Sweet treats make Easter special

One or two, should I say, of my weaknesses are Halloween and Easter candy.
I found something interesting, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, about a look at the history behind some of the sweets the Easter Bunny might leave in your basket this year.
From chocolates to marshmallows to caramel eggs to jelly beans, Easter is chockful of candy. And for those who think Easter is only child’s play, guess again.
Americans spend up to $2 billion on Easter candy each year, according to Sweet Services, an online candy retailer.

How to find the right type of pet

Remember that some animals can live many years, while others have a relatively short life span. Factor this into your decision about pet.
Certain animals require a greater level of attention than others, and some pets might not be the right fit for all involved.
Myself, I am a cat lover, and housed at one time two cats. I grew to love them dearly. I had both as kittens and both grew to become 15 years old. The hardest thing about loving your pets is burying them. However, as I look back, becoming a pet owner was a rewarding and fun part of my life.

Learn how to sleep like a child again

Adults can learn strategies to get more restorative and lengthy sleep.
One of my strategies when I have trouble falling asleep is running my sleep machine. The battery operated machine offers and plays different soothing sounds, one of my favorite sound is a sound of oceans waves.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you tips to help you get more sleep and better sleep quality.

The effects of caffeine on the body

Every morning I have to drink my cup of hot coffee to get me going and wake me up for the day. However, I have discovered that I cannot partake in any kind of caffeine after 3 p.m. because the consumption will affect my sleep pattern.
Caffeine plays a vital role in many people’s lives, and understanding its effects can help people make smart decisions regarding their caffeine consumption.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you the various affects Caffeine has on the body, some of which are beneficial.

Daylight saving time throws off internal clock

This spring forward daylight saving time is definitely throwing me off. It’s good for longer daylight hours, but also seems to make a long day. I’m more tired when trying to retire for bedtime, and I feel tired it seems when I wake in the early morning.
However, some people enjoy having longer daylight hours because it gives a family more time to spend outdoors after work.


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