Why We're Fat

I’m considering a low-carb diet. Which, as someone who loves bread as much as I do, is a fairly big step.

God of Cake

Another story from Hyperbole and a Half. I adore the illustrations. They make the stories complete.



Eating alone

As someone who often ate alone growing up, I never had the experience this lady did. But it’s still a nice article.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

I’m unconvinced either way on the subject of whether HFCS is “bad” for your (vs. regular sugar), but articles like this one are lending credence to the argument that this is just another consumer freak-out, similar to the “vaccines cause autism” scare. Especially when I read that the referenced Princeton study has some fairly big holes in it.


Ultra-marathon bike riding

I’ve never been a big fan of riding bikes. The seat is always uncomfortable, I have a hard time finding the right gear, and I hate pedaling up hills. Which makes this story even more unbelievable. This guy is (literally!) insane.


Couch to 5K

Today was my second ‘run’ (really, walk/jog) in the Couch to 5K program (C25K to its friends). The basic concept is that you can go from being a couch potato to running 5k (about 3 miles) in 9 weeks. Seeing as it would take me about 9 weeks to run 5k in my current condition, I was intrigued by the premise. The basic concept is that most people try running, get very sore, see no immediate improvement, and give up.


Cadbury commercial

I’m confused as to what this has to do with delicious caramel-filled chocolate eggs. But, I laughed.