Mothers told: 'Make your own babyfood' in cancer alert

Parents have been advised to consider making their own babyfood after the discovery of a toxin linked to cancer in jars of manufactured food sold all over the world…. The European agency said that the toxin was getting into food through the plastic gaskets used to seal glass jars with metal twist-off lids, although experts could not say how much. –Valerie Elliott –Mothers told: ‘Make your own babyfood’ in cancer…

Right to Exist (Review)

Over the next few weeks I will be reading Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel‘sWars by Yaacov Lozowick. This book was published last year in Israel and this year, by Doubleday, in the U.S. My plan is to provide not exactly a review of the book but a reflection on it as I read. | But before I begin, I have to say a few things about myself.…

Black Like I Thought I Was

[W]hen the results of his DNA test came back, he found himself staggered by the idea that though he still qualified as a person of color, it was not the color he was raised to think he was, one with a distinct culture and definitive place in the American struggle for social equality that he’d taken for granted. Here was the unexpected and rather unwelcome truth: Joseph was 57 percent…

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Feeling Cheated by Rule Changes in Final Level of 'Neverwinter Nights'

Feeling Cheated by Rule Changes in Final Level of ‘Neverwinter Nights’Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Grrr. I’ve spent several hours trying to get past the final stage of Neverwinter Nights. On every level of the game besides what I presume to be the final level, the game features a way to teleport from wherever you are fighting, back to a central area where you can rest, buy new supplies, and rearrange your…

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Ten Things Radical about the Weblog Form in Journalism

1.) The weblog comes out of the gift economy, whereas most (not all) of today’s journalism comes out of the market economy. 4.) In the weblog world every reader is actually a writer, and you write not so much for “the reader” but for other writers. So every reader is a writer, yes, but every writer is also a reader of other weblog writers—or better be. –Jay Rosen –Ten Things…