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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Top Must-See Classic Movies of All Time

By Mrs. G.

I am an avid movie watcher.  I have to say that I still mourn the closing of our last neighborhood video store.  To me, there was nothing better than browsing the video store shelves, finding those hidden treasures and happily heading home for a night of story-telling.  It seems today, cable channels and red rental boxes only offer the most popular choices, and I find it frustrating how hard it is to find those hidden gems.  Here, I share with you a list of classic hidden gems that are must-see!
#1 - Casablanca
This beloved 1942 romance stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
#2 - The Shawshank Redemption
This life-affirming story stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two jailed prisoners who strike up a friendship.
#3 - The Godfather
Francis Ford Coppola’s operatic Mafia series stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
#4 - Gone With the Wind
This 1939 star-studded Civil War movie finds Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh entangled in a fiery love affair.
#5 - Star Wars
George Lucas’ fantastical space trilogy broke big technological ground.
#6 - Schindler’s List
A Spielberg masterpiece, this wrenching drama about Nazi Germany stars Liam Neeson and is based on true events.
#7 - It’s a Wonderful Life
James Stewart plays a stricken average Joe whose life is saved by an angel.  A holiday must-watch.
#8 - Rear Window
Alfred Hitchcock’s triumph staring James Stewart and Grace Kelly in a nail-biting thriller.
#9 - Citizen Kane
Orson Welles’ starred in and directed this fictional biopic.
#10 - The Wizard of Oz
A timeless 1939 musical that starred Judy Garland and some of the most beloved songs in America.
#11 - To Kill a Mockingbird
This 1962 coming-of-age picture starred Gregory Peck.
#12 - Psycho
Possibly the most influential thriller ever made about a psychotic mama’s boy.

Honorable Mentions:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Pulp Fiction
North by Northwest
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
2001: A Space Odyssey
Singin’ in the Rain
ET - The Extra Terrestrial
Lawrence of Arabia
The Grapes of Wrath

What is your favorite movie?


Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Shoe Arrivals! Who doesn't love to shoe shop?

We have a few new Shoe Arrivals!  All are currently in stock so come check 'em out!

Sedona Elise - Oil and slip resistant - $96.99

AnyWear in Grey Swirl is slip resistant - $39.79

Dansko Textured Patent in Grey - $131.99

Dansko Professional Textured Patent in Red - $131.99

Dansko Professional Patent in Sketch - $131.99

Dansko Professional in Flower Power - $131.99

Friday, August 16, 2013

Better Living Corner: Diaper Pail for Adult Briefs

Customer Question:  Do they make a diaper pail for adult briefs?

Our new Akord Diaper Pail systems are designed to handle adult diapers or ostomy disposal!  These diaper pail systems feature superior odor control, reusable cartridges, ABS plastic, easy access, large capacity and ergonomic pedal for hands free use. 

You can choose from the following:
DIAPER PAIL - Available in two sizes.  Large holds up to 10 small or medium briefs.  XLarge holds up to 12 large or xlarge briefs.  (AZ15-0x000 $47.46 - $69.49)
REFILL PACKS - Large refill pack contains 4 refills. Xlarge refill pack contains 3 refills.
(AZ15-0x100 $28.33 - $29.17)
STARTER KIT - Save money! 
Large kit contains Large diaper pail and 8 refills.  XLarge kit contains XLarge diaper pail and 6 refills.  (AZ15-1x000 $95.24 - $119.05)

To shop now, click HERE!

Friday, August 9, 2013

[Code Happy] App for Nurses!



What is the Code Happy App?
The ALL NEW Code Happy is now available on Google Play and on all iPhone and iPad devices. We’ll send you an alert when our all new app is ready for download!
The Code Happy App is your community where you can call for support and send support with messages and animated “Happygrams.”
The main screen of Code Happy shows floating bubbles representing nurses who have called for support in the past 24 hours. The small bubbles are nurses you may not yet know…the larger bubbles represent nurses you have added to your support circle. You can create your support circle by adding like-minded nurses or even find nurses who work in the same facility as you so you can trade shifts via the Code Happy App. (TIP! Tap on the bubble to flip it and read more about that nurse!)


You can find friends on Code Happy a number of ways: By email address, by specialty, by nickname or by workplace. You can add or remove people from your support circle anytime, and you can control how you can be found by others through your privacy settings. (TIP! The more active you are, the more you’re celebrated on Code Happy! Grow your support circle, send lots of Happygrams, share our Smile of the Day and you could earn badges to land you in our Hall of Fame!)
Do you need support today? There are several ways you can “Call Code Happy.” When you Call Code Happy, you can write your own message or select from a list of ready-made messages that our Code Happy panel of nurses have written for you.

The members of your support circle get an alert when you’re in need of support! Your bubble will also appear on everyone’s screens with your Code, and nurses will be able to send you a message of support called “Happygrams.” (TIP: You can control your notifications and Happygram messages through your settings on Code Happy…there are all sorts of way to protect your privacy. Privacy and notification options are easily accessible through the menu screen.)
You can send Happygrams several ways. You’ll always see in your notifications when someone in your support network has Called Code Happy, and you can then send them a quick note. You can also click on any floating bubble and send a Happygram to a nurse in need! You’ll find more than 300 animated cartoons that you can send with your message of support. (TIP: You can save any of your custom messages for future use just by adding it to the list!)

There’s a lot more to discover on Code Happy. We’re always looking for great deals for nurses, jokes to make you smile, ways to celebrate the most active nurses on Code Happy, and more.
The new version of Code Happy is now available on Google Play and on all iPhone and iPad devices!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Eight Most Common Food Allergens

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food manufacturers to list the eight most common ingredients that trigger food allergies. Those eight top allergens together comprise 90% of all allergic food reactions, so naturally, they get the most attention.

For some, the worst thing that happens when they eat is a wicked case of heartburn. But for others, eating the wrong thing can lead to hives, swelling, vomiting and even death!

The top eight food allergens are:
Tree Nuts
(almonds, cashews, walnuts)
(bass, cod, flounder)
(crab, lobster, shrimp)

Domestic or imported food is required to have a label that lists whether the product contains the top eight allergens as a primary ingredient, or in any flavorings or other additives. Fresh produce, meat and highly refined oils don't require listings on labels.

The kicker to food labeling laws is that manufacturers aren't required to include warnings about food allergens accidentally introduced during manufacturing or packaging (cross contamination). This can cause trouble for those that are very sensitive to food allergens.

Although gluten intolerance is different than a food allergy, it can cause serious reactions. Gluten is a protein that occurs in grains such as wheat, barley and rye and causes serious health problems in people who have celiac disease, a chronic digestive disorder.

The FDA is working to establish clearer guidelines for food labels, but since “gluten-free” and “possible cross contamination” labels are currently voluntary, its up to the manufacturer to include warnings. It’s always a good idea to double check labels or contact manufacturers when in doubt.

Also, there is a difference between food allergies and food intolerance. If you have a food allergy, even a tiny amount of the offending food can cause an immediate, severe reaction. Nausea, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea, tingling mouth, hives, swelling and anaphylaxis which can cause trouble breathing. Food intolerance generally comes on gradually and doesn't involve an immune system reaction.

If you have a reaction after eating a particular food, see your doctor to determine whether you have a food intolerance or a food allergy. If you have a food allergy, you may be at risk of a life-threatening reaction - even if past reactions have been mild.