Health

Superstition Ain’t Bad Till it Fools You

We don't have a four or a thirteen in our building. Elevator buttons, I mean. The elevator panel doesn't have them. And before you yawn and say, "yeah, so what?" think about this for just a second...

Under Our Skin

Lyme disease. My uncle was just diagnosed. Bet you’ve heard of it, but probably don’t know a lot about it. We sat down to watch Under Our Skin thinking we’d learn a bit about the neurological effects, but we weren’t…

“The World in 2030” by Dr. Michio Kaku

Four years ago, Dr. Michio Kaku predicted the ways our minds would be blown by the science around us. He was right. Looks like our scientific miracles are right on schedule.

The Throwaways

Kids are being used as dope ring bait by the FDA. They're cheaper, won't make a stink, and sadly, are easy to replace when they get killed.

Turning the New World

Native American activist and progressive thinker, Russell Means, passed away this Monday. He left behind an idea for change; A new Native America: The Lakota Republic.

The Real Bears

Soda's bad for you? Whew. Good thing I only drink beer, wine, scotch, bourbon, vodka sodas and coffee.

Men In Power Defining Rape

Guess what. Ever since we can remember, men have been defining what constitutes rape. Interesting, especially when you think about the fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be raped before they turn eighteen in…

Kowloon: Destroyed City of China

I've always been fascinated by walled cities, even more so by cities that exist outside of the parameters of government or cultural regulation. The Kowloon Walled city of China was one such city, and it existed for over a hundred…

Wicked Fireworks PSA From the 90s

If you can withstand the seven minutes this PSA takes to get its point across about fireworks safety, you're in for a real treat.

Viruses Change The World

Got a bug? Chances are it came from a pig or a chicken. And I guess that's not such a big deal except that pigs and chickens are practically blood brothers now, hunkering down inside crates on big agricultural farms…

Colour Me Impressed: Chromatic E. Coli

We've all stared into the toilet bowl with pride a time or two, but imagine you could actually get something useful out of that riveting experience.

That Other Spill. Exxon Valdez.

Just a sunny reminder of another major ecological catastrophe that occurred as a result of a giant oil tanker spill. It happened in the eighties, but communities are still trying to recover. This article highlights how it's not just the…

Cartoons Know Their Eco Shit!

I'd recommend keeping your eyes closed and your ears open for this one. The cartoon interaction is kind of hilarious, and the voices are robotic, but the message is clear. We're paying for our environmental ignorance in more ways than…

Scared of the Bone Marrow Registry?

So a guy wants to make it easier for people to find a bone marrow match. You’d think this would be a simple task, but guess what? You only have a 25% chance of having a match within your own…

Do One Hundred Pushups

I tried this program with Trav about two years ago. I went from doing a measly sum of five ‘girl’ pushups to about 70+ consecutive ‘girl’ pushups in about four weeks. Then we just abruptly stopped. Don’t ask me why.…

Pink Ribbons, Inc

Cancer is shitty. We can all probably agree that the faster we can find a cure, the better. It’s great that people are willing to put forth their hard-earned money to support the so-called fight against cancer, but where is…