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Monday, September 2, 2013

9 signs you’re an old married couple :P

Couple sleeping


You think sleep is sexier

You’ve only been married for a few years — isn’t it too soon for you and your partner to wear matching tracksuits? The short answer: yes. Here are nine signs that you’re acting like an old married couple. By Andrea Syrtash
Sleep is a magical thing, but those marathon snooze sessions shouldn’t take priority over sex. Making love releases the hormone oxytocin, which promotes feelings of closeness; having sex regularly can help you and your partner feel more connected. Get it?

Shopping carts


You head to Costco for date night.

A trip to pick up a 48-pack of toilet paper together isn't exactly a romantic outing, just like crossing items off your to-do list doesn’t equal quality time together. Make your next date night count by doing something fun together, like uncorking a bottle of wine in the park or going to a movie that you’ve both been dying to see.




You start texting your mom -- in the middle of your partner's story.


It may feel like there’s nothing new to learn about

Facial cosmetics and their expiration date ;)



Facial cosmetics are very delicate and can do more harm than good if you do not keep track of their expiration date. Yes, cosmetics have an expiration date, just as medical products do and you should remove them from your cosmetics bag as soon as this date is past.

This sounds simple enough, but there is a problem that many people, especially those who travel a lot, occasionally encounter. The problem is that there are no international standards for marking the expiration date, so the markings are different in Europe and in North America. So here is what you should know about the expiration of makeup:

Makeup expires more quickly in countries or states with a tropical climate.

If you want your cosmetics to last longer, then do not store them in the bathroom where there is moisture. Keep them in a cool dry place, preferably in a zip-lock bag outside the reach of oxygen, and do not use them with wet or dirty hands.

Mascara is a product that you should be extra careful with. Its shelf life is typically anywhere from 3 to 6 months. This is a product based on water, so it is a breeding ground for bacteria, which mean that your mascara can go bad long before its 3 months are up. Avoid sharing cosmetics with your friends, especially mascara.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Burgers !!

Ground chicken can make a truly delicious burger when you mix in a few ingredients to add extra flavor and juiciness. For this burger, we used the elements of a traditional sweet and sour chicken. Red and green bell pepper, onion, garlic, rice vinegar and sugar are mixed into the burgers directly, then we topped them with grilled pineapple and a slice of tomato. Serve on toasted sweet rolls with chips and cole slaw on the side.
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (Asian hot sauce)
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 pineapple rings (fresh or canned)
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 sweet sandwich rolls (Hawaiian or potato), toasted

Place the chicken, garlic, ginger, red pepper, green pepper, onion, salt, sriracha, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Using your hands, combine the ingredients gently, but thoroughly. The mixture will most likely be quite moist and sticky. Form into four 3/4-inch thick patties, place on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile heat a gas or charcoal grill on high. Oil the grates well and cook the pineapple rings until grill marks form, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Oil the grates again and grill the chicken burgers until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
Place a slice of tomato on each roll, top with a burger and a slice of grilled pineapple. Serve with chips and coleslaw.

Makes 4 servings !