links I like - 06-12-12

links I like - 06-12-12

Here are a few interesting articles I've read recently.

Why Eating Off a Dark Blue Plate Can Help You Slim, by Self Magazine. The plate color thing is interesting, but author author Sarah-Jane Bedwell also correctly points out how much our plate sizes, and portions, have grown.

Caballo Blanco's last run: the Micah True story, by the New York Times. This is a sad but compelling story for anyone who has read Christopher McDougall's Born to Run. (one of my favorite books of all time.)

Skechers Forks Over Forty Million for Shape-Ups Deceptive Advertising Claims, via Justin Owing's It's disappointing to know so many people were duped by the campaign "wear our goofy shoes & you'll get into great shape without exercising" (yeah, I'm paraphrasing a little bit). But it's nice to see the FTC step in on this one..

Beating the Anxiety of Online Reading, via Leo Babauta's Zen Habits. There's too much information out there - you simply cannot read it all. Be ruthless with your 'mark all as read' button, and know that it's ok if you don't read everything. Read what you want, or what you can, and let the rest go.

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic, via the Daily SEO Blog. The article as a whole might be a bit long, but scroll down to #22 - everything we talk about on this site regarding consistency and working your plan is brought to life with a real world blogger's example.


-Chris Butterworth