According to the World Happiness Report 2019: FinlandDenmarkNorwayIcelandNetherlandsSwitzerlandSwedenNew ZealandCanadaAustralia The USA ranks 19th, down 5 spots since 2017.
Roman Roads by Sasha Trubetskoy From Open Culture: Ancient Rome’s System of Roads Visualized in the Style of Modern Subway MapsThe Roman Roads of Spain and Portugal Visualized as a Subway MapThe Roman Roads of Britain Visualized as a Subway Map It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly why these appeal to me so much […]
From a post over on kottke.org, Tiny Private Mind Motions “Every morning, when I screw the lid onto my steaming thermos of coffee, I think to myself, automatically, the phrase “heat capture.” I have no idea why. I’ve never used that phrase in any other context in my life. And yet I couldn’t stop it […]
Ben Weaver shared this poem via his email newsletter and it struck me such that I wanted to share it. I couldn’t find it anywhere online to link to, so I’m sharing it here. Do visit his website and see what he’s about, and perhaps join his email newsletter as well to have magic like […]
I saw this gigantic moon the other night. I didn’t know it was a thing, but The Atlantic says apparently it is and posted a bunch of photos of it. The moon appeared about 10 percent larger than average as it approached its closest point in orbit, about 220,680 miles (356,760 kilometers) from Earth. I […]