Are Beauty Products Killing Us?
If you're like most Americans, you use an average of nine products, containing about 126 unique ingredients, every day. Every day! More than a quarter of women use at least fifteen. This includes shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm and lipstick, sunscreen, body lotion, hair coloring, hair spray, shaving cream, perfume, makeup, and soap. And each of these products, in turn, contains a dizzying (sometimes literally) array of chemicals and fragrances, most of them synthetic petrochemicals and many of them potentially toxic.
Nearly 400 products sold in the United States contain chemicals that are prohibited for use in cosmetics in other countries. More than 400 products contain ingredients that the cosmetic industry's own safety panels have found unsafe when used as directed on product labels.
An astonishing 98 percent of all products contain one or more ingredients never publicly assessed for safety. And then there are the dozens of chemical ingredients in personal-care products that the government and the industry say are safe but for which there are troubling, though not definitive, study results. Parabens are a good example. Parabens are synthetic preservatives and they're in all sorts of lotions and potions. Industry and the government say they're safe. However, researchers examining the effects of these chemicals in lab animals and in marine life say they suspect parabens are hormone disrupters [Read more]
Half Million Home Foreclosure Victims Become Renters
The wave of real estate foreclosure is not expected to end soon, so those looking to turn lemons into lemonade should begin to pay attention. Foreclosure investing could be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal real estate market.Oh sure, the US congress made noises like they were working on a foreclosure bailout that will help struggling homes owners. But, as usual, when you read the legislation's fine print darn free people can count on getting help of any kind. It is definitely a case of to little to late.
Here's where foreclosure investors should be focusing their attention. Banks are flooded with home foreclosures and in an effort the slash their foreclosure property inventory they are willing to deal with investors who know what they're doing.One of the secrets of business success is to find a need and fill it. When you can see a growing demand for rental property your goal should be to get in front of that demand as quickly as possible. One way to do that is to buy deeply discounted homes from banks and lenders. Those deep discounts mean that you can offer to rent those homes at the reasonable rates required by a new population of financial stressed renters.
The whole foreclosure crisis developed not because people could not afford to own homes. But rather they bought more home than they could afford. Now you have an army of renters with bad credit, but good paying jobs. They can afford to pay rent of they can find landlords willing to rent to them [Read more]
Can You Take Viagra If Your a Smoker?
Your doctor should be aware of anything that you are taking or doing while on Viagra, including smoking. Caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the function of many medications. Headaches and dizziness are a couple of the side effects that result from taking Viagra but often when men smoke too, the headaches and the dizziness can be much more painful and last longer.
Look at it this way for a minute, if smoking can cause or at least contribute to erectile dysfunction and you are taking a medication to treat the erectile dysfunction, then why smoke?
Another side effect from taking Viagra is stomach upset but it is also proven that the ill effects of smoking can also affect the digestive system. This very well could be the cause of the erectile dysfunction. The bad news is that quitting will not stop any erectile dysfunction because once the damage is done it is too late but it can contribute to some improvement and also help the Viagra to work better. Since everybody is different it may improve or even may not improve [Read more]
Is Astral Projecting or Travel Really Possible?
It is quite likely that you dream, in fact nearly everybody across the globe dreams when sleeping. Note this is not touching on those who daydream; that’s different.In order to explain the mechanism behind dreaming, here is a basic definition. In a nutshell, this is feeling an out of the body experience. It may sound mystic to the ear, but it is a likely fact which people around the world have felt and acknowledged at some level.
When we sleep, our physical body goes to sleep, but our mind works continuously. This is primarily the reason why we dream about the facts and experience which have not felt as yet. So in other words astral projection is the extension of our dream like state, but the only difference being is that we can control it and do it whenever we want. This cannot be termed as the sleepy state completely, although the feeling is that of sleep.
Astral projection is to large extent a proved theory. Even religious literature of all sorts puts the seal on this technique.In the past this type of therapy was used to cure psychological ailments. Then unfortunately, it lost touch in a world focused on drugs for curing every ailment [Read more]