Category Archives: Historical

The Big Bird Hat Boycott

In the late 19th century, it became all the rage for women’s hats to be trimmed with bird feathers. This fashion even extended to hummingbird skins, which flooded the British hat market from America. As an example, in 1911, more … Continue reading

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25 years of numb

Prozac turned 25 this year. It started being sold in the US, following a fair bit of testing and a year in Belgium, in January 1988. Prozac itself is merely a brand name (like Aspirin) for Fluoxetine. Clearly that name … Continue reading

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