Quotes & Links #19

1) treeof40fruit.com: TREE OF 40 FRUIT!
Looks gorgeous. Although the website doesn’t. Here’s an interview with art professor Sam Van Aken.

2) moneyillusion.com: The dog still isn’t barking

I’ve been talking about low interest rates being the “new normal” for quite some time, but I would have expected somewhat higher interest rates with this sort of strong jobs growth.

Yep, quite interesting. The world is interesting. ^_^

3) ftalphaville.com: Revisions to US jobs numbers over past year have been huge

Job growth in the US has been relatively robust over the past 12 months. But what’s less appreciated is the cumulative impact of the revisions on the final number.

Revisions are huge. I wonder how Germany’s numbers would compare to that. Same percentage?

4) sueddeutsche.de Unterschiedliche Schokoladen für morgens, vormittags, abends

“Derzeit sehen wir noch Potenzial beim Vormittag”, sagt Milka-Marketing-Managerin Merle Meier-Holsten.

Das ist jetzt nichts Neues, aber das Zitat fand ich dann doch interessant. “Potenzial beim Vormittag”. Jesus.

5) scilogs.de: Burqa, Niqab und Shal – Sorge, wenn Frauen das Gesicht verlieren

Der Unterschied zwischen Kopftuch und Niqab aber ist nach meiner Erfahrung: Wenn man sich gegenseitig nicht “ins Gesicht schauen kann”, ist kein Dialog möglich.

Ich bin zwar (noch) gegen ein Verbot, kann die Problematik aber nachvollziehen. Ich finde es schon sehr nervig, wenn mein Gegenüber eine (reflektierende) Sonnenbrille trägt. Selbst da ist ein Gespräch nur in begreztem Maße möglich & oft unangenehm.

6) amazon.com: Samsung UN105S9 Curved 105-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Die Reviews. :D

7) vox.com: Krampus: the demonic Santa Claus you haven’t heard about
Vor ein paar Tagen hat mich eine Freundin noch gefragt, ob wir das in Bamberg feiern…

8) nytimes.com: How Technology Could Help Fight Income Inequality

Even if income inequality continues to increase in the short run, as I believe is likely, there exists a plausible and more distant future in which we are mostly much better off and more equal.

An technology-optimistic post by Tyler Cowen? Somehow it just doesn’t really feel like he’s convinced that it’ll come true though…

9) harryhiker.com: The Golden Rule

10) guardian.com: Angela Hartnett, Jason Atherton, Nuno Mendes and others on their favourite small bites recipes to help you through the festive season
Maybe I’ll try to make some and report back!

11) guardian.com: You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

Broccoli, as with all brassicas – sprouts, mustard plants, cabbages – contains cyanide. Eating it provides a tiny bit of poison that, like alcohol, primes the enzymes in your liver to deal better with any other poisons.

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