oxygen dissolution

Oxygen in oceans is disappearing, an event aided and abetted by human activity.   A paper recently published in Science studies the declining oxygen levels in global waters. As creatures that survive on oxygen, this claim is naturally alarming to us. But, it is also unclear. Which oxygen? Oxygen in this case does not refer to ...

chocolate change

Chocolate is a beautiful thing. As with many beautiful things on our planet, it too can be marred by the climate change we see. Recently, there was an article that chocolate, or the cacao plants used to make it, could disappear in a few decades. It claims that the warmer, drier climate will lead to ...

check the urban dictionary

I stumbled across urban dictionary one day when I had to look up a word I didn’t know. That is what a dictionary is for after all, to look up words? But why did I use urban dictionary? Why not a standard, proper dictionary? For those of you who have perused this urban dictionary before, ...

a little goal goes a long way

One resolution is made every second around this time of year. It is not a hard fact, but you wouldn’t be hard-pressed to believe it. I do not typically make resolutions at this time of year. I resolve whenever I must.   But there is a freshness about the New Year that compels us to clean ...

knot in the back

Your muscles sustain your elegance, even as you sit still. Many of us spend hours a day sitting still, save for our fingers clacking away at the keyboard. Those fingers also use muscles, but other muscles are used and abused without conscious thought. The muscles of your back and neck are especially improperly positioned during ...

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