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OCEANs of Data Mining
Saturday, March 24, 2018      26 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
world/article-what-is-the-
science-behind-cambridge-a
nalytica-scandal/ Today's Globe offered me the clearest account I've read yet on how the science of data mining works. All of us... Read more
FRIDAY!!
Friday, March 23, 2018      26 comments

We were out late last night -- one of those business/professional thingies involving the kind of dinner I don't eat. Big hunk o' beef, big hunk o' cheesecake. Enjoyed a glass of pinot grigio (ONE glass: which I made last. Tiny sips.) And... Read more
News
Thursday, March 22, 2018      17 comments

So glad some of you were able to open (and found useful) the link I'd posted yesterday on pharmacogenetic testing. Several would like to invest in such testing but expressed concerns about threatened insurance coverage in the event they we... Read more
Genetic Testing
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-dna-on-drug
s-how-genetic-tests-could-
make-prescriptions-more-precise/ A number of Sparkies have purchased mail-in genetic testing kits -- primarily concerned with ancestry ... Read more
Social Prescriptions
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/opinion/2018/
03/18/doctors-are-starting
-to-give-patients-social-p
erscriptions.html Supposing your doctor gave you a prescription for exercise? Stipulating when, where, ho... Read more
Slinky Minky!!
Monday, March 19, 2018      29 comments

Yesterday DH had to buy a particular fluid for his shaver which is only available locally at an outlet mall. OK then. It was cold but sunny, a lovely day to be outside. (Too little snow for XC skiing . . . ) We parked on the edge of ... Read more
Pre-membering
Sunday, March 18, 2018      24 comments

As always, I enjoyed the comments on yesterday's "gated" blog a lot. I absolutely agree there's a difference between "gated" and "bubbled" (oblivious to privilege) and that we need a balance of moderation between self-care and self-immola... Read more
Gated?
Saturday, March 17, 2018      23 comments

Gated communities still aren't very common in Canada. But many Canadian friends have winter residences in gated communities south of the border. One such friend, who is to put it mildly something of an "acquired taste", has been subjected to m... Read more
ALICIA363: Unwilling or Unable?
Friday, March 16, 2018      15 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6472758 I'm intrigued by ALICIA363's blog this morning, derived from journal musings as she exercised. How much energy do I have? Do I need to ... Read more
Recess Walk
Thursday, March 15, 2018      21 comments

I did not have enough time for a "recess" walk today. As I contemplated whether I'd go anyway, I was thinking primarily about how cold it was outside and how rushed I was and that it did not matter really whether I went or not. I would n... Read more
To Life!! Yes, Even Life "Sentences"!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      29 comments

My "life sentence" blog yesterday was really a follow up riff on the prior "any diet will work" blog. "Diet" meaning "the way I choose to eat". CHOOOOOOOOOOOSE really being the operative verb in that "life sentence". Yeah, truly I am go... Read more
Life Sentence
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      24 comments

Following up on yesterday's blog: I'm just reminding myself that dieting is a life sentence. I am dieting for life. For MY life: which is hugely enriched by MAINtaining my weight loss. (Richer, sweeter than ANYthing that I can e... Read more
Choose Any Diet . . .
Monday, March 12, 2018      22 comments

I know: for many of us "diet" is a four letter word. But all it really means is the way we choose to eat. I wish I could provide a link to an article from this morning's Globe and Mail to Alex Hutchinson's article this morning on the ... Read more
Do Miracles Happen?? HOLLYM48!
Sunday, March 11, 2018      18 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=HOLLYM48 I always enjoy HOLYM48's presence here on Spark People -- she's one of the sunny, upbeat, positive personalities: a real gift. And I like her "status post" picture today: ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Be Large
Saturday, March 10, 2018      34 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-advice-for
-young-women-be-large/ Loved this article today in my Globe and Mail, derived from a new book by one of my fave columnists Elizabeth Renzetti. She's imagining an in... Read more

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