The more we’ve moved humanity indoors, automated our skills away, and gotten our experience of the world filtered and sent to us through screens…
The EPA opened the doors on its US Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program in 1996. This branch of the agency was responsible for determining the impact on humans of industrial and agricultural chemicals either directly or indirectly.
Like what happens to our drinking water when herbicides run off of plants and into streams…
Or when children drink from plastic laced with BPA.
We’ve talked before about what endocrine-disruptors do — how they mimic naturally occurring hormones and interfere with signals in the body.
Bolstering your friends is easy — you see their worth, light, and influence so easily.
Bolstering yourself seems to be much harder — especially if you suffer from any number of possible mental disorders, including but not limited to:
Borderline personality disorder.
That pervasive denigrator has been called lots of things, from inner critic to devil-on-your-shoulder to alter ego. But there’s one thing they all have in common: they don’t help you, at all, in an
If human beings as a whole had figured out the secret key ingredient to falling, being, and staying in love, we’d have stopped writing about.
Alas, we haven’t. And probably won’t. Ever.
But what we have done is spent our entire collective sentient experience since the dawn of conscious personhood studying love and attraction, trying to crack the code.
And honestly? We’ve learned a lot.
Socially, having a dirty mouth might make you the life-of-the-party.
In actuality, having a dirty mouth might lead to an avalanche of other health problems, crashing down on you out of nowhere.
And we’re not talking about cavities.
We know that our bodies are full of bacteria. In fact, in a fully grown adult, the trillions of microorganisms in the body can weigh between 2 and 6 pounds. And although we wash our hands with antibacterial soap or get prescribed antibiotics, much of the bacteria in the body is actually helpful and necessary.
Exxon’s company scientists studied fossil-fuel based climate change for an entire decade, corroborating the research presented to them by one of their own scientists in