Coconut oil is great for your hair, and some people use it on their skin, too. But it seems as though every time I see somebody singing the praises of moisturising with the stuff, their very next complaint is that they just need to figure out how to get rid of their stubborn acne.
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I put a lot of unnecessary items on my wedding registry, including a set of violently green margarita classes, but the most unnecessary item was this weird salad dressing bottle, which had a little handle you could squeeze to stir and emulsify the dressing. I honestly don't know how it got on there, but I assume it had something to do with that damn registry gun, and how powerful I felt with it in my sweaty little hand.
Word on the street is that coconut oil is bad for you. Once thought to be a "fat burning fat" that was good to incorporate into your diet, now the advice is "you can put it on your body, but don't put it in your body."
It's hard to eat healthy when there's so much junk food to choose from -- but some of the most sugary foods have managed to convince a lot of us that they are healthy. A recent New York Times survey finds that most people overestimate the healthiness of orange juice, frozen yogurt and especially granola bars.
Falling oil prices mean cheaper petrol, and that makes most of us pretty happy. The average price for petrol in Australia is now $1.22 per litre, nearly $0.13 less than it was last April. Over time, though, cheap petrol isn't always a good thing. It can have a big impact on the economy, and, in turn, your wallet.