How to Thrive in the 21st Century – The New Values

Money and power are insufficient metrics to a well-lived life. People need a “third metric” to measure happiness, argues Arianna Huffington.   Her thesis is that Americans’ relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality … Read more

SCAM ALERT: Restore My Vision, Today and Keep Your Money in Your Wallet

“Restore My Vision, Today?”   That’s the name of  a slick  e-mail based advertisement floating around the Net supposedly authored by Dr. Samantha Pearson based upon a “controversial” regimen developed by a Dr. Sen.  The emails send you to an even slicker web site asking for the “low price” of $37 for a booklet about eye exercises “guaranteed” … Read more

ALERT: Mattress Warranty Stain Scam Uncovered

You’ve owned your spring-constructed mattress for a few years and it is beginning to sag.   “No worries,” you think to yourself.  You are comforted by the 20-year warranty that came with the mattress — but don’t be so sure.   There’s a dirty little secret out clause dwelling within those mind-bending 20- or 25-year … Read more

Don’t Rinse The Chicken!

What do you mean, don’t rinse the chicken? We’ve always been taught to rinse chicken or turkey before cooking,  haven’t we?  Well, actually, NO. The USDA has long recommended against washing poultry before cooking. And most hygienists will concur that rinsing raw chicken actually increases the possibility of food contamination.    Yet an estimated 90% of … Read more