Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

The book has been widely discussed in other places, with rich and passionate conversation, some on the hostile side directed at the author. It’s about the conversion of this part of Washington, DC to a “gilded ghetto,” which attracts people of different backgrounds to a very deprived place that’s “Black Branded.”

I’m in this place and have met some of the scholars (see: Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks doing work here) and respect what they are teaching.

What I’d like to add to this work are some images from this most important learning lab in our nation today.

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Just Read: More Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and Lipids

Just Read: More Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and Lipids

This is a companion paper to the one looking at the impact of diet (specifically fat, carbohydrates, and protein) on cardiovascular disease (see: Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death) and overall death rates as part of the PURE study – 18 countries and 125,287 people. I …

Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death

Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death

I know this is not the title of the article, which is below. I am being bold on purpose, because the opposite has typically been the case around evidence for the low-fat diet (which really doesn’t have convincing evidence). Dehghan M, Mente A, Zhang X, Swaminathan S, Li W, Mohan V, et al. Associations of …

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often – American Journal of Public Health

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often - American Journal of Public Health

Between 3 and 75 times as often as their cisgender Black female age cohort for Black transfeminine trans women, and between 2 and 44 times as often as their cisgender Latina female age cohort. In percentages, that’s murdered 300% – 7500% and 200% – 4400% as often. As the images on the right show I …

Just Read: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

Just Read: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg, Sheryl Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Ever since I read Lean In (see: Just Read (and discussed with my mother): Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg) I’ve felt some commonality with Sheryl Sandberg as someone who knows what she’s passionate about and continues to help people understand the world better. Like …

Just Read: Specific Macronutrients Promote Hepatic Steatosis in Mice – How did this become about Avocados?

Just Read: Specific Macronutrients Promote Hepatic Steatosis in Mice - How did this become about Avocados?

A colleague recently wrote me with the news of this press release and tweet. Subject of the message was “We cannot win.” And yet, despite the imagery and proclamations, I’m not understanding the conclusions made in the communication about the study. Here are the statement via @UCSFHospitals on Twitter and via their website. Eating lots …

Just Read: Dietary fat guidelines have no evidence base: where next for public health nutritional advice?

Just Read: Dietary fat guidelines have no evidence base: where next for public health nutritional advice?

This is the 4th in a series of papers looking at the justification for recommending low-fat diets for humans. Authored by Zoe Harcombe, PhD (@ZoeHarcombe), it's a summary of three previous metanalyses. I wrote about 2 of the 3 previous papers. One is behind a paywall and i only have so much control over time …

Just Read: Evidence from randomised controlled trials does not support current dietary fat guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Just Read: Evidence from randomised controlled trials does not support current dietary fat guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

This is a follow up to my last post on the subject (Just Read: Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis), and is a follow up paper by Zoë Harcombe, Phd (@ZoeHarcombe) et al. Note the word change in …

Just Read: Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Just Read: Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This paper is the first in a series of four, looking at four questions, by lead author Zoë Harcombe, PhD (@ZoeHarcombe), whose work I have been following on social media and via postings on this blog – all of it interesting to me. The first review examined RCT evidence available to the dietary guideline committees …

Just Read: Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

Just Read: Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness is very science-laden look at how our brains work, what happiness is (or how it’s perceived), and some useful lessons. It’s a little hard to describe what the advice is; I’d operationalize it as “risks taken aren’t as risky as we think they are, we are more resilient than we think we are, trying to be planful about a future we can’t predict is prone to errors.”

Or maybe in an even crisper nutshell, this song:

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