The dangers of watching the nightly news

Last night I decided to watch the news, but what I ended up finding fascinating were the commercials between stories.  By the end of an hour my brain was swarming with quotations about erectile dysfunction, sugar coated chocolate breakfast cereal, ridiculously expensive cars that will help with erectile dysfunction, insurance in case I walk through a glass door carrying a plate loaded with hot dogs, and arthritis medications with a plethora of mind-blowing side effects that included anxiety, diarrhea, vomiting, renal failure, pneumonia, seizures and of course skin rashes.  My body went into hot flash overdrive.  By the time the news was over I craving sugar and wondered if it was detrimental to my health to continue reading 50 Shades of Grey. ©

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Mandy Jackson-Beverly studied flute in Sydney, worked couture fashion in London, and has been a successful costume designer in LA, working with artists such as Madonna and David Bowie. She’s danced the tango with Robert Duvall, sewn buttons on coats with John Galliano, and discussed the art of sobriety with Alice Cooper and Russell Brand.

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