Link Love (2014-09-20)

Thought-provoking

Yes, I am neurotic. Thank you for noticing – The Bloggess

“But under this new vow, I was shocked at how often I lied to people about little things, unimportant items that I easily could have been truthful about. It’s almost like I had a reflex to lie only about things I had no reason to lie about. Stamping this out was primarily logistical, like learning a new language. It wasn’t ethically challenging but more like focusing on conjugating verbs properly in Italian or French.” Two Years To No Lies – Medium

7 Essential Tricks to Make New Habits Stick – Danielle Dowling

“It’s part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought and perspective you can learn to rein in your self-conscious paranoia and better express your true self.” Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think – Life Hacker

The Art of Strategic Laziness – Tim Ferriss

“In a short-sighted way, it makes sense. Boys tend to be early adopters, after all, and show more overt interest in tech and gear. Boys are more likely to go into STEM fields than girls. But this is not only at a time when women were actively discouraged from “male” pursuits, it created a classic catch-22. Girls are presumed to not play games, therefore games are designed for and marketed towards boys; the marketing tells girls that this isn’t for them, therefore they don’t take part, confirming that girls don’t play games. Of course, this focus on a single demographic necessitated tunnel vision that ignored the glaringly obvious: that women were out there, that women played games and would do so in droves when given the opportunity. Myst famously outsold Doom  – released in the same year – and had a dominant female player base. The Sims – another incredibly successful franchise – has long held an incredibly sizable female audience. But all eyes were focused on “guy” games – first-person shooters, flight sims, etc. which continued to dominate the discourse and definition of “what is a gamer”.” The End of Gatekeeping: The Extinction Burst of Gaming Culture – Paging Dr NerdLove

Equality

“A young woman takes naked pictures of herself and texts or emails them to a lover, or keeps them for her own amusement. There is nothing wrong with this.
There is, however, something very wrong with anyone who seeks to exploit or humiliate that woman by violating her trust and/or basic right to privacy by splashing those images online.
Equality begins with a woman’s ability to have control over her own body (….including naked representations thereof).” thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence’s photos hacked + leaked online – Justine Musk

6 Things White Parents Can do to Raise Racially Conscious Children – Everyday Feminism

“Perhaps unsurprisingly critical feedback was doled out in a much higher ratio to women: 58.9% of men’s reviews contained critical feedback, while an overwhelming 87.9% of the reviews received by women did.
Not only did women receive more criticism in their performance reviews, it was less constructive and more personal.” The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews – Fast Company

Inspirational

“Hatred is a normal human emotion and, like all emotions, is just a signal. It is similar to judgment in that it is showing us, every single time, where our own inner work of acceptance is and where we have pieces of ourselves that we are hiding or rejecting. The qualities that we hate in another, or in ourselves, are the very qualities that we need to reclaim and integrate into our lives.” Self hate is the path to self love – Christie Inge

The Dark Secret of The Chronically Ill: Clutter and Mess! – Rest Ministries

“In their book they suggest holding “the critical self with kindness, recognizing that it comes from being threatened or hurt in the past.” For instance, maybe the younger you is just trying to be protective, so you don’t receive the same cruel comments and feel so bad today.
Instead of fighting your inner critic, consider working with it. In fact, talk to it. The authors suggest connecting with the fear underlying your inner critic (going only as deep as you feel comfortable).” A Unique Way to Approach Your Inner Critic – Weightless

Health

Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-Fat Dogma in Favor of Low-Carb High Fat Nutrition – Health Impact News

The truth about “gluten snobs” – Salon

Low-Salt Diets May Pose Health Risks, Study Finds – WSJ

How to Store Fresh Produce – Real Food Real Deals

Recipes

Teriyaki Sauce – Strictly Paleo

Coconut Butter Buttons – The Coconut Mama

Beet Kvass: Your Daily Health Shot – Laura Green Psychology

Sweet and Sour Paleo Meatballs – Gutsy By Nature

Grain-Free Rolls – Against All Grain

Coconut Caramel Fudge – Merit + Fork

The Paleo Approach Cookbook Preview: Barbecue Sauce – The Paleo Mom

Primal Fuel Bars – Mark’s Daily Apple

Fresh Ginger Syrup – David Lebovitz

Basil Pesto (AIP) – The Primordial Table

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