Stronger Together

Without the kindness of strangers, where would we be? As Florida prepared for Irma, some families had nowhere to go. Strangers took them in…and Buzzfeed has the story here.

Posted in All the Feels, Up to Speed

The TaTa Towel

I’m a hard pass on this invention, but if it floats your boat, don’t let me stop you! DO YOUR THANG! ($40 seems a bit steep)

Posted in An Opinion on Everything

Candy Crush – the TV show

I like to imagine the pitch meeting in Hollywood where someone seriously said – “we’ll take the mobile app, a couple super huge iPad screens and make people swipe to make matches for money”, and the response was “Consider it done!”. I wanted to hate this show, but as far as mindless entertainment, you could do worse. Tune in for the people suspended in air, stay for Mario Lopez’s pained commentary.

Posted in An Opinion on Everything

PharmaBro and Courtroom Sketch Artists

A hearty thumbs up to courtroom sketch artists who captured the smug attitude of Martin Shkreli. Well done!

Posted in An Opinion on Everything

BACHELORETTE FINALE ON MONDAY!

Have you been breathlessly following Rachel on her “journey” to “find love”? or just tuning in for the finale? Get up to speed on your final three suitors: Bryan, Eric, and Peter here.

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette/news/spoilers-and-recaps/the-bachelorette-finale-2017-5-things-to-know

Posted in Pop Goes the Culture

There’s No Room in the Inn

Ever forget to make a hotel reservation for a work trip? The White House did! Oops! What happens when a world leader travels to the G20 (gathering of top 20 world economies) but forgot to book a hotel? Vox has the details:
https://www.vox.com/world/2017/7/6/15929498/trump-hotel-g20

Posted in Group Your Poop

Can We Make Prisons Better?

Did you know that although the US comprises approximately 4% of the world population, the US houses approximately 22% of the prisoners in the world. The costs to society of high incarceration rates is significant to society. Mother Jones looks at prison reform in North Dakota – implementing what works in European countries.

Posted in Think Deeper