Monthly Archives: December 2012

Boeing Uses Potatoes to Improve Wi-Fi Signals

And in giving new meaning to the term “couch potato,” Boeing has been using sacks of potatoes as stand-ins for humans when testing the effectiveness of Wi-Fi signals on its aircraft. It seems that humans and potatoes have many similar qualities…but we could have told you that after watching our spouses lie on the sofa…

Simple Test Predicts Longevity

The next time your doctor tells you to sit down, and then says, “stand up,” don’t think he’s being indecisive. He’s just using a simple test that apparently predicts longevity. If only everything else in life were that simple! From Yahoo Health Simple Test Predicts Longevity

Sweet and Spicy Chili

Sweet and Spicy Chili Recipe

submitted by Karen Watterson About the Recipe: This chili is my most popular. Everyone loves it. Perfect for a snowstorm, watching a  football game or hanging out at home by the fire. Enjoy! Recipe Details: A little sweet (maple syrup and molasses) and a little spicy with a Guiness kick.   1/2 lb. ground pork…

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

submitted by Kim Spencer About the Recipe: Someone asked on FB for great Vegan Chili recipe.  I had this one that I loved.  I call it vegetarian, but there is no dairy or egg or meat or fish or butter or cream or whatever.  And it is still great.   Recipe Details: 2 onions 2…

Really? Losing Sleep Reduces Your Pain Tolerance

The next time someone tells you not to lose sleep over something, heed their advice. You shouldn’t be losing sleep over anything, since researchers have found that in addition to contributing to weight gain, depression, and irritability, chronic sleep loss weakens your tolerance for pain—which could in turn have an impact on any pain medication…

How To Survive the End of the World

For anyone who believed that the end of the world was to occur on Dec. 21 and is reading this now, you at least know you can relax. And if there should be any similar apocalyptic predictions in the future, keep in mind there are some places you can escape to where the positive energy…

Why Elderly Couples Fight

Have you begun to wonder why your once loving and affectionate parents have now become the “Bickering Bickersons?” Time, age, illness, and sometimes cognitive impairment may have something to do with it. So it would be wise to pay attention to what else is going on in their lives…just in case it’s notmerely about them…

Sugar Can Lower Your Intelligence

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that sugar can do all sorts of bad things to your body, but new studies have found it isn’t all that good for things above the neck either. In fact, researchers at UCLA have found that excess amounts of sugar can play games with your…

BA50′s: IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION

One Million Moms for Gun Control will demand action from legislators – including the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban – and is planning a One Million Mom march in Washington, DC, when Congress reconvenes. From PRWeb: One Million Moms for Gun Control Formed in Response to Connecticut Shootings; New Organization to Leverage Social Media…