Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. But you don't have to. But you can. But you really don't have to.
The Food and Drug Administration is releasing new guidelines regarding how much sugar Americans should consume, reports NYT:
The goal is for Americans to limit added sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to the proposed guidelines. For someone older than 3, that means eating no more than 12.5 teaspoons, or 50 grams, of it a day.
Big Sugar and a bunch of food-makers are going to freak out about this, but the truth is the new FDA recommendation is actually only half as severe as the World Health Organization's guideline, which calls for people to limit themselves to 25 grams—or six teaspoons—of sugar a day.
The new James Bond film comes out today (or tomorrow depending on where you live in the US.) It's maybe not very good? But I'm excited for it anyway. To celebrate Spectre's release, here is a video of every single James Bond gadget ever, courtesy of Burger Fiction. How many gadgets has 007 used in his nigh many years drinking, sexing, running and jumping in defense of Great Britain? According to BF's count, 193.
The third GOP presidential debate is happening right now on CNBC, live from Boulder, Colorado (and we're live-blogging it here). Ted Cruz just told viewers to check out his flat tax plan—don't forget your dancing shoes!—at TedCruz.org. Why not dot com, you may have wondered? Well, here's what happens when you visit TedCruz.com: