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Eszter's List - June 30, 2022
A brief history of modern Ukraine
Four historical maps to understand the USSR
Say "Ukraine" not "The Ukraine"
Why it's important that it's Kyiv not Kiev
Russian influencers speaking out against the war on Tik Tok
Meet the 1,300 librarians racing to back up Ukraine’s digital archives
An explanation of Jewish law on abortion
Those following US politics will understand why this is timely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7NvlFGwOOw
There are many terms out there for gender identity and sexual orientation, if you're confused, this guide may help
Writing guidelines for gender equity and inclusivity
The health benefits of being bilingual (thanks Mom & Dad!)
A very neat visual guide to Aztec gods
What's up with how Passover and Easter are sometimes, but often not at all in sync?
Great piece about how the lunar year and solar year are not the same length, and what this means for determining holidays. As you read this piece, note that in Swiss train stations, if you observe carefully, you'll see that the second hand on the big clocks pauses for a bit when it makes a full circle to correct for some of what this piece discusses.
Africa may have been hit harder by covid-19 than anyone knew
This piece would make for good discussion in a social science research design class.
The effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers
Neat visualization of where Americans in various states were born (in state, other US state, abroad), 1850-2020
So how good are groundhogs at predicting the weather?
A devastating story about a couple falling for an online scam - be careful out there
The horrific climate effect of NFTs
Don't know what NFTs are? Stephen Colbert explains
Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890-1940 in Neue Galerie New York
I couldn't be in New York City to see this exhibition in person, but I did order the catalog and it's quite something.
How a young illustrator’s attention to detail—and a determined Victorian woman’s legacy—led to the discovery of a new species in an old painting.
Some wonderful family stories about art and the histories they tell.
Even very brief exercise can be good for you
Although the "Myself" button was not clickable, this is still rather amusing.