This is journalism in a nutshell.(via shortformblog)
The Texas lone star as seen in a concrete wall above the River Walk in San Antonio.
You Are Beautiful is the little sticker that started a worldwide phenomenon. This message, spread by the community, has touched lives on every continent in the world. The project was started by Matthew Hoffman, who is speaking at our Chicago chapter this month as part of March’s Hidden theme.
Anna Altman on Jack Monroe’s new cookbook of budget recipes: http://nyr.kr/1mwAqgs
“Monroe’s philosophy is that, in order to combat food poverty and pre-made, unhealthy food, cooking at home needs to be ‘less glossy, less sexy, less intimidating.’ Her advice is practical and straightforward: a baby bottle will do if you don’t have a measuring cup; you don’t need anything better than a cheap blender, like the one she has in her kitchen.”
Photograph: Rex Features/AP
A Brazen Woman earns the Wrath of God for working outside the Home and wearing her Hair short like a Man’s. While it is a diverting Pleasure to witness her sundry Punishments and Tortures at the Hands of an Angry Creator, those of sound Judgment will find it exceedingly unlikely that she would know how to pilot that Chinese Shuttle. Also, I am not sure, but I think everyone is floating because they are Witches?
Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1fnO5G6
A wonderful quote by Ira Glass on making.
(via this interview with Cal Mcallister)
Brilliant, simply brilliant
Scientists have started to study how dogs take emotional cues from human voices. According to the head researcher: "We’d put an experienced dog up in the scanner, and he’d be up there sitting still. Then we’d bring into the room a less experienced dog. And he’d get so jealous! He just wanted to be on the scanner bed like the other dog. It became the place of happiness."
Photos Courtesy of Borbala Ferenczy and Eniko Kubinyi
Diagram adapted from “Voice-Sensitive Regions in the Dog and Human Brain Are Revealed by Comparative fMRI" by Attila Andics et al.