I ran across some interesting articles on MSNBC that I thought I'd pass along. The first is called Wipe Out the 10 Worst Germ Hot Spots and was so interesting. For instance, did you know that your sink has 1000 times the bacteria as your toilet? EW! Nothing a little diluted bleach can't handle though. And while I don't think I'll be disinfecting the ketchup bottles at restaurants before I use them (one of the suggestions), most of the other hot spots have very manageable solutions.
The second article stems from the book Eat This, Not That - a very interesting series of books that examines the actual health factor of various restaurant and super market foods. For example, if you're going out for breakfast and want to spurge, but still want to make the better decision, pancakes are better than french toast and bacon is better than sausage. This article is called the 6 Worst "Healthy" Restaurant Foods and it's really shocking. For example, you'll be amazed to learn that the Blimpie Veggie Supreme Sandwich (12 inch) has the caloric equivalent of 4 1/2 McDonald's hamburgers and the saturated fat equivalent of 33 strips of bacon. YOWZA!