Five Friday Favorites: September 16

This week's favorites were all collated through discussions had about the importance of innovation and safe spaces to be creative.

Teen Makes 'Sit With Us' App to help create safe spaces in school cafeterias for those who feel excluded. This wasn't the only story about lonely lunch eating on the internet this week, as MBA Mom at the Chicago Tribune also wrote about the intersectionality of kindness and intelligence that should be celebrated and not shamed. 

It emerged this week that the sugar industry paid researchers to point to fat as a cause of ill health over sugar. First published in JAMA, the story has taken off. One of the better writeups we've seen is in HuffPo, which links it to other junk science that has shaped cultural narratives. 

This story from the Obama White House about signal boosting amongst female staffers.

Female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.

"OKCupid for Fruits and Veg": Web developers in Silicon Valley are attempting to use technology to combat food waste. 

What did you read this week that really stuck with you? What should we be reading? Get in touch to let us know!