CK Friday Links--Friday March 14, 2014

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

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Go ahead and lick that bowl: salmonella from raw eggs has never been rarer. (Slate)

Prescribing antibiotics to children may contribute to obesity, (New York Times) but Jayson Lusk questions the Times' conclusions. (Jayson Lusk)

Also from Dr. Lusk: Have you noticed how much beef and pork prices have been going up lately? Some possible explanations why. (Jayson Lusk)

Don't panic over spinach. (Reason)

How should we think about regulating marijuana? Start by looking to alcohol and tobacco regulations of the past. (Appetite for Profit)

How Coca-Cola uses a "Black Book" to make Simply Orange, uh, "juice." (Chicagoist)

Even anti-locavores sometimes need math lessons. (The Big Questions)

A useful, mess-preventing cupcake tip! (Owlhaven)

Will a SodaStream machine really save you money? Nope. (Business Insider)

Silence has become the ultimate luxury. (New Republic)

32 useful tips for when you can't fall asleep. (Greatist)

A good post on Kathryn Schulz's exceptional book Being Wrong, one of the best non-fiction books of the past several years. (Farnam Street)

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Marcia said...

Hmmm...I hate videos but I want the results of the soda stream! I have one. It was a gift. I use it a lot.

Anyway, it's 20-30 cents a liter, and when I was buying it at TJ's it was 80 cents.

Daniel said...

The issue of course is the payback period. If yours was a gift then (heh) it's definitely worth it from day one. :)

Otherwise though it appears you have to be a pretty heavy soda (or carbonated water drinker) to make the up-front cost worth it.