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Is Water Really that good for you?

Spilled water Health Benefits of Drinking Water Oversold?

Do we really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? According to Stanley Goldfarb, MD, it ain’t necessarily so. There seems to be no clear scientific evidence for either benefits, or lack of benefits, from drinking 8 glasses of water daily, for healthy people, whose kidneys function well. Dr. Goldfarb points out that people who live in hot dry climates, or engage in vigorous exercise, need to drink more water to prevent dehydration.
The article goes on to expand on 5 different claims for drinking water that have no scientific base, or inconclusive studies, including this one:

Claim No. 3: Drinking Water Reduces Food Intake and Helps You Lose Weight

Drinking more water is widely encouraged to help weight loss, the theory being that the more water you drink, the fuller you will feel and the less you will eat. “The [medical] literature on this is quite conflicted,” Goldfarb says.

“Drinking before a meal might decrease intake [according to one study], but another study found [it did] not.”

Even so, Goldfarb calls this claim one of the most promising for further study.

So, go ahead, drink water (you do need it), but don’t expect super health, and beauty, benefits from it, the jury’s still out on that.

Rhyme time

Looking for an online rhyming dictionary for poetry, lyrics, limericks, or what have you?
I tested out two today Rhymezone and rhymer.com
Rhymer.com won hands down, finding suggestions for every word I threw at it. I think it works better because it uses end rhymes, instead of trying to rhyme whole words. (It found rhymes for orange, and governed, where rhymezone didn’t, although rhymezone directs you to a dictionary site trying to match the last 3 letters of the word you inputted, if it can’t find a rhyme for you.)
Rhymer.com is a free service of WriteExpress which sell letter writing templates will templates, dictionary software, writers software, and more.

Marks

Two marks.
Like Chinese eyes.
Graphite,
Drawing the line,
Where,
The saw,
Ends it all.

Keith Perkins–2004