CK Friday Links--Friday March 8, 2013

Links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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As much as I want it to be true, chocolate does not improve cognitive function. An excellent example of the "ecological fallacy." (EpiAnalysis)

Break out your critical thinking skills for this post, but also read it for more reasons to ditch overpriced cereal. (RealDose Nutrition, via La Vie au Zoo)

Recipe Links:
Got some unsalted butter and a firm attitude? Homemade Ghee. (The Messy Baker)

One of those dishes you can’t get enough of: Marinated Eggplant with Mint and Capers. (A Thought For Food)

Off-Topic Links:
Unsolicited book recommendation of the week: Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman. I spent the past week reading and taking careful notes from Seligman's well-known and well-regarded book, and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's about learning to change your internal "explanatory style" when thinking about setbacks in life. An excellent and extremely practical book.

When it comes to investing, never be guilty of "first-level thinking." (The Brooklyn Investor)

Mental illness is up six-fold since 1955. Why? (Mangan's Adventures in Reaction)

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The Messy Baker said...

Thanks for the shout out, Dan! May your ghee never be wimpy!

chacha1 said...

I have no ambitions to win a Nobel (nor do I have any of the qualifications) so it's a good thing I wasn't counting on my chocolate consumption for THAT.

chacha1 said...

also: on the breakfast cereal post ... sadly hilarious, or hilariously sad, how many commenters failed to grasp the difference between extruded processed cereal and true whole grains.

It was fairly clearly stated, but maybe my reading comprehension is higher above average than I thought.

Daniel said...

I'm starting to recalibrate my aspirations for a Nobel prize too. But heaven knows I've eaten enough dark chocolate to qualify. :)

I just realized I also forgot to put in the "open a new window" links this week. I'll get it right for next Friday. Old habits die hard.