Friday finds

This weekend is the last before I begin the Whole30. I’ve got a lot planned — barbecues, hiking, dinner parties, dancing — so, needless to say, I’ll be indulging quite a bit before starting my rigorously clean eating. I highly doubt, though, that anything will please me more than the fact that I snuck in one last vegan chocolate mint cookie from Arizmendi. ūüėČ

Not sure how to respond to these photos. Cry? Laugh? Throw up? (BuzzFeed)

This¬†online dating ad experiment¬†drained me of all hope… but, alas, this¬†unknown female photographer’s story¬†restored it. (Cracked/bigthink)

Love this Juergen Teller-photographed feature on celebrity performances. (W Magazine)

I watched, I cried, I called my mom. (Jezebel)

Inside one of SF’s famous Painted Ladies. (The Bold Italic)

An interesting inside look at the artificial sweeteners industry. (NY Times)

As F. Scott Fitzgerald says, “The test of a first rate intelligence is the¬†ability¬†to hold two opposed ideas in the¬†mind¬†at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” I must be very intelligent in order to enjoy both¬†this piece on how to eat half a donut¬†and this review of a¬†Ben & Jerry’s pint lock.¬†(Summer Tomato/Serious Eats)

While I’m doing Whole30, I’ll also be participating in The Quantified Diet. Check it out if you’re interested in contributing to both your personal health and ~science~.¬†(Lift)

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