Again, I’ve assembled a variety of resources. Some will help you understand what may be happening to you as you physically distance; some will offer some virtual experiences to help fill the extra hours (if you have them); some are the usual interesting articles and posts that will get your mental corn popping.
Brit Dawson explains why we’re all having bizarrely vivid dreams in pandemic lockdown. Dazed
Tanner Saunders compiles a list of 100+ fun things to do at home right now. Then, Evie Carrick shares 13 virtual train rides from around the world. Travel+Leisure
The Toronto Zoo offers online animal streams and educational resources. Durham Radio News
And … watch the Stratford Festival’s YouTube channel for Shakespeare!
Alex Beggs helps you get into making your own pasta. In case you’re tired of baking or have baked yourself into a sugar coma/larger size. Bon Appetit
Monstrum: The Jinn
Ralph Jones interviews Arthur Brand, the world’s greatest art detective. BBC
Matthew Wills: who were the ladies of Llangollen? JSTOR Daily
Emma Taggart: NYC parks are using a designer’s tree font to plant secret messages with trees. My Modern Met
Why the heck are we ticklish? It’s Okay to be Smart
The Mind Circle shares 18 photos that prove the capybara can befriend anyone. ‘Cause we can all use a little calming capy.
Adorbs pictures of dogs (and cockatoos and cats) before and after being called a good boy. Sad and Useless
SciShow explains the delightful mutation that defines Siamese cat appearance.
Thanks for the visit. I hope you take away something to support you in this time of physical distancing, to inspire your next creative project, or to entertain you.
Until next tipsday, stay safe and be well, be kind, and stay strong (even if you don’t think you can). The world needs your stories.