Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits - garlic, bedbugs and things to come

Some interesting tidbits...

Nearly 44 million Americans reported running outdoors last year (that's a 7% jump from the year before) - great news especially considering the obesity rate is rising in the U.S.

According to a new study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, women who ate the most alliums - such as garlic, onions, and leeks - had a lower risk for hip osteorarthritis.  Researchers believe that diallyl disulphide, the compound that gives the bulbs their bite, may help block the formation of cartilage-destroying enzymes.

Wearing red makes a man look sexier, says a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.  “women take red as a signal of status and are turned on accordingly,” says Andrew Elliot, Ph.D., lead author of the study adding that men tend to view women dressed in red as sexually receptive.

Selling your house?  Spruce up the yard.  According to homegain.com, homeowners who spent an average of $540 on landscaping netted nearly $2000 more at sale.

And as if bedbugs are not disturbing enough, Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria (MRSA) in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.  Just in time for summer vacation travels :)

(from Shape, Kiplinger's and Whole Living, Chicago Sun-Times)

And a preview of things to come...
Munchkin wearing his new Ink N Burn tech shirt along with his Clone Trooper costume
over long pants with sandals and his popper gun :)  
Ink n Burn tech shirts, 
Moving Comfort Juno Bra and Momentum Short, 
Patagonia Multi Use Skirt

Enter here to win a Road ID! 

Winner to be chosen by 
Random.org this Friday.  


  1. So Santa Claus must be hot stuff to all the ladies, right?

  2. True story: When I was about 13 I was a drummer. Neil Pert from Rush was giving away a drum set through Modern Drummer magazine; all you had to do was write an essay about why you deserved it. I spent hours on that thing. I told him I practiced every day, in fact ran home from school to do so. I told him that my drums where not very good because I lived in a single parent home and money was tight, but I made do. I even told him that I could (almost) play Red Barchetta half as good as he could. I put my heart and soul into that essay.

    But he picked another kid, and even mentioned that this kid already had nice drums. Apparently this kid had agreed to give his away in exchange for winning, but he didn't give them to me.

    I still disagree with Neil's choice.

    My point? I hope that random.org picks a winner that does not have a Road ID. Because I believe that everyone should have one. Good luck to all entrants that are currently Road ID-less.

  3. Ok I love garlic.. those bedbugs are GROSS!!! LOL

  4. I love all these tidbits (except the bed bugs, of course). Fun stuff. Looking forward to more reviews...

  5. Can't wait to hear about the Patagonia. I have my eye one some of their items!

  6. I'm a big fan of running outdoors and garlic. Not so much the bedbugs.

  7. Yeah, I agree, I was all happy with the tidbits until the bed bug part. ::shudders::

  8. This is so fun! Especially Patrick's comment. :) I'm going to go eat some garlic or an onion before bed.


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