Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rare Allergy

Here's an unusual allergy for you: Korean researchers documented a case of a woman who was allergic to her husband's semen. Yikes.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If I ran the world...

If I ran the world, oatmeal raisin cookies would NEVER contain coconut. Ever. Ugh.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today's headlines

I was reading something in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and came across the following headlines: “Nun Study moves back to Minnesota” and “Manhattan Transfer in Town.” Don’t these sound kind of weird and awesome together?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Easter Eggs

My local co-op has just started carrying these beautiful eggs laid by heritage chicken breeds. Aren't the colors gorgeous? The yolks are even more amazing-- the yolk might be bright yellow or gold or deep orange, depending on the kind of chicken that made it. I let my kid pick out which color eggs he wants to eat, then we crack each egg into a different ramekin and compare the colors of the yolks to the colors of the shell.

The first time he selected blue eggs for breakfast, he was upset when I served him his plate (scrambled, with toast on the side). "Not those eggs. I want the blue ones," he insisted. He had expected that the eggs would be blue on the inside since they were blue on the outside. Not yellow. We've since achieved some compromise: he claims these are different than regular eggs, and is happy to tell me we're having Easter eggs for breakfast.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

What's next after Twitter?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about why I'm not on Facebook. At the moment, I'm also not on Twitter. The video below covers what's next after Twitter... so I've decided that Flutter is my next move. I'll definitely join Flutter.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Wiki Breakup

We all selectively edit the story of our breakups... and courtesy of Slate V, here's a genius video on what it would look like if both sides could edit the story of a breakup. Simultaneously.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Food Allergy Deaths: Less Common Than You Think

I have a new piece on food allergies up on the Huffington Post today. Check it out:

The number of deaths from food allergies, as collected from 2.5 million death certificates across the country, is miniscule. Only eleven people died from food allergies in 2005, the last year for which we have data available. More people died from lawnmower accidents.

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