Good Day, Bad Day
Moving south, Selling authenticity
OOD DAY FOR: Moving south, as the average U.S. heating bill will rise 10 percent this year, to $977, the Energy Information Administration said. Hardest hit this winter will be the 7 percent of Americans who heat their home with oil, which is projected to spike 22 percent. (CNNMoney.com)
BAD DAY FOR: Selling authenticity, as U.S. fast-food chain Taco Bell is reentering the Mexican market for the first time in 15 years. To set itself apart from actual Mexican taquerias, Taco Bell will sell French fries and rename some menu items. But it’s still a hard sell for some Mexicans. “It’s like bringing ice to the Arctic,” groused pop-culture historian Carlos Monsivais. (AP in USA Today)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Why you shouldn't eat dog. Not even once.
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- Why Israel can no longer let the Palestinian Authority be responsible for security in the West Bank
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- Why charity can't solve society's deepest problems
- Grammar quiz: Do you know the passive voice?
Subscribe to the Week