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‘Dehydrated’ Almazan taken to hospital after helping ROS win

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan.center_img View comments Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Five Davidson Fans In Speedos Fail To Deter Dayton Player At The Free Throw Line

first_imgDavidson fans distract Dayton shooter with speedos.College basketball fans, particularly student fans, have long looked for different ways to distract visiting teams during games. Some of the more creative methods have been displayed when opponents go to the line to attempt free throws, and such was the case with some fans at Davidson during last night’s game against Dayton. With 7:16 remaining in the game, and Davidson leading 66-49, Dayton shooting guard Jordan Sibert stepped up to attempt a pair of foul shots. It was then that TV cameras caught five Davidson fans, clad only in black speedos, dancing and gyrating in an attempt to throw off Sibert’s concentration.The tactic failed, as Sibert nailed both shots. Still, the Wildcats knocked off the 22nd-ranked Flyers, 77-60, and this quintet of fans left an indelible image on the minds of anyone who saw their stunt.last_img read more

Same old song The debate over copyright litigation in the music industry

first_imgHearing the opening notes of the Scottish rock band’s 2002 single “Cry,” he recognized a hook that was unmistakably similar — identical, even — to the guts of his band’s “Indestructible,” recorded five years earlier. “But that said, there are always many ways to work around (the similarities).” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “They basically took ‘Indestructible’ note for note,” Good recalled in a recent interview. “They completely admitted they were in the wrong.” Twitter Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace was among those who were stunned by the parallels. Even knowing that, Good decided against suing the band, whose mega-hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” made them international stars. He chalked it up to a mistake by the album’s producer rather than malicious intent and doesn’t get paid royalties off the track. In January, Lana Del Rey defended her moody ballad “Get Free” on Twitter saying Radiohead wanted royalties for its similarity to their hit “Creep.” She felt her song was an original work that wasn’t inspired by the rock smash hit, which itself was subject to a copyright settlement over sounding like the Hollies’ 1970s track “The Air That I Breathe.”Del Rey’s dispute sparked widespread debate on social media as music fans rushed to YouTube and streaming services to deliver their own verdicts. Plagiarism allegations are frequently a hot topic in the music industry, but rarely does the conversation leak outside recording studios quite as it has in recent memory. Raine Maida, left, of Our lady Peace, and Matthew Good are pictured in Toronto on Monday, January 22 , 2018. – THE CANADIAN PRESS/CHRIS YOUNG Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — Matthew Good didn’t need very long before he was certain Simple Minds ripped him off. Login/Register With: Facebook “Let’s face it, mathematically there are only a certain number of chord progressions you can do,” he explained.last_img read more

STUBA Tantalising Thailand

center_img Thailand has been one of the Aussie favourites for approaching 20 years. It has top resorts, exciting nightlife, and the dollar stretches further than other destinations. Even more family friendly than years past, there are dozens of top cities and towns where your clients would be happy as Larry.Phi Phi Island is the more grown up, family friendly, and slightly more mature destination, while Bangkok is a city full of excitement, fun and nightlife.Stuba is constantly updating their Thai inventory and contracts to get the best deals for travel agents. The quality of the resorts these days is staggering, with significant effort being made to improve the overall experience for the thai tourist.Here’s 5 fab things to do in Thailand, in no particular order !1.Bangkok By Night: Its hot in Bangkok…very hot. So hot that best way to tour is often at night. The Bangkok night tours (by tuk-tuk of course), take in some of the best food trucks, night time hot spots, and the amazing illuminated Wat Pho temple. Food is included, and the hectic traffic of day time becomes a non issue. Stop offs include the night markets, helping you collect you quota of gifts for folks back home.2. Private Boatride to Koh Tapu (James Bond Island). The world famous island with a  superb beach, is available by speedboat; just like James did. When there, snorkeling, canoeing, or just relaxing on the beach (Naka Noi) will help unwind the weary, and invigorate the dozy.3. Chiang Mai Zipline: Set in the beautiful pristine rainforest, the zipline tour is one of the longest in Asia. From treetop to treetop, feel the air fly past your hair in this fun and relaxing adventure. With over 30 platforms, your will catch glimpses of fauna such as Gibons and wild birds. Thy usually throw in free meals and refreshments.4. Jungle Safair In Koh Samui: Escape the crowded beach and head for a 6 hour 4×4 tour, taking in the island sbeutiful flora and fauna in an adventure that wont be forgotten. Side trips to the Magic Buddha Garden, and take lunch in an amazing location including the superb Namuang Waterfall.5. A trip to Thailand would not be complete without a tour of the spectacular Grand Palace in Bangkok, and the river of kings. A private tour boat will take you through the canals of Bangkok (nicknamed the Venice of the East). The Grand Palace originally was the residence of the King of Siam. Highlites include gazing upon the most holiest statue carved from Jade, the Wat Phra Kaew. When finished, there is plenty of time for a Thai massage (back in town) and a watermelon refreshment.last_img read more

In This Issue   The dollar swings into rally m

first_imgIn This Issue. *  The dollar swings into rally mode. *  Only pound sterling & rupees with gains today. *  Stevens talks of a low chance of intervention. *  Man beats machine! And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. The Call Has Been Made.. All Will Obey! Good Day! And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Another walk-off win this time in the 9th inning last night by my beloved Cardinals! WOW! Again, I’m not awake when this late inning magic happens, but I do get to see it on the replay each day when I get home. What a great way to wake up though! The summer heat has finally shown up here in St. Louis, which in St. Louis means the summer heat brings along the humidity. But, Shoot Rudy! It’s summer, it’s supposed to be this way! Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirt and gritty. Today is my darling daughter, Dawn’s, birthday. My little girl. Well, after about 10 days of mixed currencies stuck in the mud with no real movement either way, the dollar is heating up this morning. As I look over the currency screens, it appears that pound sterling and Indian rupees are the only two currencies with gains VS the dollar this morning. The rest, and I mean the rest, are down. Some are down more than others. I have an interesting story to tell you about what happened in New Zealand last night. So, shoot, why don’t we get right to that! Recall yesterday I told you that dairy prices in N.Z. had dropped and that had caused the New Zealand dollar/ kiwi  to lose ground VS the dollars of the U.S. and Australia.  Well, get this! (this was reported by the Daily Reckoning Australia’s Nick Hubble. Bloomberg apparently released the headline: “Whole Milk Powder Prices Fall 11.5%”.  Unfortunately, it turned out that Bloomberg had released last month’s result again instead of the new data!  Once this was figured out yesterday, kiwi surged back. Unfortunately, kiwi was not able to hold those gains overnight.  The point that Nick Hubble was making in his report was that the computer algorithms designed to read headlines and trade them faster than humans did the damage before humans could correct the problem.  “Man over Machine”. You’ve got to love that one! OK. All dressed up with nowhere to go! The first two days of this week, I had kidded about the markets getting all gussied up for the July CPI print. Well, it printed, and didn’t give anyone a reason to party, well, no wait. stocks loved it, and so did bonds. But the stupid CPI rose .1% month on month and 2% year on year. which is down from June’s year on year reading of 2.1% I like to think of this as a “we were told, but didn’t listen type of thing.” You see what I’m talking about here, is simply that in last month’s Fed meeting, Janet Yellen told us that the rise in inflation was merely “noise”.   So, were you listening? Basically she told us “don’t worry, be happy” that inflation will not rise. and voila! It didn’t!  Now, that’s pretty amazing how that all worked out isn’t it? No reason to raise rates, for there’s no inflation. move along, these are not the droids you’re looking for! So.. Inquiring minds need to know why then is the dollar rallying this morning? Wasn’t the dollar’s previous rally all about how interest rates were going to be rising faster than previously thought here in the U.S.?  Well, the answer to that is a big fat YES! So, why in the world is the dollar rallying? Ahhh grasshopper, there it is, right before my eye. Goldman Sachs says it is to be. The ruling from above has been made, all subjects must obey this new decree by our leader. All who disobey this new decree will be punished. OK, that’s not how it came about, but it sure feels like that’s how it came about! Goldman Sachs issued a report that calls for higher interest rates in the U.S. and further gains in the dollar.  And we all know better than to step in front of the Goldman Sachs bus when they make a call.  So, not unlike me, who told you all two weeks ago, which by the way is 14 days, a fortnight if you will, before Goldman, that we should get ready for a month or two of dollar strength. I had been really surprised the last two weeks, a fortnight if you will, when the dollar’s rally stalled. But now it’s back, and refueled by G.S. (and I don’t mean the Girl Scouts!)  You know me. I’m going to tell you all about dollar rallies in 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012, that all petered out, and that by battening down the hatches and looking for opportunities to pick up more currencies and metals at cheaper prices was the way to deal with those short-term rallies. I say, if it’s not broke. don’t attempt to fix it, right?  So, batten down the hatches, folks. it looks like it’s time to duck and take cover. I’ll let you know when it’s OK to open up the hatches again. OK, the reason the pound sterling is rallying today, after I spent a good part of yesterday, telling you that interest rates weren’t going anywhere in 2014, and Carney was caught reaching into his bag-o-promises again, the Bank of England (BOE) meeting minutes printed. And these minutes showed that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) vote was split on when the first rate hike would take place. But remember, this meeting took place before the drop in CPI (consumer inflation) that printed yesterday. I wonder what these members of the MPC would think now.. But don’t let that get in the way of a “feel good story” for pound sterling this morning.  I would think that this rally would be short-lived. because of the reason I just talked about. The Aussie dollar (A$) has slipped back below 93-cents this morning. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Gov. Stevens, gave a prepared text speech last night and didn’t say anything new about the direction of interest rates (they are on hold for now) but he did give some insight to what he’s thinking about regarding the A$ and intervention. First, we must remember that Stevens has been very vocal about the A$ strength, saying over and over again that the A$ strength was unwarranted given the weakness in commodity prices. So, when he was asked about intervention to get the A$ weaker, he responded in a surprising manner. He said that the prospects of intervention were low, given that they see the likelihood of it succeeding as low.  WOW!  Listening to that, I would have thought the A$ to be rallying. But, the U.S. dollar strength this morning is too strong. The euro is at an 11-month low VS the dollar this morning, having fallen through the 1.33 figure overnight, which makes sense given the dollar strength. I had a long phone conversation with Eric King of Kingworld.com yesterday regarding the dollar and the euro. He was very interested in what I had to say about the euro and the Eurozone 3 to 5 years out. You dear Pfennig Readers all know what I think about that, as I’ve beaten the drum for over 2 years now.  So, the dollar can take liberties with the euro now. But, when the euro comes back, it will do so with a vengeance! I still haven’t gotten to my: Things That Make You Go Hmmm, letter from Grant Williams this week. maybe later today. But in a past letter, Grant talks about how Japan is a basketcase, which is something I’ve called them for some time now, so there you go. Great minds thinking alike! HAHAHAHAHA! At least one great mind is there! (Grant) Last night, Japan posted  another monthly Trade deficit, which was worse than expected  at -1 Trillion yen VS a consensus of -800 Billion yen.  Long ago, I explained to you about how the yen used to hold a “get out of jail free card” for having a strong Current Account, even though their Gov’t debt was astronomical. But then the Current Account wasn’t so strong any longer, and these Trade Deficits, which make up a huge piece of the Current Account, began to get booked, and now things are getting even worse, as the recent trend with Trade Deficits is that they print worse than expected. That means simply that exports are disappointing and will mostly likely continue that way. Yen finally pushed through the 102 handle to 103 and change overnight.. (remember, yen is a European priced currency, which means as the price rises, it loses more value to the dollar)  I’ve said for over a year now, when PM Abe introduced his 3 arrows program, that yen would get to 110. Sure I’ve had egg on my face, as the currency couldn’t ever get past 102. Well, maybe the next leg down is upon us. Yesterday, I talked about Diary of a Rogue Economist creator, Bill Bonner, and how he continues to think, along with me, that the U.S. is just following Japan down the slippery slope of slow growth and debts building. I reread his letter from Monday, and thought you all should read it too. so, click here and get to reading: https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2032/IMG2780.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

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first_imgRecommended Links Have You Heard of Federal Clause #106?A little-known law just made retirement more difficult, by “hiding” some of the world’s best investment opportunities from you… Click here to learn more. Obamacare looks like it’s about to collapse…Six years ago, President Obama passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This controversial law (simply called “Obamacare”) was supposed to make it easier and cheaper for Americans to buy health insurance.But, as you probably know, it’s done the exact opposite. And its downfall is opening up massive money-making opportunities that we can take advantage of today…• E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, says Obamacare has turned the health care world upside down…He wrote in last month’s issue of The Casey Report:[Obamacare] made insurance more expensive, going to the doctor more complicated, and created bizarre economic incentives that have nothing to do with delivering health care to the people that need it.E.B. says it’s only getting worse, too:Earlier this year, Pennsylvania-based insurer Highmark announced a 41% price increase for 2017 health insurance plans. It’s one of the state’s largest health insurance companies…The story is the same across the country. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana announced a 62% price increase for 2017 rates. In 2016, it implemented a 22% increase. Anthem Inc. will raise rates on Connecticut customers by 27% next year. The list goes on…Soaring insurance costs are a big problem if you’re buying health insurance. If you’re selling it, however, it may seem like a great business at first glance…• Thanks to Obamacare, profits for health insurance companies have hit record highs…Their stock prices have soared. And there’s less competition than ever before.What’s more, Obamacare is nearly impossible to escape. Under Obamacare, everyone in the U.S. must prove they have health coverage through a health insurance plan.If a person is ineligible for government coverage like Medicare or Medicaid, they must buy a private health insurance policy.If you don’t buy insurance, you have to pay a fine. This has forced millions of Americans to buy insurance.You can see in the chart below that 80% of Americans had health insurance in 2010. Today, more than 90% of Americans have coverage, which is an all-time high.It may seem like a great time to be a health insurance company. But E.B. says the good times are coming to an end. – Collapse Watch: Four Billionaires Move Money into GoldWhy have four of the world’s wealthiest men moved money into gold? It could have something to do with recent disturbing changes in the world’s largest market. Watch this video for the full story. — • Obamacare is backfiring…CNNMoney reported in August:There’s no doubt Obamacare is suffering a major shakeup three years after the exchanges opened. Those who’ve signed up for coverage are sicker and costlier than expected, while too many healthier Americans are opting to pay a penalty rather than a premium.This might not surprise you. After all, Casey readers know that the government never fixes problems. It only creates them or makes them bigger.• The health insurance industry is starting to take heavy losses…CNNMoney reported last month:There’s no question many insurers are losing big money on Obamacare. Costs exceeded income by 5% in 2014, and that figure doubled the following year, according to McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health System Reform. Losses are expected to grow this year.Only 30% of insurers ran profitable individual divisions in 2014. That share slipped to about a quarter last year, according to McKinsey.This is why so many insurers have jacked up premiums. They’re trying to stop the bleeding.If premiums continue to rise, many more Americans could opt out of insurance plans. And that would only create bigger problems for the industry.• Several giant insurers are pulling out of Obamacare…CNNMoney reported last month:Aetna (AET) is pulling out of 11 of the 15 states where it offers Obamacare policies after losing $430 million, the company announced Monday. Its move follows downsizings by UnitedHealthcare (UNH), which will operate in only three states in 2017, and Humana (HUM), which is withdrawing from nearly 1,200 counties in eight states.Aetna, UnitedHeathcare, and Humana are three of America’s largest health insurers. But they certainly aren’t the only insurance companies in serious trouble. Business Insider reported this morning:In a release on Friday, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, who oversees the exchanges on which people in Minnesota not receiving insurance through their employer or government programs [like Medicare and Medicaid], said premiums will rise as much as 67% for some insurers.According to the release, Rothman said the exchanges are “very near collapse” as Blue Cross Blue Shield pulled out of the market, citing large financial losses. This exit is indicative of the mood of the other insurers, who Rothman described as “prepared to exit this market.”• Casey Report readers stand to profit from the collapse of Obamacare…Last month, E.B. shorted one of America’s biggest healthcare companies.[Shorting is betting that a stock will fall. If you’ve never shorted a stock, we encourage you to read Friday’s Dispatch. In it, E.B. explains how to short stocks…what makes for a good short…and why you should be shorting stocks now.]This company’s stock has more than quadrupled since 2010. But, like other insurers, this company’s good times are about to end.Over the past two years, the company’s already lost $1 billion because of Obamacare. Yet, its stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 21.7. That’s almost double its five-year average. (The higher the PE ratio, the more expensive the stock.)According to E.B., this stock could plunge 50% or more as Obamacare unravels. You can get in on this trade by signing up for The Casey Report. But, before you do, watch this eye-opening presentation.It talks about a major financial crisis on the horizon. As you’ll see, this coming crisis could cause the average U.S. stock to fall 50% or more. Weak companies, like the health insurer that E.B.’s shorting, could fall even further.The good news is that you can turn this coming crisis into a major money-making opportunity. Watch this FREE video to learn how.How to Profit from “Internet 3.0”Editor’s note: Today, instead of our usual Chart of the Day, we’re sharing one of the most popular money-making ideas from our good friends over at the Palm Beach Research Group. As you’ll see, the “blockchain” revolution is taking over the tech world…and there are huge profits to be made if you get in now…“The next phases of the internet will be built on the blockchain…”The blockchain is a revolutionary technology that’s changing the world at an astonishing pace. It’s nothing more than a digital ledger. But this ledger is decentralized, public, and “unhackable.”Decentralization is the source of the ledger’s integrity. Millions (and soon billions) of connected devices around the globe keep it accurate. Its reliability is so solid, some of the largest names in global finance and business are investing billions into the technology…• Wall Street “megabank” JPMorgan is investing $9 billion in the blockchain.• Global titans Credit Suisse, Reuters, and HSBC are just a few of the many massive firms investing in the blockchain right now.• Within five years, two-thirds of all asset managers worldwide will use the blockchain in some way.Teeka Tiwari, editor of The Palm Beach Letter, says today’s new blockchain-based companies will become “the IBMs, eBays, and Amazons of tomorrow.”You can learn about this digital revolution by clicking the five-minute video below. The window to make money in “ground-floor” blockchain investments is closing fast. To take advantage of this incredible opportunity today, click here.Regards,Justin SpittlerDelray Beach, FloridaOctober 3, 2016We want to hear from you.If you have a question or comment, please send it to [email protected] We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.last_img read more

Almost 10 years ago journalist Hillary Frank was

first_imgAlmost 10 years ago, journalist Hillary Frank was pregnant and planning to give birth without medication or surgery — but things didn’t go according to her plan.Instead, Frank experienced a prolonged and difficult labor that left her with a traumatic injury — chronic pain from an episiotomy that didn’t heal as expected, and had to be redone. For months she was unable to walk, sit or easily hold or nurse her newborn daughter, and didn’t fully recover for three years. To make matters worse, beyond the physical injury, she felt she couldn’t talk openly about what had happened to her.”There is a general sense in our society that it’s not proper to talk about these kinds of injuries,” Frank says. “If I had gotten injured that severely on any other part of my body, of course I would have been talking about it with my friends. … But because it was in a private part of my body I couldn’t.”Gradually, Frank realized that other women had similar experiences. She decided to start the podcast The Longest Shortest Time to talk about childbirth, sex and the dilemmas of parenting young children. Frank says the best part about starting the podcast was connecting with other parents.”I wanted to know that I wasn’t alone in struggling after having had a child,” she says. “What was remarkable to me was how much variety there is in that struggle, just how much diversity there is in that struggle. And that made me feel less alone.”Frank’s new book is called Weird Parenting Wins.Interview highlightsOn her experience in giving birthI started pushing and nothing was happening, and so I pushed and pushed and — time is weird when you’re pushing the baby out and the baby’s not coming — but I pushed for three hours. … I had a midwife who was my favorite midwife. I felt so lucky that she was there with me, and she said she was going let me push for another half hour. And I thought, “Wow, that’s really nice.” But then I pushed for another half hour and the baby didn’t come out. So she said, “I think it’s time to give you an episiotomy [a surgical incision to the vaginal opening meant to help enable childbirth].”On how an episiotomy that didn’t heal and had to be redone led to lingering problems and anger[When the pain was at its worst] it felt like this was my new forever. It was hard to imagine ever being able to take care of this little new human that I had in my care. … I was angry at everybody. … At first, I was really mostly aiming it at myself. I felt really strongly that I had failed at childbirth and it was all my fault. That, like, if I had just done the breathing right, if I had just, you know, accepted one last massage from my midwife, if I had just done a hands and knees [position before delivery to facilitate labor] one more time, like maybe I could have gotten her to turn. [The baby, Sasha, was turned the wrong way in utero.] Maybe I could have relaxed enough to make my labor progress. It turned to my baby too, because I was like, “Well why didn’t she turn? Why didn’t she do what she was supposed to do?” Which also feels kind of irrational.And then [the anger] turned to [the medical staff] at the hospital. There was just so much anger to go around.On how an episiotomy that didn’t heal properly, even after repairs, affected every aspect of her life for three years after the baby’s birthOn a purely physical level, I had to sit in a certain way in order to avoid being in pain when I was seated, and it gave me chronic pain in my hip and it made it difficult for me to even sit cross-legged. So just on that kind of level it affected me on a daily basis. It also psychologically just made me walk around feeling like there was something wrong with me. It made me feel pretty dead inside, and I feel like it affected how I talk to people. I feel like I was more withdrawn. And then, on a personal level, it really affected my private life with my husband. Sex was difficult, painful.On struggling with her identity as the mother of a newbornI felt like I had one identity — and it was mom, and that was it. And I had never been a mom before, and I just felt really empty. I felt like a shell of myself. I just I felt like my only reason for existing was keeping this other little person alive. And I loved her — I wanted her I wanted her to thrive — but I just felt like everything else had disappeared.On starting her podcast, The Longest Shortest TimeWhen this came out, at the end of 2010, I didn’t think, “There’s going be a big audience for this.” I was really doing this for myself. I was doing it to feel personally less alone, and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out that it made other people feel less alone. But we’re in a different podcasting landscape now where, like, podcasts have trailers, and people really think about what they’re doing when they launch one. For me, it was just I was sitting literally in my bedroom with a microphone talking to other moms while trying to line-up our conversations while both of our kids were napping for 20 minutes. … I also think it took me outside of my own head to think about other people’s stories.On a helpful parenting tip she learned through writing her bookThere’s a game that a mom made up called, “What’s on my butt?” And the way you play is, when you feel like you just need a break, and your kid feels like they want to play, you lie face down on the couch and you tell your kid … to go find some random object around the house [and] put it on your butt, and you have to guess what it is. And I play this with my daughter – and it allows me to refuel.Therese Madden and Thea Chaloner produced and edited the audio of this interview. Bridget Bentz and Molly Seavy-Nesper adapted it for the Web. Copyright 2019 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.last_img read more