Can Maggots Heal Wounds Faster Than a Doctor? — Health Check
Hold on to your lunch. Maggots have been approved for use in wound care in the US since 2004, but new studies are raising questions about whether or not they actually help the wounds heal or just do quick work while seeming kind of gross.
Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?
When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling the…
Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans
Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the…
Gift-Givers Be Warned – Nobody But You Cares About the Price Tag
Traditionally, people think the perfect gift is the one you’ve spent months thinking about and searching for, or the one you spent a month’s salary on, but new research shows that gift recipients are just as happy, if not more, with less expensive gifts, or the ones t…
Coffee, Beer Among the Bad Things That Are Suddenly Good for You in 2011
For years society has told us that drinking coffee, drinking beer and swearing are bad, but thanks to the results of new research released in 2011, some things we thought were bad are actually good for us. Turns out being a caffeine-addled, Guinness-soaked potty mouth actually improves your health &…
‘National Chocolate Covered Anything Day’ Is the Best Excuse to Pig Out [VIDEOS]
Get out your fondue pot and anything you can impale on a toothpick, because this is a random national day of celebration worth getting into. December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Here are 10 ways to celebrate this holiday.
President Obama’s Family Avoids Facebook and DVRs ‘Modern Family’ Just Like Us!
He’s one of the most powerful people on the planet, but President Barack Obama is just like every other American with an average American family. According to an interview in PEOPLE, he watches TV and tries to keep his girls away from Facebook, just like any parent. Like we needed an…
Sloppy Joes, Poo-Poo Platters and More — Could Food Names Be Corrupting Our Children?
Parents must always be on the offensive to protect their children from the countless ways the world tries to steer them down the wrong path. But should parents be leery of the names of foods?
Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of…
It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.
Former Marine Can’t Stop Sending Spam to Troops Overseas
Most of us get annoyed when we receive spam, but one Maryland man has spent countless hours and money sending Spam to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan so they can have a little bit of home while they’re away.
Can Chewing Gum Help Control Your Appetite? — Health Check
Smokers have a gum that helps them quit smoking, so it’s only fair that overeaters have a gum to help them quit eating. Thankfully, scientists are getting close to making a safe appetite suppressant gum a reality.
How Many Vacation Days Do Americans Waste Each Year?
Everyone likes vacation, and yet Americans prove themselves to be the workaholics they’re rumored to be by not using all of the vacation time allotted to them by employers.