Category Archives: People

How it feels to have a stroke

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Breastfeeding…at 8.

Many people would find this a bit strange, but I don’t know. The thing is most of us all drink milk, cow milk. Cow milk that is really produced for baby cows. So at 8 years of age it is socially acceptable to drink cows milk, but not human milk? Maybe it is because her daughter gets it right from the source. Would it be any more acceptable if mom pumped the milk and stored it in a container in the frig?

I have wondered why there hasn’t been a market for human milk. Wouldn’t you rather drink milk meant for your species rather than a cow? I guess that would never happen with the amount of milk that is produced along with the impossibility of controlling the womens behavior and diet that would affect the quality of milk.

There are actually human milk banks, one being The Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Kinda like the blood bank, women donate their milk for infants that require it, but for whatever reason can not get the milk from their mother. So its there for those that need it.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is mad as hell, and she’s not going to take it anymore!

I have added a bunch of vids recently, stuff that has interested me. But this one I really enjoyed even if it was not entertainment. I do not follow the celebrity ‘news’ except for watching The Soup once a week. The paparazzi, the blonde who just got out of jail, I think and the crap that goes with celebrity news I just don’t get and I don’t care.
Kudos to Mika Brzezinski for not reading crap that isn’t NEWS.