What We’re Reading: November 16-20

Disaster prep and response, famous home, screen time, coffee, libraries, appraisers, Thanksgiving prep, holiday decor, Facebook, and this year’s best inventions!

Winter is coming. No, really, it is. Here‘s a list of five important things to do to prepare for a weather disaster! 84770325_d6444bbbbd_m Beshef/flickr/2006

Facebook’s Safety Check was originally developed for use in case of natural disaster, but it was activated for the people of Paris in the aftermath of the devastating terrorist attack on the city. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims during this difficult time.

Ready to feel old? Home Alone premiered 25 years ago! The titular home was sold a few years ago and you can view the listing video here.

Ever feel a little off after too much screen time? Digital motion sickness might be to blame. Speaking of screen time, the brightness of the screen might be affecting your sleep.

Coffee might make you live longer? Lucky us! 8249906174_4d43bcf4bc_m Cheryl Foong/flickr/2012

Libraries have existed for centuries, and continuously change based on the needs of patrons. What will libraries look like in the future?

The number of appraisers has dropped by 20% since 2007. What is going on and why does it matter?

Find the biggest bird possible and feast on the leftovers, or do the math and plan for a turkey that will precisely fulfill your Thanksgiving needs — leftovers, optional? Here’s a handy guide to help you, whichever path you choose. Here are some more flowcharts in case you have other Thanksgiving decisions to make.

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is the day to decorate for the holidays. This guy has abandoned traditional lighting displays for something with a bit more imperial.

This could help put a stop to Facebook-stalking exes. Facebook is offering a feature to limit how much you see of your ex, how much your ex sees of you, and how much your friends can see of when you were together. “And that, my friend, is what they call closure.”

Shut up and take our money.



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