Food:[Fo1] You know what doesn’t know when it’s being eaten? Meat. Because it’s already dead.
[Fo3] Trix is going artificial again.
[Fo4] Now this is a way to get people’s attention on climate change.
[Fo5] More food, less good stuff: The atmosphere is depriving our food of nutrients.
[Fo6] Confused on the concept, it seems to me. Though, really, I can sort of relate. I have the weirdest 3am chocolate cravings and I’m not really even a chocolate guy.
[Fo7] Meatless meatball sub? Sign me up!
Drink:[Dk1] The government almost killed the cocktail.
[Dk2] Rebbie talks about the complicated relationship between Mormons and coffee. One of the things about Deseret is that while the saints are saints, the sinners just congregate around sin. So there were plenty of coffee shops and some of the best smoking docks I’ve ever seen.
[Dk3] Relatedly: Big news at BYU! Caffeinated drinks that aren’t coffee aren’t that problematic. My very Mormon employer even had a coke machine. So I’m actually a bit surprised that it’s taken this long.
[Dk4] More food and drink should come in skull and crossbones packaging.
[Dk5] But why?
Doctors:[Do1] The case for psychedelic therapy. My wife was mentioning some promising stuff about this earlier today.
[Do2] Robert Centor is tired of all this talk about productivity in medicine.
[Do3] Dana Corriel wants people to stop blaming doctors for the opioid epidemic.
[Do4] Physicians think about 20% of care is unnecessary. This doesn’t mean that 20% of medical costs are unnecessary, as a lot of “doing something to do something” centers on the least expensive available option. But interesting all the same.
[Do5] Doctors disproportionately see patients when they are sick, but need to remember sick is not who they always are.
Medicine:[Me1] Spotted Toad looks at opioid and anti-depressant use in the US.
[Me2] Will iQOS be the next big thing after vaping? They’d better hurry up before Democrats get the White House again.
[Me3] Chris Reed explains when and how public health took its turn towards activism. What’s disconcerts is not that public health advocates are taking sides, but that Science is following closely behind.
[Me5] How a letter in 1980 convinced the medical community not to worry about addiction to opioids.
[Me6] If smokers and drinkers actually save taxpayers money, does anybody’s mind actually change?
Religion:[Re1] Praise for the Sikhs, from Breitbart.
[Re2] It’s possible that in the aftermath of Harvey, we were a little too judgmental towards Joel Osteen.
[Re3] Mark Koyama argues that religion owes its freedom to government.
[Re4] Saumya Arya Haas gives an introduction to voodoo, and says it’s misunderstood.
[Re5] Peter Adamson investigates the philosophy of Islamic theologians.
[Re6] Matthew Walther doesn’t want to be a grandparent.