Anyway, on to the links:
More details about the tragic deaths in the French clinical trial are starting to emerge.
From the WTF files: Fox apparently offered Gillian Anderson half the salary of David Duchovney for the X-Files reboot. That is seriously messed up.
This is a sad and enraging story out of Stanford. I am angry for the young women who were failed by the process, and I am sad for the young man who probably would have benefitted from some help with what sounds like an alcohol problem (and a rage/entitlement problem- but it sounds like it mostly manifested when he was blackout levels of drunk). He should have been disciplined much more severely on the first event. Perhaps that would have gotten him to wake up to his problem and get help. Perhaps not. Either way, it might have helped prevent the later assaults.
I hope he recognizes himself in the story and wakes up to his problem and gets help. If he doesn't, I hope the next woman he assaults- because there will be a next woman- kicks his ass and/or files charges.
Speaking of things I hope happen to men who are jerks: I hope the woman who was shot by the drunk jerk in the movie theater sues him into bankruptcy.
This cautionary tale about why you should have money in the bank is really well done.
Ari Ne'eman, an autistic adult, reviews two recent books on autism. This makes me want to read NeuroTribes even more. It is on my list....
Tragic Sandwich posted a heart-warming story about a kid who helped her kid get through a tough afternoon.
Apparently, ADHD is often misdiagnosed in girls. There's a lot that makes me sad in that story, but in particular I was sad to read this:
"...many girls internalize their symptoms—disorganization or carelessness—as personal flaws rather than medical issues to be treated through medicine and therapy."
No one should think of disorganization as a personal flaw, if you ask me. Being organized is a skill, and skills have to be learned. Some of us start learning this skill earlier than others, and some people obviously have issues that make it harder to learn this skill. No doubt, some people are more drawn to practice this skill as kids, and learn it earlier. But we all have to learn it.
OK, moving on. This is a really interesting article about parking. No, really! It is. I'll be thinking about this article for quite awhile.
This looks like really beautiful and interesting art.
This wedding story and video is awesome. Really, click through and watch the video. Also, read the story and note that the bride indicates her new husband is also Maori. I've seen several people online say things that indicate they don't realize this.
This not-a-wedding story is pretty awesome, too.
By the way, if you like my more quirky links, considering liking my Annorlunda Books Facebook page or following my @AnnorlundaInc Twitter account. I post roughly one interesting link/tidbit a day there. Not all of them make it to this list, because let's face it, this list gets long sometimes.
Finally, I give you my new favorite gif:
TFW a podcast interviews a fascinating person and doesn't ask them a single interesting question. pic.twitter.com/Es3NX1Y2Ck— Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth) January 22, 2016
Happy weekend, everyone!