Gut Microbiome Composition Is Predictive of Incident Type 2 Diabetes in a Population Cohort of 5,572 Finnish Adults | Diabetes Care | American Diabetes Association

We observed robust species-level taxonomic features predictive of incident type 2 diabetes over long-term follow-up. These findings build on and extend previous mainly cross-sectional evidence and further support links between dietary habits, metabolic diseases, and type 2 diabetes that are modulated by the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome can potentially be used to improve disease prediction and uncover novel therapeutic targets for diabetes. Source: Gut Microbiome Composition Is Predictive of Incident Type 2 Diabetes in a Population Cohort of 5,572 Finnish Adults | Diabetes Care | American Diabetes Association

Fear and You + Balenciaga by Roijoyeux + Pod21: Caz’s Panic Rescue

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Photo of Balenciaga's “Envelope dress”, 1967, with this blog post's title over it.
Balenciaga’s “Envelope dress”, 1967.

https://anchor.fm/depe9/episodes/Pandemic-Anxiety-by-da-AL–Panic-Attack-Rescue-by-Caz-e1d8bmc

Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s audio show is the audio version of “Pandemic Anxiety by da-AL + Panic Attack Rescue by Caz” that you can read the text version of H-E-R-E.

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page, you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotifyand Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts and Breaker, to Pocket Casts and RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher, plus an RSS feed. The full list of 50+ places is H-E-R-E.

Marianne Williamson, activist/author of, "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES." Photo by Supearnesh - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0  Marianne Williamson, activist/author of, “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES.” Photo by Supearnesh – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

The following famous quote — which author/activist Marianne Williamson is proud of however zillion times it’s attributed to Nelson Mandela (H-E-R-E’s a post I wrote about him) — reminds me…

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Justice Department Files Suit to Prevent Missouri from Restricting Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws | OPA | Department of Justice

“This act impedes criminal law enforcement operations in Missouri,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The United States will work to ensure that our state and local law enforcement partners are not penalized for doing their jobs to keep our communities safe.”

“A state cannot simply declare federal laws invalid,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “This act makes enforcement of federal firearms laws difficult and strains the important law enforcement partnerships that help keep violent criminals off the street.”

Source: Justice Department Files Suit to Prevent Missouri from Restricting Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws | OPA | Department of Justice

Report: Trump Interior Secretary Violated Federal Ethics Rules – Mother Jones

the Interior Department’s investigation centered on a more run-of-the-mill issue. While Zinke was in office, he reportedly attended meetings with developers, including a Halliburton executive, concerning a planned commercial development called 95 Karrow on land owned by Zinke’s family’s nonprofit foundation. According to Politico—the first outlet to break the news that Zinke had participated in the negotiations—the deal could also have allowed Zinke and his wife to own and operate a microbrewery on the site.  Source: Report: Trump Interior Secretary Violated Federal Ethics Rules – Mother Jones

An Update And A Single Snarky Snippet

Filosofa's Word

Well, I had a number of snippets for this afternoon’s post, but by the time I finished the first snippet, I had a long enough post, so in the interest of not boring you to tears, I shall save the rest for tomorrow!


An update on “ice fishing => prostitution”

I’ll start with a brief update to my post of February 11th where I wrote about Hudson, Ohio Mayor Craig Shubert who had claimed that to allow ice fishing on Hudson Springs Lake would lead to prostitution!  Well, it seems that Mayor Shubert lacks a sense of humility and humour, and after days of being mocked and hearing the jokes that were bound to ensue, the mayor turned in his resignation on Monday, saying …

“My attempt to inject a bit of dry humor to make a point about this, in the midst of a cold, snowy February, was…

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Bol u vratu i ramenu – Neck and shoulder pain

Myrela

  • Toplota može da ublaži bol, umiri mišiće, smanji ukočenost zglobova i ubrza izliječenje. Možete koristiti jastuče koje zagrijava, podešeno na nizak stepen grijanja, termofor, lampu sa infracrvenim svjetlom ili termofor sa samozagrijavajućom tečnošću. Ili se jednostavno istuširajte ili okupajte u vrućoj vodi.
  • Tople vlažne obloge ublažavaju ukočenost i bol u vratu uzrokovane mišićnom napetošću. Napravite oblogu za vrat potapanjem peškira u vruću (ne ključalu) vodu. Presavijte peškir i dobro ga iscijedite. Ispravite ga i stavite na zadnju stranu vrata i ramena, a zatim prekrijte mokar peškir suvim peškirom i držite tako deset minuta. Za lako, brzo olakšanje, samo podesite fen za kosu na toplo duvanje i usmjerite ga da duva u vaš vrat.
  • Palcem ili vrhovima prstiju tri minuta neprestano pritiskajte bolnu tačku na vratu. To bi trebalo da vam značajno umanji bol. Nježna masaža može učiniti čuda. Stavite prste lijeve ruke na desnu stranu vrata odmah ispod uva i…

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(1) Flight attendant smashes unruly passenger over the head with coffee pot – National | Globalnews.ca

Rivas then allegedly tried to pry open the exit door at the front of the plane, using his foot and both hands to try to remove the door.

That’s when one of the flight attendants grabbed a coffee pot and hit Rivas over the head, twice.

Source: (1) Flight attendant smashes unruly passenger over the head with coffee pot – National | Globalnews.ca

(Me: but GOP opposes putting such people on a no fly list???)