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March 2007 horoscope

Lion_lamb March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb... at least that is the rumor. But rumors can be proven wrong. Uranus squares Jupiter through the month and plants a few surprises in our life journeys. So ignore convention and take a risk. Have your March end in a roar and not a bleat, lambies.

Read your March horoscope here.

Your Little Piggies Can Do Yoga

Yogatoe What will they think of next? New on the market - YogaToes which lift and spread your toes and thus exercise muscles and realign bones. Okay.... These are a product of YogaPro, who claims that regular use of YogaToes provides a number of benefits including healing bunions, hammer toes, and poor circulation and lead to healthier and more beautiful feet, all while you relax. No pain, yet gain.

I'm wondering if I should buy these $50 babies. My achy feet are saying "yes, yes, yes" but my wallet is skeptical. If you've tried these, let me know what you think.

For a New Age Baby

Harmonyball Oh baby, how traumatic, and painful, it must be to have those hard, sharp bits of enamel pushing through your tender gums. There is no shortage of recommended remedies designed to ease the pain but most of them come with cautions. Teething biscuits can have a questionable nutritional makeup: too much sugar and salt. Cool liquids and foods can be messy. Teething gels and tablets should be used only as a last resort and with a doctor's supervision.

But a teething ring has the advantage of being free of known side effects. And the best teething ring I have seen is the 14K Gold Plated Harmony Ball. This teething ring has a soothing crystalline chime and is traditionally given to mothers to wear during pregnancy then passed on to her baby during teething. At $140 it ain't cheap but I would say that its ability to soothe a cranky baby is worth every penny.

Pet Pill Pockets

Pillpock Make Your Cat Smile
Two years ago my cat developed a minor health problem that requires medication and our relationship hasn't been the same since. Every other day as I reach for the pill bottle, she seems to know what is going on and makes a mad dash for under the bed.

It becomes a test of wills - as she tries to escape, I grab her, flip her over, shove a pill down her throat and try to force her to swallow before she tries to spit it out. It's a traumatic experience for both of us.

Last week I discovered Pill Pockets. These are chewy little treats made with a pocket that allows easy insertion of a pill (or other supplement). I admit I was skeptical because I have tried lots of tricks before and she has resisted me tooth and claw every time. But this time I have found a solution -- she loves these and looks forward to her "special" treats.

They are a bit pricey, but hey, they are worth every penny -- consider how much I am saving on bandages. Pill Pockets are available for dogs, too. (But don't they eat anything anyway...?) And once they are happily medicated, you can sit down with them and read them their Petscope horoscope.

I Believe!

Okay - the following is a direct life from AOL news. This article says that researchers are concerned that more Americans believe in what they call "pseudoscience". If you want the direct link it is Here.
Overall I think points of this article have validity and some are really off base. The off base points have to do with astrology in my opinion. -There have historically been scientists who, in setting out to disprove astrology, wind up embracing it. Carl Jung comes to mind.
Any read this and let me know what you think:
U.S. Beliefs in Pseudoscience Worry Experts
AP, SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 17) - People in the U.S. know more about basic science today than they did two decades ago, good news that researchers say is tempered by an unsettling growth in the belief in pseudoscience such as astrology and visits by extraterrestrial aliens.
In 1988 only about 10 percent knew enough about science to understand reports in major newspapers, a figure that grew to 28 percent by 2005, according to Jon D. Miller, a Michigan State University professor. He presented his findings Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The improvement largely reflects the requirement that all college students have at least some science courses, Miller said. This way, they can better keep up with new developments through the media.

A panel of researchers expressed concern that people are giving increasing credence to pseudoscience such as the visits of space aliens, lucky numbers and horoscopes.

In addition, these researchers noted an increase in college students who report they are "unsure" about creationism as compared with evolution.
What's in Creation Museum?
More recent generations know more factual material about science, said Carol Susan Losh, an associate professor at Florida State University. But, she said, when it comes to pseudoscience, "the news is not good."

One problem, she said, is that pseudoscience can speak to the meaning of life in ways that science does not. For example, for many women having a good life still depends on whom they marry, she said. "What does astrology speak to? Love relationships," Losh said, noting that belief in horoscopes is much higher among women than men. The disclosure that former first lady Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer resulted in widespread derision in the media, but few younger people remember that episode today, she said.

Miller said most readers of horoscopes are women, contributing to the listing of "female" as a leading negative factor in science literacy. Women also tended to take fewer college science courses, he said.

Belief in abduction by space aliens is also on the rise, Losh said.

"It's not surprising that the generation that grew up on `Twilight Zone' and early `Star Trek' television endorsed a link between UFOs and alien spacecraft," she said.

Pseudoscience discussion is often absent from the classroom, Losh said, so "we have basically left it up to the media." Raymond Eve of the University of Texas at Arlington had mixed news in surveys of students at an unnamed Midwestern university. The share that believed aliens had visited Earth fell from 25 percent in 1983 to 15 percent in 2006. There was also a decline in belief in "Bigfoot" and in whether psychics can predict the future.

But there also has been a drop in the number of people who believe evolution correctly explains the development of life on Earth and an increase in those who believe mankind was created about 10,000 years ago. Miller said a second major negative factor to scientific literacy was religious fundamentalism and aging.

Having taken college science courses was a strong positive influence, followed by overall education and informal science learning through the media. Having children at home also resulted in adults being more scientifically informed, he said. Nick Allum of the University of Surry in England suggested belief in astrology might be a simple misunderstanding of the question, with people confusing astrology with astronomy. In one European study about 25 percent of people said they thought astrology was very scientific. But when the question was rephrased to horoscopes that fell to about 7 percent.

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