Things I’m Verbing: Rebel librarians, CEO presidents and lost boys who need to wander back

We have stripes. I don’t know why I’m amazed by this fact, but human people have stripes! Bless, Mental Floss, this really brightened my day. https://twitter.com/designer_dick/status/832954482090708996 Other things that brighten my day: confirmation bias. And I don’t just mean backup for my apprehension about gyms. Laurie Penny, who has been writing about Milo Yiannopoulos long and deeplyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Rebel librarians, CEO presidents and lost boys who need to wander back”

Things I’m Verbing: Innovations in linguistics, the history of fear and TSA-proofing your phone

Yet again, where do we even start? Before we dive in, let me share a good hour of nature sounds you can play in the background as you absorb the news. This one’s only an hour, as opposed to 10, but it’s lovely: My very favorite is the crackling fireplace, but I’m always on the lookoutContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Innovations in linguistics, the history of fear and TSA-proofing your phone”

Things I’m Verbing: Inside/outside, middle ground and how to have a baby

Have you seen Hidden Figures? You absolutely need to see Hidden Figures, a movie that makes no apologies for its brilliant Black women and for its depiction of the systems that humiliated and suppressed them. I just get really excited whenever I see that it’s doing well, and for a non-scifi film, it’s inspiring some incredible fanart.Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Inside/outside, middle ground and how to have a baby”

Things I’m Verbing: Expendable courtiers, boring dictatorships and the end of life

There’s still goodness in the world: Michele dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for super heroes day at her school. And she got a personal note from Justice Ginsburg days later. pic.twitter.com/ctXejn0Ljc — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 7, 2017 a friend's mom recently learned how to use emojis and has been using the poopContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Expendable courtiers, boring dictatorships and the end of life”

Things I’m Verbing: Due diligence, master classes and why we bottleneck

I’m delighted to start today’s link post with one of my own: my CityLab debut, “Why Do Passengers Insist on Crowding Around Subway Doors?“ This was legitimately a classic “This thing really gets my goat, I wonder if I can write about it?” And I learned a lot about the psychology of manspreading, sidewalk rage, gameContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Due diligence, master classes and why we bottleneck”

Things I’m Verbing: Gravity, governors and oh wow, the GOP

This would have been such a different list if I had gotten it out on Friday like I intended. But then I would have missed the chance to write about the straight-up nuclear bombshell that was the death of a major and polarizing Supreme Court justice immediately before a GOP presidential debate. Instead of streamingContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Gravity, governors and oh wow, the GOP”