Link Love (2014-03-08)


“You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.” Life is a game. This is your strategy guide. – Oliver Emberton

The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs and How to Design Your Own Master Routine – The Buffer Blog

“Imagine walking up to a stranger at a party, but instead of asking: “So, what do you do?”
Asking, instead: “What would you never do?”” What are you… not? – Alexandra Franzen

#546: Counter-Intuitive Friendship Fixing Advice: The Be Nice to Yourself Project – Captain Awkward

“You don’t need permission to create. You don’t need to be “gifted” or a “genius” or “brilliant” to contribute to the world around you — you just need to choose to build something.” Be Honest: Are You Rejecting Yourself? (Why You Should Make Things) – James Clear


“You got that job you wanted, right? Congratulations! Did you interview for it, and put your best foot forward? That’s great! But why then call this “an answer to prayer?” You made it happen by doing the things people do to make this happen. Does it matter to you at all that other people did the same things you did, and got their jobs, too, but didn’t pray at all? This is how confirmation bias works. If you automatically rule out all data which contradicts your hypothesis (in this case that “praying for things can make things happen”), then of course all you’re left with is positive results! If you also refuse to eliminate other relevant variables (like interviewing for the job, or taking the medicine, or working the extra shift, or telling the whole Sunday school class about how broke you are) then acquiring affirmative results is a piece of cake.” Lessons Learned from the Death of a Snake Handler – Godless in Dixie

“But this isn’t a one person thing. Her sentiment is actually something I’ve seen quite a bit. We, we grown homeschool kids, you see we’re not allowed to speak on homeschooling unless we have homeschool kids of our own.
Because apparently having been a homeschool kid yourself isn’t enough.” Is Having Been a Homeschool Kid Really Not Enough? – Love, Joy, Feminism


“Women’s sports tend to be less well-funded than men’s. We tend to have a lower profile. We don’t get tens of thousands of people watching us play. We rarely get the fancy sponsorship. We rarely get to play as a profession- we fit our training around our day jobs instead.
And we play, even though we don’t get paid, and even though we don’t get acknowledged or taken seriously. When you watch women’s sports, you’re not watching people who are in it for the adulation and the glory. You’re watching people who live and breathe their game, who love it and dedicate themselves to it despite the fact that hardly anyone outside their circles gives a rat’s ass about what they’re doing.
But, y’know, if you’d rather watch a bunch of overpaid guys run around the place.. be my guest.” Women’s Sports are Boring – Consider the Tea Cosy

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say – Women You Should Know

“In debate libertarians argue that their ideology is based on freedom, all they want is to be free of government interference. After all, liberty is so important to them they put it in their name. But how can anyone disagree with that? Do social democrats hate liberty? What I have found is that in the debates between left and right, people are arguing past each other rather than with each other. So the left does believe in freedom, but they just view it differently. In this sense there are two types of freedom. There is negative liberty or freedom from, which is the main principle advocated by the right and there is positive liberty orfreedom to, which is the main principle advocated by the left.” The Two Types of Freedom – Robert Nielsen

Beauty & Body Image

“Age is a weapon society uses against women. Each year that you gain comfort in your own flesh, your flesh is seen as worth less. Thirty, like 40 or 50, is a demarcation line, but a particularly loaded one. Cross it, says the world, and you leave the trifling-but-addictive privileges of girlhood behind. Invisibility this way, ma’am.” On Turning 30 – VICE

Loving Your Body 101: The 3 Questions of Positive Body Image – Beauty Redefined

“I see selfies as an important way to have more confidence, to get to know myself better, my moods, to capture moments that make me happy, to feel comfortable in my own skin, to share the joy of a great outfit or makeup. There are so many good things that selfies have been bringing to me since the invention of digital cameras, and I feel that they have helped me build a better body image.” Insight: Selfies and Positive Body Image – More of Me to Love

Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos on Facebook – Bust


“Just as parents need to let their children know that they love them even if they don’t always love what they do, we each need to learn to love ourselves unconditionally, even when we make mistakes or do things we’re not proud of.
It’s possible and important to accept ourselves, even when we’re less than pleased with our actions.” unconditional self-love – effervescence

Self-Care for Type A Productivity Monsters Like Myself – Everyday Feminism

We can not live in spite of ourselves. We cannot force ourselves to show up and perform without leading directly to a state of burnout.
We must be tender stewards of our bodies, moving ourselves with purpose and pleasure as we tend to our own needs.” Tender Sustainability – Mara Glatzel

“Waiting to be the woman you know is just a layer beneath the one that’s visible to the world.” Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty and the In-between – Stratejoy


Ten Simple Steps: Fitting Paleo Into Your Busy Life – The Paleo Mom

How to Ensure Your Final Years Are Good Ones – Mark’s Daily Apple

Breakthrough Science: Curing “Incurable” Diseases by Terry Walsh MD – Sara Gottfried MD


Guest Post, Against All Grain: Paleo Breakfast Cookies – Paleo Parents

Raspberry Chocolate Cream Tart – Mummy Made It

Coconut Caramel Candy – My Heart Beets

Raspberry Coconut Panna Cotta – Phoenix Helix

Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins – Cook Eat Paleo

Grain-Free: Crunchy Almond, Sesame & Coconut Granola – Neo-Homesteading

Salted Caramel Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding – PaleOMG

Paleo White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake – Hannah’s Healthy Heaven

Avocado Chocolate Cookies – Thank Your Body

Seven-Layer Bars Dessert – Against All Grain

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