Link25 (243) – The New Status Symbol Edition

Posted by , Updated on April 28, 2017


For those of you that are new around here, every weekend we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from advice on staying married to a new status symbol, so get ready because this is Link25 (243) – The New Status Symbol Edition.


The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work

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Almost 120 years ago, during the first Gilded Age, sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption”. He used it to refer to rich people flaunting their wealth through wasteful spending. Why buy a thousand-dollar suit when a hundred-dollar one serves the same function? The answer, Veblen said, was power. The rich asserted their (click on the image to read the full article).

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How to Cure a Lionfish Sting!

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The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

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How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that (Click on the image to read the full article).

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I Have a Bad Feeling About This...

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Humans may have reached North America 100,000 years earlier than we thought

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Humans may have reached North America 130,000 years ago — over 100,000 years earlier than we thought, say researchers who studied mastodon remains in San Diego, California.

Right now, most evidence suggests that humans arrived in North America around 15,000 years ago. But a team of archaeologists analyzing mastodon remains found that the bones showed signs of being (click on the image to read the full article).


WOW, the legs of an owl are LONG!

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An 'unusually large' number of humpback whales died mysteriously near Maine — and scientists are struggling to figure out why

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Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine, the first such “unusual mortality event” declaration in (click on the image to read the full article).

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Hippos Can’t Swim—So How Do They Move Through Water?

Picture of baby hippo in underwater enclosure at the Prague Zoo

People are talking about hippos this week, at least in part because the Cincinnati Zoo’s beloved baby hippopotamus, Fiona, is now three months old—a milestone that seemed uncertain when she was born prematurely in January.

Fiona’s doing great—so great that she’s (Click on the image to read the full article).

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‘The Big Bang Theory’: Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch Reach Deals To Continue

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The Big Bang Theory fans can rejoice: The seven-member core cast of the hit CBS comedy series will remain intact as co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have reached an agreement and are finalizing deals for new two-year contracts to (click on the image to read the full article).

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Does the U.S. President's Dog Get Its Own Secret Service Agents

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Even before the U.S. president is elected such, if they’re considered a “major candidate” for the job, they get offered Secret Service protection. Whether they accept that protection or not, once elected until the day they die (unless they opt out after leaving office), they will be (click on the image to read the full article).

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Some Female Dragonflies Fake Death To Avoid Males

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A researcher has observed female dragonflies doing something that many human women have probably considered when confronted with unwanted male attention: faking death.

The University of Zurich’s Rassim Khelifa, who has studied dragonflies for the past decade, told New Scientist that he was collecting moorland hawker dragonfly larva in the Swiss Alps when he first (click on the image to read the full article).


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To Stay Married, Embrace Change

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A couple of years ago, it seemed as if everyone I knew was on the verge of divorce.

“He’s not the man I married,” one friend told me.

“She didn’t change, and I did,” said another.

And then there was the no-fault version: “We grew apart.”

Emotional and physical abuse are clear-cut grounds for divorce, but they aren’t the most common (click on the image to read the full article).


It's Alive! - Real Life Doodles by Moonchay

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In Cairo Visit, Francis Takes On ‘Demagogic’ Populism and Violence Masked as Piety

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Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation. The country is under a state of emergency after suicide bombings, attributed to Islamic State militants, killed at least 44 people in Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday. (Click on the image to read the full article).

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