Link Love (2014-05-31)

Thought-provoking

“The sessions—the real meat and potatoes of the conference—had food industry sponsors as well. The Wheat Council hosted a presentation about how gluten intolerance was just a fad, not a real medical problem. The International Food Information Council—whose supporters include Coca-Cola, Hershey, Yum Brands, Kraft, and McDonald’s—presented a discussion in which the panelists assured audience members that genetically modified foods were safe and environmentally sustainable.” I Went to the Nutrionists’ Annual Confab. It was catered by McDonald’s – Mother Jones

Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier – Barking Up the Wrong Tree

“One thing that’s impossible to miss – as the always-excellent Captain Awkward points out – is that this entire rant is dripping with entitlement. There are occasional concern-troll-y musings about how this is bad for the one doing the cut-off as well – the subtitle, after all is “Cutting off exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well.”1 – but let’s be honest: this is all about what Reifman believes he’s owed by Emma and, by extension, all his other exes ever. He wants her back in his life  (on his terms). He wants closure. He wants her to heal his pain because he’s had a shitty childhood! But – and this is critical – he is completely out of fucks to give when it comes to Emma‘s needs or wants. It is literally all about him.” “Cutoff Culture” and the Myth of Closure – Dr NerdLove

How to Build a Batcave for Habit Change – NerdFitness

Learn to resolve disputes with the other person’s heart in mind. The most important thing is to be able to talk about problems and feelings calmly and with the other person’s interest at heart — not just wanting to be right. If you’re going to make it work, you’ll have to work on a way to talk about tough things, and this means you both have to try to see it from the other person’s perspective, and find a solution that will work. You’ll likely be bad at this in the beginning, but whether you’ll last depends on your ability to come back together after a fight and figure out how to get better at communicating/resolving things the next time.” How to Make a Marriage Work – Zen Habits

Religion

Claim 2:  God will never forsake you.
Like I said, I’ve written about this before, but I can summarize it in a sentence:  Once you’ve established that even the worst imaginable injustice, tragedy, or loss may be God’s will for your life, this promise that he will never forsake you becomes utterly devoid of meaning or substance.  The ultimate emptiness of this promise never stops people from feeling that it should somehow comfort them, but for the life of me I cannot see why.  No matter what awful thing you can think of, it can be argued that this, too, is God’s will for you.  So the claim is meaningless.” Games Christians Play: Three Common Examples of Confirmation Bias – Godless in Dixie

Equality

“When a man (though, of course, not all men) butts into a conversation about a feminist issue to remind the speaker that “not all men” do something, they derail what could be a productive conversation. Instead of contributing to the dialogue, they become the center of it, excluding themselves from any responsibility or blame.” Here’s why women have turned the “not all men” objection into a meme – Vox

Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be – TED

“Maybe women are biologically wired to nurture relationships and keep the peace – or maybe women have been acting the way people act when their survival depends upon the whims, moods, decisions and general approval of those who have more physical, social and/or economic power than they do.” the confidence gap vs. the badass feminine – Justine Musk

Chart of the Day: Women need a perfect GPA to earn as much as men with 2.0 – Feministing

“If you are an 18-year-old black or Latino male caught on a campus with a bag of dope, you will almost certainly do jail time. If you are an 18-year-old white male and drunkenly rape someone at a campus party, you almost certainly will not.” Why Girls Today Think Sexual Harassment Is Normal Stuff – Everyday Feminism

Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave – TED

Inspirational

“As we peel back the layers, at the root of comparison is a desire for something that you want for your life. Beneath it all is a way that you want to feel as you move about your day.” Peeling Back the Layers of Comparison – Mara Glatzel

“When you know what you stand for, you know who you are.
When you tap into the power of that, whether people like you becomes irrelevant. (Which, ironically, makes people like you more.)” how not to care so much what other people think – Justine Musk

Health

Why Some Sun Exposure Will Protect You from Deadly Skin Cancer – Mark’s Daily Apple

Is Gluten Sensitivity Real – Chris Kresser

6 Ways to Homestead in the City – with Jill of the Prairie Homestead – Wellness Mama

Recipes

Sautéed Chicken Hearts with Carrot & Apple – Cooking Melangery

Bison and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe – Delicious Obsessions

Grain-Free Coco-Nutty Granola – Nourished Kitchen

Coconut Oil Chocolate: The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Snack – Butter Believer

Paleo Rocky Road Cupcakes: Starring Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Marshmallow Fluff – Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

Quick & Easy Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups – The Happy Housewife

Fennel and Orange Salad – And Here We Are

Coconut Covered Strawberries – Coconut Mama

“Chocolate” Raspberry Pudding – A Clean Plate

Coconut Chicken Fingers – Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

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