Thursday, July 10, 2008

JULY 10, 2008

If you'd like to score some points with your pre-teen, let them know that the trailer for "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", will premiere this Sunday night at 7:55 P.M. on the Disney Channel.

It'll be online at on Monday the 14th.

Every year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau compiles a list of the TEN most stolen cars in the U.S. Here are the cars that were ripped off the most last year:

#10.) 2007 Toyota Corolla
#9.) 1998 Toyota Pickup
#8.) 1994 Nissan Sentra
#7.) 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
#6.) 1994 Acura Integra
#5.) 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
#4.) 1997 Ford F-150 Series Pickup
#3.) 1989 Toyota Camry
#2.) 1991 Honda Accord
#1.) 1995 Honda Civic

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know how difficult it can be. But it seems there's something really simple you can do... which could help you lose about twice as much weight as dieting alone.

So what's the secret to this miracle weight-loss plan? Just keep track of EVERYTHING you eat.

A new study has found that dieters who keep a food diary (--which is just a fancy way of saying they record every food and drink they take in) lose about twice as much weight as dieters who don't.

According to researchers, a food diary can help keep dieters accountable for what they eat... because they can actually see just how many calories they're taking in.

It also helps them figure out where extra calories are coming from... which makes it easier to cut them out.

And get this... a separate study found that if you're able to reduce the amount of food you eat by only 15%... you can add about FIVE extra years to your life.

You can't always be 100% prepared when someone suddenly wants to take a photo. So here are four steps to make sure you're looking your best in case your picture winds up on the internet.

1) KNOW YOUR BEST SMILE. Dig up old pictures to find your best smile, and practice it in front of the mirror until you can duplicate it... quickly and genuinely.

2) GET OUT OF DIRECT LIGHT. Bright light will highlight your faults... like making your receding hairline or bad complexion more noticeable. Find an excuse to get out of direct light when you see a camera pointed your way.

3) DON'T LOOK STRAIGHT AT THE CAMERA. Looking straight ahead can come across as posed or stiff... like a deer caught in the headlights. Ask some friends of the opposite sex to help you find your best side and then be sure it's always showing to the camera.

4) BLINK BEFORE THE PICTURE IS TAKEN. This is a surefire way to avoid the infamous "mid-blink" scenario that has ruined a million perfectly good photos. Don't be that guy.