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The Impact Of More Darkness

The Impact Of More Darkness

Although the temperatures have been remaining in the summer-like ranges, we have all noticed that there is much less daylight now than in the late spring/earlier summer.  I am writing this entry on the first day of Autumn and slowly but surely, the early morning...
Yawns, Social Mirroring and Weight Control

Yawns, Social Mirroring and Weight Control

The average human yawns about 20 times a day.  The reason(s) why we yawn?  The answers are not conclusive but it is felt by most scientists that yawning originates from the brainstem and is provoked when carbon dioxide levels build too high. The yawn causes...
Looking At Obesity With A New Paradigm?

Looking At Obesity With A New Paradigm?

For many, many years we have all heard that poor weight control and addressing this problem are a matter of “calories in-calories out”, i.e. the less we eat, the more we lose.  There are “3500 calories to a pound”, so to lose 10 pounds, we need to create a 35,000...
Sandwiches Without The Bread?

Sandwiches Without The Bread?

The invention of the “sandwich” is credited to England’s John Montagu, the 4th Earl Of Sandwich in 1762.   Legend has it, and most food historians agree, that Montagu had a substantial gambling problem that led him to spend hours on end at the card table. During...
Managing 3rd and 4th Downs

Managing 3rd and 4th Downs

Sorry for all of these football analogies, but ‘tis the season and so here goes: In football, every team strives to NOT get into situations when it is 3rd or 4th down and there are lots of yards to go to get a first down.  With only a few yards to go, lots of...