Archive for August 2007

Decoding the FDA’s new sunscreen rules

New rules for sunscreen labeling will provide seperate qualifiers for the ability to block UVB and UVA rays. UVB is the portion of the ultraviolet spectrum that causes the skin to burn, or tan if you’re not a light-skinned Irish decendant like me. UVA is the portion of the spectrum that may pose a cancer…

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New Study Links Laughter and Increased Calorie Burn

A study in the August 2007 issue of the Journal of Obesity suggests that 10-15 minutes of daily laughter can increase your energy expenditure, heart rate and rate of calorie burn. The study showed that such activity could yeild as much as an additional 40 calories burned a day. Ok, maybe 40 calories isn’t going…

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New Medicare Payment Restrictions Announced

The $408 billion Medicare system currently provides coverage for about 43 million elderly and disabled in the US. Without it, many such people would have no other means of getting sickness care (don’t ever call it health care). As the expense for this program continues to soar upwards, new rules have announced that certain events…

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Movie Review: The Last Legion

Usually when a movie isn’t released to the critics ahead of time, that’s a sign… With a cast including Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Peter Mullan, John Hannah and Kevin McKidd one would expect something decent to come along with the requisite expense. Unfortunately, The Last Legion was more like an ABC Family Channel special that was…

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The Simpsons Movie: Spider Pig Lyrics

The Spider Pig theme song cracks me up. Spider pig Spider pig Does whatever a spider pig does Can he swing From a web No he can’t He’s a pig Look Out He is a spider pig I’m so glad the Simpsons Movie didn’t stink!  

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The Drugs You Need

Just in case you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s very cute and creative. It certainly does represent the way we are made to believe that we NEED some of these dugs on the market today. After watching this video, pick up the book "Selling Sickness" on Amazon.com for a real shocker about the reality…

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Movie Review: Bourne Ultimatum

Jason Bourne is back and he’s just a little bit pissed. Recently, there have been comparisons between Jason Bourne and James Bond. While they both represent the same movie genre, comparing the two is like comparing a cat to a dog. You have to take them on their own merits. I’m not going to get into…

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