Monday, July 30, 2007

The Miracle Drink

As if I needed any more reason to feed my coffee addiction...

- "In recent epidemiological studies in the U.S., Europe and Japan, persons who were heavy coffee consumers had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes than persons who consumed little coffee. Interestingly, he says, associations were similar for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting that coffee components other than caffeine may be beneficial for glucose metabolism." (PHYSORG)

- "There’s evidence, Arab noted, that the beverage may protect against certain types of colon cancer, possibly by reducing the amount of cholesterol, bile acid and natural sterol secretion in the colon, speeding up the passage of stool through the colon (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well." (MSNBC)

- "The combination of exercise and caffeine increased destruction of precancerous cells that had been damaged by the sun's ultraviolet-B radiation, according to a team of researchers at Rutgers University... "The most dramatic and obvious difference between the groups came from the caffeine-drinking runners, a difference that can likely be attributed to some kind of synergy," Conney said." (DISCOVERY)

And with important as oral hygiene is to me, it was a relief to know coffee staining your teeth is a myth as well. It is all the sugars that some people ruin their coffee with that rots your teeth. I had that one confirmed by my dentist.

I will be sure to keep you all posted as more research is done and the miraculous effects of coffee continue to be revealed.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Excitement Made Complete?

Do you struggle with where to find excitement in life and with living passionately?

Are you more excited by experiencing life then by reading the Bible?

I do, and I'm not alone.

Share your thoughts as we currently discuss our struggle with finding true excitement in life and discipline in reading God's Word:


Monday, July 16, 2007

Dymaxion Sleep

I'm starting to think I was on to something a couple posts back.

Richard Buckminster Fuller, a genius by all standards, has claimed that "two hours of sleep a day... is plenty." The Dymaxion system of sleeping has much scientific support, read the article. He also "wishes the nation's "key thinkers" could adopt his schedule; he is convinced it would shorten the war."

Maybe I should have gone to Starbucks after Bible Study after all. It's only 10:30pm, I still have 7 more hours to study for my Spanish final before I need to go to sleep, this is great!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

2600-year-old Tablet

Not that it really make a difference for believers and nonbelievers alike, but it is still quite an interesting piece of historical finding.

"The cuneiform inscription in a tablet dating from 595BC has been deciphered for the first time - revealing a reference to an official at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, that proves the historical existence of a figure mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. "
Check out the article if geeky historical stuff floats your boat.

I'm pretty excited by my progress in Spanish. I will be finished with Span201 by next Wednesday. Then I get to wake up Thursday morning and start Span202.