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Product Recommendation: Hot and Cold Icepack Wrist Braces

I've been hitting the word mines pretty seriously of late, and my wrists have been less than thrilled. I started to think that maybe there was a better solution than just holding an ice pack to my wrist, maybe there was something I could strap on. Sure enough, I found this on Amazon: Wrist Support… Continue reading Product Recommendation: Hot and Cold Icepack Wrist Braces

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The First Time I Had Pneumonia I Thought I Was a Medical Miracle

This essay came to me while I was feverish and unable to sleep at some point over the last week and a half. I woke up the next morning convinced that I'd written it, as I could remember the outlining, the main points, and the title.Alas, I had not actually written it.But, having remembered writing… Continue reading The First Time I Had Pneumonia I Thought I Was a Medical Miracle

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It’s Highly Probable That ACA Cut Bankruptcies in Half.

Yesterday I posted a link to a Consumer Reports article that suggested that the implementation of ACA likely cut US bankruptcies half. I posted the following tweet: https://twitter.com/tobiasbuckell/status/859490684377735168 That leads to a Consumer Reports article that has this chart of consumer bankruptcies:And the internet blew up for me. At first I was impressed with the… Continue reading It’s Highly Probable That ACA Cut Bankruptcies in Half.

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Thank you, Mr. Nimoy. Your portrayal of a Mixed Race Person Had a Big Impact On Me.

It's not often that I am struck by the passing of a celebrity. I don't often feel I need to weigh in. I certainly don't feel like I had any special connection to that person. Certainly when celebrities that are in the common consciousness who are my age pass, I feel the shiver of mortality,… Continue reading Thank you, Mr. Nimoy. Your portrayal of a Mixed Race Person Had a Big Impact On Me.

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I Have a Strange Relationship With Text: How Reading with ADHD and Dyslexia Works For Me

I read weird. I'm not sure when I realized I had a different experience with text than others. You internalize your own way of interacting with the world so much that you're often not aware of the water you're swimming in as a fish. And due to some unique experiences in my childhood, I certainly… Continue reading I Have a Strange Relationship With Text: How Reading with ADHD and Dyslexia Works For Me

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American Healthcare Was Already Socialized: By Ronald Reagan. We’re Just Fighting About How To Pay For It

Today the US government shut down. Ostensibly by Tea Party Republicans to try and stop socialized medicine from becoming a reality. In fact, false equivalence reporting has lent an air of respectability to the effort (they might be fighting a losing battle, and the polls are low for congress and Republicans, but they're fighting for… Continue reading American Healthcare Was Already Socialized: By Ronald Reagan. We’re Just Fighting About How To Pay For It