Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

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.  

Recipes Bookmarked
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!)

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