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What Do The Colored Squares On The End Of Toothpaste Tubes Mean? Debunking The Myth That They Inform Customers About The Chemicals In The Product

By now you should probably know to never believe anything you see on the internet or social media without checking into the facts behind the claim.  Over the last few weeks, the web has been abuzz with claims that the colored squares at the end of tubes of toothpaste clue consumers in to the chemical make-up of the product.  I.E. - one color supposedly means that the product is organic, another color means that it includes some chemical or another, etc.

With just a cursory search into this subject, I can boldly inform you that this is a myth.

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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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Are Baby Carrots Good For You? Do Baby Carrots Contain Chlorine? The Truth About These Man-Carved Vegetables

As the resident "Foodie" in the building, I was recently asked about those baby carrots you find in the grocery store.  You know the ones that I'm talking about:  small, roundish-looking carrot chunks that are sold in clear plastic bags - ready-made for instant snacking.  My friend wanted to know if they were any better or worse for you than "non-baby carrots";  They also inquired about the viral rumor that the carrots contain massive amounts of chlorine.

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Food Safety Myths And Facts Of Home Cooked Meals Debunked

The Ad Council is shining the spotlight on food safety  - relating some common myths and facts about home cooked meals.  The subject is one of their featured national campaigns that seek to inforrm the general public about a variety of issues.

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