Here’s hoping this first instalment of Thoughty Thursday for 2018 gets your mental corn popping.
Erin Bunch suggests eight anti-resolutions that will make 2018 a happier year. Well + Good
It wasn’t all bad, says K.G Orphanides of Wired. Here’s a list of 17 things that made the world a better place in 2017.
Katherine Ellen Foley reviews where the major scientific discoveries from five years ago are now. Quartz
Michael Baumann: who gets to own outer space? The Ringer
Nicholas Casey profiles a Peruvian man who is the last speaker of his language. Heartbreaking. The New York Times
Nadra Kareem Nittle: what you should know about Kwanzaa and why it’s celebrated. Thought Co.
Harriet A. Washington thinks Hugh Jackman’s role as P.T. Barnum erased the showman’s violent racism. NBC
Olivia Goldhill: 30 years after the introduction of Prozac, we’re still buying the lie that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance. Quartz
Serena Daniari offers an immersive look into the transgender experience: walking while trans. Mic
Why we should celebrate the winter woodland, not just the Christmas tree. Robert Penn for The Guardian.
Wendy Berliner: why there’s no such thing as a gifted child. The Guardian
SciShow: why do we get colds when it’s cold?
Be well until the weekend, folks!