Hanne Blank: There is no wrong way to have a body. →
Excuse me while I throw this down, I’m old and cranky and tired of hearing the idiocy repeated by people who ought to know better. Real women do not have curves. Real women do not look like just one thing. Click through for the whole thing.
Aspartame-laced soda makes you fat →
fuckyeahstrength: exercisescience: Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased waist circumference in humans, and a second study that found aspartame raised fasting glucose (blood sugar) in diabetes-prone mice. “Data from this and other prospective...
How to create a farm when you know you only have... →
The East Bay’s newest urban farm opened this month — with the full understanding that in two years its administrators must literally pull up stakes and move. But they’re already prepared for that. More than 90 percent of the farm’s components — from raised beds to tool sheds to chicken run — are designed to be dismantled, relocated, and reassembled. It’s a true...
Is Drug Resistance in Humans Coming From Chickens? →
New research indicates that supermarket chickens may be the source of the superbug, those antibiotic-resistant strains of E.coli among humans. There’s a new paper out in the CDC’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that makes a provocative claim: There is enough similarity between drug-resistance genes in E. coli carried by chickens and E. coli infecting humans that the chickens may be the...
When we say… that pleasure is the end and aim, we do not mean the pleasures of...– Epicurus
Man robs bank of $1 so he can get prison health...
A North Carolina man robbed a local bank for a dollar just so he could get health care in prison, he said. James Verone, 59, handed the teller a note demanding $1 and claimed he had a gun, ABC News reported. He then walked away and sat down, waiting for police. “I started to walk away from the teller, then I went back and said, I’ll be sitting right over there in the chair...
The two competing philosophies underlying barefoot...
From a post at Barefoot Running University. For me, the scariest part of this debate isn’t that people object to the premise of barefoot or minimalist shoe running. The scariest part is they seem to completely dismiss the idea. There’s two competing hypotheses: 1. Humans have an innate “best running form” which takes advantage of our physiology. This form can be seen in children running...
#runbetsyrun: Trudging through these rules →
runbetsyrun: What I’ve been discovering with my journey with Health Month is that I’m traveling along with one more rule than I thought I had. That rule is to be able to accept failure and keep moving. I think I’m doing it better than I ever have.
Ask yourself what you're trying to hide
From a column by Carolyn Hax. I was once told that you tell a lot about what someone is trying to hide by the way they’re trying to hide it. The grammarian girlfriend is worried her friends and family will think her boyfriend is not smart enough and that by extension she’s not smart enough, or good enough, to get a smart boyfriend. It has insecurity all over it. I find the adage useful...