Stacey Moore Profile and Articles
1). Impress With Duck
It's not always easy for the time-starved cook to stay on top of the latest quick, easy, exciting dishes. So where do the at-home cooks go to learn how to wow guests?
These days, people are jumping online in search of trendy, delicious recipes to impress family and friends. Recently, the U.S. Duck Council introduced www.ImpressWithDuck.com-an online resource that provides time-starved cooks with alternative, easy recipes that impress guests with simplicity and style.
2). Inappropriate Emotions? Understanding Involuntary Expressions
Emotions can be difficult to understand, even when they're in proper working order. But what do you make of someone who cries when happy, laughs at sad stories or expresses anger and frustration for no apparent reason?
Chances are, there's a medical explanation, which might provide a better understanding for friends and loved ones: When disease or injury damages the brain, this can affect the area of the brain that controls normal expression of emotion.
3). Do-it-Yourself Invitations Are The Latest Trend In Weddings
Brides-to-be often envision a gala wedding, a la Brittany Murphy's, while working with a budget that includes college loans and a first mortgage. While the luxury honeymoon is tough to get for a steal, a savvy planner can create stunning invitations without spending a fortune.
Initially attracted by price, wedding planners make the decision to use do-it-yourself (DIY) invitations based on time, flexibility and design.
4). Ask The Expert About Preventing Seasonal Acne
Acne, one of the most common skin conditions, affects more than four out of five people between the ages of 12 and 24. With summer and wedding season under way, you may want to learn more about acne by seeing if you know the correct answers to these commonly asked questions:
Q. Will frequent face washing eliminate acne?
A. Although a popular belief, dirty skin does not cause acne, and frequent face washing and scrubbing can actually make acne worse.
5). Crafty No-Sew Costumes
You don't need a fairy godmother to magically transform pajamas, thermals and sweats into spectacular costumes without sewing a stitch. It takes little more than pixie dust and ingenuity:
• Fairy princess and ballerina costumes use a tee and leotard with a yard of tulle gathered at the waist. Add glittery trim to neckline and cuffs and a flower-covered headband.
6). One Child's Death Is One Too Many- Preventing Backovers In America's Driveways
Vehicle backover injuries and deaths occur when someone, without a driver's knowledge or awareness, is positioned behind a vehicle as the driver is backing out of a driveway or other parking spot. Most victims of backovers are children and the elderly. To add to the tragedy of backover injuries and deaths, the driver is often a relative or neighbor-or even the mother or father of the victim.
7). How To Use MyPyramid To Improve Your Diet
The government's new MyPyramid food guide recommends Americans consume more lean proteins such as fish, as well as whole grains, low-fat dairy products and colorful fruits and vegetables. MyPyramid also recognizes the benefits of healthful monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Seafood is one of the best sources of unsaturated fats called omega-3s, which, research indicates, are healthy for cardiovascular function, brain development and overall well-being.
8). Dental Grillz Might Bring Glitz But Could Tarnish Smile
Grillz or "fronts" may bring a lot of bling to one's mouth, but the American Dental Association (ADA) says wearers should take notice that they also might be bringing an increased risk of tarnishing the health of their teeth and gums.
There is no doubt that teeth with bling project style to some, but grill wearers should be very careful about making a fashion statement with tooth adornments, cautions Matt Messina, D.
9). Go Bright, Go Vivid: A Facelift For Your Vinyl Siding
Since its introduction in the 1960s, vinyl siding has grown in popularity to become the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States. In fact, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute, U.S. Census figures show twice as many homeowners choose to side their homes with vinyl than any other material.
If you have vinyl siding on your home, you already know some of its benefits: easy maintenance, durability and versatility.
10). Stuck On Scrapbooking? Host A Party
If you're stuck on scrapbooking, you have lots of company. More than 26 million Americans are snipping, trimming and gluing along with you. And why not? Scrapbooking is a great way of preserving cherished moments for future generations-whether it's that great family vacation to Hawaii, a best friend's beautiful wedding or even your beloved pet.
Hosting a scrapbooking party is a new way to create lasting memories and offer a fun activity at your next get-together.
11). Baby Boomer Healthy Aging Survival Kit
"Living longer and living better, that's what my baby boomer patients are looking for," says Dr. Steven Lamm, New York City internist and author of "Younger at Last."
While aging is a fact of life, there are many ways to stay active, healthy and energized. The problem is that there is often too much information available. Seventy-five percent of boomers say they are confused-what to take, what not to take-and every day a conflicting report only adds to their confusion.
12). Protecting Against Serious Chemotherapy Side Effect
Every year, approximately 1.3 million cancer patients in the United States receive chemotherapy, the use of drugs that destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by seeking out and attacking fast growing cells. As a result, healthy cells, including developing blood cells, are also killed, which can cause significant unwanted side effects for patients.
13). Vacation Ownership: Time Is On Your Side
Most people want to go on vacation, at least once, every year. But take a moment to add up everything you've spent on all your vacations. Now think ahead to all the trips you dream of taking and what you know they would cost if you bought them individually-thousands of dollars for every trip, without knowing exactly what you are going to get.
There are other options.
14). Operating Room Fires
Operating Room fires are rare-they occur only in an extremely small percentage of all surgeries. However, the actual number of fire incidents in O.R.s may still surprise you. ECRI (formerly the Emergency Care Research Institute) estimates that 50 to 100 or more surgical fires occur each year in the United States alone.
What can you do to stay safe during surgery? "Be educated" is the first step, according to experts.
15). Recipe for Smooth Skin: Tips For Getting Great Results At Home
Must-have beauty and fashion items may change with each new season, but women's desire for smooth, beautiful skin is always in style.
Despite the many options out there, women don't have to search high and low for products to get skin that looks and feels wonderfully smooth. The key is to develop a beauty routine that is right for your skin.
Hair removal is a perfect example of a beauty regimen where personalization is key.
16). Travel Channel's Samantha Brown Shares Her Top Packing Tips
Chances are packing properly won't make or break your next vacation-unless you forget something major-but it can still be more important to a pleasant voyage than you think. With constantly changing security regulations, here are some tips from Travel Channel's Samantha Brown on getting your vacation off to a good start:
• Don't overpack. It's better to rewear clothing than to carry around items you don't need, and as a last resort you can always shop at your destination.
17). Defeating Daylight
Until the invention of the lightbulb, people went to sleep when it got dark and woke up when the sun came up.
But with shifting work schedules and more complex lifestyles in general, blocking out light in the home has taken on greater importance.
Fortunately, a new development in curtains is making it easier to accomplish this.
Late sleepers, midday snoozers or those looking to create a home theater or home office environment will appreciate Ellery Homestyles' new Eclipse Curtain™.
18). Give Your Children The Power Of Purple At Snack Time
Here's food for thought: Eating a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables provides a variety of plant nutrients, also known as phytonutrients, into our diet. Research suggests that phytonutrients have important health benefits. So children's snack time is a great time to add colorful variety to your family's diet.
One color category of fruits and vegetables that isn't well represented in many diets is the purple/blue group, including deeply colored berries, deep purple grapes, and purple hued veggies.
19). What's Your Hair IQ?
How do you care for your hair? What hair products are right for you? If you don't know, you're not alone. A recent hair care survey by Impulse Research found many women make hair mistakes. Here are tips to help you get the most from your hair:
Long Hair Care
Fifty-three percent of women surveyed have longer than shoulder-length hair and 55 percent have had the same style for more than 12 months.
20). Find Your Painting Inspiration Online
Need a little inspiration for your next home décor project? Come to the destination for inspiring decorating ideas and creative projects for every room in your home.
At PaintIdeas.com you'll find hundreds of easy painting projects -picture frames, candlesticks, doorknobs, bookcases, mailboxes, planters and more! Visit the Idea Gallery to learn how an easy crackle technique can transform a flea-market find into a stunning vintage chic accent-or how to create frosted glass mirrors in just minutes.
21). Fungus Infects Up To 70 Million Feet!
Warm weather means fun in the sun and showing off your feet. However, many Americans are embarrassed by their toes because they suffer from toenail fungus, or onychomycosis. Although it is one of the most common podiatric conditions, onychomycosis can become a serious infection when it goes untreated.
It has been estimated that 60 percent of Americans 55 or older have toenail fungus and 20 percent of those between the ages 30 and 45 have at least one infected nail.
22). Creative Ways To Help Children Stay In Shape
It's important that children take steps to stay active and healthy.
Yet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that the percent of American children who are overweight has more than doubled since 1980. In fact, it's estimated that about 15 percent of all children in the U.S. today are overweight-and carrying those extra pounds can lead to a number of health problems, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
23). Tips On How To Care For Your Deck
Think your deck is impervious to damage because it's new? Think again. Even pressure-treated wood begins to deteriorate in less than a week if left untreated.
Pressure-treated wood is highly resilient to pests and rotting, but it's still vulnerable to the harsh extremes of weather. Decks need year-round protection from rain, ultraviolet rays, molds and mildew.
24). Shining A Light On Skylight Myths
One of the best ways to add natural light to a room is also one of the most frequently overlooked.
Modern skylights let homeowners add balanced light, beauty and a sense of space to most any room in a home. Yet myths about skylights sometimes prevent homeowners from having them installed.
For instance, research shows that many people mistakenly believe that a skylight is bound to leak at some point.
25). Survey Reveals Sjögren's Syndrome Interferes With Daily Activities
The majority of women suffering from Sjögren's syndrome report that symptoms interfere with daily activities, including work, household and leisure, according to a recent survey. Sjögren's syndrome, one of the most common autoimmune diseases, attacks the moisture-producing glands and primarily causes severe dry eyes and dry mouth. It affects up to 4 million people in the United States, 90 percent of whom are women.
26). Nanotechnology Offers Insulating Benefits
A growing number of homeowners are tackling the big problems of energy efficiency and mold resistance by thinking small.
Nanotechnology-the manipulation of matter at the molecular level at the scale of a nanometer, or a billionth of a meter in size-has recently come into play in the insulation arena. A material called Hydro-NM-Oxide has been shown to be highly effective at insulating against all three types of thermal transfer: solid conductivity, gaseous conductivity and radiative (infrared) transmission.
27). Tips for Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration Among Older Adults
Maintaining adequate fluid balance is an essential component of health at every stage of life, yet can become more challenging as we grow older and more vulnerable to shifts in water balance that can result in dehydration.
Why does hydration matter?
In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease.
28). WANTED: Qualifying Reports Of Software. Piracy For Rewards Of Up To $200,000
The word "pirate" typically brings to mind images of 19th century scoundrels out trolling the high seas for their next victims. But there is another type of pirate, the software pirate. Software piracy is illegal but, unfortunately, that doesn't stop some people from unlawfully copying and distributing software. That's why the Business Software Alliance.
29). Terrific Ways To Stay Hydrated And Healthy
Dehydration is among the most common heat-related dangers for children and adults, so making sure your family meets their daily fluid intake needs should be at the top of your "To Do" list.
Dehydration can cause dizziness, nausea and weakness. "The human body is made up of about 60 percent water and can experience dehydration with only a two percent water loss," says registered dietitian, Jennifer Seyler.
30). Rejuvenate Beauty Without Needles
The universal mark of beauty is in the skin. Healthy, firm, ageless skin is something everyone strives for, women and men alike. But to maintain that healthy dermis, it is important to give your body a little TLC by following a few simple skin care tips:
1. SPF every day. Sun protection dramatically helps prevent aging of the skin. The sun is primarily responsible for wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation, thinning of the skin, broken blood vessels, texture changes and some skin-related diseases.
31). Mold And Mildew Solutions
It's not unusual to find mold and mildew in bathrooms, basements, laundry rooms or kitchens. Unsightly and often difficult to control, mold and mildew grow best in warm, humid areas of your home.
Cleaning may remove it-but the trick to controlling mold and mildew is to prevent them before they start! Follow these easy mold and mildew solutions from Zinsser.
32). Behind The Scenes With "Desperate Housewives"
Can you name all of the ladies who live on Wisteria Lane? Do you study Gabrielle's style secrets? Have you judged Lynette's parenting skills?
If the answer is "yes," then you're probably also pretty easy to find on Sunday nights. You're likely at home tuning in to one of prime time's hottest shows: "Desperate Housewives."
What's that? Watching the.
33). Understanding The Benefits Of Geothermal Energy
Yellowstone is not just a geyser. Besides being a great place to visit, this favorite tourist destination is a great visual example of geothermal energy.
Impressive as Yellowstone is to visit, it's just one small example of an incredibly huge source of clean, sustainable energy.
Geothermal energy-literally, heat from the earth-is a clean, abundant and versatile natural resource that's just waiting to meet an ever greater share of the world's steadily escalating energy needs.
34). Fresh California Avocados Transform Ordinary Meals Into Gourmet
Adding one well-chosen ingredient can turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. So why not add a casual sense of elegance to your next meal by incorporating creamy, fresh California avocados? The nutty, creamy flavor of avocados is a delicious complement to many everyday foods, such as salads, sandwiches and pasta.
Adding a gourmet touch to your meals doesn't have to mean that you will be stuck in the kitchen all night.
35). American Pain Foundation Shines Spotlight On Shingles
Real estate consultant Robert Hanley, 71, had just returned from a week's vacation in Florida when some bumps on his back began to itch. He thought it was just some bug bites from sitting alongside the pool. But his wife urged him to see the doctor. Much to his surprise, Hanley was diagnosed with shingles, a frequently painful disease that is marked by a blistering rash on one side of the body or face.
36). October Is National Eczema Awareness Month. Skin Care Tips You Can Use
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 15 million people in the United States are affected by eczema, a disease that causes dry, itchy and irritated skin. Thankfully, there is an increasing number of resources and products created to help those living with eczema.
One such organization, the National Eczema Association (NEA), has a Web site dedicated to promoting eczema awareness through research and education.
37). Pomegranate: A Stylish New Flavor Meets an Old Tradition
An ancient and enduring symbol of passion and vitality, the pomegranate has been shown to be good for the heart in modern times. In fact, the "love apple," as it is known to many, is now one of the most talked-about and sought-after fruits and flavorings for everything from tea to ice cream. Packed with potassium, vitamin C and folic acid, this traditional symbol of Hera, the Olympic goddess of marriage and relationships, is now revving up today's lifestyle as a healthy and flavorful addition to food and drink.
38). Handfuls of your favorite snacks top rich Stadium Bar brownies
The best bite at the bake sale, the perfect snack for a potluck and the MVP of the game, Stadium Bars are loved by everyone. These rich brownies have all-star extras that totally wow snack fans-peanuts, kettle corn and chocolate chips. And they are so delicious and easy to eat that you really can take them anywhere.
What's the secret? The sweetness of the chocolate, the salty peanuts, the tenderness of the brownie base and the crunch of the popcorn play with salty and sweet flavors and will keep everyone reaching for more.
39). How Nanotechnology Can Protect Your Home
Some new homes may have an uninvited and potentially dangerous guest-mold.
Anywhere there is surface moisture in a home, even moisture caused by humidity, there's the potential for mold growth. According to the nonprofit organization Consumer Reports, up to 15 percent of new homes have mold problems, which have been implicated in a variety of health problems and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to eradicate.
40). Water-Skiing Pirates, Daredevils Highlight
Once a year, families pile into the car and head out for a great adventure: the all-American vacation. A popular Midwest stop is Wisconsin Dells, Wis., bustling with activities for all ages. A classic "Dells" favorite is the Tommy Bartlett Show, one of the longest- running, live water-ski, sky and stage shows in the world.
"The Tommy Bartlett Show.
41). The "Skinny" On Skinny Jeans
Stop the presses. You don't have to be skinny to wear "skinny." In fact, the skinny jean is about a look, not a waistline.
"The resurgence of skinny and straight jeans is part of a modern '80s trend built from familiar favorite looks," says Caroline Calvin, Levi's® brand senior vice president of global creative design. "Straight has been around since the invention of the 501® over 130 years ago.
42). HD Brings Theater-Quality Viewing To Living Rooms
Most consumers are quick to upgrade to the latest computers, cell phones and music players as technology gets more sophisticated-but when it comes to televisions and DVD players, many viewers are still stuck in the last century.
"The analog TV system we have in the U.S. is more than 50 years old," explains Andy Parsons, spokesman for the Blu-ray Disc Association, which is working to bring high-definition home entertainment into the mainstream.
43). A Model Cruise With Pluses
Curvy women with catwalk dreams now have the chance to strut their stuff on an exotic cruise to the Western Caribbean. Called the Figure at Sea cruise, the trip offers plus-size passengers a variety of entertainment and life-enriching activities-and the opportunity to look and feel like a model.
The family-friendly trip, setting sail from November.
44). Trumpeting An Elephant's Success
One conservation group has worked to help ensure that elephants are not forgotten-and recently, it has celebrated some enormous successes.
On April 6, 2006, a healthy, 295-pound, female Asian elephant named Mable was born at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® (CEC) in central Florida. The $5 million breeding and retirement facility was founded by Ringling Bros.
45). Addicted To Oil? You Bet Your Lipstick
In his State of the Union speech earlier this year, President Bush said America is "addicted to oil." Correct, but hardly a surprise.
We generally think of oil products as the stuff that powers cars, trucks, SUVs, planes and trains. However, transportation accounts for only about half of the petroleum we use.
What we rarely think of is all the other products in which oil is a key ingredient, such as lipstick.
46). Help Professional Hockey Player Return To Center Ice
Imagine. One moment you are playing at the peak of your talents in the National Hockey League in front of thousands of fans, and the next you are filing your retirement papers due to a mysterious neurological disorder that has robbed you not only of your ability to play hockey but also the ability to do simple daily tasks such as shaving, driving a car and reading to your children.
47). The Juice Of Life
If you want to stay looking younger longer, listen to the latest buzz. The stuff that keeps queen bees strong can also help people.
The desire for healthy, fresh skin is universal and not merely the concern of the U.S.'s growing 50-plus population. In fact, according to Professional Beauty Market Intelligence, younger people are also using anti-aging products to prevent the signs of aging.
48). Winterizing Beats Boat Battery Burnout
While winter weather may not be ideal for boating, with proper winterization, your boat will be ready to go when the frost thaws in the spring.
Battery experts offer the following tips to ensure a fully charged battery after seven or eight months of storage:
• Disconnect the batteries from any potential electrical load. Electrical devices, on or off, can draw power off the batteries, which over the course of an off-season may be enough to fully discharge them.
49). Get The Most From Your Rewards Credit Card
As a parent, you love rewards, whether it's a hug from your children when you drop them off at school or a nice note from your partner hidden in your briefcase.
According to the All About Rewards survey of moms nationwide, 41 percent of moms use a rewards card. The survey reveals that while moms have rewards credit cards, many are not redeeming the rewards they have earned.
50). High Pet Spending Spurs New Breed Of Products
A growing admiration for pets has Americans buying increasingly creative pet products, from self-washing, toilet bowl-shaped cat litter boxes and dog strollers to tennis ball-launching doggie golf-club drivers, treat launchers and high-tech clippers. These hot new products and hundreds of others were unveiled at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show in the world.
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