The “One Heck Of A Giveaway” Contest

It's contest time!If you are a blogger and you haven’t heard about this contest yet, I don’t know where you have been! Bloggin-ads.com , working with other bloggers, has come up with a list of prizes that is hard to beat! And what a great way to create buzz about your blog!

Here are the details from Bloggin-ads.com :

Well it’s technically not a “MILLION” dollars being given away, but you can say that this is going to be one heck of a big contest. It’s totally different from what other contests are about because you guys (my readers) are the ones that are running this. You guys are the ones that are providing all the items that are going to be given away. I’m sure all of you guys love these blog contests that have been running around the net for these past weeks. The main reason for blog contests are to gain some type of exposure and a community of readers. The contest I’m conducting now of course does benefit me, but I’ve changed it to give the sponsors all free backlinks from my blog and other blogs that choose to post about this contest. Now my blog is all about showing love to other blogs no matter what size and this contest should do the job by helping all the sponsors :)

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Blog Review – NorthxEast.com A Blog about Blogging

Do you spend more time reading about blogging than you do actually blogging? I certainly do, I am always looking for the great tip that will make my blog incredibly successful and profitable! Most of what I find out in the vast Internet is a rehash of old information. Recently I was pleased to find a blog about blogging that provides great advice that actually inspires me to get working on my blog!

NorthxEast presents an article a week on subjects of interest to bloggers. The writing is excellent, clear and to the point, while providing information that is truly useful.

This weeks article is on the Top 10 Habits of Successful Bloggers. There are some that we have all heard of before, like #3, They Blog Like Clockwork. (where I need to focus!), but also habits that were new to me, such as #1 They’re Super Efficient eMailers.

NorthxEast has gone into my bookmarks, as a blog I will be stopping by at least weekly to catch up on the latest advice on successful blogging.

Need To Lose Fat? Cut Out Artificial And Processed Sugar!

Need To Lose Fat? Cut Out Artificial And Processed Sugar!
By Simon Dainton

Processed and artificial sugar is hidden in everything from fruit yoghurts to bread – even your favourite breakfast cereals that you assumed healthy! The average person consumes over 100g of sugar each day, but our bodies can barely cope with more than a teaspoon – just 5g! Fruit yoghurt can contain the equivalent of 7 teaspoons of sugar while a can of coke can top 10! Is it any wonder that so many people suffer from illness, diabetes, obesity and depression? We are becoming a nation of sugar addicts.

Regular intake of processed and artificial sugar is the fast track route to shortening your lifespan. It leaves your body in an over-acidic condition, forcing it to suck calcium from your bones and teeth to reduce this acidity and restore balance. This leads to decay and weakening of these structures, meaning you could be facing a toothless smile and osteoporosis long term, among many other diseases and conditions!

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23 Ways to Stay Healthy Year-Round

It is that time of year again! Reader’s Digest has some tips on staying healthy. The usual “wash your hands” is there, plus a few more I hadn’t heard of.

#6 “Run your toothbrush through the microwave on high for 10 seconds to kill germs that can cause colds and other illnesses.” Once you’re done brushing, your toothbrush is a breeding ground for germs. Sterilize it in the microwave before you use it, or store it in hydrogen peroxide (rinse well before using)…

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Plastic Bags are Killing Us

Here is an article from Salon.com that will make you think twice when asked…paper or plastic?

The most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, the lowly plastic bag is an environmental scourge like none other, sapping the life out of our oceans and thwarting our attempts to recycle it.
By Katharine Mieszkowski

Aug. 10, 2007 | OAKLAND, Calif. — On a foggy Tuesday morning, kids out of school for summer break are learning to sail on the waters of Lake Merritt. A great egret hunts for fish, while dozens of cormorants perch, drying their wings. But we’re not here to bird-watch or go boating. Twice a week volunteers with the Lake Merritt Institute gather on these shores of the nation’s oldest national wildlife refuge to fish trash out of the water, and one of their prime targets is plastic bags. Armed with gloves and nets with long handles, like the kind you’d use to fish leaves out of a backyard swimming pool, we take to the shores to seek our watery prey.

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