‘Love Conductor’ makes matches underground in the subway

All aboard the “L” train!

Brooklyn matchmaker Erika Christensen, 31, calls herself the “Love Conductor” — because she spends her days trainspotting single straphangers she thinks are ready for romance on the rails.

In one recent outing she spotted a man in his 20s selling paintings on the platform of the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn.

“Are you single?” she asked bluntly, pulling out her business card — “You’ve been spotted,” it reads — and handing it to the slightly startled man.

“If he gets in touch, I have a couple girls I can fix him up with,” she said confidently.

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Eating meat ‘will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes’: Vegetarian advice for 11-year-olds in Indian school textbook

The pros and cons of a diet including meat may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook has made its position very clear – eating meat will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes.

The unusual moral guidance appeared in a school book for 11-year-olds, supposedly offering education on issues from health and hygiene to sex education and exercise, Indian news channel NDTV reported.

On a page about non-vegetarians, the book said that they ‘easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes’.

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Being neurotic can be GOOD for your health

Neurotics are often told they will worry themselves into an early grave, but they may have the last laugh after all after scientists found the character trait could be good for your health.
Researchers made the surprising discovery while conducting research into how personality traits may influence underlying biology and predict harmful conditions.

Neuroticism is usually marked by being moody, nervous, and a worrier, and has been linked to hostility, depression, and excessive drinking and smoking.

Researchers had therefore assumed that neurotics would display the highest levels of a biomarker for inflammation and chronic disease, but they were surprised to find they displayed the lowest levels.

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Caffeinated Cracker Jacks concerns consumer group

Cracker Jacks are about get a caffeinated kick.

Frito-Lay is set to release a new version of the 105-year-old snack called Cracker Jack’D with some flavors that contain caffeine, and a consumer watchdog is crying foul.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says the snacks, along with a few others it flags, are a violation of Food and Drug Administration law. The FDA only considers additive caffeine safe for cola-type beverages if it contains only 0.02 percent and has no such standards for snacks and other products, according to the consumer group.

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