Imagine trying to get a product on today’s market that kills one in every two people who use it.
It would never happen – again; yet, it continues to be marketed today.
According to the Oxford Medical Companion
, tobacco is the only legally available consumer product that kills people when used as intended.Every six seconds
someone dies from a tobacco-related illness.
So, dear smokers, are you ready to commit to a New Year’s resolution? Or, at least to life, as it were?
Men, I am about to let you in on a very dirty secret, exclusive to women.
And women, I do this not to hurt you, but to shame you. Yes, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Granted, I am a woman, and like many other ladies out there, have no need for shame in this instance, but am willing to take one for the team, if it could finally help fix this horrible mess …
The zoo … The pigpen … The molto-disgusto-sicko-yucko-grosso:
The women’s washrooms.
Qatar has been awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And whether or not you care about soccer, you should care about this.
Anyone even know where Qatar is?
Somewhere between 1952 and the Middle Ages.
FIFA chose to have the World Cup in Qatar over Japan, Australia, South Korea, and the United States. The country won by an overwhelming vote of 14 - 8. So did homophobia, but that is not all.
Basic human rights lost.
It’s hard to write a story about being cool when you’re not cool.
But I’ll try.
I used to be cool. I think.
Dyed my hair black. Wore green contacts. Tried to make my skin look lighter. Hey, Snow White was cool.
So, what is cool now?
Well, as someone who has been on the receiving end of the rolling-of-the-eye looks from an 11-year-old, I can tell you, I am not.
I can also tell you that eleven is the new 16.
And 16 is the new cool.
It is the most important point of progress of the moment.
It is a game changer.
It is a life changer.
And it is one of the most talked about things in the world today…
The New Facebook Profile. Or as I like to call it, the Old Facebook Profile. Yeah, I’m ahead of the times like that.
Some years back, I found myself at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, giving a tour to a group of tourists.
I was not a guide however. And it was only my first time at the museum.
But, as a Jewish girl, I could speak to those tourists like no other Jew there, because I could speak German.
Yes. I gave a group of non-Jewish Germans a tour through the Holocaust, in a way they had never seen, in a way many would not imagine.