Happy Friday – the 13th!
And I thought this Friday was going to be a short post – but then Thursday I found all sorts of interesting news and posts to share!
And I had not realized it was Friday the 13th, until I saw DazzlinDonna’s post today: Using Superstition As A Hook. She says “Make use of the various superstitions and related “holidays” to serve interesting content to your users” – maybe that’s what I’m doing by calling this the ‘Friday the 13th edition’? (But I’ll be honest, nothing else in this post has anything to do with Friday the 13th.)
I’ll go through the more serious stuff first – then the fun things.
The National Women’s Law Center tells us about the “Pitifully Inadequate” Health Coverage for the Underinsured.
Crunchy Domestic Goddess explains how elective inductions are on the rise in the United States but have certain risks associated with them in Everyone’s eager to meet baby, but are elective inductions safe?
At Our Bodies, Our Blog Christine C. tells us What You Need to Know About the Cost of Mammograms
Autism and Homeschooling
Should kids with autism spectrum disorder be homeschooled or is Mainstreaming better?
Have you had side effects or a bad reaction to a medication? You might want to read Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA
You may find this interesting and helpful: Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic?
Sexism of the 70’s
Flight attendants were expected to wear “kinky leather boots and hot pants or they don’t get the job” – see MomGrind’s Wordless Wednesday: The Glamour of Air Travel (has pictures too).
Dr. Val explains why drinking raw milk is not a good idea: Is Raw Milk Getting A Raw Deal?
If you or someone you know has peanut allergies, you might want to learn about Peanut Detector Dogs – “special breeds of dogs specially trained to recognize the scent of minuscule amounts of peanuts”. Learn more here also: peanut detector dogs.
This week Rachel had Questions About Medications by Mail
Need to lose weight? Loraleigh Vance tells us about her 6 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss
Need more health information? See Another Healthbolt Carnival.
David Bradley of Sciencebase tells us how we can Save Money on Gas
Mother of Confusion gives us tips for 5 yard sale buys to ease the budget
The Phoenix Mars Lander has finally gotten some martian soil to fall through a metal sieve into the first of eight ovens designed to analyze the soil’s chemical composition. Follow Mars Phoenix on Twitter.
Have a great weekend!
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