With our love of junk food of both the fish-and-chips and McDonald's varieties and our loathing of exercise, and despite our best intents, we in Britain are slip-sliding our way to Obese Britannia. Want to know our secrets? Click to read today's post on my Obesity blog.
I learnt this morning, via Paul Kedrosky, of Om Malik having suffered a heart attack. Om is 43, and a leading Silicon Valley technology journalist, commentator and writer, whose influential commentary is widely read. It sounds dreadful and sobering that a 43 year old should have a heart attack. Om is also of Indian origin. … Continue reading Do Wii agree?
Ate too much in the holidays? Worried about weight gain and resolving to go on a diet? This post will interest you, especially if you live anywhere near MIT. A rare unfulfilled dream in my life goes way back to my days as a student of engineering. I was endlessly fascinated with robots and what … Continue reading Second outing: Dietobotics
Research, suggesting that a good and adequate night's sleep is essential to not gaining weight, is my favourite kind of research. It validates my need for 8-9 hours of sleep a night. To read more on how lack of sleep affects children's weight gain, you can read today's post here over on my other blog.
A dear friend, who is 67, is visiting these days. He had some wonderful stories to regale at dinner last night. He was a child born in Scotland in the middle of World War II. He said he first saw a banana when he was 11. Endlessly fascinating it was too, he added. He was … Continue reading Exotica then and now
An unfulfilled dream in my life goes way back to my days as a student of engineering. I was endlessly fascinated with robots and what they could do. I wanted to create a robot for doing mundane housework such as mopping and another for intelligent conversations. In the final year, I wrote a seminar/ thesis … Continue reading Dietobotics…
Well, only if you are a Jane, or Juanita, or Janaki... And old, aged 65 or over. Research in France, that great coffee drinking nation, finds that while drinking 3 cups of coffee a day may help mental alertness in older women, it has no effect on men. Or as the study, published in Neurology, … Continue reading Daily cups of joe?