Get your mental corn popping with some thoughty this Thursday.
Gloria Hillard reports on how abused wolves and troubled teens find solace in each other. NPR
Kelly McGonigal: how to make stress your friend. TED Talks 2013 (yes, it’s old, but it’s good)
Aida Edemariam delves into Roxane Gay and her philosophy: “Public discourse rarely allows for nuance. And see where that’s gotten us.” The Guardian
Mark Lorch: the periodic tables we almost had. Quartz
Neel V. Patel introduces us to Farout, the newest, most distant member of our solar system. Popular Science
SciShow Space considers why it’s so hard to land on Mars.
And then, they compile several of their videos to tell you everything your need to know to live on Mars.
Michael Greshko wonders, now that China’s landed on the far side of the moon, what’s next? National Geographic
The “snowman” shape of Ultima Thule is revealed by NASA’s New Horizons. Jonathan Amos for the BBC.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found something inspiring in the mix.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories, my friends!
And now … it’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Sharon Cohen for the Associated Press: why are native American women vanishing?
Thee lesser-known symptoms of depression. SciShow Psych
Zarria Gorvett exposes the strange truth about the pill. I was on various birth control pills for maybe five years combined, and this disconcerts me. BBC
Frank Martela recommends that you exercise, eat well, and help other because altruism has a surprisingly strong impact on your health. It’s what my sign-off is all about (be well, be kind, and stay strong). Scientific American
Bret Stetka reports how the infectious theory of Alzheimer’s Disease draws fresh interest. NPR
Lucy V. Justice, Martin Conway, and Shazia Akhtar: your earliest childhood memory is probably fake. Quartz
Simon Parkin asks, is there finally a cure for insomnia? The Guardian
The oldest planet ever discovered. SciShow Space
Katherine Lackey explores why Yellowstone’s ecosystem hasn’t been restored by the return of its wolves. USA Today
The Verge: we met the world’s first domesticated foxes.
And that was Thoughty Thursday.
Be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
Chuck Wendig confesses to being a sexist, racist, and whatever other ‘ists you can think of. This is social justice in my opinion, so I’m presenting it on thoughty day.
The psychology behind messy rooms. Elite Daily.
Wired’s absurd creature of the week: The colugo. Flying squirrel meets bush baby.
We’re mistaken about the whole alpha wolf thing. i09.
Ravens have social abilities previously only seen in humans. Another reason curvus corvus rocks my world. IFLS.
Interesting for genealogists and writers. Who is related to whom in what way? A great chart to keep things simple. mic.com
Because I love language. Newfoundland slang, brought to you by Cottage Life.
And that’s a wrap for this week.