Link love

History rhymes.  Superman.

Dumb hicks are america’s biggest threat.  Also young men.

Just because we’ve been focusing on anti-Muslim bias doesn’t mean there still isn’t anti-black racism going on.  In this week’s F the police

Stop blaming women for making less money than men

someone photoshopped a sikh man to look like an alleged paris attacker

No one size fits all diet plan

Eat these animals to protect the environment

Reading self help books may make you feel worse

Why do people give david brooks money to talk about things?

a Haiku

moustachianism in action

Working together makes frugality more fun!

3 ingredient pasta dinners

beeline reader


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8 Responses to “Link love”

  1. omdg Says:

    I just wanted to say I love your links. Favorite thing I read on the internet on weekends.

  2. Debbie M Says:

    I really enjoyed the diet link–it looks like the glycemic index of food is not strictly a property of the food but of the interaction between the food and what’s in your gut. (I also admit, much more guiltily, to enjoying the America’s biggest threat rant.)

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      I sort of knew that different foods have different GI for different people– the GI is an average. Also, lots of people on the PCOS forum had to check their blood sugar at regular bases and knew their specific triggers.

      Listening to your body is important!

      This whole gut science thing just fascinates me.

      • Debbie M Says:

        Yes on listening to your own body. It’s hard sometimes when everyone agrees that things are–not related to you at all! You really should question yourself when everyone disagrees. But sometimes they really are all wrong!

        And yes on the gut science! Lots of interesting things in that article.

  3. jlp Says:

    To be fair, the self-help books study had an n of 30. It’s hard to know without reading the actual study, but there is a potential confounder with the people reading problem-solving self-help books having greater depression: they may also have more problems!

  4. MutantSupermodel Says:

    Re: self help books, it reminds me a lot of what my dad says in that regard– most of it is not founded in science and makes it pretty crappy. He’s the one that turned me on to the more scientific stuff and I find those to be fantastic. The other ones do tend to leave you feeling aloof and even frustrated. Or if they do have a positive effect, it’s not long-lasting. There was a great review paper that looked at all the books in the self-help section and they found very few had credible sources.

    The diet article was really interesting– I’ve always been frustrated by the diet thing and have long said that everyone is different. I’d love to see the research that comes out of this. This also blends well with the push in medicine for personalized care. I do agree with the scientist that reported that self-reporting is woefully inaccurate but it would be really easy to fix that I would think in future studies.

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