I grew up at time when reading was encouraged through all sorts of faux incentives: rewards, prizes, points, etc. So naturally I avoided it as much as possible. Fortunately all was not lost and I eventually adopted reading as a regular habit.
"I'm convinced. Sugar is a slow and unpredictable killer, but we can't help but love it.
I still to this day hear the legacy of the fat-is-bad/sugar-is-fine rationalization when I talk to people about dieting and health. The new one I get a lot is..."
Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide,...
"I first saw this comic on Reddit, and I was hooked even before I understood the gimmick. I won't go into what that means if you don't know. Better to be surprised. It's a strange planet indeed."