Links We Love
Editor's note:There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:
1. Twenty-three words teenagers love to use and what a thirtysomething thinks they mean. Setting trends is a young person's game. Dissecting and defining them is for us old folk. Mike Spohr, a 38-year-old Buzzfeed staffer, gives his take on words like "turnt," "chirped" and "swerve."
2. Crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford launches re-election bid. You can call Rob Ford a lot of names, but quitter isn't one of them. The scandal-mired mayor is running for re-election despite admitting to smoking crack and getting black-out drunk. Ford is currently second in Toronto opinion polls, trailing the leading candidate by only seven percentage points.
3. Scientists discover Earth-size planet where water could exist. Kepler-186f may not sound like home right now, but give it time. Scientists describe this planet, located 459 light years from Earth, as "a potentially habitable alien world."
4. Proof that the long-awaited Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is destined for greatness. It's been 20 years since Robin Williams dressed in drag in a family-friendly movie, and at first blush, the idea of a modern-day sequel seems out of the question. According to research from the Huffington Post, there's actually a precedent for absurdly delayed sequel success.
5. How to avoid sad desk lunch. To scarf down a meal hunched over a laptop with earphones on is a truly American experience. It's also a terrible way to spend your lunch hour. In this edition of the highly entertaining video series "If Our Bodies Could Talk," The Atlantic health editor Dr. James Hamblin explains how to avoid working through lunch and diseases related to social isolation.