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He had just left a fancy restaurant, celebrating a big achievement, a Ph. D. degree, when he encountered racism, racism that can hurt your health.

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Hey, Millennials, you need more lard in your diet. And beef tallow. What? Animal fats are good for you and trendy oils can cause cancer!

That’s the pitch from Coast Packing Company which we found by following Ernest Miller’s Tweet up there ^^^ with the tacos.

Here’s a screencap featuring manteca and tacos from their website (click on the image to embiggen): [Mas…]


Dr. Harold Bornstein — that wack long-haired doctor who wrote a weird-ass letter about Donald Trump’s health — comes clean with the whole truth and nothing but the truth in this shocking new video. [Yes, that’s STTNG’s Brent Spiner, Trekkies!]

stilllifewithskullLatinos age slower — and live longer — than other ethnic groups in America, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles. Why? Their blood ages more slowly.

The Daily Mail reports:

Scientists refer to the phenomenon as the ‘Hispanic paradox’, since Latinos typically have higher rates of diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

But according to researchers at UCLA, the ethnic group is unequivocally healthier, lives longer than others, and has cells that take much longer to age.

Experts claim the findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, could help unlock how to delay slowing for all ethnic groups.

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To live and die in CA: Your ZIP Code determines life expectancy (video)

by DR. SPOCK May 12, 2016 Cultura
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Deb and Maria are the same age, each has two kids, and they live just a few miles apart. Deb, however, will live, on average, 15 years longer than Maria. This public service video from The California Endowment — narrated by George Takei — explains the discrepancy: What determines how long we live? The surprising […]

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Pocho Ocho things to eat that are way worse for you than bacon

by Especial Correspondents October 29, 2015 Cultura
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Bacon is makin’ news because a questionably-reported study says the hot and salty candy can cause cancer – or not. They say we had to ditch the bacon, but we said, “No! No! No!” That’s because there are Pocho Ocho Top Things You Can Eat That Are Way Worse Than Bacon: 8. Bush™  special frijoles — THE […]

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BBC: One easy old trick helps you live longer – eat more chiles!

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 6, 2015 Cultura
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Want to live longer? It’s easy, according to the BBC. Eat more chiles! Specifically, the BBC recommends “chillies,” and we’ll do them a favour and labour under their rules whilst minding the gap: For thousands of years, humans have taken a masochistic pleasure from adding chilli to their food. Now research indicates that the spice […]

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New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer

by Barney Asada August 6, 2015 Cultura
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Here’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live! The New York Times explains: Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found. Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, […]

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America’s Shame : 12-year-olds pick our fruits, veggies (video)

by Verdana Bold March 28, 2014 Cultura
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Children as young as 12 are still working in America’s fields alongside adults — bent over all day in often-dangerous conditions — just so there’s enough money to put food on the table and pay the phone bill. Although this Human Rights Watch video is from 2010, the practice continues, and is defended by some […]

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Hypochondriac uncle discovers amazing Internet cure — cactus juice

by Elise Valderrama December 18, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDITA) Arturo Marengo has discovered the secret to youth, longevity, perfect health and fitness, again. After spending last Wednesday on WebonMD trying to diagnose the dull ache in his left index finger, Marengo stumbled across an ad for Nopalea Cactus Juice and Health Supplement. Though in his mid 30s, Marengo, a […]

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Cuba releases photos to show Comrade Fidel is not dead yet

by Elise Valderrama October 26, 2012 El Now
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Fidel Castro is still alive, you imperialist running dogs, and we’ve got photos to prove it. That was the message from Cuba’s official Communist Party newspaper Granma this week as rumors swirled that the ailing dictator had suffered a stroke and was incapacitated. Granma published this photo of Fidel on his prison island reading his […]

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Dear Abuelita: Prisoner’s dilemma, flashback to the Summer of Love

by Dear Abuelita May 16, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, OK so I went to this internet dating site and filled out this long questionnaire about my inner feelings and wants and desires and what are my values and what is important to me and all that and still I get no replies from the chicas I email. I will be out in […]

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Ñewsweek: New Mexico wants tourists — light-skinned tourists

by Comic Saenz March 25, 2012 El Now
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This POCHO ñewsweek is brought to you in living — and dying — color. In the Southwest, New Mexico’s tourist board is casting a commercial to promote visits to the state. Who do they want to play the tourists in their commercial? “Caucasians and light-skinned Hispanics.” And in the Southeast, Florida cowers in the Spotlight […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons Mexican food is good for you

by jefe boyardee March 21, 2012 Cultura
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8. Beans, beans the magical fruit 7. The tortilla is the perfect shape and size for religious apparitions and spiritual experiences 6. Manteca — it’s the new kombucha 5. Pronouncing “chipotle” deemed World’s Best Tongue Exercise by Women’s Love Commission

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