Grab Bag Lighten Up:
Lighting is changing very quickly, with an eco-friendly emphasis emerging as a primary goal. New options and better bulbs are coming out all the time. Here is a comparative chart on the lighting options we have today. Click on the image to go to the full size, easier-to-read version:
Grab Bag Pluggin’ Away:
Since we’re on the topic of lighting, let’s move to all things electric. Check out this great innovation:
Tired of the clutter caused by AC adapters clogging up all available wall outlets? The genius U-Socket AC Receptacle with built-in USB ports solves the problem of too many chargers and not enough wall outlets. Click on the picture to read more and purchase.
Grab Bag Bone Up:
Dr. Andrew Weil’s tips for this May, which is Osteoporosis Awareness Month:
If you are at risk for or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, consider adding these calcium-rich foods to your diet:
10 Foods to Prevent Osteoporosis
- Organic, hormone-free dairy products
- Canned sardines and canned sockeye salmon
- Dark green vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens and bok choy
- Tofu (calcium-set)
- Calcium-fortified juices and carrageenan-free soy milk
- Black-eyed peas
- Blackstrap molasses
- Poppy seeds and sesame seeds
Grab Bag Sunblock Blockbusters:
The 2012 Environmental Working Group’s (those fabulous folks who brought us CosmeticsDatabase.com) sunblocks ratings list is out and ready for your summer slathering pleasure (… actually 365, all year long for sunblock, right??).
Check in to find many new well-rated sunblocks for the whole family:
Grab Bag Household Tip:
Baking soda + hydrogen peroxide= great gunk remover for kitchen utensils and baking/roasting pans:
Grab Bag Brain Games:
Which piece fits into the space? Enter your answer by clicking on the Comment button.
This one sharpens your peripheral vision. Touch your cursor (no need to click) to the red squares in numerical order as they float around the screen and see how long it takes to complete. Took me 93 seconds :-(.
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
I received this epic birthday card not long ago from dear friend and GB reader Lynette L.