5 Interesting Links for 10-13-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Primitive (Innovation) A demonstration of how to make sandals out of available plants to protect your feet in a forest. It reminds me of my sister’s string work, only with … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 10-06-2017

History (Reading) A cross between marginalia and highlighting, this article provides examples of manicules from old texts. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/manicules Philosophy (Employment) This article is a direct demonstration of the change in philosophy that is crippling our country. Though it singles out … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-22-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Origins (Food) The history of various foods that are often assumed to be European because of how important they’ve become to those cuisines. https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/health-wellness/10-foods-natives-had-before-europeans/ Resources (Photography) The extensive Francis Firth … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-15-2017

Science Fiction (Fiction) A lovely story about acceptance, revolution, and love in a future imbued with magic and song. https://www.tor.com/2017/07/12/waiting-on-a-bright-moon/ Sleep (Life) Some tips for converting to a consistent wake-up schedule with the caveat that not all of them will … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-08-2017

Technique (Writing) The importance of grounding the reader shown through examples from judging Writers of the Future. http://www.writersofthefuture.com/grounding-your-reader/ Diversity (History) A look at race relations in the classical world along with why evidence is hard to accept for some people.

Things That Make Me Smile No.129: Greening Cities

I’m very much for the greening of cities, for ecological and psychological reasons. These videos talk about one New York City project and even go into the methodology, which I found fascinating and hope you will as well. I’m including … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-01-2017

Clothing (Society) Mom started an ethical t-shirt company when all of the boy shirts available had messages promoting aggression and poor behavior. It’s taking off because there are many who feel the same about gendered clothing. http://www.scarymommy.com/clothing-company-against-boys-will-be-boys-stereotype/ Language (Artificial Intelligence) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-25-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Wealth (Society) A well-written essay on the historical beliefs regarding extreme wealth compared to the current ones, and the costs related to that change. I quibble only on the misunderstanding … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-18-2017

Tips (Parenting) Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers seven tips for raising daughters that apply to sons as well to foster thinking and encourage the success of a life well lived. https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/7-things-successful-people-need-to-do-courtesy-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg.html Creativity (Exercise) A study by Stanford University found that the … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-11-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Clothing (Society) A long, but relevant article about men’s plus-size clothing that points to yet another way the focus on a limited “norm” creates problems and hurts people when the … Continue reading