5 Interesting Links for 07-31-2020

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Innovation (Entertainment)

Circuses have a long and troubled history, especially concerning their animal performers. Circus Roncalli has blended the nostalgia with technology to amaze and delight its audience not just in the performance but in how it addresses the ethical treatment of animals.

Sleep (Health)

While targeting seniors, this article explores six potential causes of exhaustion to consider, many of which can apply to anyone.

Regency Era (Society)

An author and historian parses literature, art, and history to uncover evidence of how the topics of sex, swearing, and humor were approached during the Regency Era. (Via The Regency Reader)

Formatting (Publishing)

The copyright page is a necessary piece of your book’s front matter. This article details what it can, and must, contain, including examples of both extremes. Whether formatting your first or fiftieth work, the article can ensure the text you use is appropriate and complete.

Security (Websites)

This article addresses ways to strengthen your WordPress website’s security against hackers of several types. It’s written by Jetpack, a broad-based plugin programmed by the Automattic development team who also program WordPress core. Because of this, many solutions refer to Jetpack functionality, but if you don’t want to use their services (some free and some paid), you can find alternates to address the concerns. My host company, Tigertech.net, provides a nightly backup as part of its plans, for example, so the Jetpack backup is not useful. However, I use the plugin for other features.

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