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Cyborgs Have Dental Appointments Too

PAUSE. 
Isn't that one of the coolest things you've ever seen!?
Who's to thank for these cool gadgets? On second thought, perhaps calling a cybernetic robot a "gadget" is like calling an Alfa Romeo a "car", right? Lol. Well, it's no secret that on a global scale Japan pioneers in the realm of technology; specifically, the robotics industry. From the "tooth patch" (world's first flexible apatite sheet), Playstation (sorry, couldn't resist), to freakishly human-like androids -- such as the Simroid by J. Morita Manufacturing Corp., and the latest Showa Hanako II by Japanese robot maker, Tmsuk -- Japan has wooed the world again with yet another technological advancement.   "Showa University has announced Showa Hanako 2, a robot dental patient fabricated by robot maker Tmsuk. Compared with its predecessor Showa Hanako 1, this robot is designed to be more realistic, functional, and easier to use. Showa Hanako 2 will actually be sold…

Be-YOU-tiful

Many women (and especially our young girls) are killing themselves literally and figuratively trying to fit into society's standard of beauty. There's nothing wrong with enhancing our natural beauty. However, the root of the problem is when we hate what we see in the mirror to begin with -- and to the point of utilizing makeup, beauty products, and surgery to mask (completely change) our appearance. Discernment and moderation is key in everything we do in life. The way we treat and view our bodies is especially true. In example, it is one thing to whiten our teeth in order to enhance our smile and/or self-image. Yet, it's another to whiten teeth to the point it a) appears unnatural and b) causes erosion to tooth enamel and inflammation to the surrounding gum tissue. Out of shape? Under or overweight? Take time with yourself, and nurture your body: Consult a physician and start a healthy exercise and meal plan. NEVER purge, starve yourself, or consume risky diet pills. Bot…