How I A/B tested my adult onset lactose intolerance

I love milk. I grew up drinking a glass of milk everyday and unlike most kids, I looked forward to it. Recently however I found myself suffering from various gastric issues and I started to notice a pattern. Anytime I drank milk, or milk related products, I would find myself rushing to the toilet within…

Morning Meetings Only

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:
One of the new experiments I’m trying out is only scheduling meetings in the morning. Using Calendly, I have several different types of meetings configured, depending on the context with most meetings 20-30 minutes to keep them effective. Only, I found that standard rhythm-oriented meetings (like daily check-ins)…

“But You’re Catholic!”

Originally posted on immoveabletype:
I’ve heard this so many times that it’s come to mean quite the opposite: “I’m pretty sure you’re not actually Catholic.” Granted, when I was younger, it was for more benign infractions. “You’re so rude. But you’re Catholic!” and “You drink so much. But you’re Catholic!” These days, I hear it…

TV Time: Once Upon a Time 4.09

Originally posted on Nerdy Girl Notes:
Title Fall Two-Sentence Summary As the Spell of Shattered Sight looms in the distance, the residents of Storybrooke prepare for the worst. Even a happy reunion between Anna and Elsa can’t stop it, especially after Rumplestiltskin orders Hook to trap the fairies (who were working on a counter-spell) in…

Your body’s amazing reaction to water

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate. In 1949, a stocky Italian air force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher decided to try a potentially deadly stunt in a lake on the island of Capri, Italy. Bucher would…

The Baked Brownie: Guest Post by @wallflourgirl

Originally posted on gotta get baked:
I have such a treat for you guys today! Remember my funfetti Rice Krispies post, where I sang the praises of my friend Ala, aka Wallflour Girl? Well, she’s guest posting for me today and she really went above and beyond, both with her writing and with her dessert.…

Vogue (January 2007)

Originally posted on Jolie-Pitt Press Archive:
The Bold and the Beautiful By Jonathan Van Meter Photographed by Annie Leibovitz Fresh from filming The Good Shepherd, Angelina Jolie opens up for the first time about falling for Brad, life as a mother of three, and why she doesn’t need a shoulder to cry on. It’s official:…

The Science of Creating Demand

Originally posted on Sean on Startups:
If you gave a random person your product for the first time, do you think they will immediately become a loyal customer? Maybe not for most products but definitely for your product, right? Right. Creating demand for your product is more than just building a great product. People have…

Hazelnut Praline Chocolate Cake

Originally posted on itsthecookiemonster:
This cake definitely trumps ALLL the cakes I have ever made. If you like Ferrero Rocher or Bueno, you need to make this cake right now. Your life will be a big black hole until you have a slice of this. (Totally not exaggerating.) All threats aside, the idea for this cake…