Month: July 2009

Cancer: yet another avoidable risk

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LONDON, England (CNN) — Sunbeds pose a similar cancer risk as cigarettes and asbestos, according to an international cancer research agency. via Study: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes – CNN.com. Related articles by Zemanta Tanning Beds Labeled as Top Carcinogen (blisstree.com) Tanning Beds Will Officially Give You Cancer! (totalbeauty.com) Tanning Before 30 Triples Skin Cancer Risk (fitsugar.com) Tanning beds: Another industry denies its product causes cancer, despite medical evidence (seattlepi.com)

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The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. — Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

Infinite Jest: How a book should work

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Image by the queen of subtle via Flickr Ideally, in even a very large and sprawling novel, which David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest certainly is, all the parts of the book are necessary to the whole. The sum of the whole is greater than the accumulation of its parts, etc. This is emphasized in the quote from Infinite Summer, below So yes, I am glad that I read footnote #24, and all of the rest […]

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Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. — Dag Hammarskjöld