What I Read Today July 9 2014

A call for participants in an experiment to quit Facebook for 99 days, and take a close look and whether they are happier with or without Facebook.

 

” The requirement that health insurance plans cover contraception without a copay is still in place, and most employers are actually complying without much of a fuss because most of them are smart enough to prefer the cost savings you get from covering contraception to worrying about what their employees are up to in their private time at home. “

 

“Some of the fossils were so well preserved the team could still see limb joints and muscle tendons, as well as the darkened thickening on the cuticles of the legs.”

 

 

 

 

 

What I read today March 26th

Chickens are amazing creatures, the Canadian Apocalypse is at hand, Facebook continues to ruin everything, Animal Planet sucks, Robert Frost was an incredible poet, facts never stop true believers even if they’re facts about what they used to believe, and incredibly successful Microsoft program manger Scott Hanselman advises just dropping that damn ball so you can get some real work done.

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Colossal: The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh

Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh is known for his work photographing wildlife and other animals. His latest book documents the strange world of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia where he encountered a breed of bird called the Ayam Seramas, an ornate chicken raised not for its meat but purely for its appearance. These chickens not only have decorative plumage but possess the ability to strike ridiculous poses.

Read Write: Facebook Buys Oculus For $2B, Betting On Virtual Reality To Replace Smartphones

“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

Slate: The Personhood Movement Is Tired of Republican Congressmen Betraying It

Slate: Canada to Suffer Brunt of “Double Bomb” Monster Storm

Such an intensification rate has rarely occurred outside of tropical cyclones and is almost unprecedented for a winter storm.”

The Writer’s Almanac NPR: A Prayer in Spring, by Robert Frost

Slate: “God Does Not Regard the Fetus as a Soul” Conservative evangelicals didn’t used to care much about abortion or contraception. The strange story of how they came to be obsessed with them.

Io9: More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

“…the city of Danville is rightfully concerned that a TV crew released poisonous snakes into their community pool.”

Zapier: How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

“If you find yourself saying, ‘I need to work late to catch up,’ then that’s a problem, that’s a big problem,” he says, admitting he’s guilty of using this phrase himself. The remedy isn’t as easy as “hoping” you’ll catch up with your to-do list.