lungs2How clean is the air you breathe? If you live in a city, I'm sure you notice the difference as soon as you venture into the suburbs; air becomes easier to breathe and might even have a sweet scent! The American Lung Association's list of U.S. cities with the cleanest air made me realize I don't recognize most of these cities. Does fewer humans mean less pollution? Today Canada celebrates Clean Air Day, but you can join in no matter where you live. How can you (or do you) support cleaner air where you live? Some ideas are to bike more, carpool to work, or live closer to work. While we're on the topic of breathing, what's with this Asthmatic Playpen?! I'm not a child, but I want to sit in there.
PirateEye In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (this and every September 19th), the guts have come up with a guide to help you release your inner pirate! Popular Phrases Include: Shiver me timbers, sing a chantey, land ho, sail the high seas, X marks the spot, and walk the plank. Remember to say Arr, Arghh, and Aye as many times as possible. Throw in some mouth slurps to recreate the sound of poor dental health. Be sure to sprinkle in words like: booty, pillage, mate, ye, scalleywag, loot, prisoners, mutiny, surrender, jolly, and treasure map. Bonus: Wear an eye patch ! Have some insider tips on how to speak Pirate? Let me know in the comments!