Web Miscellany: Compilation #48

Why, hello there! How has the week been to you? Phoenix has been hitting 115 the last few days, which has been miserable. I saw my boyfriend’s all-time favorite movie, UFH, for the first time, after six years of hearing, “How am I even dating you?!” It was great! The results of our mold sample are in and the levels in our home are more 250,000 times higher than the acceptable limit. Whoa! Since stachybotrys is a potent immunosuppressor and aspergillus attacks the liver, it’s possible my body has been pummeled by one infection after another and unable to eliminate the resulting toxins.

What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be attending my nephew’s birthday party and visiting a butcher to ethically-raised meat. Hope you have a good one! Here are a few links from around the web:

  1. Sweat houses have been used by cultures for centuries. Now research is supporting claims that they’re good for health. I’m fascinated by the emerging research on saunas.
  2. “A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before.”
  3. The $50,000 an hour gate agent. “Krulak’s Law states that the future of an organization is in the hands of the privates in the field, not the generals back home.Unfortunately, management and a lack of trust get in the way.”
  4. I just bought some reusable silicone storage bag for snack foods and Thinx period-proof panties. While my primary motivation is reducing exposure to environmental toxins, I feel good about reducing waste.
  5. “It’s a rather simple question that quickly gets to the core of someone’s sense of well-being and legitimacy: did your childhood leave you feeling that you were – on balance – OK as you were? Or did you somewhere along the way derive an impression that you needed to be extraordinary in order to deserve a place on the earth?”
  6. From Lit Hub’s Book Marks site: The Best Reviewed Books of 2019 (So Far).
  7. “It’s easy to forget just how radical an idea the public library is. It is the ultimate third place—a place that is neither work nor home, where people interact with other members of their community. It’s a place where social status is leveled, where there is no barrier to admission, and no one is stigmatized. In our divisive digital age we need such spaces more than ever.”
  8. Photo Requests from Solitary is a project that takes photo requests from prisoners being held in solitary confinement and invites volunteer photographers to make the images for them.
  9. How sugar conquered the world.

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