Link Love (2014-09-13)


Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis – TED

“This suggests that the ways we learn are more similar than different. Some people might be better at learning certain types of things than others, but given a particular subject, science hasn’t different ways of learning it that are consistently better for some people but not others.” Seven Principles of Learning Better from Cognitive Science – Scott H Young

Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking – TED

The last piece of advice for you: build a morning routine around something you’re looking forward to doing.  I used to love my quiet nights spent yelling into my computer or at my TV playing games, but now I honestly look forward to my quiet mornings, waking up with the sun, and going through my full morning routine in a silent house.” How to Become a Morning Person – NerdFitness

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren’t – Life Hacker

“Back when Trayvon Martin was ion the front pages, there was much discussion of previous suspensions for marijuana use. But does marijuana use warrant the death sentence? Was Zimmerman allowed to kill Trayvon because Trayvon had been suspended from school and smoked pot? Trayvon didn’t have a gun, he was out to buy iced tea and skittles. But do you have any idea how many people defended Zimmerman on the basis of Trayvon’s suspensions and pot smoking, and even talked about how Zimmerman had bettered the world by getting rid of one more “thug”?
So many times we are told that the person killed—whether Trayvon or Mike Brown or one of the many others—was a “thug.” They smoked pot, they had a criminal record, and so forth, as though these things somehow justify extrajudicial murders.” What’s a Death Sentence in the Grand Old USA – Love, Joy, Feminism


“There were so many things my nan never knew about me. I couldn’t tell her. She wouldn’t have understood. She would have worried about me endlessly. My meaning and her understandings would have been too different. So I never told her that I was queer, or that I didn’t believe in the religion that she built her life around. My meanings- that here is how my heart is made, that here is where my love of understanding and truth took me- would not have been what she heard. That disconnect, and how much I know it would have hurt her to hear those things, kept me from ever sharing them with her. I couldn’t inflict that worry on someone I love so much. That tears me inside.” When My Nan Died: Religion, Closets and Love – Consider the Tea Cosy

“This is one of the very biggest things about Christianity that bothers me: the selfishness it inspires.  People believe that when things work out well for them, god has smiled on them, god has granted them favor because they are worthy.  The problem with this thinking is that, logically, it would follow that when things don’t work out well for people, god has deemed them unworthy.  So this God of Goodness plays favorites.  Or at least he plays head games.” Guest Post: No Thanks to God by Lisa Morguess – Raising Kids Without Religion


“Everywhere, girls come to expect male violence. That double-digit gaps exist, particularly in develop nations, only illustrates more profound inequities. We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is “normal.” Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it. It’s why we are told develop “buddy systems,” carry “rape whistles,” “don’t wear ponytails,” and more fundamentally useless advice.” Stop Minimizing the Costs of Teaching Girls to “Stay Safe” – Soraya Chemaly – Huffington Post

What I Learned After Taking a Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping – Babble

“The implications of this are horrifying. It has sent a clear message to women in Ireland that if you are suicidal and seek an abortion which you are constitutionally entitled to, you run the risk of medical practitioners compelling you to wait until the foetus is viable and then having a c-section forcibly performed on you. This woman was in a very vulnerable position given the multiple traumas she had endured. It is the stuff of nightmares. There are other women who are suicidal as a result of pregnancy and access abortion services because they have the means and support to travel. Some contact Women on Web and some contract the Abortion Support Network. Some will borrow money from friends. Those who don’t have internet or phone access to make appointments or ability to leave the country, or money to pay, and will take other steps. Some will borrow from money-lenders, others might throw themselves down stairs. But those who are pregnant and suicidal will not go to these panels, the risk is too great.” To them, we are nothing but vessels – Feminist Ire

4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture – Everyday Feminism

Beauty & Body Image

Why We’ve Learned to Hate Our Bodies – Everyday Feminism

“Overall, my biggest “issue” is my all-or-nothing attitude. Too often, I overwhelm myself by planning out how I’m going to do something, so it will be “perfect,” and then have an anxiety attack at the last minute because it’s not. Of course it’s not! Then, I go to the opposite extreme and give up (I have done this with diets, and shopping “bans”).” Outfit / Most of All Have Fun – Gretchen’s Closet

Because You’re Worth It: Masstige and Beauty Bargains – The Beheld


“I’ve always been a pretty sensitive person.
I’m one of those people where if someone I’m living with comes home upset or stressed I’ll know it the second they walk in the door — even if I never even saw them. If the people I’m coming to visit are upset or depressed, I will know the second I walk in the door. If someone around me expressing their stress verbally (even if it’s not at all directed at me), my body feels all shaken and it’s very challenging for me to focus on any task.” How to Be Happy When Other People Are Draining You – Jennifer Twardowski

Are you engaging in self-inflicted negativity? – Stardust

“Sweet, worried, young Danielle,
It’s safe to dream.
You can take care of what is important to you.
You can handle whatever comes your way.
There is no achievement and no failure you can make that will ever affect your intrinsic value as a human being.
You are smart and resilient and with a lot of faith and a whole lotta hustle there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
You’ve always figured it out and you always will.
There has never been a situation you haven’t figured it out, so why would this moment be any different?” Notes to My Younger Self – Danielle Dowling

11 Morning Rituals that Can Change Your Life – Bembu

“You cannot love someone you don’t know. In the end, that’s why so many people in our society don’t love themselves, or each other. Not because they don’t try, but because they don’t know themselves.
Once you find who you are—who you really are—self-love is not an option. And neither is unconditional human love, for that matter, because once you find that spark of magic inside of you that makes your heart beat, you find that magic in all of us.” Mind Over Melodrama: 5 Lessons on Self-Awareness and Healing – Tiny Buddha

How to Feel Your Feelings – Christie Inge


Everything You Need to Know About Sleep – Nerd Fitness

“What if depression isn’t caused by a “chemical imbalance” after all? More specifically, what if depression itself is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying problem?
That is exactly what the most recent research on depression is telling us. A new theory called the “Immune Cytokine Model of Depression” holds that depression is not a disease itself, but instead a “multifaceted sign of chronic immune system activation.” (3)
To put it plainly: depression may be a symptom of chronic inflammation.” Is Depression a Disease or a Symptom of Inflammation – Chris Kresser

Would Grok Work Overtime – Mark Sisson

Gut Bacteria May Influence Eating Habits, Study Finds – TIME

The Truth About “Homeopathic” Medicine – Tim Ferriss


Spicy Salmon with Heirloom Tomato Salsa – Once A Month Meals

Italian Vinaigrette – Simple Healthy Home

Ranch Dressing – The Gingered Nectarine

Guest Post: Grain-free Flatbread with Balsamic Basil Pesto – Against All Grain

Homemade “Nutella” – The Coconut Mama

Paleo Samosa – My Heart Beets

Grain Free Chocolate Crepes – Life Made Full

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars – Delicious Obsessions

Salted Caramel Almond Butter – Honey & Figs

Danish Ribbensteg (Crispy Skin Pork Roast) Recipe – Paleo Hacks


  1. Thank you for the link love! Looking forward to getting stuck into the rest of this list! xx


    • As always, you are more than welcome, hope you enjoyed some of the other links!


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