Brain food for creatives.
Kayla Brandon shares Heather Cross’s letter to the media on their (non) response to the Louisiana flooding. Independent journal
Makare Chi rounds up the studies on police violence and racial bias for Vanity Fair.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau writes a letter in support of One’s #PovertyIsSexist campaign.
The Scotsman presents the history of Scotland in nine maps.
Rob Bricken invites you to find out what third-century China thought about the Roman Empire. i09
Lily Kuo reports that the destruction of historical artefacts is now a war crime and perpetrators are being charged. Quartz
The strange folk custom of telling the bees of a family death is explored on Ask A Mortician’s “Morbid Minute.”
This article on your aging muscles will terrify you, but it just might change your life. Ginny Graves for Prevention. I’m walking more, I’ll tell you what 😉
Want the secret of happiness? Stay curious. Laura Garnett for Inc.
The Right By You campaign created three videos busting the myths of youth suicide prevention. Important stuff.
Kendra Syrdal wrote this wonderful piece on what it means to love a woman who’s used to being on her own for Thought catalog. I shared it with a particular singleton friend in mind, but the applies to any woman who’s become her own person prior to embarking on a new relationship.
Captain Awkward answers a couple of letters from two women whose groups of friends inexplicably cling to creepy dudes despite the potential for harassment and abuse they present. Important reading for any feminist.
Rebecca Boyle covers the epochal discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting our neighbouring star. The Atlantic
Will genome editing transform the world? Oxford Academic
Do plants think? It’s okay to be smart.
Time to get that mental corn a-poppin’!
Write away until Saturday.
And be well.