By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Patient readers, as Yves approaches escape velocity from New York, I will be taking on more posting duties for the next week or so; I hope I don’t run out of things to say. However, because my sleep cycle is what it is, my posting duties will conflict with my Water Cooler duties. So I will always put something up at 2:00, but the complete entity — The Full Cleveland, as it were (no offense, I hope, to our active and welcoming Cleveland readers) — will appear at random times later than that. –lambert
While I complete my Libra roundup, here is a conversation starter:
“Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.” https://t.co/xgOKPdSLQc
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 20, 2019
The WaPo article, which seems well-attested, concludes:
As motivation, [chiropractor] David Shahar] suggested reaching a hand around to the lower rear of the skull. Those who have the hornlike feature can probably feel it.
News you can use!
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A lovely rose from DC’s Botanical Gardens.
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