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Sam’s Club Secrets You Should Know

Hello Friend,Last week we talked about Costco, this week I'm sharing Sam's Club Shopping Secrets.I find myself shopping at Sam's Club more because it is closer and they offer early morning hours for Plus members which means I can get in and out of there really fast!Like Costco there are discounts galore, but there are some other ways to save time and money. Did you know these tips?Be Well,Anisa Discounted Gift Cards… Customers can save up to 25% on a selection of gift cards. From restaurants to retail stores, the discounted gift cards can be purchased both online and in-store. The Secret of Prices Ending in 1… If a price ends in a 1, it's a sale price on a clearance item and it will never be lower. So if you see something you like with a 1 at the end, you might want to grab it before it's gone. Learn The Sam's Club Alphabet… Sam's Club also has a unique system of categorizing their deals. On the upper right-hand corner next to the item number, there's a letter that indicates the following: A: Active - the item is normally carried in store.N: Never out - the item should always...

6 Costco Shopping Secrets You Should Know

Hello Friend,I love shopping at Costco. I don't do it as often as I like because there isn't one close to me and the hours aren't optimal.While Costco is loaded with deals and discounts did you know there are some secret pricing strategies and more that can save you even more money?With the following shopping secrets, you can maximize your savings.Be Well,Anisa 1. Look For Price Tags That End In .97… At Costco, these two numbers at the end of a price signify that an item has been marked down. So when you see the big 9-7, you know it's a deal. While you're at it, pay special attention to those items ending in .88 or .00. These are usually display items, returned items, or end-of-inventory items with a manger's discount. 2. Take Note Of The Tags With Asterisks… In Costco-speak, the asterisk means that product won't be getting a reorder. So when you see this symbol on the price tag of one of your favorite items, it's time to stock up! 3. Ask For Price Matching… If you happen to buy a product right before it hit Costco's clearance section, fear not: The store is happy to refund you...

The Easy To Do and Many Benefits of an Eye Massage

Hello Friend,Lately I've been hearing more and more about Eye Massages. It sounds weird but a simple massage around your eyes can help improve lymph drainage and boost circulation.This can ease inflammation and also reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.So how do you give yourself an eye massage? Here is the step by step instructions.Be Well,Anisa How To Give Yourself An Eye Massage… - Use the fingertips of your index and middle fingers to gently tap in a circle around your eyes. This can help increase blood flow to the area. - Start along your eyebrows, then move your fingertips outward to the edge of your eyes, and down along the top of your cheekbones, moving inward toward the bridge of your nose. - Circle your eyes three times with your fingertips. - Then, using your middle fingers, press upward on either side of your nose, right below your brow bone. - Next, using your middle fingers, press inward toward your nose, next to your tear ducts. - Be careful not to pull or drag your skin while you're moving your fingertips around your eye area. Repeat this massage for 30 seconds or more to wake up...

The Scary Things About Glaucoma You Need To Know

Hello Friend,Here's the scary thing about glaucoma. You might not know you have it until you've lost a lot of your peripheral vision, and maybe even some of your central vision.I found this from Banner Health and I thought I would share it.As Jillian Colson, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Banner – University Medicine Ophthalmology Clinic in Tucson, AZ says, "Most people with glaucoma are completely asymptomatic until they reach the late stages of the disease."Below is a host of information you to know about this dangerous eye condition.Be Well,Anisa What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the name for a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve and can cause irreversible vision loss. It's typically caused when the pressure inside of the eye gets high. However, Dr. Colson points out that some people have damage from glaucoma even with normal eye pressures. Along with high eye pressure, you're also at risk for glaucoma as you get older, if you have a family history of glaucoma, use steroids or have experienced eye trauma, such as injury or severe infection. Even children can develop glaucoma, but it's more common in adults. How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma? Some types of...

4 Reasons It May Be Time For A Sleep Divorce

Hello Friend,A sleep divorce is becoming more popular and in some instances may even save a marriage or romantic partnership.It isn't as drastic as it sounds… but just the simple arrangement where a couple sleeps separately from each other.They either sleep in separate beds or separate rooms. While it may not be ideal for your sex life, for many it can help save a relationship and be extremely beneficial for each other's health.Be Well,Anisa Better Sleep… From a practical standpoint, separate beds can boost sleep quality. This can be because of snoring, different sleep patterns or even the fact that your partner likes to stay up late watching TV or reading while you want to sleep. Without these distractions you will be able to get a better night's sleep. Fewer Arguments… If your partner's sleep patterns are sabotaging your shut-eye, chances are you're feeling irritable. Sleeping apart will help for each of you to settle into your own sleep pattern. Increased Intimacy and Longing… Does absence makes the heart grow fonder? In this case sleeping apart can make intimacy more special and something you both look forward to. More "Me Time"… If you or your partner enjoy reading or watching...

The 5 Stages of Retirement

Hello Friend,Retirement has been on my mind for the last couple of years. It is/will be a major life change!From the emails I get I know many of you are in the same situation. One thing that is certain it will take some time to adjust to the new life.I recently read this article on Inspired Villages that really spoke to me.It broke it down into 5 different stages, from pre-planning for retirement to being content and happy with the life you are living.Be Well,Anisa Stage 1: Pre-Retirement… Pre-retirement is the stage before you retire, this usually is around 5 to 10 years before you retire. Around this time many people begin to shift their focus from leveling up in their careers to focusing on the financial planning aspect for retirement. Planning financially is an important part of retirement planning, but don't forget to plan emotionally for retirement. This is the time to start considering what you want from retirement and what you believe will make you feel happy and fulfilled. You may want to start thinking about where you want to live, if you want to downsize and if you want to travel. This stage is full of excitement...

Healthy Eating Tips for Women Who Are 60+

Hello Friend,Eating healthy at any age is a good thing to do. However as we age there are certain things that become more important.Today we're going to take a look at a few things women who are 60 years or older should pay attention to.I found this tidbit on the Canyon Ranch Spa WebsiteBe Well,Anisa Omega-3 Fats… Getting a good dose of the omega-3 fats DHA and EPA can protect against heart disease, lower inflammation and help you stay sharp, all growing considerations as you age. Aim for 500 mg of these healthy fats every day-you can get that from about two six-ounce servings of fatty fish per week. The American Heart Association recommends upping that to 1 gram (1,000 mg) if you already have heart disease. Fish, walnuts, flaxseed, flaxseed oil and canola oil are the best sources of the omega-3 fat ALA, which our bodies convert (somewhat inefficiently) into DHA and EPA. Fish oil or vegetarian supplements with ALA may also be recommended, but you'll need to skip the former if you're on blood thinners. Regular Meals… Eating regular meals keeps blood sugar stable-another boon for brain health. The brain burns glucose for fuel, so you need a...

10 Things To Declutter Your Kitchen

Hello Friend,I'm sure by now you are sick of me talking about me moving into my new house with a much, much smaller kitchen.Well, I've been at my wits end trying to figure out how to fit everything in. I came across this list of things to do to declutter your kitchen and I think it is pretty good!I already started this and have noticed a big difference. I hope to complete it by the weekend.Be Well,Anisa 1. Get Rid Of Excess Mugs… I was so guilty of this. I had mugs I hadn't used in years and years. Well I brought them to the office! 2. Excess and Worn Hand Towel… Done and I recovered almost a whole drawer. I don't know why I had so many towels! 3. Appliances You Never Use… I had three I was able to store in the basement for if I ever do need it. 4. Gadgets That Only Serve One Purpose… Think Yolk remover, egg slicer, garlic peeler, etc… 5. Unnecessary Spices… This is the one I still need to tackle. I bet I have spices in there from the 80's! 6. Tupperware Without Matches… After so many years (and moves), why...

5 Potential Warning Signs Your Feet May Be Telling You

Hello Friend,While our eyes are believed to be the windows to our souls, could our feet be the windows to our overall health?"The foot is a complicated body part, but something we often take for granted," said Joseph Dobrusin, a podiatrist at Banner Health Center. "While we usually don't get concerned about our feet until we've bruised, sprained or broken something, our feet can tell us a great deal about our overall health."Dr. Dobrusin shares eight things your feet could be telling you about your health. As you read these symptoms, don't freak out just yet and rush to the doctor to have your feet checked. Most likely, you are just fine. Dr. Dobrusin has this sage advice:"Look, common things are common, and rare things are rare," he said. "The likelihood is that you are perfectly fine. Most likely your symptoms are benign, but it is important to be aware of anything that could be an underlying health condition."Be Well,Anisa 1. Cold Feet and Toes… Possible medical issue: vascular disorders due to familial tendencies, diabetes, smoking and other factors, peripheral artery disorder (PAD) or circulation problems due to diabetes While you may just need to bundle up and sit by...

Tips For Sensitive Skin

Hello Friend,Here's a shocking statistic… the average woman uses 12 different products with over 100 unique ingredients in them every day.On top of all that, if you add in some stressors, hormonal changes, and even anxiety, you can see an increase in your skin sensitivity!If you're looking for relief, check out some of these strategies for calming your complexion.Be Well,Anisa Allergic Reactions… Skin freak-outs that arrive at lightning speed are typically an immune response to something that doesn't agree with your system. Constantly flaring up? That's often caused by genetic abnormalities in your skin's barrier function. Translation: If Mom's skin erupts when exposed to certain products, yours could, too. What to do? Ease symptoms with a homemade milk compress: Soak a cloth in equal parts warm water and milk, then place on irritated areas. Aloe and over-the-counter cortisone cream are also helpful. Super Dry Skin… If your face feels tight and has a sand-papery texture, it could be dry-or simply dehydrated. It could be a result of your diet, the weather, or the products you're using. Dry skin doesn't produce enough oil, so it's always in need of a dose of moisture. And when dryness peaks, skin cells can start...