In an op-ed article for the New York Times, writer Eugene Mayer explains his decision to give up his stamp collection. It’s an emotional moment for him when he discovers that his lifetime assortment of stamps gathered from post offices near and far has little to no monetary value; in fact, the hobby itself is in fast decline. 493 more words
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Back in the 19th century, wild lettuce was already being used by some as a substitute to opium. But, it was in the 70’s that it started to gain significant popularity by those wanting a more natural remedy. Individuals were starting to use it for both pain relief, as well as recreational purpose. In the earlier days, people using wild lettuce prepared it a couple different ways. One way was to cook the plant in a pan of water and sugar mix, until it reduced to a thick syrup-like consistency. While this was an effective form, it was quite bitter even with the sugar added. The most common form however, was drying the stem and leaves to use as an herbal tea. The tea remains popular today. But, it’s also being dried for smoking, or vaporizing. If you don’t care to grow it yourself, it can also be purchased as a dried herb, extract, or resin substance.Wild lettuce’s uses don’t just stop at easing the pain. It can be used to help with insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Watch out for allergies too. Wild lettuce may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking wild lettuce. *This is for informational purposes only and not intended to be medical advice. Consult a doctor if you have questions regarding your health.