Check out this beautfully written profile of a woman caring for her husband, who has developed rapidly progressing Dementia in the prime of his life.
If you’re of a certain age, then you remember Pez, the candy, and even more so, the ingenious spring-loaded mechanical dispensers. They were the kid’s equivalent of a gold cigarette lighter.
If you really want to know what’s going on, ask the people on the front lines.
Check out Google’s annual year in search video. What a weird year this has been - so sad, yet so inspiring.
Check out this pleasantly concise and coherent description of how mRNA-based Covid vaccines work.
The study linked below reports on an interesting kind of litmus test for heart health in middle aged men: if you can do forty pushups, you’re much less likely to have heart problems over the next ten years.
The lengths to which this guy goes to stop squirrels from invading his bird feeder is comical, inspiring, and hugely entertaining.
Check out the stunning work of Belgian photographer Sebastien Nagy.
Check out this New York Times photojournal of still-standing vestiges of segregation and racial oppression in US history.
This powerful animated short film takes you inside an ER struggling with the Covid outbreak.
I love the first song in this Tiny Desk Concert. It’s an acoustic version of Black Sun, by Ben Gibbard. Enjoy…
This puzzle is fun and not too difficult if you take your time.
Samuel Wilmot rates benches throughout the UK on Instagram. Seriously, that’s what he does with most of his free time. And his reviews are sincere, thorough, and accurate.
Do men and Women experience dating sites differently? How does someone’s profile affect their experience? These and other burning questions answered in the linked study.
All I’m gonna say is when you watch this, put it into full screen mode.
Watch Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame, get owned in the nicest possible way by a ten-year-old British drumming prodigy.
We learn differently at different ages. The learning advantages of the young mind are well established, particularly in the area of language acquisition. But in some dimensions, we may actually learn better at a more advanced age.
I don’t speak a word of Italian and I have very little interest in the culinary arts, yet I was absolutely riveted by this video about how traditional authentic Italian tomato sauce is made.
Here’s some soothing Friday music for trying times. This whole set is great but I especially love the first song, This is the Last Time.
Can you imagine the sort of worldwide panic that would ensue if everyone’s smart phone suddenly stopped working? Something analogous happened thirty years ago when, on January 15, 1990, the entire US long-distance telephone network crashed for nine hours.
I find this animated short film, featuring the words of British philsopher and writer Alan Watts, haunting and thought provoking.
There seems to be a widely held opinion that this election was close.
Here’s a gem from some people who are no stranger to making mistakes in public, the Wikipedia editors. What’s amazing, though, is how universal their advice is.
Check out this catalog of over 100 Free Online Courses from Harvard. Topics include the humanities, business, history, math and science (including Harvard’s award winning intro to Computer Science CS50) and many other subject areas.
Two groups of people should see this video: people who are parents, and people who have parents.
In my last article, I predicted the outcome for Nevada based on 86% of votes counted so far. In this article, I’m giving the same treatment to Arizona, based on 86% of its votes reported as of the time of this writing.
Nevada has 86% of its votes reported and won’t announce additional results until later today. But it’s pretty easy to crunch the numbers because it has only 22 counties.