Arianna Huffington kicked me and Naked Data to the social media curb.
Speaking of HuffPo...
I'd like Huffpo a lot better if Arianna didn't sacrifice scientific savvy in deference to the alternative-medicine (not that it's bad, just untested), high quack-quotient contingent - like Deepak Choprah's wellness empire and David Kirby's high-profile mission to link autism to vaccines.
True, some great pieces come from the site, especially the more socio-political ones. So while everyone goes around praising the journalism going on there I'm left wondering why politics equal serious journalism and scientific-based information gets kicked to the curb? It's not just HuffPo's bias, it's pretty much everywhere.
So please, Arianna, if you do care about accuracy and honesty, show us your evidence! If she's really serious she'd hire some more editors and writers trained in the hard and soft sciences.
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In any event I'm still stuffing the plastic eggs with plenty of chocolate and jelly beans that will mostly be left untouched. As many of you know, it's the thrill of the hunt, not the consumption of the sugary spoils. Witness the left over Halloween and Valentine's candy 3 days after said holiday. The chocolate eggs will melt and re-congeal before they're eaten this weekend. We'll even find a few in the bushes come summer.
I've already gotten wind of a group email gone amok telling folks to read the sugar story - all in the name of promoting good health.
Terrific timing for the arrival of our furry friend this Sunday. Happy Easter to those who "celebrate" or otherwise condone sacrificing our children's future health and well-being for some short-lived pleasure. Don't even think about having more than a glass of wine.