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Chewing Gum Can Help You Focus
2013-04-02 10:25:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a lot about chewing gum and the act of chewing gum to wonder about. Chew as we might, we never break it down, never digest it, and never receive any nutritional value from it. In many ways, it can be seen as an exercise in futility or a transformation from human to bovine. A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology has found some good could come from chewing gum. According to these...

2012-07-21 23:01:53

The monks of Wat Chrey in Cambodia´s south-east, are embracing the tech world by working with a not-for-profit organization to offer Blessings online. The website OrangeRobes.com was officially launched today. Cambodia (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 The monks of Wat Chrey in Cambodia´s south east, are embracing the tech world by working with a not-for-profit organization to offer Blessings online. The website OrangeRobes.com was officially launched today. Making a donation to a Buddhist...

2009-11-18 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WAT's-THE-WORD?! is the first ever blogspot imagined by kids, featuring reviews and commentary about products, discoveries on the web and real-life experiences from a kid's perspective. The kids behind WAT's-THE-WORD?! are four young boys who helped their parents conceive the brand WAT-AAH! Two years ago, Jack Cameron, age 10, recommended to his mom a "cooler" and better name for water, thus WAT-AAH!. He recruited his best friend and classmate, Lachlan...

2008-10-14 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 14 October [Unattributed report: "Thailand will act in self -defence : Cambodia told"] If Cambodia resorts to use of force, Thailand will have to exercise its right of self-defence as provided under the Charter of the United Nations: Thai FM Tensions along Thai and Cambodian border have flared up again on Tuesday after Thailand refused to follow Cambodia's threat to withdraw its troops from an area near Preah Vihear...

2006-04-05 07:50:00

By Lee Chyen Yee TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- It tastes bitter, turns your teeth black and causes cancer, but it also gives you a buzz and is served by scantily clad young women. And that is why it is proving hard for Taiwan's government to get its heavy betel nut chewers, mostly blue-collar workers, to kick the habit despite the widely known health risks and the red stains left on the sidewalks where users spit out the juice. Truck drivers in Taiwan, like their counterparts in China, India, Indonesia...

2005-12-14 16:23:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Betel quid chewing is a strong independent risk factor for pharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the throat), but not laryngeal cancer (cancer of the voice box), according to findings published in the International Journal of Cancer. Chewing betel quid, which consists of betel leaf from the Piper betle vine, is popular in many parts of Asia. Betel quid is chewed for its stimulant effects, to satisfy hunger and as a social and cultural practice. "The...

2005-08-15 06:44:38

By Chawadee Nualkhair BANGKOK (Reuters) - From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity. "The greatest threat is actually people like ourselves who do not have...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.