This must be why I’m always hungry after eating you, fortune cookie…
Ian Frazier: New York’s Homelessness Crisis : The New Yorker
This is kind of amazing. I had no idea it was this bad…
This is probably the strangest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Sick people getting infusions of a healthy person’s poo to help them overcome bacterial infections in their gut. It’s apparently way more effective than antibiotics. Ok, science, you win again…
Ever ran a race and felt like it should have gone better? I think every runner has. Well with this new site, you can find out how you did in Paul Ryan time. I’m less than 30 minutes away from a world record in the men’s Marathon. This is definitely the feel good site of the day.
Egads! The bottom line is that exercise is not going to lead to the quick weight loss that we all hope it will. Diet looks to be much more important.
I was starting to hear stuff about this earlier in the year. This is slightly disappointing, but it falls in line with what I’ve been learning and experiencing through clients. I’d be interested to see how these results play into high intensity exercise.
So I guess the bottom line is that exercise will help keep you feeling younger and healthier, but it won’t necessarily lead to weight loss on it’s own.
This is a pretty well thought out piece on why there’s never going to be an end to the battle to repeal the health care law. A couple of social scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, defined it in a class of problems they call “Wicked Problems.”
Solutions to wicked problems, by contrast, are only better or worse. Trade-offs are unavoidable. Unanticipated complications and benefits are both common. And opportunities to learn by trial and error are limited. You can’t try a new highway over here and over there; you put it where you put it. But new issues will arise. Adjustments will be required. No solution to a wicked problem is ever permanent or wholly satisfying, which leaves every solution open to easy polemical attack.
Anyway, he brings up some interesting points, and, I’m a huge fan of his writing so I had to recommend it.