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Is Total Cholesterol Misleading?

Under 200. That’s the usual target for total cholesterol as reported in popular media. But are all 200s the same? I just received my profile from a recent blood test. Here’s what it said. Total cholesterol: 204 LDL (bad cholesterol): 131.6 HDL (good cholesterol): 57 Triglycerides: 77 The total is computed as LDL+HDL+Tri/5. These are…

LetsNotWash.com

There is a darkly humorous thread at letsrun.com, a very popular site for runners, which may be of interest. The upshot is that a surprising number of people are saying that they do not wash their hands after using restrooms and arguing that they are better off because of it. I don’t think there is…

So the notion that human semen may act as an antidepressant is rearing its semi-flaccid head again. Broadsheet from Salon.com (May, 2007) asks are you addicted to semen? Someday they’ll have a patch for that. Dr. Gordon G. Gallup theorizes (via Feministing) that women have a “chemical dependency” on semen. He’s based this conclusion on…

My Horrorshow Glazzes

Nigh on two weeks ago, O my brothers and sisters, your Faithful Narrator went under the microtome and the laser beam so that my starry glazzes might viddy the cruel, cruel world dobby-like. Grazhny contact lenses are no longer in my present day; cally remembrances of the far, far distant past, they are. I was…