Tuesday Treasure Trove

A weekly round-up of links to interesting things I find around the internet. Links can range from funny to serious, and across all sorts of topics.




Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove
 

 


Things of Note:

The only good thing about rainy weather is that I end up reading a lot. I am crushing my reading goal for the year so far, in no small part because of said recent rain-induced reading frenzy. Say that 3 times fast.

On the up-up-upside, good friends of ours recently adopted an adorable little corgi puppy, who I am meeting later this week. I love my Sienna girl, but tiny lap-sized ball of floof she is not. I was sent pictures. The cute is strong with this one.

What’s the upside of your week so far?
 

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  The world’s oldest known tree is 4,800 years old. Its location is secret. Because humans are awful. How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain’s Blind Spots. More mind-bending: How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work. General Mills announced that it would be reformulating certain cereals to have no artificial colors or flavors. They are stumped by the marshmallows in Lucky Charms. Fancy Juice Doesn’t Cleanse the Body of Toxins. Michael Pollan wants Americans to devote more time to cooking. Is he fighting a losing battle? “Europeans fought for shorter workdays, more vacation time, family leave, and all these […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, But That’s Not the Point. This will make you reframe some thoughts. As one teen with autism put it: “When people talk about vaccines and autism it makes me feel like I’m not a person but a ‘bad result.’ It reminds me that no one wants a kid like me and parents will risk their kid’s lives and everyone else’s just to make sure their kid doesn’t turn out like me.” Being Dishonest About Ugliness. Unnatural Selection. One marine biologist’s quest to save coral reefs by engineering a species more resistant to climate change. At […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Video of the week: What happened when the Free Hugs Project offered hugs at a Donald Trump rally and a Bernie Sanders rally. Top 250 Global Attractions. How many have you been to? I got 56. The next hot job in Silicon Valley is for poets. Because making AI’s talk human is hard. Here’s Why Women Everywhere Will Delete Uber On April 19. A new women-only ride service is coming. Intriguing idea, but their website is kinda sketchy. Your Healthy Lifestyle Won’t Necessarily Make You Healthier. Well great.   Things of Note: There’s nothing like going to the dermatologist […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Comic series of the week: Too Real Designer Problems. LOVE it. The next set in my Storybook Romance wedding invitation series is up on my design blog. The 36 Days of Type challenge on Instagram is pretty epic and awesome, if you haven’t checked that out already. There is no quick fix for expertise. This x1000. A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything. Siri Now Capable of Discussing Sexual Assault Better Than Most Republican Candidates. Though to be fair, that’s not much of a challenge. Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest.   Things of […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Best early April Fools joke: Four Sets of Identical Twins Staged a Time Travel Prank on an NYC Subway. Sadly, not a joke: Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day. Privilege is what allows Sanders supporters to say they’ll “never” vote for Clinton. Writing Women Characters Into Epic Fantasy Without Quotas. How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students. We’re More Honest With Our Phones Than With Our Doctors. “Most of us are willing to be much more honest with our phones than with professionals, or even with our spouses and partners. […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words: How The Rest Of The World Sees Donald Trump: 12 Foreign Political Cartoons. The Journalist and the Troll: This Man Spent Two Years Trying to Destroy Me Online. Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting. This garners a sad laugh (funny cause it’s true). As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops. Closing Apps to Save Your Battery Only Makes Things Worse. My whole life is a lie. Honey Nut Cheerios mascot disappears to draw attention to declining bee populations. The macabre truth of […]

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