Managing Stress With Plants

Managing Stress With Plants

by Sue Wilson, MA, ATC/L, PES, CHHC One chemical element is essential to the functioning of the human body. Oxygen is a colorless, odorless reactive gas, atomic number 8 — and is life-supporting. Perhaps the most critical thing about oxygen is that it is life-supporting. Every cell in the human body needs oxygen at some…

Even More Ways to Help Librarians and Archivists From Home

Even More Ways to Help Librarians and Archivists From Home

A couple weeks ago, we shared six digitization and transcription projects that curious and cooped-up readers can contribute to from home. As countries continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many libraries and archives remain closed, and will likely stay shuttered for months. In the meantime, try sublimating your intellectual wanderlust with more ways to…

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/11/2020

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/11/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. More politics shortly. Got wrapped around the axle with the WHO announcement (see Health). –lambert UPDATE All done! Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune…

Music Festivals, Tours & Events Affected by the Coronavirus

Music Festivals, Tours & Events Affected by the Coronavirus

The music industry already took a big hit from the initial spread of the coronavirus, and with the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring the COVID-19 a pandemic, even more artists and organizers were pushed to either cancel or postpone tours, festivals and events. The increasing list of scrapped engagements include the likes of Coachella…

I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I love The Dig. While I definitely played it in 1995, I’ve almost no memories of that. But the last time I played it in 2011, I rediscovered a LucasArts adventure that felt like something truly special, something unique in their oeuvre, and something that hit the sweet spot of the science fiction I most…