Happy Friday Eve! Here’s a little something to get the mental corn popping.
Sad stuff first …
Kyle Edwards: the Gerald Stanley verdict is a terrifying blow to reconciliation. McLean’s
Rachel Giese wonders why Colton Boushie’s mother has had to work so hard to prove her son’s humanity? Chatelaine
Tage Rai: the myth that mental illness causes mass shootings. Behavioral Scientist
Max Fisher and Josh Keller examine the reason there are so many mass shootings in the US. The New York Times
Sean Illing interviews Steven Pinker for Vox: the case for optimism.
Katherine Ellen Foley explains why we cringe when someone else embarrasses themselves. It’s all about empathy. Quartzy
Chuck Wendig offers some quick thoughts on managing anxiety. Terribleminds
Emily Hartridge gives us an update on her anxiety and how she deals.
SciShow Psych: myths about schizophrenia.
SciShow Psych: dissociative identity disorder.
How Tim Lomas discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world’s languages. The Conversation
Mireia Movellán Luis profiles the rise and fall of the mighty Minoans. National Geographic
SciShow: thunder snow. We have that up here 😉
Katherine Zuckerman thinks that if birds left tracks in the sky, they’d look like these amazing photos by Xavi Bou. National Gerographic
Check out this collection of leaf insects—love the ones that look like little flowers! Daily Motion
The BBC News reports on the fall of a 1,000-year-old tree in Wales.
Zoey Peresman reviews Kate Bush’s The Kick inside on its 40th anniversary. Stereo Gum
Be well until the weekend!