Showing posts from March, 2017

Life is Grand!

Today has been an absolutely peaceful and relaxing day. It is a balmy 80 degrees, the sun is shining, I'm off work, and I have nothing at all to do today. This thought has passed through my mind from time to time today as I have puttered along cooking and blogging and playing games. I have my house open, and the breeze is nice.

100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Are Surprisingly Useful Today

People don't often look back on the early 1900's for advice, but what if we could actually learn something from the Lost Generation? The New York Public Library has digitized 100 "how to do it" cards found in cigarette boxes over 100 years ago, and the tips they give are so practical that millennials reading this might want to take notes. Back in the day, cigarette cards were popular collectibles included in every pack, and displayed photos of celebrities, advertisements, and more. Gallaher cigarettes, a UK-founded tobacco company that was once the largest in the world, decided to print a series of helpful how-to's on their cards, which ranged from mundane tasks (boiling potatoes) to unlikely scenarios (stopping a runaway horse). Most of them are insanely clever, though, like how to make a fire extinguisher at home. Who even knew you could do that?

Dear Investors: Forget about the "Trump Rally." We're sitting on a "Trump Bubble"

As some of you may be aware, I have been a passive investor for years. When I have had a few bucks, I buy some stocks and mutual funds. I have been investing with Sharebuilder (now Capital One Sharebuilder) and now a really neat app called Stash . I began investing right before the recession, and was happy that I just rode out the crazy. At this point, my stocks have more than rebounded from the losses. All of this is to say that I follow this newsletter from Wealth Daily , and they have some great articles for investors. I thought this one was worthy of a share: Dear Investors: Forget about the "Trump Rally." We're sitting on a "Trump Bubble"

To Wear Underwear During Your Massage Or Not, That Is The Question

To wear underwear during your massage or not, that is the question… To wear underwear during your massage or not, that is the question… That is one of the most common questions massage therapists are asked. And here is your answer. Massage therapy, when performed correctly, should almost feel clinical. The client will never get undressed in front of the massage therapist. A well-trained massage therapist will always leave the room to let you get undressed and between the sheets in private before returning to the room commence the massage.

11 Massage Questions You Are Too Embarrassed to Ask

By Cathy Wong, ND - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. It's not always clear what the proper etiquette is during a massage. Do you tip a massage therapist? How much clothing should you remove? But whether you're a massage newbie or just have a specific question, here are the questions you may be reluctant to ask but really want answered. 1) Do You Tip a Massage Therapist? Figuring out when and how much to tip can be tricky. Although tipping is never required, if your massage is at a spa or hotel in North America, a 15 to 20 percent tip is customary if you were pleased with the services. If your massage is in a medical or clinical environment, tips may not be expected or even accepted. If you're unsure, ask the clinic receptionist or massage therapist whether tipping is customary and if so, what the standard range is. If you're speaking to the clinic receptionist, you can call ahead if you don't want to ask in person.

5 Things Your Massage Therapist Does Not Care About

I am often on a journey to find great articles about massage therapy to share with clients and the general public. I ran across this little gem today, and decided to share it. What I like about this article is the genuine voice of the author. She really speaks from the heart in a way that I know many ladies can connect with. I hope this post can help dispel myths and encourage you to give massage a try! 5 Things Your Massage Therapist Does Not Care About And the one important thing she is focused on. (Hint: It isn't whether or not you shaved.)

This City Really Exists Where People Live Without Politics, No Religion And No Money!!!

Take a moment and think about the biggest challenges the world is facing today. Poverty, political disputes, natural resources depletion, cultural and ethnic intolerance. Moreover, prevalence of judgmental behavior and prejudice against anyone different.

Annwn: The British Underworld

Annwn is known as the Welsh underworld. It was the abode of the dead that features most notably in the stories of the Mabinogion. Within the first branch of this prose tale (Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed), Annwn is given the most attention. Far from being a hellish residence, this world is given the appearance to be strikingly similar to the world of the living. It featured castles, kings, and a landscape not unlike that of Wales of the period.

These Are the Innate Psychic Abilities of Each Zodiac Sign

Everyone has psychic ability. Accepting this is the first step in harnessing your own powers. While this is generally a simple and well-understood concept, it gets a little more complicated when ascertaining exactly what type of psychic powers we all possess.

Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain

"Oh, my back still hurts," Jim groaned as he sat on the bed and bent over to pick up his shoe. "Why don't you try a massage?" His wife asked. "My friend Carol swears massage is the only thing that can help her back pain." Jim sighed as he tied his shoe. "I suppose I have tried everything else. The chiropractor says my back is fine, just the muscles are tight. My doctor gave me muscle relaxants, which I don't like to take, and our insurance only covered four physical therapy visits. Massage can't hurt my back any more than it already does, I guess."