pewresearch:

Meet the generations and find out how they’re shaping the Next America.
Which one do you belong to?
pewresearch:

Meet the generations and find out how they’re shaping the Next America.
Which one do you belong to?
pewresearch:

Meet the generations and find out how they’re shaping the Next America.
Which one do you belong to?
pewresearch:

Meet the generations and find out how they’re shaping the Next America.
Which one do you belong to?
wnycradiolab:

wfmu:


You’ve Got to Dig it to Dig it You Dig? Handwritten Tips for Playing a Gig From Thelonious Monk


Interesting line tucked in at the bottom there: “They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”

wnycradiolab:

wfmu:

Interesting line tucked in at the bottom there: “They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”

I am not a conspiracy theorist and I generally have faith in reputable media outlets to get the truth out to the public. But here are four examples where the media failed.

Matthew Shepard was not a gay hate crime according to journalist Stephen Jimenez’s “Book of Matt,” Shepard and one of his convicted killers were part of the crystal meth drug trade. The author is a gay male, and in no way wanted to diminish the seriousness of hate crimes aimed at the gay community. 

http://www.npr.org/2013/10/06/226438148/book-of-matt-the-real-motive-behind-an-infamous-murder

The 1992 McDonald’s two million dollar spilled coffee in the lap was not someone driving with an open coffee and trying to cash in. She was parked, the spilled coffee caused 3rd degree burns, and she twice asked McDonald’s for a settlement. It was the judge who named the fine, based on 2 days of coffee sales at McDonald’s restaurants. 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002507537/scalded-by-coffee-then-news-media.html

The Columbine shooters were goths and bullied. In fact, Dylan Klebold was depressive and suicidal. Eric Harris was a psychopath.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/assessment/2004/04/the_depressive_and_the_psychopath.html

Columbus twin was wrongly accused of the murder of his brother. Dennis and Derris Lewis were cashiers at the Giant Eagle where I shopped. Both were nice young men, and Dennis often went to Derris for help with transactions. I was shocked when Derris was accused of the murder of his twin. Then the truth came out…

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/01/24/columbus-attorney-for-man-wrongly-convicted-in-twins-death-says-he-will-offer-own-money-for-reward.html

Reechard

smithsonianmag:

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

By Natasha Geiling

Photos © Flood G.

Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey.

There are a few other examples of foods that keep–indefinitely–in their raw state: salt, sugar, dried rice are a few. But there’s something about honey; it can remain preserved in a completely edible form, and while you wouldn’t want to chow down on raw rice or straight salt, one could ostensibly dip into a thousand year old jar of honey and enjoy it, without preparation, as if it were a day old. Moreover, honey’s longevity lends it other properties–mainly medicinal–that other resilient foods don’t have. Which begs the question–what exactly makes honey such a special food?

The answer is ascomplex as honey’s flavor–you don’t get a food source with no expiration date without a whole slew of factors working in perfect harmony.

To discover the secret behind honey’s infinite lifespan, read the full story on Smithsonian.com.

halftheskymovement:

The Washington Post published a set of “40 maps that explain the world,” indicating everything from the worst countries to be a mother to the countries in which honor killings are sometimes justified.

Click here to view the maps.

npr:

This video of Neil Hilborn sharing his poem “OCD” is featured in NPR Books Book News today. It was the first time I’d seen it and it gave me goosebumps. Enjoy! Happy Thursday! -L

Hey Maria, 

You will enjoy this.

pewinternet:

Fun with charts: We’ve added a data-heavy appendix to our latest report on libaries + the digital age, which includes generational breakdowns. Dive in and splash around. http://pewrsr.ch/12z3uZo
pewinternet:

Fun with charts: We’ve added a data-heavy appendix to our latest report on libaries + the digital age, which includes generational breakdowns. Dive in and splash around. http://pewrsr.ch/12z3uZo

pewinternet:

Fun with charts: We’ve added a data-heavy appendix to our latest report on libaries + the digital age, which includes generational breakdowns. Dive in and splash around. http://pewrsr.ch/12z3uZo

funnyordie:

The Pros and Cons of Florida

Florida has been in the news a lot lately, often portrayed negatively.

To set the record straight, we’ve compiled this definitive list of the pros and cons of the controversial state.

pewinternet:

The skills that teachers think students need for the future …

(http://pewrsr.ch/1bFTx34)

I can’t stop watching this.

I can’t stop watching this.