As you prepare for the coming weekend, don’t forget to get your mental corn popping.
Laila El Mugammar announces that
an emotional documentary about Canada’s legendary Black cowboy is streaming free now. Chatelaine
Samantha Kubota reports that the
brand formerly known as Aunt Jemima reveals new name. NBC News
KKK member who drove into BLM protesters gets more than three years in prison. The New York Times
Emotional intelligence, racial stereotypes, and the politics of emotional expression | Khadija Mbowe
new spacecraft named after Katherine Johnson honors the pioneering NASA mathematician. Mental Floss
How did the Milky Way get its spiral? SciShow Space
WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from Wuhan lab. CBC
extraordinary patient offers surprising clues to coronavirus variants. NPR
Jaclyn Diaz reports that a
second person dies of Ebola in the Congo, marking the virus’s return. NPR
tens of thousands rally in Myanmar, protesting military coup. NPR
Eric Levenson, Stephanie Becker, and Dan Simon report that the
rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay area prompts new special response unit. CNN
Leah Brennan and Josh LaBella report that a
Yale graduate student identified as the victim of Saturday’s fatal shooting in New Haven. New Haven Register
Michelle Ghoussoub announces that
women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul released after 1,001 days in Saudi prison. CBC
Oliver Milman shares that
air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers. The Guardian
Sharon J. Riley explains
how a public uprising caused a province built on fossil fuels to reverse course on coal mining. The Narwhal
Sandy Schaeffer compiles
all the Joss Whedon abuse and misconduct allegations. #metoo ScreenRant
now is the time to ask what you can do for Laurentian. The Sudbury Star
Health Sciences North faces lawsuit over misread breast imaging results. CBC
Why you read slower as you age. SciShow Psych
Brenda Knowles examines
imposter syndrome and how it can be a blessing in disguise. Space2Live
Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales. Aljazeera
Listen to the sweet, soft warble common ravens sing to their partners. Audubon
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
It’s time to get your mental corn popping, that is, to present you with some interesting stuff in the hope that the resulting creative connections will lead to your next awesome project! Yup, that’s what thoughty Thursday’s all about.
Patricia Grisafi writes about
the terrible “what if”: how OCD makes every day a matter of life and death. The Guardian
Brenda Knowles wonders if
solitary activities are only half-fixes for anxiety and depression. Space2Live
Your brain on caffeine with Shannon Odell. Inverse
how to edit a human. On unlocking the human genome, ethics, and CRISPR. 1843
Jason Pontin discusses
the genetics (and ethics) of making humans fit for Mars. Wired
Disney princesses look more like children as the years pass. It’s not accidental. It’s all about neoteny. It’s Okay to be Smart
And, for your amusement: Ze Frank’s true facts about the dung beetle.
Be well until next tipsday!
It’s time to pop your mental corn, get those creative connections established, and generate awesome ideas for your craft.
Brain scans show four different types of depression. Kate Horowitz for Mental Floss.
Brenda Knowles explores
avoidant attachment in adult relationships: the truth behind our need to be alone. Space2Live
SciShow Space stops video production to report on the underground lake on Mars.
Linda Webster tells a dog tail:
my dog is teaching me to be resilient. The Globe and Mail
Those forest fires I posted about last week? Stephanie Johnson introduces us to
Shawn Rae, a fire rescuer who’s saving people’s cottages from the French River fires. Parry Sound North Star
the four-day work week is good for business. Fast Company
Abby Sewell and Stephanie Gengotti invite us
inside the magical life of Europe’s family circuses. National Geographic
Dave Lucas explains
what it is to love an old dog. Made me weep. Literary Hub
the complicated truth about a cat’s purr. BBC
Sadie Dingfelder tells the story of
the crane who fell in love with a human. The Washington Post
Moar Ze Frank: true facts about ducks (and their spiral genitals—seriously weird shit).
Watch a black bear take a bath.
And that was your Thoughty Thursday for the week.
This weekend, I’ll be composing my next chapter update for the month of July. Come back for a visit and see what I’ve been up to.
Until then, be well!
I’m going to try something just a touch different this week. I’m not just dropping links, but hyperlinking text. Experts say readers prefer it.
Let me know what you think, will you?
What students really need to hear from Chase Mielke. Affective Living.
How social media has affected our reading habits. From the Washington Post.
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty posted this fascinating article on
the language of the minions. My interest in languages drew me in right away. LOVE.
Mindy Kaling featured on Upworthy.
Backhanded compliments are so not.
Communication presented this bit of reverse psychology:
15 things highly confident people don’t do.
This post by Brenda Knowles on her introvert blog Space2Live was surprisingly controversial. At its core, it’s about
the difference between being lonely, and being alone, but it sparked a small flurry of responses. Some people took exception to her association of decision-making with her masculine side and shopping with her feminine side. What do you think?
Upworthy presented Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s thoughts on
marginalization in the sciences.
An amazing time-lapse video:
what a reporter discovered while filming beavers close to his house.
28 happy-making pictures.
Puppies cuddling stuffies. And get your mind out of the gutter! This is CUTE.
And that’s it for this week.
Off to watch Vikings—Rawr!
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