Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good Reads and Info

The 80 million people of the Baby Boom generation are both blamed and credited for the way America is today. And they still have a chance to save or destroy the economy.

How Do Painkillers Find & Kill Pain? Believe it or not, our bodies them them where to go.

Building the Wall
. How the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial came to be.

You’d think that organic farming would be a good thing for the environment, but when you crunch the numbers, it’s not that simple. After all, how many acres does it take to feed the world?

How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you.

A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window. Watch how she gave birth and cared for the babies up against the glass, documented in pictures and video. (via Metafilter)

Online Dating: 10 Psychological Insights. The condensed version is that online matchups aren't as weird or as fake as you may been led to believe.

StoryCorps interviewed retired NYC firefighter John Vigiano about his two sons, one a policeman, the other a firefighter, who both died on September 11, 2001. (via mental_floss' newsletter)

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