Archive for October 2011


Aerobics at Any Age – It’s Never Too Late to Start! Post 1

October 25th, 2011 — 8:50am

Learning a New Word
“Aerobics” is a new word for Ben Carpenter. In his youth, he assumed that if he lived to be an octogenarian, he would know all there is to know. “I’m so old,” he keeps telling people, “I would remember when air was clean and sex was dirty, not the other way round. Continue reading »

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The Time for Tea Post 3

October 18th, 2011 — 6:08am

Although witch hazel is an extremely old-fashioned remedy, it is still very popular. Witch hazel has been known to assist one with stopping excessive bleeding during menstruation, and hemorrhage from the uterus, stomach, lungs or bowels. It will also restore poor circulation. Women can benefit from this plant if they have a bout with vaginitis when used as a douche. Continue reading »

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Catching bad bugs can make for good work. Part 2

October 12th, 2011 — 3:07pm

This was good for 24,000 AAdvantage miles, enough for a free economy-class ticket anywhere in North America.

Of course, this was early Monday morning, and by Monday afternoon, AutoMallOnline and Hilton had obviously discovered the site-bug, since they reversed the transaction. By then, my Hilton account had a negative balance of 113,000 miles, and I would imagine there were lots of red-faces all around. Continue reading »

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Catching bad bugs can make for good work. Part 1

October 12th, 2011 — 3:03pm

Word travels fast when a “site-bug” appears, and this particular case proved to be fascinating.

What’s a site-bug you ask? It’s the word I use to describe a transaction-oriented Web site that features a glaring programming error in the way the transaction occurs. And the fact is, over time, the number of site-bugs is going to grow in such a way people won’t believe these quality problems can exist.

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The Time for Tea Post 2

October 10th, 2011 — 6:35am

The berries, flowers and root are used for medicinal and cosmetic benefits. An ointment made of bee wax and the elderberry flowers can be exceedingly beneficial in applying to scars from burns or scalding, in order to heal up potential scars. This herb is known to soothe the respiratory tract, lower fever and stimulate circulation. Continue reading »

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The Time for Tea Post 1

October 3rd, 2011 — 9:15am

As the leaves begin to change color, and the sun sets earlier in the day, with cooler temperatures, it becomes the time of year for many people to enjoy more frequent cups of hot herbal tea. Herbal teas offer an enjoyable and highly beneficial alternative to that second cup of coffee, black tea or soda pop. Continue reading »

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