Dog Pee Kills My luxurious and Precious Grass

It’s just grass.  What’s the big deal?  I don’t get it.  If it’s that serious, either train the dogs to clean after themselves, or diaper them.

 

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A question veterinarians get asked all the time by pet owners is, “Why does my dog’s urine seem to kill my grass?” And “Is there anything I can do about it?” Actually, there is. Your pet’s urine pH has a lot to do with whether your grass stays green.

 

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The Three Reasons a Dog’s Urine Burns the Grass

There are three primary reasons why dog urine burns grass: alkaline urine pH, the concentration of the urine, and its nitrogen load. The most important of these factors is urine pH. The best way to find out which is the causative factor in Continue Reading…

From:: HuffingtonPost Healthy Living

 

You Lean back and I Will Fly the Plane to Some Odd Place

Thanks to these people who make travel more fun and unpredictable.  A free unexpected stop in Boston?  It can’t get more exciting than that.

 

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A Parisian man got into a fight with the passenger in front of him who attempted to recline his seat.   The Parisian began increasingly upset, grabbing the arm of a flight attendant who was attempting to smooth over the situation.   The air marshals were able to successfully restrain the French man until the flight landed in Boston.   The flight continued to Paris without him, of course.

via Recline-Gate 2: Another Plane Diverted After Passenger Leans Back – Yahoo News.

 

Southwest Airlines Loses Passenger

If a boy could fly to Hawaii in the plane’s wheel well, what’s the big deal that our mothers get mysteriously lost?

 

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A skycap working on behalf of Southwest Airlines promised to take Vaticano, 85, who also has diabetes and was confined to her wheelchair without food or a chance to use the restrooms, in her wheelchair directly to her gate, but actually abandoned her along the way.  Vaticano missed her flight and was stuck in Newark for 11 hours.

via Southwest Airlines Loses Passenger Alice Vaticano.

 

Big Fight over Seat Recline

One passenger was using the Knee Defender, a gadget that prevents the person in front of them from reclining.  United Airlines said it prohibits use of the device.  The dispute between a man and a woman on United Flight 1462 from Newark to Denver escalated to the point where the airline decided to divert to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  The plane then continued to Denver without them.

 

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The fight is totally worth it.  Who wants to arrive on time?  Travel disruption is the best way to spice up our trips.  Our mundane lives are just too boring.

via Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline – Yahoo Finance.

 

Dancing Is Great

Dancing stretches your body in new ways that you’ve never tried before. How about that twerking?  The start is a bit slow, but wait for it.  You will not be disappointed.

 

While preparing a PowerPoint presentation on how to push your own mind-body envelope to fully embrace life, I stumbled on a remarkable video that has gone viral and has had over a million shares. Here it is:

http://youtu.be/XVlRgclsUoY

 

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I posted it on my Facebook page to study people’s reactions. The comments were wrapped in such jubilation that I wanted to share a sampling with you:

“This is so wonderful! I hope I still doing this when I’m older! I love going dancing! We are doing a Continue Reading…

From:: HuffingtonPost Healthy Living

 

Is It That Difficult to Say Thank You?

It’s irritating when I open the door for people and they say nothing as if it’s my job to do so.

 

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In an interview with author Gretchen Rubin, author and University of Houston research professor Brené Brown said, “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness — it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” Brown’s philosophy wasn’t wrong, at least not according to research. Studies show that the more you express thanks, the happier you are.

So with that in mind, I made a vow to myself to write down what I was grateful for every day for 10 days. The whole point of this endeavor was to Continue Reading…

From:: HuffingtonPost Healthy Living

 

Did You Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused?

Effective Immediately:

SICK DAYS:
If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.  If you are able to go to a drugstore to get meds, you are able to show up at work.  A doctor’s piece of paper as proof of illness will not be accepted.

SURGERY:
Absolutely no operations are allowed. You need all your organs to work here.  You should not consider removing or altering anything.  We hired you intact, and you remain intact.

PERSONAL DAYS:
Each employee has already received 104 personal days a year.  They are called Saturday & Sunday.

VACATION DAYS:
They are the New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

We no longer observe 4th of July because fireworks take place at night during non-business hours.  Therefore, there is no need to have the day off.  In regards to Labor day, you all are required to work because you need to demonstrate what “LABOR” is.

 

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I hope you’re not reading this. That’s because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere — maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home. And if you are on vacation, you definitely shouldn’t be staring into screens — so please, close the computer or power down your phone immediately and take a walk outside.

Unfortunately, all too many of us could be on vacation but choose not to. That’s the finding of a striking and important new study released this morning by Travel Effect, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Continue Reading…

From:: HuffingtonPost Healthy Living

 

Calcium Supplement or Not?

Doctor:  You may have a severe case of osteoporosis.  I want you to take calcium right away.

Dorothy:  It’s not bone loss, doc.  I have addicted to the slot machines recently.  I just want you to prescribe the Prescription Painkillers for me.  My back is killing me because of hours and hours of sitting.

 

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It’s human nature to find an easy way out of any situation, even when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, it’s no wonder that more and more people turn to supplements in the form of pills, powders and tinctures rather than eat whole food to obtain necessary nutrients. It’s not unusual to hear a busy businessman say, “I take a handful of pills with a super-food smoothie at breakfast and then eat whatever I want for the rest of the day.”

Is this a good idea? Absolutely not! Your body needs a delicate balance of macronutrients — protein, carbohydrates and fat — Continue Reading…

From:: HuffingtonPost Healthy Living