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This is probably the cutest thing you will see all day

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This is SO Powerful

If you or your kids were bullied...or someone you know who is being bullied, this is a MUST SEE. Wow. I cried.
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5 Reasons NOT to get your Ears Pierced At The Mall

Ok, after reading this article on Cafemom.com, I suddenly feel like a bad mom for taking my daughter to the mall to get her ears pierced. Everybody does it, so it's perfectly fine, right?  Well, experts say it's not....here are the 5 reasons why:


Sanitation of the facility:

A mall booth, on the other hand, can be touched by everyone who walks by, is often just a cloth stool in a highly trafficked area, and the only part of their equipment that is sterile is maybe the earring studs -- which doesn't matter if the gun and gloves aren't.

Training of the piercer:

A mall piercing employee often has one day of a seminar, or even a video, then practices a few times on a piece of cardboard with dots or a teddy bear. Sometimes pediatricians offer this procedure, but they're no more trained with a piercing gun than you are.

Quality of the equipment: Piercing guns use cheap metal that almost always contains high levels of nickel despite the fact a good 15 percent or more of the population has a nickel allergy. The studs are so thin that they have a tendency to migrate into the healing flesh, and they are not long enough to allow for normal healing in even the thinnest earlobes. How many times do you hear "The skin will close over the back of the earring if you don't twist it!" This isn't because of twisting (which is not advisable nor healthy!) but because of improper jewelry to begin with. The butterfly back earrings also have so many grooves that they can trap bacteria against the new piercing wound.

The aftercare:

Piercing booths hand you a bottle of cleaning solution that is about 99.8 percent water ... and the remainder is Benzethonium Chloride, or they suggest a soap with Triclosan (like Dial) that actually damages healing tissue. Their healing care almost looks satirical to educated piercers, which includes twisting piercing daily, a move that unless the earring is totally free of "crusties" (dried healthy fluid) and totally clean, twists bacteria into and tears sensitive tissue in the newly healing piercing. BAD idea.

Real piercers have been trained to not just hand you a bottle and piece of paper, but show you how to care for a piercing and help recognize potential problems and solve them.
Piercing artists undergo often one year or more of internships, take bloodborne pathogen courses, often take CPR just in case of a medical emergency with a client, have to learn about aftercare, potential medical problems, and proper jewelry choices for each piercing type, and have to watch procedures many times before being very closely monitored while learning to perform them.
Piercing parlors are required to thoroughly and regularly clean their piercing area (which consists of easy-to-clean materials like a doctor's chair) regularly, and only allow paying customers into the area to prevent any contamination of their sterile equipment.
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Band Name or Prescription Medication?


In honor of the recent Grammy Nominations, here's a fun little quiz, put together by Vanity Fair magazine.

Tell me.....which are band names and which are prescription drugs? Haha! It's harder than you might think!

1. Skrillex
2. Invega
3. Pristiq
4. Avicii
5. Deadmau5
6. Geodon
7. Mastodon
8. Seroquel
9. Daytrana
10. Ledisi
11. Fanapt
12. Stokley
13. Zamora
14. Vivactil
15. BuSpar
16. Tinariwen
17. Metadate ER
18. Neil Diamond


answers below.....no peeking!

 

 


I mean it....no peeking....

 

 

 


seriously.....no peeking.......

 

Grammy-nominated artist: Skrillex, Avicii, Deadmau5, Mastodon, Ledisi, Stokley, Zamora, Tinariwen, Neil Diamond

Anti-anxiety medication: Invega, Pristiq, Geodon, Seroquel, Daytrana, Fanapt, Vivactil, BuSpar, Metadate ER
 

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Hot Toys for 2011

 

Toys R Us has listed their Top 15 Toys for 2011. Are any of these on your child's list? Click the links for more about each toy!

LEGO Ninjago Lightning Dragon Battle

Moshi Monsters™ Moshlings3-pk. Mini Figures

My Keepon

Air Swimmers®

LeapPad Explorer™

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Start Pack for Wii

Fijit Friends™

Playskool Poppin' Park™Elefun® Busy Ball Popper®


The Trash Pack™ Trashies'Garbage Truck

Nerf® Vortex™ Vigilon™

Lalaloopsy™SillyHair™ Dolls

Air Hogs® Hyperactives™

Sesame Street®Let's Rock! Elmo™

Monster High™Fearleading 3-pk.

Power Wheels® Dune Racer


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What NOT To Listen To On A Date



....at least according to the dating site, Tastebuds. They match people up, based on musical taste, and recently polled their users on musical "dealbreakers". Like, if you found this in someone's iPod, you might dump them. I think it's harsh and there's definitely a few on here that I disagree with.....what do YOU think?

Top 10 musical turn-offs:

01. Nickelback 13%
02. Justin Bieber 12%
03. Lady Gaga 9%
04. Ke$ha 5%
05. Coldplay 5%
06. U2 4%
07. Creed 4%
08. Katy Perry 4%
09. Lil Wayne 4%
10. Britney Spears 3%

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Give Yourself a Hand For Halloween!



Haha! I have GOT to make this for dinner on Halloween. It's meatloaf that looks like a disgusting, creepy hand. Love it! It looks pretty easy to do and I think you can find hand-shaped pans at Michael's (or another cake/craft store). Here are the step by step instructions, with pics! Have fun!!!
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Tom Cruise Has Got Those Moves Like Jagger!

Hehe. Tom Cruise got into a dance battle at a wedding. Awesome!

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Are Glamour Girls Better At Their Jobs?

According to this news story, people assume they are. Crazy! I think there are certain jobs where you DON'T want to see someone who is all glammed out (EMT, Police Officer, Kennel Worker, Contruction Worker)

Do you agree?

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Gossip Roundup for Monday, Oct. 3



What could Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, & Victoria Beckham possibly have in common? Somebody likes their crazy hats.

We have no idea what teams will be playing, but now we know who is playing the Super Bowl Halftime show....and she's got better arms than most quarterbacks. ;-)

Real Housewife, Bethenny Frankel has hired a "personality coach" to make her more likeable. Good luck with that!

Details from the night Ashton cheated on Demi sound like a cheesy late night Showtime movie.

Taylor Swift brought Usher out at her Atlanta show this weekend. You can almost hear them doing "Yeah" over the girl screams.

Seth Rogan got married this weekend. LOVE the bride's dress!
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