The Atlantic: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real by Emily Esfahani Smith.
This Reddit thread asks, “What do you think is the single greatest photograph in history?” has some of the most breathtaking, heart breaking, and inspiring photos ever. Be warned: Some are very hard to look at.
John Green is an author, but he’s also got a YouTube channel with his brother. He’s decided to take 2019 off of social media and this video discusses how it’s going. He says something I really like which is, “The Internet is not the problem. My Internet is the problem.”
Going meta. If you want Twitter notifications when I publish new things on my blog, you can follow @TrickWords.
1 Woman, 12 Months, 52 Places by Jada Yuan. She spent the entire year traveling to each of the NYT’s recommended destinations for the year. It is a dream idea but also a daunting one. It sounds exhausting.
Singularity by Marie Howe written in memory of Stephen Hawking after he passed this year, shared on brainpickings.org
Matt Pentz discusses the life and career of Sigi Schmid. (Subscription required, which I highly recommend if you’re a sports fan.)
Google has a Santa tracker. It’s nice to see them doing their part to help us track his whereabouts and not simply leaving it in the hands of NORAD.