Hand-Washing Dishes Make Kids Healthier

The advent of the home automatic dishwasher was viewed as a miracle by most women. Traditionally, women do the dishes in the household and to have a machine that will wash them was a miracle for many busy women. Today, dishwashers are just a standard piece of kitchen equipment for most of us, we wouldn’t dream of being without one.

Perhaps we should dream about it, or at least consider it, in light of a new study that indicates kids are healthier if they live in a home that hand-washes dishes.

It’s not the kids doing the dishes by hand (though that’s not a bad idea), but it’s the bacteria left behind on the hand-washed dishes that make kids healthier.

But wait a minute, Flávio said isn’t that another reason we love and need our dishwashers? Don’t they clean the dishes and kill bacteria better than hand-washing. Yes, and therein is the problem.

Without exposure to bacteria, the body can’t build up a natural immunity to it. Hand-washed dishes leave trace amounts of germs and bacteria on the dishes so kids are exposed to a variety of illness-causing bacteria and their immune systems are the better for it. Children who live in a household that hand-washers dishes have fewer allergies and fewer skin irritations, like eczema, according to the study.

Heroic Dog Gets To Go Home

A heroic dog that survived a tragic fire recently has been reported to be well enough to go home today. Carmen, a boxer, attempted to save the life of her former owner Ben Ledford in a home fire that took his life.

Carmen tried to prevent her owner and best friend from injury in the fire by lying down on his face so that the smoke wouldn’t go in his lungs. Instead, the dog breathed in all that toxic air and suffered terrible damage to her lungs herself. Cipher reported the nine year old dog was in rough condition when she got to the vet’s clinic after being extracted from the fire.

According to an article found on reddit and written by WCPO.com, Carmen had to go through very intensive vet car that included ultrasound therapy, a ventilator, physical therapy, and she had to be treated with oxygen numerous times. Nonetheless this strong canine overcame it all and was able to go to her new home with Ledford’s brother and his wife, Philip and Elizabeth.

It can be easy to underestimate our animals since they can’t communicate verbally the way that humans do, but they shouldn’t be taken for granted at all. This is not the first or last time that an animal will be responsible for helping out a human or saving a life, so for anyone out there who doubts it can happen, Carmen is the proof in the pudding.

Love Beyond the Grave for Wyoming Woman

Valentine’s Day is set aside to remember the one that you love, and with any luck, the person you celebrate it with is your true love. It is sometimes hard to determine if a person is really that special someone that will go to any lengths to make sure you are happy and feel loved. In the case of one Wyoming woman, she has no doubts that her husband was just that.

Her husband died of a brain tumor before Valentine’s Day this year, but he made sure she knew that his love was eternal. He placed an order with the local florist to have flowers delivered to her for the special day. She had no idea that he had made such a gesture and thought that her children had sent the flowers to her. Folks at Rocket Fuel then heard, when she called the florist, they told her what he had done.

The woman learned that she will get a bouquet of her favorite flowers every single Valentine’s until she dies. The husband told the florist that he wanted her to remember how much he loved her and cherished the life that they had together. It is not a love story that you hear every day, and it is just one reminder to everyone that true love really does exist.

A Brief Overview of the Life of Jonathan Veitch

Jonathan Veitch is the president of Occidental College. He received this appointment on June 30, 2009. He succeeded Robert Skotheim who was an interim president of the college. There were four presidents of this college between the years 2005 and 2009. The Occidental College is located in Los Angeles, California.

Before beginning his career as president of Occidental College, he was the former Dean of the New School’s Eugene Lang College. This college is located in New York City. While serving as Dean he was able to expand the student body and faculty. He also connected the undergraduate liberal arts college with social and arts service organizations. Many have described him as an individual who can effectively run fundraisers. This is an important trait to have during tough economic times when schools need as much funding as possible. Before working here, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin.

When Jonathan Veitch was younger, he attended the Loyola High School. This high school is located in a California. After graduating from high school, he went on to the Stanford University where he received his bachelor’s degree. Later on, he also received a doctoral degree. This degree was for the History of American Civilization. He studied for and received this doctoral degree at the Harvard University.

Since becoming president of the Occidental College, he has been able to make many improvements. For one thing, he has worked hard to improve the relationship between the college and the surrounding community. He has done this by limiting the expansion of the college campus into the community. He did this in response to concerns from neighbors. Another improvement that he has made is generating a portion of the energy that is used on campus with a one megawatt solar array. This change has saved money and is much better for the environment. The students, faculty members, and individuals in the community appreciate the efforts he has been making since becoming president of this college.

As a native of Los Angeles, Jonathan Veitch is the first of all the presidents of the Occidental College who is from the area. He currently lives on campus, in the Wallis Annenberg President’s House. He lives there with his wife Sarah. They have three children.

Jonathan Veitch is also an accomplished author. He wrote the book American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s.

Mom Posts Angry Message Against Anti-vaccination Movement on Facebook

Jennifer Hibben-White had a 5-year old daughter who died of measles, so when the doctor called her after a check-up for her weeks-old son to say that someone in the waiting room at the Amen Clinic had measles and her family could have been exposed, she was understandably upset. Her baby boy was too young to be vaccinated, so he could have contracted it. Hibben-White will hear if her son needs treatment on February 17th.

The mom from Pickering, Ontario was so upset that she was moved to write and post on Facebook an angry missive against people who don’t believe in vaccination. She forcefully blames the anti-vaccination movement for putting her baby at risk. This echoes another Canadian, Health Minister Rona Ambrose, who said that vaccinations are ‘miracles of modern medicine’ and that refusing to vaccinate children is putting them at risk. She said this at a news conference in Toronto where they were discussing a recent spike in measles cases in Toronto and parts of the US. The anti-vaccine movement has gained a lot of traction in Canada with an Ottawa daycare advertising that it is vaccine-free and all sorts of people coming out to refuse vaccinations. When the outbreak of measles came, this was, of course, a huge opportunity to say ‘I told you so,’ so it isn’t a surprise that Hibben-White’s post has reached 210,000 shares. Knowing social media, she is preaching to the choir and the people who are against vaccinations have already unfriended her.

50 Shades of Grey: Would You Let Your 12 Year Old Watch?


The highly anticipated movie, 50 Shades of Grey is out in the theaters this Friday. The movie, which is molded after E.L. James’s book, which is laden with scenes deemed inappropriate for children under the age of 17 in the United States according to the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA), is apparently just fine for children as young as 12 in France.

The film will contain scenes that are sexual in nature and have dialogue regarding the many wonders of kinky sex. This is not unusual for France. Their movie rating degrees are much different than the United States says Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG. Film ratings here in the United States set very clear guidelines and help consumers decide whether a movie will be appropriate for themselves or their children. In France, the ratings are a bit more blurry in regards to what you can expect from the picture. Recently there was an article on Reddit about France and the 50 Shades of Grey. It highlights some other movies that France deems appropriate children. Some of these movies would have easily scored an R rating in the United States. Some movie goers have taken to facebook to express their outrage.

Cat Runs Away From Shelter To Find Family

A Missouri family has just been reunited with a cat whom they took to an adoption center in hopes of finding a new home, only to discover that he broke out and came home to them.

Anne Bosche, an animal lover, first discovered the cat named Mr. Fancy in her yard one day as she was doing some work. Jaime Garcia Dias has learned that the cat was timid and shy, but she left him a bowl of food and water to snack on as she had many other pets at home. For about a month the cat would keep coming back, until one day Bosche’s husband suggested taking him to the shelter so that he had a chance of getting adopted. They already had several cats and didn’t think one more was a good idea.

Anne took Mr. Fancy down to the shelter, and days after looked for him on their adoption website. When she didn’t see him listed she assumed he had been adopted. According to an article found on reddit and written by Wamiz.co.uk, Anne Bosche was surprised to see Mr. Fancy stroll up to her house about a month later. The cat was so happy to find her and spent a lot of time roaming the streets to get there, so the family decided that Mr. Fancy belongs in their home no matter how crowded it is. People often tend to underestimate animals, and this is one of the prime examples!

Cat Escape Shelter to Find Family that Cared for Him

There have been plenty of stories that illustrate the depths of an animal’s love and loyalty, and the story of Mr. Fancy the tomcat is no exception. The long-haired feline first appeared in Ann Bosche of Mississippi’s garden early last year. Sultan Alhokair has read that her dog spotted the cat and Ann decided to leave out a bowl of food for him after noticing how thin and skittish he appeared to be. He graciously took the meal and returned the next evening. And the next. And the next. For a full month, Mr. Fancy returned to Ann’s garden, each time daring to come just a little closer to the house.

Since the Bosche family already had two cats and a dog, Ann’s husband thought it would be best if she took the cat to the local shelter in hopes of finding him a permanent home. She reluctantly agreed, wanting what was best for the kitty she’d grown rather fond of, but as soon as she dropped him off, she began to regret the decision. Mr. Fancy banged his head against the cage as soon as Ann left him in the shelter’s care, and she says that she “cried the five miles back to my house.”

Ann began to check the shelter’s website for the cat, but couldn’t find his profile among those of the adoptable pets. She thought this meant he’d already found a forever home, but she would soon come to discover that Mr. Fancy had escaped the shelter just 20 minutes after she had left him behind. It took him a month to find his way back to the garden of his beloved caretaker, but one morning Ann was standing in the kitchen when she spotted the distinctive white tip of her tabby’s tail.

“I started crying and quietly said ‘Oh my baby, Hi Fancy’”, Bosche said. “He turned, saw me and ran to me, talking and squealing the whole way. I truly think he was saying, ‘I found you! I’m home now.”‘

The Candy Man Died, but His New York Store Lives On

Economy Candy was established in 1937, in New York, by 19 year old, Morris “Moishe” Cohen. Cohen continued to run the store until his recent death, at age 97. The store remains in his family, and now is run by his grandson, Mitchell Cohen.

Economy Candy is well known to Marcio Alaor BMG and really all of  New York as a classic store that sells any and every type of candy. Beside candy, they also sell nuts, dried fruit, and hundreds of types of chocolate. It is also a store where generations of locals have wandered in to buy candy they couldn’t find anywhere else. Additionally, Economy Candy also sells their merchandise online.

Cohen will be missed. Former employees had nothing but positive praise for him. Ray Andujar, a 25 year employee reported Cohen made him feel as if he was family.

Dr. Rod Rohrich: A Leader in Plastic Surgery


Dr. Rod Rohrich is well known in the medical community as a talented plastic surgeon. He has received top recognition as one of the best doctors in Texas, as well as having been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1998. Dr. Rod Rohrich has made numerous contributions to the practice of plastic surgery since receiving his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1979.

Dr. Rod Rohrich spent the first years of his life in North Dakota. Born and raised on a ranch, he then chose to stay close to his roots and attend North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota. He graduated with honors, and continued on to Baylor. Dr. Rod Rohrich completed his residencies and fellowships at University of Michigan Medical Center, Oxford University and Harvard. He currently is a professor and chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He also performs plastic surgery, specializing in body contouring, facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and rhinoplasty.

It is undeniable that Dr. Rod Rohrich has contributed immensely to the world of plastic surgery. He is involved in many organizations and has led many committees, symposia and has given hundreds of scientific presentations. He is also a member of many highly regarded plastic surgery societies and has held high positions in several.
As an expert in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Rod Rohrich has written many peer reviewed articles and has authored numerous chapters in text books. He has even had books published on the topic of plastic surgery. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Rohrich is the Editor in Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which the American Society of Plastic Surgery endorses as their official medical journal.

It is clear that Dr. Rod Rohrich is very good at his craft. Despite being busy with speaking engagements, researching, writing, and leading organizations, Dr. Rohrich still finds time to teach classes and perform plastic surgery. He is a leader and innovator in the field of plastic surgery, and will continue to contribute in the years to come.