$60 a month for tampons or pads, is a lie. It's more like $5-$10 per
month. One box of 30 tampons for use over the 5 days a woman needs them is
about $7. They must mean $60 a year, otherwise this is just another scam for
more free stuff.
NPR wrote about the "Myth of the Food Desert.""It was
one thing to read four years ago about the Healthy Bodegas Initiative, which
stocked bodegas in Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn with fresh produce and low-fat
milk. The idea was that people for whom these bodegas are their closest source
of food would be healthier if they could buy fresher and less fatty food there.
But it was another thing to follow up on the results . After two years, only one
in four stores reported people buying more vegetables, and one in three reported
people buying more fruit."In other words, proximity of wholesome
food did not change people's preferences for unhealthy food choices.
I like the rat study. That when the rat good healthy food was changed to junk
food, than was given a choice. The rats preferred junk food and only ate the
healthy when nothing else was there.
A few years ago I started a "Top Ten" list of the small things is my
life for which I am truly grateful. The list far exceed 10 a long time ago; but
thank you for adding some new entries today.