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The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he … Continue reading

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Sugar and the Brain

A new UCLA study indicates that a diet high in fructose impairs memory and inhibits learning in rats.  The form of the fructose doesn’t seem to matter much.  Whether the fructose comes from high-fructose corn syrup, sugar cane, or fruit, … Continue reading

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Thanks, for Modernity

On April 14, 1851, Dora Dickens, the ninth child of Charles Dickens, died unexpectedly.  The next morning, Charles wrote to his wife, who was away recuperating from her own illness.  Dickens softens the blow, telling his wife not that she … Continue reading

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How To Not Get Sick

I haven’t had a cold in three years.  I haven’t had the flu in… I honestly don’t even know how long.  I touch door handles (gasp!).  I shake people’s hands all day long (swoon!).  I eat stuff that falls on … Continue reading

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Sugar is Killing Us

I have a massive sweet tooth.  In the last 72 hours, I’ve had four Sprinkles cupcakes, half a bag of Trolli Apple Rings, about 3/4 of a pint of gelato, apple strudel with whipped cream and ice cream, plus hearty … Continue reading

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