Things of Note:
This is the week my baby nephew is due to arrive!! I can’t wait to meet him. I know for sure my sister is ready to meet him (I am really dreading that last month of pregnancy after hearing secondhand accounts). That is the biggest news. Otherwise just business and life as pretty much normal.
What’s going on for you this week?
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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 […]
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 […]