The Super Bowl Ads

Watching the Super Bowl ads is as much a tradition as the game itself. During this year’s contest, a few interesting trends emerged. There were commercials focusing on what it means to “be a man” as well as a couple of ads with too many tighty-whiteys (don’t worry, we’ll explain). A slew of big names […]

Obama declares swine flu a national emergency

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients. The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country and production delays […]

How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

Below is an email that’s going around. Maybe it’s been circulating for years, but I received it for the first time today. It makes a claim that seems dubious at first. But, upon experimentation, appears to be true. At least, it’s true for me. There must be a scientific explanation for this phenomenon. The question […]

Instant Ab Flatteners

Achieving a toned, sexy tummy might seem like a pipe dream this time of year. Baggy sweaters abound, egg nog is served and Frosty the Snowman doesn’t offer much in the way of flat-belly inspiration. But getting a sleek, sexy stomach is easier than you think. Spend just five minutes a day on toning your […]

Dangers Of Wearing Popular Sheepskin Boots

Despite the fact that Uggs and their many knockoff incarnations have long been considered a “fashion don’t,” lots of women love and continue to wear these suede and sheepskin boots all winter long. They’re warm, they’re cozy, they’re easy to throw on with any outfit, they feel like slippers, and they’re a celebrity favorite. Of […]

Accutane

Accutane Generic Name: isotretinoin (oral) (EYE so TRET i noyn) Brand Names: Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret What is Accutane? Accutane is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. […]

10 Biggest Bankruptcies In U.S. History

Lehman Brothers Assets upon filing: $691 billion Date of filing: Sept. 15, 2008 Description: Investment bank What happened next: Within days of its filing, Lehman’s North American business was taken over by UK bank Barclays; Japan’s Nomura Holdings snagged its international operations. Washington Mutual Assets upon filing: $328 billion Date of filing: Sept. 26, 2008 […]

Third-Hand Smoke

WASHINGTON (AFP) – You know smoking is bad for you. You know inhaling someone else’s smoke is bad for you. Now a US study says third-hand smoke — tobacco residue clinging to surfaces — is also bad for you. When a cigarette burns, nicotine is released in the form of a vapor that collects and […]

10 Ways to Ease Your Allergies Naturally

While the flowers and warmer temps are welcome signs of spring, sneezing, stuffy noses and watery eyes are mainstays of the season you could probably do without. Yes, pollen and all of their allergy-aggravating friends are back! Try these simple, natural ways to leave allergies—and all the runny noses, dry eyes and wheezing—in the dust. […]

Warning on new superbugs from S. Asia

New superbugs spreading from South Asia Plastic surgery patients have carried a new class of superbugs resistant to almost all antibiotics from South Asia to Britain and they could spread worldwide, researchers reported Wednesday. Many hospital infections that were already difficult to treat have become even more impervious to drugs thanks to a recently discovered […]