THINK YOU'VE GOT AN AWARD-WINNING DOG?
DogChannel.com has announced its first-ever “Virtual Dog Show,” where visitors can enter their dogs to be judged online by the site’s other users. Users can enter their dogs to compete in 12 categories:
- Longest Tongue
- Prettiest Hairless Dog
- Best Smile
- Most Colorful
- Biggest Feet
- Best Eyes
- Longest Hair
- Best “Feed Me” Look
- Biggest Ears
- Best Owner Look Alike
- Best Coat
- Most Stylish Dog
Entries will be accepted through June 30th.
THE 10 UNLUCKIEST HOLLYWOOD LADIES IN LOVE
"In Touch Weekly" has dropped a list of 10 ladies who are UNLUCKY IN LOVE. Topping that list is SHERYL CROW, who has failed in relationships with Eric Clapton, Kid Rock, Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong.
Coming in a close second is JENNIFER ANISTON for. . . you know. . . obvious reasons. Here's the Top 10. . .
1) SHERYL CROW
2) JENNIFER ANISTON
3) PAULA ABDUL
4) HILARY DUFF
5) TYRA BANKS
6) LAUREN CONRAD. . . (She's on MTV's "The Hills".)
7) MARIAH CAREY
8) CARRIE UNDERWOOD
9) KIRSTIE ALLEY
10) CAMERON DIAZ
11 TIPS TO BETTER SLEEP
Having trouble getting a decent night's sleep. Here are 11 tips for some restful slumber. . .
1) GET COOL. An ideal sleeping temperature is between 65 and 72 degrees. Try lying in a cool bed after a nice, hot bath.
2) REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY. Hide BRIGHT clocks. . . and avoid eating within three hours before bedtime. Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, obviously, also increase anxiety. Avoid these before bed, as well.
3) CONSIDER POSSIBLE ALLERGIES. Some things like fabrics, detergents, pets in the bed, dust, mold, and perfume can really increase your allergies before bed. They can also cause congestion, which can worsen your snoring.
4) LISTEN TO RELAXING SOUNDS. White noise machines or soothing CDs can really relax you before bed. Ceiling fans or stand-alone fans can also cancel out outside noise.
5) MAKE A SLEEP SCHEDULE. If you don't sleep alone. . . and the two of you are on different schedules. . . you might consider making up a "sleeping schedule". . . so at certain times you don't wake each other up.
6) PREPARE TO SLEEP. Before you go to bed. . . RELAX. Develop a pre-sleep schedule like reading or taking a hot bath to put any stress behind you.
7) MAKE IT DARK. Cover your windows with dark shades or heavy drapes. . . which can ALSO dampen sounds.
8) USE NICE PILLOWS. Go ahead and splurge on a really nice new pillow. It will make ALL the difference, especially if your pillow is dirty, stained, torn. . . or smells bad. Some people like softer or harder pillows. Find what works for you.
9) USE LOW-WATTAGE LIGHT BULBS. The low-wattage bulbs will, obviously, make you calmer and more relaxed. If you can. . . add a dimmer to the light switches. . . so you can increase or decrease the light as needed.
10) TAKE A NAP DURING THE DAY. Unless you have a lot of trouble sleeping at night. . . naps can be very beneficial. Anywhere from a five minute to a two hour nap will work. . . depending on the person.
11) TEST YOUR MATTRESS. If you haven't turned your mattress over in a year. . . you should do it now. And if it's older than seven years. . . it's time to get a new one.
HARRY POTTER RULES
Thought about getting a job at a library or bookstore this summer to see the Harry Potter book early? Think again.
Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the new Harry Potter book has some stiff rules for libraries handling the book this summer. Among them: Libraries must limit the number of employees who handle the books before the July 21st release and provide names and contact information for each branch manager. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is the final book in the J.K. Rowling series.