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The Truth Behind The E-mail of “Johns Hopkins Cancer Update”

posted on February 15th, 2011 ·

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I have the same e-mail with the subject of “Johns Hopkins Cancer News” or “Johns Hopkins Cancer Update”, as many as 5 copies within a week. I deleted the first four, but eventually curiosity won and I had a read on the lengthy e-mail. On the first read, I am quite impressed with it. It talked about what to do to minimize the risk of getting cancer cells. Moreover, Johns Hopkins Hospital is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest hospitals. The Johns Hopkins University is a private university which is particularly esteemed for its medical, scientific, and international studies programs.

However, I was not convinced by few of the points mentioned in the e-mail and decided to go to check it out in the net. To my surprise, the e-mail apparent is a hoax. It was not issued by Johns Hopkins university of hospital nor the university. In fact, both the hospital and university have issued official statements to deny its involvement in the creation of the mail. However, they did not elaborate further on the contents of the e-mail, point by point. (more…)

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Is It True That Eating Slower Can Help in Weight Control?

posted on February 11th, 2011 ·

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I tend to eat very fast.  I typically finished eating my meal within 5 minutes.  I remembered what I was small, my mum always nagged me to finish my meal faster when I was taking my own sweet time.  I was told to it was always better to eat faster while the dishes were still warm.  Without realizing, I grew up eating faster and faster, partly because of the culture, partly because of the hectic schedule, and partly because my guys friends are eating fast too!

I have read several articles advising people to slow down their eating because when you eat slower, you feel full sooner and end up eating less.  Some studies say that our brains take about 20 minutes to receive the signal that we have had enough to eat. (more…)

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10 Tips To Exercise With Your Dog

posted on February 7th, 2011 ·

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Whenever we are looking for a partner to exercise, many of us think only about our friend, neighbor or loved ones.  We often leave out a good partner in our weight loss support – men’s best friend (if you have one).  Few months ago, I was amazed to see a young teenage girl who ran with her two dogs in my neighborhood.  Nowadays, every time I pass by the park, I saw them running together.  Not one round, but few rounds and they have really good stamina! (more…)

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Do You Cry In Dressing Room When You Cannot Fit Into Nice Clothes You Want?

posted on February 3rd, 2011 ·

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I just came across an interesting survey regarding women’s clothes shopping experience.  I am quite amazed by the feelings behind the dressing room doors.  From about 1,000 women who has participated in the poll, here are some of the stunning responses: (more…)

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Will You Take Part in Stair Racing?

posted on January 30th, 2011 ·

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The first time I heard about tower running or tower racing (also known as staircase running), I was not sure what exactly it was.  Later, I realize it is a relatively new sport that runners has no where to go, but to run up staircases of skyscrapers.  If you actually avoid taking lift or elevator and choose to use staircase, or if you love StairMaster, you probably can take up this sport seriously. (more…)

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Sprint At The End of Your Jog

posted on January 26th, 2011 ·

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When we jog, we normally start off slowly and pick up the pace after some time. It is common to maintain the pace until we call it a day. While we jog at a consistent pace, heart rate stays pretty consistent too. (more…)

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