Submitted by gaige on Sat, 05/28/2005 - 07:24
You might want to skip this one if you can't handle discussing toilets. However, if you've traveled in Japan, you've undoubtedly run across the hole in the ground referred to as a "Japanese-style" toilet. In this article, the Japan Times discusses the benefits of their native toilets over the "Western-style" that we're all familiar with. And if you're wondering how I came to this, it was from an article about traveling in Japan from MacDevCenter.
Submitted by gaige on Tue, 05/24/2005 - 06:29
I'm not sure that I buy this one, but WebMD is reporting that Korean students who spend a lot of time on the Internet may be becoming Internet Addicts and that this is linked to depression, although nobody seems to know which comes first.
Submitted by gaige on Sat, 02/19/2005 - 07:29
A breast cancer survivor who found her cancer using a breast self-exam has launched a campaign promoting the practice called "Feel Your Boobies." She hopes that this direct approach will get more women, especially young women, to pay attention and take self-exams seriously.
Submitted by gaige on Fri, 02/18/2005 - 16:47
Here's an interesting article from The Edmonton Sun (I guess that at this time of the year, there isn't much else to do in Alberta), about a teacher who went on an all-McDonald's diet and actually lost weight. The secret? You'll never believe this... exercise.
Submitted by gaige on Fri, 02/18/2005 - 16:17
An article from Gizmodo brings us word of an invention from an Israeli company, Glucon, that would allow the constant monitoring of glucose levels without breaking the skin. Looking like a watch, the device will eventually monitor levels using ultrasound and a laser. Patent is #6,846,288.