Ten for Tuesday: Wonder Woman, Knitting, and Funny Animals

I’m back from a week in Texas, keynoting the Women’s Conference at Mo-Ranch. I’ll be writing up a reflection on the event, themed “A Durable Fabric: Frayed but not Afraid.” If you’d like to have that reflection delivered fresh to your email box, click here to subscribe to my email newsletter.

Away we go!

1. Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Favorite:

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2. New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Gratitude, [appropriate] touch, and more.

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3. Iconic Photo Shows Mother Of Portland Victim Embracing Woman In Headscarf At Vigil

Asha Deliverance, left, the mother of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, leans in and embraces a woman who approached her at the vigil.
A vigil was held Saturday in Portland at the MAX station where two men, Rick John Best, 53, of Happy Valley and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Southeast Portland, were murdered and a third man, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was wounded in an attack Friday. May 27, 2017 Beth Nakamura/Staff

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4. My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice

There is some great stuff here on discipline and meeting a goal… once I got over the INCREDIBLE feeling of inadequacy as a parent for not giving my kids the same opportunities as the author. Ahem.

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5. FlightLapse–Milky Way

Very cool time-lapse from the cockpit of a plane.

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6. What’s the Most Complicated Word in English?

A word that is very dear to me.

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7. What You Can Do About Climate Change

If you’re dismayed over the United States leaving the Paris accords, here are seven suggestions for doing your part.

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8. What’s the Point of Arguing Online?

Both anecdotal evidence (see this article on Cracked.com) and research on social media (see this study) indicate that sometimes bystanders, or those who observe arguments, can have their minds changed. There has been plenty of research on the factors that actually lead someone to change their mind (see this article from the Washington Post and this one from Psychology Today.)

But I contend that the point of arguing is not always to change minds. Sometimes arguing has more important goals.

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9. The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

“Spies have been known to work code messages into knitting, embroidery, hooked rugs, etc,” according to the 1942 book A Guide to Codes and Signals. During wartime, where there were knitters, there were often spies; a pair of eyes, watching between the click of two needles.

So cool.

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10. Texts from Superheroes: Wonder Woman Edition

Reading these while I wait not-so-patiently to see Wonder Woman on Saturday:

More at the link…

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