5 Interesting Links for 02-07-2014

Using Fiction (Education)

An interesting approach to incorporating analysis into reading and learning:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2013/11/gustav-gloom-and-people-taker-fantasy-study

Diet (Life)

A look at the illogical nature of calorie counting as a dieting solution. This is interesting to me because beyond the stress of counting calories, it didn’t work as a weight loss method for me.
http://www.caloriegate.com/the-black-box/9-pictures-that-prove-beyond-a-reasonable-doubt-that-calories-dont-count

Marketing (Publishing)

Suggestions for what to put on your author website:
http://shahwharton.com/2013/07/marketing-yourself-creating-content-for-your-author-website/

Time (Science)

While I might have some quibbles with the line notes of the chronologies depicted here, it’s an amazing way to get perspective on just how little humans have in terms of time spent in existence compared to the scale of everything else, and Americans even less so.
http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/putting-time-in-perspective.html

Enabling (Technology)

A unique approach to helping those with unsteady hands:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/09/a-spoon-for-people-with-parkinsons

Curve of Her Claw

Fall into a world where beauty is a facade, and one elf is pushed beyond reason to rid herself of the smooth-skinned curse. ~ Now available as an eBook:
Curve of Her Claw

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