Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight – Vox

“Sure, it’s possible to have a small, healthy meal at a restaurant. But researchers have found that people typically eat 20 to 40 percent more calories in restaurants compared with what they’d eat at home.”

—Eliza Barclay, Julia Belluz, and Javier Zarracina. “Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight.” Vox. August 9, 2018.

Key take aways: eat at home, reduce portion sizes, drink water, eat a variety of foods, and reduce sugar intake.

The Intellectual Dark Web

The Internet is such a bizarre rabbit burrow of ideas. I came across the term: “Intellectual Dark Web” while skimming a Jacobite article providing an assessment of the “movement”. The article pointed to an aggregating website, which in turn links to guides like, “How to join the Intellectual Dark Web — a user’s guide.”

I suspect this is something that will gain some mindshare. On first blush, it seems like horseshit. But, I thought I’d post a note to look a little deeper later.

Nothing wrong with the wanting a space for the free exchange of ideas, particularly unpopular ones. But, intellectual and dark implies quite a bit more, as if a negative light shines through the ends of the Overton Window.

Sounds like bunkum and flimflam, but even error has its uses.

Delphic Maxims

1. Follow God
2. Obey the law
3. Worship the Gods
4. Respect your parents
5. Be overcome by justice
6. Know what you have learned
7. Perceive what you have heard
8. Know yourself
9. Intend to get married
10. Know your opportunity
11. Think as a mortal
12. If you are a stranger act like one
13. Honor the hearth
14. Control yourself
15. Help your friends
16. Control anger
17. Exercise prudence
18. Honor providence
19. Do not use an oath
20. Love friendship
21. Cling to discipline
22. Pursue honor
23. Long for wisdom
24. Praise the good
25. Find fault with no one
26. Praise virtue
27. Practice what is just
28. Be kind to friends
29. Watch out for your enemies
30. Exercise nobility of character
31. Shun evil
32. Be impartial
33. Guard what is yours
34. Shun what belongs to others
35. Listen to everyone
36. Be (religiously) silent
37. Do a favor for a friend
38. Nothing to excess
39. Use time sparingly
40. Foresee the future
41. Despise insolence
42. Have respect for suppliants
43. Be accommodating in everything
44. Educate your sons
45. Give what you have
46. Fear deceit
47. Speak well of everyone
48. Be a seeker of wisdom
49. Choose what is divine
50. Act when you know
51. Shun murder
52. Pray for things possible
53. Consult the wise
54. Test the character
55. Give back what you have received
56. Down-look no one
57. Use your skill
58. Do what you mean to do
59. Honor a benefaction
60. Be jealous of no one
61. Be on your guard
62. Praise hope
63. Despise a slanderer
64. Gain possessions justly
65. Honor good men
66. Know the judge
67. Master wedding-feasts
68. Recognize fortune
69. Flee a pledge
70. Speak plainly
71. Associate with your peers0
72. Govern your expenses0
73. Be happy with what you have
74. Revere a sense of shame
75. Fulfill a favor
76. Pray for happiness
77. Be fond of fortune
78. Observe what you have heard
79. Work for what you can own
80. Despise strife
81. Detest disgrace
82. Restrain the tongue
83. Keep yourself from insolence
84. Make just judgements
85. Use what you have
86. Judge incorruptibly
87. Accuse one who is present
88. Tell when you know
89. Do not depend on strength
90. Live without sorrow
91. Live together meekly
92. Finish the race without shrinking back
93. Deal kindly with everyone
94. Do not curse your sons
95. Rule your wife
96. Benefit yourself
97. Be courteous
98. Give a timely response
99. Struggle with glory
100. Act without repenting
101. Repent of sins
102. Control the eye
103. Give a timely counsel
104. Act quickly
105. Guard friendship
106. Be grateful
107. Pursue harmony
108. Keep deeply the top secret
109. Fear ruling
110. Pursue what is profitable
111. Accept due measure
112. Do away with enmities
113. Accept old age
114. Do not boast in might
115. Exercise (religious) silence
116. Flee enmity
117. Acquire wealth justly
118. Do not abandon honor
119. Despise evil
120. Venture into danger prudently
121. Do not tire of learning
122. Do not stop to be thrifty
123. Admire oracles
124. Love whom you rear
125. Do not oppose someone absent
126. Respect the elder
127. Teach a youngster
128. Do not trust wealth
129. Respect yourself
130. Do not begin to be insolent
131. Crown your ancestors
132. Die for your country
133. Do not be discontented by life
134. Do not make fun of the dead
135. Share the load of the unfortunate
136. Gratify without harming
137. Grieve for no one
138. Beget from noble routes
139. Make promises to no one
140. Do not wrong the dead
141. Be well off as a mortal
142. Do not trust fortune
143. As a child be well-behaved
144. As a youth be self-disciplined
145. As of middle-age be just
146. As an old man be sensible
147. On reaching the end be without sorrow
—s.v. Delphic Maxims. Wikipedia.