Labeling Cosmetics: Skin Deep

November 16, 2006

I was watching CBC this morning, and they were talking about the new law requiring labeling of cosmetics. They were interviewing someone from Environmental Working Group || Public Interest Watchdog and this person mentioned their report Skin Deep which talks about toxins in everything from toothpaste to shampoo. I don’t use soaps or personal products […]

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White bread increases cancer risk

October 21, 2006

[Of course, I’ve not personally verified this, so this is just ‘information’, but it is interesting. I certainly do not eat white bread as a rule.] White bread increases cancer risk | the Daily Mail Eating lots of white bread raises the risk of a cancer that kills thousands of Britons every year, according to […]

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Drinking cola may increase risk to women’s bones

October 7, 2006

As part of my course on critical thinking, I ‘ban’ cola from class. It is a bit of a joke, because I also tell students that I have no right to do it, but I want them to think professionally and critically about everything, including food choices, especially in front of children. I had found […]

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Parent Alarmed by KFC

July 18, 2006

This is sweet. How come this story has to come to me from India? I would hope that it came to me from parents on the street where I live. Perhaps i’m not listening hard enough: ChildCareExchange.com – View Past EED – Parent Alarmed by KFC My three year old doesn’t know to read ABC […]

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Mosquito Ringtone

July 14, 2006

You are a thirtysomething You’re a little frustrated that you can’t hear all the tones that the young ‘uns can but will be more than happy if it means you don’t have to listen to their damn ringtones on the bus anymore. The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 14.9kHz Test […]

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Mind Hacks:

July 11, 2006

I always read mindhack, just for the curious little blurbs on how the mind might work. This article is of personal value, as those who know me can imagine. Nice to have a name for things like that. Mind Hacks: Time magazine on prosopagnosia: The curious condition of prosopagnosia (something referred to – somewhat incorrectly […]

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