Saturday Link Encyclopedia

A professor is prevented from mocking his students with a stress reduction policy. It’s a shame because it could have been fun.

The worst back to school sign known to humanity. Is Walmart trying to make people hate it?

striking relationship between your med school ranking and the rate at which you prescribe opioids

A study at the Columbia School of Social Work found that parenting behavior, namely maternal warmth and sensitivity, to be the most important factor of the gap between upper middle class children and bottom-income quintile children.” Well, duh. 

The predictable demise of Firefox. Gosh, I remember how much I used to love Firefox. What a waste. 

The practice of ritual defamation.

This is one thing I’d never do for Klara.

love the New Optimists. I’d like to meet them in real life.

People with no sense of humor should not read Craigslist.

I don’t want to know about the ridiculous Damore scandal because it’s an overexaggerated bunch of baloney on both sides. But I can’t fail to notice that it’s making people very loopy.

Fun and games in Morocco.

The worst places for poor minorities (in terms of optimism, worry, and/or pain) include blue states like Washington, California, New York, and Massachusetts. And, as it turns out, for poor whites, the situation is desperate in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.”


11 thoughts on “Saturday Link Encyclopedia”

  1. So sad about all this economic insecurity. Also funny how the term ‘identity politics’ is never used for this stuff.


  2. I really like the ‘New Optimists” (first time I’ve heard them called that) analyses of humankind in 2017. I may be biased as a homosexual Eastern European Jew, but even the problems we have are not the problems that our ancestors though insolvable 200 years ago, e.g. starvation, infant mortality, etc.


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