10 Things You Need To Know Today (October 26)
1. Bad news for bacon lovers.
The World Health Organization is set to list bacon, sausage, and all processed meats alongside cigarettes and asbestos as cancer-causing agents. (Daily Mail)
2. Lululemon's kumbaya capitalism.
After social-media outrage over its sheer pants and founder’s comments, and new competitors for the high-end athleisure market, Lululemon tries to stretch its reach. (NYT)
3. Food trucks are making school lunch healthy and cool.
The same fruits and veggies, coming from a food truck, just seem to be a little more appealing. (The Atlantic)
4. What milk should you drink?
Facing accusations of unsustainability, almond-milk lovers have recently been defensive, while the cow-milk people might have felt momentarily smug. (The New Yorker)
5. Survey: Millennials around the world worry most about economic inequality.
Millennials around the world worry most about social and economic equality, remain skeptical of government and the media, and count Tesla CEO Elon Musk as one of their heroes, according to a World Economic Forum survey released Sunday. (USA Today)
6. Under stress, students in New York schools find calm in meditation.
Though evidence is thin on how well mindfulness and meditation might work at school, the use of inward-looking practices in the classroom is growing. (NYT)
7. These vertical farms turn unused city wall space into gardens that grow your lunch.
Living walls have been around for a while, but until now they haven't been used to grow food. (Fast Co. Exist)
8. Working in Silicon Valley might be bad for your health.
Grueling hours. Stress. Junk food and Red Bull. Obesity is rising on America’s economic frontier, and the health consequences could be dire. (FORTUNE)
9. Donkeys, watermelon, and high-level security: running Afghanistan’s first-ever marathon.
International athletes joined locals in a race that defied the dangers of conflict and violence to produce an uncommonly good news story for the country. (The Guardian)
10. This is what it's like to surf the biggest waves in the world.
“When you understand the energy that’s packed into a big wave and you see one coming … there’s very few things that you will do on this planet that demand the kind of attention that that demands. There’s just nothing like it. It’s magic.” — Big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton (TIME)