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November 6, 2019

Download coloring books from over 100 museums

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Just in from my Crack San Francisco Correspondent®© Richard Kashdan is this excellent Lifehacker article.


Over a hundred museums and libraries around the world make available online coloring books based on their collections for the Color Our Collections program, led by the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Along with three previous annual collections, there are now 396 PDF coloring books you can print out.

They vary in subject and level of detail; the museums have taken care to keep images kid-friendly.

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They all name image sources, and they all use public domain images that are legal to reuse.

Above and below, exemplars.

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Free, the way we like it.

November 6, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

There are dogs with better lives than you

When I saw this commercial for the first time yesterday, I laughed out loud.

Quel drôle.

November 6, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Crown of a Bactrian King


Folding gold crown from one of six graves of Bactrian nomads discovered at Tillya Tepe in northern Afghanistan in 1978.

The crown, dating from the first century CE and wrought of solid gold, was collapsible for easy transport by the ancient nomads.

It appeared in the 2008 exhibition "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul," at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

November 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

How to turn anxiety into excitement

From Swimmer's Daily:

Trying to calm down during a bout of anxiety is likely futile.

Instead, try saying: "I am excited."

Because anxiety and excitement are both arousal emotions and have similar symptoms, it's easier to get from one to the other than to completely shift gears into calmness.

In this short video, Olga Khazan explores this theory with Alison Wood Brooks, a professor at Harvard Business School who has researched this phenomenon, and tests it out for herself at karaoke.

November 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

There are only 10 types of people in this world


Res ipsa loquitur.


November 6, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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