Fit, Lean & Beautiful #39
By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
If you find that your suits are not fitting well enough, you may need to define your muscles.
As do many bodybuilders, a man or a woman, but especially a man, men need muscle or bodybuilding powders to build and define their physique. Suits may drape strangely on a man who has yet to define his muscles then pump up with weight training. Muscular development may be a basic part of being a man.
One police officer said it is important for his position to be able to “run 2 miles fast.” 2 miles fast is a benchmark of good health and endurance.
Another important point to know with summer coming is that outdoor swimming pools absorb rays from the sun. Tanning and slimming are therefore hallmarks of swimming pools.
It’s a nice time to get a “hard body” plan design. Some people work out with the same personal trainer for even 30 years. A good job is often one that you can turn into a later business and that affords good health and beauty. What generally is good to include are liposuction, exercise weights, yoga, stretching, pool time and possibly a dog to get in enough walking.
The eyes really benefit from attention in the way of drops or eye gels. It’s a noticeable experience to have creams and drops just for the eyes. Try Oil of Olay Eye Gels. Other good products by Oil of Olay are “Regenerist Cream” and “Grapefruit Extract Facial Towelettes.” You can also work on your eyebrows to better frame your eyes.
Spring is a good time to gear up with fresh and sweet designs for the warm weather. You can purchase online madras, plaid or batik fabrics to make cool tunics for the spring and summer months with matching pull up pants.
Spring cleaning can be deeply rewarding. Try to deep clean and clean carpets; replace mattresses, can openers, car, water filters and toothbrushes often. Every spring cleaning try to at least replace your mattress-it will freshen your house tremendously. It’s good to deep clean doorways and even spray clean your shoes with Windex or other cleaners so dirt is not tracked into your home. Usually, salts and things linger in carpets and in doorways coming out of winter. A good caddy improves cleaning as well. You can carry around a bucket of cleaning supplies. Be sure to dust with something like a swifter duster and clean thoroughly all the window sills where spider eggs are for later hatching. In the spring, things do start hatching. If you live in a brick house expect some ants. Try to number your tasks. Perhaps clean twenty things in a room. Move out beds and furniture and vacuum below. Clean out the vacuum too. It’s good to replace all bulbs for good Feng Shui. Try to improve the light in your house. Open the windows while you clean and let fresh air into the house. Clean off cupboards, thoroughly dust artworks. Get all your framing done and work on your art collection. Get all your dry cleaning in and meditate on a clean home and spirit. Try to professionally clean your house. Know how to emergency clean it too. Research cleaning, cleaning tools and agents. Clean drapery and blinds as well.
Try to spiritualize your home and plan some “intellectual good times.” You can spiritualize with music, core value books or spiritual readings such as “Don’t Look Before You Leap,” By Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (OSHO). Other books by OSHO: “112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within,” “Madras for Awakening Chakras,” “The Book of Secrets,” “Love Freedom and Aloneness,” “Courage,” “Finding Your Inner Power and Your Potential.”
Intellectual good times may be dates to the library by yourself to research your career. Check out books in your field or career choice or try to learn a new skill or do research. If you are so inclined you may write a research paper. What can be a quick thrill is to research books in a keyword search on the computer while there and order them online after.
Culinary Book List #2
Compiled By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
German Cook Book
Ethiopian Cook Book
Cook 90 David Tamarkin
The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson
Bobby Plays Bar Americain Cook Book By Bobby Flay w/Stephanie Banyas
Joy of Mixology $30
Maldon Salt Bucket $29 Amazon
Silver Palatte Cookbook
Ethiopian Cook book with Bread
Mourad: New Moroccan
King Arthur Flour
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Samin Nosrat
Flavors of Africa Evi Aki
Dishing up Dirt, simple Recipes for Cooking Through The Seasons Andrea Bevis
Fair Foods George Geary
Princess Pamelas Soul Food Cook Book of Afro-American Recipes Pamela Strobel
America’s Test Kitchen
Better Homes and Gardens 100 Recipes You’ll Make Forever
A Taste of Latin America Patricia Cartin
Melba American Comfort Foods Melba Wilson
Mario Batali Big American Cook Book Mario Batali
Deep Run Roots Vivian Howard
Melissa’s Southern Cook Book Melissa Sperky
The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cook Book Daina Falk
Sweetie Pies Cook Book Robbie Montgomery
The Best American Recipes Fran McCullough
Food & Wine Annual Cook Book Kate Heddings
The Peach Truck Cook Book Jessica Rose
Ruffage A Practical Guide to Vegetables
Indianish Recipes & Antics From a Modern American Family Priya Krishna
Magnolia Table A Collection of Recipes for Gathering Joanna Gaines
How To Taste Becky Selengut
The Family Table Living Nomadic Smollett-Warwell, Jazz
Feast Food of the Islamic World, Helon, Anissa
Soul, A Chefs Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes
American Cookie Anne Byrn
Sweet Home Café Cook Book A Celebration of American Cooking Albert Lukas
Bring it, Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining, Ali Rosen
Home Front Cooking Tracey Enerson Wood
Cooks Illustrated Revolutionary Recipes America’s Test Kitchen
Chinese Heritage Cooking From My American Kitchen Shirley Cheng
Garden to Table Fresh Recipes From Williams and Sonoma Test Kitchen Nicole Hill Gerulat
African American Heritage Cook Book
Family of the Spirit Cook Book
Cooking The North African Way Mary Winget
Cooking The West African Way Bertha Vining Montgomery
Cooking The East African Way Bertha Montgomery
Music List #2
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Edie Brickell- Shooting rubber bands at the sky
Yves Tumor (Igwagbd)
Broken Clouds –Gaussan Curve
Hammond Blue D.K/S.K
The Animal Geotic
The Ambient Light
Ambient Jazz Ensemble
Brandenburg Concertos Bach-Berlin Chamber Orchestra
Harpsichord Concerto Johann Sebastian Bach
SEI Concerti Andreas Staier Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Corelli 12 Concerti Grossi Concerto for Harpsichord Arcangelo Corelli
Buika Mi Nina Lola
Tom Tom Club
Dead Can Dance
King Oliver and His Dixie Syncopators
Big George Brock
Sweet Potato Mash
Bill Parkers Showboat Band
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Nina & the Pogo Sticks
Sweet Potato Pie
Freddie King Blue Live
School Teacher (reggae song)
Richard Hen house
Doux Moments Pour Philou, Stephen Moccio Hudson
Peace of heaven Solomon Keal
New Life, Paul Cardall
One in a Million, Ashford and Simpson
Terrence Trent D’arby
Financial Series #4 Consolidation and Forgiveness Clean Up Student Loans
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Perhaps in your 40’s you become something that solidifies. You clean up tattoos, you clean up credit.
One way to clean up credit and raise your score is to enter into many, many payment arrangements to get to the finish line of each debt one has incurred. Chop it up. A good idea is to consolidate all your student loans, more than once if you take out more. When you take out more loans several loans show up on your credit report, but when you consolidate, all the loans shrink down to one single loan and make your score go up.
The next thing to do is to see to the end of that student loan. There is such a thing as “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” and after you make 120 consecutive payments while working in a non-profit, or a federal or government position or for the Police Dept. or Fire Dept. or for Peace Corps or AmeriCorps-they will forgive the balance after approximately 10 years of payments. It’s good to get on an Income Driven Plan that is doable and pursue a service option if looking for a job and having high debt in student loans 100,000+ think about those practical options. You will breathe easier when you have all finish lines and your score will go up the more arrangements you have, for post-dated payments, the better your score. Don’t let debts linger or fester see them to the finish.