Home remedies ~ Some odd, some sensible

Home Remedies ~ These were some interesting home remedies suggested by redditors. Not sure I'd risk trying some of them, though. Sore throats Gargle with salt water. Gargle with apple cider vinegar. Pickle juice  ~ ibbity Upset stomach Mix teaspoon of baking soda in...

Douglas MacArthur explains why I’m feeling old

I'm intrigued how often I find the quotes of military leaders so meaningful. This one from Douglas MacArthur struck a chord; it addresses why I'm feeling so old right now 🙂 Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their...

How to center an HTML table with CSS

Because I seem to forget the code to center a table in CSS for some reason... table { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } via Table centering using CSS or HTML: theodorakis.net.

Marcus Aurelius quote on atheism

This appears to be the correct version of the often misquoted Marcus Aurelius. "Now departure from the world of men is nothing to fear, if gods exist: because they would not involve you in any harm. If they do not exist, or if they have no care for humankind, then...
drawing of hip bones and coccyx

Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute "appendix" for "coccyx," or "graduate school"...

Electric violin street musician performs ~ “Secrets” ~ by One Republic

I was totally mesmerized by this musician Bryson Andres  electric violin adaptation of One Republic's "Secrets." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrKHAsnkF8A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJ9-YyDiZQ And here's the music video from One Republic...

Does surgery help patients with lung cancer?

After decades of using surgery as a treatment for lung cancer, the results are startling: Surprisingly, considering how common it is to have surgery to combat lung cancer, the study (which was published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2011) concluded that surgery...

Who knew “Professional Birth Photographer” was a thing?

I didn't know "Professional Birth Photographer" was a thing. But that didn't stop the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) from presenting some incredible photos from their 2017 contest winners. The winning photographs highlight...

How to hard-boil eggs ~ The right way (according to LA Times)

I don't hard boil eggs enough to remember what's the best recipe or approach, so after trying various methods to hard boil eggs, I found this the easiest and most reliable... Place eggs in a pan so you have a single layer of eggs—don't stack. Cover eggs with water so...

Because a baby giraffe makes me smile

Just because a picture of a baby giraffe makes me smiles.  ...

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....