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Are carbs evil? Does chicken always have to be cooked skinless? Ditch your old-school thinking and get savvy to the latest healthy eating facts.
Via Reader’s Digest
Anyone who’s ever had surgery should absolutely be grateful it wasn’t done with a hot poker and a shot of whiskey, as it would have been years ago. But the truth is that most of us aren’t exactly doctors when it comes to our knowledge of modern illness. A lot of what we know and believe about how to avoid being sick is based on old wives’ tales.
Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it’s going to be “so much faster”? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends—but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.
“No pain, no gain!” “You’ll never bulk up without supplements.” “Crunches are the key to six-pack abs!” It seems there are more questions and half-truths in the market about healthy exercise than there are clear, definitive facts.
Full story at Lifehacker
Whether the kid in Texas should go to Acton MBA and do whatever he can to become an entrepreneur, or work for Dell, the business built by one of Texas’ stellar entrepreneurs. Here are bizarre notions that have dogged entrepreneurs:
Various rules of thumb for regular car maintenance have been passed down through the generations — precious wisdom handed to us by our ancestors in order to stave off, for a spell, the ruinous, virgin-eating car repair monster. But many of these rules are, at best, wildly outdated and, at worst, a total waste of money.
Even if wine has become more and more demystified and accessible over the past several years — there are still a few lingering myths out there.
Caffeine is most famous for its role as a stimulant and it’s ability to delay fatigue. But caffeine has also acquired a bad-boy reputation-an unfair one, perhaps? Extensive studies into its safety show that there are still many misconceptions about caffeine.
The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth.