Pro: Getting thick with "an epic period of late-summer gorging, during which, every day, a bear may consume more than 50,000 calories and gain up to 16 pounds"
Con: Subsequently having to fast for up to seven months
Pro: Getting to be mostly asleep that whole time
Pro or Con, Up to You: No "drinking, urinating or defecating" either
Con: Acute kidney failure and punishing levels of insulin resistance
Pro: Bodily conditions that would pose fatal threats in a human are swiftly and harmlessly reversed for the bear in springtime
Con: "Perpetually high cholesterol"
Pro: Your genetic adaptations may hold important clues for human obesity
Pro: You're a grizzly bear
Every fall I start to crave this soup again. It’s one of my go-to cold weather comfort dishes, which I think has something to do with the fall colors — the pale orange lentils, the red and ochre and green gold of the spices, the red-hot Sriracha and cool sweet tomato. The heady smell of curry rushes through the house, infiltrating every corner of every room. You can’t escape it. But why would you want to?
Although this soup tastes complex, it’s almost unfairly easy to make. What, you don’t have cumin, curry, paprika, or turmeric in your home? Just add another swirl of Sriracha, no one ever needs to know. [...]
This snowy weather is making us have more sex, the same amount of sex, or less sex. May we all be on the part of the pie chart we want to be on. Even if it's just the white part.
Or even if it's down here, on the light-green part outside of the pie chart.
I ventured outside and as soon as boots touched wet, icy cement, I began to glide. A yard or so from where I began, I came to a stop, still straight up. Traveling this way felt just like standing on an airport people mover. What was I going out for again?
Back to the desk for a quick round of Google poem-ing. To keep you inside, I offer this short list of things recently described as "a slippery slope":