Why Recipe Blogs Contain Stories Before The Recipe

If you do your own cooking, you will find yourself googling recipes. This sounds like a boring, rudimentary task. If you are trying to make chocolate chip cookies, you won’t merely find a website telling you how to combine flour, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Instead, you find paragraphs of complete nonsense and inane observations for paragraphs on end that precede that actual recipe.

For instance, one of the top Google search selections for a “chocolate chip cookie recipe” takes you to the website “Two Twenty One Net” where you encounter this prelude:

“My friend Rachel, from Maybe Matilda, did crack me up by saying, ‘Your baked goods are the Victoria’s Secret models of the culinary world.  Mine are the Danny DeVito’s’. I think part of the reason why my cookies come out looking like the Victoria’s Secret models of the culinary world is because of my AirBake cookie … Read the rest of this article!

The Risk of Gold, Silver, and Commodities Investing


As many commodities investors may be all too aware, the price of gold has fallen in recent months to the $1,200-$1,300 range and the price of silver has fallen to around $20 per ounce. With these price falls, investors in these securities are learning a painful lesson: there is no consolation for gold, silver, and commodities investing when prices decline. You are stuck. You are at the mercy of the market. The only ways for you to do well are to either buy more or wait for someone else to bid the prices up.

I do not own any gold or silver, and I would go nuts if I did. It does not suit my temperament at all. I would go crazy during market busts because you are powerless. You are helpless. Nothing good can happen to you until the price goes up to an amount above what you paid … Read the rest of this article!