From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom : The Salt : NPR
Bontadelli says that there were only about 2,500 acres in the whole country planted with Brussels sprouts just a few years ago. Today, there are 10,000 acres of Brussels sprouts in the U.S., and fields are getting planted in Mexico, too — just so people can get their Brussels sprouts year-round.
— Read on www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/10/30/773457637/from-culinary-dud-to-stud-how-dutch-plant-breeders-built-our-brussels-sprouts-bo
Micropayments for content | Seth’s Blog
Micropayments are a system where you pay a penny or a nickel or a dollar for a piece of content.
It introduces two kinds of friction, though:
There needs to be a tech system that can effectively move tiny amounts of money around.
As a reader/consumer of content, you need to constantly make decisions about what’s “worth it.”
— Read on seths.blog/2022/11/micropayments-for-content/
It’s Costing Peanuts for the US to Defeat Russia – CEPA
Russia’s total GDP is only $1.8 trillion. Vladimir Putin will have to divert spending from consumption to defense, risking social and political unrest over the medium term, and a real and soon-to-be present danger to his regime.
— Read on cepa.org/article/its-costing-peanuts-for-the-us-to-defeat-russia/
Here’s What Taking a Cold Shower Does to Your Body, According to Experts
Here’s What Taking a Cold Shower Does to Your Body, According to Experts:
Any time you can force yourself to withstand a physically uncomfortable situation (one that doesn’t threaten your safety, obviously), it forces you to toughen up. “If you can suck it up and stand in a cold shower, it makes you think, what other uncomfortable situations can you push through?” says Drogoszewski. “Those last reps in your strength workout? The final kick of a marathon?” Developing your mental strength is just as important as building physical strength, and this could be one of the easiest ways to do it.
380 million tons of plastic are made every year. None of it is truly recyclable. | Grist
380 million tons of plastic are made every year. None of it is truly recyclable. | Grist:
The U.S. plastic recycling rate has never topped 10 percent, and a report from earlier this year revealed that it has now fallen to just 5 percent.
Stocks suffered their worst September since 2002. What that means for October. – MarketWatch
Stocks suffered their worst September since 2002. What that means for October. – MarketWatch:
Since 1950, September has been the worst performing month of the year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Russell 1000 and the worst for the Nasdaq Composite since 1971 and the small-cap Russell 2000 since 1979, according to the Stock Trader’s Almanac.
Byron Auguste On Rewiring the U.S. Labor Market (Ep. 160) | Conversations with Tyler
Byron Auguste On Rewiring the U.S. Labor Market (Ep. 160) | Conversations with Tyler:
in 1983, with the nation at risk, we suddenly decided, “Oh, point of high school is for everyone to go to college.” No one had told high schools up until that point. Now that that’s the case, the basic problem is, if you keep the number of college seats constant, and you demand that everybody try to go to college — and in fact, if businesses, to some extent, weaponize college degrees by saying, “Oh, if you don’t have a college degree, you can’t get into a decent job” — well then, suddenly you’ve got a huge demand for college degrees, and you’ve got basically mostly fixed supply.
*This was a wonderful podcast episode. Worth a listen. Link nearby should be to the transcript page. Should be able to find link or player to listen there too.
Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable – BBC Worklife
Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable – BBC Worklife:
… employees need to assume they’ll keep upgrading digital skills. After all, the expectation when a worker begins a new role is either they have the digital skills to do the job or they’ll learn them – fast. “Hybrid and remote working were only relevant to 5% of the workforce before the pandemic,” says Zhou. “It’s nearly half of all workers now. Regardless of what work you did previously, an employer now expects you to learn whatever digital skills are required in a role.”
James David Rogers sentenced to prison for threats against Eva LaRue – The Washington Post
James David Rogers sentenced to prison for threats against Eva LaRue – The Washington Post:
The FBI caught on to Rogers’s trail after taking DNA found on the envelope of one of his letters and running it through a genetic genealogy database, according to CNN. That gave agents a list of the suspect’s relatives and led them to a small town in Ohio where they surveilled Rogers. After he threw an Arby’s bag in a dumpster, agents collected it and matched DNA from a soda straw to what they’d found on the letter, CNN reported.
Tips for finding travel deals – The Washington Post
Tips for finding travel deals – The Washington Post:
if you’re looking for a discounted cruise or vacation package, a big-box store probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Maybe it should be. Wholesale stores such as Sam’s Club and Costco have earned reputations for offering deep discounts, particularly during the pandemic, according to deal experts.
“The deals posted to their website tend to be anywhere from 10 to 30 percent less,” says Andrea Woroch, a Bakersfield, Calif.-based budget travel expert.