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September 27, 2003

 

Close up of a brown eye.

How To Find Your Blind Spot

Can you find your blind spot? And I'm not talking about the one in your rear view mirror.

September 27, 2003

 

Put Some Ice on It

And since the cold numbs your nerves at the injury site, you don’t feel much pain as long as you apply ice.

September 27, 2003

 

Running on Caffeine

Recent research has shown that caffeine can actually boost a runner’s endurance and thereby improve his time by 10 to 15%. These days research is showing that in moderation caffeine really isn’t so bad for the body.

September 27, 2003

 

Taste and Smell

One of the more puzzling consequences of old age is a decreasing ability to appreciate the taste of a fine meal. Actually, the problem is not only a matter of taste. It also has to do with smell. When we eat something, we rely on a combined sense of taste and smell to experience flavor. [...]

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