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
Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing.
After New York City-based writer Jessica Gross took the first “test-run” residency, traveling from NYC to Chicago and back, Amtrak confirmed that it is indeed planning to turn the writers’ residencies into an established, long-term program, sending writers on trains throughout its network of routes.
First, let’s get it out of the way: The Wire is 100 percent on board with this idea. Pun intended, because we’re writers. We love writing, and we love trains, and we love them both together…
I love the idea of working on trains. I think I just found the new addendum to the #remotework meme… why not do work from something cool like a train?
I find riding on trains to be relaxing and contemplative. Something about the motion, the time, the absolute inability to steer or change direction makes brains do interesting things.
Now I just need to find a few train routes in/out of Seattle. Surprisingly hard although a weekend in Portland is appealing.
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
The debate about how smart dolphins and whales are goes on. I’m no expert in the science and I know that dolphins can be nasty, brutish creatures (does that prove their intelligence is like ours?). But keeping them in captivity is on the wrong side of history. If they prove to be intelligent or capable of such the dolphin shows will have been terrible. If they aren’t intelligent, well, we can do without this particular show.
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.