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
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!