You should read this for 12/30/2017:
Books, Writing, and Language
Via Twtter @Sarah Mei: Sarah Mei quotes her favorite Simon & Schuster editorial comments on Milo Yiannopoulos’s contracted-then-rejected book. She then posts selections from the editorial comment, which are revelatory and amusing. It’s just as horrific a MS as you’d expect from Milo. But see also: ‘Unclear, unfunny, delete’: editor’s notes on Milo Yiannopoulos book revealed
hy Words Matter: What Cognitive Science Says about Prohibiting Certain Terms Scientific American asks an expert about the 💩🔥💰 administration’s latest CDC language guidance
Food and Drink
The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
History and Archaeology
Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming
Pay It Forward and Make It Better
NORAD Santa Tracker: The Backstory
‘I WANT IT TO STOP’ Teens are committing suicide in record numbers. We need to fix this.
Science and Technology
Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options “This account of the United States’ piecemeal response to the Russian disinformation threat is based on interviews with dozens of current and former senior U.S. officials at the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and U.S. and European intelligence services, as well as NATO representatives and top European diplomats.”
A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance Apple has a perfectly reasonable response to battery management and now one pays attention. They’re too busy having hysterics.