6:15- What is surprising to me is that most of these toys are from the later 80's and 90's. Why is it that Lite Brite is only getting $97 by comparison? Check out some of the ones that were surprising. Find the full list here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/childhood-toys-that-are-worth-a-fortune-now
I bet you wish throwing these things away:
Original Cabbage Patch Kid-$1250
Transforming Power Rangers-$1100
Lite Brite - $97.
Teddy Ruxpin- $349 (man that bear was scary to me, with the eyes all rolling around in his head...no thanks!)
6:45 Who woulda thunk it? Better than Toothpaste? Red Wine May Fight Cavities
The key to better dental health may be to floss, brush and rinse with red wine.
That's not quite what scientists at the Spanish National Research Council are recommending. However, scientists believe there is some connection between preventing cavities and drinking red wine.
The research team says that the compound known as polyphenols in red wine has been shown to fight bacterial growth, specifically the kind that causes cavities.
In a series of lab experiments, polyphenols seemed to block the formation of glucans, which allow bacteria to stick to the mouth.
Moreno-Arribas cautions that tests still have to be conducted on humans to determine if red wine can indeed benefit the health of their teeth.
A couple of caveats: as those who drink red wine can attest, the drink is known to stain teeth. The Spanish researchers also say that white wine is counter-productive because of its enamel-eroding acid.
7:15 If I got 8 hours of sleep, I'd have to go to sleep at like 7:30pm. Not happening. But now that I know this, I might try to get more. It's that simple: Sleep More, Weigh Less
The more sleep you get, the less you weigh. That's the major finding from a study recently published in the journal Appetite. University of Chicago researchers found that the 10 obese men and women they studied showed a "14-percent drop in appetite and a 62-percent decline in desire for unhealthy salty or sweet snacks" when their sleep was increased from six hours or less to eight hours per night.
Scientists say that the hormones ghrelin and leptin are affected when you don't get enough sleep. Ghrelin signals the body when it's time to eat, and leptin tells it when to stop. When you are lacking sleep, ghrelin levels increase and leptin decreases. Other studies have shown that the more tired you are the more likely you are to reach for high-calorie carbs rather than lean proteins, veggies or fruit.
Shape magazine blogger Keri Gans suggests heading to bed 15 minutes earlier each night until you are able to fit in eight hours of sleep. She also says you should put your breakfast "on auto-drive: Have your yogurt, berries, and sliced almonds ready to grab no matter how tired you are."
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What Causes Food Cravings: yhoo.it/1idfUDj
7:45- Say wha? So those wacky execs at Lifetime (the channel I can watch for hours at a time) are coming up with an Unauthorized Biography of Saved By the Bell. Remember:
I’m so excited, I’m so scared…? Lifetime’s “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.”
You know it's going to show that they were all dating each other and other debauchery behind the scenes.
8:15--PRICE HIKE DOESN'T SLOW BACON CONSUMPTION _ Americans ate about 1.1 billion bacon servings during the 12 months ended April 2014. That's a 6% increase in servings over the previous year. That's a pretty nice bump in bacon consumption when you consider that between May 2013 and May 2014, the average retail price for a pound of sliced bacon increased 18.8% to $6.05.
8:45- Friday Toy Memory: The cartoon strips “Bloom County” and it's successor “Opus”. Our Office Manager Susan came in this morning wearing a T-shirt with the penguin Opus (was it a penguin?) lounging on the front. Even though it's an old shirt, it was a great memory for me. Here's a pic of Susan rockin it!