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Weekend Link Love – Edition 27

Stephen King – novelist, master of horror, dietitian? [7]. That’s Fit discusses King’s new short story about the ever creepy, ever scary….stationary bike!

Holiday season is in full swing. If you’re like the average person, you’ll gain 4 pounds. If you’re like Grok, you won’t. The IF Life has a great list of tips to survive the holidays [8]. (Avoid Vince Vaughn Christmas movies for one).

And speaking of the holidays, nothing says ‘Christmas’ like yuletide jerky. Guest poster and frequent commenter Son of Grok has a few good tips on homemade jerky [9].

What exactly is a heavy atom? And how will it lengthen your life? This article [10] from New Scientist provides the answer. (Thanks for the link, Alex!)

You’ve all probably heard of NBC’s Biggest Loser by now. Some people think it’s a step in the right direction of reality TV. Others think it’s despicable. Read Cranky Fitness’ view on extreme weight loss television [11], and then chime in with your own opinion.

If you’re worried about the harmful effects of browning your meats and veggies read Modern Forager’s informative article on advanced glycation end-products [12].

And finally, here’s something short and random about smartening up your week [13].