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The tragic story of America’s only native parrot, now extinct for 100 years

theconversation.com

Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects

nature.com

The timing of this piece is … remarkable for me. I still don’t know if what I want is possible but I have to look into it.

OpEd: The career you really want

blog.mingthein.com

Growing Up Around Funeral Homes Didn’t Prepare Me for Death

longreads.com

I’m not 50 yet, but there’s not a single thing here I can argue with. Wise advice.

15 Life Lessons I Learned by 50 (That I Wouldn't Have Believed in My 20s)

inc.com

Never, Ever Take A Job Before Asking These Ten Questions

forbes.com

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

forbes.com

How to Not Die in America 

splinternews.com

What? Change the stressful things in someone’s life and decrease stress and depression? No way! Too bad about that financial stuff.

We need new ways of treating depression

vox.com

This is what a brutalist world would look like on your phone

theverge.com

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

iamwire.com

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

npr.org

Sure, go ahead and read this article. Then you too can discover how many areas of your body can be made to itch by the power of suggestion. And now, although my head pretty much always itches, I’m genuinely afraid to scratch it because I don’t want my brain to come out. Itching is awful, and now it’s likely to keep me up all night.

The tragedy that Boston forgot

bostonglobe.com

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

businessinsider.com

Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

theverge.com

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

businessinsider.com

“Fifteen percent of people, on average, manage to lose 10 percent of their weight or more and keep it off,” Rosenbaum said. So weight loss is possible.

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

vox.com

Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 23 code words passengers don't understand

businessinsider.com

I too had a wonderful vet in a similar situation. It sounds awkward to say, but going through the end-of-life decisions for my much-loved pet has helped me understand subsequent deaths in the family so much differently. I believe passionately that a death with dignity following palliative care as needed is a basic human right.

Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

theverge.com

Watch the Full-Length PBS Documentary Hamilton’s America, Online Now

slate.com

My Daughter’s Mysterious Illness — And My Own

tuenight.com

Check out the infographic. North Carolina only needs 26 more psychiatric care providers to have enough to meet projected need, which means we’re doing lots better than most other states. Now that’s a good Halloween scare.

With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Are Ending Up In The ER

huffingtonpost.com

Fun!

The 8 Most Haunted Cities in the U.S.

cntraveler.com

This Is Why

A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife

nytimes.com

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. A relatively new coworker has decorated her entire desk area with (Christian) religious quotes and observations. Being Christian myself, that doesn’t offend me (although her endless claims of “being a good Christian” are quite ironic). But I’ve been wondering, if I suddenly decided to become, say, Wiccan, and shared Wiccan quotes and symbols in the same way, would she be offended? Would I be allowed to keep these things posted, especially in such a great number in such a public spot?

Is Religious Freedom For Non-Christians Too?

russellmoore.com

Not Feminine Rage AGAIN!

“The Girl On The Train” And Women's Dark Fantasies

buzzfeed.com

How to really make America great again: Get rid of 'the dumbest idea in the world'

dailykos.com

Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage

theglobeandmail.com

Well this is GREAT news.

Is full-time work bad for our brains?

bbc.com

When You Love Someone Who is Depressed

psychologytoday.com

Exceptionally well-written and accomplishes its goal: I’d actually like to go to Bavaria now. Really enjoyed this piece.

Lessons from the Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria

oliversmithwriter.com

Inside the Florida Jail that Doubles as an Exotic Animal Zoo

medium.com

A Journey to the Medical Netherworld

hazlitt.net

When You Can’t Be the Person The Internet Wants You to Be

medium.com

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

businessinsider.com

How to really make America great again: Get rid of 'the dumbest idea in the world'

dailykos.com

How a 90-Year-Old Missing Person Became a Hit on Spotify

priceonomics.com

How to Get Your Job Application Noticed Every Time

medium.com

9 More Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters

mentalfloss.com

10 Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters

mentalfloss.com

Wonderfully dense, researched piece. Very well-written.

In the Early 1900s, Robber Barons Bought Dozens of Centuries-Old European Buildings. Where is Medieval America Now?

atlasobscura.com

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