“Even during snack and play time, Fraley and the other instructors observed their students and gently pushed them to think more deeply.” The LA Times takes you to a boot camp to get kids ready for kindergarten.

+ “When Takeo Morita worried that “tainted” power would affect the quality of his tunes, he installed a roughly $10,000 utility pole with his own transformer to get more electricity straight from the grid. And he’s not alone — there’s a whole magazine dedicated just to selling audio-related power equipment, including poles.” Audiophiles are pretty into sound.

+ The Olympics are child’s play. Meet the 104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete.

+ How the humble pencil conquered the world.