Book Friday: The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics

A professor of history and director of American Studies at Boston University, Schulman has fashioned a sprightly, neatly detailed and enlightening history of a period that many historians have written off as an uneventful time. View: The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics

From: Getting Older Stinks

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Men lack minerals like zinc and magnesium

According to local and overseas researches, men tend to lack minerals such as zinc, magnesium, selenium, potassium and vitamin E in their diet.

To ensure adequate supply of these nutrients, they should eat grains and cereals (such as rice, congee, bread and oatmeal), green vegetables, beans, lean meat and fish.

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Exfoliate the skin

Exfoliate the skin. This is something that can be done in the shower or when first waking up. It will remove the dead skin cells and will help maintain healthy skin. If a shave is needed, avoid that area of the skin and shave after the shower. Try to get as close of a shave as possible.

From: suite101.com

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What color are your socks?

One of the basic fashion tips that men should keep in mind is that their socks should always match the color of the pants/ trousers. Wearing brown socks with black pants and vice-versa is a strict no-no.

From: iloveindia.com

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Hair products and thinning hair

Improper use of relaxers, colors and other chemicals is a big contributor to thinning hair.

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Junk Food Sunday: Pringles

Containing 17% (for 14 crisps) of your daily fat count is the ever tasty and mysterious Pringle’s Potato Chips.

Pringles chips are a product of the 70’s was originally produced on the 1968 and became popular in the mid 1970’s. It’s name actually came from a Cincinnati telephone book, having been inspired by the street name of Pringle Drive in Finneytown, Ohio.

While other chips have been sold in bags back to the turn of the century Pringles are different. From the distinctive shape to the the unique packaging Pringles chips are an enigma. For many years Proctor & Gamble, the owners of the Pringles brand has gone back and forth in legal wars as to the designation of what a Pringles is. Is it a chip or is it some other type of confection.

Originally known as "Pringle’s Newfangled Potato Chips", but other snack manufacturers objected, saying that Pringles failed to meet the definition of a potato "chip". The US Food and Drug Administration weighed in on the matter, and in 2005, they ruled that Pringles could only use the word chip in their product name within the following phrase: "potato chips made from dried potatoes.

In international law, reversing an earlier decision, Britain’s Lord Justice Robin Jacob has ruled that Pringles are, indeed, potato chips. The decision means Pringles parent Procter & Gamble will be stuck paying $160 million in back taxes. P&G had insisted that the chips lack enough "potatoness" to qualify as a potato-based product (and be taxed as such).

But whatever the snack designation, Pringles are uniquely tasty, and memorable, sold by the sleeve in a tubular can with a foil-lined interior and a resealable plastic lid, which was invented by Fredric J. Baur while employed by P&G.

Pringles is not without controversy as to the formula, as the urban legend stated that Pringles potato chips are made from McDonald’s unsold fries. This obviously is not true. Pringles however are made from less the 50% potatoes. Pringles potato chips are made from dehydrated and flaked potatoes.

Original Pringles Advertisement (1973)

 

1990’s Pringles Adversitement

 

Saturday Fun: Girls of the 70′s: Bo Derek

Scene from ’10’ with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore, where Bo Derek is only clad in a towel.

Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1FZMIP9SK4

Book Friday: America in the Seventies

Tucked between the activist Sixties and the conservative Eighties lies a largely misunderstood and still under-appreciated decade.

Now nine leading scholars of postwar America offer a revealing look at the Seventies and their rightful place in the epic narrative of American history in America in the Seventies

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First steps to reducing fat

Regular cardiovascular exercise will reduce body fat levels. Where should you start? Walking is great cardio! Put your shoes on and get moving for at least 30 minutes per day.

From: articlesbase.com

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Hypnosis and stress relief

Hypnosis is perhaps one of the least understood therapeutic tools in use. While most people think of hypnosis as a way to get somebody to bark like a dog at the snap of your fingers or take off their clothes when you say the work ‘stupendous’, hypnosis can be a valuable tool in helping people overcome fears, withstand pain, or, yes, even reduce stress in their lives.

From: stress.about.com

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Checking blood pressure

Have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.

From: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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The keys to a healthy diet

A healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite food or an end to indulgences. It just means eating a wide variety of foods without getting too many calories or too much of any one nutrient.

The 3 keys to healthy diet are: Variety, Moderation and Balance.

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Saturday Fun: Westworld – Movie Trailer

This is the trailer for Michael Crichton’s "Westworld" film from 1973.

Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYvyiruWzYo

Book Friday: The 4-Hour Workweek

The first 70 pages of The 4-Hour Workweek are extremely engaging and well worth the price of the book.

A unique life plan by Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4 Hour Work Week” lets us live the lifestyle of a millionaire, while working just 4 hours a week.

From: Getting Older Stinks

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