from io9: "Sure you have. We all have – and not in a malicious sense. Squeezing is just something you want to DO. Bunnies. Puppies. Wee baby elephants. Ducks. Baby sloths. All wellsprings of the intense desire to hug so hard it hurts. Well it turns out scientists have given this compulsion a name. It's "Cuteness aggression," and they're trying to make sense of it. With bubble wrap."
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red beans and rice recipe from Tyler Florence:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/louisiana-red-beans-and-rice-recipe/index.html

UPDATE: made this for the Fourth of July; was very bland, added liquid smoke, smoked paprika, sweet Italian sausage, bacon (instead of ham hocks), seasoning salt, bacon salt, fresh ground pepper. Reasonably happy with last result. Still looking for holy grail type red beans and rice. 
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people doing the paleo diet, have experienced significant health improvement (still not sure what I think of the paleo diet, but the stories are intriguing):
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re-seasoning cast iron:
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