Navireads, Naviweeds Edition

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Posted on October 19, 2018

Hello, bonjour! Happy Friday. Did marijuana become legal in Canada this week? If it hadn’t, I wouldn’t be able to bring you another “Navireads, Naviweeds” Edition! I’ve got some weed reads for you, as well as Nate Silver on the midterms, the new Quebec cabinet, ax-throwing, a Texas prison love story, an unsettling IKEA report, the Spotted Pig, a defense of Elon Musk and more/et plus!

Adieu, until next week.

On Canada’s First Day of Legal Pot, This Enterprising Canadian Girl Scout Sold All Her Cookies in 45 Minutes. Here’s How ~ “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity,” the influential management guru Peter Drucker once said. That lesson seems to have come naturally to a young entrepreneur in Canada this week | Fortune

On a high: Canada celebrates cannabis being legalised ~ Trudeau completes election pledge with an end to a century of prohibition | The Guardian

NHL trainer intrigued by potential of marijuana helping players ~ As we moved closer and closer to a world where marijuana would be legal in Canada, some people surely dreamed of hitting the bong. For Matt Nichol, though, it was time to hit the books. | SportsNet

Now that pot is legal, will Canada become the new Amsterdam? ~  Is the popularity of Canada’s new legal marijuana industry likely to trigger a flood of tourists into the country? | Global News

Nate Silver will make one firm prediction about the midterms. Most journalists won’t want to hear it. ~After the roller-coaster ride of 2016’s election night, have journalists and political junkies learned not to let conventional wisdom substitute for hard knowledge? Nate Silver — the closest thing there is to a celebrity in the arcane field of statistical journalism — is not wildly optimistic about that. | Washington Post

Conseil des ministres: la parité et quelques surprises ~ (Québec) Comme prévu, le Conseil des ministres dévoilé aujourd’hui sera paritaire – composé de 13 femmes et de 13 hommes. Plusieurs nominations étaient prévisibles, mais François Legault s’était réservé quelques surprises. | La Presse

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind ~ A new study suggests that exposure to large home libraries may have a long-term impact on proficiency in three key areas | Smithsonian

Unbury the Hatchet: How Competitive Ax-Throwing Went From a Canadian Fad to a Global Pastime ~ It’s not just for lumberjacks: Ax-throwing is now a bona fide leisure activity and a burgeoning organized sport. All it takes is closed-toe shoes, decent aim, and … a very sharp weapon. | The Ringer

A pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’ ~ Artificial intelligence meets human intelligence | The Verge

The Love Story that Upended the Texas Prison System ~ In 1967, a 56 year-old lawyer met a young innate with a brilliant mind and horrifying stories about life inside. Their complicated alliance – and even more complicated romance – would shed light on a nationwide scandal, disrupt a system of abuse and virtual slavery across the state, and change incarceration in Texas forever | Texas Monthly

A new Ikea report is an unsettling look at life in the 21st century ~ “Almost half of Americans (45%) go to their car to have a private moment to themselves,” the company reports in a new survey of 22,000 people in 22 countries. | Fast Company

The FBI of the National Park Service ~ he 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, ISB veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case. | Outside

Stephen King’s 20 Rules for Writers | Open Culture

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting  ~ What the astonishing Chiune Sugihara teaches us about moral heroism.  | The New York Times

In Defense of Elon Musk ~ The Tesla and SpaceX maestro is under attack for bad tweets, production woes, and strange behavior. But we need people who take risks. We need people who try. | Popular Mechanics

La voiture autonome bouleverse les codes du luxe | Confort, temps retrouvé et tranquillité d’esprit : la transition vers la voiture autonome modifie les codes du haut de gamme automobile, la bulle de volupté ayant tendance à supplanter l’attrait pour les puissantes motorisations. | La Presse

Your Real Biological Clock Is You’re Going to Die ~ In April, in a small town on a small island in a small string of islands trailing down from the main part of Japan, the world’s then-oldest person died. Nabi Tajima was 117 years old—the last surviving human being born in the 19th century. | Hmmm Daily

Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman Dreamed of Writing the Second Chapter in the #MeToo Story Instead, they got scorched. ~ Women and Power is a series about women and their relationship to power: how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and what they hope it will help them achieve. | The Cut

WITH THE HELP OF TRAINED GRANDMAS ~ How A Wooden Bench in Zimbabwe Is Starting A Revolution in Mental Health | Digg

“Fixed mindsets” might be why we don’t understand statistics ~ Study finds people prefer complicated methods because that’s what they’re used to. | ARS Technica

Compiled by Emmeline Hobbs

Knowledge and Learning Officer

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