Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Before I start, I am not saying Listerine invented bad breath — human mouths have stunk for millennia and there are ancient breath freshening solutions to prove it. The question is: Was halitosis invented by Listerine? The answer is yes.

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Happy Year of the Dog!

The Chinese years are all marked by animals. February 16 is the start of another Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog. It is a cycle of 12 years that corresponds to the 12 earthly branches of: Shu (rat),…

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Guilin’s Idyllic Scenery

Wang Zhenggong, a court officer of the Southern Song Dynasty, helped put Guilin on the world map when he wrote a poem to encourage local young people to study hard…

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Chinese New Year Rituals

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. Among the different Chinese dialect groups, there are many similar and different rituals for Chinese New…

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Unique Guesthouses With Their Mysterious Tunnels

In addition to the Shilin Official Residence located in Taipei City, there were about 30 guesthouses scattered across Taiwan exclusively for Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), late president of the Republic of China…

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Principles of Longevity for the Elderly

In the past 100 years, the lifespan of the average human being has increased by 50 percent. While society as a whole is expected to live longer than previous generations due…

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Food With ‘5 Colors’ Benefit Health the Most

In Chinese culture, food and medicine are closely related. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine places great emphasis on achieving balance in one’s body for the regeneration of the body’s…

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Eating Disorders Lead to Stomach Problems

There is an ancient Chinese saying: “To let children be healthy, offer them one-third of hunger and one-third of cold.” “One-third of hunger” means avoiding overfeeding them, so that the…

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Cangjie and the Invention of Chinese Characters

According to legend, the Chinese characters were invented by a man named Cangjie, who was an official during the time of the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huangdi. Huangdi assigned Cangjie the…

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Chinese Character: Heal (治)

The character 治 (zhì) can be traced back to the time of Dayu (大禹) (2200-2100 B.C.), or the Great King Yu, and how he managed the ancient floods.

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Cultivate Your Inner Fire

Within traditional Chinese medicine, there is the five element theory. It is believed that each season (fall, winter, spring, summer, and late summer) is connected to one of the five…