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I really enjoyed this conversation with longtime war reporter Sebastian Junger. You sense now profoundly his views on war have been shaped by decades of experience, and he's never shy about getting personal or using choice words. Gave me a lot to think about.
So much food waste could be prevented if more people knew how to interpret expiration date labels. A great short video on what those labels mean, and what they don't. For a deeper diver into the topic, I highly re-recommend this Planet Money episode from last spring.
Fascinating story: Paper airplanes were actually invented before real airplanes. And to make things even weirder: The first paper airplanes got something about the wings right that early attempts at real airplanes got wrong.