Saturday, November 6, 2010

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. put out two great articles by Working Class Foodies: ‘How to roast a chicken’ [1a] and ‘Knife skills and chicken tagine’ [1b]. I especially like the knife skills bit.

2. a survey found the break-even point for financial planners producing a full financial plan was $2,700; but clients thought a reasonable fee for the same service was $300 [2]. Ho hum.

3. after the Reserve Bank lifted the official interest rate by 0.25%, the Commonwealth Bank lifted its home loan rate by 0.45% [3a]. Bastards. Hence this TV ad from GetUp! [3b]

4. there was an official change in Alzheimer’s terminology [4]. Hope it’ll be useful – and not just a shuffle of the dementia deckchairs.

5. a randomised controlled trial of people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s showed that omega-3 supplements had no effect on disease progression [5]. What this means for Alzheimer’s preventions unclear.

6. Sweetheart Vivienne alerted me to this NYT essay about the benefit of sisters [6]. I love mine.

7. I came across a useful Australian website about reducing one’s carbon footprint [7]. We can’t wait for governments to act.

8. our house guest Dieter hugged a small wallaby [8]. Not many overseas visitors get to do that.

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

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