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October 2004 New Issue Kmareka.com

Dear Readers, The October 2004 issue of Kmareka.com is now online, featuring: The Personality of a Purse, The Hattitude of a Hat: An Online Exhibit of the Works of Carolyn Daniel Carolyn Daniel is a fabulous clothing designer. Unfortunately, she is also a member of the growing number of breast cancer survivors out there. In honor of National Breast Cancer ... Read More »

To Circumcise or Not To Circumcise?

With a handful of my friends having children, I find myself revisiting the debate about whether to circumcise. After years of waffling, I think I’ve finally settled my position on this issue. I am going to go out on a limb and say that doctors with knives should not, well, go out on a limb. A quick disclaimer: I’m not ... Read More »

I Am What I Ate…and I’m frightened

I started reading this book several weeks ago and I had a hard time getting into it. Cosby chronicles his encounter with a 30% clogged artery and begins a meandering discussion about food and health. The prose is annoyingly repetitive and he doesn’t provide any particularly useful or extraordinary information regarding his health or how to improve yours. Lest you ... Read More »

Rebuilding the Eco-Economy

Eco-Economy Building an Economy for the Earth by Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Institute WW Norton and Company Eco-economics, also referred to as environmental-economics is the theory that our economy needs to work in concert with our natural resources if we are to sustain our natural environment and continue to live on natural resources. More simply defined, eco-economics calls for ... Read More »

Mesothelioma Information

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. Mesotheolioma is an excellent book on the topic that provides a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, biology, diagnosis, ... Read More »

News from Reuters, to turn an uncivilized youth’s hair white…

Maggie Fox at Reuters writes to say “Old People May Hold Key to Human Success”. With good reason. Well, most of us have known ages ago, but now anthropologists have crossed findings to back this up scientifically: “There has been a lot of speculation about what gave modern humans their evolutionary advantage. This research provides a simple explanation for which ... Read More »