Read — 2014/11/18

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Five takeaways on Japan’s GDP numbers“, by Mitsuru Obe (Wall Street Journal).
  2. The calorie burn before the feast“, by Rachel Bachman (Wall Street Journal).
  3. Japan PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election in December“, by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes (BBC). Part mandate-seeking, part power-grab.
  4. The race to save the world’s chocolate“, by Megan Garber (The Atlantic). Chocolate analysts predict that the chocolate shortage could increase 14-fold by 2020. Methods of stemming the shortage include decreasing the size of chocolate treats, adding nonchocolate filler (e.g., nuts, nougat, etc.), and nurturing strains of more-productive cacao.
  5. Got milk? Might not be doing you much good“, by Aaron E. Carroll (NY Times). “More and more [scientific] evidence is surfacing…that milk consumption may not only be unhelpful, it might also be detrimental.”