How to Read Food Labels


You cannot measure every morsel that passes your lips, but it is a good idea to measure most foods and beverages until you get a feel for portion sizes. It is a supersized world out there, and most people are surprised to find that their idea of a single serving is actually two or three.

If you are into bells and whistles, there are food scales that are preprogrammed with nutritional information, as well as scales that will keep a running total of your daily food and nutrient intake for you. The only tools you really need, however, are a simple and inexpensive gram scale, dry and liquid measuring cups, and idea on reading food labels.

Among all of the mentioned tools, reading food labels seem to be the most effective way of determining the right kind of food to be bought in the supermarket. It lets you make sensible food selections. Through the Nutrition Facts section in a particular item in the grocery, you can identify the amount of serving sizes provided in that product.

With food labels, you can clearly understand the amount and kinds of nutrients that are provided in the item. Usually, it contains the information on saturated fat, sodium, total fat, fiber, and cholesterol amount per serving.

However, understanding and reading these food labels can be very perplexing. A typical consumer would definitely ask what those numbers mean and how it will affect her diet intake if ever she will religiously follow the serving guide as stipulated on the food label.


To further have a clear and more comprehensive understanding of the items stated in the food label, here is a list of things that you need to know:

1. Serving size
This is the primary item you will see in a food label.
The amount of servings stated in the food label refers to the quantity of food people usually consume. However, this does not necessarily mean that it reflects your very own amount of food intake.
Moreover, serving size determines the amount of nutrients that enters the body. This means that if you will follow strictly what the serving size is, you will obtain the same amount of nutrients according to the serving size that was given in the label.

For instance, if the serving size says one serving size is equal to 54 grams, that would mean you have to measure 54 grams and eat that and you have just eaten one serving. So to speak, the amount of nutrients stated in the food label is the same amount that has entered your body considering the fact that you have just eaten 54 grams.

However, if you have eaten everything, and the food label says that each pack is equivalent to 4 servings, you have to calculate the amount of nutrients that have entered your body. This means that if the food label says 250 calories per serving that means you have to multiply it to four to get the total amount of calories you have taken.

2. Nutrients
This refers to the list of available nutrients in a particular item. It is also where the nutritional claims of the product based on the recommended daily dietary allowance are stated. Usually, the nutritional amounts are based on both the 2,500-calorie diets and the 2,000 recommended dietary allowances.

In order to understand the numeric value of each item, you should know that the % daily value that the food label indicates is actually based on how a particular food corresponds to the recommended daily dietary allowance for a 2,000 calorie.

If in the event that you have purchased an item that has a dietary allowance different from the 2,000-calorie diet, you just have to divide the stipulated amount by 2,000 and you will be able to identify the %daily value for the nutrients.

3. Ingredients
This refers to the list of the ingredients that were used to manufacture the product. The listing is usually arranged from the main ingredients that have the greater amount by weight up to the smallest quantity. This simply means that the actual quantity of the food includes the biggest quantity of the main ingredient or the first item and the minimum amount of the very last ingredient.

4. Label claim
This refers to the kinds of nutritional claims of a particular food item. For instance, if an item says it is sodium-free, it has less than 5 milligrams per serving or a low fat item actually contains 3 grams of fat or less.

Indeed, reading food labels can be very tedious and confusing. Nevertheless, once you get the hang of it, it would be easier for you to watch your diet because you can already control the amount of food that you take.


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DIY: OrganicToothpaste Teeth Whitener



Confession If there is one thing I could get fix it's my teeth. Now that am in front of the camera my smile is very important, which is why famous actors and actresses and TV personalities spend thousands of dollars for that perfect smile. When I meet people the one thing they say to is "You really have a great smile!", but I don't see it. All I see is stained, crooked uneven teeth.



Many people who can't afford the thousand dollar smile like Housewives of Atlanta Nene Leakes, she once claimed to have spent $80,000 on that smile, but also said on a different occasion she got her
teeth done for free, she does have a really beautiful smile. Anyway some people opt for more affordable ways to get that perfect smile and thats with over the counter strips, whitening gels, toothpaste, etc. Options like Bleaching, laser treatments can also cost a pretty penny, and insurance companies won't cover it... DAMMIT!! If you have good teeth already, be grateful and blessed, and these options may be good, but ther've been claims that those options can do more harm than good to your teeth by making them extremely sensitive and painful.

I did some research as I am trying to make a complete crossover to a more organic lifestyle. I am always looking for options and have become a little obsessed with DIY stuff. So I said why not make my own toothpaste that's organic, better and for a whiter smile. Yes I still want to get my teeth fixed, but until I can afford it, I'd might as well make them whiter than they are so when I do smile, I light up the room, LOL!



So here is a super simple DIY toothpaste recipe I created and use that really works for getting my teeth white. You will need...

1/2 tp Organic Coconut oil 
1/2 tp Tumeric powder
Few drops of peppermint oil


Mix them together, brush for 2 minutes and rinse that's it! ***Make sure to also rinse out your sink really good after because the turmeric can stain it.*** I do this twice a day morning and evening, you will notice a difference right away and so will others when you smile.

Please comment and share below how it worked for you or other DIY's you like me to do. Last subscribe to the blog by entering your email on the upper right side of this post to get the my post delivered directly to your inbox and never miss a post.



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Working Out At Home












Work out at home, the thought of germ-infested elliptical machines and icy winter roads to the gym make your living room workout bliss that much better. Here are nine reasons why your home gym is where it’s at this season.

1. You Never Have to Face the Cold:

All warm and cozy in your house? Good thing your gym is 10 feet in front of you.
Winter Wonderland Stay Inside


2. Gym Schedules Don’t Dictate Your Routine:

Gym closed because of a snowstorm? Shaun T is still waiting for you in your living room, shouting, “Let’s GOOOO!” You won’t have to miss a chance to “dig deeper”.You Can Do It Shaun T.

3. You Don’t Have to Care How You Look:

Rocking polka dot leggings with a striped sports bra? Haven’t brushed your hair? Does it matter? Nope. (Unless you’re going to take an Instagram selfie later…then you might wanna do a booger check.) It doesn't matter how you look when you work out

4. The Germs Are Your Own:

With flu season in full swing, it’s an absolute blessing that you don’t have to worry whether the super-sweaty guy in the bro tank wiped down the treadmill. Instead, you get to swim in your own sweat and worry about cleaning it up after The Chew.


5. Results and Recovery Are as Far Away as the Kitchen:

There’s nothing worse than when you’ve just finished an intense workout and have to wait an hour or more to down your favorite post-workout fuel. Lucky for you, your Recovery Formula is a just a hop, step, and skip away. Results and Recovery Are as Far as the Kitchen.




6. Make Any Weird Grunts or Faces You Want:

Worried about those noises you make when you’re pushing yourself to the limit? Don’t sweat it! Go ahead, let out a triumphant yell every time you finish a superset.
Make as many faces as you want when you work out


7. You Can Literally Roll Out of Bed and Push Play:

There’s no better feeling than rolling out of bed and starting your workout five minutes after your E&E has kicked in.


8. Your Personal Trainer and Cast Members Become Your New Best Friends and Workout Buddies:


Whenever Tony tells you to “Bring It,” Shaun T tells you to “Dig Deeper,” or Sagi tells you to “Beast UP!” you most certainly do. The trainers always say the right things to get you to push harder.
P90X Back Flys.


9. When You’re Done:

You can Sprawl Out On the Floor and Catch Your Breath.
Whether it’s 25 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour-long workout, when it’s over, you get to sprawl out in all your glory, no need to worry about whether or not the floor is gross or who might step on you.


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DIY: Chemical and Toxic Free Bug Spray










Summer is in full swing and that could mean only one thing, Mosquito season! I have been getting bit alot in my sleep that seriously would wake me up scratching hard. I got paranoid because someone said it could be bed bugs and with the zika virus. I went to my doctor and he assured me "Its only mosquito bites and just use bug spray."



So at first I went out and spent around $50 on different bug repellents and anti itch products and guess what, NONE OF THEM WORKED! I was still getting bit and it was keeping me up at night. The sprays, wipes and diffuser were highly chemical and dangerous to our health even if you use them use them outdoors like the product says. I needed something I can use indoors and out. I wasn't getting bit out doors, it was indoors as I slept. They say that mosquitoes can hide in your air conditioner and as soon as you turn it on they come out at night.

I did some major research which is one reasons I didn't post this earlier. I wanted to do test to see if my powerful bug spray creation would work, and it does!

Bugs hate the scent of Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, rosemary, Citronella and Eucalyptus. Well here's what you'll need...

Ingredients:

Lavender oil
lemon Juice (Fresh, oil or bottled)
Tea Tree  oil
Peppermint oil
Rosemary oil 
Citronella oil
Witch Hazel
Liquid Coconut oil 
Distilled water 
Medium or 12 oz plastic spray bottle

Instructions:

Add equal parts of distilled water, Liquid Coconut oil and Witch Hazel in the bottle, than add 30 drops of each essential oil, shake and that's it! So simple, you can carry it with you or what I do is I spray it over my bed sheets before I go to sleep and also my exposed skin and I haven't been bitten. I was in Home Depot the other day and over heard a guy complaining about getting bit at night, he was like a collage student and was looking for something to stop it. I whispered to him don't buy that chemical spray stuff it doesn't work and told him about my DIY bug repellent remedy.


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HEALTHY RECIPE: Mediterranean Turkey Burgers



Grilling season is almost here. Are you going to make the same boring burgers again this year? Now is a perfect time to step up your burger game and try something totally different. These turkey burgers topped with crisp veggies and a tangy yogurt sauce are an exciting upgrade from the average burger patty. Sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, garlic, and oregano give them Mediterranean flavor in every bite. They might become your new go-to recipe for summer.

One of the secrets that make these turkey burger patties so good, is the spinach that’s mixed in with the meat. It’s dark green leaves add color and lots of phytonutrients, but it’s really there to help keep the meat moist and tender as it cooks. Frozen spinach is a good choice because it’s pre-cooked and you can use only what you need and keep the rest in the freezer for another meal. Thaw it for a few seconds in the microwave, then wrap it in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much of the excess liquid as you can. (If you use fresh spinach, toss about two cups of it into a heated skillet coated with nonstick spray and stir for a few minutes until just wilted, then squeeze it as described.)

It may be tempting to buy a jar of plump sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, but save yourself the extra fat and calories and choose the dehydrated variety. Simply soak the amount you need in hot water for a few minutes before chopping. Once they’re rehydrated, they’re just as plump and flavorful as the tomatoes in oil, but they have zero fat.

As flavorful as these turkey burger patties are, it’s the toppings that make them stand out from the crowd. The creamy yogurt sauce spiked with lemon, garlic, and dill will make you forget all about ketchup and mustard. Crunchy onions and cucumber, and the surprising addition of sliced beets give them a full serving of vegetables and make them a filling meal with or without a bun. You can buy cooked beets in the produce section or deli of many grocery stores, or look for cooked beets in jars or cans.

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Total Time: 30 min.

Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 6 servings


Ingredients:
¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided use
¼ tsp. dried dill weed
1½ lbs. 93% lean ground turkey
1 medium red onion, thinly slice half, finely chop half, divided use
¼ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 oz. frozen spinach, thawed, squeeze out liquid using a kitchen towel, chopped
6 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 large egg
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 cooked medium beet, sliced thin
¼ medium cucumber, sliced thin


Preparation:
1. To make yogurt sauce, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, and dill in a small bowl; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.

2. Preheat grill or broiler to high.
3. Combine turkey, chopped onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, cheese, remaining 1 clove garlic, oregano, bread crumbs, and egg in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well with clean hands. Form turkey mixture evenly into six patties.
4. Grill or broil patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle.
5. Serve patties topped evenly with yogurt sauce, onion slices, beet, and cucumber.




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Tips for losing weight safely











People who want to lose weight commonly, and first of all, think about reducing the amount of food they eat. This may be quite a solution but not exactly the best there is. In fact, depending on the amount you reduce in your food intake, it may even be dangerous to one's health. So how does one lose weight effectively and safely? Here are some points one should consider when trying to lose weight:

Beware of the Crash Diets
Most people think that trimming down the calories can alone shed off their unwanted excess. Probably this is because of the fad there is in advertising about low-calorie food products and beverages. What people don't know is that this could be dangerous because when they decrease their calorie intake way to below the required levels, the body begins to digest the fats. Sounds good but it doesn't actually. Burning fat requires a lot of energy. Since there is not much energy in the body to facilitate metabolism of fat, it will run at a very slow pace resulting to fatigue, illness and weak immune system.

Low-calorie diet is also compensated for by the body by burning muscle. People on this type of diet who revert back to their old eating habits end up gaining back some, if not all the weight they have shed off. This would consist mainly of fats. And since fats have more volume per mass than muscle, they end up having the same weight as before but more bulkier. In losing weight, one should keep in mind that they should lose excess body fats only.
However, one can try out eating small meals at more frequent intervals. This way the body will not think that it is being starved and will not store food as fat.

Eat Properly
One may have considered junking the crash diet option but he should also not forget to watch what he is eating. Variety must always be considered so that one may be able to get the necessary nutrients from his diet.It is also healthier to eat food which are roasted, steamed or broiled rather than fried. It is also important to include a lot of fiber in the diet. Frequent rehydration is also necessary.

Pump Up lean Muscle Mass
Muscles burn calories when they work; they even do so at rest. Unlike fats which just lie around, bulge around the pants and dangle beneath the sleeves, muscles burn calories all-day round. With this fact, one can start weight loss by increasing muscle mass. The more muscles, the less fat will be left. This is attainable starting with working out with resistance exercises.

Engaging in Aerobics
Aerobics are not only good for the heart by increasing cardio-vascular endurance. Aerobics also help in increasing lean muscle mass while simultaneously decreasing excess body fat. Aside from these, aerobics make the metebolic process more efficient and its rate high, even after a long while. Imagine burning fat efficiently while driving along the freeway or even while watching television.

Extra "Push"
Some people believe that smoking and caffeine can actually help in losing weight. This can perhaps be true; however, they do the body more harm than good because of their side-effects. For that extra "push", one can try out taking food supplements. Afterall, 95% of these products out in the market actually does good.

On Taking Diet Pills
Over-the-counter diet pills affect the amount of weight one loses as well as how long one keeps that amount of weight off. However, one must be wary of the side-effects of these diet pills. As such, one must faithfully follow the instructions provided for in the packaging. It is also prudent to consult the physician anyway before trying out these drugs and also to find out which type would be best for the individual.

Losing weight does not have to mean sacrifice and suffering. It actually means opening up to a more full and healthy life where one may not have to feel bad about himself having to look the way he does
or not being able to do what he wants to do. Losing weight might entail a little adjustments plus the discomforts, but as the old saying goes, "no pain, no gain." Besides fat, what has one got to lose anyway?


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How to Achieve Your Goals If You're Born to Lose




Some individuals are just born losers, which mean that these people are bound to fail more than others. If you think that you belong in that category, then you a change of pace to start enjoying life more fully. There are some approaches that have been tried and proven by the experts and pros. You might find that you're not such a big loser after all.

Understanding Yourself
Take a pen and paper and give yourself a brief evaluation. Write down the things that you believe are your strengths and weaknesses. It is very likely that you have more items in your weakness list compared to the ones in your strengths list if you are a born loser. Next, try to write down the reasons why you have the strength or weakness. For example, if you listed down "Patient" in your strength list, put some more specific details such as "I am willing to wait several months to save for a new mp3 player" or if you wrote down "Lazy" in your weakness list, you can correlate by stating "I do not like to wake up until after 10 in the morning."

Knowing the specifics of your strengths and weaknesses can help you become more adept in improving the hindrances. It is vital that you know and understand how you can use your strengths as
foundation, as well as turn your weaknesses into strengths gradually. You can aim to change one to three weaknesses at a time.

Changing Your Weaknesses
You need to give yourself time to improve on your weaknesses. Be specific in your action plan by creating steps toward your goal. For example, if you are "weakened" by "Lack of focus", you can start enhancing in that area by doing activities like "Reading more books about the matter for at least 30 minutes a day" or "Listening to a person talk for at least 1 minute before losing focus." Improve in the activities regularly by increasing the time frame and adding more challenges.

Learning from Winners
It is recommended that you stick with individuals who are successful and born winners. This way, you can adapt their habits and personality that will, in time, lead to nonstop success. Winners and leaders have great traits that you can follow, such as perseverance, critical thinking, stability under pressure, competence and the aspiration to never give up. Adopt these qualities as your own and use the individuals as your role models.

Read about people who have successfully made it in their chosen fields of interest. One of the reasons why you may fail constantly is because you are choosing the aspects where you are worst at. Try to ask yourself the things that you truly care about or even study and review without anyone needing to tell you to. These are the features that you are most likely talented in.


























Remembering Success
Should you encounter success or achieve your goals, use these as motivational tools to remind you that you are always capable of gaining bigger benefits from larger tasks. Look back on your previous accomplishments and use these finished objectives to lead to your ultimate goal. It is also wise to expect failure once in a while, but you should use this as a way to learn. Failure should always be an opportunity for you to do better the next time.




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My The Boy Review










Anyone that knows me knows I love horror films. I been wanting to see this film when it came out and finally got a chance to check it out. I had high hopes for this film and to my surprise it was a huge let down.

The story goes, A young woman who looks like a teenage is hire to be a nanny to a little boy, but the boy isn't a boy or is he? The boy is a doll. I know, I know we seen this before right? Remeber the 1978 movie Magic with Anthony Hopkins...ok maybe you weren't born yet. How about Chucky ("You Wanna Play"), or how about Dead Silence in 2007, and most recently Annabelle. I could go on and on naming other films that are better than this film.

The parents of The Boy is an elderly couple who you is planning a trip and needed someone to care
for The Boy, I mean the doll, whatever! The nanny doesn’t take her duties seriously as she can't believe these people are serious. So what do you think happens...strange things, ok knock here, knock there hear a knock, there a boom, wait did the doll just move? It gets so wired that she begins to believe that this doll is The Boy.

It's extremely sad that Hollywood has lost it creativity in green lighting good films anymore. It's a dime a dozen now. This film will make you throw any doll you have in the garbage just as I thought
this movie was...GARBAGE!! It hasn't done well at the box office, so they will try to make there money back with Dvd and oversea sales. I have been watching quite a few horror short on YouTube and thought these should be made into a full length movie. So Hollywood take a look at youtube you will find alot of good quality stuff to turn into some great films.

As for this film....leave The Boy in the toy chess and stop with the reboots and get your creative side going. Check out the Trailer below.



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BREAKING: Ben Affleck new role

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I Cаn Sее Yоur Underwear










Do you remember the Rhyme :
I’m going to Kentucky
I’m going to the fair
I met a senorita
with flowers in her hair

Shake it senorita, shake it all you can

So all the boys around you

Can see your underwear.


Rumble to the bottom, rumble to the top
And turn around and turn around
Until you make a stop.



Well, this is the thought that comes into my head when I am teaching a class. Whісhеvеr brand you сhооѕе, thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt thіng to lооk fоr is substantial fabric that has ѕоmе bееfіnеѕѕ to іt and gооd rесоvеrу іn thе Lусrа оr ѕраndеx. 
Good rесоvеrу mеаnѕ that the fаbrіс will bоunсе back ԛuісklу when you stretch іt. The better thе recovery thе lоngеr thе lеggіngѕ wіll last before thеу start to bаg оut and become mіѕѕhареn.

Thе bееfіnеѕѕ іѕ сrіtісаl іn thе fаbrіс fоr a few rеаѕоnѕ: First, уоu don’t wаnt there to bе too muсh grіn-thrоugh when you wear уоur leggings (grіn-thrоugh mеаnѕ уоu саn ѕее уоur ѕkіn thrоugh thе fаbrіс when stretched), аnd, secondly, the bееfіеr thе fаbrіс the mоrе support you wіll hаvе when wearing thеm.

Leggings аrе оnе the bіggеѕt fаѕhіоn trеndѕ fоr fall, whісh means уоu'rе gоіng to ѕее them еvеrуwhеrе you lооk. Hоwеvеr, lеggіngѕ аrе аlѕо оnе оf thоѕе trісkу ѕtуlеѕ that a lоt оf wоmеn wear completely wrоng аnd оnе thаt mаnу оthеr wоmеn completely аvоіd fоr thе sheer fеаr оf wearing thеm wrong.
That way уоu саn get out thеrе wіth thе fаѕhіоnаblе оnеѕ аnd take оn wеаrіng lеggіngѕ with ѕtуlе thіѕ season.



Hеrе are ѕоmе соmmоn mistakes whеn wearing lеggіngѕ: 

Leggings = Pаntѕ

Thе fabric on a рrореr lеggіng ѕhоuld bе thісk ѕо you do nоt ѕее the реrѕоn'ѕ skin рееkіng thrоugh. If уоu саn see through thе leggings, thеn they're probably tоо thin or thеу'rе tіghtѕ, nоt leggings, and tіghtѕ are NOT раntѕ. In fact, іt'ѕ a gооd rulе оf thumb to wеаr lеggіngѕ аѕ іf they аrе not раntѕ аѕ wеll.

Tight Top + Tight Bоttоmѕ
Mаnу women trу tо сооrdіnаtе lеggіngѕ wіth сrорреd оr tight, fіttеd tорѕ. Nо matter how grеаt уоu lооk from thе rear, bаlаnсе аnd lауеrіng аrе іmроrtаnt whеn іt comes to wеаrіng lеggіngѕ wеll. Lеggіngѕ аrе more lіkе tіghtѕ than раntѕ. Bаlаnсе out form-fitting leggings wіth lооѕеr, roomier tорѕ, ѕwеаtеrѕ, оr tunics.

The Wаlkіng Anаtоmу Lеѕѕоn
If уоu wаnt an аnаtоmу lesson, уоu'd gо buy уоurѕеlf a Fеmаlе Anаtоmу Dоll, nоt gо tо thе mаll lооkіng fоr wоmеn. Wear leggings wіth longer ѕhіrtѕ, tunics, оr a ѕhоrt drеѕѕ. Thіnk mіd-thіgh length оr, at the ѕhоrtеѕt, right bеlоw thе hір аnd соvеr thаt rear.

Disco Rеvіvаl
Whіlе there іѕ рrоbаblу ѕоmе wоmаn оut there who саn rосk ѕоmе silver, gold, or hіgh-glоѕѕ leggings. Whеn іt comes tо lеggіngѕ, ѕtееr сlеаr of the ѕhіnе, whісh can show bulges оr create thеm еvеn where thеrе аrе no bulges. Stick tо opaque, shine-free lеggіngѕ. 



Life Iѕ One Bіg Aеrоbісѕ Clаѕѕ
Life іѕ NOT оnе bіg аеrоbісѕ сlаѕѕ, so please dоn't gо around drеѕѕіng like іt іѕ.


How tо Wеаr Lеggіngѕ thе Rіght Wау
Mаkе nо mistake. Leggings аrе nоt just for wоmеn wіth bunѕ of ѕtееl. If уоu wear thеm well, anyone оf any bоdу tуре саn lооk grеаt in them. Tо hеlр you gеt inspired wіth оutfіt іdеаѕ fоr уоur leggings.

Here аrе some grеаt wауѕ to wear lеggіngѕ: You can wear leggings
With a shirtdress 
Wіth a lоng sweater 
Wіth a tunіс 
Wіth a ѕkіrt 
Wіth lауеrѕ

Bottom line make sure you inspect your leggings before buying them. Make sure they are not see through, keep in mind what you forget to notice...we see.


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My No Good Deed Review



No Good Deed is that movie I can watch over and over again, which I have. Every time it comes on I find myself glued to it from begining to end. So what is No Good Deed? It's a crime thriller that stars Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba while I did say I watch it over and over, there are many flaws in this movie.



The story is about a married woman named Terry (Taraji P. Henson) with two small kids who gets a knock on the door from a stranger named Colin (Idris Elba) who was in a "Car accident" and seeks help, but what what Terry doesn’t know is that Colin is a convicted killer who has escaped. As the story starts to unravels it starts to become clear as to why Colin knocked on Terry's door, and it not because of a bump on the head.

This is where the flaws start, so if you haven't seen the film STOP READING NOW! And come back after you seen other wise keep reading. The chemistry between Taraji and Idris is good, as they are friends off camera, but that's the first issue I have, the chemistry should be amazing! Taraji is a powerful actress no matter what I seen her in, she delivers. Edris is a good actor, but I felt he falls short in his performance here, it could be he was doing project after project and maybe was overwhelmed. Taraji had so many amazing moments in this film, it's disappointing that Idris didn't pick up on it. While its not all his fault, the editing played a huge part in the film as it starts to unravel, it becomes choppy.

The cat and mouse game became very tiring after a while because of the missed moments between Taraji and Idris, one moment is when Colin told Terry to "Put this on" and she replied "No am good" he goes to her woth the gun pointing at her and proceeds to run the gun along her face. She thinks he's about to rape her, but a few seconds later he says "Don't flatter yourself", what he should have done was get up and close in her face almost lip to lip and than said his line. It would have been more powerful and heightened the moment. Another thing she hits him a few times, he would have killed her already, but no he continues to tease her with the gun.


Than when they are in the car driving and she signals the police officer with her blinkers and they get pulled over. The officer questions Terry outside of the car asking her "is everything alright?" and she hesitates. This is were a major flaw happens it is night time and early that morning Colin killed to corrections officer who were transposing him back to prison after he was denied release. There should have been a man hunt for him, with his picture all over the news, so when the officer pulls them over and ask Terry to get out of the car to talk to her, he could have said something like "That's a convicted killer, get in my car I will protect you" and Terry could have said "No, my babies are in the car" than Colin could have gotten out and killed the officer.

Now we get to a different house and we discover its Alexa's house, Colin fiancée who he has killed earlier because he suspects she was having a affair while he was locked up. Do you see where am going with this? So Terry's car alarm goes off and Colin ties her up to go shut it off before someone hears it. While he is gone the dead fiancée's cell phone rings and Terry answer it to discover....It's her husband on the other end and puts the pieces together. This is where they should have had a Fatal Attraction style ending, but the ending was weak and a let down.



I would have had the husband come and Terry should have killed them both one for survival and the other for revenge...now there's a twist no one would have seen coming. It's still a good film, but it could have been much better. If you saw it please comment and let me know what you thought, and if you haven't seen it check it out its on cable. I still think they both are great actors, it just this movie was alittle off.


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Feng Shui For Health

Feng shui has long been heralded for its ability to increase people's energy level and give them a much healthier life. This may sound unusual to some people but really think about it.

Feng shui calls for a clutter-free, well lit area with good air circulation. That by itself can do wonders but when applied with various feng shui techniques, it can make amazing improvements in your state of mind.



Nobody likes living in a mess and that can affect you mentally. To maintain a space that is beneficial to your health, there are only three basic needs that have to be met.

Fresh air is very important in the modern world.Thousands of years ago there weren't factories and cars all over that seriously diminish air quality. Even in your home there are many pollutants from things like your stove, refrigerator, and animals.

The easiest way to help eliminate some of these pollutants and to add something beautiful to your home is to get some air purifying plants.

Many types of small palm and fern are renowned for their ability to suck in toxic substances that are in the
air. In addition, they put out oxygen which is always a good thing.

Lighting is very important also. Light is one of the most powerful forms of energy in the universe. Many of us don't get enough sunlight exposure as we need on a daily basis.

Feng shui encourages the use of natural light whenever possible but in areas where that isn't an option, full spectrum lighting is recommended.

The last basic need is to stay free of clutter. Get rid of stuff you don't really need and don't be a pack rat. By starting with these three basics, you can learn more and start applying feng shui cures to your home and life.


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