In this 15-minute video Ms. Teicholz argues that the harm of saturated fat--found in red meat, bacon, cheese, and butter, among others---has been greatly exaggerated and that increased use of vegetable oils in the US diet has been quite harmful. (She elaborates on this argument in her book, The Big Fat Surprise.)
"Between 2010 and 2022, student GPAs climbed markedly. According to the ACT study, the average adjusted GPA increased from 3.17 to 3.39 in English and from 3.02 to 3.32 in math. In 2022, more than 89 percent of high schoolers received an A or a B in math, English, social studies, and science."
Also "beet juice, beer waste, or pickle brine". I don't know how well it works, but I give them full credit for creativity.
Seems a big premature, but if the finding holds up cosmologists will be very excited.
See also "'Things Just Got Worse!' This James Webb Telescope Image Just Shattered our Cosmology into Pieces" and "'HE WAS RIGHT' James Webb Telescope Just Spotted 10 Galaxies That Might be Older than the Universe".
Over the last 20 years at every institution in the UNC system spending has grown more than enrollment.
It's not your grandfather's or even your father's pot anymore.
The Door once again linking you to answers to life's Most Important Questions.
Book review of "How Big Things Get Done The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between"
Flyvbjerg’s database of more than 16,000 big projects shows that only 8.5 percent are on-budget and on-time and that only 0.5 percent are on-budget, on-time, and deliver the promised benefits—and these numbers make no allowance for budget padding.
"NY Gov. Hochul announces 'tools' for students to 'spot conspiracy theories and misinformation, disinformation and online hate.'"
Caitlin Flanagan has an excellent one-sentence reply.
New Hampshire ranks first: apparently, "Live Free or Die" is more than a slogan.
I don't know and neither does the author, but it is an interesting question.
Can a single self-published paper really refute decades of work by three famous economists? If the paper is the modestly titled “Income Inequality in the United States: Using Tax Data to Measure Long-Term Trends,” then the answer — with qualifications — is yes. . . .
More concretely, looking at pre-tax income, the share of the top 1% has gone up only 2.6 percentage points since the early 1960s. For after-tax income, top income shares haven’t changed much at all.
Israel supposedly has the only all-female tank crews in the world.
From the comments:
Incredible women of an incredible people. Am Yisrael Chai.
Very favorable review of a new book, The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance.
The book is yet another strike against the reputation of FDR. But I don't anticipate it will change the minds of any of the people who revere him. (I once had a brief discussion with my late father-in-law about the research showing that FDR didn't really get the country out of the Great Depression. My father-in-law wasn't having it: you don't understand, he said, FDR got the apple sellers off the streets! It was an early introduction to Liberal reasoning.)
"The economist cast a skeptical eye on claims that government-funded research is the key to economic growth."
Alex Tabarrok favorably reviews the The Big Fail by Joseph Nocera and Bethany McLean.
[The Big Fail] is an angry book. Rightly so. It decries the way the bien pensant, the self-righteously conventional, were able to sideline, suppress and belittle other voices as unscientific, fraudulent purveyors of misinformation. The Big Fail gives the other voices their hearing— Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta, Jay Bhattacharya and Emily Oster are recast not as villains but as heroes; as is Ron DeSantis who is given credit for bucking the conventional during the pandemic
Could explain some of the recent weirdness in the jobs numbers.
"Slay," "sus," "basic," and more.
It's difficult for me to believe the ump was acting in good faith. I think he must have had someplace else he wanted to be.
"That is how it all began for Bob Knight. Sports was never just fun and games, but rather a morality play in which it wasn’t enough to win. You had to win the right way. . . . The winning, however, was never the point, and it only tells part of the complicated story which ended with Knight’s death Wednesday at the age of 83."
I don't know about "greatest" but this is an excellent collection. From "What we've got here is failure to communicate" to "Who the fuck are you? I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy" to "I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart" there are many great ones here.
Backed by a fine eight-piece band, live from Germany in 2013. the late, great Joe Cocker.
"Researchers found that when adjusted for body mass index (BMI), intake of unprocessed and processed red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) was not directly associated with any markers of inflammation, suggesting that body weight, not red meat, may be the driver of increased systemic inflammation."