Read — 2014/11/18
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Five takeaways on Japan’s GDP numbers“, by Mitsuru Obe (Wall Street Journal).
- “The calorie burn before the feast“, by Rachel Bachman (Wall Street Journal).
- “Japan PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election in December“, by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes (BBC). Part mandate-seeking, part power-grab.
- “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.
- “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.”