Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Eyes as an indicator of age, a dreamy newsletter for cabin lovers, a future for difficult-to-recycle plastics and more

Black Farmers Rebuild West Virginia’s Farming Economy As reported in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, there are two million farms in the US but only 35,470 of them are Black-owned. In West Virginia, military veteran and farmer Jason Tartt is trying to change that. Having grown up in the state, Tartt recollects how Black people from his community used to always have a hand in …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pausing the tracking pixel, Malala Yousafzai's production company, conjoined fairytale cottages and more

Malala Yousafzai Launches Production Studio with Apple TV+ Globally recognized girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai has announced the creation of her own production studio, Extracurricular, established in partnership with Apple TV+. The Nobel Peace Prize winner and recent Oxford University graduate intends to focus on the theme of human connection with stories—documentary and narrative—that create awareness of other cultures. As Fast Company explains, “This is …

How To Spot + Stop Emails That Track You

Single-pixel images, embedded in the emails we receive, allow senders to note if that email has been ignored, opened (with an exact timestamp) and even forwarded. There are several free ways to prevent that tracking pixel from loading and reporting back. The first option, of course, is preventing the images in emails from auto-loading altogether. Though this alters aesthetics, it drastically increases privacy measures. Other …