Moving after graduation is a core cultural element in the United States. Even I changes states from North Carolina to Virginia after graduation. But what’s the driver behind it? And why are fewer and fewer people moving after finishing their studies?
Click to find out more at: Inverse
We all know how to use idioms, but can you figure them out when they’re presented literally?
Try your best to figure them out below.
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Hey there, Unofficial Fans! We’re back from the grave! Between a study abroad trip and busted computer there was no way to really get articles written. But things should be stabilizing out a little bit, so we’re on for season 2!
One new update: we now have a Twitter account! Check us out at @unoffreading to find our articles in the wild.
Now let Season 2 begin!
To my followers, thank you for reading URL for the past few months! To those who are new, welcome. I hope to be able to share articles with you for the foreseeable future. For the next few months, I will be studying abroad and as a result will be away from my computer more than normally.
Don’t fret! Unofficial Reading List will be continuing during my time abroad but I will be posting fewer articles during this time period!
URL will be back and fully running in 2016 with more stories, more articles, and more sources of discovery.
Thanks for your patience,
Death is as commonplace as the house fly, or gluten-free everything in Southern California. To an extent, we tend to ignore it; out of sight out of mind. But like gluten-free diets, they tend to be hard to push out of eyesight as we get older.
But the beauty of it all, is that a lot of good can come out of thinking about out eventual death. From it, we can gain an increased appreciation of the world, we can strive to make more positive changes. All of that and more.
Click to read on at: The Atlantic
Let’s get one thing straight. No car will ever be completely safe. Engineers will design it to be allowed to fail within certain bands of tolerance–where failing within that range is not only tolerated, but is seen as normal operation.
Take a look at the jobs of those people–Toyota engineers tasked with sticky accelerator pedals, the creators of the Ford Pinto, and countless others who had to make the tough decision of “how bad is good enough?”
Click to read at: The New Yorker
Achtung! Long read!
Recently, the actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh have taken hold of the world’s attention with their high-profile beheadings, their bold claims, the terrorist actions tied to the group, and the general air of uncertainty about who they are, what they want, and what it means for the world.
In a calm, reasoned, and well-thought out article, the staff at The Atlantic take a look at ISIL and show us that behind the crazy are firmly-held principles that, while wrong, fuel the engine that is ISIL.
Click to read at: The Atlantic