Weekend Reading

This week I started the Couch to 5K program. This has no bearing on the following links, other than I’ve spent more time reading/recovering because I’m so unfit!

  • 22 Candid Photos from NASA’s Just-Released Project Apollo Archive
    An image from Apollo 9, March 1969. (All Photos: Project Apollo Archive/flickr)  Between 1969 and 1972, 12 men, on 6 different space flights, walked on the moon, with NASA’s Project Apollo. And one of the few things that came with them? A camera.
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  • The Silver Arrow, the Real Ghost Train Haunting the Stockholm Metro
    Fanciful legends about ghost trains regularly pop up around subway systems, rail tunnels, and abandoned tracks. But in the case of the Stockholm Metro, the ghost train is real.
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  • What’s Lost When Most People Work From Home
    There’s plenty of research out there on the benefits of remote and flexible work. It’s been shown to lead to increased productivity, and has an undeniable benefit for work-life balance. But what does it do to everyone back at the office?
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  • Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s
    Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.
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  • The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy
    It really was a dark and stormy night.
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  • A Criminal Mind — The California Sunday Magazine
    In the 1980s, psychiatrist Joel Dreyer was a fixture on Detroit’s WXYZ Channel 7. His commercials promoting his treatment center, InnerVisions, which he named after the Stevie Wonder album, sometimes ran up to five times a day.
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  • A man who recorded every detail of his life for five years has the ultimate way to live in the moment
    Some of the tirade is against technology, which many claim stops us from making connections with each other. The bigger worry is that, in our attempts to capture memories that we fear may be lost forever, we don’t live in the moment.
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  • The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease
    I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but miserably unfortunate in the immediate experience of it.
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  • The secret of Bake Off? Keeping a secret
    When Nadiya Hussain won this year’s Great British Bake Off and gave her tearful winning speech, more than 100 people were surrounding her in the field in Berkshire where the show is filmed.
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  • Inside Reddit’s Plan to Recover From Its Epic Meltdown
    Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. It began on the Thursday night that much of Reddit—the eleventh biggest site on the American Internet, the one that Steve Huffman helped found when he was barely more than a teenager—went dark.
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  • Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs
    To obtain a hard copy of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), the most popular personality test in the world, one must first spend $1,695 on a week-long certification program run by the Myers & Briggs Foundation of Gainesville, Florida.
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  • The Sick People and All Their Guns
    This week on Episode One Million of “Stupid Things Donald Trump Said,” the Donald lent his expertise to the recent mass shooting in Oregon, attributing it to shooter Chris Harper-Mercer’s mental illness rather than the ease of gun ownership in the United States.
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  • The Passion of Nicki Minaj
    Pop music is dominated almost exclusively by the female star — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and, as always, Madonna.
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  • News & Views
    Last week Suffragette opened the London Film Festival. Suitably enough the gala screening involved political protest, heated debate and lots of thoroughly inspiring women. I was lucky enough to be working on the red carpet.
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  • A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna
    I DRESSED VERY CAREFULLY for her, the way I would for a good friend, thinking hard about what she likes. What I think she likes. I ordered Uber Black — the highest level of Uber I’ve ridden.
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  • Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine
    Lots of people like Hello Kitty, but it takes a special kind of devotion to open an entire dim sum restaurant devoted to the cute icon. But for those who have just been dying to bite into a dumpling shaped like her face, Hong Kong has you covered with Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine.
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  • Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself
    Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were encouraged to seek out high-powered technical work.
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  • The fat city that declared war on obesity
    Oklahoma has lost a million pounds of fat. Ian Birrell meets the mayor who piled on the pounds then launched a healthy living crusade and changed his city’s infrastructure. But can even this defeat our century’s biggest health curse?
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  • Sisters separated 40 years ago in Korea reunited working in same US hospital
    Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in South Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida. The women, now both in their 40s, were stunned to learn that they were related, having not seen each other since the early 1970s.
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  • We’re not as selfish as we think we are: here’s the proof
    Do you find yourself thrashing against the tide of human indifference and selfishness? Are you oppressed by the sense that while you care, others don’t? That, because of humankind’s callousness, civilisation and the rest of life on Earth are basically stuffed? If so, you are not alone.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1k3WZNz
  • Jennifer Lawrence blames herself for making less money than ‘the lucky people with d—s’: ‘I failed as a negotiator’
    Jennifer Lawrence says she was paid less than her male “American Hustle” co-stars because she “failed as a negotiator” — and she believes that failure may have stemmed from a deeply-ingrained female fear of assertiveness.
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  • The Gonzo Vision of Quentin Tarantino
    “I READ, IN A BOOK about Bette Davis, that anybody who does an interview while drinking alcohol is a damned fool.
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  • This Scottish city apparently has the sexiest accent in Britain
    LONDON — People from Glasgow have the sexiest accent in Britain, apparently, while those hailing from Newcastle sound the most intelligent.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1LbQYXP

P.S. Happy Birthday to me!