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Migraine Awareness: Me and my Migraine


Hi, I’m Amy and I suffer from migraine.

I hate my brain. I know I can’t very well do without it but it often seems like the enemy.

Migraine is the most common neurological condition (or brain disorder if you like) and it can affect  anyone.

The seriousness of migraine is often not realized for several reasons. Firstly it’s in the brain so essentially invisible. Sometimes there’s also the misconception that because it’s ‘in the mind’ it’s imagined and isn’t really real. For people who think that may I remind you that the brain is a physical organ and a very important one – it controls everything and if it is screwed up the body cannot work properly, like if you are in the car and the steering wheel doesn’t work. A similar disorder to migraine is epilepsy.

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Sad News for Nerds: Aaron Swartz commits suicide

This is very sad news. Yesterday, the 11th of January 2013, Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York aged just 26. This news was confirmed by Swartz’s uncle, Michael Wolf, and his attorney, Elliot Peters who stated in an email to The Tech “The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true.”


Should I henna my hair?


Henna is a plant whose leaves produce a red dye.  It’s translucent and conbines with hairs natural tones.  It’s supposed to be a very good conditioner, making hair strong and smooth.  In addition to this it apparently soothes headaches and migraines (I’m a terrible migraine sufferer myself).

You can see from my picture what colour my hair is now. What would you call it – dark blonde? To be honest I’m not sure, it certainly used to be blonde but has gradually been getting darker.  I’ve sort-of wanted red hair since reading The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce.  The heroine – Alanna – was a huge role-model for me in my teens.  My sister dyes her hair red and it looks really nice.

I have never, ever dyed my hair.  I don’t like to fuss over my appearance and rarely wear make-up.  If I started using henna would I be reapplying it all the time?  How tedious is it to do?  Is it worth it?  Do you think it would suit me?  I’d really appreciate hearing peoples experiences and opinions.