Posts Tagged ‘current news’

Friday link roundup 8/18

From Alternet: 10 healthy food essentials that you can easily make at home.

From The Atlantic: Hidden texts: Uncovering ancient languages from manuscripts from a monastery library on the Sinai Peninsula.

If you enjoy Game of Thrones, here are some epic fantasy books written by women.

Target just unveiled a sensory-friendly clothing line for kids.

From NPR: Many nurses lack the knowledge of health risks to mothers post-childbirth.

Four organizations fighting racism to donate to following the violence in Charlottesville. How to talk to kids about what happened in Charlottesville.

Children’s books about race and social justice.

On the continuing effects of the Civil War and the significance of statues and monuments.

Friday link roundup 8/11

U.S. Surgeons General call for an end to surgery on intersex infants.

Society double standards depicted in 10+ illustrations and comics.

A parents’ movement to wait until high school to allow their children to have cell phones.

One woman’s reflection on what to say when people ask why you’re not having children.

More on the solar eclipse: See what it will look like from anywhere in the United States.

A short video on why honeybees create perfect hexagons in their hive.

Friday link roundup 7/28

From the New York Times: 5 takeaways from last night’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

This map shows the most popular attraction in each state in the U.S.

10 years after an urban bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, a survivor tells her story.

There’s a trend in U.S. kindergartens of more work and less play.

According to a recent study, fairy tales may be older than originally thought.

The military spends more on Viagra than on transgender service members’ health care. Stories of several transgender people who served in the military.

Friday link roundup 7/21

A group of young women from Afghanistan headed for an international robotics competition were initially denied visas to enter the United States, but later received permission to come. During the competition, the team won a silver medal for courageous achievement.

Ever been told to change how you think when you’re feeling stressed out? This blog post talks about how the stress response is based in the nervous system, not in your thoughts.

A post with great wisdom on giving support: Hold your tongue and offer your heart instead.

In terms of discussing issues like drug abuse and addiction (as well as other topics), who tells the story and how they tell it can affect public perception and opinion and even policy. Here’s a post urging people to  Just Say No to Media Coverage of Drugs.  I would also recommend looking for alternate sources and seeking the bigger picture.

Link roundup 7/15

First look at the new A Wrinkle in Time trailer.

On the contracting and expanding nature of grief.

A Delaware-sized iceberg broke off of Antarctica.

A teacher’s perspective on name-shaming in classrooms and the potential of underlying racism.

Hug a baby, grow a brain. Why hugging babies and young children may increase brain growth and intelligence.

Great story of people coming together for the greater good: A family got caught in a riptide off of the Florida coast and beachgoers formed a human chain and saved them.

Friday link roundup 7/7

An introverted yoga teacher reflects on her experience.

A stage actress who has had parts in the musical wrote a sequel to Fiddler on the Roof.

How did kids from Germany and Cameroon fare on a study on self-control? Read this to find out.

A town in Italy started using silent fireworks to help their animals, who often get distressed by the noise.

About a feminist retirement home in Paris.

How well do you know the shape of each state? From Time: An exercise in drawing the 50 U.S. States.

The public comment period for the national monuments under review by the U.S. Department of the Interior ends on July 10th.  Follow this link to post your comments.

 

Friday link roundup 6/23

Swimwear pieces that can be worn as tops or bottoms — a versatile bikini that can be worn in many styles.

A list of best (and sometimes very interesting!) ice cream flavors served in ice cream shops across the United States.

Dollar stores are cheap and convenient, and sometimes it’s worth it to get something there…and at other times, not so much. Here are some recommendations on what to buy at dollar stores.

It’s been a hot week in the United States this week — it even made it to 120 degrees Fahrenheit where I live. The amount of heat waves may continue to rise. According to this National Geographic article, a study indicates that up to 75 percent of people could regularly face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions plummet.

An accessible water park for people with disabilities just opened in San Antonio, Texas.

On making leadership accessible for chronically ill activists.

Some Swedish kindergartens are trying a gender neutral approach in their classrooms. 

Bosnian students protest against ethnically segregated schools.