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Time for another blog.

Energy

Engineering classes at the University of Maryland are tough, and struggling students sometimes go to extremes in order to pass. Grading exams one semester, I got to this question: "What is the relationship between kinetic and potential energy?" One student, obviously stumped, decided to get clever and wrote, "As far as I know, they're just friends, but there could be something else going on there."

Linguistics

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative." "However," he pointed out, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative." A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah. Right."

Priest and Pastor

A priest and pastor from the local parishes were standing by the side of the road holding up a sign that read, "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!" They planned to hold up the sign to each passing car. As the first driver sped past, he yelled, "Leave us alone...we don't believe in that religious stuff!" From around the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash. One clergyman said to the other, "Do you think we should just put up a sign that says, 'Bridge Out' instead?"

1. Banish Blemishes with tea tree oil!

A solution made from the oil of this tree's leave calms inflamd pimples as effectively aszoyl peroxide, with fewer side effects. Tea tree oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that kill the germs that cause acne flar-ups. Add 3 drops of a product like Desert Essence Organic Tea Tre Oil to 1 oz of dstillld wwater and dab on affected areas, avoiding eyes, lips, and the inside of the nose.

2. Soothe sunburn with aloe vera!

This plant gel is handy for all sorts of skin emergencies: The journal Burns reports it contains compounds that speed the healing of first and second degree burns including sunburn by up to 9 days. Other research shows it reduces the inflammation of bug bites and rashes. Dab on 100% pure aloe vera gel from a bottle or remove a lower leaf from the plant slice it open and apply the gel 2 to 3 times daily.

3. End eczema woes with Oregon grape root!

Sweating is a known trigger for flare-ups of ecezema. In a recent study (I don't know how recent) patients troubled by the itchy, blistery patches who used a cream made with Oregon gape root had fewer symptoms than those given a cream without it. Add 5 drops of the essential oil to a palmful of alcohol free moisturizer and apply.

4. Stop psoriasis witt green tea!

Dousing scaaly, flaking psoriass patches with greenn tea can help banish them. Green tea is abundant inntioxidants thhce inflammation and slow down the overproduction of skin cells that leads to the bothersome condition. Soak wet paper towels with brewed green tea that's been cooled, then cover affect areas for 30 minutes twice a day.

Song for the blog:

Seein' Red by Unwritten Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZu_lhsdxdw

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