Category Archives: Library

Library Link of the Day: There are many types of obesity – which one matters to your health?

Courtesy of The Conversation: “Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy access to calories and where physical activity plays a declining role in our professional and … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Navajo Code Talkers Tribute, The first permanent memorial to a unique secret weapon of World War II

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “The secret communications work of the Marine Corps during World War II was declassified in 1968, but it wasn’t until 1989 that the first memorial was dedicated to the encryption specialists now famously known as the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Ancient Underground City Was Big Enough to House 20,000 People

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: Chicago, like a lot of other modern cities, has a hidden secret: It’s home to miles of passageways deep underground that allow commuters to get from one place to another without risking nasty weather. Los Angeles, Boston, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Some Physicists Think Time May Be Slowing Down — and Will Eventually Stop

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. At least, that’s what the vast majority of scientists would have you believe. But according to a team of Spanish physicists, it may not be the expansion of the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: New Study Confirms Growing Up in a Home Filled With Books Is Good for You

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “People who buy more books than they can possibly read can now use science to justify their spending sprees. As Pacific Standard reports, new research confirms that people who grow up with books at home tend to have higher reading … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Nobel award recognizes how economic forces can fight climate change

Courtesy of The Conversation: Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating the use of a carbon tax to curb global warming. It’s no small irony, then, that on the same day his research shared in … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Measure Your Fear of Missing Out with This Science-Backed Quiz

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: I’m at risk of FOMO with a score of 18… “Social media has affected us all in ways we don’t fully understand yet. It could be harming our memories or shortening our attention spans. It’s linked to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Study Hack From a Stanford Researcher Gets A’s out of B+ Students

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: Build a study plan! Where and Why are you looking for info? “For educators, finding new ways to boost student performance in school can seem like a never-ending wild goose chase. A study published in April 2017 by a … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Courtesy of Comedywildlifephoto.com: It’s our favorite time of year again — Comedy Wildlife Photography season. Last year, we thought the winning photograph hit the exact right balance of comedy and pathos, but now, there’s a whole new lineup of contenders. Founded by Tanzania-based photographers … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Use the RIA Method to Control Your Fears

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Fear is a destructive thing. Sure, it exists to keep you out of harm’s way, but when it kicks in during a public speech, a first date, or that moment you’re about to hit “submit” on a … Continue reading

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