“I quit showering, and life continued”

With more people working remotely, fewer people felt the need to shower every day (or even more often). This is an older article on what actually happens if you don't use all those products and all that water. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/06/i-stopped-showering-and-life-continued/486314/? I Quit Showering, and Life Continued We spend two full years of our lives washing ourselves. … Continue reading “I quit showering, and life continued”

Many foods have protein, but are they “complete”? Here’s help

Plenty of Foods Have Protein, But These Foods Are ‘Complete Proteins’ Here’s what it means to eat a complete (or an incomplete) protein, according to a registered dietitian. By Christina Manian, RDN, Published on December 15, 2022 Protein is all the rage these days, and lately the message seems to be that we’re still not getting enough. This key … Continue reading Many foods have protein, but are they “complete”? Here’s help

How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?

http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/? How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?By Annie Lowrey Michael Brennan; Getty; The Atlantic JANUARY 20, 2023SHARE In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As … Continue reading How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?

Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems

https://www.sciencealert.com/daycares-in-finland-built-a-forest-and-it-changed-kids-immune-systems? Daycares in Finland Built a 'Forest', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems HEALTH12 December 2022 ByCARLY CASSELLA (Halfpoint Images/Getty Images) Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland. When daycare workers rolled … Continue reading Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems

Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/10/covid-pandemic-airborne-virus-transmission-hand-washing/671831/? The Great Pandemic Hand-Washing Blooper Should you wash your hands? Yes. Does it matter for respiratory viruses? Not as much as we once thought.By Jacob Stern Getty; The Atlantic OCTOBER 24, 2022 Way back in the early, whirlwind days of the pandemic, surfaces were the thing to worry about. The prevailing scientific wisdom was that … Continue reading Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu

Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to

http://www.wsj.com/articles/using-your-phone-before-bed-hijacks-your-sleep-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think-11674238695? Using Your Phone Before Bed Hijacks Your Sleep, But Not for the Reason You Think Tech can be both the problem and the solution to a better night’s sleep By Julie Jargon Jan. 21, 2023 9:00 am ET We’ve all reached for our phones in the middle of the night, only to be pulled into … Continue reading Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to

Short burst of activity make a difference

2-Minute Bursts of Movement Can Have Big Health Benefits A new study confirms that you don’t have to do a hard workout to reap the longevity rewards of exercise. Credit...Getty Imags By Dani Blum Dec. 8, 2022 Dashing up the stairs to your apartment, weaving between commuters as you dart toward the train — those small … Continue reading Short burst of activity make a difference

Eating 400 Calories a Day From These Foods Could Raise Your Dementia Risk by Over 20%

https://www.barrons.com/articles/dementia-risk-diet-prevention-processed-food-red-meat-51670354313 Eating 400 Calories a Day From These Foods Could Raise Your Dementia Risk by Over 20% By Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch Dec. 6, 2022 2:57 pm ET T alk about food for thought. A growing body of research suggests that ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and breakfast cereals high in sugars, fats and empty … Continue reading Eating 400 Calories a Day From These Foods Could Raise Your Dementia Risk by Over 20%

Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne — a documentary on BBC3 that’s not salacious but is pleasurable

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/dec/01/planet-sex-with-cara-delevingne-review-bbc-three Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne review – her masturbation scenes will send you cross-eyed with pleasure Yes. Yes! YES!! … Cara Delevingne explores orgasms in Planet Sex. Photograph: BBC As the model watches porn and explores the orgasm gap, her wit and warmth make for a fun, female-centric documentary – far from the toe-curling experience … Continue reading Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne — a documentary on BBC3 that’s not salacious but is pleasurable

Fungi causing lung infections may be spreading across the U.S.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fungi-that-cause-lung-infections-may-be-spreading-across-the-us-180981189/? Fungi That Cause Lung Infections May Be Spreading Across the U.S. Doctors are likely to misdiagnose cases due to outdated maps of these fungi’s ranges Sarah Kuta Daily CorrespondentNovember 28, 2022 1:24 p.m. Histoplasma under a microscope Smith Collection / Gado via Getty Images 30 Harmful, soil-dwelling fungi may be more widespread throughout the United … Continue reading Fungi causing lung infections may be spreading across the U.S.

Which sports are really the most dangerous? Yes to football, but also soccer and hockey

http://www.grid.news/story/science/2023/01/06/is-football-really-the-most-dangerous-sport/? Is football really the most dangerous sport? Football gets a lot of attention as the riskiest sport. But it’s really about the type of injury that players get playing the game. Khaya Himmelman, Reporter, January 6, 2023 Discussions about the dangers of football have surfaced again after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac … Continue reading Which sports are really the most dangerous? Yes to football, but also soccer and hockey

Anti-choice tactic now attacking free speech

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/03/opinion/abortion-first-amendment-free-speech.html GUEST ESSAY The Next Anti-Abortion Tactic: Attacking the Spread of Information Dec. 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m. ET Credit...Illustration by Erre Gálvez; photographs by D&C Photography, Javier Zayas and milosluz, via Getty Images By Michele Goodwin and Mary Ziegler Ms. Goodwin and Ms. Ziegler are law professors who specialize in reproductive rights and justice. With the dismantling of Roe … Continue reading Anti-choice tactic now attacking free speech