Friday, February 10, 2017

The Darkest Night

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Where the stars shine the brightest in the US, what those little dots on your windshield are for and why America is getting weaker.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
The Darkest Town In America Is In Nevada, And Other Facts
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​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Where the stars shine the brightest in the US, what those little dots on your windshield are for and why America is getting weaker.
HOW DENSE ARE YOU?
Visualizing One Square Mile Of Streets In Major Cities
geoffboeing.com
You can tell a lot about a city by the layout of its streets, and these nifty maps showing one square mile of streets from different world cities are really interesting.
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Don't Know What To Get Your Boo For V-Day? Let These Folks Pick For You
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Get $200 worth of curated beauty, fashion and lifestyle products sent to you (or your boo) once every three months. The best part? It costs less than $50. The other best part? This V-Day gifts keeps the love going all year long.
SCHOOL DAZE
SCHOOL'S OUT TO DINNER
Revenge Of The Lunch Lady
highline.huffingtonpost.com
How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an honest-to-god miracle in one of America's unhealthiest cities.
NO SLAM DUNK
A 15-Year-Old (Sorta-Maybe) Basketball Prodigy
si.com
Nico Mannion an Instagram phenomenon who fascinates college coaches—but he's not quite a sure thing. He's also a high school freshman trying to navigate the awkward phases and social mysteries that come with being a teenager.
BLOOD MONEY
Selling Your Blood For Academia
longreads.com
Why would a tenure-track professor find himself selling his plasma to make rent? A story about debt in the academic world.
BRINGING IT BACK
PICTURES ALSO WORTH 1000 WORDS THEN
50 Years Ago: A Photographic Look Back At 1967
theatlantic.com
MID-LIFE RENAISSANCE
How Satya Nadella Brought Microsoft Back To Life In Just Three Years
afr.com
At a time when Apple could do no wrong, Facebook was changing the world of communication and Amazon was blowing everyone away in cloud computing, Microsoft was the uncoolest 40-year-old imaginable.
DISORGANIZED FOR AMERICA
Obama's Lost Army
newrepublic.com
He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die. The untold story of Obama's biggest mistake.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
HOW SWAY
Life Inside A Ship Cabin During A Big Storm Looks Hilariously Frustrating
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If it's not bolted to the ground, it will fall over.
IN THE NEWS
Leaked Report Says Trump's Wall Will Cost $21.6 Billion And Take 3.5 Years To Build, And Other Trump News From Today
What Happens Next After The 9th Circuit Upheld The Stay On Trump's Immigration Ban
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Reportedly Discussed Sanctions With Russia Before Trump Took Office
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This Week In 'Practical Items That'll Improve Your Life'
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It's cold, wet, rainy and just not that much fun in the world right now. First thing's first though: take care of yourself.
That's all for today! We hope your weekend is smooth sailing.

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