Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday Stories: Microbiomes, Mindsets, Purpose, and a Movember Pic.

Ed Yong with a great piece in the New York Times explaining that there is no such thing as a "healthy" microbiome.

Bruce Grierson, also in the New York Times, with a fascinating piece entitled, "What if Age is Nothing but a Mindset?"

James Hamblin in the Atlantic and his treatise on the need and benefits of having a purpose in life.

Movember 7th, 2014
Thanks to everyone who has donated to my Movember fundraising! Thrilled to report as of the time of typing this my fundraising is up to $2,022! That puts me well on the way to my reach goal of $3,000 which would see me posting a picture from my University of Toronto Class of 9T9's Cheesy Moustache competition where I placed second wearing leather pants, a mesh t-shirt, and my very best Freddie Mercury stache.

And if you haven't yet donated, and you enjoy my blog, a blog which is now and will forever be free from advertising and cost, please support my lip caterpillar by clicking here.]

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's the segment I did with CBC's The Current explaining why I don't think it's wise to pay people to lose weight - I come in for the last 3rd of the interview.]