Smart Summer Reading
If the summer heat has got you beat, get off your feet and READ for your health! There are terrific newsletters and weblogs you'll be glad you found. They'll educate you and even make you laugh. Purple Medical Blog
is still one of the very best and most interesting medical weblogs I’ve ever found. Drop by for a quick read and you’re likely to find yourself getting very involved and widely educated with the wide range of stories and unusual links at PMB. Smart, quirky and cool at any temperature, this is a great blog.American Medical News
, aka AMNews and amednews.com, is the free newsletter of the American Medical Association. Geared towards physicians, it’s a smart read for anyone interested in health and medical news. You can sign-up for their free email alerts
to stay in step with your doctors.New Scientist
offers weird, wacky and worthwhile science and medical news. The Last Word
(Questions & answers on everyday scientific phenomena) is my fav bit. Folks ate ice cream in ancient Pompeii? How else you gonna beat that volcanic heat? Questions with answers of interest to most lupies include Why do we have headaches? What are they?!
Best of all, reading these bits is absolutely free and they go on forever. This isn't just weird science, it's smart and relevant, too. The Literature Network
has classic literature, poems, and quotes you can read online. They have over 300 full length books and over 1000 short stories and poems by over 90 authors and over 8500 quotes. They've got Shakespeare, Dante, Thoreau, O. Henry, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Sun Tzu, Jules Verne and Bram Stoker, along with that old favorite, Anonymous. Best of all, you don't have to whisper in this library and there are no fines for overdue books.