CK Friday Links--Friday March 2, 2012

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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How to sear fish like a pro. (Beyond Salmon)

A visual guide to the Paleo Diet. (A Sweet Life)

Cooking at home takes less time than getting everyone together, herding them into the car, driving to a restaurant, ordering, waiting for the food, eating it, and returning home. (The Lost Art of Self Preservation) Bonus post: Opt Out of Consumerism.

If you ever had the urge to learn what "anthropornography" means, here's your chance. I don't know. As Freud once said, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." (Sociological Images)

Two easy steps to minimize weight gain on your next cruise. (Spoon Matters)

Recipe Links:
How to make creamy, perfect Scrambled Eggs. (Pantry Raid)

Continuing with the egg theme: a delicious Egg Curry. (Soup Addict)

Heck, let's self-promote and go eggs all the way! Seven ways to jazz up your morning eggs. (Casual Kitchen)

Off-Topic Links:
Nine things I learned from Woody Allen, including the secret to being truly productive in your creative work. (The Altucher Confidential) Bonus Post: I Get No Respect.

Calling all Pinterest fans: How to add a Pin-It button to your Typepad sites. (Kitchen Mage) Bonus Post: How to block Pinterest from your site.

Why constantly playing the "Nice Guy" card is fatal for long-term relationships. Confession: my mind exploded after reading this. (Married Man Sex Life)

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Heather said...

Daniel, I've been a CK reader for a long time and like the blog a lot. However, I'm appalled to see you post a link to a blog based on pickup artist strategies (Married Man Sex Life). PUA culture (and this article in particular) is misogynistic and just plain wrong about how relationships work.

I hope that this goes without saying, but in case it doesn't, here goes: the assumption that women never want sex and will only "trade" it for things like money and housework is BS. Women are human beings and we like and want what human beings like and want. That includes sex, because it's awesome and it feels good -- no other reason necessary.

I also strongly disagree with the article's premise. Talking about relationship problems is not "near useless," it is vital. What is useless (and also fatal for long-term relationships) is acting out passive-aggressive Game Theory strategies on a person you supposedly love.

The article made my head explode, too, but not in a good way. I hope you reconsider before promoting sexist stereotypes like this in the future.

Daniel said...

Heather, thanks for your comment, and I'm happy to hear that you disagree, and even happier that you took the time to articulate why.

Please don't misunderstand me: I'm not saying I agree with the post or its premise. In fact, as a long term reader, you know that I make a point of sharing links that I don't agree with from time to time. (Why do you think my mind exploded too?)

What I've found is that an occasional post like this helps foster discussion among readers, and it drives well-written and well-reasoned comments such as yours. I don't want to put my readers in a bubble where we all agree with each other all the time.

Keep the well-written and well-argued comments coming.


Athol Kay said...

Thanks for the link love! Much appreciated.

Hope no permanent damage was caused by your brain explosion! :-)