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Huh, maybe the old fashioned way that used to work still does work.

Published on July 29, 2014 By bmagnus

The other day, results from a study on diets for diabetics were published. In short, it said that the low fat diets that have been recommended for many years don’t work very well to control diabetes, but the low carbohydrate diets that came before them did: The authors point to the specific failure of the […]

A Weighty Subject

Published on February 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok, I know it’s February. Those of you that are sticking to your plans to do something towards making yourself healthier this year, good on you. Somebody accidentally put The Truth in a research article: The risk of cardiovascular disease death increases exponentially as you increase your consumption of added sugar. Here’s the abstract; here’s […]

Creative Accounting, or GO REBELS!

Published on June 21, 2013 By bmagnus

So Jeff Skilling got a new sentence handed down for his role in the financial shenanigans at Enron. Actually, it’s a reduction of the sentence he was given back in 2006 for stuff that happened throughout the 90s and caused the company’s collapse in 2004. In case you’ve forgotten: Enron’s collapse put more than 5,000 […]

Medical Problem: the Law of Supply and Demand is Still in Effect

Published on April 2, 2013 By bmagnus

As we all know, all too soon we Americans will be required to purchase health insurance from the highly profitable corporations that got us into the health insurance “reform” debacle. Even people who should know better think we just have to have mandatory insurance to abolish pre-existing conditions because after all “people would buy insurance on […]

Do you think these two things might be related?

Published on February 26, 2013 By bmagnus

Fact one: Home prices are up nationwide. By how much depends on which index you like to use. Fact two: The number of available existing homes listed is down. Not down a little bit, but down about 17% in 146 metro areas (I think that qualifies as “nationwide”) and down over 25% in a couple dozen […]

Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Shorties

Published on February 8, 2013 By bmagnus

I haven’t been as posty as I’d like lately. As some of you know, I have recently gone back to school. That means I have a lot of reading, and a bit of getting used to classmates who occasionally make me feel like this: I remind myself that I am old enough to be mommies […]

What?

Published on June 16, 2012 By bmagnus

Well, I had no idea that my lunchbox could impact the taste of my lunch. Any readers want a taste that doesn’t make sense? Anybody? This Japanese food transport system was found in my local Asian grocer. I have no idea what the original brand name was, since Japanese doesn’t have an L sound. Gurit and […]

So glad somebody told me what it was…

Published on May 2, 2012 By bmagnus

Enlightening. In closing: Sears; Fat costs us all; Japan has cute technology so powerful that even the Emperor and his wife are cute; Lululemon; Jobs report stinks; maybe we could fix that with some infrastructure building; silly USA Today thinking facts matter; novel; it’s privacy week; yeah, because making sure all high school graduates can […]

Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

Published on December 29, 2011 By bmagnus

On my most recent trip, I had a unique book to read while lounging by a beach of white sand and impossibly blue water. That book was The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow. No, not a fantasy novel for young adults, but a book about women — oddly bereft of feminism. It’s a book about […]

Is the 50 State Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Dead?

Published on October 1, 2011 By bmagnus

It sure looks that way! The California Attorney General has pulled out of the settlement talks and plans to run her own investigation! I wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Attorney General followed, since he‘s already talked about investigating on his own, and says he’s looking forward to talking with her. For that matter, […]