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Old 11-11-2008, 05:49 PM
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GG: That is bad news indeed. I've suspected hair dye can't be good for me, using it for so many years, leaking all those chemicals into my scalp. But I've buried my head in the sand, (or in the dye bottle).

Boomer, what are we going to do?
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Being a dark headed person I am very concerned also. I heard something about this quite a few years ago. I know my sister-in-law uses some kind of natural herbal dye, Ill try to find out what it is but believe me it doesnt look that great!
Are we all going to have to become blondes?

Good thing my sister-in-law is not on this site!
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:35 PM
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Nonie I did like you and the others, I knew it was dangerous and chose color over being grey. Vanity...sigh...oh well there are so many things that can give you cancer in the world what's one more?

As to the blonde thing...my mother taught her girls that women don't go grey, they go blond...we always listen to our mother.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:15 PM
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I'm so happy I don't have to color my hair yet. It's surprising because my mother and grandmothers were coloring their hair by the age I am now. Guess I should count my lucky stars.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:00 PM
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Default white hair

My best girlfriend in Miami is my age (70) and she has snow white hair which she keeps very short (like mine) and it looks very striking...... really flattering !! I think a stylish haircut is more important than the color
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:11 PM
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I agree with snow white hair looking stunning. Bright white hair is shockingly striking.

However, not all white hair is "snow white". There are some that are more gray dull and some yellowish. Neither are flattering, in my opinion.

I agree a good, stylish haircut is essential but the tone of gray hair can take the focus away from the cut.

Not many woman are blessed with the beautiful snow white "purist" hair. I hope I am but it's still way too soon to tell.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:39 AM
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Default Maya Angelou's Best Poem Ever

'MAYA ANGELOU'S'

BEST POEM EVER


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
enough
money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
something
perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD
HAVE ..
a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a past juicy
enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her
old age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..
one friend who
always makes her laugh.. and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a goo d piece
of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her
family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..
eight
matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for
a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a feeling of
control over her destiny..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD
KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit
a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend
without;
ruining the friendship...


EVERY WOMAN
SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK
AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her
childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she
would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW....
how to live
alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY
WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. .
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to
go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a
charming Inn in the woods....
when her soul needs
soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a
month...and a year...


AND
REMEMBER:

GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS.

YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM,

BUT YOU ALWAYS KNOW THEY ARE
THERE!!!!!!


Be yourself...everyone else is
already
taken.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:57 PM
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Default Very inspirational !!

Thanks JoC, wonderful poem. I'm gonna save it on my hard drive, its a great reminder for women...
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:27 PM
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Bad news for dark hair dye users. Good medical research has recently concluded that dark hair color is indeed a carcinogen and the occurence of lymphoma is increased by 28% in those woman who have used dark dyes since 1981. Helene colors her hair and we just discussed yesterday her going blonde.

When she came off chemo the oncologist said to NOT dye her hair for two years after and I was so frightened I didn't ask any questions. Now I am concerned again.

Has anyone else read that paper? It was published recently.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/578427
Well, GG, this is certainly not good news. I had been coloring my hair dark for several years, but in Oct '04 I stopped and let my hair go back to it's natural state. I had heard that dark dye was carcinogenic, and I thought it was a good time to stop since I was retiring the end of that year and moving to FL shortly thereafter. Well, I've been grey now for 4 years, but I really got so tired of the unmanageability of my hair, and tired of how the color seemed to make me look "washed out". Since I hadn't heard any more negative reports about dark hair dye, I decided I'd go back and take those extra 10 years off by coloring my hair again. In fact, I just did it again earlier this afternoon. Then I came on here and look what I've found! Boy oh boy, not good. I guess you've helped me make another decision. Time to put the bottle down (hair dye, silly, not that!) Thank you for letting us know that the dangers are real and do still exist. Having lost both parents to different types of cancers, the warning has been heard loud and clear! Thanks, GG!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re. this hair dye thing: I have Googled the heck out of it. There is a lot of information out there on the studies.

But I have not Googled those studies as much as I have Googled the HRT studies of 2002 I think it was. There have been some follow-ups to those. And some books written about them.

When I make a decision, I gather as much information as I can stand to gather and then I make the decision and then I hope it's the right one for me.

And JoC,

What a great poem. I don't know how I missed that one. Thank you.

Boomer

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:13 AM
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When I make a decision, I gather as much information as I can stand to gather and then I make the decision and then I hope it's the right one for me.

And JoC,
What a great poem. I don't know how I missed that one. Thank you.
Boomer

Boomer, when you gather your information about hair dye and make a decision, inquiring minds want to know the result. Please keep us posted.

I agree, JoC, great poem! I find it very soothing.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:25 PM
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Red face I need some help !

So, here I am sitting in front of my computer... at TOTV.... looking out the French Doors at the leaves falling....... and in a sunbeam shining through the glass - I see many particles of ......... DUST !!! OMG! That's what I'm breathing in ?

Sorry to confess...... I don't ever dust anything but maybe it's time to start ? ya think? Here's where I need some advice, please........ how, or what is the best tool to use ? I've been seeing on television commercials those telescoping Swiffer dust thingies with disposable pads or do you use a spray with a cloth, ? (Don't tell me you have a "maid".... cuz that's gonna be me )

DUSTING 101 tips please ...........
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Glad to change the subject. I just got a new swiffer dust mop for here in TV and although the floor looked O.K., it sure picked up a lot.

Boomer. When you are googling, check JAMA.
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Thumbs down Dust

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

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Well said, as if I needed more excuses.
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