Random links

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?
"This isn't just any avocado - it's a stoneless avocado." (but they seem kind of small)
Misery Doesn’t Seem to Improve the Quality of Art
" work created during what the researchers call 'a period of bereavement' was up to 35 percent less valuable than a given artist’s other pieces. On top of that, the morose works were less likely to be included in the collections of major museums."
Will Republicans regret enabling a demagogue? My Iranian parents did.
"I thought about my parents, who had been Iranian revolutionaries in the 1970s but later suffered terribly at the hands of the people they helped bring to power. My father was executed, my mother exiled. I thought about how the way they were then is a lot like how the Republicans are now: willing to upend the old regime to usher in a new order regardless of the cost."