Jun 17th 2010 8:23AM I love Judge Judy but watch her for the ENTERTAINMENT value not, the LEGAL value. What I've learned about the law I've learned from watching JUDGE MARILYN MILIAN on The People's Court. Less drama, but more practical and useful information!
May 19th 2010 11:45AM I never feel a need to be greeted by a salesperson who is being paid to greet me versus doing it because he/she wants to. I find being asked if I need help annoying more often than not. Target is cleaner and nicer than Walmart. Phones are available if I need help and unlike Walmart, the price scanners actually work! Walmart tends to be dirty and disorganized. More often than not, the shelves are not fully stocked. And, all too often packages and products have been opened making the shelves look more like those in a thrift store. I have a home in GA near 4 Walmarts and 2 Targets. All are within a 15 minute drive. Unless I know the item is something I'm more likely to find at Walmart than Target, I prefer shopping at Target.
Sep 29th 2009 8:21AM I have a rebate account into which I deposit all rebate money. My current balance as of today is $1261. I take the rebate card and spend it and then take the cash I would have used if not for the card, and deposit it into my rebate account. I have never had a problem using one of the cards. I simply tell the cashier the amount of the card and have him/her debit that exact amount and then, pay the difference. I use the entire balance on the card in a single transaction to avoid having to keep track of the balance on the card. Problem solved. Personally, I would prefer a check but money is money. I can't understand how anyone could possibly encounter a problem using these rebate cards. Thanks to everyone for suggesting the card be used to pay the company that issued it. Never thought of that one!
Dec 15th 2008 6:05PM I wish Phylicia Rashad nothing but the best and hope she loses ever excess pound. And more importantly keeps it off. But to be honest, celebrity spokespeople don't inspire or impress me. They make enough money not to work 40+ hrs a week so they have time to workout.They can also pay someone to prepare healthy meals for them right in the privacy of their homes. Unlike the rest of us.Therefore, I have little if any sympathy for their weight problems.
Dec 15th 2008 4:21PM Instead of buying into an epensive program I hired a trainer to teach me the correct way to exercise and now exercise on my own. I also went to a dietician who taught me how to read nutrition labels and who offered options when it comes to eating healthy. I also subscribe to online newsletters filled with great recipes for eating healthy. I'm doing it on my own armed with the tools I need to be successful. I've changed my eating habits versus simply following a short term diet. I bought a Vita-Mix blender (www.vita-mix.com) and now can make smoothies, soup, ice cream, fruit/vegetable juice, and bread from scratch without additives like salt and sugar. I also follow a low-sodium regimine using Mrs. Dash seasonings and marinades. I eat mostly fruits and fresh/frozen vegetables versus canned. I also avoid pork products and instead, eat skinless chicken and turkey. I avoid sugary foods, lunch meat, and pre-packaged meals. My husband and I are doing this together and agreed to never deprive ourselves of anything unless it's something truly unhealthy. Instead, we eat what we want but in smaller quantities. And in healthier variations (i.e chicken pizza versus pepperoni). That way we never feel like we're on a temporary diet just to lose weight but rather following a plan we're going to stick to for life. We also picked up workout wear and an IPod with an adapter for dual headphones so we can hit the gym or walking trail at least 3 times per week. I weigh myself weekly and love my new lifestyle! I also bought a lot of great kitchen tools and have turned my weight loss progam into something exciting by learning to cook from scratch and make foods I previously bought. (i.e. soup). So many people make losing weight difficult. For me I've made it fun and enjoyable. It's not about the destination but enjoying the journey. If you diet and hate it, then you'll probably fail. I'm not dieting and love eating the foods I now enjoy. No more pre-packaged meals for me! I never knew how good food could taste without all the salt and sugar I now no longer crave or even like. It's like tasting things for the first time. Having my husband be a part of this journey has brought us closer. He only plans to lose 20 lbs but I plan to lose a little more. Afterwards, I plan to go back to my trainer to start bodybuilding in hopes of competing in 2009. I'm a writer so my trainer and I have even discussed the possibility of writing a book about my goal to lose weight a compete despite being in my 40s. I'd love to be able to do achieve my goal and inspire others to do the same.
Nov 13th 2008 3:26PM Thanks for making that point. It seems the people posting here are taking things way to seriously.I would have loved to been invited to appear on one of my favorite shows while growing up. If the Obamas want to let their kids appear on Hannah Montana, if's nobodys business but theirs. Obama may be the president-elect but that doesn't give the people of this country the right to tell him and Michelle how to raise their children.
Oct 30th 2008 5:00PM I agree with Karen. The lottery should not have to pay out to anyone who is not a citizen of the US. The wealth should remain in this country.
Oct 23rd 2008 1:27PM I could understand $25/hr or even $50/hr, but $175/hr? That's ridiculous! Could it be Santa is a bit greedy? He makes more part-time than most people will ever make working full-time doing work way more stressful and difficult than playing Santa at the mall. Our teachers, firemen and police officers should make that kind of money. Not some guy playing Santa once a year. Nevertheless, the mall has a contract with the guy and should honor it. If they want to fire him, fine. But they should have to pay the balance on his contract. Now excuse me while I go figure out how I can make my husband fat enough to play Santa next year. LOL
Aug 27th 2008 1:28PM How was the monetary value of the destroyed painting going to be used to help numerous people? Do you mean the heirs could have sold the painting and gotten rich? If so, big deal. It's not like the money would have gone to charity. Just to people who are probably financially well off already. No sympathy there. Also for your information, Breslauer had every right to destroy the painting HE paid for and which was of HIM. If someone paints a picture of you and you don't like it, why would you give it back to the artist to sell? Why would you want someone to own a picture of you? Especially, one you don't like? It was his picture so he had the right to do whatever he wanted with it. Period. I would have destroyed it too. And, asked for a refund of my money.
Oct 20th 2006 9:05AM Maybe if more parents taught their kids the true meaning of Christmas, they wouldn't have to worry about them begging for so much junk for Christmas. JESUS is the reason for the season. It's a celebration of the birth of Christ. Not, a time to see how much useless junk you can buy for people who probably could buy the same stuff for themselves if they really wanted it. Why do people think they have to go into debt buying stuff for other people? I just don't get it. We live in such a materialist society. It's the reason why CHRIST was taken out of Christmas and replaced with Xmas. It's to convince people they have to spend money on other people during the holiday season whether they like them or not. All the while the retailers and credit card companies are getting richer and their customers are going deeper into debt. I'm glad I know the reason behind the season and come from a family that doesn't need to exchange gifts during the holidays. We all have more than enough money to buy for ourselves whatever we want. Instead of buying gifts, I give money to charity. In fact, I give money all year long. Too bad more people don't teach their children the value of helping others instead of teaching them how to be greedy little brats who don't care how much debt their parents get into as long as they get what they want for Christmas. When your child grows up to be a selfish ungrateful human being who thinks the world owes him/her, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.