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The Fat Facts on Ice Cream

Before eating your next sundae, be sure you know what you are going to be eating.

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Bricks To Clicks

Crank the tunes ...

What's your favorite song?

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Inoculatte

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Everyone has heard the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." We all know we should eat more fruit. But why apples? Do they contain specific benefits?

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Paradigm

Are Pet Owners Happier?

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Renitent

What To Order the Next Time You Eat Out

Burger or Salad?

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izzat

Hold out! Do Not Cave Into Your Next Craving

The next time you are craving sweets - reach for a piece of fruit rather than a piece of candy.

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Ergophobia

What Are the Benefits of Hot Peppers?

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Fernticled

Junk Food Can Kill You

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Captive Lunch

When was the first Mother's Day?

Ancient societies held a day of celebration honoring mother goddesses. It wasn't until the 1600s in England that real mothers were honored with a day of prayer and family gathering.

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The Happiest Country in the World

What country boasts the fact that 75% of their people are happy and fully content with their lives?

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Carpool Tunnel Syndrome

It Changed the World - The Mechanical Clock

What time is it?

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The Fat Facts on Ice Cream

Before you scream for ice cream, a health advocacy group wants you to think about this: A sundae can have as much fat and calories as a T-bone steak dinner.

A chocolate-dipped waffle cone at Ben & Jerry's has about 320 calories and 16 grams of fat. Add one scoop of Chunky Monkey ice cream and the total surges to 820 calories and 26 grams of saturated fat roughly as much as a one-pound rack of ribs.

At 1,270 calories and 38 grams of saturated fat, eating a Haagen-Dazs "Mint Chip Dazzler" sundae is like eating a T-bone steak, a Caesar salad and a baked potato with sour cream.

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Pleasing to the eye; Attractive

Crank the tunes ...

Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don't.

Bricks To Clicks

When a traditional company realizes that a website is necessary to stay competitive.

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Apples are truly a "miracle fruit" that convey benefits beyond fiber content. Animal studies have shown that apple pectin and polyphenols in apple improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory molecules.

Inoculatte

To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Are Pet Owners Happier?

According to statistics, people who have one or more pets in their homes lead happier lives, are considerably healthier, live longer and weigh less than those who don't. Pet owners heal better after surgery and have reduced factors for cardiovascular disease.

Paradigm

1. One that serves as a pattern or model.

2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories: the paradigm of an irregular verb.

3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.

What To Order the Next Time You Eat Out

Burger or Salad?

Even with two tablespoons of creamy dressing, a meal-size green salad (plus a few vegetables) has less saturated fat and fewer calories than a quarter-pound hamburger on a bun. The burger has about the same amount of saturated fat as a quarter cup of blue cheese or a third of a cup of ranch dressing.

Renitent

Resistance to pressure

Hold out! Do Not Cave Into Your Next Craving

Fruit is often called "nature's candy"---unlike candy, fruit is good for you. Sweet, delicious, easy to eat, and visually appealing, fruit is served in a variety of ways: in salads and smoothies, added to cereal, yogurt, or kefir, cooked and added to meat and grains as a flavor enhancer or eaten out of hand as a quick snack. No matter how fruit is consumed, it adds nutrition to your diet and enjoyment to your palate.

izzat

Honor, Prestige, Reputation

What Are the Benefits of Hot Peppers?

The successful use of hot peppers in any dish help improve appetite and enjoyment of food in significant ways.

Hot peppers contain high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 (niacin) and an adequate amount of pro-vitamin A (beta carotene), all of which are significant antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Capsaicin, the chemical that releases spiciness in hot peppers, is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents that occur naturally.

Despite all of its great health benefits and culinary value, exercise eating hot peppers in moderation and eat them fresh. Hot peppers can easily trigger a variety of gastro intestinal problems, from ulcers to irritated bowel syndrome. Many dried hot pepper powders may be contaminated with industrial chemicals that are known carcinogens.

Ergophobia

The fear of work. Ergophobia sufferers often experience a great sense of dread about going to their job. They may have trouble functioning in the workplace even though they realize their fear is irrational.

Junk Food Can Kill You

According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, people have died or been severely injured trying to retrieve drinks from soda vending machines. People who didn't die suffered skull fractures, knee fractures and, in one case, a punctured bladder. Vending companies now post warnings on their machines.

Fernticled

(furn-tick-uld)

Covered in freckles. Fair-skinned people are more prone to freckling.

When was the first Mother's Day?

Captive Lunch

When management wheels in the sandwiches at noon, just when you thought you could escape to run a few errands.

The Happiest Country in the World

Iceland -This small island nation is ranked among the happiest and healthiest in the world, despite volcanoes, and straight-up darkness.

A high level of trust and strong social bonds are major keys to happiness report Icelanders. A typical day in Iceland might include:

* Reading a newspaper headline story about a wedding ring found in a field when a carrot sprouted through it
* Stopping into a cozy laundromat cafe complete with a simple child's play center
* Leaving your house unlocked for the evening while you head out with friends
* Popping some fish oil - Icelanders have low rates of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) because of this practice.
* Reading - Iceland's literacy rate is among the highest in the world.

Backseat Browser

Anyone who sits behind someone browsing the Internet and continuously instructs them on what to click on or what to type into the address/search bar.

Backseat Browsing is appropriately applied when the advice or commands are unsolicited by the browser.

It Changed the World - The Mechanical Clock

The mechanical clock allowed people to experience time as a controllable element providing great stimulation to commerce. In the Middle Ages people did not have the same concept of time and most people didn't know what year it was or even what century they lived in.

Carpool Tunnel Syndrome

The semi-conscious state that is the result of repeated early morning ride sharing.