October 12, 2008 |
The ban: The court order Kevin Trudeau doesn't what you to know about. The judgment: Trudeau, who has made a fortune from health cures, weight-loss plans and other controversial regimens, has been banned from infomercials for three years. The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Trudeau -- whose bestselling books typically have ". . . They Don't Want You to Know About" in their titles -- was in contempt of an earlier order that found he had made false claims about his weight-loss book.
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January 21, 2000 |
Memory is the retention of information. It is closely associated with learning, which experts say is the ability to change behavior through the acquisition of new knowledge. Memory allows us to retain what we've learned. There are different types of memory. * Short-term memory is a temporary retention of information, while long-term memory can be permanent. Memory experts say new information can be converted into long-term memory through attention and repetition, a process called consolidation.
December 22, 1993 |
Knowledge is a blessing only if it's shared. Thus, getting into the holiday spirit of giving, the Answermaven has graciously agreed to respond to questions that you haven't asked but should have. DEAR ANSWERMAVEN: Frequently, we speak of "the networks" as if they were a monolith. However, don't they have distinct personalities? For example, which of the Big Three networks has the most violence-minded schedule? --TERRIFIED DEAR TERRIFIED: Compared to ABC and CBS, NBC is Mayhem Inc.
October 31, 1997 |
"Grizzly Mountain" marks the return of Dan Haggerty, star of the popular "Grizzly Adams" TV series and subsequent movies. While it's nice to have the burly, amiable portrayer of mountain men back after a near-fatal motorcycle accident, it's too bad "Grizzly Mountain" is such an amateurish effort. Actually, its premise has possibilities for a family entertainment.
November 13, 2013 |
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be reversed: They won't be taking center stage. They'll be there to help you. Authors have signed up to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving volunteering as booksellers at their local independent bookstores . About 100 independent bookstores nationwide are planning to have authors come in and assist customers.
November 2, 2009 |
A long-ago discredited fad diet has been getting increased attention lately, thanks to Web chatter and the claims of a bestselling author. The so-called HCG diet's recent popularity is a bit surprising -- and not just because research suggests it doesn't work. Other currently popular diets call for cutting back on fat and sugar, consuming whole grains and lean meats, and even indulging in red wine. The HCG diet, in contrast, calls for eating just 500 calories a day while taking daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)