The Last to Surrender. Every war has at least one soldier who doesn't get the message.
The Science Behind “Having a Bad Day” (and how to solve it). Life is too short to waste the rest of today, no matter how awful it started out. (via Lifehacker)
Two seconds in the life of a lightning bolt shown in a slow-motion video of over a minute. Cool!
There are an estimated 1.6 million ants for every human being on earth. When all of them come to live in your home at once, you have to rethink your natural, organic, respect-for-life philosophy. (via Metafilter)
How Preschool Changes the Brain. Early education may not raise our IQs, but there is evidence it instills values like perseverance, dependability, and consistency, which are more important in the long run.
Ten Infamous Islands of Exile. Even a tropical paradise is a prison when you can never leave.
The End of Online Anonymity: Why Will You Be Freaking Out? Cracked looks at five types of people who have opinions about using their real names online.