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    Another Reason To Like Jennifer Aniston
    By Hank Campbell | December 28th 2012 12:11 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    I like Jennifer Aniston and not simply for the reason you might expect - I am a healthy, heterosexual man - but because she is good at what she does and after actress Marlo Thomas was on the "Friends" TV show a long time ago, Aniston started doing advocacy work for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (started by Danny Thomas, father of Marlo), one of my favorite groups - and still does it.  Plus, Brad Pitt left her for Angelina Jolie, so she must be normal.

    There's another good reason now; she seems to accept science and in a year when rubbing coffee on skin became a celebrity trend, more common sense is welcome - unless you are a celebrity and think eating your own placenta and all of the toxins your placenta kept from your baby during pregnancy is somehow a good idea. 

    Sense About Science does an annual review of what celebrities, who have an irrational impact on culture, say about science issues. This year they have some good news; plenty of famous people abandoned fad silliness and actually started engaging in critical thinking.  That even meant abandoning homeopathy and trying real medicine instead of the alternative kind first. 

      
    Who would you rather be around, January Jones or Jennifer Aniston?  Choose the one on the right, who is not a goofball, rather than the one with the Bond Girl name. Credits and links (L to R): The Independent and NY Post

    "We seem to be seeing a celebrity divide on science. The implausible and frankly dangerous claims about how to avoid cancer, improve skin or lose weight are becoming ever more ridiculous," Tracey Brown, managing director of Sense About Science, told Steve Connor of The Independent. "On the other hand, this year we have had more examples than ever sent to us of people in the public eye who clearly do check their facts."

    Now if only those celebrities could convince Dr. Oz.

    Celebrities and Science 2012 report - Sense About Science

    Comments

    Aniston also may have found a good role model in her television co-player Lisa Kudrow, who holds a four-year degree in Biology and spent several years doing real research.

    "Plus, Brad Pitt left her for Angelina Jolie, so she must be normal."

    Heh, is this a subtle joke or..?

    Hank
    Yes, perhaps too subtle. But, it's my blog so sometimes I can be subtle - and apparently not all that funny. :)
    Haha, I just didn't expect something like that. It looked like accidental humor :)

    Bonny Bonobo alias Brat
    This year they have some good news; plenty of famous people abandoned fad silliness and actually started engaging in critical thinking. That even meant abandoning homeopathy and trying real medicine instead of the alternative kind first.
    Well its dfficult to do facelifts, laser skin rejuvenation and fillers, nose and boob jobs without real doctors and their 'real medicine' isn't it? So as most of these famous people, including Jennifer Aniston, have  probably had everything that real medical surgery has to offer in their quest for the appearance of eternal youth and beauty, its not surprising to me that more and more of them are recognising the value of 'real medicine' over say homeopathy for acheiving their medical goals. Another reason that I like Jennifer Aniston is that she was originally a brunette with a bigger nose, which I think suited her better but then I'm not a healthy, heterosexual man who probably only fancies tall, skinny blonds, unlike Brad Pitt :)

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