Posts Tagged ‘current news’

Link roundup 3/10

An article from The Atlantic that turns the myth that “welfare makes people lazy” on its head.

A food stall in New Orleans engages its customers in a social experiment, bringing to light the issue of the income disparity between white people and people of color in the area.

The Florida governor just signed a gun control bill into law, just over three weeks after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The NRA immediately sued to block the part of the law that prohibits people under 21 from buying firearms.

Oregon also has a new gun control law. This law seeks to prevent convicted stalkers and domestic abusers from purchasing firearms.

On the large scope of false news stories on Twitter.

Beginning a new feature in its obituary section called Overlooked, The New York Times has published 15 obituaries of remarkable women it had previously overlooked during the course of its run as a paper.


Link roundup 12/22

A dad writes a letter to a school asking them about their gendered field trips, asking them to explain why they’re living in 1968.

What this writer learned after taking a homeless mother grocery shopping.

Bustle summed up the pros and cons of the just-signed tax bill. CBS News lists the top six ways that the tax bill will affect average Americans.

How the sun illuminates Spanish Mission churches on the Winter Solstice.

Pie Therapy 101: a baking class designed for people with anxiety, depression, issues with addiction, and more.

Friday link roundup 10/13

The Boy Scouts has announced that it will soon start admitting girls.

After 20 years, AOL is shutting down AOL Instant Messenger. Ah, all the memories of good chats….

About the “mystery box” aspects in television shows  The Good Place and This is Us.

From the New York Times: stories of several of the women coming forward about their experiences with film producer Harvey Weinstein.

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary online: better ways (or more effective ways) to say, “This sucks.”

Friday link roundup 10/6

Therapy dogs bring comfort to the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting.

Here is a link to one of the major GoFundMe donations campaigns for victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. You can find other related campaigns (including individual campaigns for specific people for medical costs, funeral expenses, etc.) here.

Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a new single to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Self-care and social media. This has some good insights and tools. The almost incessant access to online material — news, posts, etc — can affect our mental health, and it’s important to know when to take a break, step away, and how to best take of yourself.

Las Vegas.

Las Vegas

Last night, there was a mass shooting on the Strip in Las Vegas.

I woke up to the news today. I suppose if I had stayed up later, I might have heard it before going to sleep (assuming I could have slept after learning that) — but I didn’t. Some people I know heard sirens or snippets of information on police scanners or social media last night. There are more headlines this morning. It’s hard to look away.

This mass shooting happened about 15 minutes away from where I live. I feel less safe here at the moment, even though I know logically that I’m probably no less safe than I was yesterday. This is one incident of an increasing many, in this country and in the world. I feel heartbroken, sad, and scared.

Perhaps I will write a post that includes more opinions later.

But for now, I’m sending love and light for all those affected.

Friday link roundup 9/29

The U.S. government announced a waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico. The Jones Act is generally meant to regulate shipping goods in U.S. ports — but is limiting goods and aid that the people of the island need after the hurricanes. The waiver of the act should be helpful. However, they’ve only waived it for 10 days

Want to contribute towards helping the people of Puerto Rico yourself? Go here.  More links of places to donate and other ways to help here.

Celebrities agree to post pictures of themselves at the age of puberty…along with donating funds to help the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

On Sunday, the region of Catalonia is planning on voting on independence from Spain.

This week is the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Week.

Friday link roundup 9/22

Today is the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring in the Southern. Happy equinox and change of season!

From The New York Times: a conversation with Hillary Clinton and actress/activist America Ferrera.

Sterling K. Brown won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and is the first black actor to win this award in almost 20 years.

A “What Were You Wearing” art installation at a Kansas university takes aim at the age-old sexual violence myth.

Updates on the aftermath of the earthquake in Mexico.

On the devastating flooding in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.

A commute in a Japanese commuter train is made more fun…with kittens!

From Best night sky events for this month, with stargazing maps.

Work-At-Home School: Coming in 2018. A one-stop shop for gaining skills, resources, and knowledge to successfully work at home!

Daily Goodie Box: free samples in exchange for reviews.  It takes being active on their social media pages to receive a box, but it’s legitimate and the products are great!

A link from a reader: The Freedom Model, a new way of looking at and approaching addiction.

As always, please feel free to contact me and send me your links!