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Sign of the Times

Published on January 15, 2015 By bmagnus

“Vintage Antiques? Well, honestly I was hoping you had some brand new antiques!” In Closing: sick and tired; CISPA is back from the dead; “Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many early deaths as obesity”; ok ok, we’ll tell you what the NSA is doing, but we aren’t planning on stopping; institutional sexism; a third […]

Exercise is a Good Habit too

Published on January 3, 2015 By bmagnus

Did you know that regular exercise is associated with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight? You probably did. Did you also know it can prevent bone loss as you get older? Maybe you just don’t know how to get started without spending a lot of money on […]

The Shorties Man

Published on November 4, 2014 By bmagnus

Federal Judge uses Common Sense: It is super effective. Net Neutrality: It’s not dead yet. Our waning privacy: The FBI is trying to scare Congress. The NSA might find themselves near the end of their leash (a girl can dream). Strangest thing you’re likely to read today: I promise. Ok, maybe it’s not a magic […]

Need new workout clothes?

Published on April 10, 2014 By bmagnus

I am not getting paid a dime to say this, but I like Champion workout clothing. Let me tell you why. I was sold on the original Champion JogBra years ago. It has since been replaced by higher-tech even-lower-bounce products. In certain activities, it’s very important that The Girls don’t move around too much. Some of […]

An apology and explanation, of sorts

Published on December 31, 2013 By bmagnus

A few weeks ago, I needed to buy cat food and cat litter. I was in a little bit of a hurry that particular day, so when I found there were no carts inside the pet supply store, I did not return to the parking lot to search for one. I casually picked up a […]

Strange Epidemic

Published on September 29, 2013 By bmagnus

In the last week, I’ve read two completely unrelated stories about two women who came down with one very rare but very serious medical condition while participating in the same activity. That’s the kind of coincidence I don’t like hearing about. The condition: Rhabdomyolysis. I’ll let WebMD tell you more about it, emphasis mine: Rhabdomyolysis is a […]

Just How Much do We Value Privacy?

Published on June 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It has become clear that the United States government is spying on it’s citizens in the name of preventing “terrorism.” Just exactly what they are doing is under debate. Most experts outside the government itself seem to believe it is mathematically impossible for such surveillance to be effective. Many private citizens are asking what they can […]

R.I.S.D: Rest In Shorties Department

Published on May 24, 2013 By bmagnus

I Would Watch That!: I have been given permission to share my son’s brilliant idea for a new TV show: he calls it “Law and Order and Batman.” Dumbasses: There are plenty of vegan parents out there who manage not to starve their babies to death. Leia: 20 facts, 20 pictures, one princess. Startling: The amount […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 1

Published on September 17, 2012 By bmagnus

When I was first losing weight and trying to get fit, there were two music videos that I found inspiring. This is the positive one:   Madonna was 40 years old when this was shot, and a new mom. Ok, I couldn’t afford personal trainers and dietitians, but I could watch what I ate and work […]