Tattooing in the Civil War Was a Hedge Against Anonymous Death
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SUPERSTAR & STAR IS THE OUTSIDER ARTIST THAT WE ALL NEED RIGHT NOW
The music of Superstar & Star is described as lo-fi pop and disco, with a blend of calypso, soul, reggae, and sometimes even underground house. Coming from someone completely unaware of musical trends and movements, the recordings are actually pretty good considering Neville’s authentic outsider status. Keeping with his strive to end suffering in the world, most songs contain positive themes or connotations that follow the Superstar motto: “Life is Worth Living.” Neville claims to have written and recorded over two hundred songs, and most of which will probably never see the light of day. What has been released, however, exists on YouTube and is oftentimes accompanied by a mesmerizing DIY home music video that he shot himself. I think about all of them feature Superstar singing and dancing in various locations at home and throughout Omaha. And I can’t forget to mention this, Superstar performs in a totally amazing white and gold jumpsuit that he made himself.
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Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It - The New York Times
Enthusiasm for vitamin D among medical experts has dimmed in recent years, as rigorous clinical trials have failed to confirm the benefits suggested by early, preliminary studies. A string of trials has found no evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease or falls in the elderly. And most scientists say there isn’t enough evidence to know if vitamin D can prevent chronic diseases that aren’t related to bones.

Although the amount of vitamin D in a typical daily supplement is generally considered safe, it is possible to take too much. In 2015, an article in the American Journal of Medicine linked blood levels as low as 50 nanograms per milliliter with an increased risk of death. That’s within the level considered healthy by the Endocrine Society, which defined vitamin D “sufficiency” as between 30 and 100 nanograms, Rosen said.

Some researchers say vitamin D may never have been the miracle pill that it appeared to be. Sick people who stay indoors tend to have low vitamin D levels; their poor health is likely the cause of their low vitamin D levels, not the other way around
health  vitamins  humbug  for-profit-medicine 
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What's Pun Is Pun: Shakespeare's 'Original Pronunciation' and the Fight for the Bard's Wordplay - The Atlantic
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But! There’s another pun, too. Wordplay-happy Elizabethans often used “nothing”/“no-ting” as a euphemism for ... “vagina.” (There’s no thing there, get it?) Which means that the title Much Ado About Nothing, on top of everything else, also suggests Much Ado About … yeah.
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“You’re constantly on social media. I’m my own marketer every day,” she said, adding that she answers every direct message from her 263,000 followers and texts subscribers of her OnlyFans account daily.
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“Ravens are dramatically increasing the areas where they’re willing to live,” said Kevin J. McGowan, of the Cornell lab, an expert in corvids, as the crow family is known. In fact, they have apparently decided it is possible to coexist with the earthbound bipeds that used to shoot at them.

“The common raven said: ‘You know what? I can handle seeing a couple of people a day,’ ” Dr. McGowan said. “Ravens are happy to use human-made structures for nesting. They love bridges and cell towers.”

And the crow?

Formerly a more rural, more reticent bird, crows began inching closer to humanity after hunting restrictions were introduced in the 1970s. For a brief while, they were even a feature of life in the city.

“Once they made that behavioral jump, that it was O.K. to be close to people, they could exploit resources that they hadn’t before,” Dr. McGowan said. ”American crows tend to like what people like: a park area. They have to have trees, to nest and roost in, but they like open spaces for foraging.”
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