Thursday, February 16, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/16/23)

Thursday! So close to a three-day weekend! (My company added Presidents Day as a holiday this year and I have mixed feelings on that specific choice but am VERY excited for a day off.)

Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly quits as first minister of Scotland amid swirl of political setbacks, citing ‘brutality’ of public life (CNN)

Russian banks and exports set to be hit in new EU sanctions (Politico EU)

‘We’re Scared, Too’: Ohio Residents Press for Answers on Train Derailment at Meeting (NYT)

The Myth of the Iowa Caucuses Got Busted (New Yorker)

'New York Times' stories on trans youth slammed by writers — including some of its own (NPR)

Twitter is just showing everyone all of Elon Musk’s tweets now (The Verge)

This is great: Now available at a public library in Lebanon: naloxone, an opioid reversal drug (NHPR)

Phony Managerial Positions Created to Avoid Overtime Pay, New Study Shows (Gizmodo)

Scary monsters: how virtual reality could help people cope with anxiety (The Guardian)

Real "don't know why these guys would live together! Obviously just roommates!!!" energy here: See the Lavish Pompeii Home Owned by Two Men Freed From Slavery (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Turkey’s Earthquake Response Is as Political as the Conditions That Increased the Devastation (New Yorker)

Is an Arctic ‘Cold War’ coming? How climate change and the war in Ukraine are driving tensions. (Grid)

How the Myth of the American Frontier Got Its Start (Smithsonian)

Not so faux: How the ‘fake’ fur industry is secretly selling you real fur (Grid)

I am VERY SKEPTICAL: A behind-the-scenes look at how the pitch timer works (

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