I am out of town, and my schedule is a bit crazy, but I did want to post something on here so that I don’t forget how. I only have two articles to share this week, but I really enjoyed them both.
Why We Lie, by Dan Ariely
Okay, first of all, if you don’t find psychological studies fascinating, well…I don’t know what’s wrong with you. Do you just not like interesting things?? Surely you do! But even in the off chance that you a completely strange person who is not utterly riveted by such studies, KEEP READING until you get to the part about the Ten Commandments. It is…just, wow. I am sooo interested in fleshing out these implications. Feel free to do so in the comments.
The Dark Side of Healthy Eating: Diagnosing ‘Orthoexia’ Eating Disorders, at Her.meneutics
While this article is not as hit-you-in-the-face revelatory as the first, it did put words on some vague pseudo-thoughts swirling around in my head. After reading 7, by Jen Hatmaker, my already budding interest in healthy eating was given an ethical dimension. However, I can’t help but notice that the desire to eat in healthy, ethical ways often butts up against the als0-very-important practice of eating communally. This article articulates that tension in helpful ways.
And that’s really all I have. If you have something interesting that you read this week, please leave it in the comments!