Leo Baekeland likely had no idea what he’d done when he dropped his invention into the global market in 1907. Bakelite, the very first mass-produced
We’re not exactly at war… And so there haven’t been rules about food intake per household, like the last time there were rations. While mainstream
There’s a parenting cheat code we don’t often talk about… We don’t always have to bear the burden of coming up with consequences. Natural consequences
Every January 1st, nearly 20% of Americans commit to “Dry January,” or sparing their bodies from booze for the first month of the year.
There are myriad articles written about the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of taking a break from boozing — permanent or temporary. We’ve written about it ourselves in terms of its regenerative effect on the organ systems of the body.
Our understanding of food and how it works with or against us is so convoluted… And partially, it’s designed to be that way. After all,
Hades and Persephone had it down.
Do you remember their arrangement?
Persephone’s mother, Demeter, wanted her back above ground after Hades, Greek God of the Underworld, kidnapped her. But Persephone had fallen in love. So they compromised.
Persephone would spend four months of the year with Hades, and spend the remaining eight in the land of the living. (That’s why we have seasons, or so the legend goes.)