Why bottlers protest the sugary soda tax — it works

Whether or not people drink sugar-based sodas in quantity is a public health issue as well as a private choice. If drinking them helps bring on diabetes, and taxpayers pay a good chunk of the consequent medical bills, it's cost-effective the prevent diabetes by changing behavior. Because of strong opposition, sugar soda taxes have not … Continue reading Why bottlers protest the sugary soda tax — it works

85 million historical regency romance published — a list of best entry points from Book Riot

CORSETS AND CARRIAGES: 15 MUST-READ REGENCY ROMANCE NOVELS NAMERA TANJEEM 02-22-19 BOOK RIOT You can’t throw a stone in the historical romance category without hitting a regency romance novel. There are, at a conservative estimate, approximately 85 million regency books at any given period. More come out practically every day; it’s by far the most … Continue reading 85 million historical regency romance published — a list of best entry points from Book Riot

Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/opinion/sunday/netflix-oscars.html? Netflix Is Shrinking the World Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience. By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist Feb. 22, 2019 For months after the 2016 election, I wanted nothing more than to escape America. I don’t mean literally — in the … Continue reading Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

Less variety in plants and wildlife = food supply endangered

Overuse of excessively broad pesticides, reduction of habitat, blocking migration route, taking too much of any food source -- all of these are dramatically reducing the variety of plants and wildlife that are essential to the chain of life and production of food. This warning is loud and public. I can only hope it alerts … Continue reading Less variety in plants and wildlife = food supply endangered

Why does Olivia Colman look so familiar?

Reading this article was an eye opener. Turns out I've seen her in a number of roles before altho not "Peep Show" which made her a household name in the U.K. Glenn Close is viewed by most as the front runner for the Oscar for leading lady tonight, but Ms Colman has been doing very … Continue reading Why does Olivia Colman look so familiar?

What exactly are the ultraprocessed foods we’re to avoid?

I've been reading forever about the need to avoid ultraprocessed foods for long-term health, but (until this article) had no idea what was included. Several items here surprised me, e.g., ice cream that has relatively few ingredients and didn't strike as heavily processed. But this points out that having few ingredients doesn't mean that the … Continue reading What exactly are the ultraprocessed foods we’re to avoid?