Like most writers, I read a lot. I thought I’d share some articles I’ve enjoyed each week. Some will be tech, some not. Not all will be articles published that week. I’ll add a little about why I like some of them. Maybe I’ll do a newsletter in the future if i get any interest. I’m linking to the writers on twitter, perhaps you’ll follow them?
Location: Athens, Greece ( Desperate to get away from gloomy Berlin weather).
Why I like it: read a haunting book on prion diseases a few years back, “The family that couldn’t sleep” by D.T Max, heartening to see research continue.
The Housecleaning Job That Saved My Life, Stephanie Land, The New York Times.
Why I like it: Reminded me of when I worked a second job cleaning houses for people with (signifcant) hoarding problems when I was desperate for money.
Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test. Charlsie Agro, Luke Denne, CBC News
Why I like it: I was a twin for most of my life and I’ve been super skeptical of DNA tests and the risk their data will be shared with insurers in the future.
Do people not know how to cook any more?, Julie van Rosendaal,The Globe and Mail
Why I like it: I taught cooking back in Australia for 7 years ( I tried in Berlin but it wasn’t financially viable). I often suspect people’s cooking anxiety is caused by competition cooking shows-people get stressed about doing things correctly even when supported by a simple recipe.
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