Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good Reads and Information

Patience Worth: Author From the Great Beyond. A 17th-century spirit became a bestselling author in the 20th century via Ouija board. (via Boing Boing)

Five Lessons in Punctuation. It’s the difference between “Let’s eat, Grampa,” and the sentence without the comma.

The cameras were rolling as Dr. Richard J. Bing turned 100 last year. He’s sharp as a tack as he looks back at his amazing life, career, and family.

The problem in America is that we use pauses as communicative indicators that we're finished speaking. But because no one is actually listening to anyone, and instead are merely waiting for their opportunity to say what they think about something, there's a subconscious desire to keep talking lest we cede the conversation to someone else.

National Geographic Explores the Gulf Oil Spill. Read how it happened (and better yet, why) in a clear narrative without panic or sound bites.

5 Scientific Reasons You’re a Bad Employee. Science has a way of making us want to crawl into a hole and hide.

Molly Norris, the cartoonist who proposed an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”, is now in hiding. She changed her name and disappeared after a fatwa was issued.

How 10 Well-Known Beverages Got Their Names. Kickapoo Joy Juice is prominently absent from this list.

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