Hello! Lots of links this week! And I’ll warn you in advance – its mostly serious stuff this week. I didn’t find many funny or cute posts this time. Maybe its due to the Democratic convention? If you find something cute or funny to help lighten the mood – please feel free to add it in the comments!
Dr. Val writes about the Snake Oil Crackdown: Enzyte CEO Goes To Jail For Fraud – not exactly a women’s health issue, but important to increase awareness of other snake oil salesmen.
Ovarian cancer has been and still is hard to detect in its early stages when it would be most helpful. There’s a new blood test available, but it doesn’t work that well either, read more: Cancer Test for Women Raises Hope, and Concern.
Concerned about the health effects of plastics? You might want to read: Just How Harmful Are Bisphenol-A Plastics?
There’s been a big resurgence in measles lately. Measles is a very serious disease. Before vaccinations for the disease it killed thousands of people each year. Now, due to people not getting their kids vaccinated, it is coming back again. Various stories about it this week: Measles, Once Declared At An End, Makes A Return, Measles is back, and it’s because your kids aren’t vaccinated, CDC measles expert weighs in on vaccinations, so does Amanda Peet and Mixing unvaccinated children with vaccinated children: Whose rights prevail?
“I was raised to believe I could do it all, and that was very empowering. Then I got into the work force and realized there was really no support for me to do it all. … We either have to fix that or be honest about it.” – Michelle Obama, from the NYTimes (I found it from Sheril R. Kirshenbaum at The Intersection)
More about the Democratic National Convention later today (if I find the time) in a special edition of Friday Favorites.
Ever think about putting solar panels up on your house? We have – but I still think its too expensive, for us anyway. If you want to learn more about it SciAm.com has a story you might be interested in: “What You Need to Know Before Installing Solar Panels“.
National Wildlife Federation says Let’s Keep Our Kids Out and About! – “Studies demonstrate that unstructured play in natural settings is essential to all aspects of children’s health. ”
Erika Jurney reminds us that the “Boy Scouts regards homosexual conduct as not morally straight as required in the Scout Oath. ” – is that really being Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind?
Parents Rights vs Teachers Rights – an interesting discussion over at Moms In A Blog about a “12 year old student who was suspended from school for having pink hair.”
What’s the poop in your road? and what do you do about it?
Career and Business
Need a job? Anita Bruzzese wrote this week about “What the Brady Bunch Can Teach You About Finding the Right Job”
Or do you want to start your own business? Modern Mami asks How Would You Start a Home-Based Business?
Or maybe you already have a freelance business and have Freelance Business Burnout – Ellen Wilson gives some tips.
Have a business and need to learn more about branding? Read Branding Bootcamp Week 1: Who Do You Think You Are? by Erin Blakemore guest posting at Kristen King’s Inkthinker blog.
Just for Fun!
Gourmeted.com has a recipe for Roasted Peaches that looks fantastically yummy!
Have a great weekend!
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