- Heart attack of the week: The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber. This guy climbs without ropes, thousands of feet. !!!
- 12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live.
- What Makes a Good Book Cover? If you’ve ever wondered, wander over to my design site.
- Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered. “The truth is, pondering the worst has some clear advantages. Cranks may be superior negotiators, more discerning decision-makers and cut their risk of having a heart attack. Cynics can expect more stable marriages, higher earnings and longer lives – though, of course, they’ll anticipate the opposite. Good moods on the other hand come with substantial risks – sapping your drive, dimming attention to detail and making you simultaneously gullible and selfish.”
- This is what’s missing from journalism right now.
- Solving All the Wrong Problems. Do we really need an app that lets you brew your coffee from anywhere?
- The Hypnotic Highs and Agonizing Lows of the 2016 Olympics.
- Closeness. “We’re taught to be patient about the way people might get a bit odd, or self-sabotaging, when trying to express their needs in the beginning phases of love. The assumption is that the terror of rejection will be limited in scope and focused on one particular stage of a relationship: its beginning. In truth, the need for reassurance, yet fear of rejection, never ends.”
- Getting Pregnant Changed My Mind On Women’s Reproductive Rights.
- Pregnancy-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled In Texas After Cuts To Women’s Health.
- In news that surprises no one: Turns Out People Who Are Homophobic Are More Likely To Be Gay.
- For people with the last name Trump, America is not so great. Sucks to be them.
- Italy Sets Example on Reducing Food Waste as U.S. Tosses $161 Billion Worth a Year.
- Bad news: July was ‘absolutely’ Earth’s hottest month ever recorded.
- But some cool science news to end: Mystery object in weird orbit beyond Neptune cannot be explained.
Things of Note:
Whew, that’s a big list for you. But since I missed last week’s TTT, I had double the links saved.
We spent last week in rural Kentucky visiting my in-laws on their new bit of farmland. There were lots of good eats, but not as much free time or privacy as I’d hoped for, so I wasn’t able to get last week’s post done. We also discovered something important: Sienna is emphatically a city dog. She did NOT approve of country life’s abundance of strange animals and their accompanying noises. Kitties? A threat. Rooster? Nemesis. Cows? Dangerous things to be growled at from a distance. Poor thing was on high alert the whole week, when not worn down from the in-laws’ 7-month-old puppy. Next time she’ll stay at doggy day camp boarding in Austin, and probably be much happier for it.
Are you city or country at heart?
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