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The word "cookie," and its plural, "cookies" - when used to refer to an edible treat and not your computer - comes from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake. Those who specialize in word origins claim the word became part of the English language as a result of the Dutch immigrating to North America.

The words "cookie" - and its plural, "cookies" - when used to refer to an edible treat and not your computer, comes from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake. Those who specialize in word origins claim the word became part of the English language as a result of the Dutch immigrating to North America.

Not so much the large predatory cat; this term refers to an attractive older woman who dates younger men, a la Mrs. Robinson in the classic movie, "The Graduate".

CraigsList, at http://www.craigslist.org, provides online local classifieds and forums for more than 550 cities in over 50 countries worldwide. The site is community moderated, and largely free, though there are some fees for job ads. People use Craigslist to seek and/or promote the availability of just about everything, from jobs, to housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, even advice. Craigslist has grown to be the among the 50 most popular site online, with more 50 million people worldwide viewing more than 12 billion pages per month. So it is no wonder that the process of listing something on the service has become known as "craigslisting." Is there actually a Craig? Yes, Craig Newmark started the service as an email list of San Francisco events in early 1995, and still works there. However, Jim Buckmaster has been CEO since 2000, the company was incorporated as a for-profit entity in 1999, and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Cranberries pack a powerful – and healthy – punch! Recent studies show that the tart, red berry is a unique good-for-you fruit that offers a wide variety of health benefits. Not only are cranberries a healthy, low-calorie snack, but they can also play a significant role in preventing urinary tract infections, reducing the risk of gum disease and much more. Specifically:


  • Cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

  • Cranberries may be beneficial in the prevention of ulcers, which are linked to stomach cancer and acid reflux disease.

  • Cranberries contain hippuric acid, which has antibacterial effects on the body, as well as natural antibiotic ingredients.

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