Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick
During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.
Need a Boost of Creativity? Take a Power Nap
We all run out of steam from time to time at work. Usually we just fight through it with a third cup of coffee, but there may be a better idea: Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently discovered that short naps may improve the function of the right brain.
That Pirate Costume You Bought Might Be Poisonous [VIDEO]
Halloween is supposed to be about harmless scares and fun, but the holiday took a truly frightening turn when Federal inspectors recently seized more than a thousand Chinese-made costumes for lead contamination.
Apparently You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Get Breast Milk
Breast milk can provide a range of health, growth and immunity benefits for infants, but some moms are offering unregulated breast milk for sale online despite serious warnings from health officials.
Want to Be Happier? Be More Selfish
It's probably no secret that people are quite happy when they take a bit of "me time." But new research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania confirms that individuals are more content and their lives improve when they show a bit of selfishness.
Where Are the Best Cities for Working Moms? Mostly in Ohio, Apparently
According a new Forbes list of the best cities for working moms, women looking to work and raise children at the same time may want to consider moving to the Buckeye State. Three Ohio cities made it into the top 10, including the number one spot.
Allergies Bothering You? Try Botox
Botox already has well-documented cosmetic benefits, but a group of researchers hopes to show that the toxin can also treat a common malady that affects countless people: hay fever.
Washing Your Hands Leads to Asthma, Says Science (Well, Sort Of)
Most of us have been taught that cleanliness is the best way to ensure good health. But experts now say that excessive use of things like hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap may be responsible for an increase in allergies and asthma among kids.
Which Fast Food Restaurant Has the Worst Drive-Thru Service?
Consumers expect their meals quickly when going through a fast food drive-thru. But according to an annual report by QSR Magazine, you won't get that sort of service at Burger King. In fact, it came in dead last in a ranking of seven fast food restaurants for drive-thru service.
At Ease, Everyone: Experts Say 2013 Bacon Shortage Is a Myth
Last week, a U.K. group struck fear in the hearts of bacon lovers everywhere when it predicted an "unavoidable" pork shortage next year. But now experts say there's no real threat of an impending "aporkalypse" here in the U.S. and that the organization's report amounts to nothing more than propaganda. Whew!