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Browser add-ons (for Facebook)

Facebook has become a central communications point.Since Facebook is now a public company, the pressure to constantly make more profits means that we are increasingly presented information to get us to click more links and view more advertisements.Many of those hide behind "Sponsored Posts" ... I'm sure you have seen them with catchy titles like "What this person did after seeing this amazed me!" ... click the link and you have… View More

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Seborrhea, my treatment (seborrheic dermatitis)

Leading up to nearly the end of July 2016, my symptoms were absolutely out of control. The seborrhea symptoms included bright red skin blotches all over my face, behind my ears, and chin. Bright red – friends that only see me occasionally that caught a glimpse during these past few months commented they thought I was sun burned. Not sun burned (I don't get any sun), but the burning part was real. Not only was my skin bright red, but it felt… View More

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A heart attack

I was totally oblivious to the possibility of a heart attack, or even the symptoms – and how to tell if it is in progress.Despite this, I am lucky. While going through a heart attack, I managed to drive myself and my wife to the hospital. Her concerns about driving didn't really strike me, I had doubts about the symptoms truly being a heart attack. So, I went ahead and drove with a promise that if I felt worse I would pull over and… View More

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Smoke Cessation

Smoke Cessation. Quitting Smoking. Butting out. I think I started looking for ways to quit smoking not long after I started. I was a teen and the very first shirt I bought with my own money got a burn hole from a cigarette ember. Nice big hole too with darkened burn mark edges.You could always tell who the smokers were. Burn holes in shirts, coats, jeans. Look at the gloves ... burn marks on the fingers. Same with cars, burn marks in… View More

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Zero NIC

Many years ago I chose to use electronic cigarettes as an alternative to smoking regular tobacco cigarettes and cigarillos.I initially started with a kit and a tobacco E-Liquid that had a taste similar to my regular cigarettes. At the time, I was smoking about 30 cigarettes a day (a large pack of 25, plus five more – on average). The vaper that helped me pick a starter kit suggested starting at 24 mg/ml nicotine strength. That's what… View More

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Thanks for dropping by

As I write this (June 12 2016), my plans are to close down all of my websites and focus on conveying my experiences with tobacco harm reduction, health, and some other thoughts here on this blog.I'll do my best to organize my views (the articles) in a reasonably logical manner with appropriate categories to make it easier to find stuff.To those reading my health articles with the hopes of quickly finding my self-treatments –… View More