Topic: Blisstree Polls

Poll: What’s the Longest You’ve Gone Without A Drink?

Poll: Whatâs the Longest Youâve Gone Without A Drink?

Hey, drinkers: What’s the longest you’ve gone without alcohol? April is “Alcohol Awareness Month,” according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deborah wrote earlier this week about the difference between moderate/healthy drinking and having an alcohol problem (a post I deliberately avoided). This got us discussing the longest we’d gone without drinking. And we’re not sure what’s normal, so we thought we’d ask you all. More »

Poll: Should Food Stamps Be Allowed For Junk Food Purchases?

Poll: Should Food Stamps Be Allowed For Junk Food Purchases?

A Florida state senator just introduced legislation that would bar food stamp usage for junk food or other unhealthy purchases. In a time of state budget cuts, “people can live without potato chips, without store-bought cookies, without their sodas,” she said. But are rules controlling exactly what foods and drinks people on food stamps can purchase really a good idea? More »

Pregnancy As Disability: Blisstree Readers Split

Pregnancy As Disability: Blisstree Readers Split

Last week, I wrote about an Ohio law professor, Jeannette Cox, who is advocating that pregnancy be included as a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Her aim is to secure workplace protections for pregnant women, particularly those in male-dominated or low-income jobs who might not otherwise be allowed even simple accommodations. We asked what you guys thoughtShould pregnant women be considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The results were pretty evenly divided. More »

Los Angeles Wants To Protect Porn Stars From Themselves—Should It?

Los Angeles Wants To Protect Porn Stars From ThemselvesâShould It?

Would you vote to require porn actors to use condoms? The issue may come before California voters soon, driven by a desire to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the adult film industry. But while I’m all for safe sex, and porn stars not being placed in unnecessary risk, the adult film industry already has protocols in place to prevent the spread of disease, and I think a state-mandated condom requirement is way overstepping the government’s boundaries. More »

Natural Beauty: How Far Would You Go To Clean Up Your Routine?

Natural Beauty: How Far Would You Go To Clean Up Your Routine?

When it comes to our beauty routines, some of us have a few long-standing traditions that we just can’t let go of — whether they’re natural, toxic, or somewhere in between. No matter how much we try to clean up our beauty routines and make our personal hygiene green, there’s just that one face cream, deodorant, mouth wash, or mascara that we can’t seem to give up. Just like the one time a month we allow ourselves a big, nasty meal at Wendy’s to break our pattern of organic, local, natural, home-cooked eating, it just makes us feel better, so we figure it’s worth it, right? More »