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 6 ways mushrooms can save the world (life / health / food)

Very cool talk given here. He talks fast, so you have to pay close attention. via 6 ways mushrooms can save the world Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, maki ... read more

 1–2–3 day! (life / miscellany / )

Today is 1-2-3 day! January 23. Exciting, right? Just think, twenty-six years from today it'll be 1-2-3-4-5 day! I'll probably be dead by then, but somebody will enjoy it! ... read more

 detection dogs (life / help / services)

via A nose for wild things These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans. ... read more

 don't fall for the 90# telephone scam (education / news / crime)

I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only wired number is through the Internet, not ATT or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: fcc.gov/guides/90-telephone-scam. I received a telephone call last evening fro ... read more

more than half using prescription drugs quit after using cannabis and cbd (life / health / )

Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs A survey on cannabidoil (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma ... read more

 atlanta! (family / adoption / holmes)

We're in the Atlanta airport now! Good to be on US soil, except that they keep mentioning George Bush (... as in the Houston Airport). :) It's 1:45a.m. Moscow time right now (5:45p.m. EDT), but I'm not tired. I'm anxious to catch the ... read more

riding the metro (family / adoption / holmes)

We're going to attempt to ride the Metro subway to Red Square today. Wish us luck. The exits aren't numbered, they are listed by name ... in Cyrillic. Of course, the overhead announcements are in Russian. One helpful thing is that the ... read more

 elizabeth cut off all her hair (family / holmes / elizabeth)

In the twenty minutes that Tara and I left Elizabeth alone, she found some (child-safe) scissors and cut off all her hair. At first I thought it was just wet. Then I realized she'd cut it all off. I laughed and said I was just glad sh ... read more

 giants win! (culture / sports / )

For the first time in my lifetime, the S.F. Giants have won the World Series!And they did on my birthday!Adding to my joy was seeing George W. Bush in the background, clearly unhappy. ... read more
the benefits of acupuncture
April 17th, 2019 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World One alternative healing technique is the ancient practice of acupuncture. This technique involves the shallow insertion of specialized needles into the skin along ... read more
one of the largest native american tribes has just voted to end their 100–year dependency on c
Immediately after rejecting the acquisition of an Arizona coal mine, the Navajo Council announced their new dedication to renewable energy. ... read more

 russia completely bans gmos in food production (life / health / food)

That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich ... like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans: This is a bold move by the Russian government, an ... read more

 had a scare (family / holmes / elizabeth)

We had a scare a couple of Wednesdays back with Elizabeth. She was at pre-school/daycare when she tripped and fell head-first onto the pavement outside as everyone was told to get in line to go back inside. We figure, being so competi ... read more
over 50 years of research say that smiling really can make people happier
After analyzing years worth of psychological testing, these researchers found that smiling really can make you happier and frowning can make you more sad. ... read more

 summary (family / adoption / holmes)

To sum it all up: We love our daughter. Elizabeth is a wonderful, beautiful, intelligent little girl. We thank Russia for giving her to us. Otherwise, we did not enjoy Russia.In their defense, we weren't there under normal circumstanc ... read more

 alan shore's stick it! speech (culture / movies-tv / )

Alan Shore's closing argument Alan Shore When the weapons of mass destruction thing turned out to be not true, I expected the American people to rise up. Ha! They didn't. Then, when the Abu Ghraib torture thing surfaced and it was ... read more