If you’ve ever wondered how sugar affects the brain (or why it’s tough to get your kids to eat their broccoli), check out this interesting (short) video from neuroscientist Nicola Avena.

+ “Lisa Tremblay still recalls in horror the time her daughter Kristin pulled a hot dog crawling with ants from the garbage at a cookout and prepared to swallow it.” The NYT on a rare disorder that makes one uncontrollably hungry.

+ The dark side of the truffle trade.