The truth about anti-bias training (Vox)
by Julia Belluz
Will Starbucks’s national half-day of training to address racial bias work? Probably not. What might? Hiring more black people.
Why the North Korea summit couldn’t work (The Washington Post)
by Matthew Kroenig
Why is it so hard for the U.S. and North Korea to work out a deal? Part of it is that there’s no third-party negotiator powerful enough to hold the U.S. accountable.
Creepy beans (Atlas Obscura)
by Anne Ewbank
Fava beans were one of the first cultivated crops in history. But in ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, they were also a symbol of death that many, including Pythagoras, refused to touch.
Making space to grieve our pets (Scientific American)
By Guy Winch
The death of a beloved pet can leave us wracked with grief, disrupting our daily routines. It only makes it worse when we’re embarrassed to acknowledge our feelings to our friends and coworkers.
Who trusts scientists? (Aeon)
by Bastiaan T. Rutjens
What kinds of people distrust vaccines, or genetically modified food crops? Political ideology doesn’t play into it, but religion does.
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