The new Prozac.Rachelle Hruska, founder of social gossip party site Guest of a Guest, is on some next-level Scientology-type new age shit. This morning she took to Twitter to stand up for cashews and niacin in place of antidepressants, and to scold Runnin' Scared paterfamilias Foster Kamer.
Jordan Jeffares, bringing back the better parts of the '80s. Pics by Chris.Snowden/Fan-Tan
Friday, January 21
Better Than: Reading Catch-22 all alone at home.
Friday night's blizzard-like conditions only serve to remind us that everyone's favorite winter-themed, synth-happy, ... More >>
A city councilman from Queens apparently wants your your teeth to rot and fall out. The Daily News says Councilman Peter Vallone is planning to introduce a bill that would end New York's 45-year practice of adding fluoride to its tap water, citing safety concerns and comparing the miner ... More >>
The upcoming HBO series The Miraculous Year has a lead character who is a sophisticated, gay Broadway composer who lives in a townhouse, writes acclaimed but not always solvent shows, and suffers a heart attack sparked by coke abuse.
But that last part has been cut out, according to the Post ... More >>
An excellent Newsweek cover story today brings the sad news that antidepressants depressingly don't work. Which is sad, because - among other reasons - a lot of people use them. What's even worse, however, is that they work less than placebos.
woodleywonderworks/flickrThe Huffington Post has an interesting piece on how getting down and dirty with nature in, for example, a vegetable garden can keep us emotionally healthy.
The microbes in dirt, apparently, affect the same neurons that are stimulated by Prozac. A British study from a ... More >>
Not "dumb" as in goofy and slapdash in a kind of likable-despite-itself way that at least manages to kill two hours. I mean "dumb" as in relentlessly, painfully, buzzsaw-to-the-brain inept and unwatchable, leaving you wonder who to sue to get those 120 minutes back.
I'll start with an example: Pork ... More >>