Take this with a grain (or essence) of salt because it’s the Internet but some of these stories were too good to disappear.. I have worked at a homeopathic manufacturing plant. Yes, there is always a starting material, however sometimes it can get really shady. Homeopathics are regulated by the […]
The root canal that lasted eleven years
Ironically, while we were at the local vet with our dog Oscar having his teeth checked I felt a slight pain in my jaw. Over the next hour it got worse and the next day it was excruciating whenever I bit down too hard on food. A trip to the […]
Are Artificial Sweeteners Harmful?
Some good news if you’re drinking a diet soda and people have warned you it’s poisonous. Everything in moderation of course. I’d say don’t drink sodas (diet or otherwise) at all on a regular basis. (via Reddit)
Irish girls denied cancer vaccine
I haven’t been listening to the news much of late. I’m not sure when that started but even if the news is on in the background, the droning voice of the newscaster usually goes in one ear and out the other. Unfortunately for the Irish Government, and Mary Harney in […]
404 speed not found
Just once, slow down on the way home from work this evening. You’ll get caught at traffic lights and that slow driver behind will catch up with you and give you the finger anyway. You’ll get home 60 seconds later, and you won’t be high on adrenaline or a raving […]
Baby's first tooth
On Friday I felt Adam’s first teeth as he bit down on my small finger but they were still under the skin. This morning as he laughed in my arms I saw the tops of two tiny front teeth poking out of his bottom gum! And yes, baby teeth are […]
How narcissistic are you?
nar·cis·sism /ˈnɑrsəˌsɪzɛm/ Pronunciation Key – [nahr-suh-siz-em] – noun inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. From dictionary.com: narcissistic If a person displays five or more of […]
When columnists go bad
It’s a wonder sometimes why some bloggers hold journalists to such high standards. Quite often what appears in our newspapers is ripped entirely from press releases, or is poorly researched. Case in point are the two columns by Jeremy Clarkson and India Knight in last week’s Sunday Times (I’ve been […]
The strange tale of the Brita water filter
It was a dark and stormy night. Thunder rolled over the land and lightning shot from the sky incinerating trees, cars and unlucky people caught out in the worst storms since records began. Out of the dark came a hulking shape. It was transparent, and water sloshed from side to […]
Health food firms told to "Prove it!"
It’s about time for this to happen. Food companies have been claiming X, Y and Z about their products for long enough. An article in the Sunday Times goes on to say that, “FOOD companies that make false or unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of their products will be […]