I had a thought to, once a week, post links that I found interesting throughout the week but didn’t use in any posts. So, I’ll do that today, and that may well be the Saturday ritual for this blog. Enjoy!
- Emotional outsourcing: why structural approaches to jealousy fail — An intriguing examination of jealousy and how it pertains to polyamorous relationships.
- Attention K-Mart Shoppers — A collection of music and ad spots played over the PA systems at K-Mart stores in the late ’80s and early ’90s. An odd trip down memory lane, at least for me.
- Latest Unease on Right: Ryan is Too Far Left — I never thought I’d see the day when Republicans found Paul Ryan, of all people, to not be conservative enough for them.
Reflections on Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton, and the #DemDebate — Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson writes about meeting with Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and discussing racial justice issues with both.
- Real Mjolnir (Electromagnet, Fingerprint Scanner) — Linked because it’s clever and cool. Someone made a version of Thor’s hammer that, at least when placed on a heavy metal surface, can only be picked up by its creator.
- You’re a Single-Celled Organism. Can You Evolve into a Duck? — Cute little web game over on Clickhole. I keep turning into Michael Phelps. 🙁
- Caramel Apples Linked to Deadly Listeria Infection — Just something to take notice of, with Halloween approaching. Seems to be a relatively isolated problem but it doesn’t hurt to be aware.
- The democratic party has found its next president — Hilarious satire from SBNation’s PFT Commenter. (Spoiler: it’s Lincoln Chafee.)
- You’ve Changed, You’re Not the Angel I Once Knew: David Brooks on the GOP — A response to longtime conservative pundit David Brooks’ think piece on how far the GOP has gone astray.
- Four Myths about the European Refugee Crisis (And Why You Need to Know the Reality) — There’s a lot of misinformation in the standard narrative that has taken shape around the current refugee crisis. This piece brings some facts to the table.
- The psychology of nuclear restraint — Delves into how our popular understanding of the decision to use atomic bombs on Japan may well be erroneous, and offers a different perspective.
- Italy’s Renzi brushes off concerns over Senate reform drive — Italian Prime Minister Renzi is expected to push through controversial reforms that will dramatically alter the power of the Italian Senate.
- Nobel prize in economics won by Angus Deaton – as it happened — Liveblog of Angus Deaton’s Nobel win. The summaries of his work are particularly fascinating.
That’s all for this week!
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