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Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama?
All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.
Well, maybe not - at least if you’re under 18.
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will require Web companies, starting in 2015, to remove online activity - whether it be scandalous or simply embarrassing - should a minor request it.
» via SFGate
Smell, more than any of our other senses, has a way of digging up memories from our past. We all have them—those vague, familiar scents that you can’t quite put your finger on but remind you of your grandmother’s house or a warm summer night or of someone you love. These whimsical moments of nostalgia waft across our consciousness as we walk past a bakery or sit next to a stranger on the train, and they fade away just as quickly as they appeared. But what if they didn’t have to disappear? What if you could capture the smells and keep them in little glass bottles until the next time you wanted to revisit a memory?
» via Wired
To watch Henry—an elderly man who has spent over ten years in a nursing home, barely able to answer yes or no questions—come alive when listening to music from his past is a reminder of the powerful, inspiring, and affecting power of music.
A new documentary, Alive Inside, follows the “awakening” that occurs when people suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer’s are given music they have a strong emotional connection to — often, music they grew up with. In the clip, Henry is barely responsive before one of his caretakers puts headphones on him and starts up one of his favorite tunes. Almost instantly, we see Henry swaying from side to side and singing, his eyes wide open.
» via Time