What I learned this week, June 17, 2022

Downtown Square, McKinney, Texas

5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations

The point is to get beyond the dreaded small talk.

I wonder what this guy was thinking… “Wow, there are too many people here! I give up!” or, more likely, “Hey! Quit staring at my penis!”

Bad thinkers

Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It’s not just who or what they know. It’s a matter of intellectual character

When you pick a mudbug up – he’ll spread his claws out and try to look as big and as mean as he can. He still looks delicious – no matter how hard he tries.

Cloned crayfish accidentally created in an aquarium are conquering the world

Today, the freshwater marbled crayfish populates various ecosystems across Asia, Europe, and Africa, and they all trace back to a single genetically identical individual born less than three decades ago.

The river and the Hwy 90 double bridge from the Crescent Park Bridge, New Orleans

The Power of the Bittersweet: Susan Cain on Longing as the Fulcrum of Creativity

In search of the most transcendent solution to “the problem of being alive in a deeply flawed yet stubbornly beautiful world.”

How to Stop Sugar Cravings Once and For All

Plus, the best foods to try when you’re in the mood for something sweet.

Commanding Heights : Keynes on Inflation | on PBS

Progressives should fear inflation more than recession (substack.com)

Biden Can’t Fix Inflation If He Can’t Stop Lying About It – PJ Media

KURT SCHLICHTER: Them: ‘You Must Care!’ Us: ‘No.’