Usually I can easily ignore the rambling of “Nature’s Children” like Shailene Woodley, Gwyneth Paltrow and the like. But after GOOP/Paltrow’s tip about steaming your vagina, well, I steamed all right. From my ears.
In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice.
Feline Kidney Disease
Feline kidney disease is common in elderly cats, yet I’d never heard of it until I had elderly cats (elderly is often defined as 10 to 12 years and older). In January 2014, my beloved Alegria died of kidney disease at age 18. And now my sweet Sarafina has just been diagnosed. She’s ten.
The Five Stages of a Hot Yoga Class
I’ve started attending a yoga studio not too far from my house, and I kind of love it for several reasons. The first and biggest reason is the fact that all their classes are $5. All of them. Since it’s so cheap to take a class, the studio tends to draw a wide array of […]
Pros and Cons of a Stomach Flu
Stomach viruses are tricky. 1. They’re gross and no one wants the details. People give you sympathetic looks but really they’re just thinking, “oh god, that’s disgusting and I don’t want this to happen to me.” 2. They always sound like a convenient excuse to get out of something. Birthday party for your cousin? Can’t […]
Lunchtime Poll: Breakfast Anyone?
There are many, many people in my life that have taken up the same cause when it comes to my health: getting me to eat breakfast. I’m the type of person who gives myself 15 minutes to get ready for work, and breakfast doesn’t quite fit in that time frame. Occasionally I’ll grab some fruit, […]
It turns out that “¦ danger and noise ““ the perception of danger ““ causes these animals’ heart rates to plummet ““ particularly the juveniles ““ and that really super-slow heart rate keeps them still, and that’s probably protective. It’s an anti-predation response. “¦ It turns out that animals and humans are equipped not with […]
The World Health Organization approved a nonsurgical circumcision device for adult males, which involves a rubber band. The New York Times explains that “For a heterosexual man in countries where AIDS is common, being circumcised lowers the chance of getting infected by about 60 percent.” For more about circumcision and HIV risk, click here.
I, like many women, am prone to PMS.
Tuesday Is Good News Day: May 21, 2013
You know that old saying about the news, “If it bleeds, it leads”? This weekly post is the opposite of that.
Healthcare has been a hot button issue lately. There are complaints from the public about paying for the healthcare of random strangers. The owners of Hobby Lobby have complained that the law causes them to go against their morals.
Crosspost: It Goes all Ways
“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in an internetless hole, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, (formerly known as Kate Middleton) is pregnant. First of all, congratulations to the Duchess and her family. She looks happy, and even if she wasn’t, we’d never really know. While I’m happy for her, I […]
Being Thankful, Now and Always!
It’s become oh-so-chic to make Thankful Lists. Oprah had people doing it a few years back. Various authors have people do it, especially around Thanksgiving. Psychologists have their patients keep their gratitude journals when they’re facing times of depression or discontent with their lives.
Don’t Stroke Out
You’re 34 weeks into your pregnancy, and you can’t tie your shoes. You haven’t seen your feet from a standing position in two months. You feel like your uterus is going to fall out any day now, and this kid inside you is training for soccer with your ribs. You haven’t been able to walk […]