This past week has seen a couple of pretty bold revelations that have had everyone talking. Keep chatting, folks, and we'll keep the conversation going.
Apple has now made it official that they're next big-push product is iBooks 2, and that revelation has made TC's Matt Burns both thrilled and nervous. We love Burns's eloquent two-sided argument on this issue, for he makes excellent points about the future of education in a technological world. iBooks2 is an amazing leap for college students who purchase tons of pricey books that they not only have to lug around campus but also swallow the cost of when they realize the sell-back price is (often at the most) half of the original. In elementary and secondary schools, however, tablets could easily prove to be huge distractions that detract from the basic principles of learning. The issue is incredibly interesting and we look forward to seeing how it's handled as Apple launches advertising campaigns.
Researchers recently released a new study in which a group of retired NFL players was studied to see the effects on the body of various positions, and findings included a daunting discovery: Players who had occupied a position that involved head injury and were also overweight had less blood flow to the brain and worse cognitive problems. You might be saying, "Well, what does this have to do with me?" The study is just another piece of research which proves that keeping your weight in check is for much more than just appearances' sake. The article astutely points out that any person, involved in sports or not, could suffer a traumatic injury in the form of an accident, and if that person were at an unhealthy weight they would then be subject to the same ailments as these NFL players. Eat well not just for your body but for mental clarity as well.
Paula Deen's Diabetes reveal has certainly been a hot topic this week – and for good reason. There have been tons of opinions thrown out about this, but we love the frank approach that Bourdain took. He made it plain that he had no interest in cracking any jokes at Deen's expense but also refused to defend her as so many others in the culinary world have. He believes that she has known about this diagnosis for a while and has been planning the right moment to make it public. A comment about the continuation of her recipes with knowledge of such a condition being "in bad taste" was also made. Bourdain certainly never holds back, huh? Sorry, Paula, but in this case we kind of think he's right.
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