Source: The Guardian If you’ve ever washed out a wound with saline instead of tap water or requested an x-ray for lower-back pain, you’re a fool. According to a list drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, both practices are pointless; doctors only go along with them because they’re terrified that you will…Read more Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now
When censorship begins, it's often just a difference of opinion except one opinion's stronger than another, like private and vested interests, moral crusaders, people who believe they know better than everyone else what is good for them. Then they start to burn books, separate people. Me? I follow the banned.
No other vegetable has been as maligned as the tomato (and it is a vegetable, by order of the United States Supreme Court). We call tomatoes killers. We call them rotten. We call them ugly. We call them sad. To find the reason why, you have to go back to the 1500s, when the humble…Read more When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves
Seventeen years ago, a friend of mine, the late writer, psychic and witch, Sandra Ramdhanie recruited me into a group of like minded individuals, all intent on extending our knowledge of the world and to use that knowledge for the good of others. Sandra ordained me a high priest witch in a friendly gathering at…Read more Enough, already
There have been a whole lot of column inches wasted on Bob Dylan receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. But, to paraphrase another great bard, William Shakespeare, it is a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Of course, Dylan has his champions and his detractors. What great artist doesn't? But…Read more Gather no Moss