I know. You thought I was out of crazy links I lost temporarily in the black hole that is my Twitter favorites. You’d be wrong.
- A photographer edited smartphones and other devices out of photos and the results are stark, lonely and kind of chilling. Eric Pickersgill created the photos for a series called “Removed” which you can also see online (maybe not on your phone though, okay?) It’s a good reminder why the number one thing my mom complains about is how much I am on my phone.
- Sweden is experimenting with 6 hour work days and it sounds like the best idea ever. As Stefan Sirucek points out in the article, the 8 hour workday and 2 day weekend were safeguards won by the labor movement. They were not, he suggests, meant to be the ideal by which all work hours are measured.
- Karl Laggerfeld is basically a lunatic as far as I can tell from a New Yorker profile I read about him back in 2007 or 2008. This Times Magazine profile by Andrew O’Hagan suggests that little has changed on that front.
- The crazy ways your clothes can kill you by Mackenzie Dawson confirms that following fashion trends can be quite dangerous.
- I got this one from Estelle over at Rather be Reading: Letter to the Editor: Importance of Libraries
- For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students By Michelle Trudeau. This article details a research study where researches gave college students and preschoolers the same problem to solve. And the preschoolers were totally better at it.Why? Possibly because “This is flexible, fluid thinking — children exploring an unlikely hypothesis.” Something adults are less likely to attempt.