Here's yet another selection of interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.
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And now, on with this week's links!
A fascinating eight-minute TED Talks video on how pigs are used in an astonishingly wide range of products. Vegetarians, you may not want to watch. (TED Talks, via Rhiannon Laurie)
Water weight raises the price and reduces the value of second-order foods. And it fools our minds too. (Penniless Parenting, via @celestialpetuni)
Are vegans brainwashed? (Martin Striz) No, but some sure can be jerks. (The Blog of the Wandering Douche)
Possibly the most disturbingly narcissistic article on food snobs in the history of modern media. (Newsweek, via Alosha's Kitchen)
An unusual and intriguingly spiced Stormy Weather Meatloaf. (A Sweet Life)
Easy, healthy, laughably cheap--and just a little bit unusual: Penne with Beets, Beet Greens and Mushrooms. (A Mingling of Tastes)
Delectable Chocolate Walnut Tortes, baked in--believe it or not--soup cans. (A Life of Spice)
Unsolicited Book Recommendation of the Week: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. This is one of the best books I've ever read on psychology--it's so good I'm in fact reading it for a second time. Gilbert's book completely changed how I think about my personal happiness. Highly recommended.
What you can learn from the regrettably named Craigslist Penis Effect. (I Will Teach You To Be Rich)
How to overcome the curse of being a writer. (C. Hope Clark)
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