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10 Fun Facts About Cereal

Breakfast cereal is a big business. Take a walk through any supermarket and you are quite likely to find an entire aisle dedicated to breakfast cereal. There does not seem to be any end to the ideas manufacturers come up with to …

11 Health Benefits of Juicing

Juicing is not new, and the health benefits associated with it have been known for many years. With more focus on good nutrition and natural health alternatives these days, more and more people are paying attention to juicing. Although there is a …

5 Horrifying Facts About Processed Meat

What do bacon, sausage, hot dogs, salami, beef jerky, and ham have in common?  They are examples of processed meat.  Processed meat is meat products made from muscle meat, animal fats and additives.  The addition of additives changes the color and texture …

Why Do Hiccups Happen?

Universal and annoying, everyone knows what hiccups feel like. Scientifically, it’s the involuntary contraction of the diaphragm and a closure of the vocal cords – causing the classic ‘hic’ sound we associate with hiccups. In layman’s terms, the muscle just beneath your …

7 Health Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol

C2H6O, the chemical formula for ethanol, is the primary ingredient in alcohol.  It can affect nearly every type of cell in your body, including your central nervous system.  What happens when we give up alcohol?  Read on to discover the health benefits …

5 Benefits of Drinking Water

Drinking water is essential for life.  Without it, you’d most probably die within three to five days.  It’s part of almost every process in your body from digestion to excretion. Your body is made up of about 70% water.  Each day it …

What Vitamins Are Good For Energy?

In 1912, scientist Casimir Funk coined the term vitamine when he designated a group of compounds vital to life.  ‘Vita’ means life and ‘amine’ means contains nitrogen.  It was originally thought all vitamins contained a nitrogen component known as ‘amine’, but when …

Foods That Are Good For Your Hair

Hair requires certain key nutrients to keep the cells that make up its strands healthy. Studies show a correlation between nutritional adequacy and hair health. By eating the right amount of vitamins and minerals, hair can become shiny and strong. Weak and …

Cynophobia: The Fear of Dogs

Unlike the fear of spiders, snakes or rats, the fear of cats (ailurophobia) and the fear of dogs (cynophobia) are not particularly common zoophobia fears. That said, those that do suffer from them are subjected to seeing the source of their fear …

6 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Babylonians (c. 5000 BC) discovered Apple Cider Vinegar when a courtier found wine had formed from grape juice that was forgotten, leading to the evolution of vinegar.  But it was Hippocrates, that first put it to use medicinally to treat wounds …

10 Fascinating Facts About Alcohol

In the United States, alcohol is everywhere. As a matter of fact, over 87 percent of Americans over 18 say they have drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. It is also responsible for a large amount of the economy and …

6 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut is loosely defined as a fruit, a nut, and a seed. It’s actually a drupe – a fruit with a fleshy outer part, thin skin and a seed in the middle. Whatever its classification, one thing is certain, the coconut …

Ailurophobia: The Irrational Fear of Cats

As similar to “allure” as the word looks, Ailurophobia could not be farther from the meaning. Ailurophobia (also known sometimes as felinophobia, gatophobia, and elurophobia) is the irrational fear of cats. Big and small cats, black and ginger cats. Cats of all …

20 Health Benefits of Laughing

Laughter is a bodily expression displaying happiness of the soul. It is said that laughter is the best medicine and rightfully so. With many scientific studies showing the positive impact of laughing on the human physiology, we all need to incorporate laughing …
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