The Feast, Vol #22 — The best reads on the web

I read everything, so you don’t have to — May 14th, 2017

What to read this week:

1. Pick of the Week! Andrew Sullivan on the “reactionary right” and why they must be taken seriously:

2. Salt! I got into a debate with friends over salt intake in the last week. Most people are unaware of the actual evidence and many lazy doctors still recommend decreasing salt to lower risk of heart disease:

“ Over the long-term, low-salt diets, compared to normal diets, decreased systolic blood pressure (the top number in the blood pressure ratio) in healthy people by 1.1 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by 0.6 mmHg. That is like going from 120/80 to 119/79”

3. Jobs! I was at this conference where Justin Fox fact check several panelists that kept saying Millennials are leaving their jobs more than ever. While this was not try (they are leaving less than previous generation), he uncovered some interesting information:

4. Motivation! “ The single most important driver of engagement at Facebook is pride in the company”

5. Elon! Elon Musk and more of his crazy ideas — like underground tunnels and self driving semi-trucks.