Ford fattens computer models

Accord­ing to http://ergoweb.com/, the mod­els, which are used in the design of the pas­sen­ger area of Ford’s vehi­cles, are “chunki­er” than pre­vi­ous mod­els, to allow for “a big­ger bel­ly and wider hips.” The com­pa­ny rec­og­nized it is hard­er to sit in a car if the steer­ing wheel feels too tight, the seat seems a lit­tle too […]

Poetry: Coconut

Coconut –Paul Hos­tovsky From Bird in the Hand Bear with me I want to tell you some­thing about hap­pi­ness it’s hard to get at but the thing is I was­n’t look­ing I was look­ing some­where else when my son found it in the fruit sec­tion and came run­ning hold­ing it out in his small hands ask­ing me what it was and could we keep it it only cost […]

From Katie: Learning by Doing

An awe­some arti­cle by Seed mag­a­zine (my cur­rent favorite mag­a­zine!) about learn­ing by doing. Appar­ent­ly, that’s how we learn best. When we learn by doing, we retain the infor­ma­tion we’ve learned much bet­ter than if it’s pre­sent­ed to us in an abstract way. How We Know: What do an alge­bra teacher, Toy­ota, and a classical […]

I’m a Student! But Still a Crip, Too

Well, I’m offi­cial­ly in school and off to a run­ning limp­ing start.  I made it to my sta­tis­tics class on Tues­day, but only after a nasty fall. I was only about 20 min­utes late, and the pro­fes­sor was more than under­stand­ing. I was utter­ly lost for the first part of the class, but by the end […]

Spain bans unhealthily thin models

In a very unpop­u­lar move, Spain has banned appear­ances by fash­ion mod­els who’s body mass index is too low. Italy is con­sid­er­ing fol­low­ing suit. The lan­guage in the leg­is­la­tion makes it clear that the pur­pose of the ban is to encour­age health­i­er media images, due to the grow­ing inci­dence of eat­ing dis­or­ders diag­nosed every year. Frankly, […]

Traveling Tips

I had to share this excel­lent post on Sur­viv­ing Trav­el and Con­fer­ence from Indie Guz­­man-Coop­er, RN writ­ing at Web­MD. She pro­vides a great check­list of things she did to pre­pare for the trip, as well as oth­er bits of wis­dom, such as: When I arrived to park my car, arrive at the air­port, and check in, […]

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