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by cloudier

I still find all the subgenres of Metal confusing, but this might teach you something. Each genre has a selection of songs and it is simple to control playback. I found it annoying to move around, but I’m using a 13 inch laptop without the mouse. When you move around, the information boxes disappear – however this confusingly doesn’t happen when you move using the mini-map. It’s not the nicest to look at.

The biggest factors in being hot is eating well and working out. Many female celebrities that are considered hot don’t have very large breasts (which is mostly genetic), but they are very fit. Even some of the Victoria’s Secret models don’t have big breasts, they look a lot bigger than they actually are because they are fit. Some people think that all models starve themselves skinny, that is not true. You can tell if someone is malnourished. You can’t get the muscle tone that models have through just not eating. Models usually eat a very strict diet (not eat nothing) and they have a strict workouts that targets certain muscles (ex: very toned inner thighs for lingerie models). If someone is very fit and you add in tailored clothes and professional makeup, he or she will look very hot. However, it is hard to maintain the “very fit” part for a lot of people. It is part of a full time job for a model/actor/actress to eat well and exercise. If your job involves sitting in front of the computer for 50 hours a week, you will need to squeeze that workout time out of somewhere (whereas a model can spend 20 hours a week working out and 30 hours doing photoshoots and other work related stuff, if you are required to workout 20 hours a week with a trainer, you will probably look hot).

The blood test is, when you think about it, a remarkable thing. With the prick of a needle, the molecules coursing through your veins can be extracted, centrifuged, and translated into a stream of digits, units, and acronyms. Blood becomes data, and in these numbers lies knowledge about your current health, your risks for disease, and your potential response to treatment.

Of course, you yourself would have a hard time deciphering any of this. The typical blood test report is an exercise in obfuscation, a document that needs to be translated by a lab technician or physician, and that’s if you somehow manage to see a copy of your results. In many US states, it’s illegal for a laboratory to send test results directly to a patient—a regulatory puzzle that leads some labs to simply deny direct results to any customer, anywhere. The blood may be yours—but the information it contains is not.

But lab reports don’t have to be unintelligible. With some thought and design-minded thinking, tests can be as informative to patients as they are to physicians. With a little context and color, we can make sense of the numbers. And with a bit more understanding, patients can become participants in their own health.