Friday, June 2, 2017

Mind Your P's And Q's And Don't Steal The Silverware

Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: People are the worst, skyscrapers will be made from wood, and why more people aren't majoring in computer science.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
People Steal All Kinds Of Shit From Restaurants, 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: People are the worst, skyscrapers will be made from wood, and why more people aren't majoring in computer science.
LIVING HER BEST FAKE LIFE
The Improbable Life Of Paula Zoe Helfrich
magazine.atavist.com
She was the daughter of a U.S. spy, an exile from Burma, a flight attendant in a war zone, and half of an epic love story. But how much of that was true?
WE'RE SO CONFUSED
WATCH: This Close-Up Magic Trick Is Blowing Our Minds
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Please, no one explain to us how this works — we just want to believe in something magical for a bit.
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This RFID-Blocking Wallet Is Also Sleek As Hell
articulatelifestyle.com
Articulate Lifestyle's wallets are sleek, ultra-thin, and RFID blocking — which means you're safe from electronic pickpocketing. (Without it feeling like you're sitting on a brick.) All wallets are under $30, and If you order one today they'll throw in free shipping.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
TRIKES ARE FOR LOSERS
Inside The Cut-Throat World Of Toddler Bike Racing
outsideonline.com
As our writer cheered on his three-year-old at the Strider Cup in Texas — a merciless race replete with tears, anxiety, and elation — he had one question: Is intense competition good for the tiniest of competitors?
EXERCISING ONE'S DEMONS
Most People Will Never Understand My Eating Disorder
esquire.com
Coming to terms with exercise bulimia.
WHO'S RIGHT? WHO'S WRONG?
I Assumed My Family In The Philippines Opposed Duterte. I Was Wrong
buzzfeed.com
I went back to the Philippines to try to understand why they — and most of the country — have rallied around a president most Westerners see as a violent, dangerous despot.
TROUBLE AT THE CLINIC
When Your Pregnancy Dreams Become An IVF Nightmare
cosmopolitan.com
Malissa Pineda wanted a baby, and chose a fertility clinic with a high success rate. But instead of pregnant, she ended up depressed and terrified to try again.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
AS CLUCK WOULD HAVE IT
Someone Used 'Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator' To Pit 20 T-Rex Against 10,000 Chickens
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The chickens hoped like all hell that their sheer numbers could save them against the brutish invaders.
IN THE NEWS
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Let Travel Ban Take Effect
Trump Announces US Is Leaving The Paris Climate Agreement — What Will That Actually Mean?
Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Point In 16 Years, Hiring Slows
12-Year-Old Ananya Vinay Wins National Spelling Bee
35 People Found Dead Inside Philippines Resort After Apparent Robbery
The weekend is almost here, and luckily, you won't have to defeat 10,000 chickens to get to it.

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