- How a 90-Year-Old Missing Person Became a Hit on Spotify This is of amazing–Connie Converse was a singer-songwriter in the 1950’s, stopped making music in the 1960’s, and then disappeared in 1974. And then Dan Dzula heard one of her songs on the radio.
- This is also amazing: The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene Really, read the whole thing. It’s an incredible testament to how laypeople can sometimes make connections that experts wouldn’t. Really cool stuff here.
- “Women who act as their own hype man are seen as more competent, but they’re also rated less favorably in “hireability” and “social attraction,” because ultimately we don’t want to work around people who make us uncomfortable. And in this world, ambitious men are seen as badasses, while ambitious women are frigid shrews.” Sometime you should look at how men talk about themselves, their accomplishments, and their projects online as compared to women. Especially look at men who are periodically performative about being insecure. Look at how much lifting up they get as opposed to women. It’s fascinating.
- Phil Plait says it isn’t aliens but I hope it’s some sort of Dyson object. That would be awesome.
- Great post on diversifying your social media and then shutting up and listening.
- Hey men! Are you in a relationship with someone who has LADY PARTS? If so, this app may be for you!
- Michael Twitty on the now-pulled children’s book about slaves baking George Washington a cake.
- The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy.
- Andrea Phillips on how to fake Clarion.
- Ann Leckie says smart things: “I don’t know many writers who aren’t neurotic about their writing in some way, and the rest are probably just hiding it well.”
- Wise words from Jennifer Garam on writing when no one gives a shit.
- “…she said it made her so happy to see an adult trying and failing, and not being afraid.”
- Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving Up
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