The idea of having a stable baseline is firmly ingrained in our psyches. The baseline provides a sense of stability for us in our day-to-day lives. For example, a salaried employee gets paid a baseline salary of X dollars per month, and from there, they are able to properly plan and budget for their expenses.
This stability is something that an entrepreneur would not necessarily have, especially when they are starting a new business. …
The banana is a carbolicious fruit that many of us do enjoy snacking on. It’s a source of quick, “natural” energy. Professional athletes chomp down on them in between games to get their second wind.
We love using it in other carby dishes, such as with ice cream (the banana split), pancakes, waffles or with bread.
In fact, people who grew up in the UK in the 1980s and the 1990s would also have been exposed to little Eric Wimp, a wimpy looking kid who gains superhuman strength after eating a banana — and becoming Bananaman in the process.
But of course, I’m not here to wax lyrical on Bananaman. …
Cancer is a nasty word that all of us would never want to get one day. Neither would we want to wish it on anyone though.
If any of the people who are dear to us who do have cancer, it can be pretty depressing.
We rejoice, though, when the medical tests show that their cancer is in remission.
They have defeated cancer, we may think. After all the chemo/radio/whatever therapies that the doctors have recommended, and the undesirable side effects that come with it, it feels like a victory of sorts.
But what does a cancer “in remission” actually mean? …
I woke up this morning to a slew of news articles about Donald Trump’s supporters storming the Capitol Building in Washington DC — this in response to Trump losing the presidential electron race to Joe Biden.
According to the Washington Post, a woman has also purportedly died from a shooting that is related to this current protest. The violence is real; stay safe, people.
It did lead me to ruminate on a few things about politics that were eerily similar to what one would find in a dating relationship these days.
You know, those moments where we find ourselves having butterflies in our stomachs while thinking about that special…
Going vegan isn’t a thing that everyone can appreciate. Some people choose to go vegan because of dietary requirements — their digestive systems may not be able to process meat or animal-based products efficiently, for instance. Others choose to go vegan as part of a broader philosophical outlook on life.
Personally, I tried vegan cuisine just once when I was living in Melbourne, Australia. I didn’t really like the taste of the food (the vegan pizza crust wasn’t really appealing to me), but my goodness, the coconut milk gelato was awesome. …
It is more often than not that we do wonder, as we’re working and doing what we’re supposed to be doing to earn money, that:
Stories of revenge abound on Reddit about how inept managers cause good employees to leave the organisation, and in doing so end up sealing their own fate of being ousted as the dominos fall.
But the common refrain is that “people leave managers, not companies” — because it is the inability of these managers to carefully manage and develop their employees that signs their own death warrants, career-wise. …
I do like the taste of the shiitake mushroom. This description already makes me want to eat it now:
Shiitake mushrooms are known for their strong, earthy flavor. They’re packed with umami thanks to the amino acid glutamate. When cooked, shiitake caps have velvety, meaty texture, while the stems can be tough — or pleasantly chewy, if cooked long enough.
Nutritionally, the same article states that:
Shiitake mushrooms are a good source of dietary fiber, copper, selenium, manganese, protein, iron, and B vitamins such as pantothenic acid. …
Death is an unpleasantly taboo word in many social settings. We don’t really want to talk about it, let alone even prepare ourselves mentally or physically for dying in the most optimal conditions.
There are just too many ways in which people can die. Whether it be from accidents, old age, or disease. The financial, emotional and psychological repercussions that the death of a loved one brings onto their surrounding friends and family can be enormous.
The mother of a good friend of mine just passed on after a protracted bout with cancer. It wasn’t pleasant. The pain and the sluggishness after all the chemo/radiotherapy sessions, the dosing of morphine that kept her in a drugged out, semi-comatose state most of the time during her last days, the necrosis of the dead cells in her body that her compromised immune system was unable to eliminate via autophagy efficiently…
Anaemia is a condition where a person lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells to transport adequate oxygen to their body’s tissues.
According to the Mayo Clinic,
having anemia can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe.
Of course, there can be many different reasons that relate to why one lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells or sufficient oxygen transport to their body’s tissues to bring on this symptom of anaemia.
However, as I was reading through this specific condition known as the “anaemia of inflammation”, a few things stood out at me — and as always, they are pertinent to the inflammatory response from the immune system, as well as the altered activity of immune cells within the immune system itelf. …
The common refrain about getting good readership on any blogging/writing article these days is to use a headline or a title that catches one’s attention. Because that’s what we notice right at the start.
Of course, though, the question is why do these headlines catch our attention? Does it appeal to the vicarious side of us, perhaps?
We most probably have been living vicariously these days, and it’s not uncommon. Especially when we’re trapped at home from long periods as a result of COVID-19 mandated lockdowns. According to an article at BetterHelp.com, …