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This is the best tiramisu I have ever tasted! Complimenti!



I love running in the summertime for many of the reasons below. If the sun keeps shining in Helsinki, I’ll try and do another run tonight.

The truth about health supplements

Sometimes, a well-designed graphic can illustrate a point better than an article. Nice to see information that is backed up by scientific proof on the issue of health supplements.

Snake Oil?

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This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble.

You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from condition to condition. For example, there’s strong evidence that Green Tea is good for cholesterol levels. But evidence for its anti-cancer effects is conflicting. In these cases, we give a supp another bubble.

There is a newer version of the graphic here. This includes garlic which I always thought helped with cholesterol.

Depeche Mode – Prague 1993

Depeche Mode in Prague 1993

Can’t believe I found this. I was at this concert in Prague in 1993. Wow, that’s almost 20 years ago!

Villa Preview 2012

The Guardian previews Aston Villa ahead of the new English premier league campaign. It seems quite lightly optimistic in tone but still, when compared to the years of 5th and 6th place finishes quite depressing for me. But I doubt how it can get worse after last year even if we did avoid relegation.

So, all in all, the new Villa manager has quite a job on his hands, although it is one that he should relish. The fans will be right behind him and the only immediate pressure Lambert will be under is the pressure that he puts on himself. Serve up some expansive football and avoid being mentioned in the same breath as a relegation battle and Villa, after two miserable years, will be heading in the right direction. That, together with some more good news about Stilian Petrov winning his battle against acute leukaemia, should give Villa supporters something to smile about.

Guardian writers’ predicted position 12th

Helsinki cranes


How it feels to be Superman in San Francisco

Cool slingshot animations of San Francisco. This is only one of them.


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