Insider Food (December 17, 2022) – From the big screen to fashion catwalks, the French macaron has become a pop culture icon. And it’s thanks to Ladurée, the French company credited with inventing the colorful cookie over 130 years ago. Today, Laudrée has turned its colorful macarons into a cookie empire.
Daily Archives: December 17, 2022
North Africa Views: High Values In Moroccan Rugs
Insider Business (December 17, 2022) – Moroccan rugs are valued around the world for their complex patterns and thick wool. A large rug can take months to weave, but the women who complete each step by hand usually receive the least profit. Selling directly to consumers is challenging, so artisans often rely on middlemen who sell the rugs for several times more in big cities. Online, Moroccan rugs can sell for several thousand dollars.
Culture: New York Times Magazine – Dec 18, 2022
The 12.18.22 Issue – The stories of 12 children, among the thousands, killed this year by what has become the leading cause of death for American kids: gun violence. But these are not the stories of how they died. These are the stories of the lives they lived.
Why We Published a Special Project About Child Gun Deaths
Every December, The Times Magazine devotes a special project to the deaths of notable people. This year, we are telling the stories of 12 children killed by guns.
Childhood’s Greatest Danger: The Data on Kids and Gun Violence
Gun violence recently surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death for American children. No group of kids has been spared, but some have fared far worse.
What Guns Did to My Childhood
They ended my innocence even before I copped one of my own.
Japanese Views: Four Zen Gardens In Iwakura, Kyoto
Yurara Sarara (December 17, 2022) – Located in Iwakura, northern part of Kyoto.
1 – Entsu-ji Temple
2 – Jissou-in Temple
3 – The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura
4 – Myoman-ji
Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – Dec 19, 2022
Stocks Could Return 10% Next Year. Be Ready for a Drop First.
After a selloff in the year’s first half, equities could rebound as investors anticipate a return to economic growth, market strategists say.
Our 10 Favorite Stocks for 2023
Our 10 favorites from last year handily beat the market. Why we now like Alphabet, Bank of America, Medtronic, and seven others.
The Crypto Ice Age Is Here. It May Get Worse.
The FTX collapse has sparked a crisis of confidence just as the industry tries to burnish its reputation. What’s ahead for 2023.
How to Dodge High Medicare Premiums
Retirees need to start planning at age 60 to avoid getting blindsided by the income-related monthly adjustment amount, or IRMAA, which can get tacked on to standard Medicare premiums
Politics: Trump Criminal Charges, U.S. Government Shutdown, House Speaker
PBS NewsHour – New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the Jan. 6 committee prepares to vote on recommending criminal charges against Trump, Congress tries to avoid a government shutdown and the front-runner to be the next Speaker of the House still does not have a clear path to the gavel.
Front Page: The New York Times – December 17, 2022
In Subfreezing Cold, Waves of Russian Missiles Batter Ukraine
Dozens of missiles knocked out heat and electricity systems around the country including in Kyiv, where two-thirds of its residents had no heat or water.
Global Leaders Mix Sports and Diplomacy at the World Cup
Dozens of top officials have flown to Qatar to cheer for teams while talking shop. The event has magnified the tiny Gulf nation’s role as a diplomatic broker.
In Suspending Journalists on Twitter, Musk Flexes His Media Muscle
Elon Musk’s moves this week set off a heated debate about complex issues of free speech and online censorship.
A Businessman, Buffaloes and a Sofa Full of Cash: A President’s Alibi
A bizarre scandal threatens to topple President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa from leadership of the African National Congress, which begins its party conference on Friday. Will A.N.C. members buy his astonishing account?