A Very Different Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving, our focus was on the best way to roast turkey and navigating extended family relationships.  We had no idea how different a pandemic Thanksgiving in 2020 would be.   As we approach Thanksgiving this year, we have many more thoughts on the mind, considering how to maintain mental and physical health in a different … Read more

Veterans’ Health and Wellness: A 365-Day Commitment

With the weight of the world on all of our shoulders, Veterans Day seems to have come and gone without the normal level of reverence or fanfare. While social media accounts paid apt, socially distanced tribute, parades and other gatherings were generally cancelled and the seemingly endless news cycle stayed mostly focused on the still … Read more

Trump’s last stand

Graphic includes a reproduction of Battle of Little Bighorn By Russell Bruce Biden wins and republicans go for a replay of Custer’s last stand. Republicans may be downhearted but the scenes of pure joy and relief in Washington, Atlanta, California and New York point to a necessary direction for the US. Big difficulties lie ahead … Read more

Trump destroyed America’s huge pandemic advantage

US International Pandemic PREDICT programme By Russell Bruce The New York Times has released a video detailing how the US invested 2 billion dollars in an international effort to identify and combat the spread of viruses. The US Center of Disease Control (CDC) was instrumental in the drive to enable the early identification of any … Read more

Johnson and Trump share a world of delusion

Michael Russell on Twitter By Russell Bruce Johnson’s speech to the virtual Tory conference underlined just how far from reality he and his ministers are. He has just about managed to get that Covid 19 is serious but his government’s handling of the pandemic is miles away from any sense of competence. Trump on the … Read more

The perfect storm

Equality Nation put this twitter thread together which we think should be more than fast passing twitter commentary. Tanja Bueltmann is an academic who describes herself as German affinity Scot with a Kiwi twist. This is a Twitter thread by Tanja Bueltmann, Professor of History who holds a Chair in International History at the University … Read more

Zeel Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Americas by the Financial Times

Zeel has been recognized as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” by the Financial Times in its inaugural FT Americas “Fastest Growing Companies” list. The ranking lists the top 500 companies in the Americas that have achieved the highest growth in revenues between 2015 and 2018, with Zeel ranking #173 on the list.  The FT … Read more

NPI Numbers for Massage Therapists: All You Need to Know

What’s an NPI?  The NPI (short for National Provider Identifier) is a 10-digit unique numerical identification number issued by the federal government. It must be used on all HIPAA-related electronic administrative and payment forms, including claims forms, by covered providers.  NPIs can be given to individuals or organizations – you can apply for one as … Read more

UK ‘Single [wee] Market’ threat to Scotland

Ideological vandalism By Equality Nation and Russell Bruce The proposed UK Govt Internal Market Bill will create a “level playing field” across the UK for trade negotiations with the EU which will be imposed on Scotland, Wales & N Ireland. Is this the end of the road for Scotland’s high quality food and drink industry? … Read more

Measuring Ketones: What, When, Why, and How

Keto is unique compared to other diets because there is an objective marker that tells you if you’re on the right track. With an easy at-home test, you can confirm that you are, in fact, in a state of ketosis. Regular readers probably know I’m not a big data tracker. My energy, sleep, workout performance, … Read more