Best of the Web – April 2018 Link Roundup

Photo Credit: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Family

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa defied societal norms to climb Mount Everest: Nepal ‘needed a hero’

The Confidence Gap


My life as a fangirl made it impossible for me to find my real life soulmate

Stinking Bishop: The story of Britain’s smelliest cheese involves monks, drunks, and endangered cows.

These ants have evolved a complex system of battlefield triage and rescue

That One Night: The Oral History of the Greatest ‘Office’ Episode Ever

Who Keeps Track of All the Craters on the Moon?

Money-saving hack: Living ‘off-peak’ for a week was the best thing ever

Study reveals number of hours it takes to make a friend

A Last Look at Ireland’s Disappearing Storefronts

The way you see colour depends on what language you speak

‘I loathe these people’: Rick and Morty and the brilliant backlash against TV’s bad fans

Who does she think she is? The internet does not hate women. People hate women, and the internet allows them to do it faster, harder, and with impunity.

You’ve Reached the Winter of Our Discontent – A half-assed elegy for the Cool-Loser Dream Boy of Gen-X cinema.

Why dance is just as important as math in school

The Internet’s Erzsébet Báthory Obsession

Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

Brexit: how cognitive psychology helps us make sense of the vote

Shout Outs 

For link ideas and general inspiration

The Conversation

F equals

Creative Mornings

Extraordinary Routines

The Ann Friedman Weekly

Jen Myers

Jocelyn K. Glei

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