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Food Open Thread: Chocolate Is Magic! (Maple Syrup Might Be, Too)

Happy dietary news, for once. The Washington Post reports on “The magical thing eating chocolate does to your brain”: In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people’s blood […]


Monday Morning Open Thread: Delicious News

(Jim Morin via . GOP tricks, scienterrific treat, per the NYTimes — “To Improve A Memory, Consider Chocolate“: In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages 50 to 69, who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months performed better on a memory test than people […]


I’m Begging Now

Front pagers- stop making new categories for every whim. Use tags to be clever. We now have fifty categories with two posts or less in them. Some of the categories don’t even begin to make sense. We have a category titled ‘eh.’ WTF does that mean? What the hell does “Balloon Jobs” mean? Why? Tire […]


While I Was Sleeping

Somehow, while dozing off the effects of my Thanksgiving raclette, I missed the most important news yet regarding this blog’s favorite chemical. Researchers believe they have identified a fundamental cause of aging, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell. The mechanism was previously found in fungus and has now been discovered […]


Saturday Red Wine Blogging

More progress on that absurdly positive red wine compound, resveratrol. From the Washington Post: A key compound in red wine known as resveratrol appears to protect against many of the health ravages associated with growing old, new animal research reveals. […] Daily consumption of the compound — also found in the skin of grapes and […]