Will Your Hand Sanitizer Cause Blindness?

In response to recent COVID events, many manufacturers had to act fast about how to manage the hand sanitizer shortage amid the price gouging for some very basic ingredients. While many manufacturers adhered to the World Health Organization's (WHO) formula, many didn't. The FDA has now confirmed cases of blindness and death as a result of improperly formulated hand sanitizer. Continue reading

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus

Why would an edible fungus deserve a whole book all to itself? That's what caught my attention and I thought I'd give this book a try. Boy, was I in for a surprise! The Truffle Underground by Ryan Jacobs is a book you won't want to put down. Continue reading

How To Make Wearing A Mask More Effective, And How To Breathe Better While Doing So

This article is not about whether you should wear a mask or not . I'm not here to tell you if you should or should not wear one, that is your choice. But given the recent "new normal" where mask wearing is required to walk into a grocery store, or even just to go to work, I've noticed some patterns and thought Continue reading

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

I must confess that the title "Killers of the Flower Moon" is not something I would generally pick up to read, but don't judge a book by its title as I almost did. This is a detective type of story that is based on real life, and will not only leave you angry at the atrocities committed by humans, mad at the leaders of the FBI, but also craving for more. Continue reading

Maintaining Health Preparedness During COVID-19 (and the rest of the time…)

The risk from the COVID-19 virus, while real, seems to be very dependent on a person's pre-existing health status. With hand sanitizer, masks, and other PPE in short supply, more emphasis should be placed on how maintaining your general health is also a key to fighting the virus. Here's why... Continue reading

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

Feeling less busy while getting more done sounds too good to be true! But, Laura Vanderkam explains just how this could be possible in her book Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. While at first I was a bit surprised that someone would take the time to keep a spreadsheet of how all her time is spent, Continue reading