It Happened This Week: Candy, Frank Bruni and Mindfulness

By Emily
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2099062718_3abaa68112_mThis week’s theme seems to have been about too much of a good thing. We talked about eating fried food and wanting more ice cream, and how sometimes the foods we think we want the most of can indeed satisfy us in small doses.

From the archives, Marsha writes about Getting over Candy when her son went to summer camp.

“Why are Americans fat?,” asks Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker.

In “A Critic comes to Terms with His Appetite,” New York Times food critic Frank Bruni introduces his new memoir, a candid and gripping account of his bulimia: “I struggled for decades to figure out how to answer my appetite without being undone by it and as I traced an unlikely route to the most implausible of destinations: professional eating.”

Daniel Goleman reports on a meeting with the lovely Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama who has been dubbed “the happiest man in the world.”

The Telegraph has tips on how to cultivate mindfulness. “Learn to develop an observing eye that notices where your thoughts go when you’re not paying attention.”

Boston.com expounds on why the economy isn’t helping our waistlines.

The Examiner has a nice series in which they interview healthy food entrepreneurs.

Nearly all of New York City’s restaurants are now trans-fat free, writes Reuters.

Photo by terren in Virginia via flickr.

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