Morning Ed: Health {2016.06.12.T}

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Damon says:

    Loneliness? Hell, there’s lots of times I don’t want to socialize. I can go about a month before I feel the need to be around people. Hell I blew of dinner and movie with a friend last Sunday to chill out, do laundry and play video games, and work out. It was pleasant.

    Besides, if I go out, I have to drive on roads filled with idiots.Report

  2. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    The loneliness issue is interesting because many people want to be social but find themselves excluded or at least at the margins of different groups of people. You really can’t force anybody to be somebody else’s friend in the same way you can’t make somebody date a person they don’t want to.Report

    • Avatar Kim in reply to LeeEsq says:

      For both of those, one can pay someone to be a friend (psychologist) or to be a date (escort). Few people will say no to enough money.Report

    • Avatar Damon in reply to LeeEsq says:

      “you can’t make somebody date a person they don’t want to.”

      But they can call those people racists/sizest/etc. for not dating folks they aren’t attracted to, and attempt to nudge them to do so by shaming them.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    The stem cell story is neat. I was surprised that they could force the body to produce stem cells that they could use.

    Fascinating read, thanks.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Okay. Something is up.

    Check this out.

    From the post:

    The Palm Beach Post reported today that unauthorized persons were able to enter Mateen’s house. While a great deal of concern has gone towards “foreign reporters” who allegedly got inside without permission, the Miami Herald has reported that it occurred after the FBI allowed the media inside the building.

    All of this considered, it is possible that one of two things have happened. Either law enforcement allowed reporters a chance to muck around in the place a terror attack was planned in, or the scene was just left way too unguarded by police.

    Remember when we argued about this back when the media got into the apartment of the San Bernardino shooters?Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    I remember very distinctly thinking how much I would hate to go back to cigarettes, when I switched to ecigs. I can’t imagine going back to either now, but if I did, it would only be to ecigs. I am not sure how I ever smoked actual cigarettes.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Chris says:

      Congrats on quitting and staying quit.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Chris says:

      @chris Other than the stupid aesthetic crap, the only time I miss smoking is when it comes to the convenience factor. Cigarettes are so dang easy. You just light it up and you’re good to go. The ecigarettes have more option, but I have to worry about batteries, liquids, coils, and all of that. Before switching to my current model I was being driven to madness. The current model is better, and the only time I think about cigarettes now is when I transition down on nicotine level (started at 18, now at 1.5).Report

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