Food:[Fo1] I feel like this profoundly misunderstands the relationship between bacon and life.
[Fo2] Can’t it be both? What if it’s crafty genius is what makes it so delicious?
[Fo3] The biggest problem with the Big Sugar theory of dietary recommendations is that there were moneyed interests on both sides of that debate.
[Fo4] Woah! Your family recipe is so famous that it’s being lifted by mayonnaise producers!
[Fo5] Boo hiss!
[Fo6] What we really need, though, are cows that love getting eaten.
Crime:[Cr1] We’re more interested in punishing the guilty than compensating the victims.
[Cr2] Pitchfork talks to survivors of concert violence and it’s really fascinating.
[Cr3] A day in the life of the Drug Courts.
[Cr4] Algorithmically determining what makes a good prosecutor.
[Cr5] There are a million ways to kill people, so the state of Oklahoma is not deterred.
[Cr6] Not gonna lie: I’m impressed.
[Cr7] How to steal a half-million from a university and become a model.
War:[Wa1] An interesting story I did not know: The role Michigan State University in the Vietnam War.
[Wa3] When it came to surprise attacking Hawaii, the sequel was worse than the original, for the Japanese.
[Wa4] If you’re not on Facebook or Twitter you might be a spy! This actually brings to light some interesting questions. A robust online identity may actually be kind of hard to fake.
[Wa5] How the Soviets secretly mapped the world.
[Wa6] Women in the military is changing military helmets.
Health:[He1] A look at what Rhode Island is doing to boost vaccination rates.
[He4] The New York Magazine has an interesting look at doulas.
[He5] Right out of Big Tobacco’s Playbook!
[He6] This is probably the most important thing going on in medicine right now.
Mindspace:[Ms1] Benny Belvedere looks at consciousness and Westworld, and argues that the latter got the former wrong.
[Ms2] “Many were increasingly of the opinion that they’d all made a big mistake coming down from the trees in the first place, and some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no-one should ever have left the oceans.”
[Ms3] Ed West writes about the need for heroic ideals.
[Ms4] This will end badly.
[Ms5] Tessa Abagis and Aeon look at the potential of brain stimulation, when combined with learning. My wife has had some success with neurofeedback, which is a different form of brain manipulation.
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