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Most of the surveys and studies we report on the news are “no-brainers”. ┬áMeaning “they spend all that time and money to come up with something we already know?” Most, but not all.

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None of us want to look and seem older than we really are. How many times have you said this about someone? “They’re only (age)? Gee, they look much older.” It could be because of four common bad habits combined, according to new research. Smoking Drinking too much Inactivity Poor diet The 20 year British study should give us another kick in the pants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. An AP story… Read More

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Want to spend more than you planned when going out to dinner? And leave early? Of course not. Then, you might want to stay away from loud restaurants. A noisy dining experience is apparently good for business, and bad for your wallet. It may trick you into ordering more drinks, and eat faster. George Prochnik, of The Daily Beast, has done some research into this that you might be interested in. And… Read More

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Years ago I was on a job interview. I was having lunch with the boss (I’m call him Jim) and his second-in-command (I’ll call him Jack). It came to ordering time, and here’s how a portion of the conversation could have gone: Jim: “Do you want a drink (as in beer, wine, rum, vodka, whiskey, etc)?” Me: “No thanks.” Jim: “You sure?” Me: “Yes. I’ll have water.” Jim: “Come on. It’s on… Read More

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