Vicks VapoRub doesn't relieve nasal congestion. But the strong menthol odor of VapoRub tricks your brain, so you feel like you're breathing through an unclogged nose. By contrast, decongestant tablets and nasal sprays sold over-the-counter appear to narrow blood vessels in the lining of your nose, leading to reduced swelling in your nasal passages.
Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes can't change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth's surface.
You're sitting on the edge of your seat. Your heart starts racing. You scream aloud, "Don't open that door!"
Russell Gold, senior energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the inaugural Energy Journalism Fellow at UT Austin, offered his perspective on the energy bust at panel during UT Energy Week. Below are highlights from Gold’s remarks, reflecting his own opinion.
Kim Kardashian may be the reigning queen of selfies, but even she could learn a thing or two from UC Berkeley senior Lydia Tuan, who is teaching a class on what lies behind the compulsive self-portrait snapping phenomenon.