Happy Father’s Day
Grab Bag ‘State Department:
Good news for the men out there…. in research recently conducted by a joint effort of Harvard School of Public Health and UC San Francisco, there seems to be a fantastically simple way to improve prostate cancer prognosis. Here is Dr. Andrew Weil’s explanation:
Here’s some good news for men who have been treated for prostate cancer: brisk walking – at a pace of three miles per hour – seems to lower the risk of disease progression and the need for additional treatment. This finding comes from a study of 1,455 men who had localized prostate cancer. The original investigation was conducted from 2004 to 2009, and the men’s average age when their cancer was diagnosed was 65. The analysis showed that men who walked three or more hours a week at a brisk pace had a 57 percent lower risk of prostate cancer progression when compared to men who walked less than three hours a week and who walked at a slower pace.
Grab Bag Speedy Swimmers:
Those Danes…. University of Copenhagen researchers have found that the higher a man’s blood levels of vitamin D, the faster his sperm swim. While this doesn’t correlate to healthier sperm, it may help some aspects of infertility.
There has been a downward trend in fertility among men in Denmark, and this shows that vitamin D may be part of the solution.
Gentlemen….this is just one more reason to make sure your vitamin D levels are adequate…. have them checked by your doctor and supplement if needed. MANY people are deficient, and slow sperm could be the least of your concerns, given that vitamin D deficiency is showing up on multiple lists as a contributing factor to serious diseases.
Grab Bag Gunk-B-Gone:
As promised in an earlier post, here’s a homemade video showing my brother-in-law employing his ridiculously easy technique to clean gunk off your barbecue grill.
Grab Bag How-to Tip:
Say I wanted to supply a bit more detail on the barbecue grill technique above. I just discovered Tildee, a great, easy and free site where you can write a “how-to” on any subject you choose, like;
• how to locate a hard-to-find gathering spot for friends (you can include maps, photos, etc.)
• how to make the best chocolate cake (step-by-step directions are clearly defined)
• or maybe how to solve computer problems (videos can show grandma how to send an email, or show dad how to get pictures out of his camera, etc.).
So, instead of explaining the same thing over and over again, do it one time and share the love on a webpage made just for you!
I made a how-to for the barbecue-cleaning technique above. Click on the picture below to see the Tildee webpage:
Grab Bag Anonygram:
Dads and other tetosterone-ites are often uncomfortable with sensitive, personal communication.
From a simple thank you note, to a message of admiration, to that, “It’s not you, it’s me” convo, many guys are pretty lame at sharing information.
Voilá! A gift for all of you who just can’t handle a face-to-face…. here’s how Thrillist.com describes…
From a couple of guys who wanted to tell a good pal his new better half “sucked” without immolating their friendship, TIGTBA lets you anonymously send off e-cards addressing everything from a coworker’s lack of hygiene, to the things you’d like to do to other coworkers, most of which also qualify as unhygienic. Secret feelings include:Love: “You give my heart a boner”…”If you can guess who this is, I promise to reward you with a long evening of mediocre sexual activity”…”If we were in the Donner Party, I’d try and eat you last. I’d like to take you out for a meal sometime”…Meddling: “I hit it with your lady back in the day. It’s good. You should try and hang on to that”…”Your new partner gave me a venereal disease. Maybe you should think about getting tested?”…The Office: “You really shouldn’t drink so much at office parties. We are all embarrassed for you”…”If you were to try and finger me in the break room, I wouldn’t report it to HR”…Aromatherapy: “The smell of farts wafting from your general direction has not gone unnoticed”…”You smell like cat pee a little bit”…
Grab Bag Rad Grads:
Sooooo much better than a yearbook!
With all that is weird, sad and confusing on the nightly news these days, these high school seniors embody the energy and spirit we need to remember. Call me sappy, but for some reason, I got a little teary-eyed watching this.
The A/V club ROCKED on this production 🙂
Senior Class of Clovis High School
Grab Bag Brain Game:
Timing, coordination, speed…. all things we lose with age… give this a try:
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
Daddy’s little princess……..