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Air bag for cyclists


 

Here's an innovative way that Scandinavians are trying to improve cycling safety in commuter cyclists who don't use helmets (and perhaps also a clandestine effort to maintain some semblance of a hairstyle?!).
Meet the Swedish Hövding Air Bag - it's a zip bag worn around the neck (kind of like a neck warmer) that releases an airbag in a helmet...

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Help Pomeroy the Penguin Stop Fat Bullying




Bullying and stigmatization of people with obesity happens, sadly, at all ages.  One of the most impactful things we can do is teach our children about the harms of bullying, so that this generation grows up understanding that stigmatization of any kind is hurtful and wrong.  
Today's post is dedicated to the children's book project, Pom...

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Could Cinnamon be... Dangerous?



Cinnamon first came to my attention over a decade ago, when a randomized clinical trial was published suggesting that cinnamon improved blood sugars and cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.  Another randomized controlled trial confirmed the improvement in blood glucose as well.  However, the quantities used were quite...

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