Nov 18 2011
If Pizza is a Vegetable, Beer Should be a Grain
There’s something completely wrong with this. Currently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is okay with the fact that pizza sauce—cooked tomatoes, sugar, salt, and preservatives—counts as a serving of vegetables when it comes to school lunch...
Nov 02 2011
Guess What the McRib Has in Common With Your Shoes?
Never once have I understood the appeal of the McRib, McDonald’s elusive and strangely popular BBQ-ish sandwich. In essence, between two pieces of bread are some onions, a pickle, and drenched in BBQ sauce is a patty of rib meat reconstituted...
Sep 15 2011
Cantaloupes Linked to Listeria Outbreak
A Colorado farm recalled cantaloupes sold between July 29 and September 10 out of concern the fruit may be infected with listeria, a deadly strain of bacteria. Sixteen people from five states were found to be infected with the outbreak-associat...
Aug 23 2011
Happiness: Some Now, More Later
Everyone wants to be happy. There are some of us who are naturally happy, while there are others who have to regularly work at their happiness. Contrary to popular opinion, research suggests that our teen years are not when we are happiest. ...
Aug 17 2011
WHO Stresses Need for Psychological First Aid During Humanitarian Relief Efforts
Canadian medic Lt. Sophie Levoie laughs with a young Haitian girl after the 2008 earthquake.In honor of World Humanitarian Day—August 19th—the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International,...
Aug 16 2011
Be Nice to Your Coworkers. You’ll Live Longer.
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Aug 11 2011
Chemicals and Thyroid Disorders: Are they Connected?
When I was 18, some things happened. I gained weight, experienced insomnia, and my body underwent waves of heat that made me want to peel off my skin. Blaming these on the “freshmen 15” and college stress, newer symptoms (racing heart, eye redn...
Aug 09 2011
Get Up and Move Around: Sitting Causes Too Many Problems
As a writer by trade, I spend most of my day in a cubicle, typing away at a computer. After work, I go home and work on more writing projects, accumulating even more time in front of the computer or typewriter. Between the hours on the comput...
Aug 02 2011
Your Brain on Shark Week: Fight, Flight, and Alpha Mode
Great White Shark, photo courtesy of Terry Gross, (CC BY-SA 3.0)Aww yeah! It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel is rolling out the goods with hours upon hours of shows dedicated to the most efficient killing machines in the water. That means ro...
Jul 29 2011
Week in Health: July 23 - 29
Study: 1 in 3 People Who Get Nose Jobs have Body Dismorphic Disorder (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms (Huff Post Have Researchers Found a Vaccine Against Heroin? (Was...