Mash-Up Round-Up: How East and West Think
Happy Year of the Rooster Y’all!
The week of January 28, 2017 was: late night texting with Barack Obama; men doing things while their ladies marched; and reading tutorials on non-monogamous relationships. Still don’t think it’s for us.
And of course! The cute animal tweet off. Much needed joy.
Mash-Ups in the News:
Nearly 200,000 immigrants from 2000-2010 came to the U.S. with patents. We want to know more about all of the amazing things they invented! Also, can they invent a time machine for us?
Nigerian-English Mash-Up Julie Adenuga is our entry point into all the excellent music being produced in the U.K. these days. She brings her Nigerian upbringing and values to everything she does. Yoruba ladies FTW.
Ah! There is so much good stuff here! Apparently a vast majority of the subjects of psychology studies are from western democracies — 70% are American. But so much of how we approach problems/feelings/decision-making is based on cultural norms, not on a universal human truth. One key takeaway: Americans think very highly of themselves.
We’re no scientists but…we believe in science. Is anyone else imagining their 8th grade chemistry teacher with the high-waisted pants who accidentally singed his hair on the Bunsen burner as a senator? Seriously, though, we are pumped about politicians who use actual facts and not #alternative ones.
via The Atlantic
Remember the old “condom on the banana” instruction in class, followed by the most boring and awkward video of all time and maybe some worksheets with drawings of genitalia? Well, 3D printing is helping the visually impaired feel their way through the same lessons. Not necessarily less awkward or terrible, but definitely more inclusive.
The maternal mortality rate in Texas seems to be directly related to the decimation of health services for women in that state. GO FIGURE.
via The Guardian
Did you know that George Orwell’s “1984” has been selling like hotcakes since Inauguration Day? We’re talking 10,000% increase in sales, top of Amazon charts hotcakes. Literature: The teacher we need to defeat tyranny.
via Wall Street Journal
Filipino immigrants to Israel are a huge portion of the caregiving workforce in Israel. And as you can imagine, there is beautiful story of how they are bringing their cuisine along with their care.
via Roads and Kingdoms