A new research study to melt my heart…
Chocolate may not be as hazardous to your waistline as you think — at least in moderation. A new study shows that people who eat chocolate frequently have lower body mass indexes than less avid consumers. The researchers could not explain precisely why something usually loaded with sugar, fat and calories have a beneficial influence on BMI. However, they suspect that antioxidants and other compounds in chocolate may deliver a metabolic boost that can offset its caloric downside.
To the delight of chocoholics worldwide, this is not the first time a study of morsel goodness has been released. In 2009, researchers in Sweden found evidence that people who eat chocolate have increased survival rates after a heart attack — and it may be that the more they eat, the better the outcome.
So to celebrate the good news, let’s have a Hershey Cookies & Cream bar and pretend like the fat and calories Never Even Happened!
Content Credit: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/health/15choc.html?_r=1&ref=health
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How many of you know how to respond during a water damage disaster? Your first and most important step should be to call your emergency mitigation specialists at SERVPRO. The sooner we arrive on site, the more you and your insurance company save in restoration and construction services.
These emergency tips will assist you in taking the proper actions and precautions until WE arrive!
- Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
- When access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock, turn off circuit breakers in wet areas of the building.
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture should be relocated to a safe, dry place.
- Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
- Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
- Hang furs and leather good to dry separately at room temperature.
- Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
- Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
- Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors to cause staining.
- Leave oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
- Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
- Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.
- Enter rooms where ceiling are sagging from retained water.
Contact us for 24 Hour Restoration Service: SERVPRO of Cayce/West Columbia/ Lexington 803-755-9774
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We have not forgotten about you, Go check out our new blog and Fun Friday recipe!
We are now switching over to a new blog because we want to give our readers a variety of social media sources to choose from. Also, we have a new Ustream page. Ustream lets us broadcast from live community events, our office and from inside our classrooms. Check out the links below– follow us, friend us and watch!
New Blog: http://servprolexingtonsc.blogspot.com/
The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) presents the 46th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show at the SC State Fairgrounds Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2012.
The Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show is the largest home and garden exhibition in the Midlands. Over 250 construction, home improvement, and outdoor product exhibits are displayed within and outside of the Cantey, Ellison, Moore, Ruff and Hampton Buildings.
Educational seminars are offered daily by exhibitors on a variety of topics such as home building, remodeling, crawl space maintennance, and gardening. All seminars are free to attend with admission to the show. This year’s seminars are sponsored by Remodeling Services Unlimited and McGuinn Homes.
Before you leave, make sure to stop by our booth in the Moore building for some goodies to take home!
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