Things of Note:
It’s been a good week, since last TTT. Friends were seen, good food was eaten, potential projects came down the pipeline. This afternoon I’m speaking at a biz conference about being a solopreneur, and getting paid to do so (woot!). The rest of the week is just wrapping up stuff before heading out of town again. The hubs and I are heading to NOLA for a bit of an early anniversary celebration. If you got recs for things to see/do/eat in New Orleans, let me know!
What’s the last vacation you went on?
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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 […]
Video of the week: The Try Guys Get Photoshopped With Men’s Ideal Body Types to address body insecurities. Aw. I want to give these guys a hug. Can The Perfect Algorithm Brew The Perfect Beer? Don’t Panic, But Our Technology Now Defies Human Understanding. History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump. And it’s not good. “Lead people to feel they have lost control of their country and destiny, people look for scapegoats, a charismatic leader captures the popular mood, and singles out that scapegoat. He talks in rhetoric that has no detail, and drums up […]
This story made my day: This book nerd’s tweet to a bookstore’s official Twitter account ended in a love story. Bizarre article of the week: What to Eat for Breakfast if You Want to Live Forever. How to Avoid the Most Common Fake Foods on Restaurant Menus. I do not think that food is what you think it is. A Guaranteed Income for Every American. “Replacing the welfare state with an annual grant is the best way to cope with a radically changing U.S. jobs market—and to revitalize America’s civic culture.” Why the Clinton America sees isn’t the Clinton […]
Video of the week: Mesmerizing Sand Art on Pottery Wheel. This is indeed mesmerizing. Cartoons of the week: 10 Disney Princesses Enjoying Motherhood. Aloe Vera Is a Lie. WHAT. The Art Of Being Emotionless. FYI. Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think- Here’s How to Wake it Up. Teenagers Surrounded by Green Are Less Aggressive. Unfortunately relevant: What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them. FBI’s warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten. Oh, great. Related: Who Are All These Trump Supporters? We’ll end on a feel-good nostalgia story for you: […]