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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sunspots 654

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

The Arts: Listverse on 10 really unique church buildings.

Computing: Relevant gives us 5 questions we should ask ourselves before posting to social media.

Education: Grammarphobia on when to use commas with lists of things, and when not to.

Finance: (sort of) Wired on the importance of efficient use of curb space, in and by cities.

Food: (sort of) National Public Radio reports that today's dishwashing appliances are much more efficient, in water use, than such devices used to be.

Health: Scientific American on the dangers of marijuana use by teens.

Humor: (or Finance) Listverse reports on some truly strange lawsuits.

Politics: National Public Radio reports on a poll of 38 economists, who agree unanimously that the Republican tax plan will cause the US debt to rise, and that it will not lead to increased economic growth.

Science: National Public Radio reports on studies that pinpoint which ice areas, melting, will affect which cities, causing sea levels to rise. The results are not what we might have thought.

Listverse shows us videos of 10 shape-shifting organisms.

Thanks for looking!

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FancyHorse said...

The article about unique churches reminded me of one I have seen in north Alabama, the Rock Church in Mentone.
I did not know all the information given in this article.

Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guideline for using social media, and all other relationships and prioritizing information:
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

I thought that article about commas was going to be about the Oxford comma, which I was prepared to defend!

I do wish our lawmakers and our chief executive would listen to the people who actually know what they're talking about!

The sea level information was not what I expected, you are right.

I liked the owl best of the shape shifters. He was cute!

Martin LaBar said...

As always, thank you.

I've been to Mentone, but didn't know about the church.

Good luck with getting our leaders to listen to people who know what they are talking about, unfortunately.