CK Friday Links--Friday April 11, 2014

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

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Parsley Pesto Potatoes: just 81c a serving! (Budget Bytes)

Coconut Vegetable Curry. (Budget Bytes)

Two unusual ideas for chocolate... including Kale and Chocolate Cake!? (Stonesoup)

Did you know Google can give you a side-by-side nutritional comparison of foods now? Here's how to use it. (Google+, via Jayson Lusk)

Everything you know about unhealthy foods is wrong. (Guardian)

Is there really such a thing as humane meat? Long but brilliant discussion of the "ominvore’s contradiction." (American Scholar) PS: Also worth perusing some of the comments for a generally thoughtful debate.

Why health integrity matters. (Mark’s Daily Apple)

For years I resisted getting a Kindle. But when I got one, it was a big surprise. (Stephan van Coppenole)

How do you know when it's time to intervene with a friend's money mistakes? (Bargaineering)

Why we're not doomed. (Mr. Money Mustache)

Successful investing isn't a function of what you buy. It’s a function of what you pay. (The Reformed Broker)

Striking early demo of Michael Jackson's "Beat It." (Rhythm of the Tide)

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Jen Blacker said...

I am a voracious reader and love the smell of hardcover books. It can be an expensive habit if I wanted to read all the authors I love.

Last year I finally took the Kindle plunge and was surprised as well at the free stuff. You can borrow a book every month for free if you are a Prime member, they have a huge list of free titles that change every few days, and there are sites out there that offer free books (there's a horror site on Facebook that has a few books a day for free).

Not to mention the bundles of books for only .99 cents. 6-7 books for that price is crazy. Purchasing the Kindle has saved me money in the long run and I have discovered new authors. I still do buy paperbacks of certain authors but otherwise everything is on my Kindle

chacha1 said...

"When butting in, it can help to let someone know you’ve been there." I liked the piece on other people's money mistakes. I'm trying to address a few financial issues between my husband and me, and if you think dealing with a simple friend on this issue is tricky, try dealing with a spouse.

Re: the Kindle. I'm just a big fan. After years of me raving about mine, my Dad got a Paperwhite for Mom. After a couple of days of frustration and "I hate this" she discovered its true glories and is now a complete convert. :-)

Daniel said...

I was struck by the post on the Kindle too. Heh, I guess that's why I linked to it. :) But I found the same experience: at first I thought it would be dumb device that would just collect dust (my Kindle was a gift), but it's brought me a lot of books for free that I'd otherwise probably not read. The public domain books are in many ways a big gift to humanity from Amazon.