meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Can they be any prettier? (HonestlyWTF)
  • If the 1960s were about touching the void, microdosing is about pulling back from it… If cocaine kept Wall Street humming at all hours in the 1980s, LSD today keeps the ideas flowing in Silicon Valley… Once an afternoon delight of recreational trippers and high-school seniors, LSD has become a drug of power users: engineers, salesmen, computer scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, the anxious, the depressed. The trip isn’t the thing; instead, microdosing helps maintain a fragmented, frenzied order, little by little, one day at a time. (The New Republic)
  • BIG IN JAPAN and another reason why I must get to Tokyo for the marathon. Post race chocolate (NYT)
  • America’s teens are extremely stressed out about school shootings. They’re not wrong to be. (VOX)
  • Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way? (NYT)
  • Welcome to the Petty Hall of Fame (Topic)
  • Bravo HBO. In the wake of #MeToo, the network hired an intimacy coordinator to make the filming of sex scenes on ‘The Deuce’ safe for all. Now, they’re doing it for every show and movie they produce (Rolling Stone)
  • CBD: “Physically, it’s like taking a warm bath, melting the tension away,” (NYT)
  • Did previous generations have so much trouble mastering the basics? (Citylab)
  • How to Manage Your Seasonal Depression (Lifehacker)
  • By conventional standards, she is doing nearly everything wrong. But she’s beating a lot of the people who are still training the “right” way, so perhaps her path shows there’s room for a more flexible definition of what the right way can be. This is probably true for more than just distance running. (NYT)
  • Me in seven months: An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 (Wired)

Have a great weekend!

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