STAT: Is there a dietary treatment for multiple sclerosis?
And if so, why is the medical establishment ignoring published academic research that started in the 1950s proving it?
medicine  multiplesclerosis  diet  food  health  healthcare 
september 2016
What the video game Data 2 can teach us
Addiction is thus an effort to reconcile yourself with an abusive society that makes unlimited demands of its subjects. But it gives the game away that these addictions are seen as pathological only when they make you unproductive—i.e., drinking becomes a “drinking problem” when it interferes with your work or the reproductive labor of your personal relationships. Addiction is a produced, fully anticipated response to the vicissitudes of consumer capitalism and a diagnosable pathology of legal consequence.
teamwork  addiction  cooperation  work  capitalism  depression 
may 2016
The decline in 'missing women' in Bangladesh
Why daughters (and daughters-in-law) aren't quite so hated in Bangladesh any more.
gender  gendercide  Bangladesh 
may 2016
The Mother of All Questions
One of my goals in life is to become truly rabbinical, to be able to answer closed questions with open questions, to have the internal authority to be a good gatekeeper when intruders approach, and to at least remember to ask, “Why are you asking that?”
rebeccasolnit  women  gender  genderbias  babies  virginiawoolf  writing  culture 
november 2015
The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works
"We know more about blood, innards, fetuses, and the babies they may become — in short, about life in reproductive bodies — than anti-abortion activists seem to understand."
abortion  contraception  menstruation 
august 2015
You can't fix services with engagement
"They've done the easy stuff, not the hard work to make things simple."
VirginMedia  customerservice  capitalism  business  telecommunications  BT 
august 2015
Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name
The judgments about my work that had seemed as solid as the walls of my house had turned out to be meaningless. My novel wasn’t the problem, it was me — Catherine.
writing  publishing  gender  genderbias  novelwriting 
august 2015
An old-fashioned prejudice, a wasted Bronx life - and the spiritual imperative to make streets safer
"I find it hard to believe the church would have rallied round if Oduro had killed a seven-year-old with anything other than a car."

"In the suburbs, megachurches typically stand surrounded by the same empty space as a renaissance cathedral – except that the space is for parking the congregation’s cars, not enhancing the building’s majesty. I can’t recall ever having heard of a church’s reflecting on the morality of its role in traffic issues."
cycling  roadsafety  roads  religion  Christianity  cities  cars 
july 2015
Cry Daddy
"So the experience of parenthood consists of a never-ending series of small annoyances layered on top of a briskly unfolding tragedy.

Whereas children exist in their own endless present; everything takes forever to them. Reading to a child, falling into the rhythm of the words and the pages, is as close as I can reliably get to joining my daughter in her slowed-down kid time."
reading  children  time  timeperception 
july 2015
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