Weekend Thoughts - 5.21.16

   Image  by  Joel Ormsby , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Joel Ormsby, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. As someone who occasionally uses a vaporizer, this story about a vaporizer exploding, knocking out a man's teeth, ripping a hole in his tongue, and leaving his hands covered in burns scares the shit out of me, to say the least. In this case, the vaporizer battery exploded, and it isn't just an isolated incident—other vaporizer malfunctions have occurred recently as well. It seems that the issue is not with the vaporizer itself. Instead, it's normally a problem with the batteries, so the best advice is to only use the batteries and charging accessories that come with or are made for the vaporizer. Be safe out there!

2. If you are a health-conscious person, be on the lookout for an upcoming changes, because after 20 years, nutritional labels will be getting an update. The changes coming include increasing the font size for calories, updating serving sizes to be in line with modern expectations, some changes in the nutrients required to be included, and a clear differentiation between naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars.

3. I am by no means an expert on hip hop or rap music, but I did really enjoy this thorough deconstruction of rapping styles, which spans from the 1980s to modern day. The video analyzes various aspects of rap, including beat and bar placement, rhyming schemes, storytelling abilities, and more. I learned a good amount about the genre from this video, and it encouraged me to check out some artists that I hadn't heard before. This one comes highly recommended, even if you don't consider yourself a rap fan!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.