Posts Tagged ‘news’

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 weather.com 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.

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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.

Friday link roundup 2/2

I don’t know if I’ll start posting weekly roundups again, but I do intend to at least do it every once in a while. I do miss posting it; it brought a nice pattern and consistency to my life, and I like finding and reading articles.

The Work-at-Home Summit! Seriously, this is full of wisdom and resources. There’s interviews about time management, virtual assisting, blogging, and much more. It’s also FREE to watch the videos (and/or read the transcripts) through February 5 at midnight PST. You can also find out more about Work-at-Home School, which has a wealth of courses for people who want to venture out on their own and work from home.

Video: A sweet story about best friends who find out in their 60s that they’re biological brothers.

On sleep deprivation and how it can affect people with bipolar disorder and depression…and potentially be used as part of a method of treatment. The studies are really interesting and not what I’d ever expect.

A comic on getting out of your comfort zone.

It’s Groundhog Day! The verdicts of groundhogs in different regions on the coming of spring.

Friday link roundup 12/29

Since 2017 is ending, I wanted to post some best-of lists I’ve rounded up .

From NPR: 50 best music albums of 2017.

From Feministing: favorite feminist writings on the internet from 2017. Favorite feminist films. Favorite feminist books.

From Harper’s Bazaar: Best moments for women in 2017.

Best movie posters of 2017.

Top science and tech stories from 2017. Top business stories.

Barack Obama posted good news stories from 2017 on Twitter.

From the L.A. Times: top undercovered news stories from 2017.

Looking ahead to the New Year:

14 ways to make journaling one of the best things you do in 2018.

A list of must-see movies in 2018.

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.