#Beer Without the #Buzz

alcosynthThe name of this magical potion is Alcosynth and it promises to give you the buzz without the damaging effects to your body. Yes, it’s named to give the impression that it’s synthetic alcohol because that is the intended goal for this controversial drink. It’s designed to be an additive you put into cocktails. Currently there are two forms under development: bitter and tasteless. The focal point of efficacy is found in stimulating the ‘good feelings’ that alcohol influences in the brain. That’s weird. Isn’t alcohol a depressant? Is this ‘invention’ a super antioxidant? It claims to do away with the negative side effects like nausea, headache, and dry mouth  but how about your liver? Apparently it protects the liver and heart, according to Professor Nut. That’s really his name so take it with a grain of salt. There’s plenty of time for studies to prove these claims because this altruistic elixir isn’t due on bars until 2050.

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#5SecondRule Like #Ticks Questing

questingMost households have an x-second rule for food that falls on the floor. Science has done us the favor (not) of explaining how to tailor the criteria to define how long is too long based on a few factors. Floor type: did it fall on a hard floor or a carpeted germ hotel? Food type: was it a cracker or a juicy piece of fruit? Time down: Less is more, always. How long was it on the floor? Bacteria has a different shot clock that humans. They transport a lot like ticks, which is called questing. They lie ready to adhere to anything that brushes past them. With this is mind, sometimes a doggie isn’t the worst idea to keep your floors clean.

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How #BeerGoggles Affect the #Sexes

beergogglesAlcohol is like the grease on the wheels to make things slip. People think that judgement calls you’d make when sober tend to fall at ease when drinking alcohol. This is how the term ‘beer goggles’ was coined. A study showed how drinking enables  both men and women to become more amicable, less critical, and open. The question of sexuality was not tagged in this study because alcohol didn’t derange the moral compass. Ladies, this effect seems to be more prevalent in your house. Beer goggles make you into the fun-loving creature you always wanted to be in nature. The moral of the study story says it’s all about dropping inhibitions, not inviting the questionable neighbor over for a night cap. This is not an endorsement to drink your inhibitions away. This is just the science behind ‘beer goggles’.

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Shine #Light on Low #SexDrive

lightsonMen are visual creatures. When it comes to a low libido, try turning on the lights during the act. A study found that bright light stimulates testosterone levels in men. Much like treatment for depression, light makes it brighter. It’s not just for depression, people. Light provides a vital element for plants to grow and ice to melt into water. Why wouldn’t it get the loving train back on the tracks? Forget pills. This is the most natural and organic way to set the sky rockets in flight.

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#Addiction to the #Web

web-accidctionAddiction comes in many forms. Whether it’s exercise, alcohol, or the Internet – everybody has an addiction to something.  A study has found that people addicted to the Internet are likely masking another mental condition. Many of us work online. Nowadays students submit papers online. Emails are the veritable proof of document receipt in many arenas. It almost seems like life fosters depression and anxiety.  That’s an ominous statement but reminds us we need to surround ourselves with positivity and people who radiate it.

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@HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump Talk #Politics Please!

hillary clintonHere we go again. A few weeks ago, the news of Donald Trump’s mental health was called into question. This week, it’s Hillary Clinton’s alleged Parkinson’s disease. The November 2016 election is the gift that keeps giving to the media. Punches are being thrown and this needs a hardcore anti-bullying campaign. When do we talk politics? Is there a candidate on the ticket who’s dodged the unproven questionable health accusations and has respectable experience in politics? Have you met Gary Johnson?

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How #Exercise Can Make You #Wealthier

heartAlthough this story is a week old, there’s no expiration date on the facts. Exercise gives us feel good endorphins coursing through our veins. We all know that pleasurable fact. But did you know that exercise was shown to help you save money on healthcare costs? It’s like getting a weekly babysitting job but your heart’s the baby. A study shows that healthcare bills for heart disease patients were lower for people that exercised regularly. How much money did they save? 30 minutes five times a week amounts to the tune of $2500 a year in savings. Factor in longevity and the sum multiplies. What can you do with an extra $200 a month? Do yourself a favor and get your heart pumping.

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Who’d Be a #Healthier #President?

trumpPardon the redundancy but this story keeps getting juicier. It didn’t help that Hillary Clinton collapsed at a 9/11 ceremony Sunday. She was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and told to take 5-days off. Bad listener. The Donald may not be up to release his tax records but he’ll be opening-up for Dr. Oz to kick his tires, so to speak. Everybody wants our next President to be in tip-top shape to assume the title of Commander in Chief. Tax records and shifty emails can be altered and deleted but your health lasts from cradle to grave, no faking it. Tune-in to Dr. Oz to see Trump flex his healthy ego. Let’s hope he’s got the blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI to match.

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#Free Period Products for Both #Sexes

brownuniversityWomen have been forever expected to have discretionary items on-hand for their monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Brown University has stepped-up and mandated that all bathrooms, men and women, have tampons and pads available. This is remarkable but it’s even more remarkable that the mention of such items in the men’s room are there for transgender folks. Was that really necessary? What if a non transgender guy is just being polite to his lady friend? Nothing says ‘I care’ like a guy giving a girl a tampon. That’s sarcasm. Would that comment get me killed in North Korea?

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Is Omission Guilt in #Politics?

hillaryFriday, Hillary Clinton learned she had pneumonia. She was prescribed antibiotics and 48-hours later appeared at a 9/11 ceremony. If she hadn’t collapsed, nobody would be the wiser. However, the fact that she pushed herself to a breaking-point just shy of the biggest day in her political career is really bad timing. For Trump, it’s like taking candy from a baby.  He’s been on a warpath as we near the first Presidential Debate on September 26. Oh Hillary. First, it’s omission of cherry-picked emails from review of the FBI in the Benghazi situation. Now it’s an unfortunate collapse 2-months shy of ‘go time’. Our next president needs to be compassionate with health issues in the US. This includes but is not limited to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and left-field catastrophes like Zika. Who’s got what it takes to heal these wounds?

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