Thursday, August 26, 2010

August News Round-up

Scanning the headlines ...

Meditation for a Stronger Brain
. More and more evidence is piling up that the brain is just one big muscle, capable of being "trained" in ways we never imagined before.

The world's most powerful drug: Coffee. But does it really work the way we think it does?

Food Fight! Pick your favorite movie meal.

Music and motivation: does music help you work out harder, longer, more intensely?

Fruit leather vs Real food. Not quite a full serving of fruit after all.

The end of cheap food?
No definitive answers but some good discussion both ways.

Sustainability: Is it even possible?

Mobile Food Carts: an urban farm in a box on wheels.


Kristen said...

Great roundup. I'm especially interested in the coffee one. I need a good excuse to keep my caffeine intake up :)

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

Thanks for sharing those interesting articles.
I have never bought those fruit roll ups. They are so unappetizing. Loved the meditation article and the one about sustainable food. Makes you think. And yes, good food is probably not cheap. I rather eat less than cheap.
Great round up.

Mary said...

I read the article on sustainability and found it quite interesting. I always appreciate your round-ups. Have a wonderful day. Blessings..Mary


Fun post! I HOPE sustainability is possible!

The Training Table said...

I'll say one positive thing about fruit leather: if you're an endurance athlete or backpacker, a fifty cent fruit leather makes more sense than those $1.99 power-gel-gu things, and they work the same.