“A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.”—
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
A reminder that Valentine’s Day is just about two months down the road: On February 4, Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release the compilation Sweetheart 2014, featuring a bunch of big names covering older songs that tend toward the romantic. Highlights include Vampire Weekend doing Andrea Bocelli, Fiona Apple and her sister Maude Maggart doing Anton Karas, Phosphorescent doing Bob Dylan, Beck doing John Lennon, and a bunch more.
Have a listen to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James' take on Bob Marley's “Turn Your Lights Down Low”, above. Sample all of the tracks on the album through the link.
The physical version of the album will be sold only at Starbucks. It will also be available digitally through all outlets. It’s the fifth in a series of Valentine’s Day covers albums that Starbucks has sold.
01 Jim James: “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley cover) 02 Vampire Weekend: “Con Te Partirò” (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording) 03 Beck: “Love” (John Lennon cover) 04 Phosphorescent: “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (Bob Dylan cover) 05 The Head and the Heart: “Don’t Forget Me” (Harry Nilsson cover) 06 Valerie June: “Happy or Lonesome” (the Carter Family cover) 07 Bahamas: “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson cover) 08 Thao: “If You Were Mine” (Ray Charles cover) 09 Ben Harper: “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star cover) 10 Fiona Apple: “I’m In The Middle of a Riddle” (Anton Karas cover) 11 Brandi Carlile: “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac cover) 12 Blake Mills: “I Hope” (Bobby Charles cover) 13 Sharon Jones: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder cover)
Don’t fret- the CN originals are on a hiatus for December because of holiday specials.
The rest of the season will resume in January! At first we were all bummed about the hiatus but it worked out pretty well as a stopping point- the first seven SU episodes are introductory setup of the basics of the world & characters so it’s a good place to take a breather. The next batch will build on what’s been laid out so far.
So curl up with some eggnog and revisit the first seven episodes! You’ll be all set for January! I can’t wait for you to see the new stuff!
“In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and faith. He tells us what’s possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives as well.”—President Obama, speaking during today’s memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela. (via latimes)