Not that they need my recommendation, but Cracked.com is on today.
The first is by far the more important of the two:
It’s a shame that, as so often happens on The Daily Show, a comedy publication is doing a better job of reporting than the supposedly-serious mainstream media. But then, it’s always been the jester’s job to tell the truth.
The second isn’t nearly as important, but it is one of our national obsessions:
I, and quite a few people I love, struggle with our weight. And considering the problems that men in my family have with heart health, it’s not just a matter of vanity for me. I’m aided in my efforts to stay healthy by the city I live in – New York is very much a walking city – and the fact that I like to take long walks for fun. Unfortunately, I’m hindered by my sit-at-a-desk job and the fact that you can’t turn around in New York without stepping in good food.
This writer’s analysis makes a lot of sense, and I have to say that I’ve been doing something much like what he recommends for some time now. It doesn’t give the results that I was crowing about earlier this year when I was eating cereal bars for breakfast, Lean Cuisines for lunch, and counting every calorie. On the other hand, I don’t spend my afternoons low on energy, body literally craving calories anymore. It’s easier to make good food decisions when you can walk past the convenience store on the way to your train without yearning toward the sweet, sweet energy in a Nutrageous bar. And my runs on my treadmill just seem to be getting easier.