Posts Tagged ‘current news’

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.

Friday link roundup 6/16

This week, there was a shooting at a congressional baseball practice. This is one of many mass shootings this year. CNN reports on the frequency of mass shootings in the United States this year.

June 12th was the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Survivors, family members, and first responders share their stories.

This mother of six daughters doesn’t teach her daughters to dress modestly — she teaches them about self-respect and body autonomy.

About the (human) voice of Siri and the continued development of artificial intelligence virtual assistants.

When it’s hot, popsicles are a great way to cool down. Some layered popsicles to make this summer. 

Link roundup

The past few days have gotten away from me. But here are a few links I gathered this past week:

Like cats? Visit the American Museum of the House Cat.

Children today spend less time playing outside than in past decades. How to reclaim play for today’s — and future — children.

Putting disability and poverty in context: Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response to The Washington Post. Washington Post article here.

The oldest Homo sapiens fossils recently found in Morocco.

Friday link roundup 6/2

Need a dose of laughter? 14 female cartoonists to follow.

From Buzzfeed:  a week of lunches on a $20 budget.

In light of the president withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement, mayors of numerous U.S. cities are affirming their commitment to it.

This piece from NPR looks at five things that could possibly change (in the U.S. and worldwide) in response to the U.S. withdrawing from the climate deal.

A reflection of the history of the Golden Gate Bridge as it turns 80.

Wonder Woman comes out in theaters today and is getting good reviews. A review with thoughts on female representation. This article reflects on whether Wonder Woman will change the luck (and prevalence) of superhero movies starring female characters.

Today is apparently National Doughnut Day in the U.S. Here’s a list of places that are offering deals (free, or free with purchase). Now, if you’ll excuse me while I go satisfy that sudden (and effectively marketed) craving….

 

Friday link roundup 5/19

This year’s national Mathcounts champion answered this question correctly:  In a barn, 100 chicks sit peacefully in a circle. Suddenly, each chick randomly pecks the chick immediately to its left or right. What is the expected number of unpecked chicks?

17 Steps for Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Suicide.  I found this article to be very thorough and sensitive. 

A GOP lawmaker asks why men should have to pay for maternity care. A women’s editorial response to his comments is short, to the point, and poignant.

On a fashion/style note, I thought these floral and sparkly fishnets were really cool and fanciful.

There are quite a few clothing companies that sell apparel with feminist messages on them. This article suggests looking at the individual company and seeing if they walk their talk.

There’s a group of scientists that argue that if the asteroid that ultimately led to the extinction of the dinosaurs had hit a few minutes later or earlier, dinosaurs could still be around today. Article here.

 

Friday link roundup 5/12

Starting today, the U.S. Department of the Interior is holding a public comment period for the national monuments under review. This link includes a list of the monuments and directions on where to voice your opinion.

On the feminist legacy of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitter’s Club series.

On people with disabilities telling their truth. Includes commentary on media coverage and health care.

A nonprofit youth dance company has a residency at the San Diego airport.

Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live this week.

 

Friday link roundup 4/14

Family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer for taking on big business.

New Mexico bans lunch-shaming for children with families who can’t afford school lunch.

What being an only child says about you according to science. This article challenges the “only children are spoiled” myth and more.

The psychological benefits of baking for others.

Some fascinating Easter traditions from around the world.

Jupiter and Saturn’s moons have the potential for supporting life.