Every week or so, we find 5 curious, thought-provoking or fun links. And share them with you. Because we find the internet pretty distracting.
- This is your brain on smartphones: [VIDEO] What actually happens to your brain when you check your smartphone before bed.
- Bringing back patronage: Long ago, artists, painters and sculptors were helped, often financially, by wealthy aristocrats and businessman as well as kings and popes. Today, we have Patreon, a Kickstarter-like site where creators find not one patron but thousands.
- Flights of Fancy: Australia artist Jane Long takes damaged WW1 era photos and transforms them into fantastical works of art.
- The Pen that Killed Cursive: How the ballpoint pen destroyed a way of writing way before computers did.
- Why there are 7 days of the week: [VIDEO] In short, the Babylonians really liked the number 7.