Not all health ‘breakthroughs’ can be exotic

So, what is your opinion about the big debate held this past week — should Russell Wilson play today or not? Let’s rebut the headlines.

Cruel irony: Study says acne is good for your skin”: People who had acne as teens end up staying younger-looking longer than their clear-skinned classmates, a study found. Hmm. is that really a “cruel irony”? Maybe for the clear-skinned classmates. For the one-time acne sufferers, it’s more of a blessing or recompense.

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile”: No, walking is not a medicine. It’s an activity. One than can help keep you healthy in many ways. (The distinction is important, or pharmaceutical and insurance companies will find a way to charge for the “medicine.”)

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come”: Well, why mess with tradition?

Google preps new devices for October reveal”: Oooh. I’m all tingly. (When did businesses/headline writers start using “reveal” to mean “launch”? Bored linguists want to know.)

Who won the debate? Social media and ‘The Cyber’”: So the people who made money off the debate won? Well, that about sums it all up. What else could it possibly be about?

Vancouver smacks Chinese with real estate tax, but will they head south?”: Oh, come on, Seattle P-I slide-show compilers, at least glance at your competition, which has thoroughly reported on this subject, the most recent of which was the Sept. 15 article, “Seattle becomes No. 1 U.S. market for Chinese homebuyers.” So, yes, they will (continue) to head south.

Sexism in the workplace is worse than you thought”: Hmm. To whom does the “you” in the headline refer? Because sexism in the workplace can’t be worse than women think.

Firm hired to build roads along Everett’s waterfront project”: Work started last month on the Port of Everett’s project to bring apartments, a hotel, more shops and restaurants to the waterfront. The first part to be developed will be Fisherman’s Harbor district in the 65-acre Waterfront Place Central. (A lot of new names to remember!)

One part of the project, however, is well ahead of schedule: Blue street signs around Everett point the way to “Waterfront Place.”

It’s a little confusing, since Waterfront Place doesn’t exist yet, except for the waterfront part, which is always nice to visit anyway.

Come up with your own name for a future Waterfront Place establishment/development/TV show/etc., this week. Such as, Bark Like a Seal Bar and Grill; “Survivor: Jetty Island”; the Fisherman’s Harbor Floating Home community; and Possession Sound Repo. (Somebody’s got to take back those mega yachts in arrears.)

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