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You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant
Celiac disease symptoms map closely with the effects of glyphosate; celiac diagnosis also maps closely with levels of glyphosate usage historically.
pesticide  Health  toxicity  agriculture 
march 2019 by atelathehun
An Honest Living – Steve Salaita
"There are lots of stories from Virginia Tech, the University of Illinois, and the American University of Beirut [AUB], but they all end with the same lesson: for all its self-congratulation, the academy’s loftiest mission is a fierce compulsion to eliminate any impediment to donations."

"Platitudes about faculty governance and student leadership notwithstanding, universities inhibit democracy in ways that would please any thin-skinned despot."

"But forward progress as material comfort is cultivated through the ubiquitous lie that upward mobility equals righteousness. Honest living is a nice story we tell ourselves to rationalize privation, but in the real world money procures all the honesty we need."

"You hear ex-professors say it all the time and I’ll add to the chorus: despite nagging precariousness, there’s something profoundly liberating about leaving academe, whereupon you are no longer obliged to give a shit about fashionable thinkers, network at the planet’s most boring parties, or quantify self-worth for scurrilous committees (and whereupon you are free to ignore the latest same-old controversy), for even when you know at the time that the place is toxic, only after you exit (spiritually, not physically) and write an essay or read a novel or complete some other task without considering its relevance to the fascist gods of assessment, or its irrelevance to a gang of cynical senior colleagues, do you realize exactly how insidious and pervasive is the industry’s culture of social control."
academia  highered  highereducation  2019  stevensalaita  purpose  meaning  corporatization  precariousness  precarity  assessment  socialcontrol  hierarchy  mobility  upwardmobility  society  dishonesty  honesty  democracy  hypocrisy  education  cv  privation  toxicity  committees  elitism  learning  howwelearn  compromise  canon 
march 2019 by robertogreco
Activated Charcoal Uses May Be Harmful, Possibly Cancerous?
The jury is still out - there is not enough research to say with confidence whether it is harmful or not, but this article goes into some depth about what is known, and some ways of using it that are likely to be harmful (such as making your own at home).

Interesting tidbit: when discussing whether it has acrylamide (a carcinogen) because it is burnt, they mention that: with some AGEs, they’re found mostly during the later stages, not in the final stage. For example, light roast coffee tends to have higher amounts of acrylamide than dark roast coffee. This is because the latter is more roasted.
nutrition  Health  supplement  science  coffee  cancer  toxicity 
february 2019 by atelathehun
Signs of a Toxic Person | How to Cut Toxic People from Your Life
Toxic people don't take responsibility, and tend to play victims. Whatever tactic I use to remove them, remember:
1. They WILL try to inflict more harm as you try to cut them out. Just prepare for this as you cut them out (for your greater mental health).
2. Be open with how you feel, but be prepared for it to not work. Don't argue; just restate your boundaries.
3. This isn't a negotiation. This is my decision.
4. In most cases, you just need to make an internal decision to create some space.
relationships  toxicity 
february 2019 by frankmagnotti

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