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January 2010

Content 6 - Friends 10 -Calendar 12- Save $3000 14 - Sore-Throat Soothers 16 -What’s Your Body Telling You 18 -Hearty Breakfast President Gene Lara 806-231-0562

Sales Eric Muehlhausen Jen Roberson Shana Ortega Sammy Quintanilla

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Happy New Year Silver Magazine

As we age and grow older we sometimes feel like we no longer the strong independent people we once were. Sometimes it is a struggle to remember we are still confident, physically strong and hopefully mentally alert. Though we may not be as quick as we once were we are still able to multi-task-cooking, cleaning and seeing to the needs of our family.

sometimes we are not sure how to describe it and doubt if anyone wants to know. Do you think you are the only one who feels this way? I come across people everyday that do and I am reminded that we are all in this thing called life together. We are here to help those who can’t, to be friends with those who are lonely and be the strength of those who have none. I encourage you to think of others when you feel discouraged and think about things that they might need but are afraid to ask for. Who knows, the one thing they need could be as simple as your time or your friendship. One can never have too many friends. It is our lifeline and the answer to longevity.

At times things may change; a spouse may have passed away. Children have grown and no longer need our nurturing. They have families of their own which takes up their time and energy. Brief phone calls and occa- Remember that we are now or will be somesional short visits are what remain of the time day be in a position where it will be us who needs the help and if we are lucky we will with our children. have someone there to look after us. The ability to work in a chosen career occasionally passes. Some of us live on a meager monthly amount of social security or our retirement. Although there are days we would like to tell someone how we feel,

Camey


A great way to start off the New Year is by making a new friend. People with many friends outlive those with few friends Most of us know from experience that having good friends can make our lives richer, but research now shows that our friends may also increase our longevity. The same isn't true for our relatives. In a 10-year longevity study of people aged 70 and older, researchers at the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia concluded that a network of good friends is more likely than close family relationships to increase longevity in older people. How Was the Longevity Study Conducted? ALSA, which began in Adelaide in 1992, used a series of interviews with nearly 1,500 older people to assess how much contact they had with their different social networks, including children, relatives, friends, and other confidantes. The group was monitored annually for four years and then less often for a decade. The researchers also considered how economic, social, environmental and lifestyle factors affected the health and well-being of the seniors

in the study. After controlling for those variables, the researchers were able to see the positive effect friendships have on longevity. What Makes the Longevity Study Significant? There is nothing new about evidence showing that social networks increase longevity. What hasn't been done before is to break down which social networks might be most beneficial. It looks as if friends are the most important in terms of survival.


What the Longevity Study Found Based on results from the study, researchers learned: Close relationships with children and relatives had little effect on longevity rates for older people during the 10-year study. People with extensive networks of good friends and confidantes outlived those with the fewest friends by 22 percent. The positive effects of friendships on longevity continued throughout the decade, regardless of other profound life changes such as the death of a spouse or other close family members. Neither the study nor the report suggests that family ties are unimportant to older people, only that they seem to have little effect on survival and longevity. For example, close relationships and frequent contact with family members were the most important factors in helping older seniors avoid disabilities and increase longevity. Why Are Friendships So Powerful for Longevity? While the study couldn’t say for certain why close friendships have such a dramatic effect on longevity, the authors of the report speculated that friends may encourage older people to take better care of themselves—by cutting down on smoking and drinking, for example, or seeking medical treatment earlier for symptoms that may indicate serious problems. Friends may also help seniors get through difficult times in their lives, by offering coping mechanisms and having a positive effect on mood and self-esteem. The research didn’t distinguish between the effects of new and long-term friendships on longevity. The central message is that maintaining a sense of social embeddedness through friends and family appears pretty important for survival and it seems that non-kin relationships are particularly important.


Say nice things about other people. It’s a kind way to behave; also, studies show Show up. that because of the psychological phenomJust as Woody Allen said that “Eighty percent enon of spontaneous trait transference, people of success is showing up,” a big part of friendship is showing up. Whenever you have the chance to see other people, take it. Go to the party. Stop by someone’s desk. Make the effort. You’re much more likely to become friends with someone if you see him or her often.

Tips for Making New Friends

Join a group. Being part of a natural group, where you have common interests and are brought together automatically, is the easiest way to make friends: starting a new job, taking a class, having a grandbaby, joining a congregation, or moving to a new neighborhood are great opportunities to join a group. If those situations aren’t an option, try to find a different group to join. Get a dog, for example. Or pursue a hobby more seriously. An added advantage to making friends through a group is that you can strengthen

unintentionally transfer to you the traits you ascribe to other people. So if you tell Jean that Pat is arrogant, unconsciously Jean associates that quality with you. On the other hand, if you say that Pat is hilarious, you’ll be linked to that quality. Make an effort to smile. Big surprise, studies show that the amount of time you smile during a conversation has a direct effect on how friendly you’re perceived to be. In fact, people who can’t smile due to facial paralysis have trouble with relationships.

your friendships to several people at once -very helpful if you don't have a lot of free time.

Make friends with friends-of-friends. “Triadic closure” is the term for the fact that people tend to befriend the friends of their friends. So friends-of-friends is an excellent place to start if you’re trying to expand your circle.


January 2010 AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE ADVENTURE IN SPACE

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SUNDAY JANUARY 10 1:00PM-4:00PM HIGH PLAINS WEDDING THURSDAY JANUARY 7 9:30AM, 10:45AM & 1:00PM TRADE SHOW AMARILLO YOUTH SYM- AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER PHONY GRAND PLAZA GLOBE NEWS CENTER

SATURDAY JANUARY 16 1:00PM ALL REGION BAND CONCERT GLOBE NEWS CENTER

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6 9:30AM, 10:45AM & 1:00PM AMARILLO YOUTH SYMPHONY GLOBE NEWS CENTER

FRIDAY JANUARY 8 7:30PM SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE ADVENTURE IN SPACE SATURDAY JANUARY 9 10:00AM-12:00PM SECOND SATURDAY THE DESTRUCTION OF HABITAT WILDCAT BLUFF $3.00 FOR ADULTS/$2.00 FOR CHILDREN

2:30PM SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE ADVENTURE IN SPACE THURSDAY JANUARY 14 8:00PM “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE

7:05PM AMARILLO GORILLAS VS RAPID CITY RUSH AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM 8:00PM “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” AMARILLO LITTLE THEATRE MAINSTAGE

SUNDAY JANUARY 17 7:00PM FRIDAY JANUARY 15 N.E.D. IN CONCERT 7:05PM GLOBE NEWS CENTER AMARILLO GORILLAS VS $15.00 PER PERSON 7:05 PM AMARILLO GORILLAS VS ARIZONA SUNDOGS AMARILLO CIVIC TEXAS BRAHMAS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 CENTER AMARILLO CIVIC 7:30PM COLISEUM CENTER BROADWAY SHOW $14.00-$22.00 PER PERSON “THE WIZARD OF OZ” COLISEUM $14.00-$22.00 PER PERSON AMARILLO CIVIC 8:00PM CENTER “TUESDAYS WITH 7:30PM AUDITORIUM MORRIE” SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK $15.00-$45.00 PER PERSON


Community Calender THURSDAY JANUARY 21 6:30PM-9:00PM THIRD THURSDAY AMARILLO MUSEUM OF ART FREE TO ATTEND 7:30PM BROADWAY SHOW “THE WIZARD OF OZ” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM $15.00-$45.00 PER PERSON

BRIGHT NITE HIKE WILDCAT BLUFF ADULTS $3.00/CHILDREN $2.00 7:05PM AMARILLO GORILLAS VS COLORADO EAGLES AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER COLISEUM $14.00-$22.00 PER PERSON

COLISEUM 7:30PM LIVERPOOL LEGENDS CONCERT GLOBE NEWS CENTER $20.00-$30.00 PER PERSON

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 7:00PM RODNEY CARRINGTON IN CONCERT AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER 8:00PM AUDITORIUM AMARILLO SYMPHONY “DISCOVER THE EXTRAOR- $39.75 PER PERSON 8:00PM “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” DINARY” FRIDAY JANUARY 29 GLOBE NEWS CENTER AMARILLO LITTLE THE12:00PM-9:00PM $16.00-$49.00 PER PERSON ATRE OUTDOOR WORLD 2010 MAINSTAGE TRADE SHOW 8:00PM “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER FRIDAY JANUARY 22 AMARILLO LITTLE THE8:00PM SATURDAY JANUARY 30 ATRE AMARILLO SYMPHONY 10:00AM-9:00PM “DISCOVER THE EXTRAOR- MAINSTAGE OUTDOOR WORLD 2010 DINARY” TRADE SHOW SUNDAY JANUARY 24 GLOBE NEWS CENTER AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER 1:00PM-5:00PM $16.00-$49.00 KVII HOME SHOW AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER SUNDAY JANUARY 31 8:00PM 12:00PM-6:00PM “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” N. EXHIBIT HALL OUTDOOR WORLD 2010 AMARILLO LITTLE THETRADE SHOW 2:30PM ATRE “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER MAINSTAGE AMARILLO LITTLE THE4:05PM ATRE SATURDAY JANUARY 23 AMARILLO GORILLAS VS MAINSTAGE 10:00AM-5:00PM ARIZONA SUNDOGS KVII HOME SHOW AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER 4:05PM COLISEUM AMARILLO GORILLAS VS N. EXHIBIT HALL $14.00-$22.00 PER PERSON COLORADO EAGLES AMARILLO CIVIC CENTER 6:00PM-7:30PM


How to Save Up to $3,000 a Year The problem: Paying Bills by Snail Mail The fix: The average household receives about 15 bills a month. With stamps now at 44 cents each, you spend about $79 a year just on postage and don't forget the late fees if your checks get lost in the mail. Save time and money by signing up with the billers' customer-service departments to have your bills paid by credit card or automatic debit; payments will be documented on your monthly bank statement. If you want more control, almost all major banks offer free online bill payment, which lets you schedule payments in advance. Savings: Almost $79 a year in postage.

The problem: Too Much Insurance The fix: Review your insurance policy annually with your agent or a customer-service representative. Does your home owner's insurance include the value of the land, for example? The land isn't going anywhere, even in a twister, so you don't need to insure it just the structure and your The problem: Letting the Water Run belongings. If you have an older car, the annual The fix: Turn off the tap while you're brushing premiums and deductible might make collision your teeth or shaving every minute the water and comprehensive insurance cost more than the flows wastes up to 2½ gallons, according to the car is worth. On any insurance policy, auto or Environmental Protection Agency. Run full loads home, think about a higher deductible. Because in washing machines and dishwashers. Water filing numerous small claims can raise your plants in the early morning to ensure that the insurance rates, you may be better off covering water goes into the ground instead of evaporatminor losses yourself and getting a lower rate ing. And use a bucket to wash the car, hosing it with a high-deductible policy. You may also have off for a quick rinse, to save 90 gallons of water unneeded special riders on high-value items you per wash. Savings: $189 a year, or nearly 40 no longer own - an heirloom ring you gave to a percent off the average U.S. household's annual daughter for her wedding, for example. Or you water bill of $476, according to a 2003 study may be paying for off-premises property coverprepared for the National Rural Water Associaage, which covers loss of goods outside your tion home, when you rarely if ever carry around valuables. Savings: 15 to 30 percent on home and auto bills.


The problem: Not Taking Advantage of FlexibleSpending Accounts The fix: Employers offer flexible-spending accounts that let you sock away up to $5,000 per household tax-free for medical expenses, which you can use for health-insurance copayments, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and even nonprescription drugs, such as aspirin. Estimate your needs carefully when open enrollment comes along. The IRS now offers a grace period of an extra 2½ months to spend the money, so you don't have to rush to spend it all by the end of the calendar year. You can also set up transportation-reimbursement accounts to save money on parking fees and bus and train fares $2,460 for parking or $1,260 for transit. Just save your receipts and fax or mail them in with the required form and you'll get a check in the mail or have the reimbursement deposited into your bank account. Savings: Vary depending on your tax bracket. The problem: Frequent Trips to the ATM to Withdraw Moderate Amounts of Cash The fix: On average, consumers withdraw $60 from an ATM four times per month. That's about $240 a month in unaccountable spending. As soon as you turn money into cash, you have no paper trail. Instead, withdraw the exact amount of cash you'll need each week from your bank (to avoid other institutions' $1.50 to $3 ATM transaction fees). Savings: Vary

The problem: Bounced Checks The fix: Sign up for overdraft protection and link a savings account, credit card, or line of credit to your checking account. Almost all banks offer this service for free or for a nominal annual fee of $5, and they typically charge $3 to $5 per transfer. You're respon-

sible only for paying the interest on any credit you use, and you can avoid that by using the money in your savings account as your backup. Savings: $14 to $100, taking into account bank and merchant penalties. The problem:Getting Cable, Internet, and Phone Service From Three Different Providers The fix: Consider a package deal from your local cable or Phone Company. You can get digital phone service, which is provided by a broadband Internet connection, high-speed Internet, and digital channels for much less than you'd pay separately Savings: $10 to $20 a month. The Leak: Paying the Minimum on Credit Cards The fix: The average U.S. household carries a little more than $9,000 in credit-card debt, according to CardWeb, a payment-card research site. At an average annual interest rate of 13 percent, you'll spend almost $1,000 on finance charges alone in one year. Savings accounts earn little to no interest, so dip into them to pay off your balance. If you don't have savings, pay double the minimum and slowly increase your payments each month. Pay off higher-interest credit cards first, and never skip a payment, which can result in a late fee of $35 or more and an increased rate on all your credit cards. Savings: $10 to $20 a month.


Sore-Throat Soothers humidifier Try it when: Your throat feels dry. How it works: A humidifier keeps the air around you moist. That’s important, since “indoor heat and arid air may dry out the mucous membranes,” says Michael Finkelstein, a holistic physician in Westchester County, New York. Good to know: Keep the humidifier’s water tank and filter clean to prevent the growth of mold, which can worsen symptoms and, in some cases, lead to lung issues. garlic Try it when: You begin to notice a tickle.

How it works: This pungent bulb is thought to have “tremendous immune-stimulating effects” as well as antimicrobial (read: virus-fighting) and antibacterial qualities, says Finkelstein. So it may help the body to heal the infections that cause a sore throat while fighting the germs that cause the pain and the irritation. The compound that may be responsible for this is allicin, which is released when raw garlic is cut, crushed, or chewed. Finkelstein suggests microwaving one or two cloves for 10 to 15 seconds to decrease the intensity of the taste, then crushing them in a press and eating the garlic on a cracker. Do this once daily. Good to know: Garlic supplements, which may be effective at lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, do not seem to help the immune system.


zinc lozenges Try them when: You have mild soreness along with a stuffy nose. Pop in one every two to four hours as needed. How they work: These coat the throat to soothe red, raw tissue. In addition, as the zinc ions dissolve, they migrate up the nose, where they bind to and may halt the virus causing a cold. A study conducted at Wayne State University, in Detroit, showed that patients who took zinc lozenges every two to three waking hours cut the duration of a cold by almost half. And since most sore throats come with a cold, start sucking on a lozenge at the first signs of pain. Look for drops that contain zinc gluconate, which is easier on the stomach than other forms, and take them with food to reduce the risk of queasiness. Try ColdEeze Sugar Free ($8 at drugstores). Good to know: Because some supplements can interfere with other medications, check with your doctor first. warm salt water Try it when: Your throat is feeling sore and scratchy. How it works: “This solution is soothing and can kill bacteria in the throat,” says Grace Keenan, M.D., director of the Nova Medical Group, in Ashburn, Virginia. “And it can help increase blood flow to carry infection-fighting cells to the throat to speed recovery.” Mix one teaspoon of salt per pint of water to create a gargle, and use that mixture once a day or as needed. Good to know: The water should be comfortably warm, not hot. Herbal Tea Try it when: The pain persists all day.

How it works: Herbal varieties may contain an immune booster, such as goldenseal root or echinacea; licorice, which is antiviral and antibacterial; or marshmallow herb, which helps produce the protective mucous in your throat. Try YogiTea Throat Comfort ($5 for 16 bags, yogitea.com), which contains licorice. Sip as often as you like. Good to know: The above herbs can also be taken as tinctures, which are distilled liquids you place under the tongue. Find them at a pharmacy or a health-food store. over-the-counter numbing spray Try it when: Every swallow aches a little. How it works: When the spray hits your throat, the ingredient phenol (a local anesthetic) gives instant, albeit temporary, relief. “These sprays deaden the area for a couple of hours, so if you have a very irritated, inflamed throat, they make it feel better fast,” says Tucker. Try Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray ($6.50, cvs.com). Good to know: These sprays simply mask the pain. They don’t treat the underlying problem, help your immune system, or shorten the duration of symptoms.


What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You? Cracking Joints Most Likely Causes The fluid around a joint contains a variety of gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen. When you crack a joint, you cause the joint to stretch, which rapidly releases gas bubbles that snap, crack, or pop. The cracking sound could also be due to a tendon rubbing across bone.

easy relaxation technique to enhance circulation if you suspect stress is the cause. Less Likely Cause Keep your If you feel pain each time a joint cracks, it may be a hands sign of a cartilage or joint problem, such as arthri- warm. tis. If your hands go cold for no apparent reason or if it hapWhat to do: pens frequently, talk to your doctor about being If the cracking doesn't hurt, don't sweat it. tested for Raynaud's or other conditions. If you have pain or swelling, or the joint is red or warm or has limited motion, see a doctor to find Muscle Cramps in Legs out what's going on. Most Likely Causes Sitting or standing for too long in one position, or a long day in high heels, can strain the muscles in the calves and lead to cramps, sometimes hours later or Cold Hands during the night. Dehydration or an electrolyte Most Likely Causes imbalance can also cause muscles to spasm. Stress or apprehension can rev up the nervous system, causing blood vessels to constrict and thus Less Likely Causes inhibiting circulation to the hands. Also, some people simply have slower circulation than others. Statins, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, estrogens, and osteoporosis drugs can cause muscle cramps as Less Likely Causes a side effect. Blocked or narrowed arteries can also decrease blood flow to If your fingers also spasm, go the legs, causing cramps. numb, and change in color (from whitish to blue to bright What to do: red), you may have Raynaud's Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, phenomenon, which can affect and eat foods rich in the electrolytes blood flow to the extremities. calcium, potassium, and magnesium, Other possibilities: a such as leafy greens, bananas, and connective-tissue disorder, beans. blocked arteries, or side Choose low, well-supported shoes to effects from some drugs, such avoid straining the calves. as beta-blockers. Stretch your legs after walking, exercising, sitting still for a long period, or What to do: wearing high heels. Try deep breathing or any


Night Sweats Most Likely Causes Hormonal fluctuations can alter the body's internal thermostat, making you sweat as you sleep. A thyroid disorder can also cause night sweats. Less Likely Causes Some drugs, including antidepressants, have this side effect. Certain diseases, such as cancer, lupus, and a major infection (like tuberculosis), can also leave you dripping at night. What to do: Lower the temperature in your bedroom at night by opening a window or using a fan. Moisture-wicking sleepwear and sheets (in a microfiber material) can make a sweaty episode more tolerable. If the sweats don't abate or aren't linked to your menstrual cycle, talk to your doctor to rule out an illness. If the problem is hormonal, hormone therapy or a low-dose oral contraceptive might help.

Snoring Most Likely Causes Being overweight or having nasal or sinus problems (like a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or allergies) can lead to swelling that partially blocks the airway, increasing the chances that the tissues in the back of your throat will shake, rattle, and roll while you sleep. Less Likely Cause You may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which snoring is accompanied by brief pauses in breathing as you sleep. What to do: To keep the airway as open as possible, sleep on your side so your throat tissues don't collapse. Breathe Right nasal strips (available at drugstores) can help widen nasal passages so you can breathe more easily. If your snoring is keeping you or your partner awake, consult a sleep specialist to find out if OSA may be to blame.


Hearty breakfasts in a snap

If your idea of a quick breakfast is cereal or a granola bar but want something more hearty on the weekends but have little time, you can still whip up a hot breakfast that is satisfying and relaxing in just a few minutes. Quick & Hot Weekend Breakfast Tips

Make a sandwich: One of the simplest ways to have a filling and quick hot breakfast is to prepare a sandwich or burrito. Not only are they portable, everyone will enjoy them, too. You can quickly scramble some eggs, fry a few pieces of bacon, place them on an English muffin or tortilla, and grill it with some cheese for the perfect hot breakfast sandwich. Upgrade your oatmeal: Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts out there and when adding fruit or nuts, it gets even healthier. Oatmeal can be filling on its own but make it heartier by making it with milk and slicing bananas or strawberries on top and then sprinkling with chopped nuts and cinnamon. Just about any fruit can be added to oatmeal for a delicious filling breakfast.

Personalize pancakes & waffles: If you don’t have time to prepare waffles or pancakes from scratch (or even if you do) preparing them with ingredients besides maple syrup and butter will make people think they are homemade. One of my favorites is the peanut butter, honey, and banana waffle sandwich (simply spread peanut butter on a waffle then drizzle with honey and top with banana slices. Or you can use flavored butters on your pancakes and waffles or top them with coconut, cinnamon-sugar, honey, applesauce, fruit jams, cocoa powder, sour cream, caviar, or Grand Marnier flavored whipped cream. By dressing up frozen waffles or pancakes you can personalize them and make them feel homemade. Quick omelets: There is almost nothing quicker than making eggs, Whether you scramble them, fry them over easy, or create an omelet, eggs typically cook in 10 minutes or less. Omelets are a great base for adding ingredients like sautéed vegetables, cheese, meat, or fruit like apples or pears to bulk up your breakfast in no time. And remember, you don’t have to stick to just filling your omelet, you can add toppings to the top of it like leftover chili or hash browns.


Recipes Aloha Omelet Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 8 eggs 6 Tablespoons milk Salt and pepper, to taste Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup small pineapple chunks 1/2 cup cubed ham 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Directions: 1. Whisk eggs with milk and salt and pepper. 2. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat; add eggs and cook halfway. Top eggs with pineapple, ham, and cheeses then continue cooking. Fold half of the eggs over the other half and cook until finished.

Baked Peach Oatmeal Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups rolled plain oats 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups skim milk 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter 1/3 cup peach preserves 1 large egg, beaten 2 cups chopped peaches

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and coat a baking dish with cooking spray. 2. Mix oats with baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine milk, brown sugar, butter, peach preserves, and egg. Combine oats with preserves mixture and pour into baking dish. 3. Bake 15 minutes then stir peaches in and bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with more brown sugar if desired.

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Croissant’wich Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 4 large croissants 1 tablespoon butter 4 eggs, scrambled or fried over easy 8 slices bacon, crisped 4 slices American cheese 1 avocado, sliced

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Slice croissants in half lengthwise and spread butter on both sides. 3. Layer eggs, bacon, cheese, and avocado on croissant bottom and top with the other half. Place on a baking sheet and bake 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted and sandwich is heated through.


10 Unexpected Natural Cleaners Around-the-house staples that moonlight as dirt-busting superstars.

White Bread and Ketchup Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime. Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel. Oatmeal Use it to: Scrub very dirty hands. Make a thick paste of oatmeal and water; rinse well. Rice Use it to: Clean the inside of a vase or a thin-necked bottle. Fill three quarters of the vessel with warm water and add a tablespoon of uncooked rice. Cup your hand over the opening, shake vigor-ously, and rinse. Tea Use it to: Scour rusty garden tools. Brew a few pots of strong black tea. When cool, pour into a bucket. Soak the tools for a few hours. Wipe each one with a cloth. (Wear rubber gloves or your hands will be stained.)


Glycerin Use it to: Remove dried wax drippings from candlesticks. Peel off as much wax as possible, then moisten a cotton ball with

glycerin and rub until clean.

Club Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Use club soda to: Shine up a scuffed stainless-steel sink. Buff with a cloth dampened with club soda, then wipe dry with another clean cloth.

Use hydrogen peroxide to: Disinfect a keyboard. Dip a cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide to get into those nooks and crannies.

Cornstarch Use it to: Clean grease spills on carpets. Pour cornstarch onto spots and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes before vacuuming.

Rubbing Alcohol Use it to: Erase permanent-marker stains from finished wood floors or solid-surface countertops. Pour rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and apply.


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