Tuesday, July 8, 2008

JULY 8, 2008

Here are some pictures from "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"... which hits theaters on November 21st...

According to a new survey, people spend almost six months of their life dreaming about landing a huge financial windfall. People spend 12 minutes a day - or almost an hour and a half a week - dreaming about unexpectedly receiving a pot of money. That adds up to a total of three days of every year. The survey also found that 39% of people wouldn’t tell anyone if they won a fortune. And amazingly almost 15 percent of people said they’d keep the windfall a secret from their own partner.

Here are some tips on how to spot a scam, according to Woman’s Day magazine.

It might be a scam if…

It’s just too good to be true. A free car just for taking a survey? A laptop computer for a single mouse click? No way.

You’re a winner…but you have to pay a fee to claim your prize.

It’s free with shipping and handling if it’s five or six bucks, fine. But make sure it’s not $59.95.

The website offers nothing but free stuff. It’s probably an e-mail collection site for spammers.

There’s a lot of fine print and you have to agree to accept all the terms.

You have to make a purchase to get the freebie.

You must give a credit card number to get the free item.

There’s a free “trial period.” This may be true, but the company can make it difficult to cancel, and if you forget, wham! You’re on the hook.


Here are 5 surprising uses for toothpaste.

REMOVE CRAYON MARKS - Squirt a small dab of non-gel toothpaste on the wall where the mark is. Rub gently with a soft cloth, then rinse with warm water.

DEODORIZE HANDS - Can’t get garlic or onion odor off your hands? Wash them with a blob of toothpaste.

BUFF A DVD - Get rid of light scratches by squeezing a little non-gel toothpaste onto a cotton ball. Wipe over the DVD from the center out to the edge. Rinse with water and dry with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth - all gone.

DEFOG GOGGLES - Coat the inside of swimming goggles with toothpaste, then wipe off - they’ll be crystal clear.

CLEAN JEWELRY - Rather than take your prized pieces to the jeweler, you can get the same shinbe at home with a non-gel toothpaste!