Friday Link List

Homemade ice cream hand rolled in a metal cylinder by a street vendor in Yangon, Myanmar {via little baby’s facebook page}

1. Little Baby’s Goes to Myanmar {facebook}.

I’m not privy to the details, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make up a story.

Fine Fishtown ice cream purveyor Little Baby’s has been posting pictures from their trip around the world—or at least to Thailand and Myanmar—on their Facebook page. Seems like a great way to see the world (hello, tax write off) and get ideas for new flavors, methods of delivery, etc.


2. What’s Next for Lance Armstrong {npr}.

Those lawsuits, perhaps further energized by any acknowledgment of wrongdoing by Armstrong, could take a chunk out of his net worth, often estimated at between $100 million and $125 million. And they could unravel part of the web of holding companies, corporations, and investments the former racer and his partners have assembled over the years — a web that’s too complicated to describe here, but is laid out in a flowchart by Dimspace.


3. The Fallacies of Fat {npr}.

Robert Lustig joins Talk of the Nation to promote his new book about the real reasons we’re fat. From the show’s intro:

My next guest says that some of the reasons we are fat is because we’ve been sold a bill of goods about what and how we should eat. For example, he says the health-conscious among you may opt for juice over soda. In fact calorie-for-calorie, 100 percent orange juice is worse for you than soda. He says the corollary to a calorie is a calorie is the mantra: if you’d only exercise, you’d lost weight. Not only is this wrong, he says, it’s downright detrimental.


4. New Podcast from Neiman Journalism Lab

I’m really geeking out over this interview from the second episode of Press Publish, with content strategist Karen McGrane (whose website betrays her reputation as an advocate for user friendly design):

It’s Episode 2 of Press Publish, the Nieman Lab podcast! My guest this week is Karen McGrane. She’s a content strategist and user experience designer who’s worked with a number of media companies — The New York Times, Condé Nast, The Atlantic, Time Inc., and others. (She was the design lead on the Times’ 2006 redesign — which, with a few accumulated tweaks, is still the basis of what looks like today.)

Friday link list

1. Lessons Learned from the Lance Armstrong Scandal {talk of the nation}.

He specifically said many times, I’m doing this clean. No one else can do this. They have to be on drugs. And he exploited his cancer to get people’s sympathy. He said, I would never hurt my body by putting drugs in it. I overcame cancer. It’s just so crass, what he did. It’s so crass and arrogant and self-centered. It’s – to me, it’s really shocking that he could pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, including himself, as to what a good person he seemed to be. —from call-in listener Christine.

2. Why K-Pop is Taking over the World {planet money}.

Music is an export, just like anything else. And, as with other exports, businesses in lots of other countries are fighting for their share of the global market. They want people all around to world to be listening to their music. And they’re figuring out how to make it happen.

3. Pinning Your Emotions {andrew sullivan}.

Therapists often run into a curious problem during treatment: Clients aren’t very good at describing their emotions. How exactly do you express the nature of your depression? So this spring, relationship counselor Crystal Rice hit upon a clever idea. She had her clients use Pinterest, the popular picture-pinning social network, to create arrays of images that map out their feelings. It’s a brilliant epiphany: While emotions can be devilishly difficult to convey in words, they’re often very accessible via pictures.