December 2019

Nuclear Fusion 64 - Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Studies Forces And Disruptions In Tokamak Plasmas

      Nuclear fusion is a process that combines light elements in a plasma which is a hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei. Physicists are working to create controlled nuclear fusion in a stable process that releases large amounts of energy. This technology would be safer and cheaper than using nuclear fission to generate electricity.

Skinny Mixes Holiday Drink Recipes

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Lately I am all about the Skinny Mixes! These things have zero calories, zero carbs and zero sugar, making them perfect for people who are watching any of those components or who just want to lighten their caloric intake when it comes to holiday drinks this year. I've tried several kinds, from the Salted Caramel Mocha to the Christmas Cookie, and have found many of them to be fabulous. 

Review: Skinny Mixes Salted Caramel Mocha And Cookie Dough

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Since I reviewed my purchase of Jordan's Skinny Mixes' Christmas Cookie, which I LOVED, I thought I'd share my thoughts on two other flavors I tried this week, which were Cookie Dough and Salted Caramel Mocha.

Let's start with the bad, which was Cookie Dough. Ugh. It did not taste like cookie dough, or cookies, chocolate or anything yummy. I tried it in coffee and in almond milk and both times it tasted gross. In the almond milk it almost tasted like grass! So that one's definitely not for me. Maybe it's just my tastes.

Evidence-Based Medicine

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The first time I realized that many physicians deviate from evidence-based medicine was when I heard one doctor, which turned out to be the first of many, tell me that I needed to go on a diet. Despite being athletic and having a strong heart and good blood pressure at the time, each doctor I saw had a boon to pick with me. Not only did they ignore my good numbers and the fact that I already worked out daily, but they also ignored the fact that most diets fail. That's pretty much going against evidence, right?

Hangry Pains

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When you're dealing with hanger and the many issues it brings, everything feels so much harder than it is, right? For me, it means getting angry and snipping at everything and everyone, which I know is ridiculous! I'll get really quiet and my husband will guess that I'm hangry because I'm trying not to be a grouch.

All The Christmas Games

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If you love to play games at every family gathering like my family does, you're probably already planning which Christmas games you'll play this year. The Spruce has the ultimate list of making EVERYTHING into a game, from the number of ornaments on your tree to Christmas Carol pictionary, and any of those 30+ games could work well for a family event.

Eating Out For The Holidays

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While I love to eat at home with my family and friends, I also love to eat out for different holidays. We always do for Easter now, and last year we did for Thanksgiving and it was lovely. I do think it's important to support businesses who pay good holiday pay and employees who actually want to work the holidays, though. I used to be one when I was young, before motherhood. Double pay? Heck yeah, it was great as a student. I do wish that people who really don't want to work could choose not to, because I'm sure many can't.

80s Ornaments

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It's the time of year when I get so excited about different ornaments. While we have plenty of silver balls, Santas and Snowmen, I also love to make ornaments of X-Men, Hellboy, Star Wars... you get the idea. Last year our TARDIS was our favorite ornament of the year! This year I'm thinking about adding some Totally 80s ornaments along with the demogorgon one I'm planning. How about you?

Grateful Dead Speculation

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The Chicago Tribune is running a piece about what the Grateful Dead's next album might have sounded like had they had a chance to make one, which has my mind spinning. How about yours? Think of the possibilities here--not only in terms of that album and other albums that might have been made, but with the band's work in general.