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interesting stuff from jypsy's travels on & off the web

How to read articles about health and healthcare. By Dr Alicia White

"If you’ve just read a health-related headline that’s caused you to spit out your morning coffee (“Coffee causes cancer” usually does the trick) it’s always best to follow the Blitz slogan: “Keep Calm and Carry On”. On reading further you’ll often find the headline has left out something important, like “Injecting five rats with really highly concentrated coffee solution caused some changes in cells that might lead to tumours eventually. (Study funded by The Association of Tea Marketing)”…….."


"Our mission at Trailpeak is to provide the best source of hiking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and snowshoeing trails and trip planning tools across Canada and the US."

Last Exit to Nowhere

T-Shirts from the movies….




"So my faith in vaccines stems from my experiences. But my belief is also rooted in the science, science that I believe outspoken celebrities who are self-appointed vaccine experts are derailing. Pseudoscience and dollops of pop culture grab headlines and have created an environment rich with fear and misinformation. In essence, the science has been hijacked."

Playing by the Rules - by Harriet Hall

"We are trying to evaluate the science behind claims that are often not based on science but on beliefs that are incompatible with science. The claimants are happy to use science when it supports them, but when it doesn’t they are likely to unfairly critique the science or even to dismiss the entire scientific enterprise as a “materialistic world view” or “closed-minded.” We are talking at cross purposes. How can we communicate if we say “this variety of apple is red” and they insist “it feels green to me”?"

Why We Immunize

by James D. Macdonald



The Paradoxical Commandments

  1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. (人は論理的でも合理的でもなく自己中心的なものだ。それはそれとして、人を愛しないさい。)
  2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. (あなたが良いことをしても人はわがままだと非難するし動機を邪推する。それはそれとして、いつも良いことをしなさい。)
  3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. (あなたが成功すると、間違った友人と本当の敵を得る。それはそれとして、成功させなさい。)
  4. The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. (あなたがする今日の良いことは明日には忘れられる。それはそれとして、よいことをしなさい。)
  5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. (正直と気安さはあなたを弱い人にする。それはそれとして、正直で気安くありなさい。)
  6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. (最大級の発想を抱く最大級の男も女も、最低の心情を抱く男や女によって打ち落とされる。それはそれとして、大きな発想をしよう。)
  7. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. (人は負け組に同情しても勝ち組に追従するものだ。それはそれとして、負け組のために戦いなさい。)
  8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. (幾年もかかる建物も一晩で壊される。それはそれとして、建てよう。)
  9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. (人が本当に助けを必要としているのに、あなたが助けようとすればあなたが非難される。それはそれとして、人を助けなさい。)
  10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. (自分の持っている最善を世の中に尽くしても、それで酷い目に合わされる。それはそれとして、世の中に最善を尽くしなさい。)

I found this little gem here on the tumblr belonging to whym (who found it here). There’s a lot there that I don’t understand (even some of the stuff in English!!) but I’ve been very much enjoying wandering through it in spare moments….

Daily routines

How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days.

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