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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and … fun 1. NASA wants you to help design its new space suit. (Learn more at CNET) 2. More than 30 percent of bank clients don’t go to branches anymore. (Learn more at Consumerist.com) 3. The idea of whitening your teeth or curing ailments by swishing oil in your mouth is regaining popularity. (Learn more at AARP) 4. You can open a bottle of wine with your shoe. (Learn more at Thrillist) 5. The liquid in e-cigarettes can …

‘Oil Pulling’: An Old Remedy is Getting a New Life

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthCan swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes a day really whiten your teeth, sweeten your breath, improve your skin and get rid of your migraines? More to the point, is it even possible to swish oil in your mouth for that long without gagging? We’re talking about an ancient Indian folk remedy called oil pulling that suddenly has found new life, thanks to popular actresses trying it and social media sites such as Pinterest helping spread the word. Oil …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/31/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Trying to shame people into losing weight only makes them get fatter. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Former President George H.W. Bush looks great Michael Jordan style. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 3. Bush hates broccoli, but former President (and current vegan) Bill Clinton substitutes whipped cauliflower for mashed potatoes. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Old Jews can tell the same jokes 500 times and still get laughs. (Learn more at AARP) 5. Scientists …

Is Your Waistline a Stem Cell Warehouse?

Posted on 06/10/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’ve ever so much as considered liposuction, it’s probably because you want to look more buff. (That is, unless you’re Miami avant-garde performance artist Orestes De La Paz, who made some of his adipose tissue into soap.) Now there may be an additional reason to have excess fat surgically suctioned from your body: The unsightly stuff turns out to be a rich source of stem cells. Someday doctors might be able to use the cells to repair your heart, …

How Alligators Could Keep You Out of the Dentist’s Chair

Posted on 05/16/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou’ve heard of royal families having “an heir and a spare” in waiting to become the next king. Well, the same is true of alligator teeth: Behind every tooth is a replacement tooth, just in case, as well as the material needed to keep more teeth coming — as many as 50 times throughout the scary reptile’s life. Why should we care, other than to know that if an alligator breaks his tooth while eating us, another will grow back? …