Gum Could Be Weird Home Remedy For Ear Infections

But don't go sticking Trident in your ear. Scientists have found that chewing gum with the sweetener xylitol could reduce the number of ear infections kids get. The catch: you have to chew it five times a day, and even then it only cuts infections down by 25%. Still, if you're a kid who's really into gum, this could be … » 11/11/11 4:30pm 11/11/11 4:30pm

How To Get Gum Out Of Your Hair (And Everything Else)

Gum, while being chewed, can eliminate bad breath, quell mild hunger, and fend off a case of the snoozes (or, depending on who you ask, chewing gum can make you look like a minty-mouthed bovine hussy). But both normal people with normal opinions and my grandma can agree that already-been-chewed gum, when out of the… » 10/17/11 5:30pm 10/17/11 5:30pm

Chewing Gum: America's Newest Snack Food!

I was watching the Biggest Loser on Tuesday at the gym, (Is it masochistic to watch a weight-loss show while working out? Sadistic? Just ooky? Whatever. I digress.) and I noticed a commercial for Extra! Gum, touting it as "the long lasting 5-calorie snack" that will "take you from 'nice gut' to 'nice butt.'" The… » 3/14/08 2:30pm 3/14/08 2:30pm