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    Oh, and I gave a pair of red glasses to a friend...

    Oh, and I gave a pair of red glasses to a friend of my parents', who is suffering from cancer. Maybe they'll help her.
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    I'm back after an extremely hectic few days...

    I'm back after an extremely hectic few days (imagine My Big Fat Greek Wedding, only with Ashkenazi Jews). Lots of love, lots of noisy relatives, and lots of good food (non-Primal). My parents were...
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    If you just recently started the whole avoiding...

    If you just recently started the whole avoiding of blue light thing, it may take you a few days to adjust to the increased melatonin - which causes extremely vivid dreams during the adjustment...
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    Traveling again tomorrow, this time to visit my...

    Traveling again tomorrow, this time to visit my parents. They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and throwing a huge party for the whole extended family. I will be performing - they've...
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    Two hardboiled eggs, half an avocado, one banana,...

    Two hardboiled eggs, half an avocado, one banana, some prunes, and coffee.


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    My tastebuds definitely changed. Sweets taste...

    My tastebuds definitely changed. Sweets taste way too sweet to me now, fruit tastes "just right", and anything with chemicals in it tastes like chemicals.
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    Just ordered another thing on Amazon - a...

    Just ordered another thing on Amazon - a blue-light-therapy box. I think I need more light exposure in the morning, and I can't always get outside enough. I'll try it and see how it works. I...
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    Reading the Weekend Link Love today, slightly...

    Reading the Weekend Link Love today, slightly amused to discover that the medical establishment is just now discovering that smartphones cause sleep disruption even when they're at low intensity and...
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    Noticing a bit of joint pain, which has me...

    Noticing a bit of joint pain, which has me worried. Especially since one of the painful joints is in my hand. Hoping I haven't screwed up my gut flora to the point that wheat gives me arthritis. ...
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    Didn't quite make it with the mental cleanliness...

    Didn't quite make it with the mental cleanliness - too much Facebook and this forum - but I still feel better. I think being outside in the sunshine is a depression cure for me. Also, I've got less...
  11. I highly suggest doing what we do - the...

    I highly suggest doing what we do - the late-night partner spending some cuddle time in bed with the morning-person partner, waiting for the morning-person partner to fall asleep, and then continuing...
  12. Red glasses actually help with that. I could, at...

    Red glasses actually help with that. I could, at this point, recalibrate my internal clock to wake up at 7. If you give yourself about 2-3 hours of "darkness" (I.e. no blue or green light reaching...
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    The data that's out there is BMI based - a BMI...

    The data that's out there is BMI based - a BMI between 22-30 (overweight) is most conducive to longevity. People in that range live longer than people in the "normal" range, and much longer than...
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    Went to bed at 12:30, woke up at 9. Sleep is...

    Went to bed at 12:30, woke up at 9. Sleep is finally back to normal.

    Going to restart my "mental cleanliness" project today. After I'm done with breakfast, no more stupid social media until...
  15. Have you tried red glasses in the evenings and...

    Have you tried red glasses in the evenings and bright light in the mornings?


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  16. Speaking as a night person, it doesn't work. ...

    Speaking as a night person, it doesn't work. What happens is that you end up lying awake in bed and tossing and turning for hours. Then you fall asleep at your normal time, only to be awakened...
  17. We actually have separate bedrooms for that...

    We actually have separate bedrooms for that reason. I am a night person and go to bed at midnight; my fiancée is a morning person who conks out by 9:30 or 10.

    Usually, when she goes to bed, I...
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    Because for the most part, it's true. Moderate...

    Because for the most part, it's true. Moderate overweight-ness increases your lifespan, and anorexia dramatically decreases it. And it is pretty impossible to get to model-thinness without having...
  19. BTW, congrats on the first-ever nonprovisional...

    BTW, congrats on the first-ever nonprovisional patent. Claim-drafting, like most other things, gets easier with practice.
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    We're on a health forum here, so health is...

    We're on a health forum here, so health is relevant. Some of the other participants were describing thin models as the epitome of "health", and the reason for these beauty standards as "well, that's...
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    My fiancee is a nervous driver. She didn't learn...

    My fiancee is a nervous driver. She didn't learn to drive until she was in her 30's, and she still doesn't like driving in the dark, or driving for long periods of time, or whatever. She's a...
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    OK, granted. Thin is beautiful, therefore more...

    OK, granted. Thin is beautiful, therefore more thin is "more beautiful". Just like small feet are gorgeous, therefore bound feet are even more gorgeous. But neither of this is healthy, and I'm not...
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    So is there such a thing as "too thin", then? Or...

    So is there such a thing as "too thin", then? Or does one just keep getting more and more "beautiful" as one's hair falls out, one's skin grows lanugo, and one's heart fails?
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    Natural for what, exactly? For someone who has...

    Natural for what, exactly? For someone who has no menstrual period due to malnutrition? Or someone whose BMI is in the "dangerously underweight" category?



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    Fashion designers, at least in theory, design...

    Fashion designers, at least in theory, design clothing for human bodies to wear. If a fashion designer designed a pair of pants that had five legs, and then castigated the American public for not...
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