Link Love: Paul Ryan and the Taliban, the Cost of Circumcision and How Your Skinny Jeans are Starving the World

A round-up of what we’re reading right now. 

Worried about Todd Akin? Maureen Dowd says we should also be worried about the rest of the Republicans, calling Paul Ryan a “fresh face on a Taliban creed.” [Via New York Times]

Healthy, delicious, easy. Make your own raw nut butter. [Via Small Kitchen College]

To snip or not to snip? Opting for less circumcision could result in higher U.S. healthcare costs. To the tune of an additional $4.4 billion over the next 10 years [Via TakePart]

Does it matter why women get abortions? [Via The Nation]

If you love quinoa, you’ll love Quinoa: The Movie[Via Huffington Post]

You might be concerned about fitting into your skinny jeans, but you should be more concerned about whether or not those pants are starving the world. [Via Mother Jones]

Sleep is much more important than you would like to think; it underpins almost every moment of our lives. [Via Brain Pickings]

If the internet is killing storytelling, are photos bringing it back? [Via The Daily Muse]

Sure, you might want to eat like your ancestors, but is it good for you? Paleo diet: the pros and cons. [Via Greatist]

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.