The days are getting longer. I must think on solar power 😉
Jessica Lahey explores how the focus on academic achievement in schools can lead to failure. The Atlantic.
No, honey. You can’t be anything you want to be, but that’s all right. The Washington Post.
The men of the Oscars humiliate brilliant costume designer, Jenny Beavan. Heather Mallick for The Toronto Star.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, bans “conversion therapy.” Several other states have already done so, but this barbaric practice needs to be abolished. Now. The American Psychiatric Association.
Monarch butterfly numbers are on the rise over winter. YAY! The Toronto Star.
Why do dogs tilt their heads when we speak to them? Short answer: nobody knows for sure. Entertaining post, though. IFLS.
An ancestor of the domestic cat chose humans, not the other way around. Seriously? Hasn’t this always been the way with cats? Samme Chittum for Life with Cats.
This jaguar is blissing out!
Jill Suttie shares five ways nature can help you become kinder, happier, and more creative. Greater Good.
What’s the one thing you need to be truly happy? Read on and find out 😉 Inc.
Yes. This is a laundry commercial. #sharetheload
Online parish records will change the way we research genealogy. Irish Central.
Allison Meier shares fantastic images of holloways, roads that have been tunnelled into the earth over time. Atlas Oscura.
Medieval oaks found in Winston Churchill’s old back garden at Blenheim Palace. The Daily Mail Online.
Wales Online features 33 amazing castles in Wales. Though the article calls them Welsh castles, a kind reader pointed out to me that many of these castles were actually built by the English. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Seriously cool.
Phil Plait explains leap days and how they work. Because astronomy. Slate.
Astronomers posit that the moon was created by a head on collision between Earth and a protoplanet. UCLA science and technology.
See you Saturday!