The Weekend Edit: March 19, 2021
Hey, hey! How are you? I’ve been super busy this week with teacher professional development. I only signed up for two more sessions, so I’ll be able to have my evenings with my family back soon.
Here are a few links I’ve enjoyed the past few weeks.
Recipe of the Week:
Neapolitan Cookies: I made these for a friend a couple weeks ago and they were so fun to make. They have strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla flavors all in one cookie!
Parenting and Children Links:
Who Is Generation Alpha?: A glimpse into my kids’ future.
The Covid-19 Baby Bust Is Here: Looks like my youngest will not have very many classmates.
Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Make Sure They’re Doing This Right Now: I hate the phrase “science says”, as if science is a living, breathing oracle. But that’s besides the point. The point being you should probably be taking your kids outdoors more often.
Covid and Covid-Related Links:
Your Unvaccinated Kid Is Like a Vaccinated Grandma: Whoo-hoo! This summer isn’t canceled! Written by my fave Brown University econ professor, Emily Oster.
WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic: It wasn’t an accident in a Wuhan lab after all. But this doesn’t answer why people eat animals that haven’t been eaten before.
Japan supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread: You can stop doubling your masks now.
Covid tongue? Why new Covid-19 symptoms keep popping up: Can Covid just stop being so weird already?
People Are Keeping Their Vaccines Secret: There’s a lot of judginess around who’s getting vaccines and who isn’t. A good look at some the reasons people are keeping their vaccines private.
How science solved the mystery of feet washing ashore in the Pacific Northwest: This was a relief to read. I wasn’t keen on living my life without knowing the answer to the riddle of why dismembered feet keep washing up on beaches in my area.
Books to read when you’re feeling low-energy: A lot of good recommendations for different moods.
Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post | How Long Should a Book Be?: Good info for writers. For the record, my unedited dumpster fire of a novel is too long.
Oregon once legally banned Black people. Has the state reconciled its racist past?: I learned a part of Oregon’s history I didn’t know before. Especially interesting in light of the BLM protests in Portland.
Think Women Talk Too Much at Work? Wharton’s Adam Grant Has a Stack of Studies He’d Like to Show You: I bet you can guess what the studies say and I bet you’re not surprised.
30+ Maps Of America That Will Make You Question Everything You Know About The USA: So these maps didn’t make me question everything (or anything) I know about the USA, but I still stared at them in fascination for at least an hour.
I hope you all have a great weekend!