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Just for some Friday fun, I thought moms (and dads) everywhere might enjoy this. I can attest that it's mostly true! Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with ...

What is the difference between your first child and your third child?

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I like fruit and vegetables and I like healthy foods for the most part. But if I have a craving, it's for salty, fried foods, or chocolate. Why do I go for this kind of stuff and not crave, say, ...

Why don't I crave fresh fruits or veggies? Why do I crave the "bad" stuff?

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I quit smoking nearly 10 years ago after nearly 20 years of smoking almost a pack a day. I read somewhere that it takes the body a very long time to "heal" itself after all that poison in the ...

Bargain Lover commented on Bargain Lover's post How long does it take for your body to heal/recover after smoking cigarettes?

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I quit smoking nearly 10 years ago after nearly 20 years of smoking almost a pack a day. I read somewhere that it takes the body a very long time to "heal" itself after all that poison in the ...

How long does it take for your body to heal/recover after smoking cigarettes?

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Someone told me that the likelihood of getting a disease from smoking is small, if you smoke less than 6 per day. This seems a little odd since smoking is so addictive that a person may end up ...

Is it true that smoking less than 6 cigarettes a day is reasonably safe?

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In general, some of my kids as ok chewing a pediatric chewable fever-reducer, but it makes others throw up so we use a rectal suppository that they hardly feel going in. Does anyone know if ...

Which is more effective to reduce fevers in kids - suppositories or tablets?

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You may have seen recently that Mattel (Barbie) won a lawsuit against MGA Entertainment (Bratz) and Bratz will no longer be made or sold after the holiday season. Something about the creator of ...

Is the Barbie Vs Bratz smackdown important?

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Someone was talking to me recently about getting a colon cleansing treatment called a colonic. This is where the colon is cleared out - or irrigated - to improve digestive, bowel and over-all ...

How often should one do a colonic?

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Most people will overeat tomorrow and I often hear how everyone often needs a nap after Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Why is this? Is it just that we eat too much and feel lazy, or do the ...

Why do certan foods make us tired?

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Sometimes it feels like good therapy to just get it out! Do you hate bad service, bad tippers or drivers that don't use their turn signals or yap away on the phone instead of paying attention ...

What are your pet peeves?

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According to a recent NPR Health story, multitasking while driving (ie, talking on a cell phone) is as dangerous as drunk driving. Do you agree? NPR reports that "...the brain struggles with ...

Bargain Lover commented on Alison Beaver's post Multitasking same as Drunk Driving

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How good are facials for keeping skin looking clear and younger? I have had a few facials and like them for reasons of relaxation, although I don't like my skin for the first few days after - ...

Do facials really work for your skin?

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Is there a general concensus about what the temperature of a house should be? I know that advice has been given about having a home too warm or too cold but am not sure what a healthy temperature ...

What's the ideal temperature of a home?

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I have friends who swear by the benefits of Reflexology but I'm not quite sure what it is! As far as I know it's some kind of foot massage that pinpoints some pressure points that affect the whole ...

Bargain Lover commented on Bargain Lover's post Could someone explain Reflexology to me?

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I have friends who swear by the benefits of Reflexology but I'm not quite sure what it is! As far as I know it's some kind of foot massage that pinpoints some pressure points that affect the whole ...

Could someone explain Reflexology to me?

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It's that time of year for most of us folks. Probably a redundant question but I'd love to know of any way to stop the spread of colds or flu or other bugs among family members. One of my kids ...

Is there any way to stop illnesses from spreading among family members?

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I recently had an eye exam and needed an updated prescription. I realized that because I hadn't (a) broken my eyeglasses or (b) changed my contact lens prescription, it had been more than five ...

Bargain Lover commented on Diane Porter's post When's the last time you had an eye exam?

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I'm wondering how anyone has explained worrisome personal financial issues to friends or family - or to their children. Like how you can't buy kids big Christmas gifts or why you can't go out ...

How do you explain your financial difficulties to your friends or family?

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I have a few silver fillings that I worry about due to the mercury in them. They also look - well, not so nice but it's the significant amount of mercury living in my mouth for decades now that I ...

Are composite (white) fillings safer than amalgam (silver) fillings?

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I have a habit of letting my children sort out their differences as much as possible but there are times I have to break up fights over toys or games. I dont like to do it much as I feel like my ...

When is the right time to intervene in fighting?

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I am drinking all my drinks (except water) through straws to stop potential staining from caffenated drinks. I brush my teeth three times a day but dark drinks play havoc with them and I'd ...

Will drinking coffee/tea/cola through straws keep my teeth whiter?

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My kids are all too young to be on a school bus but I am at a loss as to why it's ok not to have seat belts on school buses! I can get arrested for not strapping my kids in properly - and in ...

Why don't school buses have mandatory seat belts?

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A 22 year old woman is currently legally auctioning off her virginity and the bid is up to one million dollars. She wants to pay for graduate school and further women's studies and believes this ...

Selling your Virginity?

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I have a friend who often takes some water pills before a big day, like a wedding, and swears she can drop an easy five pounds. And I just saw water pills advertised. I've never taken them but ...

How do water pills work? Are they safe?

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Do you nap? I don't because I don't feel well for the rest of the day, if I nap. And it also takes me so long to relax that by the time I was ready to fall asleep, it'd be time to get up. ...

Do you nap?

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Have you had your home tested for this odorless gas? We have a new home and tested in our walk-out level and our levels are higher than we would like. We have to have a pipe that leads to the ...

Have you had your home tested for Radon?

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I think most of us find it ironic that drugstores sell cigarettes and even more ironic that you usually go to the back of the store for medication, and the cigarettes are available as you walk in ...

Walgreen's sues in order to be able to sell cigarettes

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With divorce so common and with women earning more than ever (still not equal but working towards it!) I wonder if anyone has signed a pre-nuptual agreement? Would you find the idea insulting and ...

Would you sign a pre-nup? Or have you?

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Are some hair dyes better than others? I used to use henna which is a natural hair dye and now use an-over-the counter, when I feel like jazzing up my look. I notice that my hair can look a ...

What is a healthy hair dye? Is there such a thing?

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hi - I have a relative who claims that people only need 5-6 hours of sleep but I disagree. I get about 6 hours but I'm trying to get more. When I get a solid 8 hours, I feel great - it makes ...

How much sleep do we really need?

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Should I give up pap tests now that I can simply get an annual HPV test? Which is better and more accurate? Thanks!

Which is better - the HPV test or a Pap test?

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I think it's wonderful that parents are asking more questions of their children's pediatricians and do not follow medical recommendations blindly. But doctors now fear that parents fears of a ...

Refusing to vaccinate may be causing an increase in measles