Inspect the ingredient list

Always look at the first ingredient listed – seeing sugar, corn syrup, salt, or some other unhealthy ingredient high on the list probably means it isn’t the healthiest choice.


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Remembering your chunky former self

Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as chunky. However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress.


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Junk Food Sunday: Almond Joy

Originally developed by Peter Paul Manufacturing Company in New Haven, Connecticut the Almond Joy was introduced in 1946 for 10 cents a bar. Now, Almond Joy is a tasty part of Hershey’s. Although Peter Paul as a company no longer exists, the name still appears on the wrapper as part of the bars’ brand names.

Almond Joys are candy bars with a coconut and almond filling, surrounded by a layer of chocolate for a yummy 230 calories each.

One of the baby boomer’s favorite candy bars the Almond Joy is one of the most long standing coconut candy items around.

The first product of the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company, established in 1919 in New Haven, Connecticut, was called "Konabar" and was a blend of coconut, fruits, nuts and chocolate. All products were made at night when air was coolest and sold fresh, door-to-door the following day.

 In 1920 the MOUNDS candy bar, sweetened coconut enrobed in dark chocolate, was introduced.

Variations of the Almond Joy were also made. Chocolate Almond Joy in 2004, a limited edition White Chocolate Key Lime and Milk Chocolate Passion Fruit Almond Joy in 2005 and a limited edition Toasted Coconut Almond Joy in 2006.

Almond Joy holds a place in many American’s hearts because of a very popular advertising campaign in the 80s and their jingle that says, "sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t" to distinguish between their two coconut bars. Even though that campaign is long gone, the phrase "sometimes you feel like a nut" still knocks around as a cultural reference.

Make Almond Joy’s at home
Almond Joy Cake
Almond Joy Cheese Cake
Almond Joy Martini

Saturday Fun: Young Frankenstein movie trailer

A great parody of the Frankenstein movies. You have the best in great comedy and a typical monster storyline. 1974, by Mel Brooks.

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Book Friday: Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery

Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery. Leading financial columnist Marks Jarvis presents the everyman’s guide to saving for retirement. The idea of navigating the world of 401Ks and Roth IRAs leaves many people scared, cold, or both.

This book will help reduce the confusion, anxiety and avoidance that many people associate with saving for retirement

From: Getting Older Stinks

How to build a better memory

Building associations to trigger your memory is a simple process to improve memory. Even people with normal brain operation can vastly improve their memories. By applying this technique, you’re using what’s called “mnemonics” or building a memory palace.


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Can you take the pressure?

Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 High normal blood pressure is between 120/80 and 140/90. High blood pressure (hypertension) is 140/90 or above. Very high blood pressure (hypertension) is 180/110 or above.


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How quickly can you get it up?

Test your impotence with this quick quiz from MSNBC.

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How do you experience stress?

Broadly speaking, stress can be experienced in two ways, physically and psychologically, but the two are interrelated.

For example, the psychologists Janice Keicolt-Glaser has demonstrated how chronic stress leads to decreased immune function and increased risk of infection and decreased ability to fight infection.



Toy Sunday: Trick Black Soap

It looks ordinary until day used it. His face was black and your butt was red. You can also read the great article from the comic coverage blog.

The Jetsons – EEP, OPP, ORK AH-AH

The Jetsons is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series first began airing in 1962 in a primetime slot. This clip is from one of the hippest episodes EP-OP-ORK-AH-AH.

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Book Friday: I’m in Debt, Over 40, with No Retirement Savings. HELP!

I’m in Debt, Over 40, with No Retirement Savings. HELP! is a good mix of an interesting biographical narrative and sound career and financial advice.

From: Getting Older Stinks

How to dress for your next date success

Look your best. Get some decent clothes and shoes. Women always look at your shoes even if the last time you checked your Nike’s out was 1996. Get clothes that fit you, suit you and are contemporary.


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Trick to thicken your thinning hair

Coloring your hair swells your hair shaft and will make it appear fuller.


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