Teach yourself willpower.
Forty percent of baby girls will live to be 100!
Which is worse: Snoring, smoking, high cholesterol or being overweight? You’ll be surprised.
Penicillin — not the pill — launched the sexual revolution.
Preschool boosts IQ by four points or more.
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@ the teach yourself will power article. The concept that will-power is like a “muscle,” is explored by a neuroscientist at Standford, the book is called: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It. It is a great read.
Snoring more unhealthy than being overweight?
To be honest, I am absolutely furious after reading this article. Allow me to explain. I quit smoking exactly 129 days ago after being roughly 3/4 of a pack a day since the age of 16. On top of that, my cholesterol 18 months ago was measured at 223, terrible news for a young person who has both high cholesterol on one side and low cholesterol on the other. 6 months ago, after implementing a totally new health-conscious diet, my cholesterol was measured at 162, a 61 point drop in one year. Fantastic news!
But now, researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have the audacity to say that my snoring, which has gotten worse recently according to my spouse, is more harmful to my health than my two major health accomplishments in the last 2 years!? So am I to pick up smoking cancer sticks and gluttonize some fast food? Never!
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH! Well thankyou Dr. Goodman for drawing my attention to yet another health issue I must focus on. Signing off to go buy breathe right strips and book an appointment at a sleep clinic. Long-Haired Policy Intern
Edit: Thank you Devon Herrick for posting the link. I am sure my future roomate that I will share a room with over the summer in D.C. will thank you as well.
I thought about trying that once (no, twice)! But I lacked the willpower to begin.
The point when syphilis appeared in the old world is an interesting period of European history. Syphilis changed Western Civilization by killing European princes and kings, changing the lines of succession (Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I are examples) and making some rulers unfit to rule. To elite males living in post-Medieval Europe, fear of syphilis was far more worrisome than fathering out-of-wedlock children.
The question remains: did penicillin do more than the Pill to launch the Sexual Revolution in the mid-to-late 20th Century? Or did penicillin merely make it less risky for pre-Sexual Revolution males to engage in risky behavior? There are both interesting arguments that can be made for either view.
From this read, I present the following gem of logic:
“Surviving early childhood makes it easier to live a much longer life.”
And a new Harvard study confirms that water is indeed wet.
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