Tag: health

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Early modern hair dye?
-Preserving audio history.
-Paris reborn and destroyed.
-Who were the first “teenagers”?
-Ranch housing in postwar California.
-When cigarettes were good for women.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-If WWI was a bar fight.
-James Bond’s WWI origins.
-Vintage craft projects for kids.
-Women doctors in the movies.
-“Penicillin Girl” passes away in Denver.
-15 important Muslim women in history.
-Absolutely stunning photos of old Detroit.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-A 1950s survival guide.
-Einstein’s lost theorem.
-An oral history of Ghostbusters.
-27 strangest inventions in history.
-The quest for a sunken slave ship.
-Two suffragists, one cat, and a car.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Stethoscopes are really gross.
-The woman before Rosa Parks.
-The history of heroin addiction.
-Did slavery create modern medicine?
-Um…your earwax says a lot about you.
-Remembering Japan’s kamikaze pilots.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Very awkward vintage ads.
-Mark Twain’s advice to little girls.
-23 amazing Black History Tumblrs.
-9 beautiful buildings we tore down.
-What Honest Abe’s appetite can tell us.
-Was knitting a secret weapon in WWII?

Frozen Pipes on the Prairie

By Carolyn Herbst Lewis

We don’t have water. The pipes running through our walls are dry. I discovered this situation nine mornings ago. I woke to visit Aunt Nellie, as my great aunt would say, and, after contemplating the meaning of life, I rose, I flushed, and I washed my hands. Except where water once flowed at my beck and call, now there was none. By the end of the day, the plumbers would deliver the verdict: no water was reaching our meter, and there was no break in any of the lines. After two bouts with the polar vortex, the temps of the previous few days, hovering right around the zero mark, had allowed the frost layer to reach deeper than it had ever been. Roughly three times deeper, in the estimation of the local farmers. Somewhere along the eighty feet of pipe running between our meter and the city main (most probably the section that had been repaired last summer and thus is now sitting in disturbed earth, but no one can say for sure without exploratory digging), there is a freeze. All we can do is hope for a thaw.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Vintage divorce postcards.
-Photos from 1938 Mardi Gras.
-A history of sex and chocolate.
-Hemingway ephemera digitized.
-A 19th century map of matrimony.
-25 historic images of breastfeeding.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-A new Jane Austen mystery.
-Virginity myths that won’t die.
-100 years of the “perfect body.”
-Charles Dickens and his women.
-Not all monument men were men.
-Wikipedia to start archiving voices.

Sunday Morning Medicine

by Jacqueline Antonovich

-A cultural history of rabies.
-Tracking the flu, then and now.
-Did bad weather make us love milk?
-Healthy people seeking amputations.
-Did a 1930s scientist murder 8 people?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-How Londoners died in 1665.
-The life of a 1970s housewife.
-“Oh God for one more breath.”
-Eight songs about your period.
-Why is hemp illegal? A short history.
-The Minnesota starvation experiment.