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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