Italy’s blue mozzarella cheese mystery

Italian police confiscated some 70,000 balls of mozzarella in Turin after consumers noticed the milky-white cheese quickly developed a bluish tint when the package was opened, authorities said Saturday. Agriculture Minister Giancarlo Galan ordered ministry laboratories to investigate what he called a “disturbing” development. State TV said a woman in Turin called police after noticing […]

Retailers Are Selling Used Underwear

This morning NBC’s Today Show shared a hidden camera investigation of numerous big name retailers like Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s Bloomingdale’s, The Gap, etc. selling “used” underwear.  The thought of wearing underwear that someone else had on is detestable. Amazon.com Widgets

Infant Deaths Prompt Gov’t Warning

The government warned Friday that those chic baby slings that hip moms and dads are sporting these days can be dangerous, even deadly for their little ones. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has investigated at least 13 deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers over the last 20 years, including three deaths last year. […]

Insider Secrets to Get Your Resume Read

It’s becoming harder than ever to get your resume read by a real person. “HR people are drowning in resumes, and despite their best intentions, many can’t keep up,” says executive recruiter Mike Travis. Help your resume win the attention it deserves by following these up-to-date tips from industry insiders. * “Keep it shorter, tighter, […]

Healthy Food, Fast

New York City is number one again – this time they’re the first city in the U.S. to require major fast food restaurants to post the calorie content of all their menu items. The chains have had nutrition facts available for a long time, but now the calories are actually posted – prominently. Here’s an […]

Ancient Greenland gene map has a surprise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms. Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen […]

When Should Kids Get Cell Phones?

Every parent of a young child today knows the dilemma: When is your child old enough for a cell phone? A computer? A TV in their room? Good questions, and while the scientific and psychological consensus tends to skew toward encouraging later adoption of gadgetry (12 years old is a common figure for My First […]

Tribes Show Best Camels At Beauty Pageant

DUBAI (Reuters) – Ten golden-colored camels adorned with sparkling ornaments line up for the finale of a beauty contest in one of the UAE’s northern emirates, awaiting the selection of two proud winners. Gulf Arabs from across the region gather in a large sandy plot in Ajman to sit in for a four-hour competition, which […]

How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

Below is an email that’s going around. Maybe it’s been circulating for years, but I received it for the first time today. It makes a claim that seems dubious at first. But, upon experimentation, appears to be true. At least, it’s true for me. There must be a scientific explanation for this phenomenon. The question […]

Dangers Of Wearing Popular Sheepskin Boots

Despite the fact that Uggs and their many knockoff incarnations have long been considered a “fashion don’t,” lots of women love and continue to wear these suede and sheepskin boots all winter long. They’re warm, they’re cozy, they’re easy to throw on with any outfit, they feel like slippers, and they’re a celebrity favorite. Of […]