The PSA of the Week

  Not everything involving better health is connected to medicine. The 3-word descriptor of Augusta’s Most Salubrious Newspaper (TM) – health, wellness, medicine – covers a lot of territory. Today, by way of the PSA of the Week, they’re going to cover DIY. You know what that means: Do It Yourself. Yesterday I had those three letters at the top of …

The PSA of the Week

It’s not the most earthshaking observation of all time, but it’s certainly worth noting: change is often scary. Then, later on, it is seen as good. Stay calm. Carry on. #PSAlite

Here’s a good one

Tuesdays are PSA of the Week Day. No, not Prostate Specific Antigen. That’s something else. This PSA is Public Service Announcement. Something that offers a worthwhile reminder on an important topic. By that measure, this one has to rank near the top of the chart.

Here’s a PSA

It’s kind of amazing how lethal speed can be. And how ineffective it is in getting people to their destinations quicker. Seconds may count in basketball, but in real life getting to work or home or to the store 30 or 60 seconds early or late does not matter. And that’s all a speeder might gain – if that. So …

The PSA of the Week!

After a lengthy hiatus, the PSA o’ the Week – aka Public Service Announcement – returns with a simple message. While we may think of life two or three hundred years ago as peaceful and idyllic, the person living in 1716 or 1816 certainly had occasional stress and anxiety. (People living in 1916 definitely did.) Sometimes their stressors were life-threatening, …

PSA of the Week

We could get all heavy-handed and deliver a lecture that kids would just tune out, so let’s go with this instead. Same message, though.

This week’s PSA

WHAT you do is only semi-important. HOW you do whatever you do is the key. Ultimately, EVERYONE is important. Sure, we need brain surgeons. But we also need garbagemen. Or more correctly, garbage persons or garbage assistants. We need physicists and plumbers, trombone players and pastry chefs, wheat farmers and grave diggers and sculptors and apple growers and, as Martin …

The growth is growing

This is interesting, and not really in a good way. Although the latest figures shown here (2011) are down from their peak about ten years earlier, they still show an increase in the average American’s diet of more than 750 calories every single day compared with the base number (1961). Comparing the 1961 average to the 2011 average represents almost …