The “How I Feel” Version Of Links Of The Day

Most Interesting Thing I Read Today: Choreographing the Dance of the Vampires

Saddest Thing I Read Today: “Christians are targeted because they are one of the poorest communities in Muslim-majority Pakistan. The trafficking rings are made up of Chinese and Pakistani middlemen and include Christian ministers, mostly from small evangelical churches, who get bribes to urge their flock to sell their daughters.”

The Most Educational Thing I Read Today: The Chinese Builders Behind Africa’s Construction Boom

Links for Today

Truth. The Great American Eye-Exam Scam

I am not sure such a small study tells you much anything useful but it sure is interesting anyway. Gut bacteria partly determine whether exercise improves the health of men with pre-diabetes. Another take on the same study. Gut microbes may predict whether exercising will prevent diabetes

One thing you would never know from reading this is that access to healthcare has never been shown to have much effect on life span except for perhaps towards the end of life. But that is still the first thing they think of when they see young people dying. Our workforce is dying faster than any other wealthy country, study shows

I don’t think fries are really the thing to worry about. America braces for possible french fry shortage after poor potato harvest

News For Today

Studies like this tell me things that I already believe. You’re Not The Man Your Father Was

The befits of professional soldiers and that ordinary people don’t have to fight and professionals tend to suffer less casualties for a given task. But the big downside is they rarely have the same values as the culture they come from. German elite forces facing Neo-Nazi scandal as commander suspended

Mad Max. Mexico gunfight near Texas border leaves over a dozen dead