by Kidd & Elizabeth in the Morning,posted Oct 3 2011 5:05AM
A Majority of Women Fantasize More About Food Than Sex
--According to the weight loss company Atkins, 54% of women say they spend more time fantasizing about FOOD than about SEX
--More than one-third of women say they think about food more than they think about their boyfriend or husband
--A quarter of women say that they put more effort into their diet than they do into their relationship
--And now, the final kicker: One in ten women say they feel guiltier cheating on their DIET than cheating on their PARTNER.
--The most common reason women gave for dieting was to try to get a perfect beach body. The second-most common reason was people making fun of them for being chubby.
--The survey also found that at least 75% of adult women have been on a diet at least once in their lifetime.
Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
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If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)