Welcome back! It’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Michael Hobbes: everything you know about obesity is wrong. Huffington Post
Arvin Ash explains why we dream.
Erin Brunch explains how the “feelings wheel” reveals the complexity of your emotion. Confession: I was more interested in this for character development rather than personal development. Well and Good
SciShow Space news considered the impact (pun intended) of an ancient asteroid on Earth and the possibilities for feeding people on Mars.
Joe Pappalardo takes a squirm-inducing look at the parasites trying to control our brains. Popular Mechanics
Melissa Kent: Autumn Pelletier tells world leaders to “warrior up” to protect water. CBC
Paige Embry reports on the honeybee’s most fearsome enemy. UnDark
Michael S.A. Graziano considers the octopus: an alien among us. Literary Hub
Ze Frank gives us the True Facts of the ogre-faced spider.
A Space of Their Own, a New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries. Open Culture
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to inform or inspire you next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
Here are some media links that I hope will get your mental corn popping.
Our provincial government is cutting everything. Nurses, arts funding, education, they even cancelled OHIP coverage for out of Canada health issues (not that we had extensive coverage, but we had some) … here are just three of the distressing articles that have come out in the past week:
Those of you who don’t live in Ontario, let alone Canada, may wonder why you should care. It’s just one more conservative government making the average citizen’s life worse in the name of fiscal responsibility (read catering to big business). See any familiar themes?
The World Wildlife Fund assesses Canada’s protected habitats and finds them wanting. What we could be doing better to protect endangered habitat and species and prevent climate change at the same time.
In the good news column: Autumn Peltier named chief water commissioner by Anishnabek Nation. CBC
SciShow Space looks at how life might evolve without liquid water
David Robson: the dreams you can’t remember may never have occurred. The Atlantic
Emily Dreyfuss: you’re not getting enough sleep, and it’s killing you. Wired
Simon Makin explains how ketamine changes a depressed person’s brain. Scientific American
SciShow Psych: depression isn’t just a chemical imbalance
And that was your thoughty Thursday for the week.
This weekend, I’ll be posting my next chapter update for April. I’ve had to admit defeat and reorganize my plans for the year. Come on by and see what’s been going on in this writer’s life.
Until then, be well!