Good Reads

Pro: Unintentionally spreading these posts out is that you have a lot more to read.
Con: It shows a lack of discipline on my part.

How Real Are Facebook Friends – When I first started my Facebook account, it was strictly for friends. I used other Social Media – mostly blogging & Twitter – for making connections.  As time moved on, I made connections with people I’ve never met & formed some authentic “friendships”.  Photographer Tonja Hollander had a similar experience while simultaneously messaging a Facebook friend & writing snail mail to another. So she did what every sensible person would do – she decided to travel to each of their houses and shoot them. (see what I did there?)

Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes – “Have you ever been on the subway and seen something that you did not quite recognize, something mysteriously unidentifiable? …. Well, there is a good chance scientists do not know what it is either.” Gross, but interesting to read.

I Wanted to Be a Millionaire – Justin Peters described the moment he lost it all as “But it wasn’t a feint. I had given the wrong answer. I had lost $225,000 in about 10 seconds. My time on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? had come to an end.” Justin then goes on to explain how that moment changed his life for the better.

DeathHacks: Tech Tips for People Who Are Going to Die (Someday)  – Jessamyn West described her belated father’s house as “The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants…. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.” It is true that in the Leggett household, we control the thermostat via an app on the phone (and the security system for that matter), that we throw whatever video we are watching on our tablets up on the TV screen in an ad hoc fashion, and that our wireless router also serves as a backup device. However, I don’t think that my kids will have to live with such a legacy.

The Invention of the Cardboard Box – Started in China back in the 1st & 2nd Century BC.

How the New York Times Works – Most readers don’t think twice about where their newspaper came from yesterday or what it will take to get in on their doorstep tomorrow. Popular Mechanics dives into works of one of the largest producing newspapers in the nation.

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