UNCOMMON SENSE: Everyone seems to know that leaving children (and dogs) in the car on a hot day is a major no-no. And yet, 44 children died in hot cars last year. (CNN)
RADIO: Blame the slightly misleading headline or the massive crossover fan base between the NY Times and public radio. But the most viewed article on the NY Times site is about the departure of Ira Glass from PRI (he's going indie). But don't worry, he isn't leaving your favorite stations. (NY Times)
RIGHTS FOR WOMEN: Despite polling well, the proposed Oregon Equal Rights Amendment to enshrine the rights of women in the constitution) is getting some major blowback from unlikely sources: the ACLU. (Oregonian)
SPEAK ELOQUENTLY ON: FIREWORKS! This article includes 10 of the most explosive firework effects and their names (GIFs included!) a must for every firework critic.