Sunday, November 27, 2011

      The December issues of
       FAB - Fashion & Beauty
                 are out today!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

We're so excited - and we just can't hide it!

The December issues of 
FAB-Fashion and Beauty 
will be out tomorrow
November 27th

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How To Look Good When You're Up To Your Elbows in Turkey Guts!

It's Thanksgiving morning and here you are.  All those things that could be done ahead are in the fridge, ready to be finished off during the last hour before dinner.  Unfortunately, the turkey wasn't thawed out until last night and, in your infinite wisdom, you decided that - what the heck - you'll take care of cleaning and preparing it in the morning.

You've dragged yourself from your warm bed before the sun comes up, because the family likes to get here early to "help" (by getting a good start on the wine).  Although the bird is waiting for your attention ("Why, oh why, didn't I do this last night."), if you don't get yourself presentable first, you'll have bed head and grody teeth when your guests arrive.

Quickly hop into the shower (you should have done that last night, too), wash your hair, brush your teeth and apply moisturizer to your face while blow drying your hair.  Put concealer on those dark circles under your eyes and do a reasonable makeup job.  Nobody will notice you're not wearing eye shadow - just put your sunglasses on.

Now get dressed in your holiday finery and pull a huge tee shirt on over everything.  This is important because you never spill gravy down your bosom when you're wearing scuzzy clothes, but good clothes are a magnet.

You're ready!  Put on some plastic gloves and pull the guts out of that bird!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

You'll Have To Wait To Find Out

There's been an ongoing discussion for some time now about the meaning of the Mayan calendar.  The target date is December 21, 2012. at which time, depending on whether you look at the glass as half full or half empty, one of these things will happen:

Earth will mark the beginning of a new positive era


The world will end


We will find out that the Mayans had a great sense of humor

Thursday, November 10, 2011


As we travel the road of life, it helps to have a few signs to guide us on our journey.

Your choice

I'm all for those head-on collisions

Please stop the car and read the small print at the bottom

Good grief! Can't you read


Helmets are advised - and drive fast

That sounds pretty drastic.  Guess they mean it.

??????????? -  Oh, never mind, this is in Nova Scotia.

Move over KFC, there's a new chicken on the block

Is this an oxymoron or just a moron?


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


If you are concerned about the recent outbreak of Listeria (check out the article on Listeria in this month's issue of our Life-Style magazine),  relax.  You are at far more risk from the chemical invasion of our food, water and even our air than anything those yucky little critters can do.

                                      CHEMICALS - THE MORE THE MERRIER!

According to the Toxic Substances Control Act, which has not been updated in a meaningful way since 1978, seventy thousand chemicals were in use in the U.S. in 2002. There are now actually 80,000 chemicals in use.  Where do we go from here?

Since the FDA is woefully understaffed and underfunded, the majority of the testing of the effects on humans of these chemicals has been left to the manufacturers - the old fox guarding the hen house scenario.  

Little or no testing has been done by anyone on these chemicals in combination with one or more other chemicals, other than your mother telling you not to mix ammonia and bleach.  But not to worry!  Monsanto and the other Big Chems have only your best interests at heart.

                                                BUT HERE'S THE GOOD(?) NEWS
If you'd like to learn a little more - or find out what you can do - or you just need something else to worry about -  visit the Environmental Working Group's website.  They have an interesting news story, dated Jan. 11, 2011, concerning fluoride that I found fascinating.  Here's a brief quote:

"Just days after U.S. health officials moved to reduce the level of fluoride in U.S. drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the use of a fluoride-based pesticide on food because the fluoride in pesticide residue could be contributing to over-exposure of children."

They go on, "With today's announcement, the EPA Office of Pesticide Program has concluded that the current legal limit of the pesticide residue on food does not adequately protect children from aggregate fluoride exposures, such as drinking water and toothpaste."


Remember all those health nuts that have been warning about this for many years?  They're starting to look a lot smarter now, aren't they?