Welcome to Weekend Reads – a new feature where I share three or four articles, websites, or podcasts I was entranced by, and then seriously annoyed my family by giving them the links and saying, “Did you read it yet, huh, did ya huh? … How ’bout now?”
Promise I won’t nag, but seriously, you should read these.
First up, an ingenious way scientists are protecting lions, cows, and ranchers. Oh my!
Troubled by the fact African ranchers are killing lions in order to protect their cattle, scientists are experimenting with painting eyes on cow butts. 😀 To read the article (and see a picture!) Click Here.
Wondering how a project like that gets funded? Or how you can help fund other scientific experiments? You gotta check this out! Go to Experiment.com. It’s like a GoFundMe for scientists!
How cool is that?
Next up, you know that book you want to write? Or maybe you already are writing? Did you ever think that maybe, just possibly, you shouldn’t write it?
This one might be a hard read, but definitely worthwhile. Written by Tucker Max, co-founder of Book in a Box (which makes a lot of money by encouraging people to write books), he gives the four worst reasons to write a book. You might be surprised to see your reason there, but don’t worry, he gives a better reason to try instead. Go ahead. Give it a read: Click Here.
Finally, here’s something for the ‘I never thought of it like that before’ file. We’ve all heard the complaints and/or jokes about sitting next to an overweight person on the plane, but what about hearing their side of the story?
Written by “Your Fat Friend,” this article is filled with brutal honesty and self awareness. I guarantee it will make you think twice before making another fat joke or snide comment. Read it HERE.
Okay… so… did ya read it yet? Huh? Did ya, huh?