DayJuly 1, 2014

Reads and Eats.

If I should find myself with about an extra two+ hours on any given day I’d like to try making these insane vegan burgers with way too many ingredients and probably enough calories to power me through an entire day. (And the science behind the vegan burger.) [Serious Eats]

As a reminder that I need to invest in a Fitbit because really – don’t we all track everything these days? Maybe obsessively so. Because knowing all the things there are to know about oneself is really what this decade is about. As is letting this information overflow dictate our life. [The New Yorker]

At the end of my first sixty-thousand-step day, I staggered home with my flashlight knowing that I’d advance to sixty-five thousand, and that there will be no end to it until my feet snap off at the ankles. Then it’ll just be my jagged bones stabbing into the soft ground. Why is it some people can manage a thing like a Fitbit, while others go off the rails and allow it to rule, and perhaps even ruin, their lives? While marching along the roadside, I often think of a TV show that I watched a few years back—’Obsessed,’ it was called. – “Stepping Out” by David Sedaris

And for a nice, lengthy, rather scientific article on the neuroscience behind the secrets to the creative brain… The Atlantic has my bases covered. Because neuroscience is a thing that interests me these days. And admittedly I’m still working on this particular article – being lengthy as it is. [The Atlantic]

I am grateful to have finally found some semblance of religion in my life even if my sect of Buddhism really is very staunchly anti-religious. And because I find there is very little conflict between my newfound religion with science (again, being that neuroscience is now my new “thing”) – an article about the brain’s processes while believing in unknown deities. As a side note, the article talks about the God Helmet, an apparatus I recently heard about in NPR’s Ted Radio Hour. There are so many things to know about these days, it seems. [The Telegraph]

Apparently all the great things in life are a slow, arduous journey; 2 hours to make a burger, 9 hours of walking around to meet your step count, or the attention span needed for very long bits of hard information…

Obviously, I’m a mixture of seriousness and playfulness with what I’m saying. Do I think all these things are completely unnatural and overly strenuous? Yes. But I’m also of the mind that’s willing to accomplish all of these things. Boy, do I love da internetz. Feeding the brain one article at a time.

Image Credits: The Atlantic