July 23, 2021

Weekend reads: Meet Kraft's (horrifying) new ice cream flavor, mac-and-cheese

Daily Briefing

    Learn about the nations dominating the less-popular Olympic sports, how Covid-19 upended our dining habits, and more.

    Vivian Le's reads

    Domination at the Olympics comes down to the sport. Although the United States and other world superpowers tend to pick up the most medals overall at the Olympics, they're not the best at every sport. With hundreds of different sports, there's a niche for every country to excel at. Writing for the Washington Post, Bonnie Berkowitz and Artur Galocha examine a spread of Olympic sports—including badminton and artistic swimming—and the countries that have consistently dominated them.

    An unrecognizable Yosemite National Park. With the West Coast currently facing off against the "three awful cousins" of drought, heat, and wildfire, how are its natural landscapes faring? Susannah Meadows, writing for the New York Times, details how the onslaught of climate change has stripped away many of Yosemite National Park's lush, natural sights.  

    Ben Palmer's reads

    How our grocery shopping and eating has been shaped by the pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic completely changed the way we lived our lives for well over a year, and in some cases, altered our dining habits entirely. Writing for U.S. News & World Report, Bonnie Taub-Dix outlines the ways the pandemic changed what food we buy, how we cook, how we snack, and our diets.

    Mac-and-cheese ice cream is here, apparently. Kraft has launched a brand-new product: macaroni and cheese flavored ice cream. Kraft teamed up with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream to develop the flavor, a bright yellow ice cream that was released on July 14 and is available online while supplies last. 

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