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Buying for the Guy Who Has Everything

Christmas is fast approaching. Do you now what to get that husband or dad who has everything? Here are some great ideas.

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Blue Food Just Might Help You Lose Weight

candy-406940_640Here’s a new one. If you just start eating all of your food under the glow of a blue light…you may find yourself losing weight. This odd information comes from a new study led by Han-Seok Seo of The University of Arkansas.

The fascinating part of this study is actually the difference between the reaction that men and women have. While the men who were given food illuminated by the blue light found the food suspicious and ate less, the women were not bothered by the light. Researchers explain that women use their sense of smell far more when assessing food, and therefore aren’t influenced by the color of the food.

As Han-Seok Seo said, “Since naturally blue colored foods are rare, humans may have a doubt as to whether (such foods) are safe to eat.” The study results can be found in the journal Appetite. The study involved 112 people who were all asked to eat the same meals under different colored lights.

In the post-eating questionnaires, participants registered a similar level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction irrespective of what they actually ate.

The results of the group’s study were published in the latest edition of the journal Appetite.

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Drum Your Day Away….Because You Can

Are you dying to drum your day away but can’t afford to buy a drum set? Or don’t think it would be appropriate to have a drum set sitting in your office? Well now, you can drum away your day anywhere you want to. Cliphit has come to your rescue. They use sensitive clips that can attach to any object and produce a drum or cymbal sound when you strike the object.

And you can make a number of sounds this way. Cliphit has four slots to plug the clips into and each one will create a different drumming sound. Sound comes from the three-inch speaker that is on top of the battery-powered portable device.

The Cliphit comes from Korg, a Japanese manufacturer of electronic instruments. As a spokesperson said, “Cliphit is a new electric drum kit that’s ideal for drum practice at home or for casual playing. The clips with their internal sensor attach to anything – a magazine, desk, or almost any surface, transforming it into a snare, hi-hat, or cymbal. Cliphit will breathe new life into your drum practice and is a great way to enhance your experience and creativity.”

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A Perfect Get-Away: the Coral Resorts in Hilton Head

Often times, it’s the out of the way places that make for the best vacations. While South Carolina may not seem like the go-to location for a great vacation, it’s a hidden gem that’s worth exploring. As Christmas approaches and those of us in colder locations are itching for some sun and fun, Hilton Head and the Coral Resorts there might be just the thing.

Hilton Head provides visitors with a vast array of vacation ideas. For travelers who love the arts, there is plenty to do here. Visitors can enjoy the pottery wheels in Old Town Bluffton, ballet performances at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, and an exploration of Gullah history and their breathtaking baskets.

For those who love the sun and want a location to enjoy beaches, Hilton Head has them all. They have over 12 miles of some of the best beaches in the United States. Hilton Head Island has actually been recognized as one of the top 10 family beaches in the country. Certainly, staying in a location like the Coral Resorts will afford guests access to beaches right outside their accommodations.

Staying in Hilton Head has never been easier or more luxurious. The Coral Resorts builds Gold Crown Awarded properties that include fully equipped villas, townhouses or cottages with indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas, entertainment centers, fully equipped kitchens and more. Each unit is decorated with expertise and refurbished often. All of the various resort options with the Coral Resorts in Hilton Head have at least one heated pool, children’s activities and beach access.

For those who enjoy exploring their surroundings, Hilton Head offers a large selection of guided tours. If you can pull yourself away from your suite at the Coral Resorts, you’ll be able to enjoy walking tours of Bluffton’s historic district and Daufuskie Island, Gullah Culture tours, dolphin tours, sea turtle tours and so much more.

There is something for everyone here in this hidden gem – located in South Carolina – at Hilton Head Island. Make it a Christmas (or Easter) to remember.

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Christmas is coming, and for many people the month of December is a stressful time. There are many gifts to buy, parties to plan and family with whom to deal and organize.

But it doesn’t all have to be stressful. Here is a great video with gift ideas under $20. You really can stay on a budget while showing your family members that you love them. Check out these ideas and find little ways to take the stress out of your Christmas shopping.

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Fluorescent Tattoos for Cancer Patients

Fluorescent tattoo ink might make a big difference in the life of cancer patients. Permanent ink marks are an important part of cancer treatment in many situations, as they let the doctors know where to place the powerful rays that destroy the tumor.

Now, doctors are looking into the use of fluorescent tattoos that would be visible under UV light and spare patients the road map that many have on their bodies long after the cancer is gone. The pilot study is being presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference. The Royal Marsden Hospital in London has already been using the new approach on breast cancer patients.

Half of the women at the hospital were offered the UV tattoos and the other half continued to use the regular tattoos. They found that 56% of the women with the fluorescent tattoos felt better about their bodies a month after treatment compared to 14% of the women who received the ink tattoos.

The tattoo types made no difference in the accuracy of the treatment and took only slightly longer to carry out. Interestingly, the UV tattoos also showed up better on dark-skinned women.

As Professor Matthew Seymour from the National Cancer Research Institute said, “With more than half of all cancer patients now surviving 10 years and beyond, it’s imperative that we do everything we can to reduce the long term impact of treatment on patients, including cosmetic changes.”

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Making Slime at Home

If you’ve never seen the Crazy Russian Hacker’s videos, you should run to the computer to watch them. He mixes humor with a great understanding of science to create entertaining videos, some of which can be reproduced at home. Here is a great one for making slime. The kids will love it.



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Want Perky Breasts? Here is an Idea…

For those who don’t want to go under the knife for a breast enhancement, there is now the chance to enjoy “The Botox Boob Job.” That’s right. These injectables will apparently plump up your breasts.

As Dr. Nirdosh said, “The Breastox- Botox is fast becoming the must have pre-red carpet procedure for my celebrity clients.” He explains that it works best for “those who are between a cup size A and C and is safer and quicker than regular surgery.”

The treatment costs £1,000 or approximately $1500 or $1600 US dollars. The process means that you inject Botox into the pectoral muscles which relaxes them and has the shoulders and chest muscles take up the slack. The breasts are lifted as a result and look more firm and higher. It lasts for as long as six months.

Dr. Nirdosh explains that it actually takes less than 30 minutes to do the treatment and there are no known side effects and no scars.

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