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Archive for June 5th, 2010

Just recently in Reuters:

Cereal maker Kellogg Co has agreed to drop advertising claims that Rice Krispies will strengthen children’s immune systems.

Ideas on health are more compelling than health itself. To the tune of US$13B a year.

Ironically this blogger doubts kids will stop eating the sweet cereals soon, regardless if its not actually healthy.

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A year and a half later after one of our readers here called touchscreen merely “evolutionary” rather than “revolutionary”–people still prefer solid physical keyboards over virtual touch screen ones.

Vox populi. At least for now. (Paging Jeff Han please).

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A brief glimpse at those last few minutes leading up to Soros’ successful campaign against the British Pound as covered by The Atlantic.

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The recent jobs report from the US shows positive growth across all sectors. However, this blogger notes that healthcare growth is not as large. In absolute number its still quite impressive — approximately 671k jobs posted — compared to other sectors. But its the annual growth of 3% that’s disappointing.

That brings this blogger back to his previous sentiments on diaspora. Healthcare jobs have contributed to Filipino livelihoods in the past decade, with schools churning out more nurses and caregivers than any time in history and this blogger wonders how this latest trend in US jobs will change things for many budding OFWs.

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Critical Coffee

This critical thinker can’t do without 2 liquids: alcohol and coffee.

We will talk about alcohol elsewhere (and inevitably), but regarding some coffee facts look here if you’re curious.

This blogger has Starbucks to thank for coffee love. In case one finds themselves in Starbucks, it helps to have the following guide handy.

It’s a fine line between a Misto and a Latte, but sometimes it’s almost as useful as, in other occasions, choosing between Merlot and Shiraz, or as this blogger recently prefers: Malbec.

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