Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, April 26-May 2, 2015


Finally! Pakistan jails 10 of Malala Yousafzai’s attackers. BBC News.

Jon Krakauer: If you’re not a feminist, then you’re a problem. Penguin Random House’s Medium.

Teachers in the secondary school board are striking right now. Here’s a couple of posts that deal with the issues they’d like to see addressed.

11 ways Finland’s education system shows us that less is more. Filling my Map.

Schools should teach kids to think, not memorize. The documentary Most Likely to Succeed. Gotta watch this. The Huffington Post.

Ok. So, Sudbury was nominated the happiest city in Canada. Here’s 17 things you should know about us 😉 Buzzfeed. (Yes, we made Buzzfeed!)

Studies link social anxiety to empathic ability, high IQ, and sentinel intelligence. Spirit Science and Metaphysics.

The secret weapon that prevents anxiety and depression? It’s not what you think. The Creativity Post.
“When we attempt to divorce ourselves from pain, we end up feeling nothing pleasurable or meaningful at all. When we better understand, tolerate, and harness distressing thoughts and feelings, and become aware of the situations when they are helpful, we become empowered. We gain vitality. We become whole.”

Depression can alter your DNA (!) IFLS.

Veritasium: just knowing about learned helplessness can help you free yourself from its clutches. (Plus a bonus Sudbury tie-in with a mention of the Neutrino Observatory 🙂 )

LifeHack lists 20 signs that you’re succeeding, even if you don’t feel like you are.

Scientists turn pancreatic cancer cells into normal cells. Now . . . how close are they to releasing this treatment? IFLS.

Why are some people left-handed? (I like to say that we’re the only people in our right minds – LOL). IFLS.

Audi makes diesel fuel from water and carbon dioxide. IFLS.

i09 presents seven lesser-known but fascinating Victorian inventors.

A man knocked down a wall in his basement and discovered a hidden underground city. SlipTalk.

Here are the winners of the 2014 Smithsonian photography contest. Amazing and beautiful photos. The Atlantic.

And that’s your thoughty for the week.

Be well.

Thoughty Thursday

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4 thoughts on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, April 26-May 2, 2015

  1. A real mixed bag today Melanie. I have my fingers crossed for the cure for Pancreatic cancer, it would be great to think of clean fuels being used in cars soon, the inventors was a fascinating piece and the discovery of a city under someone’s house is like something from fiction.
    Thanks for the entertainment.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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    • A cure for pancreatic cancer would be lovely, wouldn’t it? Terrible affliction. We have to find some way of freeing ourselves of the fossil fuel yoke and this looks promising. Because one of the car companies thought of it, it’s more likely to be adopted, at least by them. Everything revolves about how corporate can monetize a thing. Glad you enjoyed 🙂
      As always, Hugs back, my friend!

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