The City of Adelaide

In 1916 the ship the City of Adelaide was wrecked near Magnetic Island in Queensland. This is what remains now. Seems like an appropriate time for one of my favourite poems: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said — “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand …

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Multivitamins and Supplements

For almost everyone, multivitamins and supplements are not necessary, do not work, and are probably harmful. Taking vitamin A dramatically increases the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers. Excess intake of vitamin E increases mortality (in other words, you are likely to die sooner), increases rates of heart failure, and significantly increases the risk …

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