August 24, 2018 admin

For many people, organic milk is the best — raw, organic, chilled, and perhaps straight off the farm. But what happens if, for whatever reason, it’s not available, either from the farm or from your local market? Do you stop drinking milk altogether? If not, what are your choices — is there a next best thing to organic milk?

There is. What I’m speaking of is slowly pasteurized milk that has NOT been homogenized.

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August 24, 2018 admin

I love Christmas and gifts. It’s such a special time of year. But what do you get the gluten free person in your life? OR- maybe you are the gluten free person in your family. If so, just send your loved ones this post as a *hint* :) Here we go!

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August 24, 2018 admin

Ryan Avent wonders whether Walmart can do for local communities what the federal government cannot:

Wal-Mart clearly has market power, which it occasionally uses abusively, if not necessarily illegally. But sometimes, it uses its market power to accomplish things government entities are unwilling or unable to accomplish—pressing environmental standards on its suppliers, for instance, or reining in abusive lenders.

 

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August 2, 2018 admin

Many Angeleno football fans, pre-gen Xers anyway, will remember Los Angeles Ram receiver Jack Snow. He died the other day, at the age of 62. Others may know Snow as the father of San Francisco Giants Golden Glove first basemen, J. T. Snow.

When I was a little kid, I had the misfortune to be a Rams fan. Snow was my favorite football player, which was no misfortune. He was the football player I wanted to be when I grew up. When I played with other kids at the park and caught a football, I was Jack Snow.

He was the Rams best receiver for several years, and had 340 receptions over a 10 year career. By todays standards, where offensive linemen are allowed greater latitude on their blocks, and defensive backs are more restricted in the kind of contact allowed, where the West Coast offense flourishes, these are very modest marks, but in his era, these were very good numbers. Just 28 catches landed him in the Pro Bowl in 1967; in 1970, his 51 catches was the fifth best mark in the league. In 2005, the fifth leading receiver had 97 catches. The NFL, and the Rams, became even more run-oriented in the 70s, in 1973 averaging less than 20 passes a game. Only 5 qbs threw more than 300 passes. Last season 17 players threw 400 or more times, though there are 2 games per season now. Teams used to run the ball a lot.

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August 2, 2018 admin

Improvements in body armor and the insurgency’s reliance on explosives have contributed to a new “signature wound” of the Iraq war — brain trauma.  In USA Today:

Known as traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the wound is of the sort that many soldiers in previous wars never lived long enough to suffer. The explosions often cause brain damage similar to “shaken-baby syndrome,” says Warren Lux, a neurologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

“You’ve got great body armor on, and you don’t die,” says Louis French, a neuropsychologist at Walter Reed. “But there’s a whole other set of possible consequences. It’s sort of like when they started putting airbags in cars and started seeing all these orthopedic injuries.”

 

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