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Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Burned your toast? Don't be so fast to throw it away. Burnt toast is very effective in whitening your teeth. The charcoal in the burnt toast is the key. Crush your burnt toast into a powder and add a couple drops of peppermint oil and brush....Your teeth will start shining in no time!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dangerous levels of caffeine found in energy drinks

New Delhi: Energy drinks being sold in India have dangerous levels of caffeine, a Delhi-based NGO, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has said after conducting lab tests. According to the tests, 44% of the samples violate the maximum permissible limits of caffeine prescribed by the government. 

    The CSE tested leading 'energy' drink brands like Red Bull and Cloud 9, and found that many samples had breached the government set standard of 145 parts per million of caffeine. The NGO also warned that the industry was pushing for the relaxation of government norms, which would make it legitimate for the drinks to have much higher concentrations of the energy booster, laced with dangerous chemicals in them. 
    Under the new rules, the industry wants to more than double the limits 
of infusing caffeine into the drinks that are usually targeted at youth and health enthusiasts. "The Prevention of Food Adulteration allows a limit of 145 parts per million (ppm) of caffeine in carbonated beverages, but 'energy' drink manufacturers want a 320 ppm cap. What's worse, the country's food regulatory body seems to be towing their line," the CSE said in a release. 
Red Alert 
CSE tests 8 'energy' drink brands; finds 44% samples breach govt standard of 145 parts per mn of caffeine 
Caffeine in these drinks can have severe impact on health, says CSE, asking for strict regulatory control 
Red Bull makers say it has as much caffeine as 
a cup of coffee 
'Energy drink caffeine level same as in coffee' 
New Delhi: Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has asked for strict regulatory controls on caffeine content in packaged energy drinks like Red Bull and Cloud 9. "Their makers… claim that these help increase alertness of the mind and improve concentration, stamina and athletic performance, but in reality, the caffeine in them can cause severe health impacts," said CSE. 
    Red Bull producers in response said, "Red Bull Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, 80mg. 
    This is the same in the 160 countries across the world where our product is on sale. Thehealth authorities of these countries, including India, have concluded that Red Bull is safe to consume. Red Bull is not "banned" anywhere: it would be like "banning" coffee, colas or other caffeinated drinks". 
    The NGO, which had earlier 
stirred a debate by uncovering the presence of pesticide in carbonated drinks, pointed out that while the regular drinks were allowed a lower safe limit, the companies were asking that 'energy drinks' be allowed to power their drinks with a higher level of the chemical. 
    CSE tested 16 samples — two each of eight brands — of 'energy' drinks purchased at random from markets across the country. 
    The brands tested were Red Bull, Coca-Cola's Burn, Cloud 9, Hector Beverages' Tzinga, Monster Energy Ltd's Monster Ripper and three of JMJ group's XXX energy drink brands—Rejuve, Nicofix and Minus. The tests, carried out at its lab, found that 38% of the samples breached the permissible limit mentioned on the label, while 25% did not mention the caffeine content on the label. Worse, 44% breached the caffeine limit of 145 ppm. TNN
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Sunday, July 17, 2011



SHANA: I have been natural for seven years now

SHANA: I decide to go natural because I didn't need to perm my hair

SHANA: No big chop just a regular short hair cut

SHANA: for the most part I don't have bad hair days because I keep a weave in my hair LOL

SHANA: Yes I see a difference. Whenever I do wear my hair out it frizzes right up. If I would've had a perm I wouldn't have that problem.

SHANA: I receive good feedback .My mother was like no one told me to perm my hair in the first place because I didn't need it.

SHANA: Everyone loves the natural look


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