The Unscripted Weekly: Polar Bear Plunge, Success, Leap Seconds, Planet 9, and Healthy Eating

The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet.  Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.

How to Survive a Polar Bear Plunge (and why you shouldn’t do one), on Popular Science – “This seems like a dumb idea: In the middle of winter, strip down into your bathing suit and take a running leap into the ice-cold, freezing ocean water. Yet every year, hundreds of thrill-seekers around the world take part in this New Year’s Day ritual.”

Success Depends on Your Personality More Than IQ, on Science of Us – “Raw intellectual horsepower isn’t enough to make your way in the world – the best driver, according to a handsome new analysis, is your personality.”

Why 2016 is Getting an Extra “Leap Second”, on Vox – “Hope everyone enjoyed 2016, because this year is going to last one second longer than usual.  No, really.  On December 31, the world’s timekeepers will add a “leap second” to keep all our clocks in sync with the Earth’s rotation.”

Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse, on NPR – “Scientists will search the sky Thursday for an undiscovered planet in the outer solar system — they’re pretty sure it’s out there, and computer models tell them where to look.”

5 Habits Worth Cultivating in 2017, According to a Dietician, on the Denver Post – “Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives.  On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in 2017.”



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