Tooth Tales

Dental care is a common part of daily life in our age. But it wasn’t so long ago that those pearly whites weren’t so pearly. Toothpaste was invented only 100 years ago. Before that, after people figured out that brushing the teeth would preserve them longer, common tooth cleaners included ground-up charcoal, pulverized brick, lemon juice, and even a…

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Summer Travel in Numbers

– 91: approximate number of days in the summer season – 657 million: Approximate number of trips taken during the summer months in the U.S. – 7,91,2: Percent of trips taken by air, taken by car, taken by train or bus respectively. – 2.1: Average stay in nights. June 2008, Newsletter Page 2

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Exercise to Think Better and Faster

If your job requires good judgment and quick thinking, you'll do it better if you exercised regularly.  Some people think regular exercise is for self-centered people who want to improve their appearance, but studies show that it increases brain function.  As a "side effect," exercise reduces anxiety and depression and helps to ward-off the mental effects of aging. A…

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The Dog Days of Summer

"Sirius" is the brightest star in the nighttime sky.  It is also known as the "dog star."  From early July to early September, it rises and shines right along with the sun.  This is also the hottest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  So that's just how those hottest days of the season got their nickname, "The…

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10 Richest Men of All Time

1.    John D. Rockefeller     (1839-1937)    $ 200 billion 2.    Andrew Carnegie        (1835-1919)    $ 110 billion 3.    Cornelius Vanderbilt    (1794-1877)    $ 100 billion 4.    John Jacob Astor        (1763-1848)    $  85 billion 5.    William Gates III                              $  60 billion 6.    Lawrence J. Ellison                           $  55 billion 7.    King Fahd Bin Abdul Azziz Alsaud       $  30 billion 8.    Warren Buffett                                $   28 billion 9.    Paul Allen                                        $   25 billion 10.  Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan    $   23 billion Newsletter, June 2008 page 2  

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The Country “Down Under”

Australia boasts some of the world's best beaches, night life entertainment and friendliest people.  Drivers from around the globe flock to the Northeast coast to experience The Great Barrier Reef -  extending for approximately 1,245 miles. Did you know that our neighbor to the south has a land area about equal to the contiguous United States, but is the…

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The Best Places to Retire

Many cities claim that they are good retirement locations.  In his book Retire in Style, Warren Bland, PhD., gives his opinion: Bolder, Colorado.  He says it has the best combination of landscape, climate, quality of life and health care. Among his other favorites: Portland, OR; Asheville, NC; Austin, TX; Boca Raton, FL; Chapel Hill, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; and…

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