So, how long do you think it will be before he puts a country album out? LOL! Btw....just a day after putting this out, he announced his new children's book (which should be....interesting). So, do you think he's really crazy.....or a genius at surprising us and getting attention when he needs it? I definitely lean towards number 2.
Are you dating a "commitment-phobe"? There's LOTS of 'em out there, but if you know what to look for, you can avoid them and avoid WASTING your time on someone who isn't worth it.
Thanks to yourtango for this list of things to watch out for!
1. He travels for work and is gone for a week or more at a time.
Commitment-phobes, tend to choose jobs that allow for a lot of flexibility to travel, not work in an office and control their own schedules. WATCH OUT as this lifestyle also makes it easier to be unfaithful!
2. You haven't met each other's friends, family and/or co-workers.
Commitment-phobes tend to compartmentalize the different parts of their life. You won't know what their work life is like and you probably won't get to know their friends.
3. You haven't seen his home, and if you have, it looks more like a hotel room.
Commitment-phobes have a habit of living a vagabond lifestyle. Their own homes are often nothing more than a place to shower, change clothes and sleep.
4. He's attentive and charming when you're together.
Commitment-phobes move in fast. They use their charm and learned social skills to pursue you ardently until they win you over. Once they have you, the less attractive parts of their personality start to show.
5. He doesn't take no for an answer.
Commitment-phobes don't do conflict and can't deal with rejection. If you start standing up for yourself, he'll soon be gone.
6. He's a last-minute planner.
Planning time with you is a form of commitment to you. The Commitment-phobe is going to be uncomfortable if you take charge of how the two of you spend your time. As part of his normal mode of operation he's going to want to stay in control of what the two of you do with your time together. If he does agree to do something you want to do, he'll typically be late or cancel at the last minute.
7. You feel crazy.
The Commitment-phobe finds a way to blame you for the situation you find yourselves in and you start doubting yourself and wonder if you are the crazy one.
8. He lost interest when things got serious.
Commitment-phobes love the chase but not the capture. They have a history of brief, passionate relationships that end fairly quickly. They are usually quick to explain these breakups away as being the fault of the former girlfriend.
The world's first edible hotel has opened in London. "The Cake Hotel" features: windowsills made of fudge, pillows made of cake, and artwork made of candy. All you can eat......but for one night only. When you watch the video, you'll see why! A LOT of work and sugar went into this project. I can't imagine rooms are cheap....or that you would get much sleep in one of 'em. Sooooo many treats and sooooo little time! ;-) Haha!
Taylor Swift did the SWEETEST thing for a little girl in Charlotte, NC this last weekend. 7-year-old Emma, who is suffering from fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder, not only got to meet Taylor Swift before the show, but she was also brought on stage by the superstar at the end of her song, "Sparks Fly." It happens towards the end of this fan video and Emma's huge smile just might bring a tear to your eye. :-)
YUMMY! by Sheryl Stewart,posted Mar 21 2013 11:48AM
Have you heard of the new Justin Timberlake "Soup & Thai" sandwich? All of the ingredients were inspired by JT at various stages of his career. This video shows you how to make it. I think it actually looks delicious! You?
I am married to a Pisces, so I REALLY DON'T want this to be true. A website that helps married people find people to cheat with says Pisces men make up the majority of their users. If your man is a Scorpio, he is the LEAST likely to cheat.
They ran a study on their female users, too.....Gemini women are most likely to cheat.....Libra women are LEAST likely to be cheaters. What do you think? In your experience, is this true? Share in the comments below....and please tell me Pisces men aren't all cheaters.
If you're expecting, then everyone you know has probably tried to guess the gender of your baby by looking at your bump. Well, according to a new book, they need to look a little bit higher.....at your chest. Women carrying girls develop larger breasts during pregnancy than women carrying boys (their bust increases by 8cm on average compared with 6.3cm for women carrying boys). They say male babies produce more testosterone, which limits growth of that part of your body.
Interesting, right? There's more!
Chocolate lovers have "sweeter" babies.....at least that's what a study out of Finland says. Research on more than 300 new mothers found chocoholics — who indulged every day during pregnancy — had babies described as more outgoing, less fearful, less frustrated and more easily soothed than their counterparts who ate chocolate weekly, seldom or never while pregnant. They think it's because chocolate releases "feel good" endorphins in your body, which makes it's way to your baby.
Also....this book says morning sickness helps protect your baby, but it can make your child a salt addict later in life. If you'd like to read more fascinating facts, check out the book ,"Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?" by science journalist Jena Pincott.
When I was a kid, I soooooo wanted to be a cheerleader....after watching dozens of these "Cheerleading Fails" videos, maybe I'm glad I didn't ever make the squad. With my natural klutziness, I'm SURE I would have ended up in one of these. Haha! BTW...March is National Cheerleading Safety Month, so if you have a cheerleader in the family, make sure they are aware!
Did you know that using a straw could give you wrinkles? Did you know that wrapping your wet hair in a towel damages it? I'm glad I found this list in Shape Magazine, because I am guilty of ALL of these. I had no idea how bad they were. Did you?
1. Wrapping wet hair up in a towel: The strengthening shampoo and conditioner you use aren't going to help much if you gather your wet locks in a turban on top of your head post-shower. "When wet, hair shafts are like loosened springs that stretch and break more easily," says New York-based dermatologist Jessica Krant, M.D. So rubbing your tresses with a towel, pulling them into a too-tight wrap, or brushing or combing them too vigorously can all break the hair shafts and lead to damaged, frizzy strands, Dr. Krant says.
Break it: Treat your locks with love by moving down your mane in sections, gently squeezing and blotting out excess water with a towel, says Maryland-based dermatologist Arleen Lamba, M.D. If only a wrap will do, use a white cotton t-shirt instead of a towel, as the fabric is gentler on hair. For tangles, first apply a de-tangling or conditioning spray, and use a wide-tooth comb, which won't rough up the cuticle as much as a brush does.
2. Washing your face in the morning: Using harsh cleansers and scrubs in the a.m. can do more harm than good, stripping your skin of essential oils before you even start your day, Dr. Lamba says. "A good skincare regimen means cleansing your face only at night because while you sleep, your skin regenerates, reestablishes its pH, and increases collagen production," she adds. So why would you want to wash off all this hard work when you wake up?
Break it: Leave the house feeling clean and refreshed without turning your skin into the Sahara by simply splashing with water and applying a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you need to cleanse (perhaps you have makeup left over from last night), use a mild moisturizing cleanser that doesn't contain harsh detergents before applying the same SPF moisturizer, Dr. Krant says. And next time, be sure to remove all of your makeup before hitting the sheets.
3. Exfoliating too much: Scrub-a-dubbing feels amazing, but it's unnecessary, derms say, since your skin naturally sheds any dead cells. "Sloughing off skin cells and oils with an exfoliant will only cause a vicious cycle of irritation and dryness in the long run, leading some to want to exfoliate even more to get the new dry cells off," Dr. Krant says.
Break it: According to the American Board of Dermatology, you should exfoliate your face and body no more than once or twice a week. "If you have skin that tends to be oily, be careful not to overdo it, as this may have the opposite effect and cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil," Dr. Lamba says. She recommends using either a glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or enzyme-based peel, or going with a brush, microdermabrasion, or scrub. And easy does it: "Be gentler than you think," Dr. Krant says. "Redness and rawness is not a good sign."
4. Pumping your mascara wand: "Moving the brush in and out forces air deeper into the tube, and, if any bacteria from your eyes come with it, the air helps those germs thrive and multiply," Dr. Krant says. Air also causes mascara to dry out faster so it doesn't last as long as it should.
Break it: Gently pull out the wand, moving it around inside the container and scraping the edge minimally to keep everything fresh and bacteria-free as long as possible, Dr. Krant recommends. You'll still get a sufficient amount of product on the brush and avoid possibly contaminating the rest.
5. Piling on products: You may boast a beauty arsenal that rivals the local drugstore, but your lotions and potions may not all get along. Ingredients in different products can "fight" each other, negating their powers or causing skin irritation when combined, Dr. Lamba cautions. "For instance, when you use retinoids like Retin-A at the same time as benzoyl peroxide, you can actually deactivate the effects of the retinoid," she says. Talk about wasted money.
Break it: Stick with a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, SPF, topical retinoid, and maybe one other carefully selected antioxidant product, Dr. Krant suggests. When in doubt, seek the advice of a dermatologist or aesthetician who can advise on a simple but effective routine.
6. Neglecting your neck: Forgetting to moisturize and use sunscreen below your jawline leaves your neck open to the elements and can cause it to show signs of aging faster, Dr. Krant says, since you're using those products on your face daily (right?). And remember that no area of your skin-from the sometimes-forgotten tops of your ears to your face to your hands-is cancer-proof.
Break it: When you're done moisturizing and applying sunscreen to your face every day, do the same to your neck, using an upward and then outward motion to cover from the front to the nape, Dr. Lamba recommends. "The upward motion stimulates the skin and prevents sagging, while the outward motion ensures the entire neck area is covered," she says.
And never use harsh soaps, detergent-based cleansers, or anti-aging treatments that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or retinol on your neck, Dr. Krant says. "The skin there doesn't have the same number of sebaceous glands to produce oils as the face does, so it's more delicate and easily irritated," she explains.
7. Using a straw too often: While it's smart to sip coffee, soda, and tea through a straw to avoid staining your pearly whites, serious slurping could-get this-cause wrinkles if you do it too frequently. Working your muscles is usually a (really) good thing, but repeatedly flexing the orbicularis oris around your mouth tightly enough to create a vacuum in a straw can lead to "smoker's lines" around your kisser, says David E. Bank, M.D., a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, NY.
Break it: Stick to the straw, Dr. Krant says, but gently place your lips more to the side instead of the center and don't pucker up.
So, you're waiting for an elevator and when the door opens.......you see a guy getting murdered. What would you do? That's what the makers of this video wanted to find out, so they staged a fake elevator murder and recorded people's reactions. There's a guy near the end that does something so unbelieveable.....I don't even want to tell you, but it made me want to slap him. Seriously. What is wrong with some people? Anyway.....I'd like to think I'd try to save the guy, but I'd probably run and call 911. Just being honest. What about you?
My name is Aquarius and I'm looking for a warm lap to lie on. It takes me a little time to trust new people in new places, but give me a bit and we'll be great friends. That's probably how I will greet most new people, but I've heard it's a somewhat...
UPDATE: Sam was recently adopted by a loving family!! But there are plenty more dogs and cats (and bunnies and other animals) that are waiting for YOU to adopt them. Find them here: www.oregonhumane.org