Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Stories: Photoshop, Soda Bans and Darwin

Photo from Civil Eats' piece linked below
A photo collection of celebrities before and after Photoshop. (Make sure you scroll right to the end to see Taylor Lautner's shot.)

Kristin Wartman on Civil Eats with a piece on soda and freedom that observes, "When BeyoncĂ© tells us what to drink we listen; when Bloomberg does, there’s outrage."

An oldie but a goodie - Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' open letter to Prince Charles in which he dances with Darwin. My favourite line of the piece has to be this one, "It may sound paradoxical, but if we want to sustain the planet into the future, the first thing we must do is stop taking advice from nature. Nature is a short-term Darwinian profiteer."

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's my more recent US News and World Report piece on whether or not we really need to refuel kids after "exercise"]