Among 18 high-income countries, the United States has fallen to dead last on life expectancy. / The Economist

As Saudi Arabia continues to evolve into "a global investment powerhouse," some thoughts on the prospects of a Saudi century. / The New Statesman

Related: Walmart didn't just compete with small towns—it replicated them. / Discourse Magazine

Retailers in the US can no longer sell most traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs. / CNN

Interviews with children about the world in 2050. "Maybe by then there'll be less pollution so the earth will last longer." / vice

In case you were wondering: Why FEMA doesn't help with heat waves. / Grist

Seoul experiences a tourism boom thanks to "personal color analysis." / Bloomberg

In Japan, a single new Benio cherry, packaged in an individual wooden box, can sell for $30. / Nikkei Asia

"He shuttles among his outposts on his sixty-million-dollar Bombardier Global 7500 private jet." A long profile of art dealer Larry Gagosian. / The New Yorker

A new exhibit of Jean Weisinger's portraiture of Black women like Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Angela Davis. / Hyperallergic

See also: Facts related to last week's Black Women's Equal Pay Day. / the grio

Among recent incidents of fans throwing things at musicians: an audience member tossed water on Cardi B, Cardi B threw her microphone in response, revealing she was rapping to a backing track. / BBC News