“For those whose sources of protein were heavily plant-based — nuts and legumes — the increased risk of dying of cancer declined and the increased risk of all-cause mortality disappeared altogether.”—High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly
The advice we got decades ago to cut dietary fat was never intended as advice to eat low-fat, high-starch, high-sugar cookies. When the advice to cut fat was first provided, there was no such thing as highly-processed, low-fat junk food. The food industry exploited the advice and invented low-fat junk food to take advantage of it.
The advice to cut fat was intended to direct us to the naturally low-fat foods that existed at the time, namely vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, and lean meats.
We never followed the advice we got. Instead…the percentage of total calories from fat in the typical American diet went down not because we reduced our fat intake, but because we increased our total calorie intake.
[cfsp key=”google_adsense_300x250”]“Apple is quietly investing far more money to acquire talent, technology and production capacity than the market appears to realize, having liberally outspent even Google over the past year,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“While the identity of a significant number of Apple’s acquisitions remains intentionally shrouded in mystery, the dollar…
“LDL is not just a mere risk factor, like any other biomarker. It is the actual delivery mechanism of the very substance that forms most of the [atherosclerotic] lesion. Therefore, unlike the other risk factors, it alone is sufficient to drive the disease process.”—
PlantPositive.com —The Futility of Cholesterol Denialism, Part 1: How Much LDL?
“Why, then, do we love our smartphones and Twitter apps so much? Because we want to be lovers of our time. The urge to belong to our age is more powerful than the need to use our time efficiently.”—Adam Gopnik,
A Point of View: Why I don’t tweet http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26066325
Before The 17th Century, Almost All Cultivated Carrots Were Purple
The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the existing purple carrot and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today. Before this,…
This is about the longest multi-pronged post I have ever seen. Interesting stuff, but why not break it up into individual “lessons” to make posts more focused and shareable?
In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project… a revolutionary device that would change the mobile phone industry forever. […]
Chris DeSalvo’s reaction to the iPhone was immediate and visceral. ‘As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately. But as a Google engineer, I thought ‘We’re going to have to start over.’
[…] for the Google Android team, the iPhone was a kick in the stomach.
'What we had suddenly looked just so … nineties,' DeSalvo said. 'It’s just one of those things that are obvious when you see it.'
The Day Google Had to ‘Start Over’ on Android, Fred Vogelstein in The Atlantic
This article is excerpted and adapted from the second chapter of Fred Vogelstein’s book <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution.
“Earlier today, we made a change to the way the “block” function of Twitter works. We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users – we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe. Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect.”—
Bravo on the quick response, Twitter. If there is a problem with blocked users retaliating because they’ve been informed that they’ve been blocked, then stop telling blocked users that they’ve been blocked! If you feel the term “block” is inaccurate for tweets that are visible to the general public, then rephrase the action as “ignore user” or “freeze relationship”.
“Many Twitter users who have been abused and who undergo continuous harassment on Twitter — especially women — will likely not be pleased that their tweets can now be easily favorited and re-tweeted within the confines of Twitter’s platform. Yes, their tweets were never truly private because Twitter is a public service — but a policy that makes it easier to interact with tweets and add commentary to them (even if it’s not visible to you, personally) seems like it’s missing the point.”—
TechCrunch, Twitter Says New Blocking Policy Which Allows Following, Tweet Interaction Is To Prevent Retaliation
This interview is excerpted from the ThinkUp Insights Interviews series, which asks some of the most influential and innovative people on the Internet about the future of social networking and social media. You can get the full Insights book with all of these interviews when you join ThinkUp.
Tearing up at mention of Steve Jobs’s death as a shared experience on Twitter.
“For more than two years I had the greatest respect for the work Samsung’s lawyers were doing on this case. They have a weak case, but I thought they were doing a great job and giving Apple a run for the money under the circumstances.[…] But after yesterday’s untruths concerning the status of the reexamination proceedings, I now know that they can no longer be trusted even on binary facts.”—
Florian Mueller, FOSS Patents::
Apple says Samsung’s stalling strategy ‘has crossed the bounds of reason’, reexamination isn’t over
“Android is selling more and more phones every day by pricing them low, lower, lowest, sub-basement, kingdom of the mole men and, finally, Hades. The people buying these phones are not exactly swimming in disposable income. So, they’re not buying wads of cases, peripherals, and apps. Who’s buying those? Oh, right, iPhone users.”—The Macalope, http://www.macworld.com/article/2061188/macalope-stories-we-tell.html
“Perhaps most important, our business does not depend on collecting personal data. We have no interest in amassing personal information about our customers. We protect personal conversations by providing end-to-end encryption over iMessage and FaceTime. We do not store location data, Maps searches, or Siri requests in any identifiable form.”—Apple