Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2007 Holiday Gift Guide - 50 possible gifts for giving!

Time to find the perfect gift for that special person or persons. You might be able to find that gift in this listing. Take a gander, and check out the Bust of Elvis that speaks and sings. It is kinda scary, to me. It is called the Alive Elvis from WowWee Inc. Seems that Alive Elvis can communicate with you, and he has sensory equipment to keep his eyes on you. Yikes!

But my favorite one is the NEW USB Doomsday Device Hub. It looks like the device used to launch thermonuclear war. Gotta have it!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Vick's VapoRub on the FEET?

Ever hear of putting Vicks Vapor rub on your feet to cure or at least stem a cough? I got this from a friend and reader, then my wife said she had some friends who have tried it. News is, it works. Hard to imagine, seems weird, but if it works, why not. I have been down with a cold the last few days, and next coughing spell, I am gonna try it!

Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many , many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition, it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. Just happened to tune in A.M.Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly. A friend tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it. If you have grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.