Have a good Labor Day weekend!
23andMe kits at some discount, with a subscription to the “personal genome service” for at least 3 months. Normal complete edition is about $500, with the discount it’s about $300 + 3 X $5 = $315. The personal genome service doesn’t look like much value-add from what I can tell, just a way to get extra money out of you. I assume they’ve calculated that $5 is a small enough amount that many people won’t unsubscribe after 3 months.
Capsaicin Can Act as Co-Carcinogen, Study Finds; Chili Pepper Component Linked to Skin Cancer. The problem is with topical creams. I keep track of this stuff because I eat a lot of spicy food. On the balance it seems that it does more good than bad, so I’m pretty chilled out, so to speak.
Insight Offered Into Superstitious Behavior Thinking about death makes people less superstitious? Can you think of a better explanation of what’s going on here?
How Bankruptcy Can Rescue Students from the Debt Trap. Yeah, I think this should be an option. The median undergrad is graduating with around a little north of $20,000 in debt, but there are people way up the scale. It’s a skewed distribution. Too many people think of student loans as “free money.” Actually, it’s someone’s money. In fact, it’s your money, whether through direct federal loans and subsidizations, or through the big pool of capital drawing on pension and mutual funds.