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Monday, October 20, 2008

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ARIES (Mar. 21 - April 20)
Your confidence is growing and advancement is apparent.
You could have a change of heart if an old flame waltzes
back into your life. Take your time before making personal

TAURUS (Apr. 21 - May 21)
Don't overspend on luxury items. You won't have much time
for your mate today. Unpleasant situations concerning
family members will be unnerving.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
Risky financial ventures will result in unrecoverable
losses. Children's needs could be more costly than you
anticipated. You will be in an overly generous mood today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You can handle situations that require contact with
institutions or large corporations. Expect your workload
to be heavy. You can make changes to your home that will
be pleasing to all concerned.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
You will find that uncertain individuals will want to draw
you into joint ventures. Your partner's a little jumpy.
Your dedication and fortitude when dealing with
humanitarian groups will enhance your reputation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)
You will need a little competition today. Get involved in
activities that will stretch your stamina. Throw yourself
into your work. Joining organizations will provide you
with stimulating romantic contacts.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)
Problems with skin, bones, or teeth may mess up your
schedule. Dinner, theater, or a comedy club may be just
the place. Your changing philosophies may lead you into
new circles and open doors that will give you a unique
outlook on life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
Don't let your friends talk you into taking time off.
New friendships will develop through group events. Your
tendency to overreact could get you into trouble.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)
You can make changes to your domestic scene that will
benefit all who reside there. Don't believe everything
you hear. You need adventure and excitement in your life.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22. - Jan. 20)
However, you may not attract the kind of interest you had
in mind. Much can be accomplished if you compromise. You
might get behind if you spend too much time debating
senseless issues.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
Your concern with older family members and those less
fortunate than yourself will only add to your attractive-
ness. Try not to be too emotional with those around you.
Use your genuine warmth and compassion to win hearts.

PISCES (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)
You will get along well with your colleagues today. You
can make favorable changes in your home environment. Be
prepared to counteract the damage that adversaries are
about to create.



Sunday, October 19, 2008


YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Monday, October 20, 2008
ARIES (Mar. 21-April 20)
It will be all around you. A long discussion is in order
if you wish to clear the air. Take a look at your legal

TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 21)
Discord could be unnerving. Try not to be too lavish with
your lover. You will need to spend extra time sorting through
your work.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
This could be a difficult day to deal with coworkers. Your
boss may be pushy. This is a great day for a trip.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You should feel a little more stable about your position;
however, don't be surprised if a job offer comes your way.
Your emotions may be hard to control if your mate is forcing
you to undergo drastic alterations in your relationship. You
may have major blowups with someone you love if you don't
back down.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your mate is going to want and need some attention. Your best
efforts will come through making changes in your home. Sudden
romantic encounters are quite likely, but discretion will be
a must.

VIRGO(Aug. 23-Sept. 23)
Someone around you may not be trustworthy. You need activity.
You may have a problem dealing with elders.

LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 23)
You're best to channel your energy into work. You will have
to control the way you feel. Make alternate plans just in
case you need to make a career shift.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
Your unique approach to life will interest others. Take
care of chores that have been hanging over your head. Be
sure to cover all the necessary groundwork before signing
binding contracts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Your sensitivity toward those you love will capture their
hearts. Concentrate on yourself or your work. Try not to
discuss important matters with colleagues.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
You're ready to take action and take over. Someone close
to you may need help. Your lover will be extremely sensitive
and now will not be a good time to make changes that they
won't like.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)
Romantic opportunities are evident. Residential moves will
also be advantageous for all concerned. You will have the
discipline and fortitude to accomplish what you want today.

PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
Your efforts will be rewarded handsomely. Be creative in
your pursuits. Your personal secrets may be revealed if you
let coworkers in on your family dilemmas.











Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Worst 'Healthy' Drinks - And What You Should Drink Instead

84% of users found this article helpful.

Post a Comment View All 868 Comments Staying hydrated can be great for your body. Drink enough of the right liquids and your mood will improve, your focus will sharpen, your heart will beat stronger, and you’ll be less likely to suffer from headaches and fatigue. All that, plus if you pick the right potions, you’ll receive beneficial nutrients, antioxidants and protein as a chaser.

Bottoms up, right? Not so fast. Some bottles are better than others, as you’re about to learn. Too many Americans are problem drinkers — and I’m not talking about bourbon for breakfast. As a nation, we love high-sugar, high-calorie drinks like sodas and smoothies; a whopping 21 percent of American’s calorie intake comes from drinks, and that’s an increase of 150 calories since 1977. The big-bottom line: Half of that caloric payload comes from sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit punch, and other sweet drinks.

The sad part is: Nobody actually needs any of those calories. Water — by the glass and in the foods you eat — should be plenty to top your tank. But if you find it kind of bland, we hear you. That’s why we’re slapping warning labels on the big-calorie guzzlers, and pointing you toward the thirst-quenchers that won’t make you fat.


Iced Coffee

Drink This
Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Crème Iced Latte (16 oz)
260 calories
9 g fat
40 g sugars

Not That
Starbucks 2% Iced Dulce de Leche Latte (16 oz)
420 calories
16 g fat
52 g sugars

In the hierarchy of espresso drinks, lattes sit squarely at the bottom. That's because they're more milk than java, and are susceptible to huge pumps of sugar syrup from eager-to-please baristas. A macchiato gives the same caffeine kick for a tiny fraction of the caloric cost by swapping out the excess steamed milk for a crown of frothed milk. It's a simple but meaningful switch for caffeine junkies looking for a healthier fix. For other easy foods swaps for effortless weight loss — without ever having to diet again — try these fabulous fifteen.

Protein Shakes

Drink This
Slim Fast High Protein Extra Creamy Strawberry (11.5 oz can)
190 calories
5g fat
13 g sugars

Not That!
Boost Plus High Protein Strawberry (8 oz bottle)
240 calories
6 g fat
16 g sugars

Besides having fewer calories and sugar than the smaller Boost shake, the Slim Fast drink also has more protein and five extra grams of fiber, which means it will work harder at keeping your belly full in the hours after you sip it.

Yogurt Smoothie

Drink This
Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Banana Smoothie
70 calories
12 g sugars

Not That!
Stonyfield Farm Organic Wild Berry Smoothie
150 calories
25 g sugars

The Stonyfield smoothie is smaller but more than doubles up on the calories and sugar in the Dannon Light. Don't be fooled by the "organic" name — this yogurt smoothie is thick with added sugars, which spikes your blood sugar and tells your body to start storing fat — not the best way to start your day.

The Dannon Light shake jumpstarts your morning metabolism with a nice protein kick, but spares you the sickly Stonyfield sweetness. Watch out wherever, whenever for added sugars by avoiding this great list of the most sugar-packed foods in America!

Functional Beverage

Drink This
Dasani Plus Orange Tangerine Vitamin Enhanced Water (20-oz bottle)
0 calories
0 g sugars

Not That!
Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water (20-oz bottle)
140 calories
33 g sugars

If you were fooled by the words “agave” and “antioxidant,” don’t be embarrassed — for a product that’s supposedly water, it’s totally shocking how many calories and grams of sugar are packed into this fraudulent “health” beverage. But that doesn’t mean you should run the other way when you see an enhanced water; in fact, adding a little flavor (such as the orange tangerine in the Dasani water) can make staying hydrated easier and more pleasant — without adding calories or sugar.

Bottled Beverage

Drink This
Sobe Lean Blackberry Currant (20-oz bottle)
15 calories
2 g sugars

Not That!
Sobe Lizard Lava (20-oz bottle)
310 calories
77 g sugars

To glance at these two mysterious containers, you might think they contained exactly the same liquid — they’re both pink, they both come in a chunky glass bottle, they’ve both got some kind of creature on the label — but once you take a closer look at the nutrition facts, an entirely different story becomes clear. The Lizard Lava bottle contains about half a meal’s worth of calories and as much sugar as 11 popsicles.

That doesn’t exactly spell refreshment, does it? Instead try the other pink bottle, with Sobe’s Lean Blackberry Currant. With only 15 calories and 2 grams of sugar in a bottle, it just goes to show you that you can’t judge a drink by its bottle. In fact, make sure you’re always on the lookout for things like these sneaky "health" foods that aren’t! You’ll be shocked.

Energy Drink

Drink This
Monster Lo-Ball Java Monster Coffee + Energy (16-oz can)
100 calories
8 g sugars

Not That!
Rockstar Original (16-oz can)
280 calories
62 g sugars

I’ll put it all out on the table here: I’m not a big fan of energy drinks. It’s much healthier to boost energy by exercising, eating healthy foods, and getting enough sleep. But let’s face it — sometimes you’re desperate for a pick-me-up, and it’s easy to reach for one of those shiny cans of liquid fuel.

However, if you guzzle down a can of Rockstar Original, I’m pretty sure you’re just going to end up with a jittery buzz instead of the boost you’re seeking — with 62 grams of sugars, you’re looking at a major sugar crash not too far down the road. Better to stick with a low-sugar, low-calorie option like Java Monster Coffee + Energy.

Juice Imposter

Drink This
Fuze Slenderize Strawberry Melon (18.5-oz bottle)
23 calories
4.5 g sugars

Not That!
Arizona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5-oz can)
360 calories
84 g sugars

Unfortunately, most of the drinks that come in flashy containers and purport themselves to be juice quite simply aren’t. That goes for both our “Drink This” and our “Not That” option here — even the healthier Fuze drink is only about 5 percent juice. That said, it’s also a low-carb, low-sugar drink that provides nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins, so it’s not all bad — unlike Arizona’s “juice.” Bottom line: These days, if you want juice, you probably need to squeeze it yourself.

Kids' Juice

Drink This
Minute Maid Kids Multi-Vitamin Orange Juice
120 calories
24 g sugars

Not That!
Welch's Grape Juice
170 calories
40 g sugars

Kids love grape juice for one reason: It's loaded with sugar. That also means it's loaded with calories. Grape just ain’t so great. On the other extreme, Minute Maid’s enhanced orange juice is mother nature's multi-vitamin, providing your kids with monster doses of calcium and vitamin D for bone growth and protection, plus a host of powerful antioxidants. To make the best choices for your kids when eating out, check out this great comprehensive listing of the Best and Worst Restaurants for Kids!

Kids’ Drink

Drink This
Capri Sun Tropical Fruit Roarin’ Waters (6.8-oz pouch)
35 calories
9 g sugars

Not That!
Sunny D with Calcium (8-oz serving)
140 calories
31 g sugars

If you believe the commercials, stocking your fridge with Sunny D will make you the coolest mom (or dad) in the neighborhood, and your kids will be smiling and thanking you, and you’ll be wearing a cashmere sweater, and your whole house will be bathed in soft, buttery sunlight. Right. Well, believe it or not, if you’re interested in giving your kids a fun drink that’s actually reasonably healthy, hand them one of those silver Capri Sun pouches — OK, so they’re not exactly a health drink, but they’re better than Sunny D — cashmere or no cashmere.

For other belt-busting beverages, don’t miss these other drinkable disasters. And for other incredible tips to keep the weight off for good, take this eye-opening quiz to learn how much you can eat for just 100 calories.

Have other smart swaps? Please share them with the rest of us here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Tuesday, October 14, 2008

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
ARIES (Mar. 21-April 20)
Family responsibilities are escalating. You may have some
difficulties with someone you live with. Your charm will
attract members of the opposite sex.

TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 21)
Try to mix business with pleasure while traveling. You have
a lot to offer. You must take care not to overexert yourself
if involved in sports.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Think of joining a health club that will benefit your physical
appearance. Don't confide in anyone for the time being.
Opportunities will unfold; however, you must be willing to
pay the price.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You will be best suited to doing things around the house or
inviting friends over for a visit. Relationships have not
been the best for you lately and it's left you somewhat gun
shy. Opportunities will come through behind the scenes

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
Don't overspend on entertainment, on children, or make poor
investments. You will be emotional about money matters. You
are best to put in some overtime rather than get involved in
family gatherings.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 23)
Opportunities will develop through those you encounter while
attending organizational events. Problems with fire, gas, or
oil may cause disruptions and annoyances. Lend an ear to
children; it can make a difference.

LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 23)
Your dramatic nature may be too much to handle. There could
be opposition or temper tantrums on the home front.
Financial investments that deal with joint money can be
extremely prosperous.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
A long, quiet walk alone may help you sort out your
thoughts. You need to keep everyone on your domestic scene
too busy to complain. Older family members may take advantage
of you by making you feel guilty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Relatives will be cordial. Investments will cost more than
you anticipated. Double check your work and be sure that your
boss is in a good mood before you do your presentation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. 20)
Get involved in a competitive sport that will bring the
challenges you thrive on. You might be overly emotional
concerning situations at work. If they're really interested,
they'll wait.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)
Your ability to take hold of a situation will surely bring
you popularity and leadership. You should not get involved
in joint ventures. Disappointments regarding partners will
be subject to the way you react to their personal comments.

PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
You can work in conjunction with those in the know in order
to get to the bottom of any pending issue. Strong willpower
will come to your rescue. You may be tom between two
possibilities. This has left you in a confused and uncertain


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Thursday, October 9, 2008


The 31-year-old reggaeton star is taking a turn as moderator of a debate Thursday among candidates for governor of Puerto Rico in an effort to lure young voters to the polls on Nov. 4.

The artist, whose real name is Ramon Ayala, will be one of three moderators at the debate under the slogan "Vota o quedate calla'o" — "Vote or keep your mouth shut." A local journalist and a television personality will join him

Best known for his song "Gasolina," Daddy Yankee has already made a plunge into national politics by endorsing Sen. John McCain for president "a fighter for the Hispanic community."

But he has said he is not biased toward any of the four island candidates.

"I am going to be an instrument to deliver the people's questions," he told the newspaper Primera Hora.

His selection by sponsors including the local Univision network has gotten mixed reviews.

A group of young people burned Daddy Yankee albums Thursday outside the convention center hosting the debate. One, Jose Perez, said the artist is being used as "bait" in a system that otherwise neglects young people.

Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila is facing three challengers in the debate. Some of the questions were submitted through social-networking Web sites including Facebook and MySpace.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Horoscope for Monday Oct. 6 2008

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20
You will enjoy the interaction with youngsters and take great
pride in the projects you've completed. You may become
rundown if you take on too much. You can make changes to your
domestic scene that will benefit all who reside there.

TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21)
Use discretion in your dealings and refrain from making verbal
promises of any kind. Losses could occur if you haven't been
careful when dealing with joint financial ventures. Don't
let others try to create unwarranted guilt if you can't meet
their demands.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Favors will be offered readily. Show what a dedicated person
you can be. Don't expect the whole family to be overjoyed.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You can bet that you'll draw attention to yourself.
Residential moves will also be advantageous for all concerned.
You will be emotional about your personal life.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
Secret activity is evident. You can enjoy social events and
meet new potential mates; however, avoid being lavish. Be
careful not to get involved in other people's personal

VIRGO(Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)
For now just do the best you can. You need to enjoy the
company of those who enjoy the same pastimes. You can make
progress if you deal with the right individuals.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)
Short trips will prove to be more fruitful than you imagined.
Don't do something silly just to get back at your mate.
Don't start any arguments unless you're prepared to accept
irrevocable results.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
Avoid disputes with family; their complaints can't change
anything anyway. Your loved ones could set you off. You will
have no trouble getting things to fall into place.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
You may find acquaintances being deceptive. Take a look at
your legal position. Too much talk might lead to hassles.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
You should put a little extra effort in at work. You will
have a problem sorting out your true feelings when it comes
to your relationship. Don't believe everything you hear.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19)
Don't be shy to promote your own interests. Do not force
your opinions on others the connections will be short lived.
Keep the promises you've made or you can expect to be in
the doghouse.

PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
You must not let fellow workers take advantage of your fine
talents. Don't neglect these problems; deal with them once
and for all, then move on to more pleasurable tasks. Love
could develop with someone of a different cultural

Friday, October 3, 2008

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October 7th, 2008
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