Welcome to the final edition of Yael’s Variety Hour for 2010! I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging, but these hand-picked links are sure to keep you busy if you even have spare time before your New Year’s parties and heavy drinking.
Remnants of Christmas
Did Shrooms Send Santa and His Reindeer Flying? Did reindeer imbibe in the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria? It’s an interesting question explored by NPR.
Looking for a postmodern version of the Night Before Christmas? Well, look no further. Bryan Stone from the Boston University School of Theology has an excellent one.
Robb Wolf’s blog is always one of my faves, and I was intrigued by this guest post by Amber Karnes, which details 6 DIY food projects to try in 2011.
I’m primarily Paleo with a smattering of cheat meals, but Gluten Free January will help me get back on the bandwagon! If you’re trying to keep your cheat meals gluten-free, or want to make dietary changes but don’t want to go Paleo just yet, consider giving this a shot.
“Snark Palin continued her campaign against first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to keep the nation’s youth from becoming bedridden obese people who have to be forklifted out of their houses to make doctor’s appointments,” reads the Washington Post in “Sarah Palin’s Sarkas-ka.” Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, the short clip from the show that everyone’s been talking about is posted if you haven’t seen it.
Food For Thought
The brain doesn’t mature until your 30s or 40s?
Definitions of mental illness will be turned on their head soon, and a lot of them are made up by secret committee?
If those aren’t enough new developments to chew on, you’ll want to read this Wired article about one of the most confusing murder mysteries of all time.
Have a happy and safe New Year, and I’ll catch you on the flip side!