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Wednesday, August 5, 2015



20 Menachem Av, 5775

Whew, it's been sweltering weather throughout the Middle East, and my home lost fans plus air conditioners during 40+/100+ temperatures!

Updating this blog between bouts of lost electricity, high heat, piles of the repairman's equipment, messy floors and feeling quite drained has been a challenge. But I have some interesting news to share with you, a sort of informational potpourri:

Vocabulary matters. So does attitude.

One of my friends is suffering from 
the consequences of Cymbalta.

You and she need to know:

Eli Lilly is in court today fighting charges
that it should have warned patients taking 
its antidepressant duloxetine (Cymbalta) 
that they could face a scary withdrawal syndrome 
when they stop it.

Think. Think harder.

A St. Louis entrepreneur’s brilliant idea won instant FDA approval. Eight years later, babies started dying. Was there a connection?

I'm convinced that the technique works. It has helped me throughout life.

Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
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You don't think I'd sign off 
without leaving you laughing, 
do you?

The forecast through Friday is not too encouraging. I need that pool from a long-ago commercial filled with iced tea, a bunch of like-minded friends and a few shade umbrellas. A floating lounge chair would be nice. Chilled beverage in the arm pocket. Ahhh...
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