Tennessee Decided to Drug Test Its Welfare Recipients — Here Are the Shocking Results. This was an social interesting topic that I wasn’t familiar with. A couple of states now have enforced drug testing for welfare recipients under the assumption that the people collecting welfare are using it to buy drugs. Basically working off a stereotype that those seeking public assistant aren’t in need and are lazy or undesirable members of society. What Tennessee discovered was that out of the 16,017 applications tested, only .23% (37) were flagged for drug use. Less than one percent. Whoops.
The Real Reason Your Food Sticks To The Pan (via Huffington Post). I thought this was neat, but I also tried it and yes, when I did put a sprinkle of water in the pan it magically floated around. But it also horribly burned an egg to my pan when I tried that part.
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (NYTimes). The super popular NY Times article that’s been traveling around. It describes the author’s experience using research on falling in love personally—it’s a series of questions and then 4 minutes of staring. I didn’t read the questions so that I could have authentic answers if I’m ever put to the test ;).
At ‘The Grand Budapest,’ A Banquet Of Beards And Melange Of Mustaches (via NPR). The Oscars are coming up…I thought this was a funny little article on the attention to detail designers on West Anderson films put even to the mustaches. I’m reflecting on it now and I think West Anderson really shows what attention to the detail and craft can do to an overall experience.