Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 29 2008

A Snickers a day keeps the Dr. away?

Tough job: Volunteers needed for chocolate study LONDON (Reuters) – Calling all chocoholics: British researchers recruiting volunteers willing to eat a bar of chocolate daily for a year, guilt-free and all in the name of science. I hate to break it to the researchers, but I’ve been following this protocol for years.   Original Entry

Apr 28 2008

Colour me miserable, matey.

Is there anything quite as annoying as a spring cold?  Especially after one has gone "cold-free" all winter long? I don't think so! I knew something was up in the middle of last week when I starting waking up each morning to find my right eye socket glued shut (and Dr. Darling claiming to have …

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Apr 27 2008

I’ll believe it when I see it…

Turning tide in Indiana Worried about Iraq and the economy, some Republican Hoosiers are feeling blue, and may vote that way, too. (From The Boston Globe)   Original Entry

Apr 24 2008

Indiana wants me…

For the first time since I’ve been old enough to vote, my home state is actually a “playa” in a presidential primary race…and I’m living in Sweden. Usually the nominees for both parties have been determined long before the Hoosier State gets around to holding its primary in May. But this year both the Democratic …

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Apr 24 2008

How did I survive so long without an iPod?!

Despite being both a dedicated Mac user and a gadget-addict all of my adult life, I have always (inexplicably, really) resisted the pull of the iPod. Part of my apathy toward the "game-changing" mp3 player that put Apple design artistry in the hands of pretty much everyone on the planet is that I've just never …

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Apr 23 2008

Caffeine kick: short shots are better than ‘big gulps’

Caffeine jump-starts the body and sharpens the mind. But studies suggest that we Yanks are doing it wrong. For optimal brain gain, regular tea breaks, as favored in the UK, are more effective than a 20-ounce French roast sucked down at Starbucks in lieu of breakfast. Caffeinate With Care: Small Shots Do a Brain Better …

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Apr 20 2008

Mainstream media screws Americans again

Torturers in the White House: Why Is This Story Being Ignored? “The biggest news of the last week went virtually uncovered by the mainstream, print media. ABC News first reported last Wednesday that top Bush Administration officials, including Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, John Ashcroft, and George Tenet, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld met to discuss …

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