In Our Feeds: the book covers that weren’t, this is your brain on Apple, preparing for zombies, and more!
By Morgan on May 20th, 2011
Here’s what caught our attention this week. What’s in your feeds, readers? Let us know in the comments!
From the New York Times, a reminder that for every bestselling book cover we see, there were many more than didn’t make the cut.
Have you seen the winning Google Doodle? It was created by a second grader from California, and we think it’s out of this world. (Pun intended!) Check out the doodle and the details here on Mashable.
Some of us OOMers are dedicated Apple users, and now there might be a scientific explanation why: The Future Journalism Project (a worthwhile Tumblr for anyone interested in, um, journalism’s future) highlights a fascination bit of information pulled from a soon-to-air BBC documentary: the brains of people devoted to Apple products are stimulated by Apple imagery in the same way that the brains of religious devotees are stimulated by religious imagery.
And: it’s graduation time! We’ve all sat through our fair share of commencement speeches by now. Some were great! Some were okay. But, if you were asked to be the speaker, what should you write about? Washington Post blogger Jenna Johnson suggests these 10 tips on writing a commencement speech that won’t bore the audience.
Speaking of schools, here’s a piece from EdWeek that stresses the importance of teaching kids how to fail. Yes, you read that right. Its premise is that there are valuable lessons in failing — do you agree?
And finally, we occasionally have zombies on the brain (who doesn’t?) so this handy guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse might be something you want to fold up in your wallet. No, really — it’s useful!
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