Communication, WizDom

Well said…

Source: Something about Bernie In my experience as a "northerner" white male who has lived south of the Ohio River and in the deep South of South Carolina and central Florida. I can tell you that in my experience, when a "southern white male" has called me "son" it was not because he saw himself… Continue reading Well said…

Transport

The Big Four lied to us…

 Source: Jetstar faces $2m fine as airlines put on notice over refund lies “For too long the airlines have been ignoring consumers' rights for refunds,” said Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims.“You cannot say there are no refunds - no matter how cheap the ticket is, no matter what ticket you buy.”

Humour

The low-down dirty on games

If you were hoping for porn, bad luck haha - though you might learn something useful about (in helping others) managing addictions here, so read on! [28 May 19] LIVESCI=NCE: Video Game Addiction Becomes Official Mental Disorder in Controversial Decision by WHO Recently, the WHO officially recognized "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition —… Continue reading The low-down dirty on games

Communication, WizDom

How offensive?

Canadian Irshad Manji, author of Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times, thinks it’s time we stopped taking offence. Speaking to TIME at New York’s Tenement Museum, she argued that when we allow ourselves to take offense, we miss out on learning from differing views. “Giving offense is the price of diversity, not… Continue reading How offensive?

About that..., Snark

Oh blessed be!

Source : George Takei [13 May 19] Alabama State Senate laid a bill to pretty much ban abortion - whether through rape or incest - at any stage of pregnancy and the doctor gets a 10 year minimum. The intent is likely to have the inevitable challenge in the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade… Continue reading Oh blessed be!

Health

Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief

Source: Time In a new study published in the BMJ, researchers report encouraging results involving one way to reduce the painful effects of fibromyalgia: with tai chi, an ancient practice originating in martial arts that has since become part of traditional Chinese medicine. The mind-body practice involves both physical and psychological exercises that promote health.… Continue reading Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief

Food

How To Make Crispy, Salty Oven Baked Potatoes

Video and full instructions Ingredients 4 medium/large russet potatoes scrubbed well 4 tbsp cold pressed canola oil or other neutral flavoured oil 4 tbsp flaked sea salt Pre-heat oven to 200°C (400 °F) Wash spuds under cool running water and gently scrub dirt. Pat with paper towels to dry. Pierce with fork a few times… Continue reading How To Make Crispy, Salty Oven Baked Potatoes