July 24, 2010
THOUGH MY wife LaVeta generously moved the kids' bedtime from 8 to 10 p.m. once school ended, the little ones want more. But our feeling is simple: It's summer. If you're a kid and you can't get it in between the crack of dawn and 10 p.m., shame on you. That cold reality didn't stop our kids from trying to game the system Thursday night. It was around 9:45 when LaVeta, who'd had enough of the Cartoon Network for one day, went upstairs to regain her sanity by watching grown-up TV. It was now my job to get the kids to bed on time.
April 20, 1994 |
There's a breath freshener ad on TV in which a waiter, leaning over to take a diner's order, gets a a whiff of her breath and falls over backward . . . Very funny. But how funny would it be if someone actually reacted that way to your breath? Maybe the waiter wouldn't fall down . . . but he might noticeably back off, glare and wrinkle his nose. How would you feel if other people backed off, too? You might assume they are thinking: Ugh? Why doesn't he (or she) use a toothbrush?
September 18, 1995 |
Every time he opened his mouth, Robin Cox was in danger of disturbing the peace. He didn't have to utter a word. His breath said it all. What it said was baaaad. Things clued him in to just how bad. A colleague would turn her head. People in the elevator would inch away. A client would wince. And there were times when the indications were somewhat less subtle. "My wife would get in the car and say, 'Honey, your breath stinks,' " said Cox. A real estate broker in Fort Washington, a job that requires a lot of talking, Cox was never far from a stick of gum. But that would simply mask the problem temporarily.
September 25, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend recently started turning away when I try to kiss him. When I asked him why, he explained that he has developed into a "germaphobe. " In the beginning of our relationship, we never had this problem. What is happening? - Never Been Kissed, Lately DEAR NEVER: Your boyfriend may be embarrassed to tell you that your breath is unpleasant. Or he may be trying to distance himself romantically. I recommend you ask him directly if either of these could account for the change in his behavior.
November 20, 1992 |
INDIANAPOLIS HER BAD BREATH LEADS TO DEATH A man was convicted of strangling his girlfriend in a fight prosecutors said started when he refused to have sex with her because of her bad breath. Kenneth P. Faust, 48, could get 30 to 60 years in prison at sentencing Dec. 15. He was found guilty Wednesday of murder in the slaying of 42-year-old Kathleen A. Bond. Deputy Prosecutor Carol Orbison said the fight began after Faust returned from a bar about midnight. "She wanted to make love.
December 13, 1999 |
How do you tell someone that their bad breath could curdle cream? One way is to have Philadelphia periodontist Jon Richter do it. The Center for Breath Disorders, which Richter founded here in 1993, will send your dragon-mouthed friends a free letter or e-mail that politely tells them their breath stinks. "I got one of those 'Rat-on-a-friend' e-mails, I don't know who from, telling me I might have this problem," said Roger, a suburban Philadelphia businessman who requested anonymity.
March 10, 1999 |
David Luciano said he would never smoke because it would make his eyes red and watery. Selena Arce said she would avoid cigarettes because she did not want bad breath. Jennifer Brown said she would not smoke because it would keep her from performing her best in the choir. Melyssa Colon said it was just "gross. " None of the 10-year-olds mentioned the prospects of heart disease, cancer or emphysema. And that was just what Phyllis Spilove expected when she spoke to the 25 fourth graders at Washington Middle School yesterday about the hazards of smoking.
November 4, 2013 |
To some of us - well, me - this new red book looks like a hypochondriac's dream, and not necessarily a good one. The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms has nearly 500 pages of common symptoms, from abdominal pain, acute to wheezing , and the many bad and even worse things they might signify. The book's editor, Robert Porter, an emergency physician who teaches weekly at Einstein Medical Center, doesn't see it that way. He suggests that users of the book are likely to be "Dr. Moms," or spouses of people who don't take symptoms seriously enough.
April 30, 1993 |
A REAL SPORT TO THE END, HE GOES OUT WITH A BANG Chuck Roberts got his dying wish. And was it ever a blast! Roberts died in January but on Sunday, on what would have been his 65th birthday, about 40 friends and relations gathered at the spot where he spent many a Saturday shooting targets and the breeze. Following instructions in Roberts' will, they blasted his ashes over fields near Lawsonville, N.C. "We felt he was here with us," said Robert Carl, a close friend who inherited Roberts' favorite shotgun, a 12-gauge number.
December 26, 2012
1QUIT SMOKING. The verdict has been in on this one since 1960, when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health. Besides that, it stains your teeth and hands, and gives you halitosis (bad breath). 2WEAR A SEAT BELT. Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Buckle down and buckle up. 3FLOSS YOUR TEETH. Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and flossing. It's simple - brush and floss every day. 4DON'T DRINK TOO MUCH.