Bits and Clips for August 2016

Bits and Clips for August 2016


This bits and clips post is a end-of-each-month feature where I share the best of what I saw, read, watched or heard on the internet that month. I hope you find something interesting, thought provoking, inspiring or helpful. I have separated them by topics to assist you in finding what is most engaging to you:


John Singer Sargent’s Watercolors (video)

Well, if they like it… Effects of social groups’ ratings and price information on the appreciation of art.

Red Flowers by Debora L. Stewart

Old Books Repurposed Into Paper Cups And Saucers By Cecilia Levy

Painting on Real People

Desmond O’Hagan Interpreting Light


Beliefs Cannot Fasten on Man

The Blessings of Blessing

To Be ‘At Home’

Compassing the City

God’s Voice (short podcast)

Physical effects from severe ski accident quickly healed

Set Yourself Above the Fray


Simone Biles Gymnastics (video)

Simone Biles’ Floor Routine (video)

Why You Should Write Down What You Accomplished at the End of Every Day

New Approach to Ending Terrorism

Ultra-rich man’s letter: “To My Fellow Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks Are Coming”

Is there a Fifth Fundamental Force of Nature?

Two Olympians Exhibit a Heart of Gold

Minnesota’s Gwen Jorgensen Wins the Olympic Triathlon 

As A Mom Of Little Ones, I Respectfully Decline Your Request

Free Science: NASA Just Opened Their Entire Research Library to the Public for Free (web database)

Student debt-relief companies don’t deliver on promises, study shows

Fear Sells. Don’t Buy It.

Eight Things Happy People Do Differently  (short video)

Hijab is not Simply a “Choice”

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period.

As seen at the Olympics, there is still a lot of ignorance about adoption

How each Myers-Briggs Type Reacts to Stress and How to Help

I’m Home– For School (written by a local homeschooler we know)

If You Have any of These Beanie Babies, You Can Retire Now

I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hilary Clinton

The Unbearable Stench of Trump’s BS


An Open Letter to the Female Hat Wearing Dog in Go Dogs Go

Dinner with Edward


Best Berry Recipes


Scientists flip energy equation with solar leaf that converts CO2 into fuel

The significance of Simone Manuel’s swim is clear if you know Jim Crow

Michael Phelps’ New Under Armour Ad

First All Female Saudi Arabian Flight Crew

Nike Profiles 86-Year-Old “Iron Nun” Who’s Completed Over 40 IRONMAN Races

Olympic women’s all-around champions: A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim

This Is Where the First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Were Just Installed

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