Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I don't really like/follow politics very much, but thought this was funny:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Article: Outcomes: Heeding Familiar Advice May Add Years to Your Life

Published: January 22, 2008

The advice is as sound as it is familiar: avoid smoking, exercise, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink alcohol if you want (but not too much). Now researchers have figured out exactly how many years these habits will add to your life.

An 11-year study, published Jan. 8 in PLoS Medicine, began with interviews of more than 25,000 men and women ages 45 to 79 in the English county of Norfolk. The researchers gathered information on health and illness, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity both in manual work and at leisure. The participants also had physical exams and blood tests to determine vitamin C levels as evidence of fruit and vegetable consumption.

Using this data, the researchers built a simple 0-to-4 scale that indicated how many of the four behaviors each person habitually engaged in — one point each for not smoking, exercising, drinking moderately and eating the proper amounts of fruits and vegetables.

The trend was unmistakable: with each added positive behavior, people lived longer. Those who scored 4 had about one-quarter the risk of dying of those who received a 0 — equivalent to living an additional 14 years. The trend was strongest for cardiovascular disease and cancer, but also significant for other causes.

“We’re not talking about extremes of behavior,” said Dr. Kay-Tee Khaw, the lead author and a professor of gerontology at the University of Cambridge, “but easy behaviors that most people can achieve.”

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Two articles, just for Jo

The evils of sunshine-like (but energy inefficient) incandescent bulb replacements outlined here and why Joanna will be even gladder she lives in Canada in 2012 here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

More Fun!

Learn new words AND feed people, this is great. Thank you Josephina for the link, and for coming back :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Purgatorio Returns!

For so many months, I wondered, "should I just take it off of my bookmarks list?" but I always held out hope. And now, that hope is fulfilled! Welcome back Purgatorio.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Net Granny

Perhaps someday, I could become a "net granny" and knit socks for people!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Another reason to buy a wii!

Starbucks and Heaven

This and this are interesting articles about perspectives on Heaven. It started with an atheist's comments about heaven, and a book written about Heaven by Randy Alcorn. I used to be discouraged by Heaven because I think I thought it would be boring, singing all the time, etc. but this is not a Biblical perspective. This isn't very well thought out, but anyway, good articles.