Link Love (2013-03-30)

Thought-provoking

Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B – TED

““I’m sorry” was a desperate plea, a cry for mercy. It was nothing like Sally’s genuine, heartfelt apology for breaking my mug. And how could it be? When the threat of being hit hangs over your head, how can anything be truly genuine? I even carefully regulated my tears when I was spanked as a child, making sure to cry enough that my mother would know I wasn’t rebelliously refusing to cry but not so much that she would think I was crying angrily and out of rebellion. Everything was calculated carefully, with the desire to avoid being hit.” When “I’m Sorry” Means “Please Don’t Hit Me” – Love, Joy, Feminism

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Rewards, or What Really Motivates You to Be Healthy – Mark’s Daily Apple

“The truth is that I’ve grown very weary of the “agree to disagree” policy that is so often applied to issues surrounding same-sex relationships. The phrase “agree-to-disagree” implies that both positions (for and against) have merit– but in the case of civil rights, I don’t believe that’s possible. I simply do not believe that a person’s right to oppress is as valid as the rights of those experiencing the oppression. And I think we become complicit in oppression when we buy into the myth of the oppressor’s rights.” Let’s Not “Agree to Disagree” – Crystal St. Marie Lewis

Nanoparticles Made from Bee Venom Can Kill HIV – Io9

“It’s better to generate happiness internally if you can, because it’s always under your control and the outside world isn’t. It’s similar to relationships in that way — people who always look for their self-esteem and happiness from their relationships have more ups and downs, and more neurosis, than someone who is happy internally and doesn’t rely on their partner for their emotions.” “Total Focus; Total Enjoyment” – Tynan

Religion

“Think about the thing you believe in most, the thing you are most devoted to, the cause you most want to further, the thing that means the most to you out of everything in your life. Now imagine changing your mind on that issue in the future. How would you feel, then, in this hypothetical future, if someone were to tell you that you had never actually believed in that thing? You see, with that one little statement, John is negating the very essence and core of who I was all of those years. And that really hurts.” According to John Shore, I was never a Christian. Huh? – Love, Joy, Feminism

Equality

The Astoundingly Simple Truth About Masculinity: It Doesn’t Exist – Role / Reboot

“The other twaddle I can’t handle is the argument I hear in some quarters that men can’t be feminists. What a load of bullshit. As soon as a father supports his daughter through university, he is a feminist. As soon as a boss fires a male employee for sexually harrassing a female staff member, he is a feminist. Saying a man can’t be a feminist is like saying a white person can’t fight for the civil rights of black people. To achieve change we need as many foot soldiers as we can get. I don’t give a fuck what colour their skin is or what does or does not dangle between their legs. If their mind is on the right track, they are part of the ideological army. To that extent, Haraway is 100% correct – to achieve that post-gender (and “race”)  world, we really must stop caring about those physical differences when chosing our fellow foot soldiers. ” If this is feminism, you can keep it – Love versus Goliath

Men Should Consider Changing their Last Name When They Get Married – The Atlantic

Health

How Meditating for Eight Weeks Can Boost Your Brain – LifeHacker

Calcium Supplements: Why You Should Think Twice – Chris Kresser

Recipes

Wholesome Irish Colcannon – Neo-Homesteading

Coconut Butter Stuffed Apples – Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Inspirational

“Striving for excellence motivates you;
striving for perfection is demoralizing.”
~Harriet Braiker

How to Overcome Perfectionism – Think Simple Now

“Remember that there will be “the other side”. You don’t have to grasp for it, or search for it, but just know that it will all eventually be okay. ” What to do when you feel like you’re drowning – Your Kick Ass Life

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