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The Secret Language of Polari

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The Secret Language of Polari

The infamous trial of Oscar Wilde took place in 1895, leading to his two-year imprisonment for committing acts of homosexuality. Likely fearing a similar fate, British gay men came up with a solution – join together, and speak in code. The gay community created Polari, a secret language that allowed them to live as they pleased without being prosecuted. For these men, a sharpy was a policeman, to trade was to have sex, and a dish was an attractive man.

Ready For The Storm: A Call To Help Better Prepare Those With Disabilities For Disasters

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Ready For The Storm: A Call To Help Better Prepare Those With Disabilities For Disasters

Lauren Scrivo, like countless other Americans, suffered the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. In the chaos of the storm, she feared for her life, but as Inter Press Service of August 14, 2013 reveals, the hurricane wasn’t the most imminent threat; it was the power outage accompanying it. Scrivo lives with Muscular Dystrophy and uses a ventilator to breathe; however, without power she feared her medical equipment wouldn’t outlast the storm.

Maio’s Clinic: When Food Attacks… A Short Piece on Allergens

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Maio’s Clinic: When Food Attacks… A Short Piece on Allergens

It’s pretty funny how I just wrote a post about checking food labels, and yet I didn’t follow my own advice at the grocery store just the other day. I was in the organic section at our lovely Kroger and noticed a package of spinach fettucine noodles next to some gluten-free pasta. I snagged the spinach noodles off of the shelf thinking they were GF, had a meal planned out in my head on the drive back to my house, got home and happened to check the back of the package. Naturally, staring me in the face was “CONTAINS: WHEAT” and my roommate scored yet another one of my food hand-me-downs thanks to my arch enemy, gluten.

Maio’s Clinic: Food Labels – What’s On Your Table?

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Maio’s Clinic: Food Labels – What’s On Your Table?

Have you ever experienced a food baby? You know, when you look about six months pregnant after eating a big meal (and believe me, birthing your double bacon cheeseburger and onion ring love child is certainly not as rewarding as the miracle that is child birth). Well, the same thing can happen if you don’t pay attention to ingredient labels on pre-packaged foods, which I’ve learned the hard way.

Stronger

This week, hundreds of runners continued the tradition of running 26.2 miles around Boston. The marathon, occurring on the historic Patriots’ Day, has been around for 118 years. It has seen its highs and lows. And last year, definitely had lows when two terrorists detonated bombs during the race. However, despite the tragedies that occured amongst the wreckage, Boston showed they were stronger than any terrorist act. Loudspeaker presents a performance that will inspire you to show your strength against the tyranny of evil.