If you haven't checked out The Oatmeal, you... →
Nothing ruins your day like finding out the chemical you’ve been using all week had precipitated to the bottom and you’ve been pippetting water the whole time.
Guys. I just made an appointment to get my tattoo on Friday. I’m physically shaking from the phone call alone. I’m super stoked tho. Holy macaroni. Friday, I will have officially renounced my Jew-dom and completely pissed off my dad. I will officially be a rebel (or something).
Musings on whole grain pasta
If you haven’t heard of the term “leanwashing’ you’re going to now. It’s a spin off of the terms “greenwashing” and “farmwashing” or in other words, when a company attempts to use public relations to deceptively represent a product as health, natural or green. What does this have to do with pasta you ask? A lot, actually, because it is the...
can someone please save me from myself?
Monsanto, a half-century of health scandals →
Running Update: Upcoming Race
Soooo I haven’t posted anything about my running in a really long time. But that’s not because I haven’t been. I’ve done some mid-distance 6-10 mile runs since my oh-so-painful 16 mile run a few weeks ago and I KNOW I haven’t been training as much as I should. Training for what you might ask? I’m going to be running a 20 mile race. It’s tomorrow. ...
I’m eating udon noodles with a fork because that’s all i have at the lab. I’m crying a little on the inside.
WE’RE AT $70,000!! $5,000 more to go. do you want to contribute to something significant? Have in impact on the world around you? SAY NO to corporate bullying and YES to eat more kale. You won’t get charged unless the minimum of $75,000 is reached. It’s looking like more and more of a possibility every day so what better time than now to contribute!!!
“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
Artificial manures lead inevitably to artificial nutrition, artificial food,...– Sir Albert Howard, 20th century organic farming pioneer
Still a Fast Food Nation: Eric Schlosser Reflects... →
“A food movement has arisen across the country, promoted by authors, activists, and filmmakers. Marion Nestle’s Food Politics (2002), Frances and Anna Lappé’s Hope’s Edge (2003), Matthew Scully’s Dominion (2003), Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food (2004), Deborah Koons Garcia’s The Future of Food (2004), Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me (2004), Franny Armstrong’s McLibel (2005), Michael Pollan’s The...
badxblog: Why are we so concerned when thousands of people die over seas when hundreds upon hundreds of thousands here in America die from heart disease and cancer every year? That blows my mind!
Tom Philpott: Introducing … the Vegan/Omnivore... →
YES YES YES!!! THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
Using Tumblr anonymity to make a statement about something that has been bothering me for a while. My statement is “The Bachelor is total and utter shit and we should all be embarrassed to be on the same planet as fans of this show.” That’s all. Thanks for listening.
Help Bo!!! Help tell large corporations that we won’t let them push small businesses around!!! If this documentary gets made, it will be a huge warning to big business telling them that is is absolutely unacceptable for them to sue innocent small operations just because they can. If you have any spare change to contribute, I know it will make an impact. The problem is however that this...
The vilification of red meat.
So, I haven’t REALLY been following all the recent news about a new study that shows the relationship between red meat and premature death, but I do have a few thoughts about it. Why is this a bad thing, whether the data is being represented correctly or not? So what if people believe consuming red meat will lead to increased risk of death. People need to be eating less meat anyways. If the...
Beyond Pink Slime: Let's not forget the bigger... →
As you have probably heard by now, the food scandal “du jour” has to do with “pink slime,” also known as mechanically-separated meat (or, when made by Beef Products Inc., “Boneless Beef Lean Trimmings”). This ammonia-treated scrap meat — the same one some fast food giants recently phased out — has been widely used since the early 1990s, is...
The Human Cost of Animal Suffering - NYTimes.com →
“When we all know the system, we’ll be even more eager to change it.”
There's nothing wrong with the way I am. →
I couldn’t have said it better myself. This is a strong girl, and I’m glad I know her. anincrediblemess: There’s nothing wrong with the way I am. There’s nothing wrong with preferring solitude to company. There’s nothing wrong with being annoyed by constant interruptions of cet solitude. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying short conversations with my family and then...
It hurts so good: the runner's high →
Why does a runner’s high exist? We are far from knowing, but its such an interesting topic!! Read the full article here Another idea is that we need to run due to our history, that we evolved as persistence runners, outrunning animals not because we could run faster, but because we could run longer. In this case, any system that would allow us to continue running despite the pain of, say,...
It’s good to be in the hometown of Rush Limbaugh, which some people see as a...– Rick Santorum, yesterday (via think-progress) 0_0 <—- the face i made when i read this
That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing...– Kara Goucher, 2008 Olympian (via jesuispigro)
I have a deep appreciation for people who are honest. Communicating with people who speak openly about everything truly allows the conversation to go anywhere and for both parties to benefit immensely. #truth
Jillian Does Life: Unpopular opinion, but... →
If I have learned anything the 22 years of my life, it is that happiness is the key to success, at anything. If you are not happy, find a way to change something so you are. If that means eating chocolate, and it does for me, then so be it. Running also makes me happy. It’s all about balance and loving yourself :-) jilliandoeslife: I just feel like way too many people on Tumblr are...
If anyone is ‘overeating’ and putting pressure on world food supplies and...– Susan George (2010) Whose Crisis, Whose Future? Towards a Greener, Fairer, Richer World. Quote is specifically in response to comment that the current food crisis is due to the rise of the middle class in India and China. (via vitalwaves)
Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.– F. Scott Fitzgerald. (via poetic-bullshit)
We Asked: When Have You Changed Your Mind On A... →
npr: On Morning Edition, three of NPR’s science reporters, Jon Hamilton, Alix Spiegel and Shankar Vedantam set out to find out why inconsistency is such a big deal in politics and what it really says about a candidate. And last week, we reached out on Facebook and Twitter to seek out your stories of changing beliefs. Here’s what we asked, followed by some of the responses, sorted into loose...
Starting them young.
So today was my grandma’s birthday so my family and a few cousins and aunts and uncles got together at a brunch buffet with my grandma to celebrate. I don’t see my cousins very often so its great when I get a chance to talk with them. I sat next to my three year old cousin Lyla who had gotten herself a plate full of watermelon that she was wolfing down as fast as she could. She looked...