TouchStone Reads - November 3rd, 2023


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Daylight Saving Time as Americans know it was instituted by corporate lobbies, not farmers (Quartz)

  • The race to create the ‘Amazon of real estate’ could change homebuying forever (Business Insider)

  • Olympic Hopefuls Needed a Home. Warning - Canadian Content: A Retirement Community Stepped Up (NYT)

  • The People Who Lost Serious Cash on NFTs: Five investors – whose losses range from a few thousand quid to $5 million – tell us what went wrong (Vice)

  • Here’s the Truth Behind the Biggest (and Dumbest) Battery Myths (Wired)

  • The World Solved Acid Rain. We Can Also Solve Climate Change: Lessons from how we tackled acid rain can be applied to our world today (Scientific American)

  • Why Have Climate Catastrophes Toppled Some Civilizations but Not Others? (Wired)

  • Why the new COVID shot is a game-changer (and why the term ‘booster’ is obsolete) (National Geographic)

  • More Americans say they support political violence ahead of the 2024 election (NPR)

  • Hear that? It’s the sound of leaf blower bans. As restrictions spread, neighborhoods are getting quieter - and cleaner (Grist)

What are you reading or listening to?