LDL, HDL: just eat up?

I just heard some good news for a change. And it has nothing to do with my 401(k) or the price of gas. According to the latest government report, cholesterol doesn’t matter. I have to write fast before they issue another report that contradicts this one. I’m sure there are scientific nuances I can’t grasp, …

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Il pesce marcisce dalla testa

Sometimes I ask myself the really big philosophical questions, especially after reading the Dilbert comic strip. Questions like “Why didn’t I get a double-digit raise?” and “What happened to pension plans?” and “Do we really need bosses?” I’m no Communist, and I certainly realize bosses fulfill necessary corporate functions, such as writing memos, stifling workplace …

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Good dogs and heaven

I recently had a chance to see “Marnie the Dog,” the celebrity Shih Tzu who has become an Internet sensation since she was rescued from the streets of Connecticut, matted and smelly with a mouth of decaying teeth. She wasn’t expected to live beyond a few months. Today, she’s 12. Her tongue hangs out and …

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Stalked by robots!

I’ve been losing sleep ever since I read this headline — “Robot vacuum eats sleeping woman’s hair.” What’s the world coming to when a woman can’t get a good night’s sleep without some rogue robot creeping up on her to do vile things only robots can do? No one is safe, because appliances and smart …

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The selfie is revealing

I tried taking a selfie the other night. It’s really simple, even for a technologically challenged guy like me. You point the cellphone camera at yourself, try to look handsome and snap the photo, only to discover you remotely resemble Marilyn Manson. There’s a secret button on the cellphone so you can see yourself when …

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Snack food or junk food?

During my years as a managing editor, the greatest challenge I faced wasn’t the corporate bosses or the union organizers — it was the cafeteria vending machine. One night while we were working on a breaking story, Alphonse rushed into the newsroom and yelled, “I HAVE A MAJOR CRISIS!” “What’s wrong?” I asked, ready to …

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