Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sophisticated edibles, supporting independent artists, why naps are good for you and more in our look at the web

1. Samsung Blends National Anthems into One Considering the current world climate—sadly an anti-globalization fear seems to be gaining momentum—Samsung’s Olympics commercial is incredibly timely. The advertisement blends a bunch of national anthems into one, with people from all over the world singing lines of other countries’ patriotic tunes: from Cambodia to Malawi, Tunisia, Canada and Malaysia. While obviously made to tug at the heartstrings, …

Why Jet Lag Feels Worse Depending on Your Travel Direction

Jet lag is the pits, but it is even worse when you travel east. Michelle Girvan (a physicist at the University of Maryland who also co-authored a model published this week) says it’s because, “The body’s internal clock has a natural period of slightly longer than 24 hours, which means that it has an easier time traveling west and lengthening the day than traveling east …