"Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position."
I was up a little earlier than usual this morning, which apparently surprised one of the cats in our house. The thing is, we only have one cat. Any more than that is too many. This one — either a stray or just one of the neighbor’s cats, I don’t know; either way, it’s apparently our cat’s buddy — was just coming out of my bathroom where we keep the cat food, and I was just coming out of my bedroom.
It saw me and casually strolled back into the bathroom. It probably then thought better of that move, fearing I was headed toward the bathroom myself — you know, to get some of that tasty cat food for myself — so it came back out and took off running past me toward the back pet door.
The only problem is that dogs and cats just can’t get any traction on our hardwood floors, so it was slipping and flopping as it tried to run as fast as it could.
It made it past me and out the pet door without a problem, probably because I just stood there, half asleep and half amused at what I was seeing. I couldn’t see much this whole time because the house was almost completely dark except for the light from the master bathroom nightlight behind me and the nightlight in the “cat food” bathroom ahead of me. So, I wasn’t entirely sure that wasn’t just our cat, Sunny.
It was only after I went into the kitchen to make coffee and turned on the overhead light that I saw Sunny sitting there alternately looking at me, then the pet door, as if to say, “Did you see that?! There was another cat in the house!” As if she didn’t already know that!
I’m just chalking it up to life’s way of preparing me for when my little girl starts bringing home unwanted boyfriends who will probably also want to eat my food.
"You wouldn’t think that taking a little pain pill would cause long term cognitive impairment, but that’s just one of the commonly prescribed (or even OTC) pharmaceutical medications which were studied in a six-year test to see what kind of neurological damage was caused. Unfortunately, the research found that these pharmaceuticals, commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence, cause long-term damage to the brain. The findings point to a class of drugs called anticholinergics, which block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter."
Broccoli sprouts, anyone?
"The drink used in the China study was made with broccoli sprouts developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. They are sold under the brand name BroccoSprouts. They are widely available in supermarkets or you can sprout your own from seeds. Broccoli sprouts can be eaten raw. They are great on sandwiches, in wraps or as a salad topping. You can also add some to smoothies. And try serving them with broccoli. Studies show combining the two makes the anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful.
"… it's worth noting that the Bible's 82nd Psalm says something that many people find shockingly un-Biblical:
You are gods."
Or, at least “god-like,” depending on translation. Anyway, I’ve always agreed with the article title. 🙂
UPDATE: Upon further review…. see mrm.org
See also, ye_are_gods
Just because it made me laugh out loud …
Jenny: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you’re gonna be?
Forrest: Who I’m gonna be?
Forrest: Aren’t I going to be me?
via Forrest Gump.