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Did You Know – 01/19/2015

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1. 24% Is the percentage by which purchases of empty calorie desserts, such as cakes, pastries, and doughnuts, dropped between 2005 and 2012 according to a US study

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2. According to the Journal Positive Psychology ’11’ is the average number of weeks it takes for someone to get over a break-up.

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3. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, When you lose weight 84% of the fat lost turns into carbon dioxide and leaves the body through the lungs. The remaining 16% becomes water and leaves the body through sweat, tears and urine

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4. Research shows that when a woman is most fertile her voice alters subtly and the change is enough to let a guy know its a great time for you to reproduce.
Its all down to hormonal changes that accompany a woman’s menstrual cycle. Research at James Madison University in the US involved study participants listening to recordings of women’s voices. It revealed an increase of 20% in electrical activity in participants skin and a 5 percent increase in heart rate, when a woman was at peak fertility. The changes took place within five seconds of hearing her voice, long before the listener was aware of it.

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5. Danish scientists have discovered that those with blue eyes have just one ancestor. Apparently a genetic mutation took place somewhere between 6000 and 10,000 years ago that led to the existence of every blue eyed person walking on the planet today.
“Originally we all had brown eyes” University of Copenhagen professor Hans Eiberg says. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a ‘switch’ which literally turned off the ability to produce brown eyes”. The switch reduced melanin production in the iris, and DNA testing shows this happened at the same point for everyone with blue eyes, while people with brown or green eyes show a lot more variation in that part of their DNA

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Christmas Gifts And What I Look For

I love Christmas! I may be one of the few but it is a time of the year that I can show the friends that I like to surround myself with, that I care and appreciate who they are to me. I do it with love and fun.

I don’t go overboard and buy things that are expensive because that can be embarrassing to them, especially if they did not get you a gift. The fact is I don’t want or expect anything in return it is truly in the choosing and the giving that gives me pleasure.

Of course I always buy for the immediate family. It’s a time of the year I can really spoil my Grandkids, as for my sons, and daughter in law, they usually get something functional.

I think the secret to buying Christmas Gifts is to buy something you would like yourself, that usually works.

Here are the things that I usually choose to buy.

One year magazine subscription: (Men or Women’s Health, National Geographic, readers digest)

Candles: (Whole food have some great candles that have a natural, pleasant smelling odor) One year I bought candles made from Honey wax. They were a ‘classy’ looking design and smelt fabulous in fact I notice that Whole foods have them again this year.

Chocolates: I find Costco or Sam’s have beautifully packaged chocolates for very reasonable prices. I usually buy them there for all my chocolate lover friends. Chocolate is often a treat for some because, like me we do not indulge all year, well most of the year, the reason being we are always trying to keep that spare tyre around our middle deflated as much as possible.

Gift basket: Now this is what I get for my Mum. I do it online with a reputable company every year because I send it to NZ.(The same thing can be sent anywhere in USA). It is great value and includes a bottle of wine or port, nibbles like nuts, crackers, Pate, small christmas cake in a beautifully decorated package that is delivered to her door the day before Christmas.

Body Oil: One year I bought some nice looking little bottles from the dollar store. I bought some glass paint and made a design on the bottles. I then made a batch of body oil made from various natural oils including Olive oil, Vit E oil, almond oil and an essential oil (I think it was patchouli and lavender and lemon grass, if I remember correctly) Put a bow on it and ‘Walla’. They loved it. Well they said they did.

Bracelets: This year I think I may make some bracelets. Never done it before but I am thinking that would be something I would like and because of the personal touch, my friends may like that too.

So there are some ideas you may like to think about for your Christmas gifts. I am not one for fighting the crowds in the mall and this is a quick, easy and enjoyable way to overcome your Christmas shopping hassles without spending too much money.

Doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. Just sayin’

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