Overeating is Learned in Infancy
In the long run, encouraging a baby to finish the last ounce in their bottle might be doing more harm than good. Though the calories soon burn off, a bad habit remains.
Brigham Young Univ. sociology professors Ben Gibbs and Renata Forste found that clinical obesity at 24 months of age strongly traces back to infant feeding. “If you are overweight at age two, it puts you on a trajectory where you are likely to be overweight into middle childhood and adolescence and as an adult,” says Forste. “That’s a big concern.”
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/05/overeating-learned-infancy
Word dice: Use them for writing prompts, story-telling prompts or for a quick game of charades.
ThinkProgress is for the most part clickbait rewrite “journalism” these days, but this piece is actually pretty good reporting. It’s also infuriating that Harvard let this sack of shit attend their school, let alone that they awarded his doctorate based on this spectacularly shitty piece of scholarship, but, you know. Racism.
We would be so grand at the game (as long as you agree to stay old fashioned with me)I. Easy to Love [Billie Holiday]
II. Memories of You [Benny Goodman]
III. Let’s Pretend there’s a Moon [Fats Waller]
IV. I’m Old Fashioned [Fred Astaire]
V. Polka Dots and Moonbeams [Glenn Miller]
VI. You Do Something to Me [Ella Fitzgerald]
VII. Stormy Weather [Sidney Bechet]
VIII. The Song Is You [The Andrews Sisters]
IX. One Morning in May [Hoagy Carmichael]
X. Thanks for Everything [Artie Shaw]
Bacteria are microscopic single-cell organisms that are found in the air, inside and on our bodies, in the dirt, and everywhere in nature. There are both harmful and beneficial kinds. Some cause diseases, while others help our bodies function. For example, there are more than 400 types of bacteria live in the human digestive system. There are also kinds that are used to make medicines, and others that make foods like cheese and yogurt. (Might anyone know what kind of bacteria this is?)
More mentions of bacteria are in these videos.
And thanks to those little bugs’ ability to grow so unbelievably fast, scientists like Richard Lenski have ben able to recreate eons of evolution in just a couple decades. Check out one of the longest-running experiments ever: The E. coli evolution experiment.
“Tell me how you really feel about masturbation, and I can more or less predict how you’ll feel about the more frequently debated ‘sex war’ issues.”
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
Bridget Cleary, Fairy Changeling
Bridget Cleary was an Irish woman who, in 1895, was killed by her husband who believed she was a fairy changeling. In folklore a changeling is a fairy which is switched with a human infant. In many cases a changeling seemed like the only rational explanation for the unknown diseases etc., which might afflict a child.
Although her age, for she was 26 at the time, perhaps makes Bridget’s case unique, it was with such illness that her troubles began. She lay in bed with a fever for over a week, going undiagnosed by her physician and believed sufficiently ill enough to have a priest administer the last rites, before her husband and father declared her to be a changeling. In a curious ritual, aimed at expelling the fairy from her body, they doused her in urine and sat her before the fireplace.
A few days later she went missing. Her husband reiterated his belief that she had been taken by fairies, however, Bridget’s burnt remains were soon found nearby in a shallow grave. Evidence suggested that, as the Cleary family gathered at Bridget’s sick bed, an argument, tinged with fairy mythology, had erupted, and Bridget had offended her husband by telling him the only person who had gone off with the fairies had been his mother. This escalated into him menacing his wife with a flaming stick, which ignited her chemise. He then threw an oil lamp on her, all the while claiming that she was a changeling and that he would, by these means, get his wife back.
He was convicted of manslaughter, though some believe he concocted a ‘fairy defence’ after Bridget’s murder so he might get a lesser sentence. Nine other people were also charged for their involvement in the murder, demonstrating how widely believed fairy folklore was amongst these rural Irish communities at the time.