Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Science of Beauty - Dr. Oz and Dr. Evans...

The Science of Beauty - Skin:

Dr. Oz and Dr. Evans recommended products with vitamins A (Retin), C (Ascorbic Acid), and E (Tocopherol) as well as niacin - plus, it is important to gently exfoliate the skin and wear sunscreen daily. Bleaching creams, laser therapy and chemical peels are also a more expensive option.

Paula Begoun - Face:

Expert Paula Begoun recommends:

  • Cleanser: gentle such as CeraVe or Olay
  • Exfoliant: Glycolic AHA such as Alpha Hydrox
  • Moisturizers: Antioxidants and vitamins C, E & A such as Olay, Clinique or Bobbie Brown
  • Lip Care: Lip balm at night such as Prescriptives, Neutrogena or L’Oreal

The Science of Beauty - Adult Acne:

Crystal, a viewer, shared her routine to treat her adult acne which included: antibacterial soap, witch hazel, deep moisturizer, antibiotic ointment and a bleaching product. After showing her skin with the Visia machine, Dr. Oz and Dr. Evans expressed to Crystal that her routine was making her acne worse and that she needs to give herself a chance to be beautiful. They recommended:

  • Wash with a gentle cleanser
  • Add an oil-free moisturizer
  • Address the bacteria with an acne medication
  • Use a product with Retin-A
  • Apply a gel sunscreen
  • Eat foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids

The Science of Beauty - Foods for the Skin:

Dr. Oz provided a list of foods that help keep skin healthy. They included:

  • Biotin found in legumes, avocados, soybeans and nuts to provide moisture
  • Carotenoids found in salmon for elasticity
  • Lycopene found in tomatoes to resist the affects of the sun
  • Collagen found in pomegranates for protein

The Science of Beauty - Under Eye Bags:

Dr. Oz explained the science behind eye bags, but separated out the people who have bags that don’t go away versus those who have bags from stress or little sleep. Creams and using cold compresses are only a short term fix. For long term results, plastic surgery is the only option.

The Science of Beauty - Hair:

With 2 viewers in the audience who deal with frizzy or brittle hair, Dr. Oz shared that 40% of women experience hair loss problems. A quick test Dr. Oz announced involved grabbing a straw sized amount of hair and pulling - starting from the roots out - and seeing how many hairs come out. If more than 6 hairs come out, you are starting to lose hair rapidly. To improve hair, Dr. Oz suggested installing a simple charcoal filter into your home shower head to remove the chlorine found in tap water that can be drying. Also, cover your hair when in the sun.

Paula Begoun - Styling Tools for Hair:

Expert Paula Begoun recommends:

  • Silicone based anti-frizz serum such as Citre Shine or Got2b to help reduce heat damage
  • A Remington flat iron that can be used on wet hair
  • Revlon 1875 watt ionic hair dryer
  • A brush with rubber tipped bristles and a wide tooth comb for detangling hair while wet

The Science of Beauty - Hair Loss

Melissa came to the show because she has been experiencing extreme hair loss in the last 6 weeks. Dr. Oz shared that hair loss can be a sign of something bigger internally, so a blood test was done on Melissa.

Dr. Oz found elevated allergies and a possible tumor in the brain. Dr. Oz shared that asking questions is not about vanity, but about life. Dr. Oz recommended that Melissa have a head MRI scan done, but that her potential condition is very treatable. Dr. Oz added that the condition of hair is a good indication of something that has happened internally during recent weeks.

The Science of Beauty - Toenails and Bunyons:

Dr. Oz gave advice to a woman in the audience who is embarrassed about her toenail fungus. He explained that it’s important to keep toes dry and expose feet to the sun.

Toe fungus is caused by an infection and can be treated using vinegar and tea tree oil or medically by pills that can be harmful to the liver. Either treatment takes several months to see improvement.

Oprah questioned Dr. Oz about bunyons since she suffers from them. He declared that surgery is only an option for bunyons if the person is experiencing pain since it takes time to recover from the procedure. Bunyons are 98% hereditary but can be worsened by wearing healed and pointed toed shoes.

Paula Begoun - Dry Heals:

Expert Paula Begoun recommends:

  • Wipe heals with a Stridex pad containing 2% salicylic acid
  • Cover dry area with Vaseline, 100% cocoa butter or a deep moisturizer
  • Do this at night and sleep with socks on
  • Improved skin should be seen in about a week

The Science of Beauty - Bad Breath:

Oprah received an email request to help solve a bad breath problem. Dr. Oz shared that bad breath can be caused by a bacteria in the stomach, gingivitis or food getting stuck in small caves in the mouth. A solution to bad breath can be found in a simple item, a tongue scraper.

The Science of Beauty - Cellulite:

Images of women with cellulite on their thighs were shown; Dr. Oz followed up by describing how fat cells enlarge and bulge, pushing out the skin which creates buckling or pouches. Unfortunately, Dr. Oz shared that there is not solution to cellulite, and that having liposuction can make the problem worse.

Monday, November 24, 2008

sorry this might offend some but i laughed so hard...


when you cry...

no one sees your

Sometimes ...

when you are in pain...

no one sees your hurt.


when you are worried…

no one sees your stress.


when you are happy…

no one sees your smile.

But FART just ONE


And everybody knows!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"the luckiest" by Ben Folds....

so my girl weez got engaged, i wrote about that yesterday... well, well, well, her now fiance scott, asked her to marry him while this song was playing in the background... how freaking gorgeous are the lyrics to this song? he could not have had a more beautifully written song playing while asking her to marry him... wonderful!!!!

"the luckiest"

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

If you want to hear him sing the song, you can check it out below... there isn't a video, just him singing...

Monday, November 17, 2008

i'm now up to four...

if anyone is counting, i am up to four weddings for 2009... can you believe it? i am happy for all my friends of course... that's YOU lara, lyssa, weez and katrice!!!!!!

congratulations to my weez!!!!!

i wanted to send a WHOOT WHOOT to my girl weez... aka stacey... we have been friends since 1st grade... she is such a wonderful woman and her fiance is sooo lucky to have her! love you weez and I'm so excited for you!!!! xoxoxo

Friday, November 14, 2008

you have got to be kidding me!!!!

In a bizarre story, a woman addicted to plastic surgery has admitted to injecting cooking oil into her face in an attempt to plump it up.

According to the Telegraph:

Amazingly, she found a doctor who was willing to give her silicone injects and, what's more, he then gave her a syringe and silicone of her own so she could self-inject. When her supply of silicone ran out Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face.
As Hang's notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face. During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang's face and 200g from her neck.
After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured.
And it would seem that even Hang can now see the damage she has done; she now says that she would simply like her original face back.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

how stinking crafty....

click here to see a really cool work of art... wish i was this crafty... made out of toilet paper rolls...

the most recent pic of levi alves mcconaughy...

how adorable is he? does he look like his mama or what? the dark features surely are shiny through... what a cute kid... this is a pic of him with camila's mother... so that is his gramma... how cute!

congratulations dan and kristen!!!!!

expecting a princess Pictures, Images and Photos

my friend kristen just text me that she is having a girl... i wanted to give a WICKED shout out to her and her hubby! i thought they would have a boy but i secretively wanted them to have a girl! Especially since i have things at home that i can give them that i never got to use with juliana...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

love story... taylor swift

if she is not so stinking adorable i am not sure who is... this new song off her new CD is fantastic... her new cd is called FEARLESS... and this song is called LOVE STORY... how cute.. and she writes all her own music... she is only 18... what a lovely beauty!

roach motel...

I normally like to post GOOD STORIES... happy stories... but i had to post about this disgusting excuse for a mother because i was blown away on how people can be such bums... if you cannot take care of your kids, why the hell do you keep having them? Give me a freaking BREAK! LOSER!

Five children were found in a Sacramento apartment over the weekend with little food, no bedding and an infestation of roaches, police said.Sacramento Child Protective Services took the children from a residence in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. Police said the children are 13, 12, 9 and 7 years old, and one is 6 months old.The children's mother, 31-year old Taquisha Dorsey, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

corn maze for blondes...

HA HA ... HA HA ... i thought this was worth posting for a good laugh!

Capeeshe Italiano.... this cracked me up!

Capeeshe Italiano........

I'm sending this out to every person I know who is Italian, could be Italian, married an Italian, lived with Italians or wants to be Italian.....!!!!!

Let's start at the beginning.

Come stai? Molto bene. Bon giorno. Ciao. Arrivederci. Every Italian from Italy knows these words and every Italian-American should.

But what about the goomba speech pattern? Those words and phrases that are a little Italian, a little American, an d a little slang . Words every Paesano and Bacciagaloop we have heard, - words we hear throughout our Little Italy neighborhood of New York
This form of language, the "Goomba-Italiano " has been used for generations. It's not gangster slang terms like "whack" or "vig", if that's what you are thinking---nope, this is real Guido talk!

The goomba says ciao when he arrives or leaves. He says Mama Mi a anytime emotion is needed in any given situation. Mannaggia, meengya, oofah, and of course, va fongool can also be used. Capeesh?

He uses a moppeen to wipe his hands in the cuchina, gets agita from the gravy and will shkeevats meatballs unless they are homemade from the famiglia. Always foonah your bread in the pot of gravy (sauce) or you will be considered a real googootz or a Mezzo-finookio.

There are usually plenty of m amalukes and the girl from the neighborhood with the reputation is a facia-bruta, puttana or a20

If you are called cattivo, cabbadost, sfatcheem, stupido, or strunz, you are usually a pain in the ass . A crazy diavlo can give you the malokya (evil eye), but that red horn (contra malokya) will protect you if you use it right. Don't forget to always say per favore and grazia and prego

If you are feeling mooshadda or stounad or mezzo-morto, always head to Nonna's and she will fix you up with a little homemade manicott', cava dell', or calamar ', or some ricotta cheesecake.

Mangia some zeppoles, canolis, torrone, struffoli, shfoolyadell', pignoli cookies, or a little nutella on pannetone. Delizioso! I think I will fix myself a sangweech of cabacol' with some proshoot and mozarell' or maybe just a hot slice of peetza

So salu d' if you have any Italian blood in you and you understood anything written here! Then, you are numero uno and a professore of the goombas

If you don't get any of this, then fa Nabola with the whole thing and you are a disgraziato. Scuzi, Mia dispiachay, I didn't mean that....... Just....... Fugheddaboudit

In Flanders Field....

for more information on this poem... click here....

something to think about...

when engineers own a dog...

how adorable is this puppy? and smart too!

a recipe from heaven... "peppermint patty brownies"

i read a blog called coconut & lime and it is filled with BANGIN' recipes.... this morning i came across this one.. click here to read the recipe... but this is what the pic looked like, of the final product! COME TO MAMA! YUMMY!

Monday, November 10, 2008

animals in love... could they be any cuter?

chimp and her cubs

When hurricane Hannah separated two white tigers from their mother, Anjana came to the Rescue. Anjana, a chimp at TIGERS in South Carolina, became surrogate mom and playmate to the cubs, even helping with bottle feeding, according to The Sun). But here's the truly amazing part: This is something Anjana does all the time, having helped raised leopard and lion cubs on several occasions.

this is unreal... what a sad sad story...

Austin, TX - Aurelia Gallardo, 24, is a child-abuser. Last Tuesday, Gallardo and her three children were waiting for an Austin city bus when Gallardo lost her temper and, quite possibly, her mind. In full view of witnesses, Gallardo lifted her four year old daughter by her arm so hard that on man said he feared the little girl’s arm would be dislocated. Then, Gallardo threw the child into the city street. Then, this crazy pissed off mother pulled the preschooler back her by her hair and threw the child into a parked vehicle, all the while screaming at the child.

The man told police that Gallardo was yelling, “You are dead to me”at the little girl and calling her names, including “slut”. Because in the maniacal mind of Aurelia Gallardo, a four year old child can, apparently, be a common whore. Which is really scary, and makes me wonder what else has happened to that poor little girl.

When the little girl was thrown into the street, she was nearly hit by a Suburban. Fortunately, the driver was able to brake hard enough to keep the child from being roadkill.

The bus came and Gallardo and her terrified children boarded while the witness was calling 911. Once on the bus, the driver witnessed more abuse as Gallardo was “yelling every four-letter word known” at the little girl. Then Gallardo screamed at her daughter that “CPS would take her away and that no one would want her.”

Well, she got the CPS part right, anyway.

Police stopped the city bus in transit - yay, good cops! - and took Gallardo and her children off the bus. While Gallardo was arrested, her three children were in fact taken into CPS care and are in protective custody. I really hope that their new foster parents will make sure to let all three children know that they are wanted, that they have done nothing wrong. I hope they let her know she’s not all the things her mommy said she was.

People, if you can’t handle your kids, there is no shame in giving them to someone who can. I have no doubt that poverty and the sheer need for a bus in the city with three kids is a nightmare of a day. I know parents sometimes lose control. It’s not child abuse to be frazzled and stressed, even angry with your child. But Aurelia Gallardo went over the line - way over.

Aurelia Gallardo was arrested on a felony charge of child endangerment. If convicted, Gallardos could face 20 years in a Texas state jail. She is currently being held on $25,000 bond.

this pic is from my favorite blogger, DOOCE...

i cannot take credit for this picture... heather the blogger took it and posted it on her blog... but it's my FAVORITE of all her CHUCK pics... chuck is her dog that she has been taking pics of and posting for a long long time... all are wicked cute and funny! for more fun and laughs... check out her site! CLICK HERE

does this look and sound AMAZING or what?

CLICK HERE and your mouth will instantly begin to water... i'm not even joking! i have to try this when i get a chance... and i'll post pics... YUMMY YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!

Monifa 3 week old pygmy hippo - ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Baby Hippo Proves A Full Time Job
The latest arrival at Sydney's Taronga Zoo is proving to be a full time job. Keepers are hand rearing three-week-old pygmy hippo 'Monifa' - after a difficult birth left her very weak. She weighs just over 12.5 pounds - but makes up for it in personality!

Pug Singing

Another adorable clip I found on YOUTUBE...

Intellectual Pug

how freaking cute?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

happy halloween from sharky the pitbull.. how adorable!

i am in love with this dog, sharky... you can tell how well he is taken care of by his mama... just like my baby boy...

i got this from "the dreamin demon".. online blog site...

i am kinda worried when i fly as it is... but if i had to be on a plane with this "woman" i would have freaked out!

Maria Castillo does NOT fly the friendly skies!

Charlotte, NC - You know, some people just don’t like to fly. Maria Esther Castillo, 45, is one of those people. Castillo, who is from New York, got herself arrested on Saturday when a United Airlines flight from Puerto Rico to Chicago had to be diverted to Charlotte to get Castillo off the plane. I guess that duct tape just wasn’t holding her down tight enough.

No, I’m not kidding. Maria Castillo got so out of control that the flight crew had to duct-tape her into her seat for part of the flight. Oh yes they did. And lest you get all upset with the flight crew, I’m gonna tell you what all Ms. Crankypants did to get herself into such a restraint.

First, she had a drink. Just one, to calm down, on the plane. Of course, she’d been drinking at the airport bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before she got on the plane, so she did not chill out and fly the friendly skies. Oh no. Instead, Castillo must also have found some other form of refreshment in her purse, because ninety minutes into the flight, the woman went batshit.

According to the FBI, Castillo started cursing at other travelers on the flight and began “invading the personal space of other passengers by touching and jabbing them.”

Next, Castillo decided she didn’t like the passenger sitting across the aisle from her. Castillo called the woman a bitch, and then hit her in the arm. When a flight attendant came by, Castillo slapped the attendant’s ass. Then she stood up and fell over the blind passenger in front of her and started to pull that woman’s hair. I know, right? How would you like to be blind on a plane and have this crazy nutbar mouthing off behind you, only to have her fall in your lap and try to yank your hair out of your scalp? I’d be annoyed.

The FBI affidavits say that Castillo would calm down, but go right back up just as quickly. At one point, she had a wet cloth that had been given to her to help her wipe her face and calm down, and she pitched it across the plane, hitting a passenger. She hurled insults at the people around her and wouldn’t respond to directions given in either English or Spanish, although she clearly could curse fluently in both languages.

Finally, the stressed-out flight crew used duct tape to keep Castillo restrained, and the pilot diverted the flight to Charlotte, which was the nearest airport.

Naturally, the second the pilot announced that the flight would be landing “to get rid of a disruptive passenger”, Castillo chilled right out. But only until airport police boarded the plane to remove her. Then she went all hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-woman-in-duct-tape again, kicking, hitting and spitting at officers.

Maria Esther Castillo is being held in Charlotte and is facing federal charges. She is charged with interfering with the operations of a flight crew and with resisting arrest. She’s got a detention hearing today and I won’t be surprised if they let her go home - I’m just kinda wondering how she’s gonna get there.

pugs frightened by monkey

this one is for you Tammy... they remind me of your little babies... ping and zoey... how freaking CUTE!!!!! xoxo

women's hands harbour more "BUGS"... how is this possible?

Women have a greater range of different types of bacteria on the palms of their hands than men, US research suggests.

The study also found that human hands harbour far higher numbers of bacteria species than previously thought.

Using powerful gene sequencing techniques, researchers found a typical hand had roughly 150 different species of bacteria living on it.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study found bacteria types varied greatly between individuals.

The sheer number of bacteria species detected on the hands of the study participants was a big surprise.

The researchers, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, hope their work will help scientists to establish a "healthy baseline" of bacteria species on the human hand.

This could potentially help them to identify which species are linked to specific diseases.

Lead researcher Dr Noah Fierer said: "The sheer number of bacteria species detected on the hands of the study participants was a big surprise, and so was the greater diversity of bacteria we found on the hands of women."

The study detected and identified more than 4,700 different bacteria species across 102 human hands in the study.

However, only five species were shared among all 51 participants.

Even the right and left palms of the same individual shared an average of only 17% of the same bacteria types.

On average, women had 50% more bacterial species on their hands than men.

Acidic skin

Dr Fierer said that the higher bacterial diversity on women's hands may be due to the fact that men tend to have more acidic skin, which provides a more harsh living environment for the microscopic bugs.

Enterobacteriales: 400% more abundant on women
Moraxellaceae: 180% more
Lactobacillaceae: 340% more
Pseudomonadaceae: 180% more

Alternatively, differences in sweat, oil gland or hormone production may be key - or the fact that women and men tend to make different use of cosmetics such as moisturisers.

Dr Fierer said the study also found hand washing had little impact on the diversity of bacteria found on an individual's hands.

While some groups of bacteria were less abundant following hand washing, others were more abundant.

However, the researchers said that washing with anti-bacterial cleansers was still an effective way to minimise the risk of disease, as it seemed particularly to target harmful bugs.

The diversity of bacteria types on the palm was three times higher than that found on the forearm and elbow and appeared to outstrip that found in the mouth and lower intestine.

Important role

Dr Fierer said: "We know that skin associated bacteria are likely to have an important influence on skin health, a minority may act as pathogens and many may actually have a beneficial effect, protecting us from disease.

"However, we do not know how differences in bacterial communities may impact skin health and we do not know if specific types of bacteria are more beneficial than others.

"This is an active area of research but our results suggest that answering these questions will be very difficult given that there is so much background variability in bacterial communities between healthy individuals."

Dr Valerie Curtis, director of the Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said science still had much to learn about how bacteria interact with the human body.

She said: "Most are likely to be neutral, just living there without doing any harm or good."

But she added: "It is thought that having such flora on our hands is probably beneficial, because the bacteria occupy niches which are then unavailable to pathogens."

how pretty was amy winehouse when she was well?

and then she got into drugs... if this doesn't scare people away from trying drugs, i don't know what will? she was pretty, sexy and volumptous, and now look at her.... wasting away!

what the ?????

Jogger runs a mile with rabid fox locked on her arm

PRESCOTT, Ariz. Authorities in Arizona say a jogger attacked by a rabid fox ran a mile with the animal's jaws clamped on her arm and then drove herself to a hospital. The Yavapai County sheriff's office said the woman told deputies she was on a trail near Prescott on Monday when the fox attacked and bit her foot.
She said she grabbed the fox by the neck when it went for her leg but it bit her arm.
The woman wanted the animal tested for rabies so she ran a mile to her car with the fox still biting her arm, then pried it off and tossed it in her trunk and drove to the Prescott hospital.
The sheriff's office says the fox later bit an animal control officer. He and the woman are both receiving rabies vaccinations.

Golden Retriever Puppies!

these babies are too cute and too innocently adorable not to post.. all you can do is smile when you watch them play and be so inquisitive...