Elsewhere for July 14, 2018

You should read this for 4/8/2018:

Read this piece by dhonig, a law school prof who teaches negotiating. It’s smart, and I think it’s important. Distributive Negotiating in an Integrated World.

Art and Film

The British Library’s Winchester Psalter, an illuminated bilingual psalter with the text of the psalms in Latin on the left, and French on the right. The entire Winchester Psalter Cotton MS Nero C IV is available in an online digital facsimile.

Books, Writing, and Language

Homer Odyssey: Oldest extract discovered on clay tablet


Teaching for Black Livesa handbook to help all educators fight racism. See also the resources www.teachingforblacklives.org.

Food and Drink

Cranberry-Almond Shortbread Bars And a chocolate-chop variation
Politics Planted The Seed For A Business In Herbs And Teas
Tim Atkin MW: Sorry Mr Parker, but the world has moved on
The Proof Is in Their Palates

At women-only wine tastings, these beverage industry professionals can show off and hone their strongest sense, without being undermined by male colleagues.

History and Archaeology

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

Racist Harasses Kid for Selling Candy Without a Business Permit, Good Samaritan Buys All The Candy

Science and Nature

Wolves leaving radioactive area around Chernobyl raise mutant fears
Opportunity remains silent as Martian dust storm continues “NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover remains silent nearly a month after a dust storm cut off contact with the spacecraft. ”
This Snail Goes Through Metamorphosis. Then It Never Has to Eat Again.


Open office plans actually reduce face-to-face interaction

Is the USA the best place to work in the world? OECD study says …

• The United States ranks 3rd worst when it comes to the share of households earning less than half the median income in 2016.
* The U.S. ranks second from bottom (only next to Israel) when it comes to income inequality. In other words, it’s nearly the worst in the world.
* The United States spends less on help for active measures that help the unemployed and workers considered at-risk than almost every other country.

Women’s Work

Madonna or whore; frigid or a slut: why women are still bearing the brunt of sexual slurs
Australia’s Senator for New South Wales David Leyonhjelm essentially slut-shamed Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Australia’s Parliament should care about its reputation even if Senator for New South Wales Leyonhjelm doesn’t value his
I know what Stormy Daniels is going through. I went through it, too

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Trump’s Oil Tweet Was a Show of Farce {His own policies have helped lift prices, and blustering won’t solve it.”
A journalist’s conscience leads her to reveal her source to the FBI. Here’s why.

She is disgusted by the way House Republicansare, in her view, weaponizing their oversight responsibilities and making it all too likely that FBI informants will have their names revealed — and their safety threatened.

Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election “The Justice Department has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers for their role in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails and state election systems during the 2016 election.”

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded, with further verification by the Senate intelligence committee, that Russia’s active measures were aimed at hurting Clinton and helping Trump.
The indicted Russians discussed how and when to release material they’d accumulated in order to make the biggest political splash inside the United States, Rosenstein said.

Useful timeline of the Russian hacks from Marcy Wheeler

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