Link Love: Premarital Sex is Moral, Growing a Leather Jacket in a Lab and Whether or Not the Internet is Making Us Dumber

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

Premarital sex isn’t for the impure, it’s actually a choice of morality. [Via The Guardian]

Raw this, raw that; unpasteurized milk is popular, but is it really that good for you? [Via Mother Jones]

Think vegan restaurants are full of carrots and dreadlocks? Think again. In Los Angeles, the clientele is powerful and well-heeled.  [Via New York Times]

The GOP really does understand how women’s bodies work. [Via Feministing]

Take a deep breath and relax: six breathing exercises that will help you de-stress in 10 minutes or less. [Via Greatist]

The fashion question of the day: can you grow a leather jacket in a lab? [Via The Week]

A mobile espresso machine built on a bike? We’ll take a double shot. [Via Treehugger]

Is the internet really making us dumber? Maybe, maybe not. [Via Spiegel]

Vogue pledges not to use models under the age of 16, and then manages to break its own rule. [Via Refinery29]

You know the disappointment that comes from drinking a bad bottle of wine? Be glad you don’t live in the 16th century when wine bottles filled with witch urine was apparently a problem. [Via Mental Floss]


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.