How America fell out of love with orange juice
Roberto A. Ferdman, qz.com

Amer­i­ca has fall­en out of love with orange juice.

Sales dropped almost every year for the last decade. Last year, orange juice sales hit their low­est level in at least 15 years, accord­ing to Nielsen. Over the same peri­od, per-capita…

Nice trend, people simply aren’t drinking as much sugar water… well at least this sugar water. Now if we could just see high fructose corn syrup get expensive.

Inside Amtrak’s (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers

Inside Amtrak’s (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers


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578. Make people laugh.

RIP Harold Ramis. The joy and laughter of “Groundhog’s Day” should easily win entry to heaven (or whatever else is out there).

Go India! Positive step for humanity on this one as dolphin captivity is banned

Go India! Positive step for humanity on this one as dolphin captivity is banned

Outside the hierarchy

Outside the hierarchy

The Seeds of a New Generation
By MICHAEL MOSS, nytimes.com

John D. Jack­son lives in the heart of the Corn Belt, where most of the corn has noth­ing to do with sweet ker­nels on the cob. His farm in South­ern Illi­nois typ­i­cal­ly grows field corn, the high-starch vari­ety that is turned into ethanol and…

Wonderful trend. One wonders who ADM and Monsanto will fight this.

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make
Matthew Saccaro, salon.com

For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”

Each autumn, mil­lions of young Amer­i­cans parade into col­leges with cheap plas­tic fur­ni­ture in tow, expect­ing their work ov…

I’m not 100% sold on college right after high school. This article focuses on the cost and debt incurred. Definitely an issue. But what about the time to socialize, to become an adult, that time between graduating and becoming someone who is functional. Increasingly I am pushing for a gap year (or two) so that when college does happen it is with a purpose.