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Getting a Dinosaur to Heel

Getting a Dinosaur to Heel

In the summer blockbuster Jurassic World, dinosaurs stomp and chomp through box office records, and the movie’s heroine (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) runs from the woman-devouring prehistoric creatures in… high heels? The question is, “are they the best shoes to run for your life in?”  “Are they the best shoes for life?” What’s the big deal – they look great, right?  But, there are some health i... »

Bite Night

Bite Night

Much to everyone’s horror, bed bugs are back.  Yes, the world has yet to eradicate Cimex Lectularius – the common bed bug.  I’m reminded of the old childhood saying:  “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” But what happens if they do bite? Well, although extremely creepy, bed bugs don’t transmit infections so no worries there. In fact, you don’t even feel them bite. All that happens is tha... »

Take A Seat

Take A Seat

Let me ask you something personal – what’s your relationship like with your toilet seat?   Is there some mutual respect?  Or is it more of a one way relationship?   What about a public toilet?  That’s generally an entirely other type of relationship and one that we don’t want lasting any longer than it absolutely has to. Our relationship with toilet seats goes way beyond the simple “lid up or down... »

Food Goes Day-Part Agnostic

Food Goes Day-Part Agnostic

If you’re anything like me, you’re saying to yourself, what the heck does day-part agnostic mean?  And what does it have to do with food? Well, if you’ve ever read a food critic’s review, you know they are always coming up with interesting ways to describe food in general, cooking food and eating food.  So, food going “day-part agnostic” means that you can basically eat whatever you want WHEN you ... »

Belly Up to the Bar

Belly Up to the Bar

Is beer really “liquid bread” and more fattening than other forms of alcohol?  There have been many rumors brewing for a while now.  The truth is beer is made from fermented grains and yes, contains carbohydrates.  The Egyptians ate a type of fermented porridge that was the precursor to beer.  And thank goodness we’ve evolved it into a beverage.  Can you imagine meeting your friends after work for... »

Taking the 5th – Vital Signs

Taking the 5th – Vital Signs

Traditionally there are four vital signs and if they are out of whack, you’re in trouble.   When assessing anyone, doctors look for the following to be within acceptable ranges: body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate (rate of breathing) and although not technically a vital sign, blood pressure as it is often measured along with the others. The concept of a 5th vital sign has made its way i... »

Underwear under there?

Underwear under there?

The option of NOT wearing underwear has been around since the 60s.  And, I don’t mean the 1960s when the baby boomers think they invented sex.  I mean the 1860s.  Generally speaking, what we today call “underwear” wasn’t widely worn until the 1800s.  And, believe it or not, MEN started wearing underwear more regularly than women. So, is “going commando” ok?  It’s probably better than if you don’t ... »

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