Well-Rounded Links

Well-Rounded Links

I have long believed that reading fiction boosts empathy, and was thrilled to see this squib at the Good blog.

Mark Bittman asks, “Is junk food really cheaper?

Audrey fans will swoon over these hand-crafted Breakfast at Tiffany’s outfits from Simple Simon & Company.   (And here are some Audrey quotes to go with those threads.)

Every week there’s more great news about coffee.  This week, it’s that caffeinated women may be fighting depression with every cup.

How did you really get there? at Halfway to Normal reminds us that people succeed in groups, and was strongly reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success. (What do you think?  Is the pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story really a lie?)

I’m a grammar geek, and The Oatmeal’s How to Use An Apostrophe guide cracked me up.

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6 comments

  1. My husband and I were just discussing Outliers during dinner last night. I’ve been waiting for him to finish it so I can start reading it. He has read several portions aloud to me and it’s fascinating.

    It seems that success stems from both and personal determination and group support.

    I would love to see a post on this topic. It has got me thinking less about achieving success for myself and more about how I can create opportunities and nurture achievement in others.

    Love Malcolm Gladwell’s writing style!

  2. 'Becca says:

    Thanks for the interesting things to read! I added some of them to my links page. I particularly like that thoughtful analysis of the cost of junk food. The one part of the movie Food, Inc. that struck me as really questionable was the family claiming they couldn’t afford healthy food but “had to” eat at Burger King drive-thru all the time despite their diabetes, etc…. Had neither they nor the filmmakers ever heard of canned beans??

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