Are You Drinking Your Two Litres Of Toxic Water Each Day?

It seems like the ideal time to write a post on water. Firstly, I live on the Sunshine Coast, where residents have just witnessed the devastation that water can bring after experiencing a frightening flash flood. Secondly, I have just learnt that yesterday was World Water Day, an international day to highlight the lack of access to safe, clean drinking water. Thirdly, tomorrow Queenslanders will be electing their next Premier. So what’s that got to do with toxic water? Read on to find out! Continue reading Are You Drinking Your Two Litres Of Toxic Water Each Day?

The Diet Voodoo Doll: The Latest Technique In The Fight Against Obesity

The latest technique in the fight against obesity is sure to be a success. The diet voodoo doll comes with a set of pins to motivate the dieter to stick to their diet. The diet voodoo doll has phrases on its body such as “put it down”, “if you eat that, your arse will grow,” and more lovely, warm phrases that will fill anyone with a warm glow inside. Apparently after sticking pins in the doll, the fear of voodoo curses will motivate the dieter to keep going. Continue reading The Diet Voodoo Doll: The Latest Technique In The Fight Against Obesity

Is ‘Fat’ A Politically Incorrect Word?

I don’t like hearing about political correctness. Whenever I hear this expression in the media it’s usually as a result of someone deciding that a word or song that has been used for decades is suddenly offensive to a minority group and must be banned. The complaint about the “offensive” expression usually doesn’t even come from the minority group.

Examples of such political incorrectness are:

1. “Merry Christmas” should be expressed as “Seasons’ Greetings”.

2. “Fairy Penguins” are now known as “Little Penguins” (in order not to offend the gay community). Continue reading Is ‘Fat’ A Politically Incorrect Word?

The People’s Supermarket

I watched a documentary on TV last week called “The People’s Supermarket”. The documentary was based on a new type of supermarket based on connecting the community, reducing food wastage and providing an alternative way of food buying rather than going to big chain supermarkets. The People’s Supermarket is based in London and the documentary followed the challenges and successes in starting The People’s Supermarket. Continue reading The People’s Supermarket