Amusing yourself to death: (or)Stuff to distract you from doing your homework!

Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell - A Masterclass in Rhetorical Storytelling

 

More Perfect - One of the best podcasts out there!!!!

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The Bystander Effect and workplace harassment (how Harvey Weinstein got away with his behavior for so long)

 

Jupiter!

 

Podcast: Can He Do That? 

Questions on the constitutionality of President Trump's actions are discussed here:

 

Ted Talk on why procrastinators, procrastinate! 

 

Interview with neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and his book Do No Harm

#MoreThanMean - Women in Sports 'Face' Harassment

Racial Dot Map - where we all live

 https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/

https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/

FEMINIST FRIDAYS

Interesting videos on topics that matter. The one below is a great starting point - Cultural Appropriation

Last Week, Tonight with John Oliver

If you enjoy the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, you will love Last Week, Tonight with John Oliver. Episodes of interest include: FIFA and the World Cup,  Net Neutrality, Hobby Lobby, Wealth Gap, Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization, Student Debt, Prisons, and my personal favorite: The Supreme Court. 

Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that - wait, don't fall asleep! Connect with Last Week Tonight online...

Wait But Why

A blog on a variety of topics discussed in a silly and fun way. 

Choosing between Orwell and Huxley

five thirty eight: data science meets pop culture

   Nate Silver's NY Times blog became famous after correctly predicting multiple states (and the election win) to Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election despite multiple polls showing the contrary. Currently it is owned and marketed by ESPN.

Nate Silver's NY Times blog became famous after correctly predicting multiple states (and the election win) to Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election despite multiple polls showing the contrary. Currently it is owned and marketed by ESPN.

norse attack map

Norse Map of live global hacking attempts. Great if you want to freak yourself out. 

 

PredictitPolitical world + analytics via crowd sourcing + gambling = a surging website

If you are interested in large scale predictive analytics and the world of politics this site is chalk full of the latest information. While I certainly don't condone gambling - increasingly evidence suggests crowd sourcing information or answers is an accurate way to predict future results. A local start up - Jelly - actually incorporates this technology as part of their software. Ex: Don't know the 16th president of the U.S. - likely, someone in your social network does. Predict it uses a gaming/gambling platform to try and 

From Predictit.com:  

  • PredictIt is an exciting new, real money site that tests your knowledge of political and financial events by letting you make and trade predictions on the future.

  • Taking part in PredictIt is simple and easy. Pick an event you know something about and see what other traders believe is the likelihood it will happen. Do you think they have it right? Or do you think you have the knowledge to beat the wisdom of the crowd?

Hubble Space Telescope Points in one spot and finds this...

 Maybe the most incredible image you will ever see.   More magic from the Hubble Space Telescope below!

Maybe the most incredible image you will ever see.

More magic from the Hubble Space Telescope below!

Online Super Mario Bros....you win internet!