Link Love (2015-04-18)

Thought-provoking

“Enlightened, I’m off to stick my finger in the ground, eat some liquorice, keep my hair well clear of post-boxes and give all expanses of open water a wide berth. Just to be on the safe side. If I make it, I’ll see you again next time.” The 10 funniest Danish expressions and how to use them – Telegraph

How to Nourish Your Creativity: 16 Creatives Share Their Tips – Becoming Who You Are

“It’s not the mechanics of sex that should be talked about, but how to view erotic media critically – asking questions such as whose idea was this scene? What’s the real life relationship between the actors? Is the dialogue scripted or improvised? How much variety is available in the body types that are depicted, and how do these compare with the bodies we see in every day life? Is there any difference in the way male and female bodies are filmed? Are there any stereotypes or tropes recognisable from advertising, TV or other entertainment media? Who is the presumed or intended audience?” Teaching porn in schools – Pandora Blake

Religion

“I struggled with fear of demons my entire childhood. I would lay awake in bed with my eyes clenched shut, afraid that if I opened them I would see a demon at the foot of my bed—demons, after all, could make themselves visible to the human eye if they so chose. I was afraid I would invite a demon to attack me by thinking the wrong thoughts, and fearfully tried to keep my mind away from anything that might seem like an invitation.” When Demons Are Real – Love, Joy, Feminism

The Haircut that Left God on the Salon Floor – Ex-Communications

Equality

Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black – MadameNoire

“It isn’t credible, she concludes. And the tendency to choose not to listen to women’s stories in print, even when they’re fictional, doesn’t have a lot to do with literary taste — just like the insistence on only watching men’s athletics, when you get down to it, doesn’t have a whole lot to do with the quality of the game, as eschewers of the WNBA so often claim. It’s about trusting women’s words and ideas, and being able to empathize with people who don’t look or live exactly the way you do. It’s about humanity, about recognizing that everyone’s story is important and worth listening to.
We could do that. We could decide, as a culture, that all stories matter, and that a life in which we only listen to the stories told by a tiny slice of society is impoverished and wasted. Or, I guess, we could read A Farewell to Arms yet again.” Why don’t men read books by women? – Feministing

Let’s Talk About the Reality of the “Men’s Rights” Argument – Everyday Feminism

“Notch argued that forcing people to choose between a male and female default would insert decisions about gender into a game “where gender doesn’t even exist.” This might actually be a good argument, if Steve wasn’t obviously male. Notch and the rest of the Mojang team could have created an actually gender neutral character, complete with a gender neutral name. This wouldn’t be that difficult, really. They could name it Casey or Alex or Jordan, do away with the five o’clock shadow, tweak the clothing and hair slightly, and they’d be good to go.” Steve Is a Man: On Minecraft and Gender – Love, Joy, Feminism

Google exec called out for interrupting woman while talking about diversity – Feministing

Inspirational

“Self-love is about love of your self, and that includes all of your self, all of the time, everywhere you go, because there is never a moment when you are not in your self, even when pretending to be someone else.” selfhood isn’t selfish – Justine Musk

A 28-Step Guide to Falling in Love With Your Messy Life – Lexi Herrick – Huffington Post

“Let’s face it – everyone has their own definition of shit – what may be my worst nightmare may be just something you do in your day-to-day life.
And that’s the way it should be, because we’re all different. (Judging people based on whether their shit compare to your shit isn’t ok, though).
Having things you can do to deal with the shit helps. It helps us get through situations that really suck, and builds our internal resilience.
So, today I’m sharing things that can buffer situations that suck, and ways to look after yourself in the process.” 10 ways to make doing things that really suck, suck less – That Hummingbird Life

Loving My Body: An Act of Resistance – Grace Quantock

Health

Top Foods That Cronic Pain Sufferers Need to Avoid – Healthy Holistic Living

“In summary:

  • People with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) have less diversity in the population of organisms in their gut than healthy people, and they lack particular types of of bacteria:  specifically, Akkermansia and Ruminococcus.
  • People with psoriasis also have reduced diversity in their intestinal microbiome, and the reduction follows a pattern, with maximum variety in healthy people, reduced flora in people with psoriasis alone, and even further reduced diversity in people who, like Matthew, have psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”
    The New Astronomy of the Human Gut: Mapping the signature constellations of our microbiome – petra8paleo

Make Cooking Your (Next) Hobby – This Sydney Life

“Observational studies have linked gluten intolerance with a shockingly diverse range of symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (6)
  • Fibromyalgia (7)
  • Dermatitis and other skin conditions (8)
  • Multiple sclerosis (9)
  • Peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, and other neurological disorders (10)
  • Schizophrenia (11)
  • Depression (12)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (13)
  • Ataxia (14)
  • Type 1 diabetes (15)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (16)
  • Ménière disease (17)
  • Endometriosis (18)
  • Insulin resistance and inflammation (19)

I could go on, but I think you get the point. If the authors of the “gluten intolerance is fake” articles had spent even five minutes examining the research, they would have seen numerous papers supporting the existence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” When Gluten-Free Is Not a Fad – Chris Kresser

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Eat Before Bed – Primal Docs

“What came to my mind in this course was the challenges and resistance we have for yoga and some yoga poses. If you have tried yoga you probably know what I´m talking about. I also have resistance even though I have done my daily yoga practice for years and also have been a yoga teacher for years. Some people may think being a teacher, that kind of challenges are gone, but at least for me I´m still learning and discovering things about myself all the time. Thank god for that, life would be very boring otherwise.” Do you find some yoga poses challenging? – Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain

Proven Benefits of Meditation to Your Brain, Mind and Body – Bulletproof Executive

“A new study found no connection between hip width and efficient locomotion, and suggests that scientists have long approached the problem in the wrong way. “This idea, that pelvic width for birth and pelvic width for locomotion are connected, is deeply ingrained in this discipline,” said the first author of the study. “Everyone thinks they know this is true…but it’s wrong, and it’s wrong for two reasons. First, the way we had modeled the forces involved didn’t make sense. Second, we found that you can’t predict, from the width of the pelvis, how much energy someone is using, so we’ve been looking at this biomechanical problem entirely wrong.” Evolution of childbirth: Wider hips don’t make locomotion easier, so why is labor so hard? – ScienceDaily

Betaine HCL for Increasing Stomach Acide Naturally – Wellness Mama

Recipes

AIP Cinnamon Rolls – Adventures in Partaking

Paleo Gingersnaps… made with cassava flour! – Gutsy By Nature

Plantain Tortillas (AIP, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan, Delicious) – Fresh Tart

Fleur de Sel Caramel Cups w/Coconut Whipped Cream (AIP, 21DSD) – Grazed and Enthused

Snickerdoodles – He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Blueberry-Lemon Bars – The Spunky Coconut

Crispy Dill Fried Fish – Autoimmune Paleo

Autoimmune Paleo Colombian-Style Arepas (seriously authentic!)  – The Curious Coconut

Copycat Gingerberry Kombucha Recipe – The Roasted Root

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Creamy Maple Frosting (AIP/Paleo) – Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing a link to my post Rebekka 🙂

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