Thoughty Thursday starts off a bit dark this week.
As we become more effective at keeping guns and bomb-making materials out of the hands of extremists and terrorists, they turn to more accessible weapons like knives and vehicles. Fewer people may die, but even one death is too many.
Jack Holmes shares the Vice documentary on Charlottesville. Esquire
Karen Attiah covers Charlottesville the way Western media covers other nations. The Washington Post
How to make fun of Nazis: an alternative to meeting violence with violence. Moises Velasquez-Manoff for The New York Times.
Raphael Minder and Patrick Kingsley report on the latest from Barcelona. The New York Times
Philip Oltermann covers the fatal stabbing in Turku, Finland. The Guardian
Gina Kolata: researchers track an unlikely culprit in weight gain. The New York Times
Samantha Leal looks at warrior women throughout history. Marie Claire
Mandy Oaklander introduces us to the new hope for depression. Time Magazine
Lily Carollo interviews Julie Rehmeyer about the loneliness of having an illness science doesn’t understand. The Science of Us
Why loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. CBC
And for balance, and because alone doesn’t have to mean lonely, check out these illustrations by Yaoyao Ma Van As that capture the happiness of living alone. Bored Panda
Trees with “crown shyness” mysteriously avoid touching each other. Kelly Richman-Abdou for My Modern Met.
David Baron: you owe it to yourself to see a full solar eclipse before you die. Ted Talks
Hilary Mitchell shares 19 facts about Elizabethan England that will blow your mind. Buzzfeed
Alexa Tanney lists 21 memes you need to send to your coworkers ASAP. Buzzfeed
I hope something got the mental corn popping.
Be well until the weekend.