Here are a few links to get your mental corn popping (making creative connections).
Anna Mehler Paperny begs your attention: no, Canada does not spend more on refugees than on its seniors. It’s a big misunderstanding that needs correction. Global News
Adam Gopnik: four truths about the Florida school shooting. The New Yorker
Ed Brayton says, the problem is toxic masculinity, not mental illness. Patheos
Peter Kruger cribs from The Princess Bride. Why does the NPR station have so much propaganda against Trump? Quora
Elizabeth Chuck reports on women, harassed in medicine, await their #metoo reckoning. NBC News
Olga Khazan examines a paradox: the more gender equality, the fewer women in STEM. The Atlantic
Rachael Stephen describes the cognitive behavioural therapy method in this next instalment of her series on mental health.
Phil Plait: Osiris-X looks home from far, far away. SyFy
An amateur astronomer spots a supernova, right as it begins. Ryan F. Mandelbaum for Gizmodo.
Megan Senseney surveys hygiene practices of the middle ages. Healthy Way
Anna Lovind writes an ode to winter.
Enjoy the evocative work of women artists of the Canadian Inuit. Women Arts Blog
Chris Wright wonders, can you hack coral to save it? Outside
John Vidal: a eureka moment for the planet; we’re finally planting trees again. The Guardian
Andy Coghlan reports how trees have been seen resting their branches while they “sleep.” New Scientist
Ephrat Livni: heart of barkness. Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself, wherever you are. Quartz
Bored Panda shares Grace Gogarty’s hilarious guide to dog breeds.
Be well until the weekend.