Linky Friday #187: Your Money Or Your Life
Crime:[C1] Hey, we can prevent gun violence. Or we can not. Up to us?
[C4] It’s not just Muslims: A high schooler in Oregon was suspended for a homemade charger.
[C5] If you’re going to burn your cheating ex’s car, make sure that you burn the right one.
[C6] Meet the Dallas Cowboys’ fixer.
Money:[M1] Ruth Graham on the rising costs of raising children, pertaining to child care.
[M2] Don’t follow your dreams: Merrit Tierce wrote a successful book and then went broke.
[M4] Huh: spouses often don’t know how much one another brings in.
[M5] New Coke was easily the biggest fiasco in soft drink history. Despite its infamy – or perhaps even because of it – I’m surprised they never tried a re-release. I bet a lot of people would love to get another chance to try it and see if it was as bad as remembered/advertised.
[M6] The hardship of being obscenely rich.
Nature:[N1] It’s the “again” that I can’t get over.
[N2] In the vein of “If you shoot at the king, don’t miss”… If you hit a deer, hit it hard, because it might hit back.
[N3] Should I just rename the Nature section the Australia section?
[N5] Bees going extinct does sound like it might be a problem. Maybe we can release some genetically modified bees into the ecosystem, though. You know, ones that don’t sting.
[N6] The story of a man and a cat.
Health:[H1] So what else can we add to stuff to improve the population? (Other than fluoride, I mean.)
[H2] From Vox, the radical origins of vegetarianism.
[H3] Some civic-minded investors are asking Walmart to stop selling so much meat.
[H4] If you don’t want your children to get asthma, get a cow as a pet.
[H5] There was a burst of economic activity at the FDA deeming turnover and grace period. That makes sense. I know my hardware provider released a whole spate of new products right under the wire, while like convenience stores I am waiting for the shoe to drop on the companies that aren’t going to be able to comply with PMTA.
[H6] Even if you’re a skeptic of Big Pharma, you ought to keep in mind that at some point you’re not just going after icky corporate entities, but also their suffering, struggling, saved customers.
Work:[W1] Maria Teresa Hart explains her start-up snob experience. She sounds as insufferable as she describes herself, but we all go through phases.
[W2] Some good advice from Robert Heinlein about writing.
[W3] Wayne Hale writes about accident investigations and why they take so long.
[W4] Colorado’s biggest paper is evidently striving to find out how close to the bone things can be cut.
[W5] The Wall Street Journal has a cool piece on the tech jobs that are landing in flyover country.
[W6] Matthew Yglesias makes the case that small employers pay less.