1. Erica Williams Simon wrote a fascinating post about how reflections on the selective deafness trick she, um, maybe used to use on her father helped her understand a lot of discussions on twitter and how that is used to derail.
2. Science has in fact determined that the best cure for heartbreak (other than time) is in fact, kvetching about it.
3. And I think in this increasingly connected age people have notices that they get more ideas in the shower, which might be, as this article about the value in being bored suggests, because it's one place you probably don't bring all your devices. Probably.