Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Some restaurants on DoorDash and Grubhub are fake restaurants that chains put up to get more business.
If you’re trying to order food from local places it’s best to look the place up before ordering. There are several restaurants on DoorDash and GrubHub that have names like “Just Wings”, “Just Sliders and Pies”, and “The Meltdown” that are actually just Wingstop, Chilies, and Denny’s masquerading as other restaurants.
It’s Just Sliders & Pies https://yelp.to/Ghr3SKenfhb
2. Extreme fatigue and depression can be caused by food intolerances.
Lots of people will go years feeling depressed and tired all the time, but since it’s hard to diagnose until it shows up as GI issues later in life, doctors may not be able to tell you that’s it’s food intolerance. It’s not well researched or understood at this point, so many doctors won’t even suggest it as a possibility for the aforementioned symptoms. It’s surprisingly easy to rule out an intolerance, just go a few days without eating a suspected food and then eat it again and see how you feel.
Sources and links: https://www.fedup.com.au/factsheets/symptom-factsheets/depression
3. Birch sugar is xylitol & can kill your dog.
Many of us are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners and move to more natural foods for us and our pets. Chemical-sounding names can make us think that something is bad for us, and manufacturers are well aware of this, so many times they will try to use less “triggering” names for their products. Birch sugar is one of those things. It is a sweetener that comes from birch trees, but it is also known as xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that doesn’t play nicely with a dog’s blood sugar and causes it to drop quickly, and too much, which can lead to seizures, liver damage, and death. And it’s in a lot of foods these days such a peanut butter and ice cream, so please be careful when giving your dogs treats. It is also one of the most common sweeteners for sugar-free gum, and as a critical care vet tech, that was very common toxicity. Give your fluffy one some hugs and always read ingredient lists.
4. The labor shortage right now can greatly benefit every min wage worker right now.
If you are working for min wage, you are greatly being underpaid. There are so many places that are desperate for employees. They are raising their wages and offering crazy sign-on bonuses that they are not offering to their current employees! When new people get hired, ask how much they are making. Employers are desperate to keep their current employees and find new ones. There are tons of jobs available right now that pay over $18 an hour that will train from scratch. Start applying it! Every job applied for called back and tried to schedule an interview. We as the employees are in control much more now and I hope it stays this way. Are you a server? Become a Bartender! Or find a place that will start you as one. Host? Promote to the server! Fast food worker of any kind? Go apply at restaurants! Way better money for similar work BOH and FOH alike! Work retail? Switch to sales! If you have to deal with customers’ BS, and long hours, you might as well get paid way better for it!
5. “Medium” and “Hard” toothbrushes are considered harmful by the ADA and almost no one should use them.
If you go to a pharmacy toothbrush aisle you’ll probably be provided with dozens of different shapes and sizes of brush, each with its own purported benefits. One of the many variations between different brushes you will sometimes see is bristle stiffness, which is generally Soft, Medium, or Hard/Firm.
This choice is presented to consumers as a seemingly benign difference based on preference, like choosing between crisscross bristles or an angled tip, but it is very much not. There is a clear consensus to exclusively use soft-bristled brushes for teeth, and no dentist will recommend that you use a medium or harder toothbrush since they can cause erosion and gum damage.
Harder bristled toothbrushes do have some very limited special-case uses, such as cleaning dentures, but manufacturers continue to resist making that distinction clear in packaging and marketing. This leads to confusing double talk where Colgate confirms on their website that consumers should exclusively choose soft toothbrushes but also markets medium firmness toothbrushes as a standard product even labeling them as “Extra Clean,” implying that they work better.
The industry is stuck in kind of a chicken-and-egg scenario that can cause you real harm. Some consumers want “firmer” toothbrushes based on a lack of knowledge and no manufacturer wants to lose that market segment so they keep making them, but the ongoing availability of normal medium/firm brushes reinforces the misconception that they are standard choices that work better for some consumers.
Whatever other choices you are making with picking brushes you should never choose a firmer bristle than soft without specific advice from your dentist, or you could damage your teeth or gums. You should think of Medium and Firm/Hard toothbrushes as specialty tools with specialty purposes and not a matter of preference.