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Weekend Link Love – Edition 233

Research of the Week

In case you needed another reason to avoid vegetable oils, a 2007 study [7] showed that soybean and canola oils sold in the US contain up to 4.2% trans fats (unlabeled).

Among severely constipated human patients, reducing or eliminating their fiber intake reduced or eliminated their affliction [8].

Interesting Blog Posts

Whatever happened to the digital divide [9]? It’s still there, just in a different form.

Standing desks are cool and all, but what about walking desks [10]? The potential benefits make up for the larger barrier of entry, in my opinion.

Media, Schmedia

Superbugs are spreading in hospitals and nursing homes across 42 US states [11], and they’re highly resistant to most antibiotics (except for the older, outdated antibiotics that have the tendency to also damage your kidneys).

American eggs would be illegal in British supermarkets [12], and British eggs would be illegal in American ones. Or, how America’s reliance on technology to make food safer ends up getting it horribly wrong, again.

A slightly different take [13] on BPA from an endocrinologist.

Everything Else

Whatever you do, don’t make stupid mistakes [14].

Fashion is Primal [15].

Meet Ron Finley [16], guerilla gardener of South Central LA, where “drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” Another choice quote: “Growing your own food’s like printing your own money.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 10 – Mar 16)

Comment of the Week

Lots of activities can be done on the floor. Some involve more rug burn than others.

You’re talking [21] about playing Twister, right? Yeah, that’s gotta be it.