- Arty thing of the week: Artist Dedicates His Life to Preserving Traditional Japanese Art of Wooden Sculpture Floats.
- All about the brainzz: This is your brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford researchers are taking notes, and New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’.
- How the YA novel became an industry-defining sensation.
- Why book clubs help you live longer.
- Having It All Kinda Sucks. “This whole “having it all” business has been grossly misinterpreted by our society at large. The purpose of all that bra burning back in the 60s was to give women choices. Doing all of it at the same time was never the idea. By that definition, single working moms have been “having it all” for ages and yet society does not hold the single working mom up as the goal for women everywhere. No, no, that’s just what happens when you’re poor and have no choice. Except actually, that’s what happens to all but the very very rich when you encourage women to work and have children but don’t change any other part of the world they live in. It’s like we all said hey, let’s change the narrative for women, but not change anything else. And then expected women to be so grateful that we’re allowed to have casual sex and work now that we wouldn’t notice that we’re being pushed toward an ever less attainable and less desirable goal.”
- In Defense of “Running Away From Your Problems”.
- Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier.
- Every Galaxy Needs More Than Three People of Color.
- Under new Oregon law, all eligible voters are registered unless they opt out. Good on Oregon! I don’t know why this isn’t the default everywhere.
- Why You Should Care About Apple’s Fight With the FBI.
- Changing the Media.
- Study Ties U.S. to Spike in Global Methane Emissions. “The United States alone could be responsible for between 30 percent and 60 percent of the global growth in human-caused atmospheric methane emissions since 2002 because of a 30 percent spike in methane emissions across the country.” UGH. We can do better, Americans.
Things of Note:
Hope that big list above keeps you entertained, because I don’t have much else to say today. Or rather, I do, but I don’t. Have you ever had really fun, exciting news that you weren’t allowed to share? THAT. That exactly right now.
Since I can’t spill the beans,
why don’t you tell me something exciting happening in your life right now?
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