January 8, 2008

8 reasons why your house is unsellable

Plus, trends that are on the way out and tips to keep your house current…

A well written article that points out the simple drawbacks and disadvantages of many houses.

The only one from the article that my house is guilty of, is the washer/dryer in the basement. But it doesn’t bother me much, as my basement is fully finished, with carpeting. So, it’s not like I have to walk into a cold, damp, dark basement. Instead, it is a bright, warm, and lovely basement!

Here’s the full story: 8 reasons why your house is unsellable

January 3, 2008

Medical Myths – like ‘Dim light ruins eyesight’

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine made a list of common medical beliefs espoused by physicians and the general public. They included statements they had heard endorsed by doctors on multiple occasions. The result is a seven-item list of medical and health myths that are widely repeated by doctors and in the media, all of which either aren’t true or lack scientific evidence to support them.

Here’s the summary:

  1. People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day
  2. We use only 10 percent of our brains
  3. Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
  4. Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker or coarser
  5. Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
  6. Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy
  7. Cell phones create considerable electromagnetic interference in hospitals

See the full story here: ‘Dim light ruins eyesight’ and other medical myths