Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Coffee Cure" By Barry Smith




I have coffee issues, and thanks to science, they are only getting worse.

A couple years ago, the first thing I would do after waking up would be to make a cup of coffee and immediately sit down and type out an entire page on my manual typewriter. An entire page of whatever came to mind, no rules, no parameters. Just as a little exercise.
Coffee is my Muse and my destroyer. Coffee is my inspiration and my perspiration and will drive me to premature expiration. There are those who claim to love the ritual of the morning cup of coffee, but they have nothing on me. Satanists would be shocked by the amount of ritual I have built up around my a.m. fix.
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I'm a coffee snob, a coffee connoisseur and a coffee whore. I have a French press encrusted with bean-shaped jewels. I have ended friendships upon discovering 7-Eleven coffee cups in their car. I have asked strangers for just one sip of their Joe. I've got it bad. I've published no less than a dozen coffee-centric columns, drawn countless doodles of coffee cups, and am not embarrassed to be seen in a Starbucks.
I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with coffee for the past 5 years that would warrant a People magazine cover story. And with each turn of the roller coaster I have made a big deal about it to anyone within earshot, including the person selling me the coffee at the time.

And now, just as I am absolutely and finally done with the bean (I mean it this time), I see the headlines, "Coffee May Prevent Liver Cancer."

What? NO! Don't you dare prevent cancer!

Seems the Japanese have done a 10 year study showing that 1-2 cups of coffee a day cuts in half the chances of getting the most common form of liver cancer.

OK, I remember those TV commercials in the 1980s, the ones where Cecily Tyson claimed that coffee gives you "serenity." Ha! Are we talking about the same thing? Serenity? Not if you do it right, Cecily.

But that's advertising. You expect to be lied to. But this new claim is not "Juan Valdez sez: Coffee prevents cancer. Drink up." This is science.

I thought science was supposed to help, and now here it is giving me the green light to get all jacked up again. "Drink coffee, Barry, your liver will thank you." Yeah, but my kidneys will kick my ass. And there's two of them and only one of me.

The study did show that going past the two-cup mark actually starts to INCREASE the liver cancer risk, but I don't need a third cup to be a jerk.

Just as I'm starting to get things under control, just as I'm beginning to be a good person, to quell the ravenous coffee desire, closing in on the twelfth step, about to silence that little whining voice that says, "Coffee makes you happy and interesting," then I get a bunch of statistics thrown in my face.

What next? Research proves that sarcasm increases penis size? Ten year study reveals that masturbation raises your IQ? Procrastination doubles the lifespan of laboratory rats, study shows. Frequent napping promotes hair growth. Research reveals pot smoking chimpanzees more attractive to the opposite sex.

I have no choice. Science has spoken. And the kettle is boiling.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Celebrities and fashion magazine editors have called Copaiba the best handmade soap on the market. ..

I was looking to add a bit of spa luxury to my everyday life, there is no easier way than natural handcrafted soap. The amazing scents of this great product serve as a little pick-me-up during an otherwise busy day. It makes a perfect gift for a special person, or a great way to treat yourself!
soap contains shea butter and almonds , that will keep your skin feeling soft after cleansing, not tight or squeaky. Moisturizing with a delicate scent, this body soap is sure to turn an ordinary shower into a refreshing and revitalizing experience added eucalyptus leaves.

Review was from Alessandra Ambrosio to Naturalhandcraftedsoap.com

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Coffee and skin care?

It might surprise you to learn that in 2006 in the United States over 140 skin care products containing caffeine were launched compared to just 21 in 2003



Coffee had a hard time of it in the 20th century while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration waffled over whether it was good or bad for you. As we move solidly into the 21st century, more indications of coffee's beneficial properties are surfacing, and nowhere is that more evident than in the lucrative skin care market.Primarily, coffee and caffeine are finding their way into skin lotions and creams because of antioxidant properties and tightening and firming qualities. Caffeine applied to the skin operates in three ways - as an antioxidant, a diuretic and a vasoconstrictor. Among others, Avon, natural handcrafted soap,Neuturogena and L'Oreal have included caffeine in some of their products.For years, caffeine has been used in products sold to reduce cellulite. It's clear that caffeine dehydrates fat cells by somehow energizing them which in turn causes the sodium/potassium component of the cells to vacate. Consequently, water disappears as well. Bottom line - skin on buttocks and thighs becomes smoother.Caffeine's vaso-constricting characteristic also makes it a favorite ingredient in eye gels for reducing puffiness and dark circles as well as tightening skin around the eyes. Of course, nothing eliminates cellulite or troubled skin around the eyes completely. The best you can hope for is noticeable improvement, perhaps only for a few hours.With the explosion in coffee based skin products, it now is seen in body scrubs, face creams and fragrances. A number of products even smell like coffee and contain ground coffee intended as an exfoliate. Some purveyors have even gone so far as to suggest that the absorption of caffeine through the skin will yield the sort of alertness you can expect from drinking coffee.It's claimed that you can receive the same benefits by concocting your own home brewed coffee soaps and body scrubs from used coffee grounds. Formulas are even offered.Hey, now you can shower with your espresso!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hotel Soap ,What to Do With Hotel Soap?


Here is the collection of hotel and motel tiny guest soap bars:
They are all from the 1940's and 50's era.
The following letters are taken from an actual incident between a London hotel and one of its guests. The Hotel ended up submitting the letters to the London Sunday Times!


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Dear Maid,

Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom since I have brought my own Natural handcrafted Soap. Please remove the six unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicine chest and another three in the shower soap dish. They are in my way.

Thank you,
S. Berman


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Dear Room 635,

I am not your regular maid. She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from her day off. I took the 3 hotel soaps out of the shower soap dish as you requested. The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put on top of your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind. This leaves only the 3 bars I left today which my instructions from the management is to leave 3 soaps daily. I hope this is satisfactory.

Kathy,
Relief Maid


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Dear Maid - I hope you are my regular maid.

Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the little bars of soap. When I got back to my room this evening I found you had added 3 little Camays to the shelf under my medicine cabinet. I am going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought my own natural handcrafted soap so I won't need those 6 little Camays which are on the shelf. They are in my way when shaving, brushing teeth, etc. Please remove them.

S. Berman


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Dear Mr. Berman,

My day off was last Wed. so the relief maid left 3 hotel soaps which we are instructed by the management. I took the 6 soaps which were in your way on the shelf and put them in the soap dish where your Dial was. I put the Dial in the medicine cabinet for your convenience. I didn't remove the 3 complimentary soaps which are always placed inside the medicine cabinet for all new check-ins and which you did not object to when you checked in last Monday. Please let me know if I can of further assistance.

Your regular maid,
Dotty


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Dear Mr. Berman,

The assistant manager, Mr. Kensedder, informed me this morning that you called him last evening and said you were unhappy with your maid service. I have assigned a new girl to your room. I hope you will accept my apologies for any past inconvenience. If you have any future complaints please contact me so I can give it my personal attention. Call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM. Thank you.

Elaine Carmen
Housekeeper


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Dear Miss Carmen,

It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for business at 7:45 AM and don't get back before 5:30 or 6PM. That's the reason I called Mr. Kensedder last night. You were already off duty. I only asked Mr. Kensedder if he could do anything about those little bars of soap. The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new check-in today, since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my medicine cabinet along with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the bath-room shelf. In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars of soap. Why are you doing this to me?

S. Berman


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Dear Mr. Berman,

Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your room and remove the extra soaps. If I can be of further assistance, please call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM.Thank you,

Elaine Carmen,
Housekeeper


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Dear Mr. Kensedder,

My Natural handcrafted Soap. soap is missing. Every bar of soap was taken from my room including my own natural handcrafted soap. I came in late last night and had to call the bellhop to bring me 4 little Cashmere Bouquets.

S. Berman


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Dear Mr. Berman,

I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem. I cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our maids are instructed to leave 3 bars of soap each time they service a room. The situation will be rectified immediately. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

Martin L. Kensedder
Assistant Manager


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Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Who the hell left 54 little bars of Camay in my room? I came in last night and found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54 little bars of Camay. I want my one damn bar of natural handcrafted soap. Do you realize I have 54 bars of soap in here. All I want is my natural handcrafted soap. Please give me back my natural handcrafted soap.

S. Berman


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Dear Mr. Berman,

You complained of too much soap in your room so I had them removed. Then you complained to Mr. Kensedder that all your soap was missing so I personally returned them. The 24 Camays which had been taken and the 3 Camays you are supposed to receive daily. I don't know anything about the 4 Cashmere Bouquets. Obviously your maid, Kathy, did not know I had returned your soaps so she also brought 24 Camays plus the 3 daily Camays. I don't know where you got the idea this hotel issues bath-size Dial. I was able to locate some bath-size Ivory which I left in your room.

Elaine Carmen
Housekeeper


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Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Just a short note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory. As of today I possess:

On the shelf under medicine cabinet - 18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2.
On the Kleenex dispenser - 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 3.
On the bedroom dresser - 1 stack of 3 Cashmere Bouquet, - 1 stack of 4 hotel-size Ivory, and 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4.
Inside the medicine cabinet - 14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2.
In the shower soap dish - 6 Camay, very moist.
On the northeast corner of tub - 1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used.
On the northwest corner of tub - 6 Camays in 2 stacks of 3.
Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are neatly piled and dusted. Also, please advise her that stacks of more than 4 have a tendency to tip. May I suggest that my bedroom window sill is not in use and will make an excellent spot for future soap deliveries. One more item, I have purchased another bar of natural handcrafted soap which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order to avoid further misunderstandings.

S. Berman

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