11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun. 1. You can make your own Mars Rover with NASA’s $189 littleBits Space Kit. (Learn more at littleBits) 2. It looks like George Clooney will lose bets with Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer – he’s engaged to marry a second time. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Your dollar bill might carry bacteria linked to stomach ulcers, acne, pneumonia and staph infections. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Atari once buried as many as 750,000 ‘E.T.’ game cartridges in …

Four Lessons to Slim and Trim Your Body

If we are to succeed in the lifelong quest to look and feel our best, we must become good students and learn from what others can teach us. Sometimes the instruction comes from the laboratory; other times, we learn from individuals who’ve achieved personal breakthroughs. Here are four lessons worth incorporating into your fitness program: Synthetic Fats Are Not Good for Weight Loss: A study conducted at Purdue University demonstrated that fat substitutes may cause dieters to gain weight. According …