- We only use ten percent of our brainsIt’s tempting to think we only use ten percent of our brains. It would certainly explain the way some people behave. Alas, this common belief is all in the head. There are a few facts that have probably bolstered, maybe even inspired, this myth. Brain cells, for instance, come in two types. Continue reading.
- Vitamin C is good for a coldIf your first instinct upon developing the sniffles is to reach for the citrus or a bottle of vitamin C then you are in good company. The theory that vitamin C could ward off the common cold was championed in the 1970s by chemist Linus Pauling, recipient of not one but two Nobel Prizes. Continue reading.
- You should drink eight glasses of water a dayWe’ve all seen those haunted souls sipping water obsessively as though they may at any moment crumble to the floor in a pile of dust. You may be one of them. Even if you aren’t eternally clutching a water bottle there’s a good chance you try to guzzle eight glasses a day to ward off dehydration. Continue reading.