Ready for the weekend? To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat, and a picture.
The 5-Second Rule Quantified! (via Jeff Wilser)
"To find that training on a working-memory task could result in an
increase in fluid intelligence would be cognitive psychology’s
equivalent of discovering particles traveling faster than light. ... 'Do
we think they’re now smarter for the rest of their lives by just four
weeks of training?” she asks. 'We probably don’t think so. We think of
it like physical training: if you go running for a month, you increase
your fitness. But does it stay like that for the rest of your life?
Probably not.' ... Just like physical exercise, cognitive exercises may
prove to be up against something even more resistant to training than
fluid intelligence: human nature." excerpts from Can You Make Yourself Smarter? by Dan Hurley
As someone who enjoys sushi but is on a budget, I found Marion Nestle's Tuna Scrape, a case study in International Food Safety, to be thought provoking and a little scary. No, make that straight scary. See the follow-up post too.
Fake It Till You Make It. (via LFM)
Dr. Carson C. Chow hypothesizes that the U.S. obesity epidemic is caused by food overproduction in A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity.
April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing at Food 52
Spicy Lemon Coconut Sauce at 101 Cookbooks
Veggie Chips (!) at NPR's Open Window
(Didn't want to skip twice in a row so no photo!)