Favorite links: January 2018

Since it is January and all…this month’s links are a bit heavy on the health side. But rounded out with some articles on science and writing and recipes, of course.

Health & fitness

True: healthy goals vs. sick goals

When to go to the hospital for the flu

Debunking myths about “the” placebo effect

Does apple cider vinegar actually do anything? (Spoiler: not much.)

The messy facts about diet and inflammation

Signs your “detox” is a scam

A long list of fitness goals that have nothing to do with fat loss


The art of translating science….not just simplifying it

Network Theory: The big idea behind big data

What’s wrong with medical science, and how to fix it

Science fiction meets social science

People are dying because of ignorance, not opioids

Brain food

The root of all cruelty: “The thesis that viewing others as objects or animals enables our very worst conduct would seem to explain a great deal. Yet there’s reason to think that it’s almost the opposite of the truth.”

On the uses and misuses of anger

Hard work is not good work: “Let’s call it productive. Effective. Valuable. Anything that speaks to nature over quantity because that’s what we need more of.”

For your reading list: women writing about the wild

There’s just no accounting for happiness,
or the way it turns up like a prodigal
who comes back to the dust at your feet
having squandered a fortune far away.”

Stomach food

If you need some Instant Pot inspiration, how about Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup or Vegan Black-eyed Pea Curry or 4-ingredient Chili Mac?

As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as too many chickpea & kale stew recipes. Here’s a Moroccan-spiced version and a smoky potato version.

I’m not patient enough for traditional risotto, so Baked Lemon Spinach Risotto sounds like the better option.

If you’ve never had a kolache, you’re missing out. This kolache recipe is on my must-make list.

Vegan buckwheat crepes.



2 Comment

  1. Can you believe January is almost over?! Craziness!

    I need to try out that baked risotto because it sounds so simple!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes – I need to try it too!

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