Weekly Roundup

Here are the article that I felt were share worthy this past week.  From why you should start your day with coffee (advice I immediately disregarded) to why your mouse pointer is angled.

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee In The Morning | Fast Company http://t.co/L9UrD8c8jv ->

While all of us have different reactions to caffeine, our bodies are all guided by the 24-hour hormonal cycle called the circadian clock. One of the hormones this clock controls is cortisol, which makes us feel alert and awake. The peak production time of cortisol is between 8 and 9 a.m. If you’re a morning coffee drinker, this means you’re consuming caffeine at a time when your body is essentially naturally caffeinating itself.

Every U.S. Purple Heart awarded since 1945 is one of the 500K manufactured in 1945 (via Reddit) http://t.co/i62hfHhHaU ->

During World War II, nearly 500,000 Purple Heart medals were manufactured in anticipation of the estimated casualties resulting from the planned Allied invasion of Japan. To the present date, total combined American military casualties of the sixty-five years following the end of World War II—including the Korean and Vietnam Wars—have not exceeded that number. In 2003, there remained 120,000 Purple Heart medals in stock. The existing surplus allowed combat units in Iraq andAfghanistan to keep Purple Hearts on-hand for immediate award to soldiers wounded in the field.[6]

Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life — Vulture http://t.co/4WGdwtTuCI ->

There’s a way I could have done things differently. I know that. If I offended anyone along the way, I do apologize. But the solution for me now is: I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it.

China’s Ordos Ghost City Pictures http://t.co/Q50uCg24HQ->

Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned mid-construction, earning Ordos the title of China’s Ghost City.

More Interesting Reads:

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience – The Daily Beast http://t.co/B7Wgnr01rt ->
How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures – Erin Meyer – Harvard Business Review http://t.co/80YP8FJ6OV ->
Here’s Every State’s Favorite Band – Shocker: Texans are George Strait fans – http://t.co/p3njQgnD9V ->
Ever wondered why your mouse pointer is angled, not straight? | 9to5Mac http://t.co/QF7tAgalJR ->

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