Tag Archives: Health

Lamar W. Hankins :
Legislative harassment: The plan to destroy women’s constitutional rights

For the last 40 years, a cabal of authoritarian, mostly religiously-inspired people has worked to diminish women’s constitutional right to control their bodies. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Human beings are constantly trying … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Legislative harassment: The plan to destroy women’s constitutional rights

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Paul Krassner : My Lesson in Mindfulness

Satirist Paul Krassner performs at a 2010 benefit for the Peace and Freedom Party.My Lesson in Mindfulness By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2011 In 1979, my life changed while I was covering the trial of … finish reading Paul Krassner : My Lesson in Mindfulness

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Mariann G. Wizard : You Eat Too Much!

Image from diettogo.Stayin’ Alive:The reason for the season is not food If what we love becomes the act of eating in itself, we’re shortchanging ourselves on the rest of life. By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / December … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard : You Eat Too Much!

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Leonardo Boff : In Praise of the ‘Siesta’

Did monks introduce the siesta to the West? Photo by DJW / Minnesota Renaissance Festival.In praise of the siesta “If you want to kill a friar, take away his siesta and make him eat late.” — old Spanish saying By … finish reading Leonardo Boff : In Praise of the ‘Siesta’

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Farrah’s Story : How Could the Academy Forget Her?

Survivors remember…How could the Academy forget Farrah? By Jody Schoger / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 American icon and Emmy-award winning actress Farah Fawcett was notably absent in the traditional memorial included each year as part of the … finish reading Farrah’s Story : How Could the Academy Forget Her?

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Antibiotic Abuse : Controlling the Super Bug

Cartoon by Nick Kim.(Hint: Chill with the antibiotics)Controlling MRSA, the Super BugBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 2, 2010 There is a very scary bacteria called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is scary because the nasty Staph … finish reading Antibiotic Abuse : Controlling the Super Bug

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HEALTH / Know Thyself (And Watch Thy Back)

Nancy Kennedy, 20, downs soda and fries. Photo from LA Times, 1965.A good dose of Healthy Skepticism:Learn what works for you Each of us is inside our body and we know what it feels like better than the M.D. ever … finish reading HEALTH / Know Thyself (And Watch Thy Back)

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Stephanie Smith : E. Coli and the Killer Burger

Escherichia coli (known as “E. Coli” to its friends).E. coli nearly killed Stephanie Smith:All-beef patty can be big-time troubleBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2009 Stephanie Smith was pretty much committed to vegetarianism. But after … finish reading Stephanie Smith : E. Coli and the Killer Burger

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Foodie Friday: Food Is Power

Graphic from the Environmental Working Group.The Carbon TradeBy Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / September 11, 2009 Seventy percent of the farm subsidy goes to just a small number of states in the upper Mississippi River basin, where farmers … finish reading Foodie Friday: Food Is Power

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Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

According to Snopes, most of the information about Coke below is quite untrue. The source of this piece is unknown – I tend to call it Internet detritus. Janet says: “I think the part about water is true, but the … finish reading Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

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Stevia : Sweet News in Fight Against Diabetes

Natural sweetener Stevia, now approved by the FDA, doesn’t raise blood sugar levels, which is good news in the fight against diabetes, a killer disease affecting millions worldwide. By Kate Braun and Mariann Wizard / The Rag Blog / June … finish reading Stevia : Sweet News in Fight Against Diabetes

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Foodie Friday: Garlic Time

Garlic: This bud’s for you.By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / May 1, 2009 The new young garlic is coming in now, and now is the time to discover its delicate yet tremendous support for your favorite recipes. Here … finish reading Foodie Friday: Garlic Time

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