Sword Clicks for June 2, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks where I’ll provide a handful of links every week so you can explore topics that interest you. No muss. No fuss.

So much for work-life balance in the U.S. Only 1 North American city made the Top 10 … and NONE from the U.S. [Inc.]

There are 2 suns. One has been blazing for four-and-a-half billion years and is setting. The other is being built by thousands of human minds and hands, and is — far more slowly rising … at an enormous construction site that could solve the biggest existential crisis in human history. [CNN]

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure tired of those pesky “Cookie Preferences” pop-ups every time I visit a site. What do they really mean? Ask the engineer who invented cookies. [Wired]

Tipping too much … too little? Seems like the urge to increase tips to help displaced restaurant workers during the height of the pandemic is starting to fade? [New York Times]

Ok, ladies. Yes, there are some badass women other than you. One of them ruled with the man who created the “largest continguous land empire the world has ever known”.

Read about the The Women Who Ran Genghis Khan’s Empire. [Atlas Obsura]

Dads, I haven’t forgotten you, er, us. Here are 70 Best Father’s Day Gifts: Gift Ideas for All Kinds of Travel-Loving Dads in 2022. No affiliate links. [Condé Nast Traveler]

We’ve all downloaded songs and despite the technology changes and streaming services, it’s still a pretty good way to collect music. Read The Obsessive World of Digital Music Collectors. [Pitchfork]

Hard to believe, yet intriguing. I’m going to try it someday soon. Don’t waste banana peels: Turn them into tasty vegan ‘pulled pork’.

. [Popular Science]

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