Things I read about: health, the internet, children, marriage, and… asparagus water

A round-up of interesting blog entries and articles that have crossed my way lately:

Toxic Shock: Why This Woman Is Suing a Tampon Company After Losing Her Leg — ugh, tampons are terrible (and not just because they can kill you).

Whole Foods’ $6 Asparagus Water Is Just Water With Three Stalks of Asparagus in It [Updated] — there’s not much more to the article than the title will tell you, but the picture is funny.

The Web We Have to Save — there are some interesting ideas here, if you can get past the first 1/3-1/2 of the piece, which smacks strongly of “I used to be important on the internet and now I’m not, therefore the internet is now bad”.

25 Ways to Stay Married for 25 Years — short post; solid advice.

The Third Secret to Destruction-Proofing Your Marriage — this is a challenging read, but a good one; the comments section is equally worthwhile (I read every one). I’m not sure that I agree with everything she posits, but it is definitely food for thought.

Is Depression a kind of Allergic Reaction? — very interesting link between depression and inflammation.

Meaning is Healthier than Happiness — speaking of health, how about epigenetics? Super, super interesting stuff.