This week, our editors are doing what comes naturally—whether it’s getting off the treadmill for a bagel or reveling in the digestive process. Happy reading!
Food Maps by Kiwi and Eagle — Vimeo (above)
One New Zealander and one American team up to make stunning maps out of the foods iconic to each nation—so France is transformed into a field of bread and cheese, New Zealand’s kiwi culture is embodied with the fruit and the old U.S.
of A. becomes 50 states of corn.
Marissa Finn: Bagels, Lox and Me — NY Times
Nothing makes me happier than seeing Mark Bittman skip a morning run for a bagel, lox and schmear. Though I’m generally a VB6 follower, as I read this story on the treadmill on Tuesday, I decided it was time to hit the emergency stop button so I could go home and heat up some of Grandma’s frozen chicken soup leftovers for lunch.
Caroline Lange: Got Gas? It Could Mean You’ve Got Healthy Gut Microbes — NPR
My obsession with the gut microbiome continues. It is amazing! And now there’s evidence that suggests that gas—”up to 18 flatulences per day”—is totally normal and may indicate a strong and healthy population of microbes, not to mention reducing bloating and proper digestion.
Feature photo: Flickr/Jessica Spengler