Friday was busy, and I didn’t get a chance to clear out the links. So here’s Friday’s news chum, with a little extra…
- Dressing for Emmy. Last night was the Emmy awards, which were reasonably entertaining (I particularly like the lead actress for a Comedy series bit). Anyway, here’s a little known story about the neurobiologist with a PHD who plays one on TV. On top of everything else, Mayim Bialik has embraced the Orthodox concept of modesty in dress… and here’s the story about her quest for a modest Emmy dress. It isn’t as easy as one thinks. The story of her final result is also quite interesting.
- Whole Paychek. Ever wonder why food at Whole Foods seems so fresh? The answer is that they use subtle tricks to make you think it is fresher than it really is.
- Parking Meters. They are getting rid of the old style parking meter in NY City.
- College Rankings. It’s that time of year. US News and World Reports have released their college rankings. Harvard is still at the top. [ETA: Although some suggest the ranking are a little bit gamed.]
- Tipping the Scale. An interesting article in the NY Times argues that it’s time for the Kitchen Scale to take its rightful place in recipes.
- Death of a Town. An interesting article on the towns flooded by the creation of the Trinity Dam.