This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble.
You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from condition to condition. For example, there’s strong evidence that Green Tea is good for cholesterol levels. But evidence for its anti-cancer effects is conflicting. In these cases, we give a supp another bubble.
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A list of all short codes to text to to donate on your phone bill in the United States:
- Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti efforts. You can donate $10 up to three times, and 100% of the donations will reach the Red Cross Foundation. This effort is run by Mobile Accord.
- Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation. 501501 is run by Give On the Go, a service provider for the Mobile Giving Foundation. Ashley Nay, who is in Business Development at Give On the Go told MobileActive on the phone that “100% of the donations go to YELE” from these donations.
- Text HAITI to 25383 to donate $5 to International Rescue Committee.
- Text RELIEF to 30644 to get automatically connected to Catholic Relief Services and donate money with your credit card.
- Text CERF to 90999 to donate $5 to The United Nations Foundation.
- Text DISASTER to 90999 to donate $10 to Compassion International.
- Text HAITI to 85944 to donate $5 to the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International.
A list of all the non-US short codes that we know are serving as donation lines.
- Germany: text HAITI to 81190 to donate $5 (out of which $4.83 will go to Aktion Deutschland Hilft).
- Denmark: text Katastrofe to 1231 to donate 150 kr, or call 90 56 56 56.
- Canada: text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army, again courtesy of the Mobile Giving Foundation.
- Italy: text to 48540 to donate to the Italian Red Cross if you are on the WIND or 3 networks. If you are on Vodacom or TIM, text 48451 to donate EUR 2 (Telecom Italia users can also call this number). (Read More)
- France: 80 222/Croix Rouge française, 80 333/Secours Populaire, et 80 444/Secours Catholique. One euro per SMS. (From a user)
- Mexico: Telcel users can text 8888, donations will go to the Carlos Slim Foundation (Thanks @sorrelkydd)
On June 3rd I switched the blogging software I had been using from Movable Type to WordPress. Some users have reported that their RSS feeds didn’t update and this is as a result of the switch. If you subscribe by RSS, you will need to update the feed URL by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the header banner.
Apologies for not having pointed this out at the time. In the next few weeks Puppies and Flowers will have a new look and feel (which will hopefully not affect the RSS feed again).
Any suggestions or leads? Let me know by sending a message to peter(at)puppiesandflowers.com or just leave a note in the comments section of any post.
Mia Farrow has been chronicling her hunger strike on YouTube for eight days, and she says that's just the beginning.
The actress and activist has committed to three weeks of an all-water diet in support of refugees in Darfur, where Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir expelled or shut down 16 aid agencies — a move that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said put the lives of more than 1 million people at risk.
Farrow has been keeping an irregular video blog of her fast on her own YouTube channel, as well as on the channel of Darfur Fast for Life, an organization that fellow activists put together to draw attention to Farrow's efforts.
As of tonight, 75 other people had signed up on the site to join Farrow in the fast. Some said they would only drink water; others said they would eat the same rations as those in Darfur.
Farrow, a slight 64-year-old, said in a recent video that she wasn't sure if she'd be able to last the full 21 days — she has never fasted before, and her doctor was skeptical.
Still, she was resolved to make a statement. "Of course I don't expect that me on hunger strike is going to do that much," Farrow said in the video. "But if it provides a news hook for newspapers so they can talk about what's really important, then that will be worth it."
Gabriel Stauring, who helped organize the site, expressed concern for Farrow, with whom he said he'd traveled to Darfur last summer. "You’ve seen Mia’s size," he said. "There’s no way she can go that long without doing permanent damage. We want to convince her that if we have somebody else that is famous and that would draw attention, that she should stop." Stauring suggested that more recognizable names might be joining the effort soon.
Also striking is Pam Omidyar, a founder of the philanthropic group Humanity United, and the wife of EBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar has been eating the refugee meals for 18 days, according to her blog on fastdarfur.org.
Farrow appeared on CNN's Larry King Live on the day she began the strike, and will reappear on the show Tuesday night, according to Stauring.
This seems like a feature Google should have had all along. When browsing images you get the option to select similar images based on results.
I still prefer Flickr, here are some Flickr and non-FlickrTools.
Select up to 10 colors and get image results that use that palette. Pretty cool.
Unsure how this site does it, but it generates search results twice as fast a search on Flickr itself, even displays the pixel dimensions of the largest version of the image available. I use this site ALL the time.
I want to get the set already—just because.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations.
On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" — Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie — that will hit a post office near you May 7.
"This is the biggest and most adhesive honor 'The Simpsons' has ever received," creator Matt Groening said.
The TV show, the longest running prime-time sitcom, was chosen from about 50,000 stamp subject suggestions submitted last year, the Postal Service said.
Conficker (aka Downadup, Kido) is known to block access to over 100 anti-virus and security websites.
If you are blocked from loading the remote images in the first row of the top table above (AV/security sites) but not blocked from loading the remote images in the second row (websites of alternative operating systems) then your Windows PC may be infected by Conficker (or some other malicious software).
If you can see all six images in both rows of the top table, you are either not infected by Conficker, or you may be using a proxy server, in which case you will not be able to use this test to make an accurate determination, since Conficker will be unable to block you from viewing the AV/security sites. Check my computer.