It would probably surprise many people who know me (or then, maybe it wouldn’t) that one of the highlights of my life was waltzing to the Dr. Zhivago movie’s “Lara’s Theme” with a homeless guy on the sidewalk in downtown Santa Cruz serenaded by a space-alien-costumed accordion player named The Great Morgani. The homeless guy had asked me to dance and it would have been rude to decline. Plus, the opportunity to embarrass your two college-age sons? Oh, yeah.
By Dr. Maurice Sherman, Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center For some of us, no matter how much we diet or work out, thanks to good old genetics, we simply can’t lose that double chin or underarm flab. It may make us feel so self-conscious that we wish we could hide our bodies in turtlenecks all [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In my blog last week, I discussed the recent increase in pileup accidents in San Diego – and across the nation. From the chain-reaction accident in Pennsylvania last month to the more recent pileup accident in Chula Vista, the news has been full of multiple-collision accidents. While [...]
By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting www.professionaldesignanddrafting.com “Live in rooms full of light.” This sage piece of advice was given approximately 2000 years ago by Cornelius Celsus, a man considered one of the most important contributors to medicine and scientific thought. Old Cornelius couldn’t have been more right. Living in a space full of [...]
Forty-five years after scientists hypothesized that global warming would make Arctic Ocean surfaces darker, Scripps team determines how much the planet’s albedo has diminished
Feb 22, 2014 | Posted in Research Report
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Considered one of the most energy-depleting foods, studies have shown sugar to be as addicting as cocaine, and linked to causing serious dental, mental and physical diseases and ailments. Sugar is a modern gustatory obsession mistakenly used to reward children for good behavior, a celebratory treat, a love token and a customary way to end a meal.
Both my husband and I enjoy reading science fiction although Olof’s preferred focus is outer space while mine involves beauty and weight loss articles in women’s magazines, which are especially bountiful this time of year. I love this stuff. The sheer creativity! The total illogic! The charming lunacy! All of the advice in these magazines is, of course, attributed vaguely to “science,” “research,” or “experts.”
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, La Jolla & Carmel Valley Orthodontics Specialist I have a classic chicken or egg scenario for you: Does happiness create smiles or do smiles create happiness? You might think that answer is obvious—that we smile only when we are happy. But did you know that when we smile—even if we fake [...]
By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems “There is nothing like staying home for real comfort,” wrote author Jane Austen. She wrote those words approximately two hundred years ago. In other words, Jane Austen had no idea what real comfort looks like. Real comfort looks like adjusting your home’s climate without leaving the comfort of your [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. A workforce risk is any issue that could compromise the efficiency and profitability of an organization and its people. These issues include everything from inadequate training to organizational culture to operational safety hazards to ergonomic issues. However, the 2013/2014 Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, which surveyed over 5,000 U.S. workers, identified [...]