Archive for October, 2014

Good chronic pain and illness management

I’ve warned you off potentially bad chronic pain management programs and asked you to join a project improving a widely used program in North America. But if you’re looking for help right now, that isn’t very useful. So, here are a couple resources for the here and now: Not all official chronic pain/illness management programs […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

9 Things That Reveal How Airbnb Lets Rich People Run a Bunch of Illegal Hotels Tracking one hundred students The iPad Air 2 Has Its Own SIM So You Change Carriers Whenever You Want Controversial: Should Workers Be Paid For Time They Spend at Work? When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin? Pumpkin disambiguation The […]

Things I probably shouldn’t talk about with my doctor

You know what’s worse for a hypochondriac than access to google? Having a friend in med school. Me: Why am I tired all the time even though my iron and thyroid check out? Med Student: LEUKAEMIA Me: Why does my heart hurt when I lie on my left side but not on my right? Med […]

Migraine Memory

My memory is strange lately. I was talking to someone last weekend about my mother’s visit to Epiphyte City awhile ago. Then a few nights later, on the phone with her, she brought it up and I did not remember her visit at all – I denied that it had happened. She had to tell […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Comment on Toxic academic mentors by GermanPostdoc Bad supervisors have extraordinary power over people’s careers in academia Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text. Considering how much of the ebook market is of the rather naughty variety, this is extra […]

A case of pudding hysteria resolved with a case of pudding

Do you remember the pudding hysteria incident? If you do not, let me refresh your memory: coming out of a migraine, feeling terrible, I developed an overwhelming craving for pudding. When I realized there was no pudding, my migraine brain melted the fuck down and I cried and cried and cried. Then, struck by the […]