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Female Heart Attacks - Okay, I'm Freaked Out

So, this is going around (again). I haven't vetted it, but it reads like good advice.  I had an aunt, who is a nurse, who had a heart attack, and she recognized the weird symptoms, pretty much only because she is a nurse.  She called the paramedics, and turned out fine.  But, freaks me out, you know?

Mike SuddabyFebruary 3, 2016 ·
An ER nurse says this is the best description of a woman having a heart attack that she has ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and SHARE..........

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.

Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.

I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect mig…
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Sorting out fake news

It's actually pretty simple. The problem, of course, is that if "real" news contradicts long held beliefs it is immediately deemed "fake" in the mind of the simpleton - even if it is cross referenced and verified by multiple independent and long established news organizations. In other words, if it's not all over bitefart and FAUX its fake.
Here's a useful website. It rates factual accuracy as well as bias. mediabiasfactcheck.com - Media Bias/Fact Check - Search and Learn the Bias of News Media
For the really out there, there's RationalWiki. https://www.rationalwiki.org/
Well we have to be vigilant, Sinclair is the conservative Media Group, they have declared war on PolitiFact and factcheck.org - FactCheck.org and they're going to do their best to crush the fact-checking because if you can check the facts, conservative truth will be found to be lies

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Dungeon Cultist Coffee Mug

Dungeon Cultist Mug by Nate McD (Zazzle) or Nate McD (G+)
Because, you know, we make a fuss about advertising our lives on our coffee mugs - let's advertise we love dungeon crawling on the weekends, with friends.  I so need at least one of these in my house.

It would  make a good birthday gift for your gamer, too.  Or a Christmas party "white elephant" gift.  Hell, I just think it's adorable :-)
"Dungeon Cultist" - it could be like the "secret dress-up" used to identify your fellow cultists.  Only those "in the know," understand the meaning, and it's an advert to others of the club that you're a gamer, and ready to roll :-)





Physics behaves properly, journalists get excited thinking it doesn't

John Baez Wrote

Science journalists are acting like all hell has broken loose... because they're more interested in click bait than actual science:

Breaking the Rules: Heavy Chemical Elements Alter Theory of Quantum Mechanics

Extremely Rare Periodic Element Behaving Like It's from an 'Alternative Universe' (there's no such thing as a "periodic element")

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

Nope, nope, nope. Chemists did some experiments with a very heavy element. And they discovered that everything works just like standard physics says it should!

Starting in 1928, Dirac and others figured out how to combine quantum mechanics and special relativity. When stuff moves really fast, special relativity becomes important. Electrons in light elements don't move very fast. But in heavy elements, they move close to the speed of light... so relativity makes a big difference.

This has been tested experimentally many times - …

Superheros on Live Stage - Soon I Will Be Invincible

"Soon I Will Be Invincible" - hadn't heard of it until Heinz Kreienbaummentioned it one day.  Apparently, it started life as a novel.  I so need to get a copy and read it.

Christina Hall as Fatale
And then someone did a live stage production of it.  That's pretty cool. I hope it smashed box office records, and all that.


My favorite pancakes

Dice up honeycrisp apples to really small chunks. Get pancake mix, put in 1/4 TSP sugar, 1/4 TSP ground cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, and a splash of vanilla extract. Use coconut oil cooking spray on the pan. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the pan (medium-low heat) and sprinkle six to eight pieces of diced apple into it. Use a knife to push the apple under the surface. Wait until the bubbles stop popping and flip it. Cook only one at a time, so it has the pan to itself and your full attention. Drizel with maple syrup and no-sugar-added applesauce (homemade lumpy with skins is best).



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It helps of you have a sweet tooth, since Apple's and maple syrup are both loaded with sugar. If I'm hungry and think I want to hear more than two, I don't add the sugar to the mix, and I use even less maple syrup.

You have to play with the apple chunk size, too. I dice the pieces to less than 1/4", and it's a balancing act what kind of texture and how much apple flavor you want.




Promised Land: a modern fairytale of same-sex true love

When a young Prince and a farm boy meet in the forest, a growing friendship between them blossoms into love. However, when the Queen re-marries, her sinister new husband seeks control of the enchanted forest and the land the farm boy’s family are responsible for protecting.

In a Kingdom where all are considered equal regardless of what they look like or who they love, Promised Land is a brand new fairytale about friendship, responsibility, adventure and love.

Written by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris the book features 32 stunning illustrations by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore sure to delight kids young and old.