I was reminded of this last night during a conversation.
In adolescence, when my sibling came home from college, he had a wooden case of proper mix tapes I listened to when he wasn’t home. They worked at a radio station and had cool friends so I knew there would be many goodies. It was a break from my terrible mixes.
Usually, I had to park the car outside of the kitchen door just to get the fuzzy signal from an alternative music station in Detroit. In the morning before school, I’d catch fuzzy songs from a Lansing, MI, university’s alternative station. If you haven’t figured it out yet, everything was fuzzy.
This was pre-internet so the only way to find out who sang a song was to hopefully catch the announcement or call the station long distance and sing it back to the DJ. Even then, if I wanted to hear the song again, there was no guarantee because there were x amount of requests ahead of mine and as afternoon approached, the signal worsened.
In college, the mixes became more obnoxious: I only recorded the parts of songs I liked.
The secret to sanity.
Hamburger bandit gets away | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME -
AUGUSTA — A hamburger bandit remains on the lam after snatching snacks at the McDonald’s drive-through on Western Avenue.
Woah! Just got the hipstamatic tin type pak and this is what came out.
But many doctors are puzzled because the operation doesn’t carry a 100 percent guarantee, it’s major surgery — and women have other options, from a once-a-day pill to careful monitoring. Women can take tamoxifen or one of several newer drugs called aromatase inhibitors and reduce their risk by as much as 50 percent. —
Oh, yes, sure, take a pill.
Before my Father died of bone cancer, he took many pills. I took pictures of all the bottles and was told of all the problems he had. One pill caused another problem which led to another pill which caused another problem, etc.
Medieval as it sounds, scientists are testing a recipe of wormwood and iron on breast cancer cells, and so far the results are encouraging. In a new study, researchers report that artemesinin—a derivative of the wormwood plant—kills iron-enriched breast cancer cells but doesn’t harm many healthy ones. Artemesinin’s destructive properties are triggered by higher than normal levels of iron in cancer cells.
Many experiments have found that artemesinin turns deadly in the presence of iron. In Asia and Africa, artemesinin tablets are widely and, in many cases, successfully used to treat malaria, because the parasite has a high iron concentration. Cancer cells can also be rich in iron, as they often soak up the mineral to facilitate cell division. The cells bring in extra iron with the help of transferrin receptors, special receiving points that funnel the mineral into the cell. Although normal cells also have transferrin receptors, cancerous ones can have many more.
When was this? 2001. Artemisinin works on dogs. Dr. Lai is still not allowed to test on humans.
I finally got around to seeing Deadfall today.
Cage is always a treat.
Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy because of high breast cancer risk -
I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
Other actors have said she was always super nice. Even when they’re told not to talk to her, she’ll end up chatting and is very down to earth. I love that she does her own stunts, is family-oriented, tough, a philanthropist and of course, smart.