Life in These United States
It was my wedding day, and no one was happier than my 78-year-old mother. But as she approached the church doors, an usher asked, “Which side are you on?”
“Oh, no,” she said. “Are they fighting already?”
—Joseph Hubisz Bradford,
A guy joined our Zoom class shirtless, so the tutor told him to turn his video off. He did as told, and up popped his profile photo: a picture of him shirtless at the beach. — @audrocur
I don’t get it when I see skinny people running ... aren’t you done???
Cartoon by Scott Masear
I had to rethink where I ranked in my family’s hierarchy when my sister and I found our dad holding court amid friends at a party.
“Oh, gentlemen,” he said, pointing to my sister. “Let me introduce you to my
daughter Terri. And this,” he said, motioning to me, “is my daughter Terri’s sister, Gayle.” —Gayle Salter Surprise, Arizona
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✦ I Pronounce You Man and Wi-fi
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✦ Mom, Click Here for Internet
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✦ Vladimir Computin
✦ Click Here for Viruses
Recipes used to be terse instructions handwritten on an index card. Now you scroll through a Paris engagement story before you get to how to make the soup. — @Lizhackett
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My sister came across a movie poster online that showed a man passionately kissing a woman in the pouring rain. “How come you’ve never kissed me like that?” she demanded of her husband.
He shrugged, saying, “We never get that much rain.”
—Yefim M. Brodd Kirkland, Washington
In clinical trials, those taking Myrbetriq made fewer trips to the bathroom and had fewer leaks than those not taking Myrbetriq. Your results may vary. *Based on 24-month TRX shares for all branded OAB medications, IMS Health National Prescription Audit, March 2018–February 2020. THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT IMPLY SAFETY OR EFFICACY OF ANY PRODUCT; NO COMPARISONS SHOULD BE MADE.
USE OF MYRBETRIQ (mirabegron)
Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Myrbetriq is not for everyone. Do not take Myrbetriq if you have an allergy to mirabegron or any ingredients in Myrbetriq. Myrbetriq may cause your blood pressure to increase or make your blood pressure worse if you have a history of high blood pressure. It is recommended that your doctor check your blood pressure while you are taking Myrbetriq. Myrbetriq may increase your chances of not being able to empty your bladder. Tell your doctor right away if you have trouble emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
Myrbetriq may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. If you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, with or without difficulty breathing, stop taking Myrbetriq and tell your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including medications for overactive bladder or other medicines such as thioridazine (Mellaril™ and Mellaril-s™), flecainide (Tambocor®), propafenone (Rythmol®), digoxin (Lanoxin®) or solifenacin succinate (Vesicare®). Myrbetriq may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Myrbetriq works.
Before taking Myrbetriq, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems. The most common side effects of Myrbetriq include increased blood pressure, common cold symptoms (nasopharyngitis), dry mouth, flu symptoms, urinary tract infection, back pain, dizziness, joint pain, headache, constipation, sinus irritation, and inflammation of the bladder (cystitis).
For further information, please talk to your healthcare professional and see Brief Summary of Prescribing Information for Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) on the following pages.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.