Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number

It's not too late to get healthy or start a new career! Or whatever you want to do.

If she can, you can! Very inspirational woman, from NY, that started running at 67 and is now 95, still running sprints!

And if she can do it! You know you can start a new career at any age! 69 year old woman DJs from Britain!

Be matter your age...if you have the drive, the ambition, the want, you can do it!

Friday, February 11, 2011

White/Gray Hair Color

I got interested in hair color last weekend, because I found a clear/white hair! OMG! What! It was about 6 inches long - how had I not noticed this growing on my head? Well, as I said it appeared to be shiny and clearish/whitish - not GRAY.

I had to know was it a gray hair? Online I found that clear hairs are white hairs because of how the light shines on them. Clear or white hairs appear that way, because the hair follicle is no longer producing colored hair - it now has a lack of color. Whereas, gray hairs, are produced from less color producing hair follicles. Although, another site said all white and gray hairs are clear (due to lack of pigmentation and melanin) and it's how the light hits them that we see white or gray. Hmm...

I also found out that every decade after 30, our chances at getting gray or white hairs increases by 15-20%! Most everyone as they get older will get gray or white hairs, just the when depends on many factors.

DNA plays the biggest role - so when your parents and grandparents started going gray - is probably when you will. Other factors that can start the process or reverse to normal color when treated or countered are: stress, poor diet/malnutrition, medical conditions, drug interactions and side effects.

Have you found your first white/gray hair? When did you find your first one? Or are you still free of them?

Everyday fun facts about why hair turns gray/white:
Here's information on human hair color - all colors:

**All pictures found on the web, not me or my friends.**

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hyperdrive (TV Series)

My boyfriend found this show called Hyperdrive - a British television series that ran for two series. Hyperdrive is set in 2151, it follows the crew of HMS Camden Lock as they stumble through their heroic mission to protect British interests in a changing galaxy.

We both found it hilarious and loved the show. Sad it was only 6 episodes per series and it has no plans for more. If you have Netflix and this interests you - check it out!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tax Season - Tax Information

Thought it'd be good to put a bunch of tax related links here. See below:

Do you need to file a Federal Income Tax return?,,id=96623,00.html

Tax Due Dates:

2010 Tax Brackets:

Tax Changes for Individuals:,,id=178012,00.html

Tax Changes You Need to Know:

IRS Tax Withholding Calculator:,,id=96196,00.html

Filing and Payment links:,,id=151880,00.html

First Time Home Buyer Credit:,,id=204671,00.html

Health Coverage Tax Credit Program (see if you are eligible):,,id=187948,00.html

Significant Tax Impact Life Events:,,id=121557,00.html

Tax Payer Rights:,,id=98206,00.html

Sales Tax Deduction Calculator:,,id=152421,00.html

Small Business Tax Calendar:

Best & Worst States for Taxes:

Hope these were helpful - of course most are found at