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Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Ig Nobel Apprised

The Ig Nobel Prizes celebrate achievements that make people laugh, then think. A look at real science that's hard to take seriously, and even harder to ignore.

In 1998, the Ig Nobel Prize in science education went to Dolores Krieger, an advocate of "therapeutic touch," in which caregivers manipulate the energy fields of ailing people by carefully avoiding physical contact with said ailing people.

Sum Body

Five reasons why coffee may be a health food.

No. 1: It's rich in antioxidants.

No. 2: It's associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

No. 3: It might stave off cognitive decline.

 

No. 4: It may help protect the heart.

No. 5: It eases symptoms of depression.

Recent research suggests the optimum amount of daily coffee consumption is three cups. Of course, loading your coffee with sugar and cream counteracts some of its healthful benefits.

Last Words

"C'mon. Let's get this day over and done with." -- Spoken by Peter Brock, an Australian race car driver, to the track marshal before a 2006 race in which he crashed and was killed.

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