Olio #18: Saved to Pocket Recently #1
Looking through my Pocket list (which I’m pretty sure is up to about 1000 articles now—I save them much faster than I can read them), I’ve amassed quite the collection of disparate articles. They are mostly history oriented, but there are plenty of articles regarding pop culture, travel, education, self-improvement, writing, crafts, and more. I’m sure plenty of things that interest me would also interest some of you, my very few but dear readers, so on a semi-regular basis, dependent on how many articles I save to Pocket, I’ll share some of them here. And it will also serve as a regular reminder to me to actually read the articles.
I adore Pocket, which has functionality that has been very useful to me. I just wish it had some additional features, such as seeing what date you saved an article, but even the pricey Pocket Premium doesn’t seem to have that. Ah well. It’s still fantastic for a free product!
So, here are some things that caught my eye, in no particular order. Just don’t tell me what they say: These are articles I haven’t read yet!
- How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children—This is about exactly what it sounds like. Being “supersmart” isn’t just doing well on tests and getting ahead in school. There are some much bigger issues to consider.
- What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success—I’m currently reading a book called The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life, which is 400 pages of ideas to consider about the way things are done in Finland (and other Nordic countries) as opposed to the United States. It’s fascinating and thought provoking, to say the very least. I imagine this article elaborates on the educational portion of that book, or perhaps the book has more information. I’ll find out when I read it!
- Early American Historiography at the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius—The importance of the year 1966 in history.
- A First Lady on the Front Lines—About Eleanor Roosevelt’s tour of the South Pacific in 1943.
- Rise and Fall of Silver Islet—This one is mostly a video, approximately a half an hour, about an area of the North Shore of Lake Superior, an area in Canada affected by the metaphorical shifting winds of time.
- Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World—They may have discovered a second Viking site in North America! Ooo! The plot thickens!
- 17 Sperm Bank Workers Reveal The Most Awkward Encounter They’ve Ever Had With A Donor.—Yeah… Kind of what the title says. I admit to being curious.
- Six Swiss Mountain Villages for the Ultimate Escape—Because Switzerland. It has to be one of the most amazing countries I’ve ever visited. Can’t wait to go back.
- How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago—Times have changed. Glad to have been a mom in the modern age. Though nurses these days don’t get such fancy hats.
- Props No More, Ikea’s Catalog Models Have Become Delusional Fame Seekers Who are the real stars here?—Mention IKEA and you have my attention.
- The ball in the novels of Jane Austen—This article references the type of balls at which you dance. Not any other kind. Get your mind out of the gutter. Balls were the place to see and be seen, the place where relationships began, and where social ties were strengthened.