Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sunday Times

The latest Freakonomics article -- about a self-experimental professor [NYT]
Hmm, this professor found the solution to weight loss as being taking a couple tablespoons of unflavored oil or sugar water several times a day:
"The results were astounding. Roberts lost 40 pounds and never gained it back. He could eat pretty much whenever and whatever he wanted, but he was far less hungry than he had ever been."

Sounds interesting.. if you're struggling with weight loss, I guess it doesn't hurt to try this.. except for drinking oil (which on the face sounds like it would be bad for you) -- maybe it's worth an experiment? I suppose if you drink olive oil, you could even argue it might be beneficial! :)

Suddenly those Solar Panels Don't Look so 1970's [NYT]

Two small literary-intellectual magazines [NYT]