Curiosity Recap: Monthly Post Review (Sept 28, 2014)

It’s that time again!

recapsmallAre blue eyes and red hair going extinct? Learn a little bit about genetics
The cure for boredom… I like where this is going – A quote graphic that is right at home here
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: why it really matters – Things get real for a moment, because reality is often better than sensationalism
Watsi: crowdfunding health – A website founded so that you can make donation towards life-saving surgeries, kind of like Kiva for life instead of small businesses
Motion vs Action aka Planning vs Progress on Goals – An article that is a friendly reminder to not fool yourself, planning is good and important, but without action, plans are just plans
How well would your bike lock hold up to a grinder? An article that gives some unfortunate truth about bike safety
Haircuts for the homeless – One man gives back to his community in an admirable way
“Hey, I’m just being honest. That’s how I am!” – If you’ve ever said this to someone, you might want to read this comic
Life without a cell phone – One man goes traveling for 18 months during which he does not have or use a cell phone. These are his insights
Sadness and the Bottle Analogy – Something written by a friend of mine in light of Robin Williams and Depression, that I thought was so well said I had to feature it
One big hockey puck molecule – Science can be very surprising sometimes
In Istanbul you can help feed stray animals with plastic bottles – An ingenius vending machine type device in Istanbul that encourages recycling, and compassion
Creative system for letting your neighbours know what they can borrow – A simple sticker based project from Switzerland that might be helpful to you
Two cool videos of animals being animals – One of the world (sort of) through a dog’s eyes, the other of an animal you don’t see every day
New restaurant staffed exclusively by deaf waiters – Go check out “Signs”, and learn some sign language
Password Myths: your password might not be as secure as you think – Your average 6-8 character password will likely take just a few minutes to crack. Want one that will take over a million years?
Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet – Another quote graphic that resonated so I featured it
More insight for introverts: stimulation – There’s (still) a lot of confusion out there about introverts, here’s a bit more info to help you understand
Repair cafe: community based skills lending – Need something fixed? Want to learn how to do it yourself? This is the place to go (once a month)
Science basics quiz – Wonder how much you remember about science from what you studied in school? Find out
Washoe the Chimp gives us more to think about as humans – Really amazing story of animal intelligence, empathy, and sign language
Insightful quote of the day – Attempting to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth
A science and safety lessons re: microwaves – Why can’t you put metal in a microwave? find out
Heterochromia Iridum aka multicoloured eyes – Ever seen an animal (or person) with two different coloured eyes? Come learn what that’s all about
Want to get more cuddles? There’s an app for that – New app lets you find platonic cuddle partners in your area, since we literally need physical touch as beings and often don’t get it outside of relationships
Political perspective: Liberals and Conservatives really ARE different (but maybe not how you thought) – It comes down to principles and policy
Can’t get no (lasting) satisfaction? Here’s why – Psychology today explains why we always need a goal to work towards
What’s the deal with blood types? If you’ve ever wondered, here’s the answer
Hold your new shiny social network horses – Before you jump on the Ello hype train, this is worth reading
The next evolution of feminism? Taking aim at the Kyriarchy – Oppression is complicated, there are a lot of interlinked, moving parts

Last recap: Aug 17th, 2014

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