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2012-02-26

Sunday Snippets

Tidbits of information I picked up this week:

  • Need another incentive to move your caboose? Women weigh, on average, 24 lbs more than they did 50 yrs ago, and standard seat belt sizes have increased by 20"! (Dr. Oz show, www.doctoroz.com)
  • Do you get the heebie-geebies from the handle bar on the cart at the grocery store? Me too. Which is why this totally freaked me out: regular old household doorknobs contain twice as much colony forming bacteria than the cart handles! (4cfu/inch compared to 2 cfu /inch). Your toilet and kitchen faucet are also germier than you'll care to admit. (Today's Parent, March 2012)
  • If martini's are your go-to drink, Rejoice! Here are some other uses for that vodka you've been hoarding: it can lift odors from clothes (spritz it on, the alcohol will evaporate and it won't leave a scent); combine with green tea  (1/4 tsp to 1 c. green tea) for a facial astringent; it will nix mold and mildew if used as a cleaning agent in the bathroom and kitchen and if substituted for the water in pastry (1 tbsp vodka to every tsp of water) it will result in a flakier crust! (Health magazine, Jan/Feb 2012)

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