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Chew Gum For Your Teeth
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      0 comments

The act of chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth, which can help prevent cavities by neutralizing and washing away acids and bacteria on your teeth. Make sure you choose a sugarless gum, especially one with xylitol, an artificial s... Read more
How Many Miles In That Meal?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      14 comments

Menus that listed how many miles a person would have to walk to burn off a meal led people to order about 200 fewer calories compared with menus that listed no nutritional information. That's the conclusion of a study in the March issue of the ... Read more
Bite Into An Organic Tomato
Monday, June 10, 2013      12 comments

In a study published in a recent issue of the journal PLoS ONE, Brazilian researchers analyzed the nutritional content of tomatoes grown on organic farms vs. those grown using conventional farming methods. The organic tomatoes---though smaller ... Read more
Alcohol and Diet Soda
Sunday, June 09, 2013      10 comments

Mixing alcohol with an artificially sweetened drink can cause a bigger buzz than mixing it with a sugar-sweetened drink, a small study suggests. Sixteen people drank vodka mixed with soda, diet soda, or a placebo during three sessions. The die... Read more
Transferred To Chicago
Saturday, June 08, 2013      10 comments

Bob was sitting on the plane when a guy took the seat beside him. The guy was an emotional wreck, pale, hands shaking, moaning in fear. "What's the matter?" Bob asked. "I've been transferred to Chicago; there are crazy people ther... Read more
The Recession
Friday, June 07, 2013      12 comments

The recession continues to affect everybody. My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEOs are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. A stripper was killed when her audience showered h... Read more
The Black Telephone
Thursday, June 06, 2013      14 comments

When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used t... Read more
Irish Painter
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      15 comments

A painter by the name of Paddy Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to him in the town of Doolin, County Clare, to... Read more
Low-Cal Menus Fatten Business
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      10 comments

In a recent report from the Obesity Solutions Initiative at the Hudson Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C., researchers analyzed sales at 21 large restaurant chains in the U.S., including McDonald's and Olive Garden, between 2006 and 201... Read more
Relationship Fears Affect Health
Monday, June 03, 2013      18 comments

In a study in the March issue of the journal Psychological Science, researchers gave questionnaires to 85 married couples and took blood and saliva samples from them. Those who worried a lot about rejection or other problems with their partner ... Read more
Aspirin, The Wonder Drug
Sunday, June 02, 2013      11 comments

My earliest memories of aspirin were the small orange-flavored tablets in the St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin bottle. Back then, my parents gave me aspirin to soothe aches and quell fevers. But the routine use of low-dose aspirin as an over-th... Read more
Better-For-You Chips
Saturday, June 01, 2013      9 comments

Veggie chips are marketed as a healthier alternative to standard chips. Some actually deliver on that promise, with real vegetable ingredients and even healthful nutrients such as fiber and protein. But they're no diet food; even the healthier... Read more
Male Or Female?
Friday, May 31, 2013      13 comments

You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples: FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. TIRES: Tire... Read more
+ Retirement
Thursday, May 30, 2013      15 comments

One day, while going to the shop, I passed by a retirement village. On the front lawn were six old ladies, lying naked on the grass. I thought this was a bit unusual, but continued on my way. On my return trip, I passed the same retiremen... Read more
Allergies
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      10 comments

Not sure whether it's an allergy or something else? You can determine which is which by comparing these symptoms, timeframes, and triggers. ALLERGIES Symptoms: Congestion, itchy and watery eyes, clear nasal discharge, sneezing, and s... Read more

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