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October 5th, 2003 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Oct. 5th, 2003

01:33 am - Kevin Kelly: Cool Tools

Kevin Kelly, among many other things, helped edit the Whole Earth Catalog, which is one of the coolest catalogs on the planet. Now he's put a lot of his cool tool reviews online.

07:19 pm - Survival rates of anorexia sufferers, non-sufferers differ little


Survival rates of anorexia sufferers, non-sufferers differ little
A long-term study of patients in Rochester, Minn., with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa found that their survival rates did not differ from the expected survival rates of others of the same age and sex. The results, published in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, add to the knowledge of anorexia nervosa and point to other areas that need greater study from researchers. "Although our data suggest that overall mortality is not increased among community patients with anorexia nervosa in general, these findings should not lead to complacency in clinical practice because deaths do occur," says L. Joseph Melton, III, M.D., Mayo Clinic epidemiologist and an author of the report.

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09:09 pm - Lusty Lady becomes first worker owned strip club


by David Steinberg
The strippers and support staff at San Francisco's Lusty Lady peep show theater had done it again.

After months of hard-nosed negotiations -- including three days of eye-catching informational pickets and full preparation for a strike -- the workers at the only unionized sex club in the nation got just about everything they wanted from the theater's owners -- restoration of an earlier $3-an-hour pay cut, a cap on the number of dancers working at the theater, an end to videotaping dancers while they worked, and no back-tracking on sick days and health insurance.

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