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
Debunking myths about “the” placebo effect
Does apple cider vinegar actually do anything? (Spoiler: not much.)
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
People are dying because of ignorance, not opioids
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.”
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.