What if everyone in the world lost their hair ?
Their journey leads them to discover some of the darkest secrets behind wig-making and hair in a hairless world.
"After my heart gives out and I'm on the operating table for emergency surgery, I will have told my physicians
and surgeons to replace my heart with Peter Tieryas Liu's Bald New World, or any of his books really, because that's
what I think of when I think of Liu's writing--heart. Similar to the work of Philip K. Dick, this parodic dystopia is
steeped in futuristic technology that further bridges the gap between man and machine. Still, whether watching the
latest episode of the immensely popular reality show Jesus the General or sparring against an opponent in the blood-
sport known as cricket fighting, the humanity of our narrator shines through.
One of my absolute favorite magazines, Rain Taxi, did this interview with me about Bald New World. I talk influences,
science fiction, Bohemian Rhapsody, the life of Leucochloridium paradoxum, and whether I'd wear a wig or not if the
Baldification actually happened. The winter issue is pretty fantastic and includes an interview with Neil Gaiman, which
is awesome in itself, as well as some other great reviews.
HURRICANE CAN'T KEEP THIS SURVIVOR DOWN
What do you do when cancer turns your life upside down?
Overwhelmed by medical bills and the stress of caring for her three daughters, Laila Radant turned to Sisters
Helping Sisters, a San Leon-based program providing financial aid to women fighting breast cancer. There she didn't
just find financial help but a sisterhood of cancer patients and survivors who lent her their strength
She, like so many others, lost critical time from work due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane. Yet
she considers herself lucky. Many of her friends and family members, including eleven women from Sisters Helping
Sisters, lost everything. Houses, gone. Cars, gone. But cancer doesn’t take a break when a hurricane blows through.
In her own words, Laila says, "I do it for my grandmother who lost her fight, my daughters who shouldn't
have to fight, and my SHS sisters who are still fighting because, in the end, it's really about just taking care of
National Cancer Survivors Day, celebrated this Sunday, June 7, is intended to improve their lives by raising awareness
of the ongoing challenges faced by those diagnosed with the disease. However, this year the organizers of the nationwide
National Cancer Survivors Day
It's a day of hope for America's 14 million cancer survivors, a number that includes my boyfriend Jake. Jake is a 14-year
survivor of medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor. This year, the stars aligned and National Cancer Survivors Day fell on
RUNNING FOR HER PERSON AND PROTECTOR
She is her person. You know that one soul who understands you without any explanation? The person who can calm your
spinning mind when no one else even knows you're concerned. The one whose strength makes you feel strong. For Lara, that
is her twin sister
'I run for her'
The age and stage in life. The support system and the fleeting friends. The length and type of treatment. The
relationship with doctors and the understanding of nurses. It changes for every single person.
The one piece that never seems to change is the empowerment that is felt when you realize that you aren’t in this
alone; that someone else feels the very same way.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with having no hair, or a 'chrome dome'! Be Bald And Free Day is about being freed,
leaving your hat or wig in the house, and experiencing the world without hair.
Geor Costan might not have embraced his baldness, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't either. Who cares if the
hairline receded into oblivion long ago? It's not as if the uncovered are unable to live a full life, and Wednesday is
the perfect time
I will never forget the phone call I received from Mike on Dec. 26, 2005. He was calling to tell me that he had stage
four squamous cell carcinoma. He’d previously won two battles with cancer and been in remission for 20 years, so by most
medical standards, he should have been in the clear.
Be Bold, Be Bald! has become our signature event, raising money for cancer-related charities. The idea is simple: Wear a
bald cap all day (this year, on October 16) and get friends, families and colleagues to sponsor you for doing so. No
training or time off from work required. Just put the bald cap on in the morning, and take it off before you go to bed
to show solidarity with the many cancer patients (like Mike) who lose their hair as a result of treatment
Whip off that hat and ditch the hairpiece as today is Be Bald and Free Day. The tongue-in-cheek event is a day to
celebrate those who feel the breeze up top and who enjoy the luxury of never suffering a bad hair day, or having to spend
Coming up with fresh restaurant marketing ideas can sometimes be difficult for restaurant owners and operators. Fortunately,
October lays out a tasty selection of food focused days that offer up the right ingredients to help build your restaurant's
THE ULTIMATE CANCER FIGHTING SALAD
Spinach: Organic spinach is widely regarded as one of the healthiest foods in the grocery store. It's packed
with antioxidants that kill free radicals and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Spinach is also a great source of
folate, which reduces the risks of breast and lung cancer. It's the prefect salad base.
Red Peppers: Red bell peppers are the big dogs of the pepper world. They have twenty times the beta carotene
of other peppers and three times the vitamin C. They also taste really great, so there's that.
Carrots: Over the past five years or so, a lot of research has been done on the cancer fighting properties of
carrots, with some doctors thinking carrots can cure leukemia. Whether it's the vitamin A, beta-carotene, carotenoids,
or any combination of them, carrots are a salad no brainer.
Blueberries: Blueberries are ranked as having the highest antioxidant capabilities among fruits and vegetables.
That means they are amazing and you need to eat them often. Oh yeah they also contain ellagic acids and polyphenols which
have been shown to slow the growth of tumors.
Salmon: Wild Alaskan salmon is a great source of omega-3s, which has been shown to boost mood, ward off
Alzheimer's, fight depression, and protect against cancer. Try to include a few servings in your diet each week
Flaxseed: Another free radical fighter! Are you noticing a pattern here? Flaxseed is an excellent source of lignin,
which is one of the strongest free radical fighters. Studies have shown flaxseeds lower the risk of developing breast, colon,
and prostate cancer, so sprinkle some on your salad.
Dressing: Don't wipe out the health benefits of this cancer fighting salad with a glob of ranch dressing. Using
kitchen staples like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, and/or whatever spices you have in your
pantry you can whip up a healthy dressing this salad deserves.
We all know the food we eat has a huge impact on our health, so why are we eating meatball subs for lunch every day?
Just me? Really? Ok. Well even if you're not eating meatballs every day, but you can probably pack more of a healthy punch
into you lunch. For me personally, I know I have a family history of cancer, so I need to incorporate more cancer fighting
foods into my meals. I usually eat the same lunch most days, so why not make it as healthy
and cancer kicking as possible?