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  1. Originally Posted by donnamaryuk I had such a crappy week last week. My computer crashed, the house was full of double glazing people fitting windows, the wall fell down and i fell out with my boyfriend. I had a lovely surprise, Allisong sent me my all time fave lipstick from the USA. It really made my week and i was on the phone telling all my friends. A huge thank you and massive hug to you . You have restored my faith in people and if there is anything that you would like then please dont hesitate to ask if there is a product from Europe or UK that you cant buy over in the states then i will send it . A HUGE THANKS TO ALLISONG FROM DONNA XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Awww Donna..It was my pleasure..So glad you like it..If you need another to have on hand,just let me know, I don't mind picking it up for you
  2. Originally Posted by alittleweirdo I had a great Tony&Tina makeover last weekend, and never got around to posting about it. I don't see this line mentioned much, so I thought I would share. Their products are herbal based, and the lip products have a nice smell. They do make some fun glitter eye pencils, but not everything is glittery! I really like their lipsticks, and also got a lipliner in wonder, which is a great natural pink. They are starting to come out with holiday sets, and have a cute train case set coming out! And it's actually a sturdy, metal type traincase. Just wanted to share Hmmm a line I've never tried..I can't believe it..LOL I'll have to do some checking around on their stuff
  3. Originally Posted by Californian LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you check someone into the Hotel de Roach? http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:6WK4ego5zUIJ:http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~slichti/photos/bugbowl2001/images/photos/Roach-01.jpg <TABLE borderColor=#ffffff cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=95 bgColor=#ffffff borderColorLight=#000000 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>Sleep Tight lil Buddy!</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Yea!! This one was extra scary..A New breed 10x's more annoying then anything I've ever come across before
  4. What a glorious morning..Took care of a minor pest infestation and I just can't stop smiling Here's my face: VLWC in Creme Beige YSL Touche Eclat#1 under eyes L'Oreal blush delice in Sugar n Spice Light dusting of LM translucent MAC Fibre Riche mascara Lamas lip enhancer tint
  5. Originally Posted by Reija(admin) Since L'Oreal owns Lancome I'm wondering if L'Oreal products are pretty much the same as Lancome. The difference is the price of course. I've never really used L'Oreal products just Lancome over the years here and there. I was at Target the other day and L'Oreal eye shadows were on sale and I was wondering how they are as far as quality goes. I also discovered that L'Oreal owns Maybelline and Biotherm. How is the quality of L'Oreal products vs Lancome products? Reija...I personally love L'Oreal but that just me..I've used quite abit of Lancome and L'oreal over the years and they're both good in their own ways but not comparable with the exception of the Lancome Artliners to L'Oreal's Super Liner & current Line Entensifique..All have the same exact felt tipped type applicator &I found the quality of the cheaper L'Oreal to be just as good as Lancome..L'Oreal gets alot of complaints that their shadows are too sheer..Yes they are but they are buildable..So you can use one light coat as a simple wash or keep layering for more intense color..I'd definitely recommend giving them a try..And Hey,they're on sale so you can't beat cheap..
  6. Originally Posted by Harleymom10860 I hope the picture shows up so you can see just how real these things look.......definetly creeeeeeeepy but would look great on the table for a Halloween party. Creepy Witches' Fingers Yield: 5 dozen 1 cup Butter, softened 1 cup Icing sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Almond extract 1 tsp Vanilla 2 2/3 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Salt 3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched 1 Tube red decorator gel (optional, not pictured) Gross everyone out with these creepy cookies. In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape. (Accompanying picture showed long rolled shape with bulge at centre for knuckle; you puff it out rather than squeeze it in.) Using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325F (160C) oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. Lift up almond, squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place, so gel oozes out from underneath. You can also make slashes in the finger and fill them with "blood." (ed. note - I opted not to go for the bloody effect as you can see in my picture above, and my guests were still grossed out! - Britta) Remove from baking sheets and let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough. OMG!! I love them..So nasty..LOL think I'm gonna make them for my sons bday on the 16th..He wanted a Halloween themed party this year..These would be perfect along with the Graveyard cake
  7. Originally Posted by shoediva Each zodiac sign has its own sense of fashion and style. Aries can usually be found in red, Scorpio is dressed to kill and Sagittarius doesn't much care what it wears, so long as the clothing gives them room to move. What you wear can say a lot about who you are and what you want out of life. Click on your sign below to find your fashion horoscope. Aries The Ram wants to be first in everything. This means you probably know, up to the minute, all about the current trends in fashion. One step ahead of the game, you're a trendsetter. Not afraid to try new things, as long as they appeal to your sense of fun and adventure, you'll wear the most daring of styles. As soon as you see a new item on the rack, you know it'll be the latest trend, and you're not afraid to spend your hard-earned cash to be the first to have 'the look.' In the eighties, you might have been the first to wear shoulder pads (and the first to rip them out toward the end of the decade), and in the nineties you were first in line for that eyebrow piercing. More conservative Aries turned on the television in the mid-nineties and went right out to get their 'Friends' haircut. True to its fiery nature, the Ram prefers black and red clothing. Not one to go for the tailored look, your closet resembles Noah's Ark, full of all shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics. Rest assured, though, it all looks really good once it goes on your body. You know that flowers are out and solids are in. As far as makeup goes, dramatic eyes do you best, with bright red lipstick to match your fiery hair. Your Sign rules the head, so your best accessory is a hat and sparkling diamonds to adorn your neck and fingers. Fave Label: Gucci Would Look Good On: Sarah Jessica Parker Taurus The pristine Bull would never be caught wearing anything off the rack. Face it, you're a label snob the likes of which any designer would be proud. You would know exactly what to wear to dinner with royalty, and even your workout clothes are created by big-name designers. Only the finest of imported fabrics will do. Anything that is rough to the touch just wouldn't be civilized. Never willing to sacrifice quality, you are quite capable of spending your last dime to get that gorgeous, classical suit tailor-made. Price is no object because you know that when you find that perfect garment, it will be yours forever. Well-made clothes never, go out of style. Trends and fashion are not the most important part of your wardrobe. Stiletto heels are silly things when flats are much more comfortable. For Taurus, their best feature is often the neck. Classy chokers and necklaces look marvelous on you, and tying on a scarf appeals to the most classic part of your nature. You should wear your hair up and decorate it with emeralds. Bright colors and flashy glamour can be left for the plebeians, you will stick to your browns, beiges and khakis. With your sense of fashion, you will never be underdressed for any occasion, and you will always look good. Fave Label: Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Would Look Good On: Cate Blanchett Gemini Every day is an adventure for the Twins. You probably open your closet in the morning to have a mountain of crumpled garments cascade onto your head. Once you dig through the mess, it is only a question of figuring out what you feel like that day and throwing on the clothing to match. You follow trends halfheartedly because you become bored with them quickly. If a new trend hits you every day, you're ready to embrace that new trend -- if only for the next 24 hours. You're a bit conscious of your wallet when going clothing shopping, but if you find the fuzziest pair of slippers you've ever set your feet in, not much is going to stop you from making them yours. You probably don't care about, or even look at, what the label on your new garment says, as long as you like the way it looks and feels. You may do well in tank tops to show off your arms, and you can never go wrong with blue denim. If you think about putting on makeup in the morning, it's probably very light, perhaps only lip gloss to give you even more than your natural shine. Arm bands and dangly bracelets are a must unless, like tight clothing, they're too constricting. Experimental Gemini is willing to try anything once, but your hair is usually pretty simple, with only twin braids to bring out your inner nature. Fave Label: Alexander McQueen Would Look Good On: Angelina Jolie Cancer Happiness is a sweater that has been your friend for years. Almost as attached to clothing as you are to your loved ones, you've spent years trying to bring back parachute pants, nehru jackets and jumpsuits. Some of these things may still be in your wardrobe, as will the most comfortable styles from every trend that catches your eye from now on. Even clad in the most traditional or comfortable of garb, you always keep an air of femininity about your wardrobe. Lace takes precedence over denim, and cargo pants are definitely out. One of the only things you spend haphazardly on is lingerie, from sports bras to sultry nighties. A favorite outfit might be a long, flowing skirt with a v-neck sweater and a raincoat. On warm days, beachwear and wraps with sandals are a must. Long necklaces and pretty jewelry makes any outfit complete. Pearls are a favorite, and any shade of green is a pleasure to don. You probably don't go much for makeup, unless it is soft and easy to manage. You might not even own a blow dryer, preferring to let your hair dry naturally and hang down over your shoulders. On busy or windy days, you may only pause to pull it back in a loose knot. Cancer prefers to dress for the comforts of home and isn't given to new trends, but you know how to look for the world outside. Fave Label: Ralph Lauren Would Look Good On: Liv Tyler Leo The Lion rules the roost and wants the best of everything. If a garment is out of your budget, it must be yours. Price tags and labels rule what you buy. If the fashion mags haven't heard of a designer, you drop them like a hot coal. You could never be seen in public wearing anything but top quality. Comfort comes last in your book. If the latest trend requires pants t hat cut off your circulation and wobbly platform shoes, that's exactly what you'll be squeezing into and stumbling about on. Anything daring with a bold display of colors is your cup of tea, as long as it makes you look good. Business suits are for the workplace, and you wear them well, but in your own time you prefer flowing, elegant garments, custom tailored to your shape. It's imperative that you look the part of royalty. You excel at wearing flashy, pricey jewelry. Your Sign rules the back, so going backless or strapless to the right soiree is never out of place. Favorite colors are gold, bronze and orange, whether you choose to wear these as an electric splash or a bold statement is your decision. You'll purr over anything that calls attention to the Lion's mane, whether is be handcrafted barrettes, colorful rubber bands or jeweled tiaras. One thing is for certain: Leo knows how to dress for success. Fave Label: Versace Would Look Good On: Madonna Virgo Every night before bed, Virgo, armed with a can of starch, can be found dutifully slaving over the ironing board. You take good care of your clothes, and they return the favor. A minimalist by nature, you sniff at trends that require pants so big you need to hold them up. As well, you disdain any clothing you can't move in. The thought of girdles makes you laugh outright. Price is important when you're picking out this season's wardrobe. You would never go to the sales rack to buy something under par, preferring instead to spend more for better quality. When you leave the house, you're wearing traditional styles with pleats ironed to a perfect angle, and there is not a speck of lint to be seen. The outfits you buy are simple, tailored to fit and will last a lifetime. For fun the normally conservative Virgo might give in and wear a crop top to display a belly of which they can be truly proud. With hair in a bun, or pulled back in some other neat, out-of-the-way style, you fit in naturally with every season's trend. Nothing but earth tones for your closet. Natural colors and fabrics in browns and beiges fit you just fine. Not given to wearing much jewelry, you might try out a sardonyx, the earthier member of the onyx family, to add that bit of glamour without insulting your skin tone. Fave Label: Calvin Klein Would Look Good On: Cameron Diaz Libra The Scales make the best shopping buddy. Because of your excellent taste, off-the-rack is usually not quite good enough. Friends and family know to come to you during a fashion crisis, if they have the time to wait for you to make up your mind. Standing in front of your closet in the morning is a case of so many choices, so little time. You know everything in there works, the trick is to decide which one works best today. When your paycheck comes, you go shopping, and darn any price tag that gets in your way. You're a trendsetter when it comes to spicing up a classical look. Always tailored and impeccable, you still manage to keep up with the hottest trends in your own way. There's no throwing on an outfit in the morning, you put yourself together so you're head-to-toe in synch. There are no extraneous piercings on your body, if you have an earring in your right ear, there's one in your left as well. Everything you wear is balanced, from your choice of color to the distance between the pinstripes on your suit. Your makeup is so impeccable that it almost looks like you're not wearing any. Jewelry, too, only serves to highlight your best features. The rich shade of the sapphire works best with your desire for comfortable blue tones. Libra loves to shop, and it shows. Fave Label: Giorgio Armani Would Look Good On: Gwyneth Paltrow Scorpio The always sexy Scorpion is hard to categorize. One day you could be sleek in the latest look, but the next you're kicking back in something romantic and flowy. Whatever you're wearing, and for whatever reason, you've probably got some ulterior motive. When you go out on the town in something short and skimpy, you're probably on the prowl for a partner who'll offer some fun in the P.M. You'll put on a pricey power suit if that's what it takes to score a high-level corporate job. You follow trends as long as they suit you, but you're no slave to fashion. If everyone went around with partially-shaven eyebrows, you would probably refrain. Hey, you've got class! On the other hand, you may have been first in line to partake in your pick of the best retro styles. You'll either wear a lot of jewelry or no jewelry at all. Your hair might be long and luscious or short at spiky. You could wear wigs and costume paint, as long as how you're shaping yourself to look matches your changeable inner nature on that particular day. Scorpio is a master of disguise. You could wear makeup like a mask, or take it all off so those around you think you're revealing the bare truth. Your hidden, or not so hidden passion, is silky, sensual undergarments in black or red. Fave Label: Miu Miu Would Look Good On: Winona Ryder Sagittarius The Archer is usually more at home under the stars than indoors, but even the illustrious explorer needs to wear clothing. Not big on fashion, and not really caring about making a statement, you dress in comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and can handle the rugged nature of your existence. Clothing made out of hemp or other natural fibers suit you best. If you finally manage to render a garment unwearable for the holes, you can give it a proper burial to return it to the earth. Hippie days are not past yet, for long skirts, ponchos and loose-fit jeans suit you perfectly. Sportswear of any kind suits your lifestyle. You may look out of place during dressy occasions, but you're not so concerned about what others think of your looks, concentrating instead on letting them in on the inner levels of your knowledge. Hiking boots or sandals adorn your feet on most days. Going barefoot is not too rare, either. Makeup is a pain and jewelry just gets in the way, broken or lost, so you simply don't wear any. Strong colors, particularly navy blue, lifts your spirits, but you rarely bother to match your clothing. Sagittarius men have no problem with scraggly beards, and a woman's hair is something to turn into natural dreadlocks, shave off or throw back in a ponytail. Your colorful clothing causes smiles as you go, unassuming, on your way. Fave Label: Marc Jacobs Would Look Good On: Katie Holmes Capricorn The Goat is more comfortable in business suits than sweats, and no-nonsense heels than sandals. You are reasonable enough to want the best, but not to expect to get it on your frugal budget. There's no snob in your nature to stop you from going straight for the bargain rack and looking for the best the sales stickers have to offer. All your clothing is practical. It may not be the latest cut, but it still looks good enough to let your business associates know that you're serious about your career. If the price is right, you'll go so far as to get your clothing tailored, as long as it retains its classic, timeless style. For relaxation, you might wear pedal pushers, and leg warmers are a must at the gym. You may hunt for bargains, but you dress for success. What you save on clothes, you splurge on accessories. Your jewelry is simple, but expensive. You can be classy without being gaudy, and an amethyst here or there never harmed anyone. Other than that, earthy you prefers browns, beiges and khaki. Your hair is not a big issue, as long as it's short, attractive and can be styled in less than five minutes. Combining adornment with use, Capricorn was one of the first to wear calculator watches, though pagers and cell phones are now the chief adornment to your pockets or purses. Fave Label: Donna Karan Would Look Good On: Christy Turlington Aquarius You'll never see a Water Bearer shopping in one of those big, corporate fashion dens that make their profit from monopolies and sweatshops. Thrift stores suit you much better, where you can get the most interesting clothes at the least damage to your pocketbook. You keep up with trends in your own way. You don't buy the new retro fashions, rather you find clothing from the time that this retro was new. Colorful clothing made from hemp, or anything that has shock value, is scattered about your wardrobe. You always have one jump on the next trend, whether or not it finds its way into popular culture. Among the mismatched, eclectic, daring garments in your possession, there is probably at least one gown or suit that is perfectly tailored, perfectly elegant and definitely expensive. Ankles, though often sprained, are your Sign's favorite body part. Indulge in this by wearing anklets, strappy sandals and t-length skirts. Your hair is constantly changing -- you first dyed it green to shock your parents, but later just kept changing the color to catch the attention of the rest of the world. Henna is useful for this scheme. The makeup you wear is bright, fun and completely cruelty free. If you don't feel like it, though, you won't wear any at all. Adorning your body and clothing with turquoise is a good bet for adding beauty into your life. Fave Label: Anna Sui Would Look Good On: Christina Ricci Pisces The Fish likes to be able to flow in and out of clothing with ease. Most at home barefoot, in long, flowing skirts, you are most in tune with the world around you when your clothing is comfortable to the point of nonexistence. Clothes are, in fact, a social construct. You know you can't wander about naked, though, so you go to bargain stores and thrift shops to get yours. If you had it your way, you would probably go about in a bathing suit all day, throwing on a plastic bag or two when it got cold. You're flexible, though. If you buy a power suit and wear it like you mean it, you will eventually grow into it. Once you get past the hang-up of having something on your feet, you're prone to buying tons of shoes, so at least your toes can have some variety in their prison. Moonstones are a good bet to adorn your body in strange places. Belly chains, anklets and, especially, toe rings cast a fantastical glimmer over whatever it is you're wearing. Hair that is long and tangled quickly becomes hair that is long and braided when the Fish needs a quick fix. When left in your natural state, you don't give a lot of thought to clothing. Pisces is a chameleon, however, so wherever you go and whatever you do, you never need to worry about fitting in. Fave Label: Stella McCartney Would Look Good On: Drew Barrymore Article from women.com I wish I could follow my Taurus profile..Unfortuntely my budget doesn't allow me too..Though I do agree..Stiletto heals are silly..I much prefer flats
  8. Originally Posted by Tony(admin) Happy Birthday Jasmine!!! Happy B-Day Jasmine!!!
  9. Originally Posted by KittySkyfish Doesn't Kerry look like Tiny Tim? "Tip-toe through the tulips..." Those are extremely disturbing pics Kitty..I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight now
  10. Originally Posted by Tony(admin) From Tony: 6 Years ago, my father died of smoking related issues right in front of me. Lately I have been thinking of him and been on the anti-smoking band wagon. From time to time, I run across articles on the subject and would like to share them: Smoking: The Facts Despite the overall fall in the level of cigarette smoking from 41% of the population in 1976 to 27% in 2003, roughly equal numbers of men and women smoke, and half will eventually be killed by their addiction. In a quick look at the U.S., each year a staggering 440,000 people die (in the U.S.) from tobacco use. Nearly one of every five deaths is related to smoking. Complementary to the one of every five fact, this from Health Canada: "Unless they quit, up to half of all smokers will die from their smoking, most of them before their 70th birthday and only after years of suffering a reduced quality of life." More people die as a result of nicotine addiction than die each year from accidents (including road traffic accidents), poisoning and overdose, suicide, murder, manslaughter and AIDS put together. Those killed by tobacco will on average lose 14 years of their lives. What's in cigarette Smoke? Cigarette smoke contains about 5000 chemical compounds including nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases. Nicotine Nicotine stimulates the central nervous system increasing the smoker's heart rate and blood pressure. It is highly addictive. Like cocaine and heroin, nicotine affects the brain's dopamine reward system. Its addictive properties are most graphically illustrated by the fact that 70% of all smokers would like to give up but only 1-2% are successful on any one attempt. Even those who have been forced to undergo major treatment for serious illnesses are often unable to resist resuming the habit after surgery. The fact that stopping smoking leads to withdrawal symptoms confirms its addictive nature and explains why smokers have such difficulty in breaking the habit . Even those smoking fewer than 5 cigarettes a day will exhibit at least one sign of tobacco dependency (e.g. nicotine withdrawal cravings) and this statistic is the same for both young and long-term smokers. Tar Tar is the material responsible for the characteristic brown stains that affect a smoker's teeth, gums and fingers. Tar is deposited in the smokers' lungs and then gradually absorbed. It is made up of a number of different chemicals (including arsenic, cyanide and formaldehyde) many of which have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Tar also irritates and damages the lungs causing narrowing of the bronchiole passages and inactivating the cilia, finger-like projections that protect the lungs from dirt and infection. Carbon Monoxide The presence of carbon monoxide in the blood reduces available oxygen levels. Oxygen is essential for body tissue and cells to function efficiently. Without sufficient oxygen the body is deprived of nutrients used for growth and repair. Carbon monoxide also affects the 'electrical' activity of the heart, which can lead to the furring of the walls of the arteries. This will eventually lead to heart disease and circulation problems. <hr> -- What really goes on in the bodies of the smokers in cigarette ads? This info below gives you a "behind-the-scenes" look. CIRCULATION - These thermograms, or "heat maps," show a smoker's circulation by recording body-heat distribution. The bluish colors indicate cool temperatures and limited circulation. The yellows and reds show warmer areas, indicating more circulation in the hand and arm. After smoking, nicotine constricts blood vessels and impairs circulation to the body's extremities, as shown at far right. BLOOD - Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke replaces up to 12 percent of the oxygen normally carried by red blood cells (right). With less oxygen reaching different parts of the body, physical activity becomes more strenuous. FERTILITY - Smoking reduces fertility in both men and women. Male smokers experience impotence and lower sperm counts. Female smokers who are pregnant risk miscarriage, birth defects, and premature labor. LUNGS - New studies show that smoking stunts the growth of teens' lungs and decreases their breathing capacity. In addition, tar in cigarette smoke coats and kills lung tissue. Later in life, this may lead to lung cancer or emphysema--a lung disease that destroys the walls of the lungs' air sacs (see bottom half of this smoker's lung). HEART - Smoking makes the heart work harder to pump an extra 10 to 25 times per minute. Unfortunately, less oxygen reaches the heart, which may cause heart disease. Smoking also raises blood pressure 10 to 15 percent, increasing the risk of a stroke or heart attack. SKIN- The smooth, young-looking skin you see in cigarette-ad models won't last for long. Smoking destroys elastin, the elastic fibers that keep skin smooth and wrinkle-free. Nicotine in cigarette smoke also constricts blood vessels near the skin's surface. So less oxygen and moisture reach facial cells and tissues. Result: early wrinkles, especially in females. EYES - Smoking can lead to blindness. According to new research, smokers are twice as likely to develop macular degeneration, or damage to the center of the damage results from decreased blood flow to the retina. TEETH - Cigarette-ad models displays gleaming, white teeth. But a real smoker's teeth are yellow from tar--the dark, sticky mixture of some chemicals in cigarette smoke. Smoking also inhibits the antibodies that protect your gums from periodontal disease. This could be lead to receding gums and tooth loss. BRAIN - Why do smokers keep reaching for cigarettes even when they know smoking is unhealthy? Because nicotine, an addictive chemical in tobacco, is at work. Nicotine activates the mesolimbic system--the part of the brain that produces "feel good" chemicals. Smokers crave the nicotine "high"and want more. STOMACH - Cigarette smoke stimulates overproduction of the stomach's gastric juices, which can lead to ulcers. <hr> RELATED ARTICLE: TEST YOUR TOBACCO IQ You've probably heard more than enough about the dangers of smoking. Or have you? Take this quiz to test your tobacco IQ. Then check out the "glamour" of smoking miniposter on pages 10-11. Quiz answers are on page 12. 1. A new study shows that smoking stunts the growth of teens': a. brains. b. lungs. c. hands. d. whole bodies. 2. Cigarette smoke contains the same chemicals used in: a. rat poison. b. toilet-bowl cleaner. c. dead-frog preserver. d. all of the above. 3. Aside from being the main ingredient in cigarette, tobacco leaves are also used: a. as herbal seasoning. b. to make insecticides. c. for tea. d. in compost. 4. The number of people who die in the United States each day of smoking-related diseases could fill: a. a space shuttle. b. a bus. c. three jumbo jets. d. a stadium. 5. The nicotine a smoker inhales from cigarette smoke: a. reaches the brain within a few seconds. b. leaves the body when the smoker exhales. c. never leaves the lungs. d. causes lung cancer. 6. About 60 milligrams of nicotine can kill an adult if taken all at ounce. That much nicotine can be found in about: a. 7,00 cigarettes. b. 700 cigarettes. c. 70 cigarettes. d. 7 cigarettes. 7. Which of the following organs is affected by smoking? a. larynx b. stomach c. bladder d. all of the above 8. Smokeless tobacco, tobacco held in the mouth between the cheek and gums, --. a. is less harmful than cigarettes. b. can pause puffy cheeks. c. can cause callouses in the mouth and gums. d. has the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette. 9. Chewing nicotine gum, which supplies low doses of nicotine, -- returns to normal. a. pulse rate. b. the risk of having a heart attack c. the risk of getting lung cancer c. the risk of getting lung cancer d. lung capacity. RELATED ARTICLE: ANSWERS TO TOBACCO QUIZ Do you know everything there is to know about smoking? Check out the answers below and see how well you scored. 1. b In a 15-year study of more than 10,000 youths, researchers found that smoking stunted the growth of lungs in teens. They also found that girls suffered more lung damage than boys who smoked the same amount. Researchers think girls are more vulnerable because they tend to have narrower airways than boys. 2. d According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoke contains more than 3,600 different chemicals. These include cyanide (rat poison), ammonia (toilet-bowl cleaner), and formaldehyde (dead-frog preserver). 3. b The nicotine in tobacco is an alkaloid--a class of chemical compounds that includes cocaine, morphine, and strychnine. Some plants produce alkaloids as a chemical defense against leaf-chewing insects. Inferior grades of tobacco are used to make insecticides. 4. c More than 400,000 Americans die of smoking-related disease each year, or about 1,160 people each day. That's equivalent to the death toll of three jumbo jets crashing every day of the year with no survivors. More people die from smoking each year than die from alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, fires, car accidents, and AIDS combined. 5. a Smoking is a very effective way of delivering nicotine to the body. Nicotine enters the lungs, where blood absorbs it and delivers it to the brain within 8 seconds. A drug injected into a vein in the arm takes about 14 seconds to reach the brain. 6. d One cigarette contains about 7 to 9 milligrams of nicotine. A smoker inhales an average of 1 milligram per cigarette. The body quickly breaks down the nicotine to keep it from building up to a fatal dose. 7. d Cigarette smoke contains about 40 chemicals known to cause cancer in humans. These chemicals affect any tissue they come in contact with, including the larynx, stomach, and bladder. 8. c Smokeless tobacco causes mouth sores and callouses, bleeding gums, and even mouth cancer. While many teens think smokeless tobacco is less harmful than regular cigarettes, a "dip" or pinchful of smokeless tobacco actually contains the same amount of nicotine as 3 to 4 cigarettes. 9. c The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says nicotine replacement theraphy, which includes chewing nicotine gum, is a safe and effective way to help smokers quit. Chewing nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes because it doesn't contain the cancer-causing substances in tobacco smoke. 10. a A smoker's pulse rate returns to normal 20 minutes after smoking stops. Lung capacity starts to increase 72 hours after a person quits smoking. The risk of having a heart attack drops to that of a nonsmoker after 3 to 5 years. But it takes a decade to reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer to nonsmoking levels. SCORING: Count how many answers you got right and compare with the scorecard below: 1-3: Up in smoke Don't let all that smoke get in your eyes. Clear the air and read up on the facts here. 4-7: Smoke detector Pretty good! You don't let a smoke screen hide the truth from you. 8-10: You're sssmokin'!!! (Not for real, we hoped!) Give yourself an ace and a breath of fresh air! COPYRIGHT 1996 Scholastic, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group Thanks for posting Tony..makes me glad I quit
  11. Originally Posted by Californian I hope you like it while your kids eat peas and water for dinner ... again!! Damn you, ALLI! and Alli's are F***ing Starving ... j.k. j.k. j.k. eheheh They were getting to big anyway..A fast will be good for them..LOL Naw..It's all about the swappin' baby..It's the only way I can afford my goodies
  12. I've got this site bookmarked..Found it about 2yrs ago..No one has added to it in quite a while.Great looks
  13. Originally Posted by Californian Hi guys, I was dismayed to read the one about not wearing frosted eyeshadow if you are over 25. Does life end after 25? Is there like some magic # where instantly you hit age 26 and you are no longer welcome in your favorite mini skirt? WTF man! Quit putting me in the "hag" category before my time! Sheesh. Ok, had to vent. Glad you guys liked the post. Wish I'd written it myself! The good ol "cut and paste" function is true friend. Tc The whole frosty eyeshadow bit really depends on just HOW frosty the shadow is..For ex..I can't wear Stila shadows cause they're just WAY too frosty for me..They really do make my lids look crepey and crappy..But MAC,Urban Decay and Aveda frosty shadows don't do it to me..So I say experiment first
  14. All the lovely gloom&rain today..Tornado watches a plenty..I so hate this state..Here's me today: JI Amber Amazing base YSL Touche Eclat#1 LM shimmer pressed bronzer MAC Vanilla pig. to highlight brow(SUUUUUUEY!! this is some fine hog ) MAC Steamy onlids MAC Club in crease&outer V MAC Dark Brown creme liner to line upper lashes MAC Fibre Riche mascara MAC Viva Glam V l/g Wearing Philosophy Amazing Grace body lotion for scent(Waves to Irishgirl Thx girl I smell GOOD! )

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