smoke

I write better when I smoke. Don’t ask me to reduce it to a science.

I’m too sexy for you

You prolly hear that all the time from model-types. Or maybe from the girl in your high school that neither you nor your cronies could touch with a ten-foot boner. But before you sneer at your soon to be ex-girlfriend saying she’s too sexy for you, hold up! She might just be stating a biological fact.

University of Texas psychologists Kristina Durante and Norman Li found that women with high concentrations of the hormone oestradiol were likelier to flirt, kiss and have a serious affair outside an established relationship.

High concentrations of oestradiol are associated with big breasts, facial attractiveness and low waist-to-hip ratio, with the result that men solicit such women.

In a study published in the British journal Biology Letters, the duo described the behavior as “opportunistic serial monogamy” and not related to one-night stands.

Instead, they suggested, such women were more probably being prompted to trade up in their relationships — to find a better partner.

So it doesn’t really matter if you’re an awesome listener. Her DNA might just be looking for a better deal. Try not to take it too personally.

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Milk

 

MYTH: Some mothers just can’t produce breastmilk. 
THAT’S BULLSHIT / MOSTLY FALSE / MOSTLY TRUE / GOSPEL-TRUTH: Almost all mothers can produce enough milk as long as they feed the baby as often as needed. The baby’s frequent suckling will stimulate further the production of breastmilk. The mother should use both breasts during feeding. They should also eat a balanced diet and get enough rest and sleep.

MYTH: Breastfeeding will cause the breast to sag.
THAT’S BULLSHIT / MOSTLY FALSEMOSTLY TRUE / GOSPEL-TRUTH: Breasts sag because of poor physical support during pregnancy and lactation. To prevent breasts from sagging, mothers can do breast exercises, and use a firm but comfortable brassiere. A nursing brassiere can be used during breastfeeding. 

MYTH: Small breasts produce less milk.
THAT’S BULLSHIT / MOSTLY FALSEMOSTLY TRUE / GOSPEL-TRUTH: The size of breast does not determine the quantity of milk. A mother can store enough milk, even if she has small breasts. Frequent suckling of the baby stimulates milk production. 

MYTH: The mother should not breastfeed when she is sick or tired.
THAT’S BULLSHIT / MOSTLY FALSEMOSTLY TRUE / GOSPEL-TRUTH: The baby will not suckle her sickness or tiredness. Whenever the mother is exposed to an illness or infection, her body makes the antibodies, and her milk contains antibodies to protect the baby.

 

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We have the numbers

Rep. Janette Garin sez they have the numbers to pass the Reproductive Health Bill. Whupty-doo. I’ll believe it when the Bill passes. Y’see, it isn’t important how many Representatives support the thing in private. What matters is how they vote. Remember Imee Marcos and her last minute impeachment vote? Haha. She was one of those talking up a storm during the weeks prior to the voting, but when it came down to the wire, all she had was a mumble about how she did it for dear old mum. 

Interestingly enough, she wasn’t sent to the ethics committee for that, was she? She ought because, after all, people in her legislative district were the ones who voted her into office, not her mom. It was them she was supposed to be the voice for, not her mom.

And now, I’m afraid that all these pledges Garin seems to be counting on will come to naught. I imagine that when it comes time to man up, these Representatives will end up speaking for the interests of another mum – the Holy Mother Church – rather than for the interests of the constituents who voted for them.

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The Daily Ew!

I am as obsessed about weight loss as any benighted un-aerobicized soul, but WORMS? Seriously. Not even I am stupid enough to buy a weight loss pill that contains ascaris eggs. My buddy, Earthworm Jim isn’t an ascaris. Duh. He’s an earthworm. But click him and you’ll see the real nasty ascaris. It’s actually something you might wish you’d never seen, but now that I put it that way, you KNOW you’re going to have to see it anyway. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Where the smoke don’t blow

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Strep

Once in a while, trolling through dem intartubes, i come across a story that reminds me of alien body-snatcher type stories. Awhile back, I came across an amoeba that goes up your nose and eats your brain. Yummy. Today, I found this: streptococcus pyogenes.

Nice. This little monster up and killed a guy in Hong Kong recently. The man was admitted to the hospital complaining of a painful buttock. The doctors found that he had a wound infected with streptococcus pyogenes. The strep eventually led to necrotizing fasciitis – a condition where the sufferer’s body is literally eaten up by bacteria. In related news, the man was posthumously entered into the Guiness Book of World Records as the first man ever to have actually been killed by a pain in the ass. Bada-bing!

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