“Noodles are a staple for millions of people around the world, but especially in Asia. According to the World Instant Noodles Association, there are 290m servings of instant noodles eaten every day, which means 106.4bn servings a year.” And like everything else, noodles are in shorter supply and more expensive. Floods in China, war in Ukraine, strained supply chains, yada, yada. Ramen a leg: noodle prices heat up as wheat supply goes to pot. (As you can see from this work by The Guardian, quality headline puns aren’t as easy as they look.)

+ “The Federal Reserve has hiked its benchmark interest rate by 0.75%. But what does that actually mean for hundreds of millions of Americans – Americans who have jobs, who buy things, who have bank accounts?” Who are the winners and losers of the Fed hiking interest rates? (Warning. There are not equal numbers of each.)