The Web and Food
We've spent plenty of time discussing how the Internet is changing the way we read, the way we communicate, and the way we fall in love. But how is the Internet changing the way we eat?
"A study of Internet use and eating habits in Korean teenagers showed that the people who used the Web most tended to eat smaller meals," writes Sara Breselor. "Out of the entire study, which compared light, moderate and heavy levels of 'Internet addiction,' the heavy users were the only group in which reduced meal size was a more prevalent trend than unchanged or increased meal size—all of which raises an intriguing question. We've spent plenty of time discussing how the Internet is changing the way we read, the way we communicate, and the way we fall in love and break up, but how is the Internet changing the way we eat?"
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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