If you are looking to save money, bringing a bagged lunch to work is a good first step. (Check out this great Lunch Savings Calculator to see how much you could be saving.) However, if you want to be green too, you need to go a step further. Brown lunch sacks, plastic storage bags, and plastic…
Here at Swipes Inc. , we love to workout. Not in the office per se but many of us have a workout regiment that we stick to! Some of us do weights while others like to take Hot Yoga, Spin or Zumba classes!
Well I’m here to say, I’m more of a Spin and Zumba girl myself. These classes really help break up the monotony of working out. For some of us working out by ourselves is hard to do because the motivation just isn’t there. One or two days into it, you’re going hard—-the next 5 days you’ve already given up! Trust me, I know—- I’ve been that person plenty of times! Participating in classes keep you motivated and they are actually a lot of fun.
Zumba, which I’ve recently started doing, combines latin and international music with a fun and effective work-out! You will burn the calories. Some feel intimidated because they “can’t” dance! Pish posh, this is for everyone! You don’t have to have all the rhythm in the world just move your body! And if you’re afraid of the classes there are DVD’s you can do in the privacy of your home.
But whatever you choose to do—-workout! Staying Sexy and Green are important for the mind, body, and soul. And although exercise is just one component, it’s one of the most important. 30 minutes a day can seriously go a long way. If you been hesitating on working out, start today! Take a walk around the block or turn the music up loud and dance in your living room! Just get that heart rate pumping!
*Happy Skin: banana and organic unrefined honey face mask, bananas have vitamin A, E, and C, and honey is seriously like the godfather of all skin care products, no joke
*Puffy eyes: tea bags, preferably green tea, or potato peels
*Clear up pimples faster: throw some toothpaste on that sucker, the ones with baking soda tend to work better
*Healthy Hair: Avocado, Mayonnaise, egg yolk and conditioner, let it sit in your hair for like 15 minutes and then rinse out with cold water
*Get ride up acne trouble spots: milk, like the kind that’s in you fridge this very second,apply and leave until your skin tightens; kiss stubborn breakouts goodbye and say hello to softer cleaner skin
Freaky Friday: Change Position *Reader's discretion is advised
75 Crazy-Hot Sex Moves
By Jennifer Benjamin (Cosmopolitan.com)
1.Have a naughty-movie marathon. Rent a bunch of flicks with famously steamy sex scenes. How could you not get inspired?
2. Intensify his orgasm by placing two fingers an inch behind his balls and feeling for a dent (the perineum, a big pleasure trigger). For the last 30 seconds before he comes, massage the spot in a circular motion.
3. Tie two or three knots in a nylon stocking, and gently wrap it (don’t tie it) around the base of his penis so it’s snug but still has some give. The compression makes him even more sensitive, and the knots stimulate your clitoris as you move in girl-on-top.
4. Put a small mirror out to the side, parallel to his body, while you’re going down on him — he’ll have an eye-popping view.
5. To make his orgasm explosive, gently squeeze the base of his penis for five seconds before he comes, then release.
6. Close your eyes and masturbate in front of him. It’s a turn-on because he’ll feel like the only viewer of a private porn show.
7. Text your man racy one-word messages that, when strung together, hint at what you want him to do to you that night.
8. Make a playlist of sultry songs, and set it to shuffle during sex. Change up your pace and mood to match each new tune.
9. Buy a small, bullet-shaped vibrator that has a remote operation. Hold it over your clitoris, and hand him the controls.
10. While your man is hard, use one hand to push his penis up toward his stomach. Lick the underside of his shaft by keeping your tongue flat and moving your head from side to side to cover more surface area.
11. While he’s giving you oral sex, tell him to insert a finger in your vagina and stroke your G-spot with a come-hither motion.
Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits — benefits that you may not have been aware of. Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use green tea for medicinal purposes. Also research the amount of cups to gain the proper benefits.
Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
Tooth Decay.Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
Blood Pressure.Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.
In our relationships we tend to grow complacent…things get a little stale…and maybe even a tad boring. It’s time to STOP that!
Don’t let the everyday hustle and bustle get in the way of your GOOD LOVIN. Here are a few tips to bring the Spontaneity back into your love life!
1. Don’t Wait: There is no need to wait for your partner to initiate sex. If fact, maybe your partner is waiting for you to jump on it ( sure, that pun was intended). So go ahead, like Nike, Just do it.
2. Sexy messages: Sexy Text’s a.k.a “Sexting” is the new “Phone Sex” but more discreet. What better way to get your partner going than a mid-day sext. If you’ve never done it before, it’ll surely catch them off guard—anticipating what is to come later.
3. Change Location: If your intimate moments only take place on a bed, it’s time to switch it up! Go to living room, maybe even the Kitchen—-try the counter, up against the fridge, or the dryer for crying out loud. Try outside the house as well—-even a hotel! Just somewhere else to get the adrenaline pumping! Trust me whenever you’re outside your element, it feels brand new!
4. Do it Twice: Remember, there use to be a time when you would go again and again and again. Why have you become a one-time show? Bring the excitement back! Make love once, relax, and if the mood strikes—-go for round 2!
It’s the weekend, Spice it up! And keep Swipes Lovin Wipes around for all your spontaneous adventures!
We’ve mentioned Stay-cations before but now that summer is rapidly approaching, I think it’s time reiterate the importance behind taking one.
There are several reason’s why a staycation could be the best route for you and your family:
1. Save on gas!
With gas being close to $4 a gallon, it makes a lot of sense to stay local. Taking long drives can now really put a damper on your wallet. Not to mention CO2 emissions and pollution!
2. Helping the Local Economy
Staying local keeps the dollars floating in your community where you need it most! Help keep your local small businesses in business by showing them you to appreciate all that they are trying to do to keep the local economy thriving!
3. Rediscover your Community
So many of us never take advantage of all the spectacular things our town has to offer until we’re hosting out-of-town guest. But now it’s your turn. Go to the museum, historical sites, art studios, restaurants, a winery, parks, and beaches. Ride your bike or plan a pic-nic…you really don’t know what you’re missing until you slow down and enjoy what’s right there at home!
4. Short escape for yourself
Sometimes the world can be a little overwhelming and you to need to check-out! Well do it by checking-in to a local hotel or B&B for a weekend. Take a moment to enjoy yourself or significant other away from it all. You really don’t have to go far to get away.
Swipes Inc, is a natural biodegradable, compostable, and flushable wet wipe company. Right now we do a Tuesday Feature called “Green Tip Tuesdays” and we would like to open it up to fans, followers, fellow Green life lovers. If you or someone you know have a green tip you would like to be a guest blogger, we will feature you and your blog/post on our Facebook, Twitter, and of course here on Tumblr :)
Tips can be on
"How to go green"
whatever you like!
Submit your green tip blog url or the content of your tip along with your name and a link that you would like us to direct people to, to Tiffany@swipes.com
Green Tip Tuesday: 10 benefits of Avocado + 2 beauty recipes
Oral Cancer Defense Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.
Breast Cancer Protection Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.
Prostate Cancer Prevention Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer
Eye Health Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.
Lower Cholesterol Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.
Heart Health One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
Stroke Prevention The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.
Better Nutrient Absorption Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.
Glutathione Source Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.
Vitamin E Powerhouse Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.
And don’t forget how amazing Avocado is for your face and hair!
Honey-Avocado Invigorating and Revitalizing Hair Treatment
Makes 1 application
1 medium avocado — peeled and stoned 2 tablespoons honey
Mash together the ingredients in a small bowl.
Massage into hair.
Leave for 20-30 minutes.
Wash hair as usual.
Basic Avocado Mask
(For dry skin)
The most basic avocado facial mask, as always strength in simplicity; it nourishes, moisturizes and cleans your pores
What do you need:
1 ripe Avocado…and nothing more
How to do it:
Cut the avocado in half, take out the pit. Now peel it, cut it in parts and mash it to a pulp
Simply spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes
Then wash it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and apply a moisturizer, this way you “seal” your skin to keep the water inside
Masturbation is usually one of those things that a lot of people do but no one really talks about—at least not many women.Men—-we’ve all seen American pie and it’s almost widely accepted that you guys get that going at a seemingly young age. Regardless it’s natural and something that almost everyone does, so why not celebrate it?
The celebration of May as National Masturbation Month began in 1995 in San Francisco as a response to the forced resignation of then U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. After a speech at the United Nations World AIDS Day in 1994, an audience member asked Elders about masturbation’s potential for discouraging early sexual activity. She answered,“I think it is something that is part of human sexuality and a part of something that perhaps should be taught.”
Although that was the end to the first black Surgeon Generals career in Washington it sparked a new interest in self love and the month now known for Masturbation. Our partners at Good Vibrations were advocates in this cause, shedding light on Elder’s unjust firing as well exploring the possibilities of self-pleasuring. They hold annual events used as public health education programs to help increase awareness of self-pleasure as a strategy for safer and healthier sex and to de-stigmatize masturbation.
I know we’re half way through the month but it’s never to late to start exploring. Check out all the toys Good Vibes has to offer as well as their full stock of Swipes Lovin Wipes! Most likey you’ll need them ;-)