Author Archives: Mr. Morrison

Library Link of the Day: There’s an Evolutionary Reason Why You Listen to Some Songs on Repeat

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The first time you heard Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” you barely noticed. Then the song made its undercover assault, seeming to play in every grocery store, on every radio, and in every TV commercial you saw … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: WOOP Is a Research-Backed Method for Working Toward and Achieving Your Goals

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Sorry to burst your Pinterest-fueled dreams, but a vision board isn’t a magic wand. You have to put in more work than that if you really want to get anywhere. What you can do instead is WOOP, the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 5 Ways You Can Help California’s Wildfire Victims

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “The “Camp Fire” in Northern California’s Butte County has killed more than 40 people and destroyed more than 7100 homes since it started tearing through the region on November 8. Authorities are still investigating the cause, but it … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Networking Platform Bigger than Linkedin for College Students

Courtesy of OZY: “It’s late at night, and Garrett Lord is speeding down a dark highway in middle America. For weeks, the college senior and his two friends, Ben Christensen and Scott Ringwelski, have been clocking the miles in a … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A Recipe for Flies and Frogs

Courtesy of JSTOR Daily: “In his book Mundus Subterraneus, the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher shared his “recipe” for creating flies from scratch: “Collect a number of fly cadavers and crush them slightly. Put them on a brass plate and sprinkle the macerate … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Neuroscientists identify a surprising low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens

Courtesy of The Conversation: “Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep. Some have called for delaying school start times or limiting screentime … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Midterm Maelstrom

Courtesy of The Newsbreaker: As the midterm elections of 2018 finalize, Democratic gains materialize: the Democrats have currently won 32 seats in the House of Representatives, enough seats to ensure them control. While the Republicans still control the Senate, voters … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Show Us Your Greatest Dungeons & Dragons Map

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “YOU MAY NOT BE SURPRISED to learn that many of us here at Atlas Obscura enjoy the occasional game of Dungeons & Dragons. A crucial element of any well-crafted D&D adventure are the homemade maps that players and dungeon … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How many women does it take to change a broken Congress?

Courtesy of The Conversation: “The next United States Congress will have at least 123 women in the House and Senate, including two Muslim-American women, two Native American women and two 29-year-olds. Ten more women could still win in midterm races … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Shoe Lost, Spirits High

Courtesy of The Newsbreaker: “Pacific Grove High students experienced an overwhelming and exciting week as the Shoe Game approached. Spirit week demonstrated student support for their football team and fun rivalries against the Carmel Padres. On Friday, enthusiasm poured out of … Continue reading

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