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26 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 21

weekend link loveWhere would E.T. be without Reese’s Pieces? Where would Cookie Monster be without cookies? Where would America’s children be without the salacious abundance of product placement creeping right into the plot lines of Saturday morning cartoons? Probably a lot healthier. Shaping Youth tackles the invasiveness of product placement in kids programming.

Get Simple! Zen to Fitness has several simple methods of easing the frazzled mind and reducing the cacophony of small decisions typical of modern living.

Are vegetarians healthier? You probably know my opinion, but I’m not the only health guru on the blogosphere. Opposing Views is a new forum designed to pit expert opinions for and against important topics (not just health, you can speak up about money, religion, politics, all the hot buttons). So head on over and join in the Great Vegetarian Debate.

Want to make kale taste better? Gluten-Free Girl dishes about the tasty side of this super-nutritious food.

Fat isn’t just a good idea, it’s a book! Modern Forager writes a wonderful review of Jennifer McLagan’s new book, Fat: An Appreciation of A Misunderstood Ingredient.

Never stop learning. It’s age old wisdom on staying wise. Learn how to keep learning over at Pick the Brain (spoiler: reading blogs does the trick).

No dumbbells and no cash? No problem. Burning the Scale has a few cheap weight solutions for the penny pinching power lifter.

When someone uses the term “silent but deadly,” they usually aren’t referring to Steven Segal. Releasing an odious S.B.D. at a party may not make you more popular, but it just might make you healthier. MSNBC has a ripe article on how stinky farts regulate blood pressure. Or at least stinky mouse farts; you’ve really got to read the article.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. The Great Vegetarian Debate is a fairly good read. I’m not sure I found the vegetarian arguments very convincing. A lot of “red cars drive faster on the road, therefore the color red makes a car go faster” type of arguments — correlation is not causation.

    But I’m sure my biased receptivity filters had a lot to do with my interpretation :)

    Jeff wrote on October 26th, 2008
  2. lots of great links! Thanks!

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.groundedfitness.com

    Grounded Fitness wrote on October 26th, 2008
  3. Awesome Mark, Thanks for the link! Loads of great reading for me to do now like every sunday night, great way to finish the week!

    Chris - Zen to Fitness wrote on October 26th, 2008
  4. My favorite argument against vegetarianism is always the extinction of any lines of vegetarian humans in evolution. Thats pretty cut and dry for me.

    Son of Grok wrote on October 27th, 2008
  5. Hey Mark, thanks for the link to “opposing views” hadn’t heard of them…

    It will no doubt become part of my required reading for media analysis/deconstruction on some of the topics we cover on Shaping Youth, eh? (I’m sure the HFCS debate that we covered so extensively will be there for sure!)

    Thought I might see you at the Health 2.0 conference last week re: up and coming digital gizmos impacting well-being for the better. Heads up that I’ll be covering it soon on our site if you want a ‘debrief’ (or if you DID attend, ping me with your session notes and I’ll add ‘em!)

    Amy Jussel
    Founder/Exec. Dir.
    http://www.shapingyouth.org

    Shaping Youth wrote on October 28th, 2008

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