SORRY, THE FIVE SECOND RULE IS TOTALLY BOGUS!
This one's for everyone who's ever dropped a donut or a French fry or a sandwich on the floor and invoked the "five-second rule". . . meaning that, as long as you pick it up and dust it off in less than five seconds, it's safe to eat.
Well, deep down you probably already knew this, but now we're saying it definitively: The five-second rule is a PURE MYTH. Not many studies have been done on the rule, but ones that have show that, when you drop food onto a floor, it picks up bacteria INSTANTLY. Whether you pick it up in two seconds, six seconds or three hours. . . it picked up bacteria.
And. . . you can't really blow germs away or wipe them off. So if you blow the dust off your donut. . . the germs are still there. Think about it: It takes 155-degree heat to clean a glass in the dishwasher. . . you can't just blow the dishes clean.
The good news is: Most of the time, if you drop something on one of your CLEAN floors at home, you're not gonna get sick from eating it. You're far more likely to get sick from undercooked meat. . . or from biting your nails.
NEVER FORGET SOMETHING AGAIN!
This service sounds incredibly useful for the times you're stuck in your car. . . you come up with a multi-million dollar idea. . . and since you've got no where to write it down, you end up forgetting it. If that's ever happened to you. . . you should check out http://www.jott.com/.
When you need to leave yourself a message, you call their toll-free number. . . and then, the staff there types up your message and e-mails it to you. The best part: Right now, it's totally FREE.
WHAT DOES 200 CALORIES LOOK LIKE???
We've got a really interesting website for you to check out. . . it has pictures of what 200 calories look like in a ton of different foods. They've got everything from broccoli to melon to kiwi to donuts to fried bacon. It's REALLY eye-opening.
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPUTER PASSWORD SAY ABOUT YOU?
If your password is a motivational phrase like "chinup" or "smile"... People with inspiring log-ins may be positive or need a lift, says Frank Farely, Ph.D., a psychologist at TempleUniversity in Philadelphia. "Either way, they show resilience."
If your password is an anniversary date or other major relationship marker... Those who use a romantic date blend their personal life with work, Farley says. "They're especially likely to have family photos displayed in their office."
If your password is a pet's name... People who use pets' names are very devoted to their animals. They think of them almost as people, not pets.
If your password is a person's name... Signing on with a celebrity's name is typical of extroverts with a lot of friends and cultural interests.