1. One of the bitter ironies of the news about uninformed hysterectomies performed in ICE detainment camps is that many people who want one for medical reasons, have to go through endless hoops to get one. Teen Vogue looks at this dichotomy.
2. A friend pointed me to this story about a writer drawing from seemingly disparate sources to inform his work.
3. A zoo separated parrots that were encouraging each other to swear. Fascinatingly this is the same zoo that had a parrot that did cover songs. (Link in story to that story also.)