers.

The QAP is a nationally recognized accreditation program within the Adaptive Mobility Equipment industry. The fundamental belief that motivates these QAP dealers is the belief that satisfying customers consistently requires a calculated approach to quality.

I was curious about how close I am to a qualified dealer. I visited the home page and entered my zip code into the dealers locator. I found that a dealer is approximately 45 miles away from me. Try it yourself! Enter your own zip code and see how close you are. Leave a comment here to share what you find!

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Eating Well-Done Meat Increases Risk of Developing Bladder Cancer

Posted by on Aug 17 2010 | Uncategorized

Charring meat by heavily cooking it can lead to the development of cancer-causing chemicals in the meat.

People who eat well-done meat double their risk of developing bladder cancer compared to people who eat rarer meat. This is due to the heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that form when meat is cooked at very high heat.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has identified 17 different HCAs that contribute to cancer. Other research has also established that these chemicals increase pancreatic cancer.

Keeping meat away from direct flames when grilling it will help to reduce the development of HCAs. Slow-cooking meat is another way to reduce HCA formation.

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Shopping Spree Anyone?

Posted by on Aug 16 2010 | Uncategorized

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

Don’t you love a good shopping spree? How about one where you spend something other than your own money…even better, right? What if you had $200 to spend on wool products from American Comfortwear?

I personally would have a blast doing this. I wandered around this site and easily found many things I’d love.

Isn’t this lovely?

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Before you react to the idea of a wool camisole…you need to understand this is not your Grandma’s itchy wool. No…the folks at Rambler’s Way have figured out how to make their wool soft and comfortable. Even better…this is not hot and heavy wool…it’s breathable and completely comfortable to enable you to wear it every month of the year.

I’m an animal lover, so I was happy to read their humane animal-handling practices. They breed their sheep naturally and they graze rotationally.They use humane handling systems to shear and sort. They use trained animals to protect and move their flocks also.

Visit this beautiful website and browse their plentiful selection of soft worsted wool apparel. Everything you will find is made sustainably right here on American soil, too.

Visit my sponsor: American Comfortwear

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Fluoride From China

Posted by on Aug 14 2010 | Uncategorized

Much of the fluoride added to municipal water supplies is imported from China and is contaminated with heavy metals.

Fluoride tested in Boulder, CO was found to contain lead levels of 40 milligrams per bag and arsenic levels of 50 milligrams per bag. The bags were imported from China under no regulatory monitoring.

Heavy metal contamination is only one concern over the practice of water fluoridation. Fluoride is a well-known toxic chemical.

Fluoride toothpaste shows a warning that anyone who consumes more than a pea-size amount must contact a poison control center. This amount of toothpaste contains as much fluoride as just eight ounces of fluoridated water.

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Online Music Education

Posted by on Aug 11 2010 | Uncategorized

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

Music lovers wanting a music career…have you ever seriously considered the benefits of earning your degree online?

Imagine earning a Master of Arts in Teaching degree online…and not from a questionable no-name online school. No, I’m talking about a degree from an internationally renowned institution with a century-long history of educating teachers. In fact, US News and World Report ranked this school #22 in the US and #9 among all private universities.

As a student, you will combine interactive online learning with actual experiences in your own area. You also have the opportunity to learn from a teaching faculty recognized for their exemplary contributions to modern education. You also have the unique opportunity to become part of the special USC Trojan Family.

Enjoy full USC student status and benefits…the same status you’d have as a regular student…even participation in commencement ceremonies and free lifetime Alumni Association memberships as well!

Need financial help? Don’t worry…you can utilize a tuition reimbursement program designed exclusively for USC graduates.

Honestly…I can’t think of even one good reason NOT to seriously consider this educational opportunity! What are you waiting for? Read the program information to get all the details.

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Too Much Internet Use Can Cause Depression

Posted by on Aug 07 2010 | Uncategorized

Young people who spend long times on the internet are more likely to be depressed than those who use it moderately. “Pathological” internet use can cause other problems as well like poor physical health, relationship problems, aggressive behavior and psychological disorders.

Young people without mental health problems that use the internet pathologically could develop depression as a consequence.

Symptoms of internet addiction are similar to other types of addictive behavior. These including cravings, neglecting family members and friends, moodiness when not using the computer, and lying about the amount of time spent on the internet.

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