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Read This, Not That: July 5, 2016

The first day back at work after a long weekend seems to always go hand-in-hand with rampant procrastination. Instead of browsing Facebook, distract yourself with these interesting reads:

“The results suggest a surprising diversity of opinion, even among experts. Yes, some foods, like kale, apples and oatmeal, are considered “healthy” by nearly everyone. And some, like soda, french fries and chocolate chip cookies, are not. But in between, some foods appear to benefit from a positive public perception, while others befuddle the public and experts alike. (We’re looking at you, butter.)”

-Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz, “Is Sushi ‘Healthy’? What About Granola? Where Americans and Nutritionists Disagree,” The New York Times

“Who would go to a restaurant to eat Frosted Flakes—and pay $6, maybe even $8 for it? What if the bowl was topped with a sprinkle of lemon zest, toasted pistachios and fresh thyme, and was singularly delicious?”

-Jane Black, “Kellogg’s Cereal as Dining Event? Welcome to the Experience Economy,” The Wall Street Journal

“…I’ve never had even the remotest desire to visit any of the out-of-the-way destinations where Fieri and his convertible end up. And yet, I keep watching.”

– Hua Hsu, “The Accidental American Genius of Guy Fieri,” The New Yorker

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