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How the Balmis Boat Finished Smallpox


‘In order, therefore, to preserve the life and beauty of their children, the only thing remaining was to give them the small-pox in their infant years. This they did by inoculating in the body of a child a pustule taken … Continue reading

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What to Tell Kids about Santa Claus


Margaret Mead on Myth vs. Deception “Belief in Santa Claus becomes a problem mainly when parents simultaneously feel they are telling their children a lie and insist on the literal belief in a jolly little man in a red suit … Continue reading

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The Greatest Salesman in New York City History


Joe Ades is a millionaire but he wasn’t in a typical six-figure income job. He sells $5 potato peelers on a street corner. ‘In the early 90s a man named Joe Ades began showing up in the bar at the … Continue reading

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Does Brain Training Really Make You Smarter?


‘If you’ve spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or watching TV in the past few years, you will know that cognitive training—better known as “brain training”—is one of the hottest new trends in … Continue reading

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Doctors, Hospitals Robbing Patients With New Charges


‘Leo Boudreau of Massachusetts was thrilled to find a psychologist in his insurance network to treat his teenage daughter for emotional stress related to a medical condition. The therapist worked out of a local hospital. ‘But he was surprised when … Continue reading

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Why They Hide Water at Fast Foods


Nothing disgusts me more than a fast food shop without water because I like water more than sweet drinks. I already bashed waiters at two shops. They don’t even care about diabetics as long as they sell their drinks. ‘Just … Continue reading

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The Truth on ‘Ebola’


‘Todays News report will venture into quite a few realms of disbelief and no doubt will have a few moments of head/desk contact, and face/palm ridiculousness as we take a look at the main stream news for the past few … Continue reading

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