Monday, April 13, 2020

Interesting articles

Another mixer post here containing links to a number of thought-provoking, fascinating articles on a wide range of subjects that I've come across over the last few weeks. Some really great reading here.

"Turkey's unique hand-sanitising method"

For hundreds of years, this Ottoman-era cologne has been synonymous with Turkish hospitality. Now, it’s being used to fight coronavirus.

"The outbreak that invented intensive care"

A heroic community effort at a daring hospital saved lives, led to today’s ventilators and revolutionized medicine - it holds lessons for our times.

"The Maine Farmer Saving the World’s Rarest Heirloom Seeds"

Will Bonsall has spent a lifetime scattering seeds across the country. But will his efforts fall among the thorns?

"How Camus and Sartre Split up Over the Question of How to Be Free"

Their radically opposed ideas of freedom broke up the philosophical friendship of the 20th century.

"America's Devastating First Plague and the Birth of Epidemiology"

"6 Ways To Become A Better Listener"

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

"6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation"

The right kinds of non-verbal communication correlate with success.

"They Survived the Spanish Flu, the Depression and the Holocaust"

"Coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes. So is the economic crisis about to explode."

"The Thinking Error at the Root of Science Denial"

Could seeing things in black-and-white terms influence someone’s views on scientific questions?

"‘It’s a Superpower’: How Walking Makes Us Healthier, Happier and Brainier"

Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling.

"Manage Your Personal Energy To Improve The Quality Of Life"

The more you enjoy your work, the more energy you’ll have to enjoy life. The opposite is also true.

"Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World"

“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.”

"Did Pontius Pilate Actually Convert to Christianity?"

"No One Told Babe Ruth He Had Cancer, but His Death Changed the Way We Fight It"

The Great Bambino’s treatment came at a major turning point in medicine.

"The Soviets’ Unbreakable Code"

The hidden history of the Fialka espionage machine.

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