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Interesting Reads, Memorial Day Weekend

After a hiatus, I’ve got plenty of reads and interesting ideas to make June fantastic.

Does Canada’s $100 Bill Smell Like Maple Syrup? (NPR)

An extremely short article, but important subject matter.

SABMiller Sells Cassava Beer to Woo African Drinkers (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Didn’t really think of Africa as being an underserved beer market. But Miller is taking advantage, using local crops and building local breweries to take the lead on a huge market.

The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars (Atlantic Cities)

I took a class a few months ago on streetcars in Grand Rapids. They were awesome, and I don’t understand why they left, aside from the auto industry, they could have done really well and solved problems. There has been talks in recent years about bringing them back, but this article covers some good points.

Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt the Blind (NPR)

Would never think this would be an issue. But vending machines provide thousands of blind jobs.

At School Papers, the Ink Is Drying Up (NY Times)

High school journalism provided me with such a solid foundation for what my career would be. If newspapers are dying, and we can’t keep it alive in high schools, there’s little hope for the future.

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons College Didn’t Teach New Grads (Entrepreneur)

“The Simpsons” theme park expansion announced for Universal Orlando (inside the Magic)

Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger and Duff beer…that’s all.

Is Craft Beer Bought in a Super Market Still Craft Beer? (DC Beer)

Well, this is just a ridiculous question. But the article states a lot of great points though, and in the end it’s mostly about the quality.

Happy Hour: The Science Of Non-Alcoholic Beer (Gizmodo)

 

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