Take the HealthIQ quiz to see if you know what dangers are lurking in your cosmetics.

As you all know I have done several articles about the dangers lurking in your cosmetics and how important it is for you to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions about the products and brands you purchase.  Health IQ has developed this quiz to test your knowledge about these dangerous additives.  See how well you know what is lurking in your every day products.

 

About Health IQ:

HealthIQ’s mission is to improve the health of the world. In pursuit of this mission, they’ve created over 1,000 health-related quizzes and worked with innovative insurance companies to create financial rewards for health conscious people. To date, Health IQ has helped over ten thousand triathletes, vegans, runners, and other health conscious people secure billions in life insurance coverage, and they hope to expand to other financial rewards in the near future.

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About Health IQ’s Learn About Life Campaign:

Learn About Life is a health-education campaign, with the goal of driving more people to learn something new about their health. To accomplish this goal, Health IQ has partnered with a select group of nonprofits and bloggers to produce and promote thousands of health related quizzes. If you’re a nonprofit or blogger and want to learn about how you can support this campaign, email cleo.kirkland@healthiq.com with subject line “Learn About Life…I’m In”

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WARNING: Pyrex Glass Dishes Exploding

Just what we need, another thing to worry about.  Now it’s exploding Pyrex glass dishes, etc.

Check out this article and video from Clark Howard about potentially dangerous situations with Pyrex glass dishes.

Honestly, I’m about to throw all of mine away! Not worth taking the risk that someone in your family will get seriously hurt if this were to happen.

Pyrex Glass Explodes

Are you drinking enough water? Here’s what the Mayo Clinic has to say

This time of the year (with the extreme heat) is a great time to increase your water intake each day, especially if you work outdoors or are an avid exerciser. Dehydration can cause some serious health risks and you might not even know you are dehydrated until it’s too late.

My husband gets cramps (charley horses) in his legs quite often in the summer months.  He does try to hydrate well (he is outside a portion of the day in the heat), but he can still get them at any time.  It’s frightening, as I have seen him get them in both legs while swimming in a pool.  If there had not been other male adults in the pool at the time, he would have drowned.

The Mayo Clinic lists these warning signs that you should familiarize yourself with to be safe.

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Planning a trip to the New Jersey shore this summer? Here is what it will cost you to get on the beach!

If you are planning a trip to any of the New Jersey shore resorts then you should know it’s not always free to use the beach in each town.

Here is a list of the current charges (for some) to use the beaches in each town.

Weekly or seasonal beach tags are your best buy if you intend to go to the beach more than one time.  Some towns will allow you to buy your beach tags in advance of your trip so call the tourist bureau in that town.

Atlantic City, NJ – there is no charge to enjoy the beach.

Avalon – beach tags are required.  Daily fee $6, Weekly fee $12, Seasonal is the best buy at $28 if you are going to return.  These beach tags are also accepted on Stone Harbor beaches.

Barnegat Light (LBI) – beach tags are required. Badge Prices: Pre-Season- $30 (price good through June 9th) after June 10 $40. Weekly badges $22 (Saturday through Friday) Daily- $5. Seasonal senior badge is $12 (65 or older, must be purchased in person with proof of age.)

Beach Haven (LBI) – beach tags required.  Daily fee $5, Weekly fee $20, Seasonal $30. Senior citizen badges (65+ in person with ID) and children under 12 are free.
Brigantine – beach tags required. Daily fee $8, Weekly fee $14, Seasonal is the best buy if you intend to go again at $18 and Seniors 65 or older are free.

Cape May – beach tags required.  Daily $6, Weekly fee is $18 and Seasonal is $28

Cape May Point – beach tags required.  Daily $10, Weekly $25 and Seasonal is $35

Corson’s Inlet State Park – there is no charge to enjoy the beach.

Harvey Cedars (LBI) – beach tags required. Daily Badges $6.00, Weekly Badges $20.00, Senior badges available for persons 65 & over – $9.00 per season (with proof of age). Free for active duty military and their families as well as for veterans. Seasonal  (through June 15th) $30.00 After June 15th: $40.00
Holgate (LBI) – beach tags required.  Daily $7, Weekly $20, Seasonal $30 until June 14, after June 15 season badges are $40 each. Senior citizen (65+ purchased in person) seasonal beach badges are $5. Veterans beach badges (with valid ID) are free.

Island Beach State Park – beach tags required. Saturday-Sunday & holidays (7am to 8pm): NJ resident (per car) $10 non-NJ resident $20 Monday – Friday (8am to 8pm) NJ resident $6.00 per car, $12.00 non-NJ resident. Motorcycles are $5/NJ resident, $7 non-NJ resident every day.

Long Beach Township (LBI) – beach tags required.  Daily fee $7, Weekly fee $20, Seasonal fee $30 until June 14 and after $40.  Senior citizen (65+ purchased in person) seasonal beach badges are $5. Veterans beach badges (with valid ID) are free.

Longport – beach tags required. There are no daily or weekly tags available.  Seasonal $30 for adults 12-64, $10 for seniors 65 and older.

Margate – beach tags required. There are no daily or weekly tags available.  Seasonal $15. Margate beach badges are also accepted in Ventnor City. Beaches here are free on Thursdays, as part of the Margate Business Association’s “Thrilling Thursdays” event.

North Wildwood – the beaches here are free.

Ocean City – beach tags required. Daily $5, Weekly $10, Seasonal $25.

Sea Isle City – beach tags required. Daily $5, Weekly $10, Seasonal $25. The beaches here are free on Wednesdays (except July 4).

Ship Bottom (LBI) – beach tags required.  Daily $7, Weekly $20 and Seasonal are $30 – Pre-Season until May 31st, $40 after June 1st. Senior (65+) season badges are $10.

Stone Harbor – beach tags required. Daily $6, Weekly $12, Seasonal $28. Stone Harbor beach tags are also accepted in Avalon.

Strathmere – beaches here are free.

Surf City (LBI) – beach tags required.  Daily $7, Weekly $18 and Seasonal are $25.00 (on or before May 31, $35.00 after May 31st)

Ventnor City – beach tags required.  There are no daily beach tags available for Ventnor City.  Weekly-$10; Season-$15. Ventnor City beach badges are also accepted in Margate.

Wildwood – the beaches here are free.

Wildwood Crest – the beaches here are free.

WARNING – remove your personal info from this website!

Someone was kind enough to post this to one of my blogger groups and I am just passing it to you.  Scary what you can find (personal info) about your family members on this website.

The website https://www.truepeoplesearch.com/ has personal information on you and your loved ones.

Go and remove your info immediately.  Not safe for these people to publish this info.

Go here and follow the instructions to remove your information.  I just did.