Author Archive: Rebekka K. Steg

Secular Sunday: Sexual Abuse & Victim Blaming in Religious Communities

TW for Sexual Abuse + Victim Blaming.   I am absolutely disgusted with the hiding of sexual abuse within religious organizations and institutions, and the victim blaming. I’ll be focusing on Evangelical Christianity in this post, because that is the cases that have come up for me lately, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in …

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Link Love (2014-06-21)

Thought-provoking Too Busy? 7 Ways to Increase Leisure Time, According to Science – Barking Up the Wrong Tree “In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time. While being stunningly good looking helps with initial impressions, its value levels off very quickly and becomes much less important over the long term while other factors increase dramatically. While good looks certainly help, …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Lean In For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In for Graduates (the updated and expanded version of Lean In) by Sheryl Sandberg is a very thought-provoking read. While I might not agree with everything in it, it left me with a lot of things to think about. Lean In has been criticised for being very middle class-centric – and it is. Some women …

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June Twitterature 2014

Welcome to Twitterature for June, which was a much busier month than May – at least so far as finishing books goes. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy. Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life by Chris Kresser (I read the UK …

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Link Love (2014-06-14)

Thought-provoking Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they describe – TED “StandWith is a care management app that comes out of Cohen’s experiences. Caregivers use it to assign tasks or send updates to anyone who might want to help out, connecting through Facebook, email, or Google+. You can categorize these people into three …

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Link Love (2014-06-07)

Thought-provoking “The research shows we consistently regret missed opportunity. Education, career, relationships… our errors in these domains loom so large because of all the possibilities that might have changed our lives. A second thing the research confirms is that the old saw is true: you’re more likely to regret the things you didn’t do.” How To …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser

Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life (I read the UK edition Your Personal Paleo Diet: Feel and look great by eating the foods that are ideal for your body) is one of the very best introductions I have read to the Paleo dietary …

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Link Love (2014-05-31)

Thought-provoking “The sessions—the real meat and potatoes of the conference—had food industry sponsors as well. The Wheat Council hosted a presentation about how gluten intolerance was just a fad, not a real medical problem. The International Food Information Council—whose supporters include Coca-Cola, Hershey, Yum Brands, Kraft, and McDonald’s—presented a discussion in which the panelists assured audience members that …

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Link Love (2014-05-24)

Thought-provoking “Firstly, for children growing up in an institutionalized, orphanage-type setting, it is of the utmost importance that children be able to develop a stable, long term attachment to their caregivers. Allowing troops of travelers to come in and hug, play and laugh with the kids every few weeks has precisely the opposite effect. Just …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Drive by Daniel Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink is a fascinating insight into what drives us as human being. What motivates us. What gets us up in the morning, and keeps us going throughout the day? Pink covers how motivation has been seen in the past, and what new (and frequently surprising) studies have …

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