It’s time to get your mental corn popping!
Jessica Stewart shares the unromantic origins of Valentine’s Day. My Modern Met
Kevin Munger: emotional burnout is fueled by envy. It’s focused on Millennial burnout, but I think there’s something for most readers in the social media obsessed age. The Outline
SciShow Psych: you’re probably more likable than you think you are.
It’s okay to be smart brings the impossible hugeness of deep time down to (reasonable) size with string.
Matt Williams considers how big a generation ship have to be to keep a crew of 500 alive for the journey to another star. Universe Today
Szabolcs Nagy captures an extremely good ISS transit of the moon. Space Station Guys
Kevin Gill posts this fly-by of Europa.
Michael Greshko: the Mars Opportunity rover is dead. Here’s what it gave mankind. National Geographic
Charlotte Higgins examines the battle for the future of Stonehenge. The Guardian
Shoshi Parks shares in the quest for Gamalost cheese, Norway’s “Viking Viagra.” Munchies
BBC design looks at the homes of the future. They almost build themselves!
Bryan Armen Graham checks in with Jerry Grymek, dog concierge for the Westminster Dog Show. Then, he profiles the wire fox terrier who won best in show. The Guardian
For your puppy-loving pleasure: Purin, the super beagle.
And that was thoughty Thursday.
Until next week, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories 🙂