A Bad Experience On Use of an Eyelash Curler : A real nightmare.

Published July 24, 2016 by teacher dahl

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that eyelash curlers look like medieval torture devices, and it never gets any less terrifying to hold one up to your eyeball. There’s something about having a metal clamp just millimeters away from your eye that really inspires some terrifying “what if” scenarios — and for one woman, those “what if’s just became a reality.

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This lady whose identity is withheld was curling her eyelashes when she suddenly sneezed and accidentally yanked all of them out. Aside from accidentally stabbing yourself in the eye, this is pretty much one of the scariest things that could happen while curling your lashes, and the way she describes it only confirms how horrifying it must have been.
“I really thought I ripped my eyelid in half,” she wrote in a comment.

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Luckily, it appears like she’s been doing okay since the accident occurred, but what been pointed out, it’ll now be super important for her to keep her eyelid clean since she’s lost her first line of defense in keeping bacteria out of her eye.

Here’s hoping she at least remembered to make a wish for each eyelash she lost.
So Ladies, be careful.

from : Goodhousekeeping

 

 

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Published June 21, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
Many community-based drug “take-back” programs offer the best option. Otherwise, almost all medicines can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take the precautions described below.

A small number of medicines may be especially harmful if taken by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. Many of these medicines have specific disposal instructions on their labeling or patient information leaflet to immediately flush them down the sink or toilet when they are no longer needed.

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases and when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse. Below, we list some options and special instructions for you to consider when disposing of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.

Transfer Unused Medicine to Authorized Collectors for Disposal

Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others may accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine.

Disposal in Household Trash

If no medicine take-back programs or DEA-authorized collectors are available in your area, you can also follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in the household trash:1

  1. Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds;
  2. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag;
  3. Throw the container in your household trash;
  4. Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container.

Flushing of Certain Medicines

There is a small number of medicines that may be especially harmful and, in some cases, fatal with just one dose if they are used by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. To prevent accidental ingestion of these potentially dangerous medicines by children, or pets, it is recommended that these medicines be disposed of quickly through a medicine take-back program or by transferring them to a DEA-authorized collector. If these disposal options are not readily available, it is recommended that these medicines be flushed down the sink or toilet as soon as they are no longer needed.

Disposal of Inhaler Products

Another environmental concern involves inhalers used by people who have asthma or other breathing problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Traditionally, many inhalers have contained chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a propellant that damages the protective ozone layer. CFCs have been phased out of inhalers and are being replaced with more environmentally friendly inhaler propellants.
Read handling instructions on the labeling of inhalers and aerosol products, because they could be dangerous if punctured or thrown into a fire or incinerator. To ensure safe disposal that complies with local regulations and laws, contact your local trash and recycling facility.

Environmental Concerns

Some people are questioning the practice of flushing certain medicines because of concerns about trace levels of drug residues found in surface water, such as rivers and lakes, and in some community drinking water supplies.
“The main way drug residues enter water systems is by people taking medicines and then naturally passing them through their bodies,” says Raanan Bloom, Ph.D., an environmental assessment expert at FDA. “Many drugs are not completely absorbed or metabolized by the body and can enter the environment after passing through wastewater treatment plants.”

“While FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency take the concerns of flushing certain medicines in the environment seriously, there has been no indication of environmental effects due to flushing,” Bloom says.

“Nonetheless, FDA does not want to add drug residues into water systems unnecessarily,” adds Hunter.

Source: fda.gov

 

Simple Guides : Sex Using Condoms As Birth Control

Published June 8, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Like flossing your teeth, using condoms is one of those things that’s necessary but not always enjoyable. But as we all learned back in sex education when used properly, a penis raincoat can protect you from STIs and pregnancy more effectively than any other method.
That’s why we freaked when we saw this study, which suggests that pretty much no one is using them. Of the 25 women aged 18-24 that were interviewed, only two of them said using condoms consistently is important. And even those two women didn’t use them every time they had sex.

“A lot of women are using birth control, so they’re less concerned about an unwanted pregnancy,” says NYC-based sex therapist Michael Aaron, Ph.D. “But it’s worrisome because you can’t mitigate STIs using the Pill or an IUD.”

In the study, the top reason why women skipped the love glove was because they thought sex feels better without one. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here are five surefire ways to make getting down with condoms sexy as hell.

“Condoms feel rubbery and there’s more unpleasant resistance than skin-on-skin contact,” says Aaron. Word.

Luckily, there’s a simple fix for this dilemma: lube, people! “Even though condoms come with some lubrication on them, I advocate for adding more,” says Aaron. “It reduces friction, which enhances physical sensations.”

You may want to try a silicone-based formula, which is thicker and longer lasting than water-based varieties. (Steer clear of lubes containing oil, which can cause latex to deteriorate.)

Apply one to three drops, focusing on the head of the penis. “This is the first point of entry, and the thrusting motion of sex has a suction-like effect that disperses the lube all around,” Aaron says. We always wondered how that worked.

The upside of dulling his below-the-belt sensations with a condom is that “it lessens the intensity for guys who struggle with rapid ejaculation, which helps them last longer,” says Aaron. That means you reap the rewards. Hello, O-town!

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Take advantage by indulging in high-friction positions like doggy style and side-by-side, which research shows are particularly stimulating for guys.

Condom inventors have been busy, and it’s worth experimenting with some of their creations. We’re talking ribbed and studded textures (external for your pleasure and internal for him), thin designs, channels created to help the flow of lube, warming condoms, tingly condoms, twisted and enlarged heads, and glow-in-the-dark materials. There’s something for everyone!

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“Textured condoms may be appealing to women because they can rub up against the wall of her vagina more effectively,” says Aaron. Duly noted.

When you’re in the heat of the moment, the last thing you want to do is race to the bathroom for a sperm goalie, unwrap it, and maneuver it onto his joystick.
Solution: Keep the condom in your bedside table and put it on in a sultry way. “Incorporate it into foreplay so it feels like part of the flow, rather than a disruption,” says Aaron. Depending on your oral dexterity, you can try using your mouth to roll the rubber onto his penis. Alternately, you can give his family jewels some oral love while he puts it on himself.

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Other options from Aaron: Straddle his chest (facing his peen) so he gets a sexy view while you slide it on. Lastly (and our personal favorite), you can position yourself over his mouth and have him go down on you while you roll it on. Think of it as a safe and sexy 69.
If condoms are taking a toll on your pleasure, try certain moves to amplify the amount of pressure you feel, says Aaron. He suggests missionary with your legs closer together, the G-Whiz, or the Seashell.

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“These modifications and positions temporarily change the dimensions of your vagina during sex, making the vaginal canal narrower and/or shorter,” says Aaron. “As a result, his penis will feel bigger and tighter inside of you, which will increase sensation.”
All of that plus a generous amount of lube = a solid roll in the hay.

Source: Women’s Health.com

Expose Children to Vegetables Early and Often

Published May 16, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests.

expose babies to vegetables early and often to adopt healthy eating habitsThe researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in the Institute of Psychological Sciences, also found that even fussy eaters are able to eat a bit more of a new vegetable each time they are offered it.

The research, involving babies and children from the UK, France and Denmark, also dispelled the popular myth that vegetable tastes need to be masked or given by stealth in order for children to eat them.

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Professor Hetherington said: “For parents who wish to encourage healthy eating in their children, our research offers some valuable guidance.

“If you want to encourage your children to eat vegetables, make sure you start early and often. Even if your child is fussy or does not like veggies, our study shows that 5-10 exposures will do the trick.”

In the study, which was funded by the EU, the research team gave artichoke puree to 332 children from three countries aged from weaning age to 38 months. During the experiment each child was given between five and 10 servings of at least 100g of the artichoke puree in one of three versions: basic; sweetened, with added sugar; or added energy, where vegetable oil was mixed into the puree.

There was also little difference in the amounts eaten over time between those who were fed basic puree and those who ate the sweetened puree, which suggests that making vegetables sweeter does not make a significant difference to the amount children eat.

Younger children consumed more artichoke than older children. This is because after 24 months children become reluctant to try new things and start to reject foods – even those they previously liked. Among the children, four distinct groups emerged. Most children (40 percent) were “learners” who increased intake over time. Of the group, 21 percent consumed more than 75 percent of what was offered each time and they were called “plate-clearers”.

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Those who ate less than 10g even by the fifth helping were classified as “non-eaters”, amounting to 16 percent of the cohort, and the remainder were classified as “others” (23 percent) since their pattern of intake varied over time. Non-eaters, who tended to be older pre-school children, were the most fussy, the research found.

Globe artichoke was chosen as the sample vegetable because, as part of the research, parents were surveyed and artichoke was one of the least-offered vegetables. NHS guidelines are to start weaning children onto solid foods at six months.

The research has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Source: University of Leeds

Canned vs. Fresh Fish

Published May 16, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Question

Does canned fish like tuna and salmon have the same nutritional value as fresh fish?
The canned products are certainly cheaper, available and convenient.

Answer
Yes, fresh and canned fish have roughly the same nutritional value, according to experts and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. And whether to eat one over the other isn’t an obvious choice, because each has advantages and disadvantages, said Alice Lichtenstein, a professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Canned tends to be cheaper and easier than fresh, with a longer shelf life. But it also tends to have more sodium than fresh, she said, and many people prefer the taste of fresh.

Canned fish is also more likely to be wild than farmed, said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian and manager of nutrition services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute; some types of farmed fish have been found to be high in pollutants. Plus, canned fish such as sardines generally provide more calcium, because the calcium-rich bones are softened by processing and therefore more likely to be eaten.

In terms of mercury levels, a particular concern for pregnant women, Dr. Lichtenstein said she suspected that canned fish like salmon probably contains less mercury than fresh, because smaller-size fish, which carry less mercury than larger ones, are more likely to end up in cans.

If you choose canned, fish canned in oil is more likely than fish packed in water to retain more omega-3 fatty acids, considered good brain food, Ms. Kirkpatrick said, because the oil helps keep the nutrients in the fish. Oil adds extra calories, but if packing in oil means someone will eat fish they wouldn’t otherwise, it’s worth it, Dr. Lichtenstein said.

“Bottom line,” Ms. Kirkpatrick said, “it’s important to get your omega-3s, and one of the easiest and most affordable ways to do that is to go canned. You won’t be skimping on nutrition.”

 

Source: well.blogs.nytimes

Fiesta Float

Published May 7, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Cooking Tools Needed:
Bowl
Pan
Spatula
Measuring Cups
Ingredients
1 pack (200 grams) Graham Cracker
2 packs (250 ml each) All-Purpose Cream (refrigerated)
¼ cup Condensed Milk (sweetened)
1 can (832 grams) Del Monte
Fiesta Fruit Cocktail (drained)
Cooking Procedure:
Arrange pieces of graham crackers to cover bottom of an 8” x 8” or similar pan.

Mix all-purpose cream and milk. Spread a portion on top of graham crackers. Arrange a portion of DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail over cream. Repeat layering using the remaining graham, cream mixture and fruits.

Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Slice and serve.

Optional: Crush remaining graham crackers and sprinkle on top.

*possible substitutes: 50-60 pieces broas, milk biscuits or chocolate cookies

Makes 16 servings

Health  Notes: Milk is rich in calcium and promotes strong bones and teeth.

Source: DelMonteKitchenomics

 

 

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