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In the News 07.01.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 07.01.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

1. Exercise vs. Diet: Which Is More Important for Weight Loss?

“At a physiological level, weight loss and weight gain revolve around caloric consumption and expenditure*. Because of this, it’s important to understand the basics of calories. Put simply: we lose weight when we eat less calories than we expend. Conversely, we gain weight when we eat more calories than we expend. In order to lose one pound of fat, we must create a 3,500 calorie deficit, which can be achieved either through exercise or diet.”

Read the rest of this article at Vitals



2. The Bling Dynasty

“You probably know that people are getting rich in China. They lag only behind America in sheer number of billionaires. And you probably know that all of that money is new. But do you know what the hundreds of billionaires (and tens of thousands of millionaires) are going to do with their money? Well, neither do they! Lucky for them, there is an army of Western luxury-lifestyle purveyors coming to teach them how to act rich. Devin Friedman ventures to China to partake in a gaudy crash course in the centuries-old art of snobbery.”

Read the rest of this article at GQ



3. Some 2015 Predictions

“Big savvy internet publishers will spend a lot of money posting things directly to social networks that they do not own or control. This will be a success by every immediately important measure: these posts will reach and delight many people; they will assume new forms, most of which will have fresh potential as vessels for advertising. Some of these forms will closely resemble common website posts, which will suddenly feel clumsy and unnecessary. Other types of website posts will not find a comfortable home on social networks. From the networks’ perspectives, this will be fine—these posts never did that well anyway. The publication of non-viral, non-native-social content will begin to be viewed by a new breed of triumphalists as either pathetic or vain. Home pages—now less curated selections of stories than uncomfortably revealing glimpses into the social sausage factory—will be considered by large sites to be something of a liability.”

Read the rest of this article at The Awl



4. What we learned about The New York Times this year

“In 2014, The New York Times axed its top editor, saw its struggles with the shift to digital revealed and succumbed to a 100-person newsroom cut. The paper, perhaps the most closely watched news outlet in the country, also experimented with new advertising and news products aimed at new audiences. Not everything was a runaway hit, of course, but with more subscribers in digital than in print, the Times still stands as a rare paragon of digital success among traditional publishers.”

Read the rest of this article at DigiDay



5. The Tragedy of the American Military

“Americans admire the military as they do no other institution. Through the past two decades, respect for the courts, the schools, the press, Congress, organized religion, Big Business, and virtually every other institution in modern life has plummeted. The one exception is the military. Confidence in the military shot up after 9/11 and has stayed very high. In a Gallup poll last summer, three-quarters of the public expressed ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in the military. About one-third had comparable confidence in the medical system, and only 7 percent in Congress.”

Read the rest of this article at The Atlantic


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