What The Hell Am I Eating

yourhealthista:

This week I’m awarding health/nutrition news…

BANDWAGON AWARD

Someone else asks the question, “Is sugar toxic?” Namely, CBS News.

Dr. Lustig doesn’t mess around.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Is sugar toxic?

Dr. Robert Lustig: I believe it is.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Do you ever worry that that’s— it…

feedemright:

These are lovely and would make a nice addition to any Passover dessert!

chippedbowl:

This is the easiest homemade candy you will ever make.  And, it is super impressive.  Feel free to use whatever chocolate or nuts or dried fruit you have on hand.  Store in the freezer for a more solid base.

Fruit and Nut Chocolates, adapted from Vegetarian Times

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup (golden) raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced dried apricots or mango
  • 7 oz of your favorite chocolate

Directions

  1. Line 24 mini muffin cups with small muffin papers.  Combine fruit and nuts in a small bowl.
  2. Melt chocolate in a pot over very low heat until smooth.  Spoon 1.5 tsp of chocolate into each muffin cup.
  3. Place 1 tsp full of fruit/nut mixture on top of chocolate.  Place in freezer until firm.
Although most people are unaware of the name for it, creative pauses are happening wherever people are solving problems. They occur among harassed CEOs, design directors, and small-business entrepreneurs. The creative pause allows the space for your mind to drift, to imagine and to shift, opening it up to new ways of seeing.
From Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored, by Martin Lindstrom (via fastcompany)

The Human Brain

The Human Brain

fastcompany:

After arriving at an agreed-upon treatment with Nike for its latest commercial, director Casey Neistat literally took the money and ran—filming a trip around the world on Nike’s dime, and presenting the footage as the ad. Here’s why.

“My vision for it was forget about what Nike is, forget about sneakers, forget everything; what does ‘make it count’ mean to me?” Neistat says. “And what it means to me is take a huge chance. Consequences aside, if I could do anything in the world, what would it be? Do I really want to produce another regular advertisement? No. I would take this production budget and go around the world and see all these places I want to see.”

fastcompany:

After arriving at an agreed-upon treatment with Nike for its latest commercial, director Casey Neistat literally took the money and ran—filming a trip around the world on Nike’s dime, and presenting the footage as the ad. Here’s why.

“My vision for it was forget about what Nike is, forget about sneakers, forget everything; what does ‘make it count’ mean to me?” Neistat says. “And what it means to me is take a huge chance. Consequences aside, if I could do anything in the world, what would it be? Do I really want to produce another regular advertisement? No. I would take this production budget and go around the world and see all these places I want to see.”

fastcompany:

“We don’t hire homies to bake bread. we bake bread to hire homies.”

Homeboy Industries, the passion project of an L.A. priest, has brought life reboots to hundreds of former criminals, including onetime gang members and the fallen CEO of mega-construction company KB Home.

Read the feature story and see more photos->

fastcompany:

In the dark hours last night, the Pebble project broke the previous Kickstarter funding record of $3.3 million. And still the backers arrive. The project has 31 days left to run, and at the time of writing it has $3,428,933 in funds and nearly 24,000 backers. 
Read more about how Pebble is proving that the reports of the wristwatch’s death are greatly exaggerated->

fastcompany:

In the dark hours last night, the Pebble project broke the previous Kickstarter funding record of $3.3 million. And still the backers arrive. The project has 31 days left to run, and at the time of writing it has $3,428,933 in funds and nearly 24,000 backers. 

Read more about how Pebble is proving that the reports of the wristwatch’s death are greatly exaggerated->