Friday, February 27, 2015

Batch of links

- An interesting comparison of cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk and rice milk from a nutritious standpoint.

- There’s a school in California that, starting next fall, will be serving meals that are 100% plant-based. This follows the news that Beyoncé will offer a vegan delivery service.

- You’ve heard about the Oscar swag bags valued at over $160,000 this year, right? They contain, among other things, $280 of maple syrup, a private tour of a sea salt reserve in the South of France, a gift certificate for a candy buffet, herbal tea-based lollipops adorned with gold leaf, apples, gluten-free cookies, and Dunkin Donuts coffee. If you get too jealous, remember that recipients still have to pay taxes on the lot!

- Symmetry Breakfast, an account I’m now following on Instagram. I love it even though it’s making me feel my breakfasts are inadequate.

- Watch what happens when American kids try international breakfast foods. Well, it could have been worse. I’ll admit that a century egg is not my thing, either.

- How one New-Yorker lives comfortably in 90 square feet. I have to admit, she lost me at “no private bathroom.”

- This is a must-read for everyone. To set up the scene: “In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly” by dictating this letter.

- And I have to talk about the dress: I’ve never seen so many individual responses as to what color it is! I initially saw white and gold, though now I see pale blue and pale black (gray?). The link has a scientific explanation, and you can see another example of a similar optical illusion here. (And perhaps the blue and black are appropriate, given the famous uniform of Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83.)

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