Fallout

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. –Laurence J. Peter You knew it would happen. Thanksgiving is over, and now we must be subjected to a slew of articles about how to lose that holiday pound. Some of this advice is even packaged in implications designed to make you feel guilty: if you/us big […]

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Weight Watchers Scam

I used to moderate a weight loss community and we had this whole Weight Watchers trend a while ago and 20 women or so joined it. Only one that was 270lb or so was told to eat above 24 points… Everyone else was supposed to eat under 24 points. 24 points is 1,200 calories, so […]

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Stu·pid (ˈst(y)o͞opid/)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. –Martin Luther King, Jr. I had intended to write another post about information from the last Scientific American article. I also plan another recipes post. But my attention was drawn last night to this article, and the stupidity involved was so spectacular […]

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I’m an American, Scientifically

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.   –Albert Einstein I picked up an issue of Scientific American while in the airport recently. I’ve gone to doing all my travel reading on electronic devices, for convenience. But, inconveniently, there are those long periods on flights when […]

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Wisdom From Tom Naughton

It is easy to confuse a fantasy for a reality. ― Duop Chak Wuol For your reading pleasure, a deconstruction of an insane article on Health.com, by Tom Naughton

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Paradoxing

Vegetables are interesting, but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. –Fran Lebowitz I spent some time this week with The Vegetarian. I just met her, but I think she’s due her own capitalized title. A lovely person and not at all evangelistic about her food choices. Credit where […]

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Sugar

I love to eat–Kit Kats or cookies-and-cream ice cream. I need sugar like five times a day. –Kim Kardashian Doesn’t that quote rattle your brain a little bit? I mean, would anyone argue that a diet like that is healthy? I don’t think so. And yet do people publicly denounce Ms. Kardashian as unhealthy, or […]

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