A recurring listicle, reads I loved to read.
- Gregory Cowles, Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82
- Melissa Dahl, Remembering 7 of Oliver Sacks’s Most Fascinating Case Studies
- Adam Rogers, What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life
- John Caramanica, Miley Cyrus Delivers Many Story Lines to 2015 V.M.A.s
- Death of Knut the Polar Bear Is Explained at Last
- Kate Wheeling, A Look at Those Who Kill Their Own Family Members
- Molly Young is one of my absolute favorite writers! So funny and smart and well written.
- Neha Ghandi, The Big, Unspoken Problem With All This Taylor Swift Backlash
- “When the critical masses race to tear her down, criticizing her feminism for not being enough, dismissing her gaggle of girlfriends for being too homogenized or too unattainably beautiful, and ultimately finding fault with her mission to promote and preserve her own brand, it doesn’t sit quite right with us.”* (Maybe women aren’t always mired in catfighting?)
- Kaitlin Phillips, Chloë Sevigny’s Cool Year
- Steven Erlanger, In Stieg Larsson’s Head, but His Own Man
- Mrs. Frugalwoods, Guilt is a Wasted Emotion
- Sindaya N. Banhoo, Blind Spot Can Be Trained Away, a Study Says
- Denise Grady, Training Midwives to Save Expectant Mothers in Chiapas
- “Pregnancy and birth are not illnesses, and yet they are a significant cause of death in young women in developing countries. Globally, complications of pregnancy or delivery killed 289,000 women in 2013, almost entirely in poor countries. The toll was far worse in 1990, when more than 500,000 women died.”*
- Vairamuthu Ramasamy, Chethan Gowda, and Sivaguru Noopuran, Cypress Semiconductor, The basics of designing wearable electronics with microcontrollers
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