Posts Tagged ‘news’

Link roundup 5/29

About teaching children life skills.

On cultural memory — or lack thereof — of the flu pandemic of 1918.

A reopened restaurant in Germany gives patrons hats with pool noodlesto help with social distancing.

As places reopen, here is an NPR article that rates infection risk of various activities, from haircuts to restaurants to camping.

Things white people can do for racial justice.  A great list with a variety of things to do and steps to take. 

On white women, black people, and power.

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance.

An article from 2017 for white people desiring to be allies.

Live updates on the George Floyd case, protests, and more from the Minneapolis area.




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 1/18

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.

Link roundup 5/18

Watching the finale of Game of Thrones with a group this Sunday? Here are a few ideas (somewhat silly, although mostly clever) for some foods to make for a viewing party.

Talking openly about a topic that is often hidden away: A group of eighth grade girls entered their podcast called Sssh! Periods into NPR’s first Student Podcast challenge and won the grand prize for the middle school category.

About a woman who is working to change and expand the conversation around parenting children with autism.

Much of the western United States is currently experiencing lower than normal temperatures. This article from explains why. (It was around 70 degrees in Vegas today. It would normally be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit this time of year).

Meanwhile, it was 86 degrees near the Arctic Ocean last weekend.

Increasing the visibility of women in science: A group of female scientists created a database to showcase their work. Over 9,000 women joined them.

From Vox: From the latest abortion ban bills to current statistics on abortion, abortion in America explained in ten facts.

According to ABC News, several of the states passing abortion bans have some of the lowest rates of women in power.

What you can do to help women in states with extreme abortion bans.

Friday link roundup 4/26

Looking for a good book (or two, or five, or…) to read as summer approaches? Here is NPR’s guide to 2018’s greatest reads.

Lego releases new bricks to teach braille to blind and visually impaired children.

A physicist and his mother are worker together to translate astrophysics into the indigenous Blackfoot language.

An article from the Atlantic about the double-bind of charisma vs. competence that women who run for political office (in this case, president) often face, especially under the scrutiny of the media.

Link roundup 4/19

While I still occasionally gather links, I haven’t posted one of these in a while. I miss doing it on a regular basis. But I’m on spring break and I had time to gather these!

The oldest living person with HIV turns 100.

Why don’t we cook meals for friends struggling with mental health?

An art historian’s digital mapping of Notre Dame Cathedral may help restore it.

Donations up for black churches that were recently burned in Louisiana have gone up since the fire at Notre Dame. Here is the GoFundMe site to donate.

From NPR: Some highlights from the Mueller report (Or lowlights, depending on how you view it).

Friday link roundup 3/16

On portrayals of tender masculinity in books and film.

Do you live in a bubble? According to this quiz, I grew up in a pretty middle-class bubble. It definitely gave me food for thought.

Four common myths about the gender pay gap, and a rebuttal for each.

One company’s solution to providing housing for the homeless: Use a 3D printer to create simple homes.

Barbie has created 17 new dolls based on inspirational women.

National Geographic acknowledges its racist past.

On why more and more teenagers are considering trade schools instead of four-year colleges.

A school in a small town in New Mexico is still reeling from their experience of a school shooting that happened in December, an event that received very little news coverage.

About planets without stars.