Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Congress Websites Down_House_ Senate Sites Not Working_UPDATE_HaffingtonPost


Congress Websites Down_House_ Senate Sites Not Working_UPDATE_HaffingtonPost

Congress Websites Down_House_ Senate Sites Not Working_UPDATE_HaffingtonPost (Click to read the article)

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“Living at the Beach”_My digital oil pictures


Living at the Beach_My digital oil pictures

Living at the Beach©_My digital oil pictures

A Chilean Teen Tweets About Earthquakes Better Than His Whole Government: Individuals Count!


A Chilean Teen Tweets About Earthquakes Better Than His Whole Government

A Chilean Teen Tweets About Earthquakes Better Than His Whole Government (click on Picture to access the rest of the story)

Linus Pauling (What would be the world without Vitamin C?)


Linus Pauling _  Vitamin C

Linus Pauling _ Vitamin C (click on picture to read entire article)

(Source: http://www.paulingexhibit.org/)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Pauling

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)[1] was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century.[2][3] Pauling was among the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.

Pauling is one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize.[4] He is one of only two people awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields (the Chemistry and Peace prizes), the other being Marie Curie (the Chemistry and Physics prizes), and the only person awarded two unshared prizes…

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Linus Pauling's book How to Live Longer and Fe...

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“How to live longer and feel better” by Linus Pauling, is a book to lean from, just like al his publications, manuals and abstracts.

 Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. In living organisms ascorbate acts as an antioxidant by protecting the body against oxidative stress.[1] It is also a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions including several collagen synthesis reactions that cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy when they are dysfunctional.[2] In animals these reactions are especially important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C)

Vitamin C is found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

So: Eat your veggies and  fruits, Daily!

Slideshow _ Anatomy of a Sore Throat_WebMD


Slideshow _ Anatomy of a Sore Throat

Slideshow _ Anatomy of a Sore Throat (Click on picture to access the Slideshow at WebMD)

Today’s Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham – The Unexplanable Infinite


A God that can be understood is no God. Who can explain the Infinite in words?

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

Today In History: Svetlana Savitskaya Becomes the First Woman to Perform a Spacewalk (1984)


Svetlana Savitskaya Becomes the First Woman to Perform a Spacewalk (1984)

Savitskaya is a former Soviet female aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova. She logged nearly 20 days in space during her career, including three and a half hours spent outside the Salyut 7 space station in 1984, when she became the first woman to perform a spacewalk. Before becoming a cosmonaut, she was a test and sport pilot and a parachutist. What world records did she set? More… Discuss

More Men Developing Eating Disorders


More Men Developing Eating Disorders

British National Health Service data show a 66 percent increase in hospital admissions for men with eating disorders over the past decade. The figures challenge the commonly held belief that eating disorders only affect women. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of Britain’s more than one million eating disorder sufferers are male. Unfortunately, many men are still reluctant to seek treatment, and this, coupled with the fact that doctors often do not recognize the signs of eating disorders in men, means that many go untreated. More… Discuss

Vending Machines


Vending Machines

First-century engineer and mathematician Hero of Alexandria is credited with inventing the world’s first vending machine, a coin-operated holy water dispenser. Modern vending machines were introduced in the 18th-century and were restricted chiefly to selling penny gum and candy. In 1926, the invention of a cigarette-vending machine started a trend toward selling higher-priced merchandise, and soft drink and nickel-candy machines soon followed. What unusual vending machines can be found today? More… Discuss