5 Interesting Links for 1-13-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared.

Claw Clipping (Cats)

Some tips and the reasons why trimming your cat’s claws is important both for you and the cat.
http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-health-grooming-care-trimming-nails-claws-ask-a-vet

Dress (History)

For those curious about Victorian Era dresses, this is a lovely video demonstrating two different Victorian styles, how to put on the various layers, and the answer to why period women referred to their skirt as skirts (a question my editor asked to confirm accuracy)…because they were.
http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2016/12/friday-video-victorians-get-dressed.html

Years (Science)

A look at what is the definition of year in scientific terms, this is a fascinating glimpse into why science can sometimes be a matter of perspective, something all too crucial as we try to remember to use 2017 instead of 2016.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2017/01/01/how_do_we_define_the_year.html

Improvements (World)

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who did wonders for renewing interest in space exploration, offers a list of 46 positive changes that came about in 2016 that should be recognized. (Via Twitter)
https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/815294057102667778

Openings (Writing)

Some suggestions for ways to make your novel opening intriguing. While good suggestions, as I said on Twitter, one of the important techniques is to wait on polishing your opening pages until the whole novel is complete so your decision is influenced more by the novel in question than choosing a technique at random. (Via @ReedsyHQ on Twitter)
https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-start-a-story

P.S. Yes, the link and the title are different. My dates got cross wired over the holidays :).

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