4 Smart Tips for a Happy Retirement – From Someone Who’s Been There
After a long career, retirement is uncharted territory. It’s pure bliss to some people but an uncomfortable transition for others, who find the task of constructing a new life to be daunting.
Source: 4 Tips to a Happy Retirement | Money
It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution.
Source: How Libraries Became Public | Library Babel Fish
“Faraway states, natural wonders and beautiful beaches—these are the settings that often come to mind as we start to plan our summer vacations. They also form the backdrop of hundreds of travel posters in the Library’s collections, including an assortment featured this month on the Library’s home page. The featured posters are U.S. government works, in the public domain or cleared for public use by copyright owners—meaning you can use them as you wish.”
Post about travel posters that have no rights restrictions.
See also.. another example.. https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g12528/
Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.
Source: Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog
Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make available free coloring books, letting you color artwork from their collections and then share it on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Source: Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More | Open Culture
Always wanted to visit Cuba.. good article on travel and today’s Cuba…
Calvin, the Martian creature at the center of Daniel Espinosa’s new sci-fi horror film, Life, lives happily enough on the International Space Station, doted upon by six loving astronauts. An unprom…
Source: Nihilism or Wonder? On the Evolution of the Alien Story | Literary Hub
Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher © Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures
The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these.
Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?
Book essay: The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Source: The age of unenlightenment
The data comes from a wide-ranging new survey on how and why people use marijuana in the U.S.
1. Nearly 55 million adults currently use marijuana
Source: 11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream – The Washington Post
OPINION | We must work to ensure the strongest possible protections for equitable access to online information, applications and services for all.
Author is Julie Todaro is president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Source: Net neutrality: America’s libraries stand for freedom and fairness | TheHill