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Olio – June 22, 2015


Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things

My recent online reading has included some good news, some bad (very bad) news, and a parable.

Let’s start with the good news. Stress is often referred to as a bad thing, and it can be. However, if you look at it the right way, your body can deal with it much more effectively than when you think of it as a bad thing. Check out this article on How to Be Good at Stress from Ideas.Ted.Com.

That article will come in handy when you hear the bad news. I saw a couple of articles reporting that Earth has entered the sixth mass extinction, called the Holocene Extinction. According to scientists, Earth is losing species at a rapid rate and human beings are thought to be one of the species lost. Thing is, human beings are likely the cause of this extinction. Here is an article on the subject from Immortal News. Think back to the article on the best way to deal with stress before you read it.

If you’re as inclined to hyperventilate over that extinction news as I am, calm yourself with a rewrite of the biblical story of Adam & Eve by Jonathan Safran Foer. It is called “Love Is Blind and Deaf” and appears in The New Yorker.