Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Link Love (2016-02-27)

Equality “Savita Halappanavar died three years ago today. She died of septicaemia. She died from a drawn-out miscarriage that went untreated too long. She died after spending a week in hospital. Savita may have died of blood poisoning, but she was killed by the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution. Two decades of Irish governments …

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Link Love (2016-02-23)

Thought-provoking “Introverts and extroverts actually respond differently to a chemical released in the brain called dopamine. When dopamine floods the brain, we become more talkative, alert to our surroundings, and driven to take risks and explore our environment. Dopamine gives us good feelings when we seek external rewards like money, social status, career accomplishments, relationships, …

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Link Love (2016-02-20)

Equality 9 Ways We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible – Everyday Feminism “When Helen Linehan found out in 2004 that there was something fatally wrong with the 11-week-old foetus she was carrying, she was advised to have an immediate termination, because doctors knew there was no chance that the baby …

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Link Love (2016-02-16)

Thought-provoking The Frugal Magic of Substitution – and 25 Ways to Make the Magic Happen – The Simple Dollar “You are perceptive when you note that he is treating you like a certain value of girlfriend – slotting you in as “automatic social plus one” and “unquestioning absorber my emotional stuff at the end of …

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February 2016 Quick Reviews

Still catching up from missing the quick reviews for December 2015 – I’ve been reading so much lately, it’s hard to keep up. Reviews Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup: Very average book on finances and budgeting – but with a massive serving of Christianity. If I had known, …

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Link Love (2016-02-13)

Thought-provoking Knitting History 101 – Knitty “I came out as INTJ because the amateur test administrator incorrectly told us to answer the questions based on what we usually do, instead of our natural preference. This skewed my result, but it also made me realize that when it comes to making and executing plans, I’ve come a long …

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Link Love (2016-02-09)

Thought-provoking 6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People – Entrepreneur “Authenticity, at its core, is being your true, honest self. It’s being comfortable not just with who you truly are – which isn’t necessarily the same as who you think you are – but also being willing to be that person to the best of your ability. The …

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Link Love (2016-02-06)

Thought-provoking An Emotional Balance Sheet Can Guide Hard-to-Quantify Financial Choices – NY Times “We are not facing a future without work. We are facing a future without jobs. There is a huge difference between the two, and we must start seeing the difference, and making the difference more clear to each other. A job is …

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Link Love (2016-02-02)

Religion “Common threads run through the stories: authoritarian settings where rule-following and obedience reign supreme; counseling techniques that emphasize victims’ own culpability; male leaders with few checks on their power; and, in the eyes of many Christians including Tchividjian, a perversion of the Bible to justify all three. “When you have this motley group of …

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