The Five-Second Rule Is A Hoax

If your parents didn’t buy into the “five-second rule” about food falling on the floor, picking it up, and eating it, then your parents did right by you.  Researchers at Rutgers University have debunked the “five-second rule” in a recent study.

The results of the study were published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, “Applied and Environmental Microbiology” just last month.

While it’s true that some surfaces have lower bacteria transfer rates than others, no surfaces had a zero bacteria transfer rate at any point.

Maybe it’s time to phone mom and dad up and thank them for not believing in that “five-second rule” your friends told you about growing up.


Teal Pumpkin Project for Hallowe’en

Next weekend, little ghouls and ghosts will be making the rounds, and if you’re like most people, you want to make sure each and every one of them has a great time trick-or-treating.

This Hallowe’en, should you see teal pumpkins, you can thank a group of mothers from East Tennessee for the Teal Pumpkin Project initiative they started in 2014.

Last year, all 50 states in the U.S. as well as 14 other countries participated by painting a pumpkin teal, then setting it out on their front porches to let trick-or-treaters know that their houses were providing non-candy treats as well as traditional fare.

The initiative began as an effort to make Hallowe’en more inclusive for treat-or-treaters with special dietary needs or medical conditions that are exacerbated by certain ingredients.

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Have a more inclusive Halloween thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project


News For Type 1 Diabetics

The Associated Press reports that the FDA has approved an artificial pancreas to help manage diabetes.

The device constantly monitors a diabetic’s blood sugar, and delivers insulin as needed.

What this means is that those suffering from Type 1 diabetes who must have multiple injections throughout the day or who rely on a drug pump to deliver a baseline level of insulin throughout the day, now have another option available to them.


Water On Tap

Many of us have been taught all our lives that it’s imperative to drink eight glasses of water a day.  However, a recent study discovered that it may not be in a person’s best interests to drink that much water every day, especially if that person’s isn’t thirsty.  Click through to the website to find out what the study concluded, and how it impacts your life.