I tend to easily build up a lot of vacation days and oftentimes I’m forced to take time off at the end of the year because I haven’t taken enough time off. Usually, I try to take time off to spend time with the family, but this time, I decided to take the rest of the week off just to have some time to myself and get some things done around the house, the kind of stuff I keep telling myself I’ll get to but never do.
I’m not sure how many kids do this, but for her bedtime snack, DaughterGeeding asked for steamed broccoli.
Wired – Widening Highways Never Fixes Traffic. But Darnit, It Did in Texas – Highway 161 in DFW – In a true fairy tale of a transportation project, Texas spent a measly $4.25 million widening a highway and, in defiance of conventional wisdom among transportation planners, doubled the speed of rush hour traffic on a notoriously congested highway in Dallas.
I had no idea this was a thing – Pastoral Medicine Credentials Raise Questions In Texas – You’ve probably heard of the credentials M.D. and R.N., and maybe N.P. The people using those letters are doctors, registered nurses and nurse practitioners. But what about PSC.D or D.PSc? Those letters refer to someone who practices pastoral medicine — or “Bible-based” health care. It’s a relatively new title being used by some alternative health practitioners. The Texas-based Pastoral Medical Association gives out “pastoral provider licenses” in all 50 states and 30 countries.
Sad Prince fact I learned on Reddit yesterday – Prince used the heartbeat of his unborn son as part of the percussion in one track on the ‘Emancipation’ album. By the time the album was released, his son had died of a congenital birth defect.
Skip Bayless is leaving ESPN, too bad he’s not leaving Earth.
Surprise bonus – The 2,000 full-time employees of the yogurt company Chobani were handed quite the surprise on Tuesday: an ownership stake that could make some of them millionaires.
How To Design A Wearable For LeBron James – So James doesn’t wear an Apple Watch, a Nike FuelBand, or a Fitbit. He wears a Whoop. Mostly, it’s a breathable knit fabric band, attached by aluminum clasps to a Chiclet-sized gadget that can measure an athlete’s heart rate, accelerometry, skin conductivity, and temperature up to 100 times per second. With that data, Whoop can determine not just the usual things such as step count and calories burned, but how much an athlete has strained himself during a session, and how he’ll perform the next day.