10 Ways to Deal with Back Pain

Exercise your abdominals: Weak abdominals can cause back pain especially in the lower back. When you exercise your abdominals you strengthen your ab muscles and back muscles. If you find crunches on the floor hurt your back try using a stability ball.

Avoid working overtime: Men who work overtime are more susceptible to on the job injuries. Back pain was on the top of the list of complaints.

Sit on a swiss ball instead of a desk chair: Spend 15-20 minutes every hour on a Swiss ball instead of using your desk chair. This will help to strengthen your core muscles and alleviate back pain.

Change your posture often: If you continue to sit in the same position then same part of your spine is under pressure. Instead change your position frequently in order to vary the stress on your spine.

Squeeze your buttocks when you’re lifting weights above your head: Doing this forces your body to stabilize your spine, lowering your risk of back injuries.

Enjoy a glass of milk: When you suffer from low levels of vitamin D you’re 300 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis. Recent studies have also shown the men suffering from back pain were low on vitamin D.

See your tailor: Having an aching back can be caused by one leg being shorter then the other. Even just the slightest difference can cause your spine to curve to the shorter side during walking or running. Ask your tailor to give you a quick measurement and see your doctor if necessary.

Readjust your pillows: Depending on the way you sleep you may need to adjust your pillows. If you like to sleep on your back then place a pillow under your knees to save you from the back stress. If you like to sleep on your side then bring your legs up to your chest and place a pillow between your knees. If you sleep on your tummy place a smaller pillow under your abdomen to prevent your lower back from sagging.

Stop sitting on your wallet: Sitting on your wallet full of credit cards and dollar bills can put pressure on the major nerve that runs through your buttocks; the sciatic nerve.

Adjust your car seat: If your car seat is placed so far back that you have to stretch your neck just to see you are placing a dangerous strain on your neck. Your seat should be positioned so you can see the full road ahead of you with your head rested against the headrest.

8 Crazy Burgers


Voodoo Burger

Price:$7.25

Restaurant: The Original- Portland Oregon

A natural ground beef patty sits topped with cheddar cheese sits atop a sliced glazed doughnut.


Double Coronary Burger

Price:13.25

Restaurant: The Vortex Bar and Grill- Atlanta Georgia

A flame-broiled half pound burger made of premium ground sirloin is topped with 2 fried eggs, 4 American cheese slices, 5 strips of crispy fried bacon, and instead of a being placed in between buns it is placed between two grilled cheese sandwiches. This burger comes with a your choice of side, mayo and a dill pickle.


The Frenchie

Price:$17.00

Restaurant: DBGB Kitchen and Bar- New York NY

This burger is made with 3 blends of top quality beef; round, chuck roll, and chuck tender. Short rib is used to hold it all together. A 6 oz patty is grilled and topped with pork belly, arugula, sweet tomato-onion compote and Morbier cheese. Placed atop a butter brioche bun and served with cornichons, French Mustard and crispy fries.


The King

Price:$8.50

Restaurant: Boston Burger Company- Boston Massachusetts

8 ounces of Angus beef is covered with 3 slices fried bacon, and fried banana slices, covered in cinnamon and sugar atop a peanut butter smothered bun.


Mallie’s Record Breaking Burger

Price:$499.72

Restaurant: Mallie’s Sports Grill- Southgate MI

This Burger weighs in at 185.6 lbs and requires 4 grown men to move it to the oven where it cooks for 14 hours.120 lbs of ground beef is placed between 2 custom made buns each weighing in at about 20lbs. When it’s finished cooking its topped with 30lbs of toppings including lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, bacon and pickles.


The Richard Nouveau

Price:$175.00

Restaurant: Wall Street Burger Shoppe- New York NY

This burger is made juicy from Fois Gras which is simmered in truffle oil. 10 ounces of Kobe beef then get seared in the same pan. It is topped with Gruyere, layered with Fois Gras and earthy mushrooms. Everything is covered with black truffles and a side of golden truffle mayo with real gold flecks.


Hot Fudge Sundae Burger

Price: $9.99

Restaurant: McGuire’s Irish Pub- Pensacola Fl

A 3/4 pound of Black Angus Beef is mixed with McGuire’s special seasoning. It is then topped with vanilla ice cream and gooey hot fudge.


Matt’s Original Jucy Lucy

Price:$4.95

Restaurant: Matt’s Bar- Minneapolis MN

Two seasoned raw hamburger patties are curled up around slices of Kraft American Cheese. When it cooks the cheese melts and turns into cheesy goodness.

Diseases You Thought You Were to Young to Get

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease normally affects people over 50 but 1 in 20 people under 40 will end up with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s affects brain cells. Dopamine is a chemical that signals the brain to help with coordination and movement. Dopamine-producing brain cells die in people with Parkinson’s.

Some symptoms may include a tremor in one of your hands, slowness or stiff muscles. Other symptoms include depression, urinary urgency and bad sleep.

Arthritis

When people think of arthritis they normally think of the elderly but the truth is that arthritis affects people of all ages.

Arthritis sufferers deal with inflamed joints and experience a lot of pain especially when they are moving.

Typically people with experience, pain, fatigue, and stiffness which may be better or worse on some days.

Impotence

Not just old people suffer from impotence about 7 % of men between 20-40 will experience erectile dysfunction.

Men who suffer from ED are unable to maintain or achieve an erection. The reason could be psychological, stress, work related, reaction to prescription drugs or even cholesterol.

Incontinence

Is when you can’t control your urination. Normally your muscles would stop from passing urine until your bladder is full but for some reason people with incontinence don’t have that control.

Glaucoma

Though Glaucoma is normally related to age it can also be hereditary. If someone in your family suffers from it then you are 4-9 times more likely to develop it.

Glaucoma begins to steal your eye sight. Your optic nerve allows you to get images from your eyes to your brain but glaucoma causes damage to the eye.

Signs may include eye pain, eye redness, tunnel vision or even loss of peripheral vision.

Sexy Sunday 104

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner was born in Houston Texas in 1972. When her and her two sisters were younger their family relocated to Virginia. Makeup and earrings weren’t allowed in the Garner house. As a young child she would often practice ballet for up to 6 hours. She graduated from Denison University in Granville Ohio. She moved to NY and got an understudy role in a broadway production. After she moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the made for TV movie Zoya and for two years she appeared in numerous TV shows. Jennifer Garner then got a role on Felicity and she married fellow actor Scott Foley in 2000 the two later divorced in 2004. In 2000 she got a role in the TV show Alias. In 2002 she starred in Dare Devil alongside Ben Affleck and the two began to date. In 2004 she appeared in 13 Going on 30 and then in 2005 she followed Dare Devil up with Elektra.

10 Crazy Houses Around The World

The Pineapple House (Scotland)

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The Airplane House (Abuja, Nigeria)

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The Cactus House (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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The Car House (Salzburg, Austria)

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The Cube House (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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The Floating Farm (Ukraine)

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The Mushroom House (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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The Seashell House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)

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The Shoe House (Hellam, Pennsylvania)

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The Upside Down House (Syzmbark, Poland)

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8 Crazy Kitchen Gadgets That Money Can Buy

All-Clad Asparagus Pot

Price: $50.00

This pot retails for $50.00 and well it’s not necessarily a bad price it’s to skinny to cook anything other then asparagus. It may even be to skinny for the burners on your range.

Peugeot Electric Salt & Pepper Mills

Price: $240 for both

Grinding salt and pepper makes for tedious work which is where these electrical devices come in. Each shaker is equipped with 6 AAA batteries which are included with one spare bulb. The shakers are 8 inches high and each mill is constructed with a stainless-steel base and clear acrylic chamber. The salt shaker is permanently set at a medium grind and is built to resist the corrosive property of both dry sea salt and rock salt. The pepper shaker can be adjusted anywhere from a fine grind to a coarse grind. The pepper mill starts off by crushing whole peppercorns and then grinding them. When you grind the mills a built in light illuminates your food during the grinding process.

Dualit Four-Slice Toaster

Price: $320

This shiny toaster can heat up four slices of toast. It has a removable crumb tray and an adjustable rear foot. Unfortunately the slots aren’t big enough to toast bagels. You would be better off buying a 30 dollar toaster you can still change settings and be able to toast bagels as well.

Viking Warming Drawer

Price:$1,809

This is a drawer that keeps your food warm. You choose the temperature and put your already cooked foot in and it will stay warm while your finishing the roast in your oven. While a warming drawer could be useful you could save yourself money by buying a hotplate which would do the same job for a smaller price.

Jura-Capressa Impressa Z6 Espresso Maker

Price: $3,299

This will make you a very nice cup of espresso and will definitely beat any local cup of coffee you can get. This machine can remember up to seven personalized drink preferences, allowing you to choose between 5 different strengths and 3 temperatures. It’s a fully automated machine starting from grinding the coffee beans to cleaning up after itself. For this price you could travel to to Europe and sip espresso.

Kalamazoo Sculpted Grill

Price:$6,495

This is a grill which doubles as a sculpture. You can even get the cooking surface customized. Aside from being able to get the customizable surface there is nothing special about this BBQ and it’s wavy appearance.

TurboChef Double Wall Speed Cook Oven

Price:$7895

This is two ovens. The top oven is supposed to cook food up to 15 times faster then a normal oven. The company of this product claims it will cook a 12-pound turkey in about 42 minutes using its patented combination of hot air and microwave technology. The bottom oven is a normal high quality convection oven. If it’s in your price range it may be a good buy. It can cook a pizza that would take 20 minutes in 4. However Consumer reports complains that chickens or turkeys appear to cook unevenly.

Sveid Corkscrew

Price:$66,225

This is the world’s most expensive corkscrew and it’s not even solid gold or platinum! The bit you touch the most the fingertip lever is however made of solid 18K gold which doesn’t seem worth it. Why pay this much when you’re probably not going to use it to open up your expensive wines.

Health Benefits of Eating a Raw Food Diet

raw food Before started a raw food diet it is important to know why you are doing it. There are many benefits to eating a raw food diet including increased energy, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss and even detoxing your body.

When starting a raw food diet it is important to take it slow. Many people may suffer from headaches or nausea in the beginning so instead of going all out start by enjoying one meal a day of raw foods and gradually increase your raw food consumption.

Follow the rules of preparing your food. Normally raw food is juiced, dehydrated, or even juiced. Raw food diets normally consist of 75% uncooked and 25% cooked. When cooking you should never cook over 116F. People normally don’t like to cook because they  believe when food is prepared in a “normal” fashion it robs it of its nutrients.

Use proper equipment. If you are just starting out with a raw food diet then you don’t need to buy all the most expensive gadgets. A simple dehydrator and food processor will be good enough. Once you get further into your diet you can consider looking into a heavy duty juice extractor.

Most importantly try being creative. Experiment with different dishes. Try making a pizza, use buckwheat for the base and add all the veggies you want. If you would like to have some more recipes try goneraw.com

Signs Your Woman May Not be Sexually Satisfied

Not all woman will admit to their partner if they are not sexually satisfied. However they are some signs you can look out for if you think that your girlfriend or spouse may not be getting satisfied. This isn’t the time to get offended and defensive. If your woman is feeling incomplete you want to do what you can to fix the problem so you can both have a great sexually experience. If you are concerned just watch out for these signs:

Sign 1: You may notice her shopping more then usual. This could be because she is trying to keep herself occupied. This could even be her way of trying to get your attention.

Sign 2: If you notice she is putting on weight then she may be trying to fill the void of lack of sexually satisfaction with food.

Sign 3: She may be drinking more. This could be a sign that she is trying to get satisfaction with something else that relaxes her.

Sign 4: If she makes comments about your sex life or lack of a sex life it may be here way of trying to give you a hint without coming out and saying it directly.

Sign 5: If her outfits are starting to get more provocative this may be her way of trying to get attention from other men that she may not be getting from you. It could also be her way of reminding you just how sexy she is and what you are missing.

Sign 6: When you do end up having sex another sign of her not being satisfied would be her lack of emotional involvement.

Sexy Sunday 103

Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery was born in Sydney Australia in 1972. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother remarried which resulted in having 8 siblings. Due to her strange name she was often teased in school which made her miserable. She worked in her father’s restaurant until she was 14 when he fired her for being a bad waitress. At 16 she left Australia and travelled for 2 years. By 18 she was in America. She moved to LA and purchased the book “How to make it in Hollywood.” The book inspired her and she spent her days driving to auditions, perfecting an American Accent and sending headshots to Julia Robert’s former manager. She got a bit role in the film Devil in a Blue Dress and got guest spots on Party of Five and NYPD Blue. In 2001 she got the role of Marilyn Monroe in the TV miniseries Blonde. In 2002 she was cast as one of the main characters in the TV series Without a Trace. She has since appeared in a few other films.

How to Control Stress 41-50

41. Buy the right kind of Christmas tree. Stay away from the artificial and buy Norway Spruce or Scotch Pine. The natural scent of pine is calming.

42. Rest between your workouts. When you overtrain your body it can cause you physical and mental stress. Excessive exercising can increase cytokine levels which tells your body to release cortisol which tells you to freak out.

43. Climb a mountain. Unless you have a fear of heights. Studies have shown that rock climbers and hikers have lower stress then their peers who take on less rugged activity.

44. Hike the high country. High-altitude air is full of charged negative ions. Breathing them in can be relaxing and rejuvenating.

45. Go swimming. During the day our legs collect pools of lymphatic fluid when present in excess can leave you feeling uncomfortable and irritable. When you swim it takes all that fluid and pushes it back to your heart and out through your kidneys.

46. Hold your tongue. When a colleague or family member decides to be annoying tell yourself “I choose to be calm.” Now how you feel is a choice and you don’t have to react.

47. Unwind online. Go to stressremedy.com. Close your door and turn up the volume. Go to the “relax now” section and be taken through a 6 minute audio-guided relaxation exercise that focuses on mediation and deep breathing.

48. Play with your ears. Tug on your earlobes gently and move them in circular motions switching directions. This motion moves the tentorium membrane in your head which can relieve stress.

49. Chug a big glass of cold water. For some unknown reason this proves to be effective. Besides it doesn’t hurt to be hydrated.

50. Find your smell. Aroma’s trigger strong connections to positive memories. Fresh bread, vanilla, and orange are some good options.