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The movie Kung Fu Panda should come with a black box warning:

“Do not administer to young children within one hour of bedtime. Failure to heed this warning may result in destruction of property, loss of hair, prolonged sleep deprivation, erectile dysfunction, intense bouts of anger, dental issues, cursing, weight loss, and deep religious experiences.”

Lord help us all.

Ebola: Music for a ravaged continent

People will sing about anything. Really. So it should come as no surprise that the Ebola virus has drawn the attention of African songsmiths.

We discovered two such creations whilst wandering through the ojuter reachers of the WW and decided to share them with you. 79 more words


A Benefit of Legal Marijuana by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis. 12 more words


Of Little Help to Older Knees by NEW YORK TIMES


Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found. 12 more words


In Pursuit of Happiness (Part 2)

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The One Who Bestows His Mercy

The prophet SAW entered the masjid and found one of his companions present. 528 more words



Back to work and back to reality, but then also back on the bike too, which is a bonus! I really wish I had got some cycling in over the summer holidays, but it was great to be back out on the road, although I am still very seriously considering one of those helmet cams, even though they’re a bit pricey, while I still have a bit of money in the bank. 477 more words


Birth Weight and Diabetes by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found. 11 more words