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Club Swine And Your Health Care

I remember the good old days of freshman year: parties on frat row and in college town, pursuing the highest level of academic achievements late night in the stacks, and the all-you-can-eat cafeteria buffets. It was new...

By Stuart Schultz on 9/09/09

Making the Most of a Trip Back Home

We all love the trip home. Back to the over-comforted bed; our favorite family pet; long, huge meals; and our parents’ personal TLC fit for an 8-year-old (we love dearly, even if we are almost a quarter of a century years old). But some of us might not be getting as much bang out of our trip home as we could. After all, why leave all of the perks at the door?...

By Lauren Gerber on 8/28/09

Top Ten Things to Do After Graduating

The best way to postpone (if not avoid) the feeling of post-grad dread is to take a step back and give yourself some time to decompress. For all the tomfoolery that goes on, college is a tough gig, and you wouldn’t be the first person to feel burnt out on commencement day....

By Christopher Schonberger on 6/19/09

One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Our intrepid Mexico correspondent reports live from the eye of the swine flu storm. Has isolation and paranoia driven him to madness? Or was he already insane? You be the judge... Is it safe to come out yet?...

By Tom Wiseman on 5/12/09

What's the Sickest City?

Living in a city has many perils, not the least of which is the hordes of sniffling, coughing, disgusting sick people walking around like plague-riddled zombies ready to infect you with their presence. But now, thanks to Sick City, you know when it's safe to venture out and when you risk being felled by the bleary-eyed masses....

By Christopher Schonberger on 4/14/09

"It's Coming Home..."

"...It's coming home, it's coming - Football's coming home!" Coming home? Me?! Oh no, I'm staying here for good (well, for better or worse in these days and times) but the beautiful game keeps it moving. ...

By Tom Wiseman on 3/09/09

How Viable Is DIY Insurance?

We've all used WebMD to self-diagnose ourselves (and then subsequently convince ourselves we had Parkinson's). We've all taken echinacea tablets and believed that maybe we'd never get sick again (at least until the next time we got sick)...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/03/09

Join a Gym While Prices Are Low

It's the first Monday after New Year's, and every chaunce and his grandma has made a resolution to "get fit." The bad news is, you probably won't actually follow through on your plans to work out more (only joking). The good news is that for once, your motivations are actually aligned with the gym's....

By Christopher Schonberger on 1/05/09

Next-Gen Tissues

The good people at Puffs were kind enough to send us over some of their new "Puffs Plus with a Scent of Vicks" tissues. Like shirts with built-in insect-repellent or those socks that claim to have aloe vera in them, these tissues are infused with moisturizing lotion and the scent of Vicks...

By Christopher Schonberger on 11/19/08

Life 101

How much of a man are you? Is that a sexist question? Popular Mechanics has a quiz that tests basic “manliness,” but it would be more appropriately labeled as a test of...

By Dan Marley on 10/03/08
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