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10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science: „Myth 1: Body Hair Grows Back Thicker When You Shave It

Myth 2: Calories Counting Is All That Matters for Weight Management

Myth 3: You Need Eight Hours of Sleep Per Day

Myth 4: Reading in Dim Light Ruins Your Eyes

Myth 5: Urinating on a Jellyfish Sting will Sooth the Pain

Myth 6: Your Slow Metabolism Makes You Fat

Myth 7: You’ll Catch a Cold from Cold (and Wet) Weather Conditions

Myth 8: More Heat Escapes Through Your Head

Myth 9: High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease

Myth 10: It’s Dangerous to Wake a Sleepwalker”

Psychobabble: Polygraph lies: „So what of the responses that the polygraph measures? The idea that respiration, heart rate or blood pressure are reliable indicators of deception is almost entirely unfounded and in effect the Polygraph test is nothing more than a fancy stress test. It will tell you that if people are nervous or not but in the context of a police interrogation, a reasonably stressful event on it’s own, it’s unlikely that you can determine that this nervousness is caused by an attempt at deception. One of the main issues is that people’s physiological activity differs wildly – someone who sweats a lot is more likely to be branded a liar by a polygraph test.”

10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science: „Myth 1: Never Use Wooden Cutting Boards with Meat

Myth 2: Adding Salt to Water Changes the Boiling Point, Cooks Food Faster

Myth 3: Low Fat Foods Are Always Better For You

Myth 4: Dairy Is The Best Thing For Healthy Bones

Myth 5: Everyone Should Drink 64-Ounces or 8 Glasses of Water Every Day

Myth 6: High-Sodium Foods Taste Salty, So Avoid Salty Snacks

Myth 7: Eating Eggs Will Jack Up Your Cholesterol

Myth 8: Searing Meat Seals In Juices

Myth 9: Aluminum Foil and Cookware Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Myth 10: Don’t Eat After 6/7/8PM”

The Agreeable Power of Sugar: „New research confirms an old cliche: you are what you eat. A team of psychologists recently found that not only are sweets-lovers perceived as more agreeable, but they may actually be more agreeable”

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