Fluffy Links – Friday May 8th 2009

Alan Foran is now a-blogging.

Eddie Hobbs’ sham resignation.

The Evening Standard says sorry. How utterly interesting. Relaunching and moving away from their negative past?

Chart of time spent eating per day versus rate of obesity. I’m not sure I have any faith in this chart.

Just enough is more and toxic friends.

Obvious I suppose but good for those selling domains. Generic domains outperform non-generic domains in ads.

Going all the way to the Top in the Eiffel Tower.

A frequent occurrence in Paris Metro stations:

6 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Friday May 8th 2009”

  1. Eoin O'Mahony says:

    Ah Damien, not even all the way to the top! Is there some symbolism I’m missing here? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Alan Foran says:

    Thanks for the fluffy, Damien ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The data in the chart may be (probably is) accurate, but they’d have to show causation for it to be particularly interesting.

  4. alesh says:

    “theyโ€™d have to show causation for it to be particularly interesting.”

    Obviously there is no causal relationship here… you don’t save calories by eating your food slower. I think the link is something like “amount of attention paid to food.”

    I think this is backed up by research that shows that if you ask people to journal all their meals for a couple of weeks, they will ewill eat healthier then they’d eaten before — the act of paying attention to your food makes you eat healthier?

  5. Cian says:

    If you eat slower you are less likely to over eat. Something to do with eating too much before your body can tell you you’re full, as such. As per here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7681458.stm

  6. Craig says:

    When living in Paris I passed through Chatelet station about 4 or 5 days every week on my way to college and I always enjoyed the musicians who played there, whether they were folk singers or a classical group. Thanks for putting up the video, it brought back memories – and made me want to return to La Ville Lumiere.