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  1. Just have to point out that DC's tap water can't be used to mix baby formula power today: 2nd High Boil Water Area_V2.pdf on dcwater.com
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    The Washington Post Comments Section

    Have you tried ARLNow's comment section? This gets to prostitution in about 3 comments.
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    Podcasts - What Are Your Favorites?

    WOW. I did not see this end coming. Thanks for the recommendation. It's a true story that "listens" like a fast-paced noir fiction.
  4. Great points made in Vox article. Men might not know that breastfeeding is difficult, and hurts. We also lost a generation of breastfeeders so, for example, our moms, aunts, ect., could not pass down the info on how to get that newborn to latch. That education class the author writes about sounds like downright cruel and unusual punishment.
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    Dining in Rosslyn

    DCS: 2 syllables...only. BTW, IRL I can't really say "doesn't" unless I really concentrate. And I mispronounce other words that I just avoid if possible (New Orleans farks up language abilities too).
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    Dining in Rosslyn

    Oh my dear, I do. Went a few times. I remember once going very, very drunk. Eating a big steak and salad bar before going back to my now husband's shitty ROZZZZlyn apartment. Good times.
  7. Even the Swiss can lobby the US government: Nestle’s Lobbying Activity on opensecrets org In fairness, they make lots of things...like chocolate.
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    Podcasts - What Are Your Favorites?

    Just finished PITCH podcast by Audible. https://www.pitchpodcast.org/about/ It frames itself as a podcast about music, but I disagree. I think it's about culture and history as much as (if not more than) music. Especially enjoyed Blacklist and the final one, Blue Skies. Blue Skies is as much philosophy as anything else.
  9. Also, when living in poverty, or even some developing areas of the world (like Flint) access to clean water is not guaranteed. Did you know that if a woman breastfeeds, her breast cancer risk goes down? It's cumulative too so the more you do it, the lower the risk goes. Oct, 2014 - "Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk" by Brittany Cordeiro on mdanderson.com
  10. Abbott's Lobbying Activity on opensecrets.org In fairness to Abbott, they make lots of stuff...like actual diagnostic tests. Nestle is the other big one.
  11. All breastfeeding does is improve the mother's health and baby's immune system. Formula though...makes people lots of money: "The global baby food market is a very competitive industry and retail sales in this segment are projected to grow from 53.31 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to about 76 billion U.S. dollars by 2021, making it one of the fastest growing food and beverage categories. As the world’s most populous country, it should come as no surprise that China was the biggest market for baby food as of 2016, with over 12 billion dollars in sales revenue, with the United States coming in second place with about seven billion dollars in sales." "U.S. Baby Food Market - Statistics & Facts" on statista.com
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    Asheville, NC

    Three stand-outs from a recent trip to Ashville: 1. Early Girl is very family friendly and the food pretty fresh and good. I love catfish and this one was so good that I gobbled it up as fast as possible, and before I had to share. Service was a little slow but since we were all drawing on the tables (butcher paper covered) it was fine. I also really liked the pickled food and sauteed green stuff that served as sides. 2. Tupelo Honey for dinner: Servings pretty big and hush puppies were memorable. Somebody at my table spilled their hot chocolate and server brought new one and nobody gave the parents !@#$ for not better controlling their young. Six people dinned and everybody cleaned their plates except for the fish and chips...I think that was just too big. 3. Bomba: Only had coffee and pastries but the breakfast plates looked marvelous and the service was fantastic. --- Burnsville, NC (weezy)
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    Learn & be entertained: facinating nonfictions

    Don't worry about it. I can't even get my fleur-de-lis back so I'll never remember.
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    Learn & be entertained: facinating nonfictions

    This is next on my list. THank you.
  16. Pretty sure I saw the owner of a local European-type restaurant picking up take out here today... "did he see you" asked my husband..."he'll think we're cheating on him" "he's cheating on his own restaurant" I retorted.
  17. Delightfully dinned in daylight and found food fresh and fabulous. Waiter: Spanish accent, beautiful, looked like a 1920s attendee at a Gatsby party. Support stuff: Cute too! Maybe it's the floral dresses. Gazpacho: Perfect. When a gazpacho has a fresh start, a smooth center, and a tart finish, I am in heaven and this stuff was it. FWIW, souper girl's beet gazpacho is almost as good, or maybe better...hard to know. Benzino over perfectly cooked spinach was fresh, flaky, and had just enough acid with a squeeze of grilled lemon. I realize that there have been some conflicting opinions of late but I really enjoyed lunch today. From the service to the food to the decor and my "date". (work thing).
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    Learn & be entertained: facinating nonfictions

    Dammit! I"m far to lazy to redo that but here they are: And the Band Played On Genome War Bad Blood. They all have something in common: The search for a better diagnostic test, crazy big egos, and doing the impossible. That last one DIDN"T do the impossible; the other two did. All three read like fiction (which is a compliment from me; I really like diverting pleasure-reading)
  19. Yet again, enjoyed lunch at Woodward Table. I've been quite a few times in the last year or two and it's good. Salads are fresh and sometimes creative. Soups are yummy though I didn't have any today. Fish is fresh and nicely prepared. Today I had a pretty great big salad with lobster on it, all chopped up; perfectly dressed. I did add salt but I love salt more than most people.
  20. Not sure how I managed to completely mess up the formatting below but I did.
  21. Lynch Syndrom (genetic test will diagnose) is associated with colon cancer in the 30s. Just learned that today (or relearned it). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereditary_nonpolyposis_colorectal_cancer Even though the risk of colon cancer is the same for men and women, women are far less likely to have the screening test, likely due to the prep and recovery and their responsibilities. So again, Cologuard (no, I am not an investor and in no way benefit). Non-invasive, at home test.
  22. Ha! I've had many upper GIs and now have a one-page checklist that I go through with the doctor, care team, and hand to my husband to enforce once I'm drugged...I start with I want to be completely out. Unfortunately, I've also had to say that I won't consent to a procedure if the IV isn't properly running, which happened once and the pain was amazing...
  23. I love that the menu has allergens/ food avoidances simply listed. Because the actual Leon website is annoying as hell, I linked to Eater which has a copy of the DC sample menu. https://dc.eater.com/2018/5/29/17406400/leon-british-fast-food-downtown About 2 blocks away, there's a fast-casual taco place on K street that won't be there long... https://localtaqueria.com/menu/