Big Maconomics "In every McDonald's around the world, workers perform similar tasks with similar, shipped ingredients stored in similar freezers and prepared according to similar international protocol. This matters to economists, because McDonald's offers an international apples-to-apples comparison of wages and prices."
The real CSI "When I arrive at a scene, it's my thinking time. It's now sterile. The circus hasn't arrived. What am I seeing? What am I hearing? I have a quirk: I tend to follow the left-hand wall around a room. It's a good technique. Blood distribution, saliva, little bits and pieces - I'm not going to miss it. If the kettle's warm, if the window's open."
Divorce in the internet age "Post-divorce, the internet has become a personal minefield. There was the time shortly after the split when LinkedIn suggested I connect with my ex's new boyfriend. There was a time when Facebook kept surfacing 'remember this moment?' photos of me and my ex."
Against chairs "It does not matter if you are young, eat well and live an otherwise active life. Just being seated, in excess, will hurt you. The real problem is that sitting, in our society, usually means putting your body in a raised seat with back support - a chair. Sitting wouldn't be so bad if we didn't sit on things that are bad for us."
200,000 clay figures by Antony Gormley "This passion project that has spanned across almost 15 years on five separate occasions in different parts of the world displays an army of 200,000 clay figures that completely occupy the space they are exhibited in." (includes images)
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