Something that everyone who knows me has probably observed, but is too nice to say: I am a fountain of facts. My sentences frequently start with, “Well, I was reading this fascinating story about …” Or, “Did you know that ..?” Or “The New York Times said …”

I have a broad range of interests–non-fiction reading is the spice of my life! But this is my weekly post where I select my favorite stories that I think you should read. Because they are interesting, because they are cool, because they are useful, and because next time you get together with your peeps, you’ll have some very interesting and well-informed opinions to add to the conversation. (And guess what? No one asked me to put in these links. I chose them completely of my own accord.)