Link Love (2016-11-19)

U.S. Election

We all need to do this: Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry- Southern Poverty Law Center

“But at the time people don’t realize they’re embarking on a route that will lead to a destruction period. They think they’re right, they’re cheered on by jeering angry mobs, their critics are mocked. This cycle, the one we saw for example from the Treaty of Versaille, to the rise of Hitler, to the Second World War, appears to be happening again. But as with before, most people cannot see it because:

1. They are only looking at the present, not the past or future

2. They are only looking immediately around them, not at how events connect globally

3. Most people don’t read, think, challenge or hear opposing views”
History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit and Trump – Huffington Post

The Audacity of Hopelessness – The New York Times

“And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate. Men who have no right to call themselves that and who think that women who aspire to more than looking hot are shrill, ugly, and otherwise worthy of our scorn rather than our admiration struck a blow for misogynistic shitheads everywhere. Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” who’s going to “shake things up.” (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?) For the next four years, the President of the United States, the same office held by Washington and Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., J.F.K. and Barack Obama, will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him (and those numbers will be legion). We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world.” After Donald Trump Was Elected President , Aaron Sorkin Wrote This Letter to His Daughter – Vanity Fair

The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists – TIME

“But Trump is anything but a regular politician and this has been anything but a regular election. Trump will be only the fourth candidate in history and the second in more than a century to win the presidency after losing the popular vote. He is also probably the first candidate in history to win the presidency despite having been shown repeatedly by the national media to be a chronic liar, sexual predator, serial tax-avoider, and race-baiter who has attracted the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. Most important, Trump is the first candidate in memory who ran not for president but for autocrat—and won.” Autocracy: Rules for Survival by Masha Gessen – The New York Review of Books

The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016 – The Nation

Beauty & Body Image

Cheap Clothes are Too Expensive: Buy Quality Instead – LifeHacker

“And no, I’m not. Violence, assault, intimidation: Yes, of course those happen to women in public spaces, all the time, every day. Anti-harassment campaigns like Hollaback are correct in focusing their efforts on these aspects of street harassment; they’re a more concrete threat than mere annoyance. But fear of violence is not why I seize up when I sense that the man walking toward me is about to say something. In fact, that seizing isn’t usually about fear at all, but about weariness. Weariness about the fact that even if—let’s hand out the benefit of the doubt here—men who say things to me, and to you, really do just like the color of our scarves, there’s still a presumption that we want to know about it. And I do want to know, sure, and I delight in hearing a compliment from a female stranger on the street, or from a friend of any sex. But the compliment as undercover catcall—even if it is offered in genuine kindness—shows a presumption that men and women share the streets in the same way, when we don’t. A well-meaning man might issue this kind of utterance as a genuine attempt at friendliness (“Do they think they’re our girlfriends?”) but it reveals that he has no idea that I’ve heard those words before, or words like them, and that they’ve been used not as a compliment about my dress but about the flesh that’s underneath and what should be done to it.” Compliments, Catcalls, and Weariness – The Beheld

Fashion’s Gaze Turned to Joan Didion in 2015 – The New York Times

“My wardrobe has evolved over time.  I find that the more I know about my style and what suits me, the colours, the shapes, the contrast, the patterns, the scale, the fabrics and textures.  Knowing all these details make it so much easier to shop for the pieces that I’ll wear, will go with what I already own, and work for my lifestyle.  Knowing and really understanding your personal style and colour really do make it much faster and easier over time which is why I work with my personal clients and have also developed 7 Steps to Style so that you too can make your wardrobing process easier and quicker (plus save you money for the rest of your life as you stop buying the wrong garments and focus on what works for you).
This means I cut down on the time it takes to get dressed each day as the colours in my wardrobe easily mix and match.  I know when I’m shopping what my wardrobe holes are, and what I’m keeping my eyes out for to fill those holes, so when I spy those shoes that fill that hole, I get them, knowing that they will be a great workhorse.  That way I have a co-ordinated wardrobe with shoesand accessories all ready to go (you too can create some easy co-ordination with your own beauty bundles).” Time Management and Style – Inside Out Style

Compassion for an Acceptance of Others – Already Pretty

Chronic Illness & Pain

Why I Do Yoga for Chronic Illness – Aroga Yoga

Nick Zavoda knows the ups and downs of autoimmunity well. Even after the AIP helped him regain his health, knee surgery sent him into a flare and required him to rethink his relationship with medication, his doctors and his body. With multiple autoimmune diseases, Nick’s story mirrors so many of ours — seemingly unrelated symptoms and months of doctors visits before reaching a diagnosis. But thanks to the AIP community and his diligent research, Nick is now back in the driver’s seat.” AIP Stories of Recovery – January 2016 – Autoimmune Paleo

A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness – Psychology Today

“Being sick isn’t as glamorous as they make it out to be in the movies. And unlike cancer perks, there are no “chronic illness perks.” Except maybe those really good lollipops at the doctor’s office. Those are definitely a perk.
The worst part about being chronically sick isn’t the physical pain, it’s the emotional pain that goes along with it. You reach a point where you can’t hold back the tears any longer and suddenly you’re breaking down in the middle of a doctor’s office. You think you can escape the emotional torture; your disease is purely physical, right?” What It’s Really Like to Be Chronically Ill – Thought Catalog

Fibromyalgia Disrupts Sleep: Could L-Theanine Help You? – February Stars


The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking – Serious Eats

“Recipes are other people’s code
When sites like Google Code, BitBucket, and GitHub became a reality, learning to code got dramatically easier for me. I learn best by seeing something work, and then reverse engineering it. It’s actually the only way I learn with any efficiency.
Sites like Yummly have quickly become my GitHub for cooking. I can download and run a recipe, see the results, and in the process of executing the recipe code, I learn how each part works.
And like GitHub, you can copy and paste code, but you learn a lot more if you examine it, break it down, and then rebuild. Along the way you learn skills, syntaxes, and concepts that allow you to bend it to your will.” Kitchen coding – Brett Terpstra

Candied Lemon Peel – Luna Cafe

“In 18th century England, tea smuggling was a thriving enterprise. Steep taxes on tea made it unaffordable to the ordinary farm hand and factory worker, who craved a cuppa as much as an aristocrat did. A number of smuggling networks offered them a steady and cheap supply of tea. And the group that dominated the southern part of England was the notorious Hawkhurst Gang.” Cuppa Thugs: These Brutal Smugglers Ran an 18th Century Tea Cartel – The Salt

These Ingredients Are Unexpectedly Great When Roasted Bon Appetit


Probiotic Paleo Apple Butter – Fermented Food Lab

Slow Roasted Salmon with Herbed Yogurt (AIP, Paleo, low FODMAP, Whole 30) – Sweet Treats

Paleo Waffle Recipe – Hard workin mommie

Teriyaki Sauce – (Paleo, AIP) – Eat Heal Thrive

Fluffernutter Chocolate Cups – Our Paleo Life

Crispy Sweet Potato Oven Fries – Gutsy by Nature

Old & New on the Blog

Quick Reviews November 2016

Thoughts on the U.S. Election + the Rise of Fascism

RIP Savita Halappanavar – Woman Dies in Ireland After Being Refused a Medically Necessary Abortion

Writer’s Wednesday: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult



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