“Smallpox vials found in NIH storage closet,” WaPo
I was recently cleaning my closet and found a sweater I bought four years ago with the tags still on, which I thought was extremely careless of me. Now I realize that there’s careless and then there’s OMG/WTF CARELESS.
“If you come from New England, the creeping certainty that you are a bad person is always with you.”
Sarah Payne Stuart, Perfectly Miserable
If you come from New England, you will love this book!
“The search for meaning will fill you with a sense of meaning. Otherwise life passes by in about seven weeks, and if you are not paying attention and savoring it as it unfurls, you will wake up one day in deep regret. It’s much better to wake up now in deep regret, desperate not to waste more of your life obsessing and striving for meaningless crap. Because you will have finally awakened.”
Anne Lamott, Stitches
“I have a desire to work out. I keep a determination to work out. I created a discipline to work out, and I choose to work out.”
The “mantra” of Teena Henson, who lost 160 pounds in the last three years.
“How Do Psychiatrists Treat Werewolves,” Ryan Jacobs, Pacific Standard
“True Facts About Leprechauns,” Benjamin Radford, LiveScience
Just a couple of weeks after two inches of snow caused people in Atlanta to be stuck in massive traffic jams, some overnight, the same thing has just happened in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Those who don’t learn from
history two weeks ago are doomed to repeat it…
I was shocked to read that Shirley Temple died. Because, um, I hadn’t thought that she was still alive.
A new article in Scientific American* claims our brains are wired to forget what we were thinking about any time we walk through a doorway. So when you leave one room in your house with a specific mission to do in another room, only to find yourself standing there befuddled when you reach the new room, it’s not incipient dementia, it’s just the “doorway effect.”
Other interruptions can function the same way, such as someone ringing your doorbell. Our memories purge what we were thinking in order to deal with the new situation. That’s a relief!
*”Why walking through a doorway makes you forget,” Charles B. Brenner
“It’s not so much what you eat; it’s what eats you. It’s the stresses, the unreached goals, the broken heart and the grief.”
Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Daniel Plan diet book, quoted in the WSJ
The President of France Is Having an Affair