links to 5 helpful posts

1. Drone Videos of Many Ancient Sites in Israel

Brief videos of fine quality.

2. We are Not the Enemy (If We Try)

“Realizing that things can get better (they can always get better) opens the door for productive conversations, conversations that aren’t based on prior decisions about what team someone is on, and instead, on putting our shoulder to the work, taking responsibility and actually making things better. We can fight injustice without becoming pawns in a boxing promoter’s game.”

3. Scam Calls Are ‘Epidemic’ — and Getting Worse

“By next year, nearly half of all calls to mobile phones will be fraudulent, according to a new report from telecommunications firm First Orion. The company analyzed data from more than 50 billion calls over 18 months to get a snapshot of what they call the scam-call ‘epidemic.’ Here’s what they found …”

4. Is turning off your notifications the ultimate productivity hack?

“Researchers have found that it takes, on average, 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task at hand after a distraction. And notifications are serial offenders.”

5. Stone Mountain: The Largest Confederate Monument Problem in the World

“The idea to carve the side of the mountain was hatched in 1914. The next year, the Klan, which had faded after first emerging during Reconstruction, was revived atop the mountain with a cross burning.”