Welcome, friends, to this week’s Variety Hour! It is a day early, because I’m planning on participating in the Blogathon’s theme day tomorrow–and I already linked to some self-promoting posts on Friday, so this is a super short edition. Still, you should be able to find something in here which you enjoy.
- How To Read A Scientific Study. An oldie but goodie by the fabulous Krista Scott-Dixon.
- Replication studies: Bad Copy. Speaking of which… A fascinating piece in Nature magazine about why some studies are poorly designed.
News & Commentary
- Saving Aesha. “She came to America after the Taliban hacked off her nose and ears, a symbol of the oppression of women in Afghanistan. Since then, she’s been passed around by well-meaning strangers, showcased like a star and shielded like a fragile child. The fairy-tale ending everyone hoped for has remained elusive,” CNN.com reports.
- It’s Time For Dharun Ravi to Apologize. Yes. Yes, it is.
- Millennial Branding Study Finds That Companies Don’t Hire Interns, But Expect Hires to Have Internships. Um, okay then!
- The Top 8 Ways to Be “Traditionally Married,” According to the Bible. These are totally not what you’re thinking. Trust me.
Health & Fitness
- Weight Room Workouts For Cyclists. It’s warm out now, and many of us are dusting our bikes off. Check out this older series by Eric Cressey to see what you can do to supplement your rides. There’s also a Part 2 and Part 3.
- Sugar Makes You Stupid: Study Shows High Fructose Corn Syrup Sabotages Learning, Memory
- Alliance BJJ–What Really Works in Tournaments? Geek out on these charts and stats to figure out what the most high-percentage moves in BJJ are.
- Freelance Freedom 259: Sleep Deprivation. This cartoon is totally about me.