I finally got around to updating the vanity area in the bathroom. There were two shelves the previous owner left in the office that were a perfect fit next to the mirror. Hobby lobby had a 50% off sale on basket, so I picked up a few to use as storage on the shelves. The left... Continue Reading →
Ignorance is bliss?
A new study looked at stressed Europeans. Those who believed their stress affected their health were 2x more likely to have a heart attack! All of the people in the study were stressed. If your mind had no impact on your health then there would be association between negative events and feeling stress impacts one's life.... Continue Reading →
Spare room – new trim
The spare room has continued to be that "other room" you put things in that have no other place. Nonetheless, I wanted to share the trim and door update. We will need to get new closet doors for the closet.
When we moved in 2 years ago, the first [of many] odd thing we noticed were the excessively large and ugly registers throughout the home. I guess in the 1960s the thought was that a larger register would more evening disperse the air. Good thought, but it turns out that it doesn't work that way.... Continue Reading →
Raw Milk Debate
I don't feel like arguing today, so don't worry, this won't be a real debate. In general, I don't see the purpose for raw milk, but I feel that each person has the right to make the decision about what type of milk s/he would like to drink. Too often people innocently jump on a bandwagon that... Continue Reading →
What NOT to say
A new study has found that talking to overweight kids about dieting and their weight made matters worse. That's right - WORSE. These kids were more likely to binge eat and use unhealthy dietary practices to try to lose weight. Time and time again we have found that kids who use unhealthy dietary practices not... Continue Reading →
[Step] One and Done!
Yesterday marked a huge day on my path to becoming a doctor - step one of the medical licensing exam. I am SO happy to be done! For those of you not in the medical field, the medical boards are 3 steps. Here's an overview: Step One is an 8 hour exam taken after 2nd year... Continue Reading →
Take a Walk
Walking after for at least 15 minutes after a meal can help prevent type 2 diabetes. A recent study compared exercising for 15 minutes after each meal to exercising for 45 minutes once per day. They found that the brief walk after a meal was just as effective at preventing high blood sugars. Here is... Continue Reading →