Quickies: Steamed Vaginas, Sarah Palin’s Gibberish, and Real Bob’s Burgers

  • Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t – “On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress and self-professed lifestyle expert who dabbles in vaginal health, against that of yours truly, a board certified OB/GYN who has completed a 5 year OB/GYN residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases and is an expert in vulvovaginal disorders.” From Bug Girl.
  • To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children – “Krawitt has been speaking up about vaccination for a long time now. He told me about going to a parent meeting at his daughter’s school just before the start of the school year, where a staff member reminded parents not to send peanut products to school, since a child or children had an allergy. ‘It’s really important your kids don’t bring peanuts, because kids can die,’ Krawitt recalls the group being told. The irony was not lost on him. He told me he immediately responded, ‘In the interest of the health and safety of our children, can we have the assurance that all the kids at our school are immunized?’ “
  • Daily Show: Sarah Palin’s Iowa Speech Was Actual Goddamn Gibberish – “What could be more fun than the lead-up to the Republican presidential primaries, when people like Donald Trump and Sarah Palin make their usual, unintentionally hilarious Running For President noises? But as the Daily Show pointed out last night, Palin’s recent speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit crossed into… well, actual noise. Seriously, it was nonsense. U ok, Sarah?” And the great thing is that they’re blaming a teleprompter. Gasp!
  • Genetic Testing and Tribal Identity – “In the past decade, questions of how a person’s genetic material gets used have become more and more common. Researchers and ethicists are still figuring how how to balance scientific goals with the need to respect individual and cultural privacy. And for Native Americans, the question of how to do that, like nearly everything, is bound up in a long history of racism and colonialism.” From Will.
  • Watch ‘Bob’s Burgers’? Now You Can Eat Them, Too – “But what would ‘A Good Manchego Is Hard To Find’ or a ‘Kales From The Crypt’ burger taste like? Cole Bowden, an engineer for Honda, couldn’t help wondering. So like any good engineer, he started tinkering — in the kitchen, turning the show writers’ culinary jokes into real recipes. Those efforts became The Bob’s Burger Experiment, a blog in which Bowden cooks up recipes for each Bob’s burger of the day. Now, after nearly two years of creative burger concoctions, Bowden and his recipes are about to star in their own cookbook.”

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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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