Diets Don’t Work
Diets change your eating routine for a set period. Some involve nourishing foods, while others consist of drinks and supplements and fads like eating only grapefruit or oranges for a week.
We Need Healthy Fat
It turns out we need fat in our diets to feel satisfied. Fat is not the problem; it is the type of fat and the volume of fat that matters. Another fad was the Atkins diet, where large amounts of protein and fat were consumed in the absence of much-needed carbohydrates.
There Are Better Ways to Lose Weight
I think most of us accept that we as individuals are the sum of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves and that each aspect affects the others.
“Paul Ryan was really the only leader willing to push his party to do entitlement reform, and who knew the specifics, including that there were hard choices involved…”
At the same time, the tax cuts Mr. Ryan helped secure last year “greatly complicated the entitlement problems” by adding to deficits that are already set to swell larger… “We have taken a lot of steps back.”
“After getting a windfall from tax reform, the nation's biggest drug companies handed out bonuses to employees, increased research and development, plotted expansions and set aside billions of dollars to buy back their own stock."
Alcohol affects the aged brain different, causing more pronounced intoxication.
Assisted living residents frequently take medicines that can have unpredictable or dangerous side effects when mixed with alcohol.
Older residents often have mobility problems, and for obvious reasons alcohol could increase the fall risk.
Seniors with memory impairment can also react unpredictably to alcohol. They may become disoriented or confused, or possibly even act or become disruptive.
“Although it would be a significant break from the county’s longstanding practice,… (I am) confident the nursing home residents can manage an occasional happy hour. It’s just something that should be tried. Let the people enjoy themselves — it’s their home.”
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Facebook is trying to make it easier to get in touch with people over Messenger, so it's rolling out a number of new ways to start chatting. As with all Facebook accounts, all Messenger accounts will now have dedicated links that people can visit to start a chat — they'll all be located at m.me/[username]. Facebook is also rolling out what it calls Messenger Codes, which are Messenger's equivalent to Snapchat's snapcodes. They look pretty neat: Messenger Codes are just a series of dots and dashes circling around your profile photo. When someone scans one with their camera, it'll presumably add that person as a contact.
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