Stealth Bananas!!!

…Encinitas is believed to be the only public school system that will have yoga instructors teach full-time at its nine schools as part of an overall wellness curriculum that includes nutrition and a school garden program, among other things.

"This is 21st century P.E. for our schools," said Encinitas Superintendent Timothy B. Baird. "It’s physical. It’s strength-building. It increases flexibility but it also deals with stress reduction and focusing, which kickball doesn’t do."…

…Despite manufacturers’ coded claims that multivitamins ward off chronic illness…a large 2009 study of postmenopausal women published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that multis didn’t protect against any of the diseases studied, including heart disease and lung, breast, and colon cancer. A 2011 study involving nearly 39,000 women reached similar conclusions.

What’s more, if you’re the kind of person who takes a multi you may literally be pissing away your hard-earned dollars. According to another oft-cited study, typical vitamin users are more likely than nonusers to get their quota from food alone. And with so many fortified products crowding supermarket shelves, it’s not hard to exceed recommended daily limits for certain vitamins and minerals. In some cases, that can be dangerous. Several studies link excessive folic acid intake—the amount you might get from popping a multi and eating two bowls of Total—with lesions that can lead to colorectal cancers. For seniors, who usually get all the iron they need from fortified rice, cereals, and sliced breads, a multi with iron can increase the risk of heart disease. And pregnant women who pop standard multis containing the retinol form of vitamin A may boost the likelihood of birth defects. (Prenatal vitamins are formulated to be very low in retinol.)…

…Whether your child has sex at 12 or waits until 30, this vaccine can help prevent him or her from getting cancer or causing cancer in someone else. That’s pretty great, if you think about it. Imagine if there were a vaccine against breast cancer — you’d want your child to get that, right?…
2012 Republicans: Recreational Sex Is Bad

This is what they’ve chosen to double down on … . . & frankly, that makes me happy. This is what they want to be remembered for, so be it.

Some suggested mottoes:

Only 6 sex acts per person per lifetime.

We’re watching you, & we know what nasty sluts you all are.

No sex for you…& you…& you…

Sex is destroying this country.

Repro-sex is the only sex worth supporting.

I could go on & on & on . .. ..

…Nationally, every dollar spent on family planning saves $3 in Medicaid costs….

See, here’s the thing about that stupid aspirin-between-the-knees canard: it doesn’t prevent penile-vaginal intercourse. Do these yucksters really truly only ever have missionary position sex? Do they never spoon? Do they realize that that archaic quip only makes them look even more out of touch with reality than their overall ideas do?

"…Limbaugh stood by his statements Friday, even mocking Obama’s phone call, and noted that he had offered to “buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want,” a revival of a comment made last month by wealthy Republican Foster Friess…"

…If Rush Limbaugh slut-shames you, you’re doing something right, because he is pulling out what he imagines to be his most hurtful, vicious, full-barreled defense strategy against a woman….Slut-shaming is a tool of cowards who want to make women feel bad because, truthfully, they’re afraid of what those women might do given a platform like, say, the floor of Congress….

…No matter how the team sliced it, sleeping pill users had higher death rates.

"We thought maybe sleeping pills are being prescribed for sicker people, so we tried to take that out of the mix in several different ways," Langer says. "The risk was the same whichever way we looked at it….