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November 2008

List of resource lists, especially for students, part 1

"25+ Pieces of Writing Software You Should Know About."

"Ten Sites for Finding Wonderful Things".

"Top Free Hosts to Store Your Files Online".

"100 Places to Go For Good Answers Online."

"15 Killer Apps That Will Rock Your World."

"10 Skills You Need to Succeed At Almost Anything."

"10 Lies You Really Shouldn't Try on Your Next Resume."

"100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner".

Part 2 of the list next Wednesday.


Get your D

"In a paper published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, [UC Riverside's Anthony] Norman identifies vitamin D's potential for contributions to good health in the adaptive and innate immune systems, the secretion and regulation of insulin by the pancreas, the heart and blood pressure regulation, muscle strength and brain activity. In addition, access to adequate amounts of vitamin D is believed to be beneficial towards reducing the risk of cancer."

I asked my doctor to check my vitamin D level. He spent five minutes telling me it was unnecessary. I insisted. Turned out my level was too low. Sometimes pushy-patients-who-read-the-Internet can help themselves.