Tagged with “health” (14)

  1. BBC Radio 4 - Food Programme, A Fat Lot of Good

    With a growing array of oils on sale, Sheila Dillon cuts through the latest thinking.

    The range of fats and oils available to us is growing but the advice has changed dramatically. Sheila Dillon looks to cut through the latest thinking to help gain clarity of which we should be using when.

    She’s joined in the studio by Dr Michael Mosley whose recent investigation looked into how the composition of saturated and polyunsaturated fats changed when heated with food and resulted in the the production of dangerous aldehydes. Sheila finds out what response there has been since the programme and how he’s changed his own cooking and buying habits but what questions should we be asking when we eat out?

    Over the past decades animal fats have lost out in popularity and newer products like coconut oil have risen in prominence. Yet a butcher from Clonmel in Tipperary has seen his dripping crowned ‘supreme champion’ in the Great Taste awards - could this signify a change of thinking on what was once classed ‘unhealthy fats’. Meanwhile in parts of Italy a new disease is threatening olive trees.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ltb5d

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  2. Featuring William Gibson | Hazlitt

    Living among the ruins of past futures with William Gibson.

    http://hazlitt.net/podcast/featuring-william-gibson

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  3. Unfinished Business 89: ‘Burger in a donut’ with Laura Kalbag

    This week’s an emotional episode of Unfinished Business. After talking about why a burger in a donut should never, ever have become a thing, Laura Kalbag and I discuss mental health issues in our industry. We talk about my own struggles with depression and depersonalisation disorder, issues that stem from my father’s own mental health issues and suicide.

    Geek Mental Help Week, October 27th

    Many of us struggle with mental health issues and many more than that are affected by it. Over the last few months, I’ve watched some of my dearest friends and others suffer from the the effects of mental health problems, either directly or indirectly.

    Our industry’s incredibly supportive of one another, but there’s more that we can do to help. That’s where the idea for Geek Mental Help Week came, starting October 27th, came from. A week of articles, blog posts, conversations and events across the about mental health and how we can help people affected by it.

    I need some help

    Listen to the show for more information—I’ll write more in a blog post later today—and for how you can help. Right now I’m looking for one or two volunteers to design and code a simple, single page site and host it on GitHub pages. If that could be you, please get in touch. You can email me via my Unfinished Business email address.

    http://unfinished.bz/89

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  4. Tethering the Hovercraft

    A careen through grassroots innovation, speculative design, supply chains and sexual healthcare provision, lashing down over-caffeinated flailing into the grit of socio-technical systems.

    http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/georginavoss/

    Georgina Voss is a writer and researcher working on the interplay of technology, politics and culture. She sometimes writes for The Guardian, and she’s currently in residence at the lovely Lighthouse Arts right here in Brighton working on a design fiction project that asks “what could digital fabrication and hyper-local manufacturing offer to the provision of sexual healthcare?”

    She also holds a doctorate from Sussex Uni, so that’s Doctor Georgina Voss to you.

    George has a knack for exposing the networks underlying the most normal-seeming activities. Usually “logistics” isn’t a word that conjures up much excitement, but George can make you look at shipping containers in a whole new light.

    Oh, and she also hosts a great podcast called Gin and Innovation which has featured dConstruct alumni Dan Williams and James Bridle.

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  5. On Point: In Conversation with Mark Bittman

    Food writer, food thinker Mark Bittman is one of the big voices relentlessly pushing, cajoling, inviting, instructing to change the way America eats. For our health, for the big world.

    He’s done it himself. Vegan ‘til six is his new mantra. Basically, eat plants all day, enjoy what you like in the evening. Your heart and health will thank you, he says. And so will an environment not asked to carry the groaning load of the way we eat now.

    He’s funny. He’s smart. He’s a good cook. He’s thinking about your plate and the planet.

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  6. Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Anthropologists find that the use of "emotional" words in all sorts of books has soared and dipped across the past century, roughly mirroring each era’s social and economic upheavals. And psychologists say this new form of language analysis may offer a more objective view into our culture.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/01/175584297/mining-books-to-map-emotions-through-a-century

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  7. Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

    They complain a bit more than everyone else, and they often share their negative views and feelings when face to face with friends and acquaintances. Researchers wondered whether those behavior patterns would hold true online.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/26/149237888/facebook-may-not-be-so-friendly-for-those-with-low-self-esteem

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  8. Mark Bittman on Taxing Bad Food to Subsidize the Good

    New York Times columnist Mark Bittman talks about taxing unhealthy foods. His article in the Times’ Sunday Review on July 24, “Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables,” looks at why it’s so difficult to market healthy foods successfully.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24bittman.html?_r=1

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  9. How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick : NPR

    Physician Kevin Patterson has treated patients in the Arctic, in Kandahar and on remote Pacific Islands. He says that Western ideas and the effects of urbanization are making people everywhere in the world both fatter and sicker.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/03/24/132745785/how-western-diets-are-making-the-world-sick

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  10. Episode 11 | The Digital Life

    http://thedigitalife.com/2011/02/episode-11/

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