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I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

Drinking Warm Milk Makes You Sleepy

This is a common old wives tale and you know what they say about those right? In actuality this phenomenon is based on the trace amounts of Tryptophan. Tryptophan is the same chemical that can be found in turkey. Which is why a nap is well needed after a hearty Thanksgiving meal of turkey and stuffing. Evidence shows that the psychological influence alone is enough to make one go to sleep after a warm glass of milk. A study published in an issue of Neuroendocrinology Letters showed the correlation between feedings and how quickly infants fall asleep. It could be cited that this act in adults is a sign of them unconsciously being reminded of an infantile state, which in turn can causes them to fall asleep.

Fact or Myth?




I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

Teen Birth Rates Have Increased since the 1950s

Trends show that teen birth rates have increased since the 1950s. This directly correlates with the breakdown of the nuclear family. As divorce rates and premarital sex rates rise so do those of teen pregnancies. It has become the norm for teens to become pregnant prior to graduating college. Years prior when mothers stayed at home and fathers were the bread winners premarital sex was the exception not the rule. It was a stigma on your family and a disgrace in the eyes of the community for a young girl to become pregnant outside of the bounds of matrimony. These days it is not only the norm but it is expected. All you have to do is turn on the TV and you are bombarded with shows such as Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. Showing young girls that having a child at a young age is not such a bad thing at all. On that thought there was also the Lifetime movie ‘The Pregnancy Pact’ which followed a group of teenage girls that went to great lengths to get pregnant. Parents tell there children that these things did not occur when they were their age because it was forbidden. Family and marriage were valued.

Is the above post Fact or Myth?




I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

The Rich Do Not Pay Less Taxes – I am really curious who will guess this one correctly.

The democratic party has led us all to believe that the rich pay less taxes than the average american and therefore should be forced to pay an additional amount on top of what they already pay. What lower to middle class person does not love to hear this? In actuality a family with an annual income of $300k will pay 34% in taxes. This equals out to 1/3 of their income going into taxes.  Lets give an example, if there was indeed a flat tax rate for every class no matter the income say 20%, the taxes on anyone that has an annual income of $200k or more will actually go down. Anyone making less than $200k will actually see their taxes rise. People want to believe that the wealthy indeed pay more and therefore should give more to than they do in order to help the less fortunate. This would help welfare wouldn’t it? This would be what is best for our economy right? I am not so sure about that.

Now tell me … Is what I stated above fact or myth? What is your take on who should pay more taxes? Do you believe there should be a flate rate for taxes? Do you believe that self-made millionaires should be punished for having been successful in order to help those less fortunate? Am I merely spewing what all republicans believe?



{September 7, 2011}   Fact or Myth? Low Fat vs Full Fat

I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

Low Fat vs Full Fat

When a product lists low fat it does not necessarily mean it is good for you. Low fat in a product simply means that the product has less fat than then regular product does. .In this day and age when we as consumers see products listed as low fat we automatically assume said product is good for us. What we do not realize is that the low fat snack is quite possibly high in calories and sugar. Example, one low-fat Oreo cookie has 50 calories, a mere 3 calories less that than then original Oreo. The low-fat hype is more about profit and less about actual nutritional facts. Companies realize that the average american is willing to pay more money for a product with “Low Fat” stamped on the side then a product without it. Most people are twice as likely to eat MORE if a product is labeled low fat then if the product is not. In addition, the low-fat counterparts are rarely as tastey as their full fat counterparts. Why as a generation do we feel the need to sacrifice taste instead of merely paying closer attention to the nutrition facts listed on every product we buy?



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