Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Cigarette Package Graphics. What's Your Brand?

New graphics for cigarette packages need pictures because people who smoke evidently can't read, I guess!

Is It Worth It to Be Able to Eat and Smoke at the Same Time Brand?


Trendy T Shirt Brand?


2 Pack a Day Child Brand?


Brown Lung Brand?


I Don't Know How to Say Smoke Somewhere Else Brand?


Airbags Have a New Meaning Brand?


Hole Mouth Brand?


Cardio-Pulmonary Excavation Brand?


Tijuana Smalls-Extra Small Brand?



When I smoked I preferred to buy the brands that told me if I smoked that pack I could suffer low birth weight. I wanted to buy the brands that were safe for me but I guess harmful to women since I can't give birth anyways.

Joking aside, I smoked for over 20 years and have been smoke free for over 4 at this point. Chantix was my saving grace.


To view the original article just click this link to the MSNBC page.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration / AP

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Visit of Epic Porportions

Guest post written by Wanda Dein

My son is coming to the airport tomorrow evening, and I've been getting the house back in order for his visit. I cleaned his old room and made it look very inviting. It looks just like it used to when he to live here years ago. My son has been living out in California for a number of years, and while he's had a lot of success, we don't get to see him as much as we'd like to. From what he tells me, he is going to be able to move back in the area in another year or so. Until then, I will just have to be patient and get the most of these visits.

Several days ago, I finally visited http://hearingaids.miracle-ear.com/hearing_aid_prices.html. I wanted to get everything resolved before my son comes home and I'm glad I did. I want to hear every single thing that he has to say about his life out in California. I really miss him dearly, and in my mind I am counting down the days until he comes back this way with my beautiful daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

Send Me Your Birthday and SocSec Number Today!

They may as well say it just that way! Identity thieves want your specifics in order to skillfully rob you of your hard earned savings or credit or worse, your life! This sounds to outrageous to be true but unfortunately it's truer than one might think. Every year more people than I care to count have gotten twinners. Twinners are those shadowy people that have become you, essentially making you both co-owners of your money and credit, not a good member of the family to have. The easiest way to spot fraudulent activity in your financial life, aside from checking your bank account daily, is a credit report from the three credit bureaus in the country. These days it's so easy to get your credit score that you could actually trip over the offers that are out there for those not credit bureau savvy, like me.

"I'll get to it later", "not right now, I'm busy", "not on the weekend, I'll do it Monday I guess". What a bunch of lame excuses! You don't have to look very far to find an offer for a free credit score. What's the problem with that. The majority of these sites are very legitimate because some of them would like to offer you protection from financial evil do-ers and nare-do-wells! I tell you one thing, it's a lot easier to check your score(s) and feel better or be warned early than to have to get your score(s) to bring with you to the police department to press charges against unknown individuals. By the time they catch up with them it's usually cost you quite a bit of whatever savings you may have retained and chance are it could be years to get your credit corrected properly and your good name cleared. Some people never fully recover from this kind of attack and feel the effects for years.