Learning! Roundup: How to fake playing the piano, dealing with sexual harassment as it happens, reducing gun deaths, and more!

How to Fake Playing the Piano

I have a piano in my home, and I barely know anything about playing it. But I really want to learn! And now, here's a great lesson to get started learning how to make up tunes and play by ear. I can't wait!

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Moment

It bums me out entirely that this even needs to be a thing, but I know that I could use this advice: how to deal with sexual harassment while it's happening. It's a useful guide to what to do when you are being sexually harassed to stand up for yourself. The biggest downer in the guide is that we're safer assuming that it WILL happen to us (which we know is true, but we'd rather wasn't) and so it's better to be ready for it.

Waiting Periods for Guns

Turns out that (no surprise), waiting periods for gun purchases actually do reduce gun deaths. Even a couple of days can take people from "I'm pissed and going to buy a gun now to make my point", to "maybe I should…

Awesome Award: Beyoncé's Girls

Can online dating reduce racial divisions in romance?

Inspiration! Roundup: The paradox of life, rotoscope ballerinas, hair gifs, and more!

ME TOO. Now can we try to do something to actually make this better, please?

Cute! Roundup: Couch hugs, car raccoons, a giant moose, a duck named Einstein, and more!

Singalong! Worship by Lizzo

Learning! Roundup: Batman gets things done, all the biases, respecting native cultures, and more!

Blade Runner then and now: still sexist

This Week in Church: Leaving and the Knights of the Templar

Inspiration! Roundup: Do it wrong, progress, no assholes, and a whole bunch of eyeballs

Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Hey look! It's an ad that is shaming people for being perfectly reasonable humans!