How You Can Avoid Eating Arsenic When You Cook Rice

Alarming levels of arsenic, a toxin that can cause bladder, lung and skin cancer, are showing up in rice. Why? It has to do with the way we grow food. Soil naturally contains some arsenic. But many of the pesticides and herbicides used on conventional farms add much more arsenic to the ground....more

Car Allowance Rebate System - On and Off, and On Again!

When the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program was finally officially enacted last week, car shoppers swarmed automotive dealerships to take advantage of the $3500 or $4500 rebates offered when ...more

Bio-Identical Hormone Viral Outbreak

by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen ...more

Confessions of a magazine & catalog addict

I’m a third generation magazine and catalog addict.  My grandmother loved them.  My mother loved them.  And a fourth generation is now well represented by my daughter. When I was a child, even before I could read, Mother saved all her magazines and catalogs for me.  I was fascinated by how she treated them like treasures.  Not one was thrown away until it had been read and read and re-read. ...more

Today's dramatic duo: Chrysler joins Fiat AND declares bankruptcy!

We've been following the "carpocalyse" for months now, watching to see what would happen with automotive giants General Motors and Chrysler. Today's big news came with twice the jaw-dropping effect, as Chrysler announced that it will merge with Italian automaker Fiat, whie also declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. ...more

Consumer Reports: high-tech births=poor outcomes

Consumer Reports isn't just for researching your next car purchase or washing machine anymore. That's right, that longtime resource for product reviews has broadened its scope to include health and wellness. In a recent article Consumer Reports tackles the topic of childbirth, concluding that "Too many doctors and hospitals are overusing high-tech procedures." ...more

yay for shopping for childbirth methods and approach in the same logical comparison model as ...more

The 5 best running shoes - from Consumer Reports

When it comes to running shoes, you gotta get some that will support your most intense workouts or you could end up in pain or injured. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which ones are best? Our friends over at Consumer Reports' ShopSmart magazine did the - yes - legwork for you. They had nine men and women run in 12 pairs of sneakers each (24 ...more

Consumer Reports asks "Who is to blame for high gas prices?"

A recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports says that motorists are feeling the pain at the pump, and it is impacting their lifestyles and shaping future car buying habits. The "Auto Pulse" survey revealed some very interesting answers. ...more

It's a pity that Kenny buried his message in foamy rhetoric, but there's  some truth, I ...more