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Give Granny a glug of wine! Barbie got hitched! and Friday toys!
by Rona,posted Aug 24 2012 10:30AM
Barbie and Ken have finally tied the knot -- thanks to Beatrice de Guigne, a destination wedding photographer based in France. De Guigne wanted something original to show off her skills, so she staged the wedding of the year. De Guigne said Barbie was tired of waiting so she asked Ken to get married. The wedding album is online athttp://tinyurl.com/barbiewedding<==============Rona's commentary...bout time! We thought it would never happen.
If Granny needs to celebrate with Barbie and Ken, let her! Read on to find out what I mean....
Red Wine, Fruit May Help Prevent Falls
Is granny shaky on her feet? Pour her a glass of wine! Resveratrol, found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older adults, researchers said. Study leader Jane E. Cavanaugh of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh said falls become more common with advancing age and are the leading cause of injury-related death among those 65 and older. Cavanaugh and colleagues fed young and old laboratory mice a diet containing resveratrol for eight weeks. Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine, dark-skinned fruit, red grapes, blueberries and nuts. The researchers periodically tested the rodents’ ability to navigate a steel mesh balance beam, counting the number of times that each mouse took a misstep. Initially, the older mice had more difficulty maneuvering on the obstacle. By week four, the older mice made far fewer missteps and were on par with the young mice.
Hans Fogle and I were talking about how much we waste in food. I came across this story about how much we waste as Americans. It made me feel bad for the spoiled fruit I never eat or the veggies I never get around to cooking in that fabulous stir fry.
Americans are tossing away 40% of their meals – or the equivalent of $2,275 a year for a family of four, according to a new report. Food waste has swelled by 50% since the 1970s in this country. A total $165 billion annually in leftovers gets trashed by homeowners and in unsold or unused perishables or scraps dumped by grocers or restaurants, according to research compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Ironically, the food squandering findings come just as a new Gallup poll shows that nearly one in five Americans say they haven’t had enough money to buy groceries on some days during the past 12 months. At the same time, a record drought baking half the country will help drive food prices 3 to 4 percent higher next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of the waste is fueled by food companies and grocery chains that oversell and overstock. Also to blame are consumers who over-purchase – packing their shopping carts and refrigerators with far more than they need after being tempted by buy-one-get-one-free deals that often include short, shelf-life items like milk and produce, the NRDC said. The NRDC found that trimming waste in the U.S. food supply by only 15% would save enough edible goods to feed 25 million Americans annually.
Friday Toy Memory:The Little Golden Books. I used to have this one "Good Little, Bad Little Girl". I remember I took a pen and drew all over the little girl's face. I guess I was being a "bad little girl" tee hee! Anyone else remember these books?
Random Entertainment tidbit:
As rumors continue to swirl that Nicki Minaj will be the next judge on “American Idol,” new judge Mariah Carey is lobbying for Lenny Kravitz to get the job. Carey posted a picture of herself with Kravitz on Twitter and wrote: “@AmericanIdol What’s going on? need the info!! What about this combo? if we could ever get him to do it!” Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Kanye West is being courted for the show. Producers allegedly reached out to the rapper about filling one of the open judging spots, but TMZ said that Kanye isn’t sold on the idea “because he’s not sure if A.I. is in his wheelhouse,” and he would require a salary of at least $18 million a year. <=========== Rona's commentary, if Lenny is there so am I. I have NEVER been a fan of American Idol but if you throw some hot eye candy like Lenny Kravitz, I'm watchin! Just sayin.