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Smoking and Women

It seems that there is a new study out that predicts that women are more susceptible to cigarette smoke than men. A study by the Swiss indicates that women are younger when they get lung cancer, even if they have smoked less than men. There are other studies that show that women die in greater numbers than men from smoking.

Second hand smoke also plays a role in people who get cancer. I think it is important that if you smoke, at least have the courtesy to go outside and away from everyone else. Don’t forget that lung cancer is the leading cause of death for all people in the U.S.

smoking

Female Smokers

Online Dating Options For Mom

I had been telling my mother about online dating for months, but for some reason she was very reluctant to give it a try. For some reason, she was under the impression that you have to be knowledgeable about computers. Finally, after much persuasion on my part, she was ready to give it a try. There are so many sites it was very difficult for her to choose just one. The one that seemed the most appealing to her was a 50 plus dating club.

We began searching on the site and were surprised at how many great people there were in our local area looking for companionship. The search alone changed my mother’s outlook on online dating and dating in general. She found the site very easy to use, even for someone that may not be too computer savvy. They allow you to post a picture of yourself and make a profile explaining you and your interests. She was looking through others profiles in no time.

experienced in love

Mature Love

The Appendix

Ever since I was a young child, I’ve always heard that the appendix was a useless organ. I remember when I had my own taken out at the hospital. I woke up feeling mighty weird. As far as I know, I haven’t missed it any, but new information has come to light suggesting that this organ may have a role to play.

Scientists have been studying the organ and think that it may play a role in making white blood cells. It may also store good bacteria until it is needed by the body. I think it’s kind of funny that now that I don’t have an appendix, I may end up needing it. That’s just my luck!

our appendix

The Appendix

 

Dog Eaters

While I am considerate of other people’s cultures, there are some that are disgusting to me. One thing I hate to hear about is people who eat dogs. This is an ancient Chinese tradition that I wish would go away. I was glad to discover that steps are being taken to make this dream come true.

The annual dog eating festival in China has been going on for more than 600 years. Local officials have decided to end the festival this year due to an increased level of dog owners who value the dogs as more than a meal. I am very glad that this disgusting event will end.

Strep Throat

My sister has just found out that she has a case of Strep Throat and have to take a trip to their local Urgent Care Center in order to get the anitbiotics that she needed in order to fight this nasty virus. She doesn’t have health insurance right now and ended up spending over $200 for the visit and the medicines that they prescribed here. What an expensive sore throat.