Author Archives: Bob Welbaum

The Day the World Almost Ended

Although there are still some dissenters, the scientific consensus is the dinosaurs died as the direct result of an asteroid hitting our planet. Exactly how would that event have unfolded? I’ve recently found an article on The New Yorker website that discusses the sequence of events in great detail. And according to the best scientific

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Are You Running For President?

Have you ever been told “If you don’t like the way the country is being run, why don’t you run for office yourself”? Don’t laugh, a lot of people are. In fact, this includes the presidency. As of this writing, more than 400 people have announced their candidacies to run our nation (http://time.com/5481580/presidential-campaign-filings-skyrocket/). Overseeing this

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What’s the Dirtest Place in Your Bathroom?

I hate to start off the weekend with a downer, but being a less-than-fastidious housekeeper myself, I couldn’t help but notice the article “The Germiest Place in Your Bathroom Isn’t Your Toilet” by Julissa Treviño (http://time.com/5514669/bacteria-germs-bathroom/?). And like the title says, it’s not where you think. According to a 2011 study on household germs, conducted

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Happy May Day!

Yesterday you probably saw working-class people parading at various locations around the world for May Day, the first of May. In my lifetime, May Day has always belonged to the labor movement. But that’s only been true since the 19th Century. According to the EarthSky website, May Day is actually an astronomical holiday. I’m sure

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On Raising Successful Kids

This is a headline that’s difficult to ignore — “Want to raise successful kids? Harvard, MIT study says doing one thing at age 4 could make them happier and wealthier in life.”  If you are a parent, you’ve probably read all types of articles about how best to raise your children. But this one is

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The Latest in Designer Food

I was catching up on newspaper reading recently when a headline caught my eye — Behold the ‘Impossible Whopper’. It seems the fast-food chain Burger King has a beefless sandwich. Although limited in availability now, the goal is to offer it in all outlets if well received (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/04/16/burger-king-adopts-fake-meat.aspx). This headline especially jumped out at me

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