Friday, April 26, 2013

Batch of links

- Essential knife skills with GIF tutorials, which are always a nice refresher. I still have trouble maintaining “the claw” with my non-dominant hand when chopping, but I’m working on it.

- A good article that explains gluten sensitivity, as opposed to gluten intolerance or diet fads.

- An interesting article on a new meat substitute, Beyond Meat, that comes eerily close to the real thing. I’d love to taste it!

- A sampling of good restaurants on Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard, courtesy of Bon Appétit. This is only a small selection, obviously, but I love seeing my city in major magazines.

- How not to cook an egg: When Pinterest and the Internet lead you wrong, which actually led me to How to make scrambled eggs still in the shell.

- An interesting read on why being childless is bad for society as a whole, even though it can be the ideal choice for some couples.

- An interesting article on Dothraki and constructed languages in general. The fact that Klingon is available as a subtitle language on made my day!

- Here’s a quick 13-question quiz to test your scientific knowledge, created by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.
I’m pleased to say that I got all 13 questions right, which means I’m more scientifically informed than 93% of the American population (which is perhaps a little scary considering I haven’t studied sciences or worked in the scientific field in over 10 years).

- And while we’re discussing science, here’s a disheartening article called A tale of mice and medical research wiped out by a superstorm, plus why birth control might be harder to come by in the States, despite Obama Care.

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