Apparently fat makes you lose weight →
Mice who were fed normal food but had caloric intake reduced by a third lost the same amount of weight as mice eating low-carb, high-fat, full calorie food. What. Shameless plug for my new food blog.
I don’t care about Tiger Woods. The only thing he’s supposed to do is hit a ball into a cup. Which completely disinterests me. His marital problems are of even less interest to me, since they hold no relevance to the one reason anyone should possibly be interested in him. Bah
Unsodden Problems: myunreality:...This is a very... →
myunreality: myunreality: … This is a very awesome explination. Also, the idea of energy just existing and never being created nor destroyed is interesting. Did energy exist before the Big Bang? Logically, you’d think it would have to in order to create said Bang. But what was it doing before it Banged? You’re falling into temporal thinking again. There is no “before” the big bang. Time...
myunreality: aquaeousolution replied to your post: The question “what caused the big bang” implies causality, which requires a framework of time, which was created by the Big Bang. According to all known physics, energy is never created or “caused.” It simply exists in various forms. This is a very awesome explination. Also, the idea of energy just existing and never being created nor...
Let's Play a Game: Guess the Edible Food-like...
nutritionista: In the vein of today’s earlier post on the unnecessary crap in so much of today’s processed food, I want to play a little game. I’m going to post the ingredients in a common food. You tell me what it is. The winner is the one who gets the closest to the actual product (brand, flavor, etc.). What do you get if you win? I’m not sure, but eternal glory is definitely up for grabs....
The wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh
To Piglet, for bravery in spite of being a very small and timid animal. To Tigger, for limitless optimism and boundless confidence. To Eeyore, for wanting a little sympathy when all he sees is the bad. To Kanga, for the desire to nurture and protect. To Roo, for the need to be nurtured and protected. To Rabbit, for always knowing what’s right even when he doesn’t. To Owl, for...
My schnitzel brings all the Germans to the yard,...
myunreality: (via incubate) I can teach you / but I have DU WERDEST EINE KRANKENSCHWESTER BRAUCHEN.
“Family customs are what are killing us.” Don’t eat or do something just because your family always has. Good advice for everyone, including myself.
Which is more likely: That the whole natural order is suspended or that a Jewish...– Attributed to David Hume, but it might be paraphrased by Christopher Hitchens. (via sixtyforty) (via friendlyatheist)
The Nutritionista: Review: Door to Door Organics... →
This past Tuesday, my sis and I got our first delivery from Door to Door Organics. Here’s what came in our “Bitty Box” (for $23): 3 ea. Murcott Tangerines 2 ea. Navel Oranges 1 ea. Meyer Lemons 1 ea. Spinach 2 ea. Gala Apples 1 lb Potatoes 2 ea. Fuji Apples 1 ea. Romaine Lettuce 2 ea…. Damn. I wish they had this in Chicago.
Dumbed-down Harry Potter titles.
fuckyeahslightlyamusing: theatomicboom: found off AverageWizard Book One: “Harry Potter and the Magic Stone” Book Two: “Harry Potter and the Secret Sewer” Book Three: “Harry Potter and the Ex-con” Book Four: “Harry Potter and the Fire Cup” Book Five: “Harry Potter and the Secret Club” Book Six: “Harry Potter and Snape” Book Seven: “Harry Potter Goes Camping” WIN.
How does privilege tangibly manifest itself?
Does privilege necessarily correlate with higher self-assessments of general happiness, more opportunity for legal justice, higher pay, lower mortality, lower rates of crime victimhood, or lower rates of disease? If “privileged” is not the word to be used to describe these traits, what is? I understand that privilege sometimes the result of “invisible systems” but as...
The Bible makes more sense if you assume God's...
aimlessdrive: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last...
Unequal Societies →
Recent research comparing quality of life between countries as well as between different US states strongly suggests that countries with more equal wealth (either through income redistribution or less wage disparity) have higher life expectancies, lower mortality, and higher measures of overall happiness and quality of life.
My beliefs, even though I am under 18 they don't...
myunreality: shelbywells: (cut for space) I pretty much agree with everything you say here, except for the death penalty. I do believe in a form of the death penalty, but not the system we have in practice today. Of course, I really have beef with a lot of the justice and prison systems in America. Petty offenders shouldn’t be imprisoned. So much money goes into the prison systems, and so...
The semi-spontaneous development of “Chinese” food across the country and the world.
I’m not usually a terrible stickler about these kinds of things but… Literally does not mean “emphatically metaphorically.” You are not literally drowning unless you are submerged in liquid and having difficulty breathing. You are busy. You are virtually drowning. Even just “I’m drowning” is acceptable. Bah.
I’m just posting part one, but I HIGHLY recommend you watch the whole thing. It gets sadder and creepier as it goes on. I’ve always known North Korea was kind of a backwards hell-hole. But the pure, dystopian craziness which goes on there is just mind boggling. The saddest part is when they go to a “tea shop”, whose purpose is clearly only to impress the rare foreign...
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in...– Siddhārtha Gautama (via justbesplendid) (via pyrotechnic) (via glassandsummer) (via curiositykate)
Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting...– Douglas Adams (via) (via syntheticpubes) (via curiositykate)