Sites of the Week: December 20, 2014

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”

– Dave Barry

Factoid: According to researchers with the British Medical Journal, Dr. Mehmet Oz—often referred to as “America’s Doctor”—only 46% of his recommendations are supported by relevant medical evidence, 15% of his recommendations are contradicted by evidence and 39% had no supporting evidence.

The Washington Post

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy 2015 to everyone! This week, I’m sending out just one ‘Site of the Week’ recommendation.

Mental Floss List: 27 Winter Holiday Tradition Origins

John Green, from ‘You Don’t Know Jack!” fame, hosts this weekly show “where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information.” In this episode, he explains the origins of 27 holiday traditions.

Ernie Orr sez “Check it out!”


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