Could Ibuprofen Prevent Alzheimer's? A link between Diabetes and Alzheimer's?

I guess most of us either know or have known someone with Alzheimer's. Maybe that person was even a relative. Like many other diseases, Alzheimer's is thought to run in families. That is why when I read that there was a new study linking the long-term use of ibuprofen to a decrease in risk for Alzheimer's, I had to learn more. ...more

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Ask a librarian--and not just because it's National Library Week

I've lost count of how many times students have told me they're having trouble finding sources for their papers--which means I've also lost count of how many times I've told them to go talk to a reference librarian. I can't sit down with every student in a 100-person class, explain the library's system of databases, tell them which databases best fit with their paper's topic, help them identify search terms, and then show the students how to find books, print the articles on the library's printers, or purchase copy cards for the photocopiers. ...more

i love librarians.  i made friends with the map librarian at my university - he was awesome!  ...more

The Sarah Silverman Of Skepticism

“You’re the Sarah Silverman of skepticism, Sturgess. You don’t drink alcohol and you make jokes that people don’t get.” - P. Hmmph. I think he’s just a grumpy-pants because I had baby octopus for dinner last night… took a photo of it with my phone and sent it to him, with the header “I’M EATING PZ’S BABIES!!!” ...more

Guest Blog Post and Learn From My Mistakes!

Monday, March 24, 2008 Waning Moon Saturn Retrograde Sunny and cold Hop on over to Mystic Lit ( to read my second of three guest blog posts on research in one’s writing. It’s pretty sad that, on Saturday, I was so sick and still more productive, writing-wise, than I’d been in about two weeks. That’s how much the noise, stress, and construction vibration have set me off my game. ...more

Breast Implant Risks and Cancer: How to Distract the Public from the Truth

From my partner in crime, Mary McDonough: File this is under the "HERE WE GO AGAIN!" category, girls. ...more

Product Liability, Victim Health and "Real" Science

From Myrl Jeffcoat: ...more

Some Good News for MIgraine Sufferers

Lifestyle changes that help control headaches may protect against age-related mental decline, according to an article in Prevention magazine. When Johns Hopkins University researchers gave memory and reasoning tests to volunteers two times in 12 years, they found that those who suffer with migraines showed no decline over time. The patients who do not suffer from migraines average scores dropped by 17%. ...more

Is it unethical for anthropologists to work with the U.S. military?

In late October and again this past week, the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) executive board issued recommendations on whether, or in what contexts, anthropologists should collaborate with or be employed by the U.S. military. ...more

Without the anthropologists those doing war would make a much worse mess of everything than they ...more

Unmasking Identities: An Exploration of the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Teachers

We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,-- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; ...more


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New Year's Eve, 5768

Shoes this morning on the way to work: flap. flap. slap. flap. slap. slap. not. right. not. right. not. right. ...more

Sorry all - I'm just learning Blogher and didn't realize all posts tagged "elders" goes into the ...more