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- Well, yeah. That does explain a lot. Glenn Harlan Reynolds says blame our caveperson ancestors for today’s politics.
- Some good news for a change: a federal appeals court rules that cops can’t just pull you over because your vehicle is licensed in a state that’s legalized pot. (One would think that would be self-evidently true; pity that it has to be dictated by judges to Our Heroes in Blue.)
- Sleep “resets the brain” and helps us develop memory, among other things. This has been much speculated upon, but research (if anybody believes research these days) bears it out. (H/T JB)
- The Survival Mom asks, “What’s in your emotional backpack?”
- Granted, going homeless in a sailboat isn’t quite the same as sleeping in an alley in your 1988 Yugo. But this young woman seems to have her head together when it comes to what’s important in her life.
- Been sitting on this one for a week, not sure whether it had enough general application to be of interest to the non-writers hereabouts. But I’m thinking it applies in all too many situations, these days: Brad Torgersen on how to survive in the sadly politically correct world of SF and fantasy if you’re a conservative, libertarian, or classical liberal.
- One claim of “warmists” is that climate change will disproportionately affect poor people. Cliff Mass, probably the most noted meteorologist here in the Pacific NorthWET, accepts the theories of global warming — but always with a scientist’s and skeptic’s eye. He says that claim about the poor being the worst hit just ain’t so — that there is not a shred of evidence to back the assertions. At least not in this part of the world.
- More scientific news that won’t much surprise dog lovers: Fido actually understands what you’re saying and doesn’t merely pick up cues from your tone of voice. This applies not only to “sit” and “stay” and suchlike, but to praise and criticism.