They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 13.

What has distracted me from
working whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a
frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views. 

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

A Wake-Up Call for Pakistanis The Diplomat
Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’ The Guardian
Aldi graduates ‘could earn starting salary of £42,000’ Telegraph
 
 
Excellent debate in the comments section as well
Heterodox economics & the left Stumbling and MumblingIt was always going to happen and not before time, Africa your future beckons.
From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Made in Africa’ Chinafile

Here’s what the first big solar flare of 2015 looked like Washington Post