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Link roundup 2/15

Des Moines University becomes the first medical school to require a mental health course for students.

According to this article, more Americans went to the library last year than to the movies.

What the most common language spoken in each state of the U.S. that is not English or Spanish? Find out here.

Stop asking people of color to explain racism: some recommendations of books to read instead.

What feeling your heartbeat may say about you and your mental health.

Watch this year’s Academy Award winner for best animated short film: Hair Love. I found it both sweet and poignant.

18 Valentine’s Day traditions (or traditions for days celebrating love) from around the world.

The internet is giving people who are quarantined for coronavirus a social outlet.

From CNN: a webpage that tracks 2020 Democratic primary and caucus results by state.

Link roundup 1/24

Link roundup: A place where I share articles, news, blog posts, etc. that I’ve found and collected over the week.

Need more support for your mental health? From NPR: some tips on how to start therapy (deciding to go, find a therapist, choose the right kind of therapy for you, etc.)

Racial dynamics between American women are flipped in this illuminating photo series.

Nigerian-Swedish photographer Mikael Owunna’s latest work aims to transform the black body into “the cosmos and eternal.” Through this project, he worked to challenge negative media portrayals of black people (and their bodies) and created beautiful and empowering photographs.

School lunch news: A second-grader in Maryland raises money for classmates who can’t afford school lunch. With their move to Las Vegas, Nevada, the Raiders are donating $500,000 towards eliminating school lunch debt.

The story of two Jeopardy contestants who originally met during their audition, later competed against each other, and ultimately got married.

10 female directors that are making waves in the film industry.

A story of missing Native American women in one county in Montana that reflects a nationwide (or even continent-wide) crisis.

For U.S. voters: The 2020 Primary and Caucus Schedule (many are closed primaries where you have to be a member of one party, but some are open or mixed — check the list). Several states have canceled their Republican primary — check to see if your state is on the list. (As you may or may not know, I’m liberal and a registered Democrat, and I want to cover my bases here because I believe voting is a fundamental right, no matter what party you choose.) Here is a list of the last day you can register to vote before the primary in each state.

Link roundup 1/18

Two Canadian teenagers created a backpack that converts into a tent shelter for the homeless for their science fair project.

Movie adaptations of books that are coming out this year.

The almond industry…and the extreme cost to honeybees.

Sampling DNA from a 1,000-year-old manuscript opens up new possibilities for research.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland.

The environmental impact of the fashion industry.

A list of places where you can take free sign language classes online.

The U.S.’s current low unemployment rate doesn’t reflect the real situation of jobs and how much they pay. This article explores the facts and issues behind how many people are working low-wage jobs.

Ever had a yoga teacher say “Namaste” at the end of class? In linguistic terms, “namaste” does not mean what many people think it means.

Aussie firefighters save world’s only groves of prehistoric Wollemi pines.

Friday link roundup 1/10

A city in Ohio made Election Day a paid holiday by swapping out Columbus Day.

Indigenous runners Rosalie Fish and Jordan Marie Daniel run for their people.

A man filmed a tree in the woods with a motion-detecting camera for a year and this is the result.

The tiger population in India is on the rise.

Volunteers around the world are sewing (and knitting, and crocheting, etc.) pouches for Australia’s orphaned or injured kangaroos, koalas and bats.

Feminists are demonstrating outside of the New York courthouse where Harvey Weinstein’s trial is being held.

Okinawa, Japan, has been home to numerous centenarians (people who have reached 100 or older) throughout the years. This article and accompanying video from the BBC discovers that human connection with loved ones may be key in living longer.

How the Australian wildfires were fueled by climate change…and now are fueling climate change.

Friday link roundup 1/3

More ice and less snow gets a chilly reception in Anchorage, Alaska.

Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous for people who are looking for something different.

About Instagram’s handling of sexual harassment on its platform.

A story of how a group of strangers supported a mother and her child when the child had a meltdown at the airport.

From NPR: 7 women’s health topics we need to talk about in 2020.

Update on the fires in Australia.

From The Guardian: Live updates about the aftermath of US airstrike on Iran.

A post on setting New Year’s intentions instead of resolutions.

Friday link roundup 12/27

Independent bookstores are making a comeback.

I’m kind of tempted to buy this clutter handbook. (Mess in the form of clutter is one of my vices). If you like New Year’s challenges, there’s also going to be one on decreasing clutter in January.

A downside to returning gifts to stores — many won’t be resold.

25 children’s books that teach kids about caring for the environment.

As the 2010s wind down, Vox sums up pivotal events, trends, and more from the decade.

Some big scientific discoveries of the 2010s.

NPR’s best songs of 2019.

Author and photographer Susannah Conway shares her annual “Unravel Your Year” workbook to help set intentions and goals for the new year.

Link roundup 12/14

Now that my semester is over, I have a little more time on my hands. Enough time to create a link list for this week, anyway.

All-women Delta crew flies 120 girls to NASA headquarters to inspire female aviators.

The power of grandmothers: Orca whale grandmothers ensure that baby whales live longer.

99 good (as in positive) news stories from 2019.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to institute a three-digit suicide prevention and mental health hotline number within the next 18 months.

If you’re a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical work, the full trailer for the film version of In the Heights is out. (I’ve watched it multiple times since it came out the other day).

Scientists call for a complete ban on glitter.

From the BBC: A straightforward guide on the Trump impeachment inquiry.

From Reading My Tea Leaves: A blogger and her creative collaborators share some handmade holiday gift ideas (includes materials list and instructions!)