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.
- Cartoon of the week: How to be perfectly unhappy.
- Scientists have identified why binge-watching Netflix brings couples closer
- Can students who are constantly on their devices actually learn?
- No, Your Quirks Aren’t ‘OCD’.
- Welcome to Your Local NFL Stadium: Home of the Sensitive and Easily Offended. “If what goes on in sporting arenas represents some kind of benchmark for the exhibition of respect and national pride, well, sorry…our country is in deep, deep trouble.”
- Stop Taking Pride In Not Knowing How To Do Basic Shit. “We don’t need to be perfect, but we need to stop thinking that being a mess is quirky or cute, because it is not. We should strive to be the person that other people say “Damn, they have their shit together” about, because that is one of the highest compliments we can be paid.” SO MUCH THIS.
- Why most think the country is on the wrong track, despite positive economic indicators.
- Ketchup sandwiches and other things stupid poor people eat. Antagonistic title, but not actually an article that hates on the poor.
- You’re more likely to be killed by your own clothes than by an immigrant terrorist.
- Preserving my children’s innocence is an act of preserving white supremacy. “If I am unwilling to unveil how systems of oppression work, I’m playing into the notion that my children’s innocence is more fragile and more important than other children who do not have the option to have their innocence preserved.”
- The Reality That All Women Experience That Men Don’t Know About.
Things of Note:
One year ago today, I became a Mrs.! That’s right, today is our one year wedding anniversary. How time flies! It’s been a great year (MUCH better than last year), and I look forward to many more. 🙂 We’ll be celebrating by going out to dinner and exchanging traditional anniversary gifts. Also by seeing if the top layer of our wedding cake survived in the freezer and is edible… I’m skeptical on that one.
What kind of traditional celebrations do you buy into?
PS: If you like these TTT readworthy posts and want to get them straight to your inbox, sign up here.
Cartoon of the week: Earth Temperature Timeline. Pretty informative and cool, and then you get to the end… 🙁 Best article-inspired-by-another-article of the week: Why I Date Exclusively Feminists. Our parents discovered leisure. We killed it. The consequences of monetizing your bliss. Why I’m done with the 9/11 ritual. “I think the 9/11-ization of American life has been a kind of poison for all of us. We had our moment when the whole world was with us after 9/11, and we squandered it.” Agreed. Trump’s history of corruption is mind-boggling. So why is Clinton supposedly the corrupt one? Google’s […]
This week, in everything is a lie: Bob Ross’s Hair Was Actually Straight. Why Are So Many Wingsuit BASE Jumpers Dying? “Perhaps the most confounding question, though, is why so many people seem to believe that the unthinkable won’t happen to them.” The Pill, the Condom, and the American Dream. My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family. Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes, study says. But more because of gender bias than the storms themselves. “People prepare differently for hurricanes depending on whether the storm has a male or female name. Feminine-named hurricanes cause […]
The Italian government is giving teens €500 on their 18th birthday to spend on books. ❤️ New study finds that men are often their own favorite experts on any given subject. Shocking. *eye roll* One of the biggest current trends in science fiction: Trying, and failing, to create the perfect (artificial) woman. Human Cells Make Up Only Half Our Bodies. How to turn stress and panic into productivity. “Keep Calm and Carry On might work for t-shirts and tote bags, but as advice for real life? It’s about as useful as sticking your head in the sand.” You’re Not […]
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 […]
Video of the week: The World’s Biggest Asshole. This did not go the direction I thought it would. A+ though. Babies on planes: stop saying sorry. I am with the author on this. Parents don’t need more work, they need the general public to be less judge-y. Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It’s Being Poisoned. The brain is a weird, wonderful thing. I do not have this problem reading in cars, thankfully. Talking Dirt with Dirty Harry. The managing editor of the internet sets Trump-supporter Clint Eastwood straight on a few things. “While political correctness is […]
This profile on Julie Andrews’ and Christopher Plummer’s friendship makes me want to watch The Sound of Music all over again. Is UNESCO cultural heritage status for foods just a load of PR hot air? The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal—Will It Survive? The global environmental impact of air conditioning is big and will get even bigger. Is Watching Gymnastics Worse Than Being an NFL Fan? Could Women Be Trusted With Their Own Pregnancy Tests? The history of at-home pregnancy test has more controversy than you’d think. Congratulations: Your Stray Chin Hairs Qualify You for Equal Pay! Lol-worthy […]