Where Are the Checks and Balances in the Dentist Industry?

My wife had the distinct pleasure of paying a visit to our favorite local dentist today.  At least she usually comes away satisfied with the quality of the treatment.  I don’t know why my teeth seem to be so ornery . . . but every trip to the dentist seems to create more problems than it solves.  That caused me to think about some of the incongruities in the dental...
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Check the Date on Automotive Tires to Avoid Deadly Surprises

Continuing this week on my Tire theme . . . Did you know that automotive tires have a date label?  Check out the last 4 digits on the DOT line.  You can see the week and year of manufacture.  In the picture here the tire was made in the 17th week of 2002.  (If there are only 3 digits at the end instead of 4 then the third digit represents the year in the decade of the 1990s...
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Vegetarian Diet Not the Recommendation of Scripture

  Despite the objections of animal lovers, it is apparent that the Bible has no problem siding with the beef lovers. Look at Solomon’s comparison from Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dish of vegetables where love is than a fattened ox served with hatred. All things being equal (which they are obviously not in this case example), I would take a good steak any day. So don’t let those...
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Sports Withdrawal Makes February A Tough Month

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the harsh reality of the month of February sinks in. Football disappears until August; March Madness doesn’t begin until March 15 (and for Terps fans probably won’t even exist); baseball holds no excitement for Orioles fans (a revamped bullpen just means that our losses should be fairly close this year); ice hockey is still trying to recover from its...
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Dental Expenses Looming In Future

I fear my dentist is preparing me for the outlay of some big bucks. At my recent cleaning as he poked around and grunted and mumbled, I had visions of my bank account rapidly diminishing. He let me go this time . . . but cautioned that he sees some crowns in my future as some of my larger fillings are starting to break down. I like my dentist’s motto: “We cater to cowards”...
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Old Spice Ranks Baltimore #58 In Sweatiest Cities List

Here’s a competition you don’t want to win: which city ranks as the sweatiest city? Old Spice has done us all a favor by once again publishing their annual rankings. If you don’t want to sweat it – plan your vacations for one of the bottom tier cities like Seattle or San Francisco. What was my wife thinking when she and her sister headed off last summer to San Antonio in...
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