Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Celebrating Pride, finding lost cities, how drunk people invented the weekend and more in our look at the web

1. A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, the researchers stumbled upon the Olympic pool-sized structure which consists of two rectangular platforms probably lined with columns in ancient times. According to researcher Sarah Parack, …

LGBTQIA Pride Dates Across North America and Beyond

It’s Pride Month in Canada, Mexico and the US—a time when we can (as we always should) show love and respect, and fight for empowerment and equality. But it’s more than a celebration of and for the LGBTQIA community, it’s an important reminder of the 28 June 1969 Stonewall Riots that catapulted the gay rights movement in the US into the spotlight. Further, it’s an …

Pride 2016 Style

Wear your heart on your sleeve and celebrate love, respect and equality

If there’s one universal truth (apart from the age-old adage about death and taxes) it’s that respect and love will always be in style. While plenty of people take pride in who they are and support the LGBTQIA community in several ways, the most visible is donning that rainbow flag and wearing your heart on your sleeve. With that in mind, we have snooped around …