Don’t take Tylenol. Eat food, drink lots of water and rest. That’s the boring advice offered in Smithsonian Magazine’s Surprising Science blog.
Time is the only real hangover cure.
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There are some interesting, if contradictory, results in an end-of-year poll by Gallup International. Nearly 68,000 people in 65 countries were surveyed, according to the BBC. (Click to see a bigger version of the BBC graphic):
Optimism: Almost 50% of those polled were more positive about 2014.
Y’all or yinz? Soda or pop? Hoagie or grinder? Highway or freeway?
The questions go way beyond soda or pop, and will make you think twice about your word choice and your pronunciation. Continue reading
A year after her “favoritest grandmother ever” passed away, an 8-year-old wanted to send a message to her Mawmaw. Continue reading
Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to come down with the flu, a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.
Researchers, led by Stanford Prof. Mark Davis, looked at how the immune systems of men and women reacted to a flu shot.
In men, the higher the level of male hormones, the less effective the vaccine.
“Men are suffering!” Davis tells NBC News. “Women are superior. There’s no way around it.”
“It could be food for thought to all the testosterone-supplement takers out there,” he adds.
I’m not talking about the “right jolly old elf” — with “eyes how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!” — but the real St. Nicholas, who was short with a broad face, according to a forensic reconstruction, and “a beard on his chin as white as the snow” would have been in keeping with religious tradition of the 4th century. Continue reading
Every time you hear a bell ring, it means an angel’s got his wings? Uh, not exactly, says a top angelologist and demonologist for the Vatican. Continue reading