- Just as I am in this life, a work in progress, so are my projects in life as well. As we attempt to overcome or deal with adversities in our lives, adversity builds character, and our character is in constant flux, if we continue to learn, as we continue our travels and ... from beginning to end. ~nrl
A neti pot is used for nasal irrigation ... and, boy, did that feel great! I should have begun using it the first day I got sick. Better late, than never. I will use it, on a regular basis now. It didn't do much for my ear wax in my left ear, but definitely, made a difference in my sinus passages. Wowsa, yes, I will recommend them now.
I use Himalayan Crystal Salt. It recommends using spring water for irrigation. Instead, I boiled my tap water (never use tap, without first boiling it), and let it cool.
The above information is according to:
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. ~Franklin P. Adams
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. ~Albert Einstein
Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. ~Earl Gray Stevens
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. ~Plutarch
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
If you read someone else's diary, you get what you deserve. ~David Sedaris
I seldom do "forwards", but when I do share something I feel is relevant or interesting I try to fact check them. Snopes is the only one I'm familiar with ... my curiosity got me to read about Snopes, the website. It occurred to me that people are judging them, rather than the sources from which their research and information comes.
When I consult Snopes I don't even consider anything about the 'bones' of the website itself. After all, it is done by 'humans' ... humans are fallible. *smile* As with anything in life, you have to make your own decision of what you, personally, believe. I'm looking at other options now, for fact checking, along with Snopes. It will also be interesting, in the future, to see the differences in them as well.
From what I've read, the Snopes website was created in 1995 by Barbara and David Mikkelson, of California. Barbara is a Canadian citizen (unable to vote here), and David is "independent" in his political leanings, and only registered as a Republican one time.
Snopes, the name? It came from "the name of a family of often unpleasant people in the works of William Faulkner".
I don't know why, but it seems people are bent on attacking the integrity and credibility of this couple. I am reading about them, rather than jumping on a bandwagon to attack them, just because 'I can'. If I learn about them myself, my opinion is that, mine ... not everyone else's. I give them kudos for even taking on such a magnanimous task!
It seems they met, having a similar interest of research and in debunking untruths, and had no political interest. The media and masses have put them into a political soup, like it or not. They research what the public wants to know about ... politics and bashing seem currently popular.
I wonder how long it will be before someone like "Angie's List" will be getting slammed with suspicion, and rumor of bad intentions.
I was hoping to suggest a few other 'fact checking' websites, however, I'm not overly impressed with the ones I've found thus far. If I find any, I'll post the links later on.
BreakTheChain.org (this one had been around for 13 years, but is closed now) I like the message he left behind, to his fans and followers.
I'm learning to like and use this website more all the time. I guess new things sometimes take a bit to get used to, before you like or accept them.
Well, another wintry blast hits the midwest. And it's not just a snow ... there's a saying around here that if you wonder about the weather, wait five minutes ... and it will change. That has certainly been the case since yesterday. We went from shirt-sleeve weather, with a cool breeze. Last night was a mixture of high winds, pelting rains, and hail that sounded like popcorn hitting the house. I was pleasantly surprised to see no damage to house, windows, or my car this morning (with quick inspection)! Nothing broken or damaged at work either. It is my understanding that parts of the UNK campus was slammed with the high winds. And some parts of the town lost power. The irony of this storm was that it's the most active storm for the beginning of spring, and the weather sirens are down, so the best information came from local t.v. stations. Today we have COLD, HIGH winds, with sleet, ice balls, and snow predicted for this evening, though mostly in the western part of the state. Our low temperature last night, is our high temp for today! Moisture accumulation on my car's rear window, has frozen! A day to be careful and be aware of black ice, if you go out and about. So far, as usual, the worst of this has gone around us.
Here is the link from Snopes, about this hoax!
Who is this little girl?
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