A list of good reads
- ProPublica has an odd but intriguing story of an Iowa housewife and an Olympic champion who share the exact same gene mutation. This one is for folks who like medical mysteries.
- Two good reads from the Atlantic: One, Megan Garber’s provocative essay argues that we’re already living in the metaverse thanks to our constant need for entertainment—which has blurred the line between fiction and reality. Two, a very useful piece on whether chemicals used in non-stick pans are safe.
- The New Yorker’s deep dive into the ‘impostor syndrome’—which has become an all-pervasive feminist catchphrase—is an absolute must-read.
- CBC News has an odd story about the #1 rated restaurant in Montreal on TripAdvisor—which actually doesn’t exist!
- The Cut put together a detailed (and somewhat arbitrary) etiquette guide that tells you how to behave in any occasion. Example: “If someone starts telling you a story you’ve heard before, you have two seconds to tell them.”
- Grazia offers a feisty take on everyone who is picking on Madonna for her latest round of plastic surgery.
- BBC News profiles Bageshwar Dham Sarkar—the latest kooky Indian godman making global headlines for his “miraculous cures.”
- Also in BBC News: a new technology that reveals doodles hidden in 1,300-year-old books and historic items.
- New York Magazine calls out Amazon for making shopping on its platform even worse.