Thoughty Thursday is weird and wonderful this week. Well . . . weird, anyway.
On refugees: a history of the ‘other’ in Sudbury. Nilgiri Pearson for Sudbury.com
This was one of the sad bits of new to come out in Canada this week: Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The Globe and Mail.
Here’s the sensationalist article: bodies of strange creatures found in the basement of old London home. Design you trust. And now, the real story: the truth behind the viral story of mysterious skeletons in London basement. The Earth Child.
Complain all you want, but your busy schedule may be helping your brain. Angus Chen for NPR.
Angela Hanscom wonders why can’t children stay still in the classroom? It turns out that movement is critical to attention and learning. The Washington Post.
How to be happy: lessons from an Amazonian tribe. Rick Warren for Medium.
A psychologist identifies three elements that determine happiness. Diane Koopman for LifeHack.
The more I learn about this man, the more I love him. Albert Einstein: racism is a disease of white people. Open Culture looks at his little-known fight for civil rights.
The #HeForShe Media Summit (it’s an hour and a half long) featuring Patricia Arquette and Joss Whedon. UN Women.
Maisha Z. Johnson offers a black feminist’s guide to the racist shit too many white feminists say. Everyday Feminism.
Amanda Vickery says it’s time to bring female artists out of storage. The Guardian.
This is too cool. This Finnish university gives its doctoral graduates a funky top hat and sword. This is so Hogwarts, I have the desire to get my PhD! Oh. Tuition. Dissertation. But top hat and sword!
Jupiter gets his by visible asteroid impacts six times a year. Phil Plait for Slate.
Ed Yong reports a shocking find in a Neanderthal cave in France. The Atlantic.
The gruesome history of eating corpses as medicine. Maria Dolan for The Smithsonian.
Coming up: The next chapter will be coming out this weekend. I might have one more DIYMFA QotW, too! Oh, the writerly life 🙂