Bookmarks, Dec 17

I try to read as many articles as I can each week on a wide range of topics that interest me. Some make my short list of favorites, and here they are for this week.

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

By Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie

A staggering video covering 315 years, showing over twenty-thousand voyages in the Atlantic. Make sure to read the instructions and explanation below to learn how to dive deeper into the details.

This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations.


Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

By Elizabeth Pierson

I love WWII history (as mentioned in my last Bookmarks post). This article contains thirteen photos of WWII planes discarded by the United States near the Marshall Islands because it was too expensive to ship them back.


A Day in the Life of Americans

By Nathan Yau

Watch at different speeds and watch “bursts” as key times, like 7:30am, 8:00am; and 8:30am as times when people typically wake up. Or, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm when people start getting off work.

So again I looked at microdata from the American Time Use Survey from 2014, which asked thousands of people what they did during a 24-hour period. I used the data to simulate a single day for 1,000 Americans representative of the population — to the minute.


Read This Google Email About time Management Strategy

By Jeremiah Dillon

Now that I’ve tempted you with three time sucking distractions, here’s an article on time management. I always enjoy reading articles like this as I personally struggle with time management and being effective with my time. As work grows, the family grows, and friendships grow – I find more people pulling at my time. Balancing it all is a skill – thus, I find these articles interesting. Particularly in this article, I find the suggested weekly plan tempting to try.

The maker’s day is different. They need to make, to create, to build. But, before that, they need to think. The most effective way for them to use time is in half-day or full-day blocks. Even a single 30-minute meeting in the middle of “Make Time” can be disruptive.


If you read something great this week, I’d love to hear about it.