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It’s time to change the way you think about fat. For 30 years well-meaning diet gurus have preached that eating fat makes you fat. I’m here to tell you that fat, in and of itself, is not what is making you fat. Instead, it’s eating too much of the wrong kinds of fat.
Navigated from The Huffington Post
In reality, oil is traded as a commodity on the global marketplace, and its price is prone to wax and wane according to various market forces. In fact, domestic drilling policy is one of the least important factors in today’s price of oil.
Full story at TreeHugger
There are plenty of strange alternative uses for herbs. Rosemary, for instance, is supposed to soothe the skin and cure dandruff—though I can’t promise how well it will do either. Science, however, now tells us it definitely can make you smarter.
Full story at Gizmodo
At a conference in Philadelphia last October, a Wharton professor noted that one of the country’s biggest economic problems is a tsunami of misinformation. You can’t have a rational debate when facts are so easily supplanted by overreaching statements, broad generalizations, and misconceptions. And if you can’t have a rational debate, how does anything important get done?
Here are three misconceptions that need to be put to rest:
Full story at Daily Finance
Since 2005, the global production of oil has remained relatively flat, peaking in 2008 and declining since, even as demand for petroleum has continued to increase. The result has been wild fluctuations in the price of oil as small changes in demand set off large shocks in the system.
Full story at Ars Technica
Ever go to the gas station and fill up your car and then wonder where all that gas is coming from? This infographic should answer all your questions about where your oil is coming from.
A paper shredder is a great investment for any home office, and gives you the security of knowing any sensitive or personal documents you throw away are in a state where no one can retrieve your information. However, paper shredders can get clogged with paper dust and eventually stop working. To keep yours running smoothly, reader Eric reminds us that paper shredders should be oiled, and he uses plain canola oil to keep his in working order.
The idea that the oil must be changed in a car every 3,000 miles or three months is a myth that even Jiffy Lube admits is not true. Nonetheless, the majority of drivers still insist on changing the oil more often than necessary, prompting the state of California to launch an initiative to clue car owners in as to what’s best for automobiles, the environment, and consumers’ pocketbooks.