Monkey bars worked their bodies, reading worked their minds, but there was something else, something both physical and mental, that happened when they worked their fingers. Imagination. Socialization. Freedom.
— ‘Every City Should Have a Toy Library’ in The Atlantic
(America’s) Farm policies have made low-nutritional commodities exceptionally cheap, providing the food industry with enormous incentive to market processed foods comprised mainly of refined grains and added sugars. In contrast, vegetables, whole fruits, legumes, nuts and high-quality proteins are much more expensive and, in “food deserts,” often unavailable.
—NYT: ‘Opinion | America’s Obesity Budget‘
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I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one. That is a invention that I don’t like.
A second grade student, Reported by BBC News
Me too, kid. It’s a sad comment on our generation, and our mass addiction.
Teachers report that some British children began teasing eastern Europeans about Brexit in the playground.
The Economist: A northern English town offers a glimpse of life when migrants leave