Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Link Love (2014-11-29)

Religion ““Oh, but if you only realized that we see ourselves just as needy and flawed as you!” No, that does not make it better. The problem isn’t that I think you think you’re better than me. The problem is that you think so lowly of both of us. This really isn’t healthy. You’ve been …

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Link Love (2014-11-25)

Thought-provoking Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? – TED “I see the words “I know he would never hit me/physically harm me” in a lot of letters I get. Far more than I could ever, ever, ever answer or publish. Those words break my heart, every time, because the people who write them are offering …

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Link Love (2014-11-22)

Thought-provoking Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic – Everyday Feminism “One of the reasons why disclosing in phases can be a benefit is that not only does it give the other person a chance to get to know you as an individual rather than a label, but it also helps you find out more about what kind …

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Link Love (2014-11-18)

Thought-provoking “Simply put, fast food is frequently more cost-effective for low-income people. Elaine Livas, who runs Project SHARE, a food pantry in Carlisle, PA, says that “low-income families might know milk is better for their kids, but when it comes to filling a hungry stomach, a cheaper high-calorie option can look pretty good.” Furthermore, low-income people …

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November Twitterature

Welcome to the latest instalment of Twitterature, as always linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult: Like all of her brilliant novels – tangle with the more difficult questions. Who’s got the right to forgive? Can murder ever be justice? Or mercy? #Recommended (Full Review) Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others …

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Link Love (2014-11-15)

Thought-provoking There’s a Danish Town Overrun with Giant Oysters – MUNCHIES “Books, games, movies, and our own experiences are a chance to do one of two things: temporarily escape our own existences, or get inspired to improve ourselves in real life.” Don’t Escape. Get Inspired. – Nerd Fitness 10 Foreign Words We Need in English …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – like all of her brilliant novels – tangle with the more difficult questions. Who’s got the right to forgive? Can murder ever be justice? Or mercy? You will ask me, after this, why I didn’t tell you this before. It is because I know how powerful a story can be. …

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Link Love (2014-11-08)

Thought-provoking “And I was off thinking: How funny that we can’t bring ourselves to tell our children the most fundamental truth about sex, that most of the time we have sex, we have it for pleasure.” What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is About Pleasure? – The Pacific Standard The Power of Knowledge …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Primal Connection by Mark Sisson

Lately I’ve been digging deeper into health looking beyond just diet, and instead embracing the importance of all aspects of our lifestyle. The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness by Mark Sisson is the best guide I’ve found so far to get started on this. While there’s still plenty of things to …

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Link Love (2014-11-01)

Equality “Everybody loves this Stolen Bike analogy, but it has two fatal flaws. First, a bike is property theft, not a bodily assault. A better (but equally imperfect) analogy would be getting beat up and robbed while intoxicated; do you deserve that treatment because you were physically unable to prevent it from happening? But even …

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