Learning skincare with Hyram

[Old person voice] In my day, we didn't have these interwebs and yoo-toobs. If we wanted to learn about skincare, we talked to the older girls at school. You know, the girls with four inch bangs and 15 ounces of hairspray on them at all times. Of course, we also had all those vague, confusing,… Continue reading Learning skincare with Hyram

Vaccine Finder (USA)

I've managed to get vaccines scheduled for my (eligible) immediate family and myself, and VaccineFinder.org was a big help. You'll input your info and get information back about availability, then schedule via the particular store's website. Some website are buggy and difficult (I'm looking at you, CVS); some are trying their hardest (e.g. WalMart). Just… Continue reading Vaccine Finder (USA)

Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke

Warning signs of a stroke may appear as early as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... While similar to… Continue reading Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke

Salmonella outbreak: let’s skip the turkey this year

I'm gonna ask you NOT TO COOK TURKEY THIS YEAR. We still cook meat for the extended, non-vegan family on Thanksgiving, but this year we're going with chicken for them. This PBS article tells you why, but I'll give you short highlights from the article: - No single outbreak source - 164 hospitalization in the… Continue reading Salmonella outbreak: let’s skip the turkey this year

Milk is super bad for you (go figure)

Photo by Ján Jakub Naništa on Unsplash

While this article sounds tinfoil-hatty, I have heard and read the same from multiple other sources which I deem to be credible. AND this article does a decent job of linking to other studies and articles. Key point: "Because milk is very mucus-forming in the human body, it is believed to contribute to allergies, ear… Continue reading Milk is super bad for you (go figure)

I made this amazing discovery about anxiety

Hands holding lights; Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash

So, it turns out if you occasionally freak out, and you're always using coping mechanisms to keep your mind from spinning too fast or too much, you apparently might benefit from some anxiety treatment. It finally occurred to me that the way I live and deal with things might....not...be...entirely....optimal. So I talked to my doctor and… Continue reading I made this amazing discovery about anxiety

One more thing we can do about gun violence

A friend asked, "Why do so many people have problems with putting metal detectors in schools?" I'll just speak for me, here. I don't have serious problems with metal detectors at schools, except for one thing: It's rather security theater, than it is actual security. I'm all for metal detectors, if we don't think of… Continue reading One more thing we can do about gun violence