CK Friday Links--Friday January 8, 2010

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

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Mike lays out his rules for losing weight with several creative and extremely helpful tips. (Dad Cooks Dinner)

A moving essay by film critic Roger Ebert on what it's like to lose the ability to eat, drink and speak. (Roger Ebert's Journal)

How many extra calories does it really take to cause weight gain? Marion Nestle breaks out her critical thinking cap and finds it's not a simple as it seems. (Food Politics)

So your family doesn't cook? Don't let that be an obstacle between you and success in your kitchen. (Cheap Healthy Good)

See food photography taken to the next level. (Christie's Corner) Bonus post: The truth about food photography.

Recipe Links:
A cheap and really easy lentil recipe with a bit of a twist: Lentils with Bacon. (Amateur Gourmet)

Delicious and quick French Onion and Mushroom Soup. (Food Musings)

Wow. It may not be easy to make, but boy does it sound amazing! Posole--Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew. (A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa)

Off-Topic Links:
Interesting thoughts on loneliness. (The Art of Non-Conformity)

A cogent and fascinating discussion of the making of the overpopulation myth. (Overpopulation is a Myth)

The 10 commandments of social media. (

Food writer Monica Bhide cherishes rejection. (The Renegade Writer Blog)

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kittiesx3 said...

I love commandment #4 on the Ten Commandments for Social Media article you linked. This commandment should also apply to online gaming--you would not believe (or maybe you would) how rude and crude and downright nasty chat gets in World of Warcraft. I am positive the offenders think they are being clever or witty, when actually they are neither.

Marcia said...

Nice overpopulation site. It's not land - it's water, food, and energy. I remember during my pre-marital Catholic counseling in VA - during the "don't use birth control" class - the teachers talked about how much OPEN SPACE there is in Arizona.

I thought "have you BEEN to Arizona? Most of it's a freaking desert!"

Daniel said...

Hi Kx3, I thought that was a useful article too, although for me the best tip was tip #1 (thou shalt not be a narcissist). :)

Marcia, glad you enjoyed it. I'll always support and promote any site or article that helps my readers think critically.