Friday, October 21, 2011

3 Things We Learned This Week 42 of 2011 (Health, nature, funny)

Women's Health

From the Parade insert in the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, I learned the following interesting facts:
  • Women who eat 6-10 prunes a day have significantly higher bone density than those who eat other fruit. Prunes can help increase bone mass so I'm going to start eating them again.
  • Calling your mother can help reduce stress. I would love to talk to my mom but she died the end of 1999.
  • Women on average need between 5-6 1/2 hours of sleep each night for a long, healthy life. (Men need more, 8 hours per night average.)
  • More than 38% of women pay more than $20 billion per year to manage Incontinence. One way to reduce your risk is to cut down on coffee--Caffeine stimulates urine production and acts as a bladder irritant.
There is also a Men's Health quiz at

Used by permission by My Quality Day

I thought woodpeckers just pecked at trees, but nope, wrong again. Over at "My Quality Day" I met A Woodpecker Named Murphy who made a big hole in a wood building! Another good reason to have a brick house!


"Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die" over at Jodi's Journey was the funniest post I read this week. Plus, good advice!

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Kay said...

Wow, I had no idea about prunes!! I learn so much reading your FF post!! Thank you for all your research and for passing it on!!

Hootin' Anni said...

rofl..."and what do you do with dead people on your planet"....priceless. Thanks for sharing the link to closing a bank account before you die.

Thanks for visiting. And reason I'm not 'rooting' for the Texas Rangers is --simple...don't like the team. My favorite TX team is Houston Astros. LOL

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh Yes! Woodpeckers can be very destructive little critters. The buildings at place where we go camping have suffered a considerable amount of damage from Mr. Woodpecker.

God Bless and have a Wonderful Weekend :-)

~Ron - *The Old Geezer Blog

Sandee said...

I didn't know that about prunes. Cool.

I'd love to call my mother too, but she's gone as well.

I read Jodi's post about the credit card. How sad that is.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Daisy said...

Around here, woodpeckers like to peck at the tall palm trees!

Karen and Gerard said...

Tettelestal: Glad you like my random things every week!

Hootin' Annie: Glad you enjoyed the credit card post too. I didn't get why they would charge fees when there wasn't even a balance. I wound never have a card like that!

I forgot about the Astros--now I understand.

Ron: I don't think I ever saw a woodpecker or any building damaged by them.

Sandee: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you found the prune information enlightening.

Daisy: I guess the woodpeckers like any wood!

Beth Ann said...

That's a lot of prunes to eat every day!!!! I think I would suffer some other issues because of it!!!! LOL Learned some great facts today from you! Thanks!!!

Tina Smith said...

I have a friend here in Michigan that is having a friendly exchange with a woodpecker that has taken a liking to her home.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I'm disappointed that women don't need more sleep than that. I wonder if it's that we don't allow ourselves as much sleep because we want everything done before bed.

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