Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have a healthy Christmas Day

I just received an expensive set of spyderco delica knives as a gift. I am not known for being the cook in the family, I think it might be a hint. While on the subject of food:

Those yummy treats and foods that are laid out before you this day should not ruin your body or make you feel guilty. Just use common sense and moderation during the holidays for eating and you will not have to do any drastic dieting come the new year.

Have great Christmas Day.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Should there be an age limit for drivers?

What prompts me to write this blog post is a recent accident that involved a school bus and a car. The car crossed over the center of the road and hit the school bus head on. A passenger in the car, an 84 year old woman was killed at the scene. Her 94 year old husband was the driver and he is in serious condition. The bus driver was unhurt.

I live in an area with a very high percentage of retired people. Too many times I have seen elderly drivers make unsafe lane changes, get distracted or just hit the gas instead of the brake. As far as I know we do not have a maximum age for drivers licenses but I believe we should.

My own father's driving got worse as he got older. His mental attitude became part of his driving and he drove with a "get out of my way" attitude. I think that he should have had his license taken away before he caused any accidents.

If you watch ABC's Funniest Home Videos, then you will see that being elderly and driving anything becomes a danger. There are plenty of clips showing elderly men trying to ride ATV's and motorcycles, even if it is apparent that they can't. They either end up under the ATV Tires or crash into something. Neither have a good ending.

While I am not saying that all elderly people are terrible drivers, I am saying that they should undergo a driving test every 6 months just to see if they are still capable of operating a peice of machinery like a car.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Do beauty creams really work?

It is true that beauty is only skin deep but people sure do pay big bucks to keep that beauty. So do anti-wrinkle creams and beauty moisturizers really work? Some actually do. If they contain sunblock and help seal in moisture then yes they will slow done the aging process of the skin and might even reverse some skin damage but don't count on miracles. Most creams that claim to remove wrinkles merely puff up the skin through irritation to make the wrinkles disappear.

What you have to do is take care of your skin while you are still young and then you won't have to worry about it when you get older.