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Cindy Capitani

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  1. Yuck It Up On National Tell A Joke Day, Stamford

    Yuck It Up On National Tell A Joke Day, Stamford

    Why did the chicken cross the road specifically on Aug. 15? Because it's National Tell A Joke Day, of course!Chickens are out in full force (Why did the chicken cross the basketball court? He heard the referee calling fowls!) and no joke is too corny (What do you call a chicken crossing the road?Poultry in motion!)The only rule on National Tell A Joke Day is to laugh -- even a little. ...

  2. CDC: U.S. Death Rate Slowing Down After 2015 Jump

    CDC: U.S. Death Rate Slowing Down After 2015 Jump

    Death is on the decline once again, at least according to preliminary data for the first quarter of 2016 from the Centers for Disease Control, reports the New York Times. The mortality rate went up in 2015, bucking the normal trend of decline, according to NYT.Drug overdoses were up in 2015, a trend that's continued since the 1990s, and death due to heart disease didn't decline as it ...

  3. 'Marshmallows Are Funny' On National S'mores Day, Stamford

    'Marshmallows Are Funny' On National S'mores Day, Stamford

    Scouting and s'mores are practically synonymous and most people have a past relationship with the sweet treats, even if they don't know a Daisy from an Eagle scout.National S'mores Day is Aug. 10 and you don't need a Girl Scout or even a campfire to celebrate.S'mores is a marriage of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. The ingredients are so complementary, chefs have created ...

  4. See What's Fresh During National Farmers Market Week, Stamford

    See What's Fresh During National Farmers Market Week, Stamford

    Truman Capote was once quoted that the defining difference between the rich and not, isn’t a matter of money -- It’s a matter of vegetables.Only the rich, he had said, get veggies that are "fresh and unborn, scarcely out of the earth."Rich and poor alike (SNAP recipients account for $19 million in sales at farmers markets) can eat like the privileged thanks to farmers ...

  5. How Far Does $100 Go In Connecticut?

    How Far Does $100 Go In Connecticut?

    A dollar is a dollar except when it's not, according research done by the Tax Foundation.New York ranks 49th of all states, with $100 being worth just $86.43, according to the Tax Foundation. New Jersey doesn't get any bragging rights, coming in at 48th with $87.34, the research shows. Connecticut weighs in slightly better at 45th in the rankings, with $100 being worth $91.91.To really ...

  6. Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together, Study Says

    Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together, Study Says

    Could alcohol be the secret to a happy marriage? A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology seems to indicate that could be the case.Lead author Kira S. Birditt said couples who drink are less irritated.The positivity factor only works when both halves of a couple drink. Birditt's research indicates it's not how much couples drink, but whether they both imbibe, she said..The ...

  7. Is Flossing Necessary? Feds Say No, Dentists Say Yes

    Is Flossing Necessary? Feds Say No, Dentists Say Yes

    Dentists aren't buying into the new federal guidelines that dismiss flossing as unnecessary, pointing to causal evidence and clinical observation that cleaning between teeth is a necessary part of good dental hygiene.Flossing was dropped in the latest dietary guidelines for Americans, issued every five years by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services."I think ...

  8. Binge Watching TV Could Kill You, Study Says

    Binge Watching TV Could Kill You, Study Says

    Couch potatoes addicted to channel surfing may have more to worry about than too many choices: they could be risking their lives.People who watch television for five or more hours a day are at greater risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs, according to a Japanese research team from Osaka University.Watching television more than five hours daily increased the risk of a fatal clot ...

  9. Dead Gorilla Harambe For President? Some Voters Are On Board

    Dead Gorilla Harambe For President? Some Voters Are On Board

    When a dead gorilla is put on the presidential election ballot, he pulls in more votes than undecided and the Green Party but less than giant meteor, according to a national survey by the Public Policy Polling. Five percent of voters surveyed would vote for Harmbe as President of the United States, despite his obvious setbacks: he's a gorilla, and he's a dead one at that.Harambe also ...

  10. NFL-Backed Youth Safety Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions, Analysis Shows

    NFL-Backed Youth Safety Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions, Analysis Shows

    Youth football players are just as likely to suffer concussions and other injuries despite implementing an NFL-endorsed safety program, according to the New York Times.Heads Up Football claimed its 2015 study shows a steep reduction in concussions and injuries but an independent analysis shows otherwise, according to the New York Times.The analysis shows Heads Up Football had no ...

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