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willow569

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Useful Research Phrases and What they Really Mean

06 August 2011 - 03:37 PM

Useful Research Phrases and What they Really Mean

“It has long been known”…
(I didn’t look up the original reference.)

“A definite trend is evident”…
(These data are practically meaningless.)

“Of great theoretical and practical importance”…
(Interesting to me.)

“While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to these questions”…
(An unsuccessful experiment but I still have to get it published)

“Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study”…
(The results of the others didn’t make any sense.)

“Typical results are shown”…
(The best results are shown.)

“These results will be shown in a subsequent paper”…
(I might get around to this sometime if I am pushed.)

“The most reliable results are those obtained by Jones”…
(He was my graduate assistant.)

“It is believed that”…
(I think)

“It is generally believed that”…
(A couple of other guys think so too.)

“It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding occurs”…
(I don’t understand it.)

“Correct within an order of magnitude”…
(Wrong)

“It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigations in this field”…
(This is a lousy paper, but so are all the others on this miserable topic.)

“Thanks are due to Joe Blotz for assistance with the experiment and to George Frink for valuable assistance”…
(Blotz did the work and Frink explained to me what it meant.)

“A careful analysis of obtainable data”…
(Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.)


Pillow breakouts

09 February 2011 - 07:36 AM

Got one of those anti-aging "Save my Face" pillows and it seems to be helping reduce the clogged pores I get on the side I sleep on (yes, I change my pillowcase frequently and use detergent free of perfumes and no fabric softener).  The pillow suspends most of the side of your face so it doesn't directly lay on the pillow - its made to prevent facial wrinkles, but I thought it might be good for acne prevention too.

Its a little weird getting used to sleeping on it, but so far I think its helping my skin.

Thought I'd mention it, in case anyone else has this same problem!




MD Formulations AOX Hydrating Gel

06 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've been using this hydrating/AOX serum for about a month now.  I am really liking it so far.  Its got some good antioxidants in it and also provides light hydration.  I had been using Arcona's Magic White Ice, which was doing some really nice things for my skin, but unfortunately it seemed to be clogging me.  I think it may have been the Vit E, which can be clogging for some.

I wanted to find another AOX product that did not contain Vit E.  The MD Formulations got really good reviews from pretty much everyone, so I decided to try it.

I use it every evening after my Derm A Gel, and alternate it in the mornings with a thicker moisturizer-  Skintinu Hyaluronic Moisturizer.  The MD serum is not quite hydrating for me to use on its own, so I add in the Skintinu for a little extra moisture.  If you are really oily, this might work well on its own for you though. It also layers well under other moisturizers or over acne treatment products.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Glycosphingo Lipids, Phospholipds, Cholesterol, Butylene Glycol, Licorice Extract, Green Tea Extract, Xanthan Gum, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben