FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Instagram makes food taste better, willpower research is shaken up, and the benefits of cold showers

by | Mar 18, 2016
For the Love of Food

For the Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. 

This week Instagram makes food taste better, willpower research is shaken up, and the benefits of cold showers.

Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat!

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Links of the week

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5 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Instagram makes food taste better, willpower research is shaken up, and the benefits of cold showers”

  1. Peggy says:

    Fantastic list of links, Darya! AND I’ve pinned the ‘Readsy’ app to my bookmarks bar and have used it several times already today.

    I’ve wanted a standing/treadmill desk forever and today I came up with a way to use my 1980’s collection of Britannica encyclopedia–I’ve stacked them six high (2 sets) and am now typing at my laptop rather than sitting in my (very uncomfortable) desk chair. It feels like progress. Things just have to align in the universe sometimes, don’t they?

    Thank you for your inspiring work. I’m getting it–slowly. But I am getting it.

  2. Leticia says:

    One not so little thing about internet etiquette.

    On the poached eggs subject, you linked Lifehacker, but it was not their article – truly – they just re-printed an article from The Kitchen. It is fine for Lifehacker to do just that, as long as they give credit, which they did.

    What I find questionable is for you to link to Lifehacker, not to the Kitchen, who actually wrote the article.

    Damn, I feel link an annoying old lady now. (NEVER EVER wear white after labor day, my dear) But I do think it is important to give traffic to those who produce content, more than to those that re-heat, re-format and re-publish it. Let us agree that I would not have your blog on my feed reader if all you did was link posts. 🙂

  3. Nicola says:

    I’m pretty sceptical about the “Exercise in Futility” article. For instance, it claims people in Japan and Norway are “less likely to be active” than Americans and also generally slimmer. But what does “active” mean? In many towns in the US, for instance, it’s nigh impossible to get anywhere on foot or by public transit, while in much of Europe (including, perhaps, Norway), those are default modes of transport (I don’t know about Japan, but given the famous bullet trains I would imagine car travel is less common there, too). Given that the data is self-reported, Norwegian and Japanese participants are perhaps underestimating their activity level because it’s simply part of everyday life, not something done specifically for health.

  4. Loved the links, was especially thankful for the Vegetable Biryani. Indian food always is a nice treat and this was a great dish to make and enjoy.

  5. Justin says:

    Good morning Darya,

    I just listend to the Random Show with your husband and Tim discussing his obsession with cold water therapy. It was really interesting and informative – give him a big high five for me for that one.

    Thanks for linking to that ego-depletion article as well. A great read for sure.

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