Have him consider buying a membership at an urgent care clinic. For a couple of hundred dollars you can get a years worth of discounted checkups and they will handle things like infections, minor breaks, sprains, strains, diabetes management, urgencies, stuff like that. Shop around online, and find one with a good balence of costs and benefits. Usually they offer a bit of a prescription discount as well. It's not much but it's a LOT better than the ACA wants to give you.View Thread
Air popped popcorn is popcorn that has been made without extra fat. It is popped either by hot air in a special popper, or I've heard you can make it yourself by using a microwave and a paper bag or other covered container. Air popped popcorn is nice because it doesn't have the extra calories of the regular kind, like the butter and whatnot, and you can add your own flavorings, such as herbs, spices, mrs. dash, nutritional yeast, or whatever. Even if you add something that's higher fat, like powedered cheese, that way you can measure and control your amount. There's a whole discussion on it we had just recently, with some nice suggestions.View Thread
That's a good list, Judy. I know it's not all true but it's very interesting reading, nonetheless.
5. A person's height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
I wonder if that's really true? And what about Luke Skywalker? It would have been a different movie if they'd paid attention to that, ha ha!
6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head.
Not sure how shaking your head is supposed to unpinch a nerve in your leg. Also, if the human brain can hold five times as much as Wikipedia, I would want to know what date that was measured from, becasue Wikipedia is constantly growing. It was still fun reading, so thank you!View Thread
According to a news article (can't remember which paper, but I heard about this on the radio this morning), 80 percent of Americans that were polled believe that all foods containing DNA should be labeled. After all, DNA causes many ailments, especially age related ones, and there's a high likelihood of DNA being passed on by mothers to their unborn children!
The poll wasn't talking about GMO food, just food containing DNA, so I think some of the respondants didn't read carefully enough.
And if those foks think DNA is bad, just wait till they hear the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide!
(I was very happy to see the radio host was fully aware of what he was talking about, and how silly it was, but was testing to see how many others were aware of what he was actually saying.)View Thread
It wasn't talking about putting the entire genome on the label, it was just talking about putting a label on food that said "contains DNA."
The survey was conducted by a university, and though it wasn't stated I believe the purpose was to see just how much people think about what they are reading. I notice a real kneejerk reaction in people about issues like this.
For example, if you were to ask "do you want chemicals in your food?" the majority of people would say "no way!" When of course, chemicals are in everything. Water is a chemical. But people think of industrial chemicals when they have that instant reaction.
The radio host was aware of what he was saying, but he was testing his audience to see if they could understand how messed up the responses to the survey were.View Thread