Get your tickets for Thursday night’s Thinkery21 event, 7-9 pm! I’ll be doing DIY nail art demos, alongside demos for tacos, dancing, DJing, and more. Plus, meet the folks of Maker Faire and Make Magazine! www.thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery21
As in romance, a solid relationship with food may benefit from time apart. The “every-other-day diet” involves one day of eating whatever you want, followed by a day of eating very little. Of this year’s eating fads, intermittent fasting stands out as one less ridiculous than it might sound.
A three-legged rescue dog has been given a revolutionary new prosthetic paw after its fore leg was almost torn off in a trap. German shepherd Shadow was abandoned by his owners and was found with his foot mutilated, with bones sticking out of his leg. Vets at Seadown Vets in Hythe amputated Shadow’s left fore leg from the knee down and he was on the verge of being put down.
You would expect Republicans to show at least a sliver of enthusiasm for a law that makes it easier for people to start businesses or care for young children. Those are, after all, things they have supported in the past. But all bets are off when that law is the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Take entrepreneurship, such a core value for the GOP that it sometimes appears to lose sight of plain old workers (to wit, the headline on a recent story by conservative writer Byron York in The Washington Examiner, “The House GOP’s incredible, amazing discovery: Most Americans aren’t entrepreneurs”).
Contrary to the stereotype of the cool young innovator, research shows that many of those who start businesses are what are sometimes called olderpreneurs. One study of 652 technology executives found that “twice as many U.S.-born tech entrepreneurs start ventures in their 50s as do those in their early 20s.” Other research suggests that up to 86 percent of people ages 55 to 64 have conditions that once would have made it difficult or impossible for them to buy insurance on the individual market.