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I’m Moving!

The house I'm moving from was my dream house, but now that I'm older I find it too big, too expensive and too hard to keep up!I got to thinking I'm probably not the only one who has struggled with "should I move".Today, let's delve into this question. It is one many of my friends have/are asking too.Be Well,Anisa Hot Home Market… For me it was a quick decision, but still difficult. With the housing market so good right now and the impending "correction" I figured I would never get more for my home than now. And being that I'm downsizing, I was still able to find a place that, sure I overpaid, but I more than made up for it on the sale of my house.LIKE BOOM BUT 1/2 THE PRICE!Don't pay that expensive TV priceGet the Boost Stick and/or Trio Sticks for 1/2 priceVirtually the same, some say better!VISIT HERE TO EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! Is Selling/Moving Right For You?… There are so many factors to think about. Here are some of the key factors that experts say you should consider.- Your monthly budget leaves little leftover cash- You're feeling overwhelmed with home maintenance- Your home no longer fits...

Save Money at the Gas Pump With These Tips

We are all are being hurt by the sky rocketing gas prices. Even if you don't drive far it impacts prices everywhere else.For instance our PulseTV and ThirdAgeSkinCare sites are seeing fuel surcharges of 20% or more. Now we are not passing these on to you. It's our way of helping out, so please take a look at both or either of these sites and stock up on anything you may need.If you do drive and find yourself almost crying when filling up, take note of these tips to help ease the pain!Be Well,Anisa Get More Bang For Your Buck… There are many apps available that will find you the cheapest gas around you and some even offer discounts if you pay through their app. Gas Guru, Gas Buddy, Upside are just a few. Also some credit cards offer additional savings if you use their card. My Sams Club Credit Card gives me 5% back on every gas station charge! Avoid Pricier Days… You may have heard prices at the pump surge on Fridays, as folks hit the road on the weekend. That used to be true, but trends are shifting, says GasBuddy spokesperson Nicole Petersen. "Our annual study for...

Cleaning Mistakes That Are Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning our homes is a way of life. The question is are we truly CLEANING our house?We may think you are doing a great job but these somewhat little mistake could actually be making our house dirtier!I admit I'm guilty of a few of these! How about you?Be Well,AnisaAs always please reply with your thoughts and comments.Missed an issue? Visit Here 1. Using Dirty Cleaning Tools… Your cleaning routine is only as good as the supplies you use. Before you begin, ensure your cleaning tools themselves are in good order to avoid spreading bacteria, dirt, and dust all over the house. Wash cleaning cloths, scrub brushes, and mop heads often, and sanitize germy items like toilet brushes after each use. Empty your vacuum as soon as it becomes full, and change or wash the filter often for optimum performance. 2. Not Cleaning Before Disinfecting… There's a difference between cleaning and disinfecting, and the distinction can make or break the way you clean surfaces. While cleaning can physically remove germs from a surface, disinfecting uses chemicals to actually kill the germs. If the surface is covered in dust or dirt, however, the disinfectant won't be able to effectively target the germs,...

6 Steps For Embracing Imperfections

I found this article from Happiness.com and I thought it sums up what I truly believe.Accepting our flaws and insecurities as we pursue our dreams can help us carve out an accomplished and meaningful life.Here are six steps you can take towards embracing imperfections and even celebrating them.Be Well,Anisa 1. Find The Positive Side In Our Flaws… The first step towards embracing imperfections is to be mindful and shift your perspective regarding how you perceive yourself. Stop viewing yourself as insufficient or lacking in certain areas, and start seeing yourself as a whole being, albeit flawed. Moreover, upon reflection you may find that your flaws or imperfections offer you a unique edge. David Richo, renowned psychotherapist, and author of Wholeness & Holiness recommends including affirmations in one's daily routine that pertain to letting go of notions of perfection. To begin embracing imperfections, try telling yourself, "I let go of my need to be in control" and "I let go of my need to be correct, first and perfect all the time." 2. Realize That Your Imperfections Make You Human… Imperfections give you character and make you authentic. Whenever you find yourself getting swayed anew by the portrayal of someone who's...

All About Skin Tags

Whether they are on your neck, under an armpit we've probably all had a skin tag or two.The older we get, the more of them seem to pop up.Skin tags, or what your dermatologist calls acrochordons, are usually harmless and nothing to worry about. Yet there are some situations in which you'll want to consult with your doctor, especially if you're wondering whether to remove these growths or let them be.I found this article in AARP that gives us all kinds of info on Skin Tags.Be Well,Anisa What Are Skin Tags? Skin tags are nothing more than outgrowths of regular skin attached to a thin stalk, or base. They're usually the same color as the rest of your skin, although sometimes they can be slightly darker. Most skin tags are a couple of millimeters across - less than the width of a pencil eraser - but they can grow larger. The Absolute Best WWII Documentary Ever MadeVisit Here To Get This 3-DVD Set For $9.99 What Causes Skin Tags? The most likely culprit is friction. Skin tags often form in areas where skin rubs against skin or fabric, says Sara Lamb, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins. So...

Skincare Tips to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

Judging by the amount of passengers on the flights I've been on, travel is back!As you prepare for your summer trip, don't forget to prepare your skin too.With flip-flop and shorts season just around the corner, use these summer skincare tips to prepare for sunny weather ahead.Be Well,Anisa Summer Skincare Starts with Exfoliation… For most of us it has been many months of cold weather which can leave your skin feeling dry and cracked. Start preparing your skin for summer with an exfoliating scrub on your face and body. Exfoliation benefits your winter skin in many ways. First, it sheds dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and less oily which can unclog pores and clear up acne. While it's important to exfoliate often, avoid over-exfoliation by only lightly scrubbing your skin once a week. Try This: Vita Refine Exfoliating Face Scrub - Weekly Treatment For Exceptional Skin… 66 %Off for Third Age Readers Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate… Did I mention you need to hydrate? Of course it is always important to drink water, but don't forget to hydrate your skin! While hot showers provide much-welcomed humidity, water that's too hot can...

Frugal Tips From Our Childhood

I came across this article from Money Talk News that talked about how our parents and grandparents were so good at being frugal.With money, resources becoming more scarce and a renewed focus on green living, it is time to look at some of these forgotten frugal strategies.See if any of these frugal tips are up your alley. I certainly remember my mom doing many of these!Be Well,Anisa 1. Mending… My mom was always mending something. I still have her sewing box with thread, needles, pins, cushions and more. She certainly taught me this, but I can't remember the last time I did this. With the high cost of clothing, it's time to rediscover this lost art of mending. With just a few sewing lessons and a secondhand machine, you could expand the life of your clothes and keep a few bucks in your pocket! 2. Hang-Drying Clothes… Before electric dryers, people dried their clothes on a clothesline. Just imagine it, fresh breezes, no energy cost, no filters to clean and no static cling. Even better, hang-drying is one way to make your clothes last longer. Although strict zoning regulations prevent outdoor line-drying in some areas, air-drying is always an option....

Simple Tips For Looking Your Best

Today we are going to go over a few simple tips that we should follow as we approach or are well past the age of 50.You'll find that our whole Third Age Skin Care line was developed to maximize our vibrancy for those of us 50+. Some of our products go hand in hand with the tips listed below!Please consider our fine products should you need or want to try something new. You won't be disappointed. And if you don't like them, you'll get your money back!Be Well,Anisa Tweezers… Shaving, plucking, waxing, there are endless choices when it comes to dealing with the dreaded "wires on your chin", but a pair of tweezers is something that you simply must have. When we were younger, tweezing was necessary to keep our eyebrows well-shaped and tidy. Now we need tweezers to deal with the other hair sprouting on our chins, cheeks, mustaches…caused by decreased Oestrogen. Although there are regular treatment options out there, it's always a good idea to have a handy pair of tweezers just in case. My Mediterranean roots mean I've always been a bit hairier than most women, but I can tell you as I'm 60 it is so...

7 Things You Never Clean (But Should!)

I've been on a kick for cleaning. I guess it is the warmer weather here in the Midwest.So I saw this article in AARP That talks about things that you should clean. I found it very helpful and hope you do too!I guess I'll wish you Happy Cleaning too!Be Well,Anisa 1. Dishwasher… Even if your plates and utensils look spotless, your dishwasher may be dirty. Researchers have found that dishwashers often contained bacteria that were linked to health problems, ranging from food poisoning to skin infections. "Food gets left in there and it can start to smell," says Haley F. Oliver, a professor of food science at Purdue University. "You end up rewashing your dishes with old dirt." To clean out trapped food particles, unscrew the screen from the dishwasher floor and remove the filter; use dish detergent and a brush to scrub the filter, then let it air-dry. Oliver suggests cleaning the dishwasher filter every week. After the filter is clean, clean the inside of the dishwasher. Fill a dishwasher-safe mug with white vinegar and run it on the "normal" cycle with hot water to loosen soap scum and grease from the interior. The Absolute Best WWII Documentary Ever...

Fast & Easy Spring Cleaning Tips…

Even though it is actually snowing this morning in Chicago, I got motivated over the weekend to do some spring cleaning!While I'm calling these Spring Cleaning Tips, you can use these anytime! Some I've used for a long time, some I'm just trying.The theme to these, are what you can do with every day items you probably have in your home. With super market shelves empty, lets be creative!Let me know what you think about these! Remember just reply and I'll get the email!Be Well,Anisa Garbage Can Deodorizer… Borax, or sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and is an ingredient in many household cleaning products. If you have a smelly garbage can, deodorize it with equal parts borax and water. For my small garbage can, I used 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of borax. Let it soak and then rinse it out. Sprinkle some borax in the bottom once it's dry, to keep bugs away and to absorb any future odor-causing moisture. Ever Why Towels Don't Work Like They Used To? WATCH THIS VIDEO Dust Bunny Broom Cleaner… Every time you sweep, clumps of dust and hair collect at the ends of the broom's bristles. To solve...