Personally, I only buy enough sun screen for one summer at a time. Once it’s open, it doesn’t seem to work the next year at all. I’d love to see some studies on this, and to get solid numbers for expiration!
I made a “sourdough starter” using commercial yeast, and all I have to do is feed it daily. At this point, I’m not even using it to make sourdough bread, I’m really just keeping it going so that I can make a daily pancake with half of the starter. Everyone in the household loves it, and it has become a daily treat for… Read more
You’re right that we have no solid definition for “mild”. But two cases have involved “otherwise healthy” men in their 40's who had Covid, recovered at home with no problems other than “a bit of a cough” and then they started to have issues with their blood pressure. They started to get the symptoms of heart failure,… Read more
And even if we *could* get to herd immunity, that’s a herd with a possibly very high rate of long-term heart/kidney/lung damage. We don’t yet know how long-term the damage is, and we won’t likely know for quite some time, but there are many cases of people with “mild” covid-19 who end up with “not-mild” organ damage.
Anyone have any luck ordering worms online? I cannot go to any fishing supply store at the moment, and I tried ordering worms a year ago or so, but it didn’t end well. I have a worm composter, and I want to get worms!!
For about a year in older elementary school (probably around age 9), I was OBSESSED with reading the Soap Opera summaries each weekend. For you younger people, it used to be that TV was on at a certain time each day, and if you missed an episode, you missed it FOREVER. So our newspaper printed little summaries for… Read more
It’s more deadly than the flu, but it also has a higher rates of making people really, really sick (even if it doesn’t kill them). Some of what is really worrying people in the US is that we simply do not have the number of ICU beds we might need. There are not enough ventilators. We need this to spread really slowly… Read more
I have noticed becoming increasingly unhappy/moody over the past year. Finally figured out it’s likely Perimenopause, and the only treatment is to get through it to the other side without destroying the aspects of my life that are actually quite lovely.
To that end, I am changing up what I eat, exercising every day,… Read more
It took us a long time to get to where we are now - we have almost no contact, and life is so much better. I agree - I hope I never do to anyone what she did to me over the years.
To set the stage: In my family, second-hand gifts are perfectly fine. I did not know that this is not the norm. My family is big into antiques, vintage, family heirlooms, etc. We tend to shop at second hand shops, even for big holidays (because the quality available for the price is so great! Also, better for the… Read more
When we went from employer-sponsored insurance to buying on the Marketplace, I talked with my dentist. He straight-up said that buying our own dental insurance would NOT be worth it. If we need major work, we can do a payment-plan through him, and insurance doesn’t typically cover much, anyways. So we pay as we go for… Read more