Splendid Sundays Volume 168

Sunday, February 08, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

New Orleans finds homes for all its homeless veterans. "More than 300 mayors have vowed to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so." [Christian Science Monitor]

From Beyoncé to the Baftas, vegan culture gets star status. "The popularity of veganism has a lot to do with the positive image that it now has in the media." [The Guardian]

Let a million flowers bloom: love fuels rose-price inflation in China. "China now accounts for more than a quarter of land worldwide devoted to growing flowers." [The Economist]

Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain. "We expected rather small and distinct effects located in some of the regions that had previously been associated with meditating . . . what we actually observed was a widespread effect of meditation that encompassed regions throughout the entire brain." [UCLA]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

The 2015 UK Wedding Study from Splendid Insights is now available for download.

Currently reading: Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets from A Year of Books as well as The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal.

Quotable: "Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up."  — Charlie Munger

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