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Vacation Time

Unstuck Wrote an article about using your vacation time and how to maximize it. More and more these days companies are going to unlimited PTO. 

5 Kansas Small Town Restaurants That Remind You Of Grandma

Only in Your State wrote an article pertaining to restaurants that remind you of grandmas cooking. All of the restaurants mentioned are in small towns. Many of them serve comfort food / meat and potatoes. If you are into that kind of food than bone appetit!

5 Symptoms that Look Like Depression that are not

KSHB shared an article about depression. They covered 5 other conditions that resemble depression. Ask yourself if you or a family/friend may have one of these conditions before assuming they are depressed. If none of these conditions are a fit for you or your family/friend use the Suicide National Hotline.  Their number is 1-800-273 TALK (8255). Many states and cities have their own Hotline number that would be able to help find resources for people that need more comprehensive help or are searching for it.

Union Station Mummies of the World Exhibit 


Photo Taken from Union Station Website. Union Station Press Room

Union Station in Kansas City has a new exhibit called Mummies of the World. It is very well done. Most of the mummies are from Peru, Egypt and European Bogs. They did have a small section at the end where researchers in Maryland experimented on a cadaver to recreat the process to try and figure out the exact method.  They had the actual body that was still mummified and the tools they used.  They even had shrunken heads. Which was really cool to see! Except for maybe the victims of head shrinking.  

They had a number of computer stations that helps explain the science of how they were researching the mummies. Excluding the DNA extraction, CT scanning and other methods used to studying them.  Which is really cool. In many cases they could tell you how old they were and what may have caused their death. Most of the mummies were children or in late 30’s or early 40’s. Compared to modern times where people are living to their 60’s, 70’s and into their 100’s it is amazing how young and small people were back then. 

Unfortunately, we could not take pictures in the exhibit. Worth the visit. You can even catch the train from Amtrack and leave and never have to go outside.

Appropriation of Wealth In England

BBC wrote an article about research on whether wealth is more luck, skill or a combination.  According to the article it may be more about who you know than what you know.