CK Friday Links--Friday April 6, 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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Don't pay up for overpriced "natural" egg-dyeing kits. Instead, consider this vivid and inexpensive homemade egg-coloring method. (Bibberche)

The overweight child. (A Sweet Life)

Three reasons to rethink that Diet Coke you're about to drink. (Fooducate)

Pushing back on the myths and misconceptions of "pink slime." Worth a critical read. (Beef Is Beef) Note that one Pennsylvania-based beef processor has already declared bankrupcty, eliminating 850 jobs.

Recipe Links:
Easy and really creative: Grilled Scallops with Grapefruit Vinaigrette. (Dad Cooks Dinner)

Make the French spin in their graves! Vegetarian Cassoulet, adapted from The Food Matters Cookbook. (Eats Well With Others)

Off-Topic Links:
I invite you to write down your stressful thoughts as they occur, and investigate them. (Byron Katie)

How much money do I need to retire? (Retirement: A Full-Time Job)

How to help someone who won't help themselves. (Tiny Buddha)

17 actions you can take to make the most out of foreign travel. (Uncornered Market, via The Future is Red)

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Unknown said...

I look forward to the Friday links, to see what new and interesting reading you have for me...and there I am!

Thank you for the link.

Daniel said...

Any time Mike. That was a great (and gloriously easy!) recipe. Happy to share it here.


Matt said...

Interesting... So the blog Beef is Beef was created about a month ago to combat the public perception of "lean beef". Who do you actually trust when it's written on the internet?

Besides you of course, Dan. We all trust you. ^_^

Daniel said...

It's a good question Matt. One answer to it is a quote from the show The X-Files: trust no one.

Readers by now know I'm agnostic when it comes to information sources. Readers also know that the thing I truly can't stand doing is putting us all in a bubble where we all agree with each other all the time.

The thing is, nearly all sources are biased, usually in ways we are unaware of. And clearly that beef site has an agenda, but at least their agenda is transparently obvious. What I want is for readers to respond to the information there (and everywhere else) on a factual basis--without applying a bias of their own, or doing the intellectual equivalent of plugging their ears. It can be surprisingly hard to do.

Every judicious thinker should be willing to give a fair hearing to as many sides of an argument as they can. Otherwise, hey, it would be like getting all your political information from Ann Coulter and refusing to read any other news source. :)