1. "THE OG FREE RANGE KIDS! - it’s about giving kids a longer leash. Allowing them to exercise their own judgment — about how to cross the road, fix a meal or ward off lions — flexes important muscles for better use later in life. Growing up in Nigeria, my own mother was told only to come home in the evening when it got too dark to see the lines on her hand — a good rule when you don’t own watches, but also a good way to build mutual trust."

  2. Jargon Jar Phrase of the Day: Circle the Wagons

  3. doloresdepalabra:

    Sabi van Hemert is a Dutch artist who creates sculptures that are a fusion between child and animal. Her sculptures have a quality of alternately denying and confirming what you think you see in them and what feeling they give you. Because it is not immediately clear what you are seeing, the relation between viewer and sculpture is more complex.

  4. dcporcupine:

    Thinkfluencer Clay Shirky has a response in the Columbia Journalism Review to Ryan Chittum’s story from a few weeks ago on the Washington Post Co.’s self-cannibalization through pointless stock buybacks and high dividends.

    Chittum shouldn’t complain that the Post is blowing its money…


  5. brutrivia:

    QUESTION: Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is celebrated on Sept. 16th). Instead, it celebrates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5th, 1862. Besides…