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Longboarding question, guys...
I’ve been boarding for a little while now and it makes my ankle hurts like a BITCH now. I took a few days off from it to see if the pain would subside. Just yesterday I went on a short-ride and it’s hurting AGAIN. I mean, to the point its crap to just walk on. I’m getting a tad frustrated but I’m assuming its normal.
What should I do lovelies?
Why Cleopatra was a hippie.
This is a great article and I suggest that all females read it. It talks about make up (yeah I know, I’m posting about makeup again but it’s important) and health concerns.
Let’s bathe in gasoline! Does that sound like fun to anyone?
We live in a beautiful world. But sometimes we fail to see the world’s beauty, just as sometimes we fail to see our own.
At 13, we take an interest in make-up. We study our mothers, our sisters, our friends and our idols, and we begin to covet their beauty rituals. We want to be as exotic, as glamorous, as divine. At 14, we learn to cover our skin in lotion, our face in make-up and our nails in paint. We learn to coat every part of ourselves in toxic masks that disrupt our skin’s ability to breathe, to renew, and to heal.
Is the end result beauty? Is it youth? No matter how hard we try, will any of us remain young forever?
Manners 2.0 – a reboot – The third wheel text
Image via Wikipedia
It seems that the internet and cell phones are hell bent on destroying manners. How many times have you been in the middle of a conversation and suddenly are staring at the back of someones cellphone wondering if your words are bouncing off ?
Its become some kind of shield, and you just sit there wondering if there is an emergency or your breath is really that bad ?
Apparently, we no longer feel the need to excuse ourselves to leave the current conversation, especially when we physically don’t have to leave. Would an “excuse me while I whip this out” really be that hard ?
Did you hear that person tell you that someone is stealing your car…of coarse not…you where too busy forwarding the latest dirty joke to your grandmother and her bingo friends. You socialite you.
- School district first to permit cell phone use during standardized tests (radar.oreilly.com)
- Cell Phones and Cancer Risks (socyberty.com)
- Cell Phones in the Library (bhplnjbookgroup.blogspot.com)
Aren't you worried about dying from _____ disease if you're fat?
So here’s my take on all the health bull**** that people throw around, for what it’s worth. There will *ALWAYS* be a number one reason for people to die, no matter where you are or what your diet is or how much you weigh or whatever. If we tackle cardiovascular disease and suddenly no one dies from it, the number two killer becomes the number one, and we’re in a tizzy again. The bottom line is that we all have to die sometime. Personally, I believe that you will die when God calls you home, and it doesn’t matter if you weigh 23985723 pounds, or just 91. What *is* important is if you feel good about yourself, if you’re happy, if you give back to the community, if you live life like you should. Everyone’s body is different. I can eat like a bird and exercise until my hips wear out (a very real possibility, as my parents both have false hips and my cousins were thrown out of boot camp in their early twenties because their hips were wearing out from running), and I will still be a big person. I am trying to eat healthier, but I am not dieting. I am exercising, but I am not pushing myself so hard I want to die because a) I know I will give up if I do that and b) I don’t want to want to die. That wasn’t a typo. And if some babe wants to post a picture of herself in her underwear and you don’t like it, avert your eyes, dumb***! Literally no one asked your opinion. All of us fatties are aware that people don’t like our bodies. We are told every day by media, “friends”, and family. Every time we walk into a clothing store, we are reminded. We are reminded when we go for a pedicure, to the theater, to concerts, to car lots, to doctor offices, to the dentist, to hairdressers, to restaurants (especially these), anywhere and everywhere you go, we are judged by our weight. So, no, we don’t need some ignorant, selfish, unworthy, unappreciative person asking us “aren’t you concerned about your health?”
Something I'd like to bring up
See this sign? I’m pretty sure a lot of people around cities sure don’t, or just choose to ignore it. I understand if you have a need to take a smoke if you are a smoker, but please, I urge you, do it in like a side street or corner or something. One of my best friends is extremely sensitive to smoke, almost at an astmatic level, and when we walk in Philly, people blatantly smoke on the main streets and spread the smoke everywhere, while she has a hard time breathing. In front of her dorm, where it’s enforced to not smoke in front of there, people still do it, and she has trouble breathing even on her high-up dorm. I’m personally not sensitive to smoke, but I’m really worried about where her health is going because of it. So, if you are a smoker yourself or know someone who does smoke, please consider to find a place to control the smoke and away from where people will pick it up. I’m not trying to make a statement that smoking is evil, stop smoking, blah blah blah, I just want people to control the urge a bit more. I hate to see people have to suffer health issues because of people being ignorant with their smoking habits or other health risks. And with smoke sensitivity becoming more common, it’s more necessary to obey these signs
tl:dr- control where you smoke please
I just had to play bad cop.
We called the apartment front office AGAIN because not only is the roof still leaking, but it officially looks like it’s going to cave in. And the leak is right next to the light. The maintenance guys are awesome and they came out and looked at it, but obviously they can’t do anything. They can’t re-roof the building. They came and made the holes bigger so it would come out faster, and they put a bigger bucket underneath it. So I emailed the property manager, and the main office. I was pretty blunt in it, and I hope that since it also went to their boss, something will finally be done.
If this doesn’t work, I’m sending a certified letter to them, the main office, and the Better Business Bureau.
This is really interesting! I saw a movie called “Living Downstream” at San Jose State tonight for extra credit, and wanted to share some facts I learned here.
This is a conversation about the pesticide Atrazine:
“The European Union has banned one of the worlds most widely used pesticides. Atrazine in drinking water has been linked to prostate and breast cancer. Host Steve Curwood talks with Professor Tyrone Hayes of UC Berkeley about his research on the chemical’s prevalence in the United States.Transcript
CURWOOD: From the Jennifer and Ted Stanley studios in Somerville, Massachusetts, this is Living on Earth. I’m Steve Curwood.
The European Union has banned the herbicide Atrazine, effective next year, after finding it contaminated a number of drinking water supplies. The weed killer first came under scrutiny for its effects on frogs, and more recently has been linked to adverse affects on human health.
Some 70 million pounds of Atrazine are used in the U.S. each year, mostly on cornfields. After studying Atrazine, the Environmental Protection Agency decided not to ban it in the U.S., but says its research into the chemical continues.
Joining me now is Tyrone Hayes, a professor at UC Berkeley who’s done pivotal research on Atrazine. And he’s just back from Europe, we caught up with him at the airport. Professor Hayes, welcome to Living on Earth.
HAYES: Good to be here.
CURWOOD: So from your expertise, what’s your analysis of the science behind the EU’s decision to ban Atrazine?
HAYES: Well, there’s a great deal of data showing Atrazine is in fact an endocrine disrupter. In amphibians, Atrazine results in the demasculinization – chemical castration – of male frogs, and subsequent feminization. It produces hermaphroditic frogs, males with ovaries and eggs. And in rodents and humans Atrazine is associated with breast cancer and prostate cancer and low sperm count.
The European Union has a slightly different approach to regulating chemicals than the United States. It operates under the precautionary principle, which says that if there is the potential for a chemical to cause environmental and public health harm, then that chemical is regulated. And in the case of Atrazine, banned, because it’s found in the water.
The United States counts on the industry that produces the chemical to produce data to actually prove that the chemical’s harmful. There are states that have made some movements towards regulating Atrazine. For example, Wisconsin bans Atrazine county by county, depending on when it shows up in the water.
CURWOOD: Now, what about the exposures here in the real world. How much Atrazine has been found in U.S. drinking water? And how does that compare to what’s been found in Europe?
HAYES: I think the levels are about equal between the United States and Europe. The current drinking water standard in the United States is three parts per billion, and, particularly in the Midwest, that three parts per billion can be exceeded. But, in fact, we know now that Atrazine is biologically active as low as .1 parts billion. So that’s 30 times lower than the current drinking water standard in the United States.
CURWOOD: There’s a lot of concern about prostate cancer and breast cancer here. What relationship, if any, is there between Atrazine and those diseases?
HAYES: The relationship between Atrazine and prostate cancer and breast cancer is very significant. Experimental evidence in rodents show that Atrazine is associated with an increased incident of both prostate cancer and breast cancer. And correlational evidence in humans shows that people who are exposed to Atrazine have higher rates of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
In fact, if you feed a female rat Atrazine – her pups that she is suckling, her male pups, can develop prostate disease. So those effects of Atrazine are transferable even from the mother to the suckling pup.
There’s also studies showing that prostate cancer was increased in men who worked in a factory that produced Atrazine. The levels of prostate disease and prostate cancer were 8.4-fold higher than expected, and 8.4-fold higher than men who worked in the factory but were not exposed to Atrazine.
So given that Atrazine is the number one selling pesticide in the world, and given that breast cancer and prostate cancer are the number one cancers in men and women, respectively, then I think this is a big concern.
CURWOOD: How prevalent is the presence of Atrazine in U.S. drinking water supplies? Is this a problem for five percent of the country? Ten? Twenty? Fifty percent?
HAYES: You know, the bigger problems for Atrazine are in the Midwest, where it’s used mostly, so like Nebraska and Iowa, Indiana. The concerns are not just for people who live in areas where Atrazine is used. But people have to also understand that Atrazine travels quite far and can be found in areas that are even considered pristine. Both in Europe and the United States it’s been shown that Atrazine can be found as much as 600 miles from where it has been applied.
CURWOOD: So in your view is there enough evidence out there to ban Atrazine in the United States?
HAYES: Certainly, when you look at the environmental health risks and the public health risks and the prevalence of Atrazine in groundwater and drinking water, there’s cause for concern. When you consider on top of that the evidence in every animal class that’s been examined that Atrazine causes adverse biological effects, then this raises concern. Essentially, in the United States, we’ve put a price on our breasts, on our prostates, on our environmental health, and decided that the economic hit to banning Atrazine, that that concern exceeds our concern for environmental health and public health.
CURWOOD: Tyrone Hayes is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Thank you so much for speaking with me.
HAYES: My pleasure.”
I took the above conversation from this blog http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=06-P13-00016&segmentID=1.
Watch “Living Downstream” if you want to learn more! Or read the book. There is more information about the author’s inspirational story here, at the authors website: http://steingraber.com/
i need your prayers not only for me, but for my friend. He’s going through a rough time right now and he’s really strong and im trying to be strong for him as well. But inside im really scared for him. Im just asking my tumblr followers to pray for him for health concerns. id realy appreciate it :)
Thank you for smoking
As a 90s kid. I was raised being told not to smoke. It’s bad for you you’ll get cancer etc. But I started smoking on and off a little over a year ago anyway. What they don’t tell you is how the nicotine can effectively take your entire world away within the first few drags. I smoke knowing how bad it is for me, but for now the trade-off is entirely worth it. I don’t plan on being a smoker my whole life (although no one ever does) and hopefully I can stick to that plan. What baffles me is people’s need to make the “smoking is bad for your health argument”. Of course it is, it says so right on the pack. So pardon me for wanting to laugh when people look at the lit stoge in my hand and scoff at me.
For you see, I don’t smoke for my own health. If anything, I smoke for everyone else’s health because cigarettes help me deal with everything and everyone. And I’m a little tired of the stigma. When anyone walks into a bar after a long day or smokes a bowl no one bats an eye. But the moment you light up, you’re revolting. Everyone has their vices. Is mine any more revolting than drinking a cold one after a hard day? I don’t really see the difference. You’re pickling your liver and I’m blackening my lungs. There’s always a trade-off. It’s only because mine has been frowned upon so much that people feel the need to look down on you for it.
So to all the smokers out there, you’re not alone. And you’re not revolting. Your just an average joe or jane trying to get by and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. We all need something, it’s just a matter of picking your poison