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Mini-lesson from Medical School
by Kevin Pezzi, MD

Can a person's writing style foretell whether that person is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life?

Yes.  Let's look at an example:

Who is more likely to succumb to Alzheimer's disease:  the author of A or B?

(A)
"I bought a Ski-Doo snowmobile in 1968.  It was called the Super Alpine model.  It had two tracks, which made it less likely to sink in deep snow.  It was yellow and black, which I thought was attractive.  It was noisy and used a lot of gas, but it was fun to ride and very unique."

(B)
"As a child growing up in Michigan in the 1960s, I was fortunate enough to have a Ski-Doo Super Alpine.  Though flawed by such minor annoyances as excessive noise and gas consumption, its twin tracks gave superior flotation and stability while riding in deep snow.  The Super Alpine's yellow and black color scheme was complemented by a unique design, which afforded both functional and aesthetic benefits, providing the rider with a singularly pleasurable experience."

So who is more likely to succumb to Alzheimer's disease:  the author of A or B?  I realize it is difficult to believe that anyone intelligent enough to choose a Ski-Doo snowmobile might one day develop Alzheimer's, but for the sake of discussion, please hazard a guess.  If you chose A, you are correct.  The complexity of prose and idea density in B are noticeably greater, thus manifesting the author's superior cognitive ability. The author of A does not possess the short-term memory skills that are required to assemble more complex sentence structure.

In a study of 700 retired Midwestern nuns, complex writing skills in youth appear to correlate well with virtual immunity to Alzheimer's disease.  An analysis of their autobiographical essays revealed that all of the nuns who wrote in simple sentences died with symptom's of Alzheimer's, but none of those with complex prose were afflicted with the disease.  The similarity in education, environment, and diet among these nuns excludes those factors as confounding variables.

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You will have sex about 10,000 times during your life.

Doesn't it make sense to read a book that can maximize your enjoyment, and the enjoyment you give to your partner?

Cast away your preconceptions of sex books as being a rehash of things you already know and hence a waste of time.  By reading this book, you will learn many things that Dr. Ruth and other sexologists have never considered.

The Science of Sex
Enhancing Sexual Pleasure, Performance, Attraction, and Desire

by Kevin Pezzi, MD

Available in printed and Adobe Acrobat e-book versions (will display on any computer)

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ContactMeFree is a dream come true for anyone involved in online dating. If you have your profile posted on a personals site but don't pay for a membership, you know how limited you are in terms of being able to send or receive messages. You probably assume that those limitations disappear if you pay for a membership. Guess what? You are still far more limited than you realize. Frankly, if you knew how limited you were, you would be furious that the personals site was charging you $20 to $50 per month and still keeping the shackles on you! The person who created ContactMeFree was so outraged by those limitations that he decided to do something about it. So he did!

You know that writer's block you get when you sit down to write the essay portion of your personal profile for online dating? And you know the difficulty you have trying to think of a catchy headline? Well, MyProfileWriter allows you to create a profile essay and headline without typing, just by clicking!

 

Organize your garage beautifully.

If you want a beautiful garage that is easy to keep organized, see the GarageScapes web site:  www.GarageScapes.com.

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