Beware Sucker

Studies by the University of Illinois show the name of dessert influences the sale of a product. A desert doesn’t need to taste better than another desert. The name alone will sell a desert. Example: regular Chocolate Cake named Double Chocolate or Black Forest will suggest that it is better. Studies also show when the word healthy is applied to a food, people assume they are in fact good for you. Example: enjoy the taste of healthy cheese sun cakes. Beware that the title of a food can sucker you into buying it. You may think having many types of foods on your plate will make you feel like you’ve eaten healthy and you will feel satisfied. The fact is the University of Pennsylvania found that with fewer items you realize what you’ve eaten, which is one solution on slimming down. Don’t be a sucker at salad bars.

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World War II and Short Skirts

During World War II fabric was rationed. Women came up with the idea that shortening the length of skirts during hard times wasn’t such a bad thing. They realized it could lure men while their sweethearts were at war. Since ladies only wore skirts, the only choice they had during the war was to wear them short. Men enjoyed the beauty of women’s legs. Women came to enjoy the length and the attention. Models and actresses seemed to enjoy it as well. Three Cheers to women who dared to be different…

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Tea

If you think bottled and instant teas are the same as brewed teas, think again. The US Department of Agriculture states that brewed teas offer more disease fighting amounts of antioxidant. In my childhood, women loved having tea parties. When I was a child I didn’t understand why mommy enjoyed them. Instead of preparing herself, she could have used her everyday cup and she wouldn’t have needed to get dolled up in her high heels. I just thought mommy liked to have tea with my Godmother Ann and their friend Violet. The three of them had tea parties all the time. Sometimes they would go to tea parties with lots of ladies. Each lady brought her best china or crystal cup and saucer. The ladies hoped the other ladies took note of their tea set and how lady-like they drank their tea. When I got old enough to go to tea parties with my mother, I asked her the reason behind dressing up. Mother replied, “sweetheart, it isn’t the taste of tea nor the benefits tea has to offer. Tea parties offer women a reason to use their heirloom china and crystal and remember how to be lady-like. And of course ladies dress up.”

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Jell-O® and Nails

Jell-O it tastes good, it looks good, and it’s wiggly. Nails need gelatin or keratin, which is a protein. Nails hold water. If they’re full, they are soft and tend to split.

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