Dear Mom:I’m sorry for stealing Valium from your medicine cabinet during those difficult post-graduate years. And I apologize for, when you confronted me with the evidence, accusing you of being judgmental and unloving, and suggesting that if you had been more accepting of me when I was teething, I wouldn’t have been so anxious all my life and in need of pharmaceutical relief. I’m pretty sure I’m right about this. I’m sorry for starting a fire in my bedroom closet with the heat lamp when I was 15, trying to dry out the wet marijuana. It seemed like a good idea at the time.Sorry for telling you, when I was six and a half and Ann was barely one, that she had knocked over and shattered your favorite vase. Sorry for all the times I disobeyed your strict and explicit instructions and bounced my basketball in the living room, including the time it broke the vase.Mom, I’d like to formally make amends officially and in writing for banning you from coming to … [Read more...] about I’m Sorry, Mom
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They say the road to an ugly mug is shaved with good intentions. OK, so we may have taken liberties with the idiom, but still, you may be unwittingly derailing your get-clean routine. We consulted top grooming gurus and discovered that from your locks to your toenails, there’s a good chance you’re doing it, well, wrong. And whether you're trying to score a first date or nail an interview, your grooming mishaps could be preventing you from putting your best foot—and face—forward.But fear not. Hear are the 10 biggest grooming fails men make, and how to fix ‘em:The Fail: Cologne overkillFragrantMoments.net. "A quality scent will make a statement for you. You don’t need to use more to make sure she notices you." The Fix: Err on the side of caution. For heavier, spicier colognes, you should cap it at two sprays. For a lighter fragrance—think citrusy scents—you can get away with three. As for location, your neck and chest are solid … [Read more...] about Your Top 10 Grooming Fails
I thought I could win the battle for my child's brain.Until she was about 4 years old, Parker, a tall girl with sandy brown hair and enormous blue eyes, was largely shielded from brands and the plethora of screens used to spread their fairy dust. At home, she had no access to cable TV and viewed only parent-approved DVDs and sporadic bouts of PBS Kids. She didn't know how to use the remote control, had no access to video games, and knew only the kind of web made by spiders. Her favorite activities were painting, playing tag, picking tomatoes, and dancing when no one was looking. She remained clueless about the Kids' Choice Awards, Radio Disney, FrootLoops.com, and avatars. I realize that in the eyes of some parents, this makes me a little uptight.In our daughter's presence, my wife and I would mute commercials, spell out the names of chain stores, and refer to Ronald McDonald as "the clown." But we cannot keep our little girl in a marketing-free bubble. Thanks to an aunt, Hello Kitty … [Read more...] about Monsters Inc.
-- Reporting by Matt Bean, Kate Dailey, Scott Quill, Phillip Rhodes, and David Schipper They shoot lame horses. Lame athletes, they send to physical therapy. That's why we're fans of not getting hurt in the ﬁrst place. Here are 101 ways to reach the ﬁnish line and, best of all, the bar -- to brag about it. You don't want to waste your best stories on an E.R. nurse, after all. 1. Stop and start to fight muscle strains. Sprint-based sports like baseball and basketball churn out a lot of lower-body muscle strains. The fix: stop-and-start drills. "If you train your body to do something that's specific to your sport, then that training should take you through a full season," says Arizona Diamondbacks veteran shortstop Royce Clayton. Try his drill: Run 40 yards at about 70 percent of your maximum effort, slow to a jog for 10 yards, then pick it up again for another 40 yards. Repeat four or five times. You'll be conditioned to sprint to first … [Read more...] about 101 Ways to Stay in the Game
You’ve probably heard a fitness guru declare, with biblical certainty, that “abs are made in the kitchen.”It’s one of the more absurd clichés. The guys you see in Men’s Health, or in supplement ads, or posing down in a bodybuilding contest, built those bodies in the weight room, and then employed superhuman discipline to stay out of the kitchen while dieting down to photo-ready shape.Related: THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Workout and Nutrition Program That Strips Away Fat and Reveals Lean, Hard MuscleBut there’s one more part of their program, and it involves something the average meathead doesn’t like to think about: cardio. We know anecdotally that bodybuilders do a lot of it. But is it absolutely necessary?“I think it is,” says Christian Finn of muscleevo.net, a veteran fitness expert who’s trained himself and others to get ultra lean. But it also depends on how low you need to go.“You can … [Read more...] about Is Cardio Necessary For Super-Low Body Fat?
Dive Brief: Pennsylvania health officials announced Tuesday that the state will be negotiating agreements with three managed care organizations to handle its new Community HealthChoices (CHC) program, which is slated to roll out in three phases between 2017 and 2019. The program is being created to coordinate the physical health and long-term services and support needs of the state's 420,000 people who are low-income and elderly or disabled, qualifying them for both Medicare and Medicaid. The organizations selected are AmeriHealth Caritas, a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross; Pennsylvania Health and Wellness, of Centene; and UPMC for You. Dive Insight: The chosen insurers are expected to get statewide contracts worth an aggregate of more than $5 billion in revenue, Philly.com reported, adding that 14 insurers had submitted bids. The decisions came after a long delay, which Modern Healthcare had reported, noting the contracts had originally been scheduled to be … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania picks 3 insurers for estimated $5B long-term care program contracts
PepsiCo, UPS, Walmart, General Motors, Cargill, and Coke, are among the thirteen corporations signing the White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which pledge efforts to cut carbon emissions. (1) But these Big Corporations haven’t really proven themselves, and haven’t cut their toxic footprint. If we do our homework we may find LARGE holes in all their pledges. 1- WALMART is not just doing business in the US. There are 3,500 Walmart stores in China, Central America, the U.K., Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Chile that appear to be owned through units in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Curacao and Luxembourg. Ninety percent of Walmart’s overseas assets are owned by subsidiaries in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, two of the most popular corporate tax havens. Luxembourg Units report over a billion in profits between the years 2010 and 2013 and paid taxes at a rate of less than one percent, according to the report.(2) To make … [Read more...] about Our Toxic Footprint Is So Much More Than Just Carbon
A good chunk of medical healthcare could soon find its way to your mobile device. Mobile health is garnering a lot of attention from both tech entrepreneurs and investors alike. Just some of the things that are already available or soon-to-be available are smartphone apps that let you connect with a doctor who will show up at your house within hours, texting platforms that allow easy communication between patient and doctor, in-home remote health monitoring, web-based video conferencing, cloud-based image sharing between physicians and more. Unfortunately, the bulk of apps on the Apple’s iTunes store that target consumers don’t do much more than offer simple advice that could be easily be found elsewhere. Less than 200 of them have the ability to actually capture and track data that the consumer enters. Very few, less than 50, are designed to be used for managing treatments or giving consumers helpful tools to gather vital health data. The development of more intricate … [Read more...] about Exciting Rise of Mobile Healthcare Startups
Hello! Those of you who have read my previous article should know about the inefficiency and damage conventional cancer treatments cause to a cancer patient.These FACTS (inefficiency and damages) are direct conclusions of extended scientific studies ( NOT my or someone else’s personal points of view ). Read the article if you haven’t already: WHEN SHOULD ONE USE CONVENTIONAL CANCER TREATMENTS Now, as I promised, I will analyze in these article what other options you have left, what SCIENTIFIC STUDIES have to say about them , if they are efficient and how efficient are they ( efficiency that is a direct result of clinical trials ). This is becouse the internet is full of so called natural “miracle: remedies backed up by testimonials and opinion of various people you do not know, and it is extremely hard to tell what is true and what is not ( almost impossible I could say considering you have … [Read more...] about ALTERNATIVE, COMPLEMENTARY and INTEGRATIVE cancer treatments
Marine mammals have been a fascination for humans for many decades. These mammals popularity leads to a lucrative business with the public’s high demand for dolphin and human interactions. Worldwide, there are abundant dolphin and whale shows, programs for swimming with the dolphins, and assisted swimming therapy. Humans train the dolphins and whales to interact with them, but what does captivity of these mammals do to their social and natural behavior? The capture of wild cetaceans is controversial, and through researching the lives of both the wild born and captive born dolphins and whales, one has to ask if we have the right to breed them or take away their freedom for human purposes? There are some dolphins that are born in captivity,others captured from the wild. Capturing of large numbers of wild dolphins is cruel and violent. One of the ways to corral dolphins is to use speed boats to exhaust the dolphin, capture them with nets, and transport them by boat.This is very … [Read more...] about Dolphins and Whales, Captivity vs Wild