Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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Byline: LAURA CAPITANO

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MORE THAN A LITTLE DOLITTLE

67: Percent of pet owners who say they understand their animals' woofs, meows or other sounds.

18: Percent of pet owners who say they comprehend their animals' sounds completely.

62: Percent of pet owners who say that when they speak, their critter gets the message.

69: Percent of dog owners who think their dogs understand them when they speak to them.

50: Percent of cat owners who think their cats understand what they are saying.

71: Percent of women who think their pets understand them most of the time.

53: Percent of men who think their pets understand them most of the time.

15: Percent of pet owners who are cutting back on pet care expenses due to economic pressures.

27: Percent of pet owners who are considering giving up their pet due to financial difficulties.

74: Percent of pet owners who have a dog.

46: Percent of pet owner who have cat.

Source: AP-Petside.com poll of pet owners

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BEAUTY BUZZWORDS DEFINED

Here are the Top 10 beauty ingredient trends most likely to come alive in 2009, courtesy of Pierce Mattie Public Relations:

Argan Oil: This Moroccan beauty trick is one of the richest sources of vitamin E and contains 80 percent essential fatty acids. Use on skin and in hair for argan's moisture and high level of antioxidants.

Acai: This Brazilian berry contains antioxidants, amino acids, essential omegas, fibers and protein all for anti-aging effects.

Goji: This nutrient-rich berry has often been called a "super food" due to its abilities to fight free radicals and boost the immune system.

Baobab: Rich in riboflavin, niacin and vitamins C, A, D and E, baobab has incredible anti-aging properties in creams, moisturizers, exfoliating scrubs and hair care.

Acerola: The vitamin C content gives acerola the ability to even out skin tone and brighten complexion.

Blueberry: Chock full of amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, blueberries are another super food that will be used in beauty products to fight aging. …

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