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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: My 2015 Racing Kit

Ole' swimming buddy Julia is on to something here... Julia's right - I'm gonna need to lube up. Time to place an order for this. Steve in a Speedo

Age of Autism Midweek Mashup: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Measles, Minnie, and More

By Dan Olmsted The book fair this past weekend in Minneapolis was something new and different -- several Skyhorse authors, most with Age of Autism connections, putting on a joint daylong presentation and discussion. (See photo.) It was great for...

Autism Not Really on the Rise? 97.8% Impossible.

Graphic credit - Adriana Gamondes By J.B. Handley Author’s Note: I wrote this article 5 years ago to refute the absurd folklore that the Autism epidemic was solely the result of “better diagnosis.” This trick has been oft-repeated since then...

Trace Amounts Documentary on San Diego 6

What does mercury poisoning look like in an adult? And is mercury in vaccines connected to Autism? To find and host a screening of Trace Amounts, visit the site. From San Diego 6: Eric Gladden, Filmmaker "Trace Amounts," and Rebecca...

Well: How Weight Training Can Help You Keep the Weight Off

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Exercise can help keep the pounds off after weight loss, and weight training may be particularly beneficial, a new study shows.

Lady Gaga Does Yoga In Her Underwear (Again) But Her Message is Surprisingly Disappointing

3 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

When Lady Gaga gets practically naked, the world takes notice. WE take notice when it has something to do with yoga (of which she is a long-time fan and practitioner). Lady Gaga’s love for yoga is well-documented, as is her liberal use of interesting clothing, or lack thereof, when getting on the mat. Show More Summary

Towers of Paine, Chile in winter

3 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Guardian: Patagonia off season: winter hiking in Torres del Paine Tourists flock to the Torres del Paine in the southern summer, but our writer finds hiking there in winter brings a different set of snowy rewards Andrew Gilchrist: It’s minus … Continue reading ?

This Sweet Smoothie Is the Perfect Prerun Breakfast

3 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Finding the perfect prerun meal can include a lot of trial and error. Forget all the guesswork, and blend up this all-natural smoothie that Runner's World contributing chef Pam Anderson loves to sip before a long run. Creamy, sweet,Show More Summary

DoD Grant to Develop Therapy to Protect Against Nerve Agents

Over two and a half years, researchers will develop a formulation of a molecule called Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) into an intramuscular injection, and prove its safety, effectiveness and dosing in animal models. They also will demonstrate...Show More Summary

Bill Gates Says We Must Prepare for Future Pandemics as for ‘War’

5 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The Microsoft boss warns the Ebola crisis was just the beginning

Part II: “Fix Society. Please!”

Introduction: The canaries of coal miners alerted them to bad air in the mines by dying before they did! Leelah Alcorn’s call to “fix society” is something worth thinking about; especially when we consider how she might have been a canary in the mine of society, responding to the unfinished business of society that needs fixing. Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts about Herbal Medicine

A lot of people these days have started trying and using herbal medicine rather the over the counter medicine products for curing a number of problems, diseases and ailments. The concept of herbal medicine goes back to centuries butShow More Summary

Reversible Polar Buff: A Versatile Winter Layer

I’m always experimenting with my winter layering system, and one new item that I’ve started carrying on really cold winter days when I go hiking or snowshoeing is a Reversible Polar Buff. While the Reversible Polar Buff can be configured in several different ways, as Henry demonstrates above, I mainly use mine as a neck gaiter in winter, […]            

My Healthy Addiction

8 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Upwards and onwards with my downward dog.

Why AA is OK

8 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Yes, there is science behind the 12-step model. Dr. Joe Nowinski, author of If You Work It, It Works: The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery lays it out.

IComLeavWe: February 2015

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]

Change Day in Oz

A lovely note from Oz, from my buddy Mary Freer. I'm happy to share worldwide so people can join in directly or vicariously--and perhaps share it further: I wanted to share with you the gorgeous little film that we have just made for Change Day Australia. Show More Summary

Hillary willing to testify before another Benghazi panel

Dems: Hillary willing to testify before Benghazi panel — POLITICO (@politico) January 28, 2015

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