8 Things You Need To Know Today (November 2)

1. Bread is broken.

Industrial production destroyed both the taste and the nutritional value of wheat. One scientist believes he can undo the damage. (NYT)

2. Mary Keitany of Kenya wins back-to-back New York City Marathons!

The 33-year-old mother of two clocked in at 2 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds! (NYT)

3. A scientist who worked on the World Health Organization’s report on red and processed meats answers all your burning questions.

Expert Mariana Stern helps us digest the new findings about carnivorism and cancer. (LA Magazine)

4. These cities go beyond health care and have a culture built on health.

Parks, school programs, and gang violence interventions: For these cities, it's not just about what's happening in the doctor's office. (Fast Co. Exist)

5. The Kansas City Royals win the World Series.

The New York Mets put up a valiant effort, with Matt Harvey pitching eight shutout innings. But Kansas City rallied — yet again — to win in extra innings, 7-2. This is their first title in 30 years.

6. Coffee consolidation!

Peet's has acquired Intelligentsia Coffee. This is the second major acquisition for Peet's, as they acquired Stumptown earlier this month. (Grub Street)

7. Adventures in fertility.

WSJ columnist Jason Gay explores the ups and downs of the costly, often heartbreaking, sometimes comic world of fertility medicine. (WSJ)

8. Oprah's investment in Weight Watchers was smart because the program doesn't work.

"It’s brilliant not because Weight Watchers works but because it doesn’t. It’s the perfect business model. People give Weight Watchers the credit when they lose weight. Then they regain the weight and blame themselves. This sets them up to join Weight Watchers all over again, and they do." (Science of Us)

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