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Christmas Parties Can Damage Your Health

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This Reuters story is amusing to read, but provide good tips on how Christmas parties can damage one's health. Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which joined trade unions on Friday to issue guidelines on how to host a safe and successful office party.

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Studies: Lost sleep equals gained weight

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CNN reports a study that losing sleep can increase hormones linked with eating behavior. People who put on a few extra pounds may be able to blame a lack of sleep for the added weight, according to two separate studies published Monday.

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U.S. Throws Away Half Its Food

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Science a GoGo's article says recently researchers from the University of Arizona have quantified what gets thrown aways as a percentage of what is produced. Astonishingly, a new study has found that forty to fifty percent of all food ready for harvest never gets eaten.

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Turducken -- A chicken in a duck in a turkey!

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UserFriendly posted its link of the day called Turducken. It is a recipe for a chicken in a duck in a turkey! "Say what again?" you asked? It is a recipe for a chicken in a duck in a turkey!! Those photographs make the food not look good.

Here is what the Web site says: "We saw this recipe mentioned in a newspaper and tried it for the first time in 1990. It is so much better than a regular turkey that we have made many more turduckens for Thanksgiving over the years. The juices from the duck and the sausage stuffing really help to add flavor to the turkey."

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! Please be thankful! :)

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Obesity Raising Airline Fuel Costs

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According to Yahoo! News' story, airlines increasingly have to worry more about the weight of their passengers according to a new federal government study. America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs.

Through the 1990s, the average weight of Americans increased by 10 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites). The extra weight caused airlines to spend $275 million to burn 350 million more gallons of fuel in 2000 just to carry the additional weight of Americans, the federal agency estimated in a recent issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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A robot predisposed to alcohol...

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This article has a video clip (MPEG and QuickTime) of a Bar Bot, driven by self interest, its only aim is to drink beer. In order to achieve this goal in bars, it asks people for coins and spends them as soon as there is enough for a beer. To reach its selfish objectives, it dependends on others: somebody has to give it coins or hand it a beer. This is where it engages in communication, in social interaction with human beings.

The long video is cool and shows the details in actions. Seen on memepool.

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Yummy(?) Photograph of the Day: Toilet Candy

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This Chinese article has a photograph (local copy) of a toilet candy.

Note: This China server is VERY slow. Seen on Blue's News.

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Chicken Sandwich: Tendercrisp or Spicey Tendercrisp?

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I saw this Burger King's TV commercial tonight during the crazy baseball game on FOX. You can vote which chicken sandwich (Tendercrisp or Spicey) is better at www.chickenfight.com. I voted for Tendercrisp/TC Chicken since I don't like spicey food. :)

Tip: It looks like you can vote multiple times.

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Caffeine Addiction Quiz

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I saw this on UserFriendly's link of the day today. Take the quiz to see if you're addicted to caffeine or not. Here is my result:

Your score: 6

Am I an Addict? Yes, I am.

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Darth Vader Mugs Pizza Man

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FOXNews.com's story reports that over the weekend, a pizza deliveryman was nearly robbed by an imposing figure dressed as the Star Wars's bad guy, Darth Vader. That was according to Kissimmee, Florida, authorities, who reported it.

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Caffeine Withdrawal Recognized As Real

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This /. story says "Caffeine withdrawal is for real. New research at Johns Hopkins should result in it being included in the next edition of the DSM, and recognized by the World Health Organization."

Science Blog says. "If you missed your morning coffee and now you have a headache and difficulty concentrating, you might be able to blame it on caffeine withdrawal.

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