Monthly archives: March, 2017

Inhumane or saving lives? Why dog blood banks are being criticized

If human blood banks were run the way animal blood banks are run in California, carefully screened donors would be kept in “closed colonies,” isolated from other human beings to protect them – and their blood – from disease. Those humans would remain in this captive environment for a year or more and be forced …

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

When my son was in third grade, his class was given a book report assignment that included placing notes about the book inside a coffee can and decorating the can’s exterior with a drawing of the book’s cover. The child was supposed to create the drawing and then glue it onto the can. On the …

Nekter Juice Bar plots nationwide expansion

Juice options THE GREENIE: Parsley, spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, lemon and apple. TOXIN FLUSH: Parsley, spinach, apple, lemon and ginger. THE SUBLIME: Lime, orange, parsley, kale, spinach and cucumber. THE LITTLE BEET: Cucumber, carrot, beet, lemon, orange and fennel. GREEN APPLE DETOX: Green apple, cucumber, lemon, fennel, kale and ginger. …