They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 9.

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

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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.

Here Is Xi’s China: Get Used To It ChinaFile


The greatest trick capitalism ever pulled was making you want a pumpkin spice latte Vox 

The surprising solution to being more productive at work: slow down VoxWhere does the fat go when you lose it? (Hint: The fat fairy is not involved.) Washington Post

This Rare Video of a Greenland Shark is a Metaphor for Scientific Progress Motherboard
Looking for that special Christmas present? P J Noordman produces some great and surprisingly affordable art.