Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week the food community loses a hero, laziness doesn’t exist, and mussels test positive for opioids.
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Links of the week
- Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 – I was devastated this morning to hear of the loss of Bourdain. For many of us who write about food he seemed to be living the dream, traveling the globe for the best of what the world has to offer. But we never really know the pain that can be someone else’s daily reality. RIP Tony. (NY Times)
- Laziness Does Not Exist – Incredibly important. There are always reasons you aren’t doing things you’re “supposed” to be doing. Address those reasons and unlock the elusive motivation that already exists within you. (Medium)
- Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself – To follow up on the above article, it doesn’t even help you to beat yourself up about it so work on stopping that too. (NY Times)
- Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test – What is interesting about this is that the willpower trait seems to be learned through culture. To me that implies it can be learned in other ways as well. (The Atlantic)
- How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life – Speaking of culture, what US state would you guess has the healthiest residents? (NY Times)
- A Matter of Taste: Can a Sweet Tooth Be Switched Off in the Brain? – Fascinating. Fun fact: Kay Tye, a scientist quoted in the article, studied with me at UCSF and is an amazing breakdancer. (Scientific American)
- The Midlife Tuneup – Great advice. Not too different from a book I know of that came out about 5 years ago. (NY Times)
- Diet and cancer risk: the latest research evidence – FYI what you eat isn’t only about heart disease, diabetes and looking good in a bathing suit. (Food Politics)
- Bingeing on food can turn into a serious disorder. Here are ways to head off an episode. – Excellent resource for anyone who struggles with bingeing. (Washington Post)
- Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids – I know there’s a joke about partying in Seattle here somewhere, but this is just too sad. (CBS News)
- Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression – Cardio tends to get all the attention on the mood boosting front, but weight training seems to be just as good. And with shockingly few weekly sessions. (NY Times)
- Savory Farmers Market Oatmeal – Who says breakfast has to be sweet? (Foraged Dish)
What inspired you this week?