CK Links--Friday July 8, 2016


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Farmers are not the ultimate beneficiaries of farm subsidies--and other highly counterintuitive conclusions about USDA programs. (Jayson Lusk)

90% of people, when seeing the word "healthy" on food, automatically assume it means "tastes horrible." (Eat Clean)

How to read a recipe, and why you always should. (Nerd Fitness)

Bonus: Take a break from the internet. (Nerd Fitness)

Related: Want mistake-free cooking? Read the recipe twice. (Casual Kitchen)

Good summary of the thinking of Gary Taubes, author of the excellent book Why We Get Fat. (Farnam Street)

Bonus: The value of gray thinking. (Farnam Street)

Is sugar really bad for you? It depends. (New York Times)

Yelp is a disaster... for everyone. (Lifehacker)

Readers know I'm no fan of Ralph Nader, but he surprised me with this article on championing free speech and mocking trigger warnings. (Reason)

I was fired from my internship for petitioning for a more flexible dress code. (Ask a Manager)

A practical "persuasion reading list" at Scott Adams' blog. (Scott Adams)

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Sue said...

Regarding reading the recipe in Nerd Fitness, I have been cooking for 50 years and I did not know about the comma in recipes meaning measure before chopping, dicing, etc. I cannot believe I did not know this. At least I got extra nuts in some recipes, you can never have too many nuts!

Daniel said...

Agreed Sue!! I actually didn't know that distinction either. ;)