Category Archives: health

  1. Stinkers, Dictators, and Egg Spoons

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

      People appearing to be real stinkers might simply be under the sway of their microbes. After all, BBC.com’s James …
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  2. Poprocks, Paraprosdokians, and Kindness

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    February 10, 2015 by libroshombre

    Voltaire’s 18th century warning remains valid. “It is dangerous,” he wrote, “to be right in matters on which the established …
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  3. Swapping Spit, Being Cold, and Getting Smart

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    January 27, 2015 by libroshombre

    Vladimir Nabokov’s opinion that, “revelation can be more dangerous than revolution,” resonated after reading about several new scientific discoveries. The …
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  4. Phantoms, Idiots, and Restrooms

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    December 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Fort Phantom’s remains stand on a rise just north of Abilene, Texas, where I grew up. We boys usually …
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  5. Hormones, Peccadillos, and Other Annoyances

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    December 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of my favorite hormones was featured in a recent Mental Floss article by Jessica Hullinger titled “6 Fascinating Facts …
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  6. Therapeutic Reading, Raymond Chandler, and the Library of America

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    August 28, 2014 by libroshombre

    Some anonymous ancient wise guy once called his library “a hospital of the mind.” That applies to my personal library, …
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  7. Musical Compulsions, Analog Reading, and Smelly Books

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    August 7, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Preference” is defined in Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” as “a sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous …
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