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No food is healthy. Not even kale.

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“Can I ask you why you’re buying fat-free half-and-half?” I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.

“Because it’s fat-free?” she responded.

“Do you know what they replace the fat with?” I asked.

“Hmm,” she said, then lifted the carton and read the second ingredient on the label after skim milk: “Corn syrup.” She frowned at me. Then she set the carton back on the conveyor belt to be scanned along with the rest of her groceries.

The woman apparently hadn’t even thought to ask herself that question but had instead accepted the common belief that fat, an essential part of our diet, should be avoided whenever possible.

Then again, why should she question it, given that we allow food companies, advertisers and food researchers to do our thinking for us? In the 1970s, no one questioned whether eggs really were the heart-attack risk nutritionists warned us about. Now, of course, eggs have become such a cherished food that many people raise their own laying hens. Such examples of food confusion and misinformation abound.

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Scott immigration bill veto called 'absurd' - Bradenton Herald

Scott immigration bill veto called 'absurd'
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Holiday in Ho Chi Minh City: An Architectural Paradox - Jaunted

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Continuing our travels around South-East Asia, we made it into Vietnam after all, despite our passport drama.
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The irony of our post-industrial lives | Troy Media

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It's time for Canadians to start talking about repatriating some of what we were so eager to cast off in the name of cheaper prices.
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Recording Someone's Dream Isn't As Absurd As It Would Seem - Cinema Blend

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Recording Someone's Dream Isn't As Absurd As It Would Seem Cinema Blend Thanks to movies like Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Inception, the idea of playing inside someone's brain and watching their dreams or altering their...
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Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener

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Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Now, a study of arid regions around the globe finds that a carbon dioxide “fertilization effect” has, indeed, caused a gradual greening from 1982 to 2010.


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Irony, fear and the sentimentality of terrorism - The Christian Century (blog)

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Irony, fear and the sentimentality of terrorism
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It seems odd in this era of “pervasive cultural irony” (David Foster Wallace) that Americans are so prone to sentimentality.
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Friend and Enemy Paradox - TV Fanatic

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On tonight's The Americans, the Soviets are being set up by the FBI. Will the Jennings get caught?
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